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Ben Davies

  • Senior Lecturer in Business and Management
  • Email: b.davies2@bathspa.ac.uk
  • School or Department: CoLA - Bath Business School
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Academic qualifications

  • BA University of York
  • MSc University of Edinburgh
  • PhD University of Cambridge

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Member of the British Academy of Management
  • Member of the International Society for Environmental Ethics
  • Member of the International Society of Ecological Economics

Areas of expertise

  • The Green Economy
  • Sustainability and Globalisation
  • Business Ethics

PhD Research supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD research into various aspects of the green economy, particularly transitions to sustainable production and consumption systems, and business strategy and policy frameworks for helping to deliver these. I have a particular interest in food systems and issues in sustainable rural development, but I am open to supervising sustainability topics in other areas.

Topics

  • Developments in the circular economy, particularly challenges in scaling up
  • New business models, sustainable investment and funding platforms
  • Local and regional strategies
  • Consumer engagement with circular consumption models
  • Rural diversification.

Preferred methods

Mixed methods from a critical realist perspective. 

Research keywords

    Corporate Social Responsibility
    General Management
    Green Economy
    Strategic Management

Research and academic outputs

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Ecological economics: an introduction
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Edwards-Jones, G, Davies, B.B and Hussain, S (2000) Ecological economics: an introduction. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN 9780865427969


Q methodology
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Davies, B.B (2017) 'Q methodology.' In: Spash, C.L, ed. Routledge handbook of ecological economics: nature and society. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 331-340. ISBN 9781138931510


Sinks, sustainability, and conservation incentives
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Gimona, A, Polhill, G and Davies, B.B (2011) 'Sinks, sustainability, and conservation incentives.' In: Liu, J, Hull, V, Morzillo, A.T and Wiens, J.A, eds. Sources, sinks and sustainability. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 155-184. ISBN 9780521199476


Individualism, cooperation and conservation in Scottish farming communities
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Blackstock, K, Brown, K, Davies, B.B and Shannon, P (2006) 'Individualism, cooperation and conservation in Scottish farming communities.' In: Cheshire, L, Higgins, V and Lawrence, G, eds. Rural governance: international perspectives. Routledge, pp. 191-208. ISBN 9780415399593


Carrots, sticks, sermons or hugs? Designing co-ordinated policy measures for the uptake of environmental management options
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Davies, B.B (2006) 'Carrots, sticks, sermons or hugs? Designing co-ordinated policy measures for the uptake of environmental management options.' In: Gairns, L, Crighton, K and Jeffrey, B, eds. Managing rural diffuse pollution : agriculture and environment VI : proceedings of the SAC and SEPA biennial Conference, Edinburgh, UK, April 2006. SAC Environmental, Edinburgh, pp. 165-172. ISBN 1901322637


Shifting environmental perspectives in agriculture: repeated Q analysis and the stability of preference structures
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Davies, B.B and Hodge, I.D (2012) 'Shifting environmental perspectives in agriculture: repeated Q analysis and the stability of preference structures.' Ecological Economics, 83. pp. 51-57. ISSN 0921-8009


Exploring environmental perspectives in lowland agriculture: a Q methodology study in East Anglia, UK
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Davies, B.B and Hodge, I.D (2007) 'Exploring environmental perspectives in lowland agriculture: a Q methodology study in East Anglia, UK.' Ecological Economics, 61 (2-3). pp. 323-333. ISSN 0921-8009


Farmers’ preferences for new environmental policy instruments: determining the acceptability of cross compliance for biodiversity benefits
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Davies, B.B and Hodge, I.D (2006) 'Farmers’ preferences for new environmental policy instruments: determining the acceptability of cross compliance for biodiversity benefits.' Journal of Agricultural Economics, 57 (3). pp. 393-414. ISSN 1477-9552


'Recruitment', 'composition' and 'mandate' issues in deliberative processes: should we focus on arguments rather than individuals?
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Davies, B.B, Blackstock, K and Rauschmayer, F (2005) ''Recruitment', 'composition' and 'mandate' issues in deliberative processes: should we focus on arguments rather than individuals?' Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 23 (4). pp. 599-615. ISSN 1472-3425


The value of tourism expenditure related to the East of Scotland bottlenose dolphin population: final report
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Davies, B.B, Pita, C, Lusseau, D and Hunter, C (2010) The value of tourism expenditure related to the East of Scotland bottlenose dolphin population: final report.


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