Professor David Bruce Allen

Research Interests

Professor Allen’s main areas of research interest include business ethics, corporate social responsibility and social strategy.


Professor Allen will be teaching on the MBA on corporate social strategy. He lectures on subjects including business ethics, the film industry, corporate social responsibility, organizational sociology and strategy. Professor Allen works with delegates on executive education programs in projects to create integrated business, social and environmental strategies.

Contact Me

Phone: 01483 68 6310

Find me on campus
Room: 18 MS 03

My office hours

I am always happy to meet with staff and students.  Please contact Abigail Sharpe (, extension 6335) for an appointment. 


Academic Publications (Refereed)

"Value Creation through Social Strategy". Business and Society, 54 (2): 147-186. (with B. Husted and N. Kock) 2015.

“Beyond the Market: What every CEO needs to know about Nonmarket Strategy”. Sloan Management Review, 51 (3): 41-48. (with D. Bach) 2010.

“Governance Choice for Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from Central America”. Business and Society, 49 (2): 201-215. (with B. Husted and J. Rivera) 2010.

“Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility and Value Creation: A Study of Multinational Enterprises in Mexico”. Management International Review, 49 (6): 781-799. (with B. Husted) 2009.

 “Toward a Model of Cross-Cultural Business Ethics: The Impact of Individualism and Collectivism on the Ethical Decision-Making Process”. Journal of Business Ethics, 82, (2): 293-305. (with B. Husted) 2008.

 “Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility and Value Creation among Large Firms in Spain”. Long Range Planning, 40 (6): 594-610. (with B. Husted) 2007.

 “Corporate Social Strategy in Multinational Enterprises: Antecedents and value creation”. Journal of Business Ethics, 74 (4) 345-361. (with B. Husted) 2007.

 “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Multinational Enterprise: The Relationship between  International Organizational Strategy and CSR”. Journal of International Business Studies 37 (6): 838-849. (with B. Husted) 2006.


Corporate Social Strategy. Cambridge University Press. 2011 (co-author Bryan W. Husted).

Work in Progress

Kong, DT, Chu, CWL, Mondejar, R, Allen, DB. Employee Voice as Creativity-Based Behavior: Work Engagement and Leader-Member Exchange as Joint Determinants.

Chu, CWL, Allen, DB, Mondejar, R, & Ozer, M. Transformational Leadership, Supervisory Mentoring and Follower Career Success: The moderating role of learning orientation.

Inceoglu, I, Chu, C., Allen, D., Mondejar, R. & Song, D. Poor person-environment and regulatory focus: Effects on work engagement.

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