About David

Professor Dr David Crowther




Founding editor, Social Responsibility Journal; Founder and President,

Social Responsibility Research Network (SRRNet); Editor, Emerald book series: Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility; Editor, Springer book series: Approaches to Global Sustainability, Markets, and Governance

Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK; Professor, London School of Commerce, UK; Chief Research Fellow, Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics; 

Visiting Professor experiences: 

 Suffolk University, USA

Nottingham University, UK

Shanghai University, China

Central University, Ghana

Kaunus University of Technology, Lithuania

 University of Seville, Spain

 Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Zagreb School of Economics & Management, Croatia

 Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal

 Ansted University, Malaysia

 Talinn Technical University, Estonia



David Crowther is expert in various fields: he is a specialist in sustainability and business governance, a games theoretician and a psychologist while also a qualified accountant who has worked as an accountant, systems specialist and general manager in local government, industry and commerce for 20 years. After a number of years in the financial services sector, including a spell as divisional managing director during which he set up and ran a credit card scheme, he decided to leave the business world and become an academic. In 1994 he joined Aston University and there obtained a PhD in 1999 for research into corporate social performance. In 2001 he became the first Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility in the world. He now holds various positions as Professor at De Montfort University, UK, London School of Commerce, UK and garden City University, India as well as positions at various other institutions. He gives advice as Chief Research Fellow at the Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics and has consulted extensively around the world.  

David has published more than 50 books and has also contributed several hundred articles to academic, business and professional journals and to edited book collections. He has also spoken widely at conferences and seminars worldwide and acted as a consultant to a wide range of government, professional and commercial organisations. He founded and is editor in chief of Social Responsibility Journal – the oldest and premier journal in the field. In 2002 he established the Social Responsibility Research Network, an international body which now has over 1000 members, together with associated international conference series, journals and books series. In 2010 he established the Organisation Governance Network and conference series.  He is listed in Who’s Who in the World and various other directories. His research focuses particularly on sustainability and governance with an emphasis on the relationship between corporate, economic, social and environmental performance.

He holds several lifetime achievement awards; has a page on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/davideacrowther and a Linkedin entry at https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-crowther-0461381/

He can be contacted at davideacrowther@aol.com or davideacrowther@gmail.com