Dr David Wheeler - (Professor David Wheeler)
Qualifications & background
Roles on external bodies
UoP Research group membershipInstitute for Sustainability Solutions Research (ISSR)
Research Centre for Sustainable Leadership, Governance and Policy (SLGP)
Involvement with Energy Policy
Grants & contracts
Research Awards and Contracts 2010-2012
2011-12. Support for YouWin Entrepreneurship Education Initiative in Nigeria. Principle Investigator
£52,000 secured from the UK Department for International Development. Grant holder: ISSR and Plymouth Business School.
2012. Support for Entrepreneurship Education Research in Eastern Africa. Co-Principle Investigator.
£100,000 secured from the UK Department for International Development. Grant holder: ISSR and Plymouth Business School.
Research Awards and Contracts 2000-2009
2002-2003. The Sustainability of Canadian Business in the New Economy (‘Sustainable Canada’). Principal Investigator.
$40,000 secured from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council as a Development Grant under the Initiative on the New Economy preparatory to submission of a Collaborative Grant application in November 2002. Grant holder: Schulich School of Business.
2002-2003. Measuring the Business Value of Stakeholder Relationships. Co- Principal Investigator.
$135,000 secured from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants ($80,000) and three corporations ($55,000). Grant holder: Simon Fraser Business.
2003-2005. Organizational Leadership for Sustainability in Business, Government and Civil Society. Principal Investigator.
$135,800 secured from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Initiative on the New Economy; principal collaborators Professor Carolyn Egri of Simon Fraser University and Marie-France Turcotte of UQAM. Grant holder: Schulich School of Business.
2003-2004 The Role of Business in Development. Principal Investigator.
$30,000 secured from the Canadian International Development Agency. Grant holder: Schulich School of Business. $10,000 also secured from the MacLean Foundation.
2004-2007 A University-Union Research Alliance on Socially Responsible Investment of Pension Funds in the New Economy. Co-Investigator.
$35,000 of $900,000 secured from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Grant holder: University of Toronto. $35,000 allocated to York University.
2004 The Role of the Private Sector in Development. Supervisor of Commissioned Research.
$20,000 secured from the International Development Research Centre. Grant holder: Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability.
2004 Comparative Study of Canadian and UK Pension Fund Transparency Practices. Principal Investigator.
$25,000 secured from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. Grant holder: Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability.
2004 Sustainable Business Approaches for Solar Energy Enterprises in Developing Countries. Supervisor of Commissioned Research.
$25,000 secured from the International Finance Corporation. Grant holder: Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability.
2005-2006 Promoting Private Sector Participation in Water and Sanitation through local SMEs. Principle Investigator.
$65,000 secured from the International Finance Corporation. Grant holder: Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability.
2005-2006 Investment Climate and Business Environment Research. Principle Investigator.
$50,000 secured from the International Development Research Centre. Grant holder: Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability.
2005-2006 Managing a Network of Sustainable Finance Service Providers
$100,000 secured from the International Finance Corporation. Grant holder: Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability.
2005-2007 Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods and Grassroots Enterprise Development in Darfur and Southern Sudan .
$70,000 secured from the International Development Research Centre. Grantholder: Centre for Refugee Studies and Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability.
2006-2007 Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods and Grassroots Enterprise Development in Darfur and Southern Sudan.
$100,000 secured from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Grantholder: Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability and Centre for Refugee Studies.
2006-2007 Doing Business With the World
$50,000 secured from the World Business Council on Sustainable Development. Grantholder: Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University.
2007-2008 Growing Inclusive Markets Forum
$350,000 secured from the United Nations Development Program, the Canadian International Development Agency, the International Development Research Centre, the Mastercard Foundation and Barrick Gold to support an international conference on the role of the private sector in international development. Grantholder: Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University.
$39,000 secured from the Department of Energy, Government of Nova Scotia. Grantholder: Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University.
2009 A New Renewable Energy Strategy for Nova Scotia
$80,000 secured from the Department of Energy, Government of Nova Scotia. Grantholder: Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University.
Publications Books Wheeler D, Richardson ML and Bridges J (1989). Watershed 89 - The Future for Water Quality in Europe. Volume I. Pergamon, Oxford, 118p.
Wheeler D, Richardson ML and Bridges J (1989). Watershed 89 - The Future for Water Quality in Europe. Volume I. Pergamon, Oxford, 118p.
Wheeler D, Richardson ML and Bridges J (1989). Watershed 89 - The Future for Water Quality in Europe. Volume II. Pergamon, Oxford, 521p
Wheeler D and Sillanpää M (1997). The Stakeholder Corporation. A blueprint for maximising stakeholder value. Pitman, London. (GS 136+204) (UK+US)
Freeman E, Hart S L and Wheeler D (2007-2011). Business Value Creation and Society. Series Editors. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Seven Volumes.
Kurucz E, Colbert B and Wheeler D (forthcoming). Reconstructing Value: Leadership Skills for a Sustainable World. University of Toronto Press, Toronto. http://www.utppublishing.com/Reconstructing-Value-Leadership-Skills-for-a-Sustainable-World.html
Refereed Journal Articles 2010 - 2012
Adams M, Wheeler D and Woolston G (2011). A Participatory Approach to Sustainable Energy Strategy Development in a Carbon-Intensive Jurisdiction: Case of Nova Scotia. Energy Policy 39, 2550–2559.
McKague K,Wheeler D, Cash C, Comeault J and Ray E (2011). Guest Editorial for Special Issue on Growing Inclusive Markets. Journalof Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 5(1), 5-10.
Refereed Journal Articles 2000 - 2009
Boele R, Fabig H and Wheeler D (2001). Shell, Nigeria and the Ogoni. A study in unsustainable development: I. The story of Shell, Nigeria and the Ogoni People – environment, economy, relationships: conflict and prospects for resolution. Sustainable Development 9(2), 74-86. (GS41).
Boele R, Fabig H and Wheeler D (2001). Shell, Nigeria and the Ogoni. A study in unsustainable development: II – Corporate social responsibility and ‘stakeholder management’ versus a rights based approach to sustainable development. Sustainable Development 9(3), 121-135. (GS45).
Wheeler D, Boele R and Fabig H (2001). Shell, Nigeria and the Ogoni. A study in unsustainable development: III. Implications for Royal Dutch/Shell Strategy. Sustainable Development 9(4), 177-196. (GS14).
Wheeler D, Horvath D and Victor P (2001). Graduate Learning for Business and Sustainability. Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis, 27-29, 123-144. (GS4).
Wheeler D, Fabig H and Boele R (2002). Paradoxes and dilemmas for stakeholder responsive firms in the extractive sector. Lessons from the case of Shell and the Ogoni. Journal of Business Ethics 39 (3), 297-318. Judged Among Top 50 Management Articles in 2002 by Emerald Press Reviewers. (GS141).
Hartshorn J & Wheeler D (2002). Facilitating strategic business responses to sustainability. Prospects and challenges for professional service firms. Greener Management International 40, 107-119.
Wheeler D, Colbert B and Freeman R E (2003). Focusing on value: reconciling corporate social responsibility, sustainability and a stakeholder approach in a network world. Journal of General Management 28(3), 1-28. (GS119).
Wheeler D and Davies R (2005). Gaining goodwill: Developing stakeholder approaches to corporate governance. Journal of General Management 30(2), 51-74. (GS5).
Wheeler D, Zohar A and Hart S (2005). Educating senior executives in a novel strategic paradigm: Early experiences of the Sustainable Enterprise Academy. Business Strategy and the Environment 14(4), 172-185.
Wheeler D, McKague K, Thomson J, Davies R, Medalye J and Prada M (2005). Creating sustainable local enterprise networks. MIT Sloan Management Review 47(1), 33-40. (GS44).
Milevsky M, Aziz A, Goss A, Thomson, J and Wheeler D (2006). Cleaning a passive index. How to use portfolio optimization to satisfy CSR constraints. Journal of Portfolio Management Spring 2006, 110-118. (GS10).
McPhee W and Wheeler D (2006). Making the case for the added-value chain. Strategy & Leadership 34(4), 39-46. (GS19).
Roy M-A and Wheeler D (2006). A survey of micro-enterprise in urban West Africa. Drivers shaping the sector. Development in Practice 16(5), 452-464. (GS19).
Refereed Journal Articles 1990 - 1999
Balarajan R, Soni Raleigh V, Yuen P, Wheeler D, Machin D and Cartwright R, (1991). Health risks associated with bathing in sea water. British Medical Journal 303, 1444-1445. (GS53).
Moriñigo M A, Wheeler D, Berry C, Jones C, Muñoz M A, Cornax R and Borrego J J (1992). Evaluation of different bacteriophage groups as faecal indicators in contaminated natural waters in Southern England. Water Research, 267-271. (GS48).
Price M, Atkinson T C, Barker J A, Wheeler D and Monkhouse R A (1992). A tracer study of the danger posed to a chalk aquifer by contaminated highway run-off. In : Proc Institution of Civil Engineers, Water Maritime and Energy 96, March, 9-18. GS3.
Wheeler D and Alexander L M (1992). Assessing the health risks of sea bathing. J Inst Water and Environmental Management 6 (4), 459-467. GS1.
Wheeler D (1992). Environmental management as an opportunity for sustainability in business - economic forces as a constraint. Business Strategy and the Environment 1 (4), 37-40.
Wheeler D (1993). What is the future for product life cycle assessment? Integrated Environmental Management 20, 15-19.
Wheeler D (1993). Auditing for sustainability : philosophy and practice of The Body Shop International. Eco-management and Auditing 1(1), 10-16.
Wheeler D (1993). Two years of environmental reporting at The Body Shop. Integrated Environmental Management 23, 13-16.
Wheeler D (1993). Why ecological policy mst include human and animal welfare. Business Strategy and the Environment, 36-38.
Wheeler D (1994). Why retailers should take responsibility for post-consumer waste. Greener Management International 9, January 1995, 95-105.
Wheeler D and Sillanpää M (1998). Including the stakeholders: the business case. Long Range Planning 31 (2) 201-210. (GS99).
Refereed Journal Articles 1980 - 1989
Drury DF and Wheeler D (1982). Application of a Serratia marcescens bacteriophage as a new microbial tracer of aqueous environments. J Appl Bact 52 (20), 137-142.
Lloyd BJ, Wheeler DC and Baker T (1983). The evaluation and development of a treatment system for surface water. The Public Health Engineer 11 (4), 17-22.
Lloyd BJ, Wheeler D and Snook M (1985). A low cost portable water testing kit for developing countries. Wat Sci Tech 17, 1369-1370.
Lloyd BJ, Wheeler D and Pardon M (1985). A modular water treatment package for surface water in rural locations of developing countries incorporating novel design and operational features. Wat Sci Tech 17, 1367-1368.
Brown JM, Campbell EA, Rickards AD and Wheeler D (1987). Sewage pollution of bathing water. Lancet 330(8569) ii: 1208-1209. (GS19)
Wheeler D, Skilton HE and Carroll RF (1988). The use of bacteriophage as tracers of aerosols liberated by sludge suction appliances. J Appl Bact 65 (5), 377-386.
Skilton H and Wheeler D (1988). Bacteriophage tracer experiments in groundwater. J Appl Bact 65 (5), 387-396. (GS15).
Lloyd BJ, Wheeler DC and Pardon M (1989). The relationship between water-related disease and water quality with particular reference to urban water supply in a developing country. Water Sci & Tech 21, 579-591.
Wheeler D and Carroll RF (1989). The minimisation of microbiological hazards associated with latrine wastes. Water Sci & Tech 21 (3), 35-42.
Skilton HE and Wheeler D (1989). The application of bacteriophage as tracers of chalk aquifer systems. J Appl Bact 66 (6), 549-557.
Book Chapters, Parliamentary Inquiries and Cases 1980-2012
Wheeler D (1984). Exporting pollution : Someone else's backyard. In : Sci-TechReports (ed Turney), Pluto Press, London, UK.
Wheeler D (1987). The pollution of rivers and estuaries. Implications for public health andregulation. Third Report from the House of Commons Environment Committee Session1986-87. Pollution of Rivers andEstuaries Volume II. Appendix 38,439-447.
Wheeler D (1988). The microbiological benefits of gravelprefiltration. In : Developing World Water. Grosvenor Press International, Hong Kong,143-146.
Wheeler D, Bartram J and Lloyd BJ(1988). The removal of viruses byfiltration through sand. In : SlowSand Filtration (ed Graham, NJD). Ellis Horwood, Chichester, 207-229.
Lloyd BJ, Pardon M and Wheeler D (1988). The performance of slow sand filters inPeru. In : SlowSand Filtration (ed GrahamNJD). Ellis Horwood, Chichester,393-411.
Wheeler D (1990). The pollution of beaches by viruses. Report of the House of Commons SelectCommittee Inquiry into Pollution of Beaches, Volume 2, Appendix 11,24-39. HMSO, London.
Wheeler D (1991). Various contributions to : Croner's Environmental Management. London, UK.
Wheeler D (1992). Memorandum by The Body ShopInternational. In : A Community Eco-Audit Scheme. 12thReport of the Select Committee on the European Communities. House of Lords Paper 42. HMSO. London.
Wheeler D (1994). Auditing for sustainability : philosophy andpractice of The Body Shop International. In : Harrison L (ed), 1994. The McGraw-Hill Environmental AuditingHandbook : A Guide to Corporate and Environmental Risk Management. McGraw-Hill, New York.
Wheeler D (1994). Using effective communications to improveenvironmental performance. In : TaylorB, Hutchinson C, Pollack S and Tapper R (eds). Environmental Management Handbook. Pitman, London, 391-408.
Wheeler D(1996). Contabilita ambientale e socialecome perno della sostenibilita aziendale. In: Malaman R and Bartolomeo eds, 1996. La Strategia Ambientaled’Impresa. Tecnologia, organizzazione,marketing. 157-170. Milan, Ricerche del ComitateGiorgio Rota.
WheelerD and Sillanpää M (1997). Social auditing at The Body Shop International. In: Zadek, S, Pruzan P M and Evans R eds. Building Corporate Accountability: The emerging practice of socialand ethical accounting, auditing and reporting. London: EarthScan.
Mathews R, Samouel P and Wheeler D(1998). Supply Chain Alliances. In: ANew Vision for Business. Report of theCommittee of Inquiry. Available via www.business-impact.org.uk/bi2/cofi.
Wheeler D (1999). Ethical trading and its relationship tosocial audit and other ethical management systems. Memorandum. In : Sixth Report of the Trade andIndustry Committee, Session 1998-99 on Ethical Trading, 18-20. London: The Stationery Office.
Wheeler D (1999). Memorandum. In: Eleventh Report of of theHouse of Commons Environment Committee, Session 1998-99 on Reducing the Impactof Consumer Products II, 149. London: The Stationery Office.
Wheeler D (2000). Green consumerism and labelling: a retailer’sperspective. In: Ward H and Brack D,2000. Trade, Investment and the Environment, 83-87. London: Royal Institute of InternationalAffairs & Earthscan.
Wheeler D (2003). The successfulnavigation of uncertainty: Sustainability and the organization. In: Burke R & Cooper C (eds) Leading in Turbulent Times Oxford: Blackwell,182-207. (GS7)
Wheeler D andThomson J (2003). Thenew bottom line: energy and corporate ingenuity. In: Heintzman A & Solomon E (2003) Fuelingthe Future. How the battle over energyis changing everything. Toronto: Anansi Press, 242-293.
Wheeler D and Thomson J (2004). Brand barons and the business of food. In: Heintzman A & Solomon E(2004) Feeding the Future. From fat to famine. How to solve the world’s food crisis. Toronto: Anansi Press,194-235.
Wheeler D and Ng M (2004). Organisational innovation as a driver ofsustainable enterprise; Standardization as a potential constraint. In : Sharma S and Starik M (eds) Stakeholders, Environment and Society. New Perspectives in Research on Corporate Sustainability. Oxford: Edward Elgar, 185-211.
Wheeler D and Thomson J (2006).Business and sustainability:Implications for corporate governance theory and practice. In: Epstein MJ & Hanson KO (eds) The Accountable Corporation. Volume 1: Corporate Governance. Westport CT: Praeger (Greenwood), 243-270.
Wheeler D Thomson K and PerkinMA (2006). Sustainability, socialcapital and the Canadian ICT sector. Building Canadian Capacity: Sustainable Production and the Knowledge Economy. Vancouver: UBC Press, 83-111.
Wheeler D and Davies R (2007). Whycorporate governance rankings do not predict future value: Evidence fromToronto Stock Exchange listings 2002-2005. In Benn S & Dunphy D (2007). Corporate Governance and Sustainability: Challenges forTheory andPractice. London: Routledge.
Colbert BA, Kurucz EC andWheeler DC (2007). Building thesustainable organization. In: Burke Rand Cooper C eds, Building More EffectiveOrganizations. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge: UK, 310-333.
Rangan VK, Wheeler D and ComeaultJ (2007). Manila Water. Harvard Business School Case N9-508-004.
Kurucz E C, Colbert BA and Wheeler DC(2008). The business case for corporate social responsibility. In: Crane A, Matten D, Moon J, McWilliams Aand Siegel D eds, The Oxford Handbook of CSR. Oxford University Press. Oxford: UK, 83-112.
Abdelnour S, Badri B, Branzei O, McGrathS and Wheeler D (2008). Grassroots enterprise development in post-conflictSouthern Sudan and Darfur: Preliminary observations. In: Williams O ed Peace through commerce. Responsible corporate citizenship and theideals of the UN Global Compact. University of Notre Dame Press, Indiana US, 402-439.
FatemiA,.Fooladi I and Wheeler D (2009). The relative valuation of sociallyresponsible firms: An exploratory study; In: de Bettignies, H-C and Lepineux, F eds Finance for a Better World . The Shift Toward Sustainability. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke UK, 140-167.
Wheeler D and Tamlyn A (2009). Canadian business and the sustainabilitychallenge: Engagement and performance. In: Toner G & Meadowcroft J eds Innovation,Science, Environment. McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal, Canada, 131-155
Popular ArticlesWheeler D (1982). Sea fever - UK's polluted beaches. Science for People 52, 9-10.
Pardon M, Wheeler D and Lloyd B (1983). Process aids for slow sand filtration. Waterlines 2 (2), 24-28.
Wheeler D (2011). Residual Waste Ambitions. Croner’s Environment Magazine 44, 22.
Wheeler D (2012). Plymouth Argyle's New Style of Management Offers Hope for All. Editorial Western Morning News. January 16th 2012, 10.
Wheeler D (2012). Developing Leadership and Organisational Skills for an Unpredictable Globalised Economy. Viewpoint. In: CIPD (2012) Responsible and Sustainable Business: HR Leading the Way. London: CIPD, 15-16.
Wheeler D (2012). Solar Power is not the Klondyke. Croner’s Environment Magazine 46, 22
Wheeler D (2012). Time For Legal Counsel to Step Up to the Sustainability Plate. Croner’s Environment Magazine 47, 22
Reports & invited lectures
Refereed Conference Presentations and Proceedings
Drury DF and Wheeler D (1980). The use of a bacteriophage of Serratia marcescens as a tracer of water movements. In : Proc 5th Annual Microbiology Symposium. NWWA, Warrington, UK.
Wheeler D, Rechtman R, Boele R and Fabig H (2000). Shell, Nigeria and the Ogoni: A Study in Unsustainable Development III – Implications for Royal Dutch/Shell Group Strategy. Academy of Management, Toronto, August 2000.
Wheeler D (2011). Aligning public policy and financial signals with human and intellectual capital for sustainable development of the marine environment - the case of ocean renewable energy. Keynote Address. First International Conference on Marine and Maritime Affairs, Plymouth UK. April, 2011.
Wheeler D (2011). Management education for a stressed planet - What matters now. Keynote Address. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Montreal, Quebec. July, 2011.
Wheeler D (2011). Realizing social inclusive and sustainable enterprise. The Business of Social and Environmental Innovation Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. November, 2011.
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