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Carole Parkes

Work and Organisational Psychology Group

Carole Parkes

Carole Parkes is Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Aston Business School. Since 2007, Carole has been key driver for Aston’s early and active involvement with the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education - (UNPRME) that aim to be a driver for change the education of future business leaders in creating an inclusive and sustainable global economy. This has included leading curriculum change across the Business School & University. She has developed and leads an MSc in Social Responsibility & Sustainability.

Carole regularly speaks and participates on Responsibility and Sustainability, including AACSB Sustainability Conference, UN PRME Forums in New York, and the Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen. In June 2009 Aston hosted UK Universities event for the UN PRME supported by the British Academy of Management, the Association of Business Schools and AMBA.

In June 2012, Carole was a Discussion Leader at the PRME Global Forum at Rio+20 Earth Summit, contributed a case study on Aston for the ‘Inspirational Guide for Integrating Sustainability’ and co authored the Report on Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Management Education. She has recently been appointed as the visiting Christopher Chair in Business Ethics for the Dominican University of Chicago USA 2012/13 to work with faculty on developing Responsible Management Education. Locally, Carole works with a range of community groups. She has published widely in Ethics, CSR & HRM and her research interests are in Ethics, CSR, Human Rights, Poverty and HRM.

In July 2012, Carole had an article published in the New Statesman, titled 'to change the banks, we must first change the business schools.'

Position: Director Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Phone:
+44(0)121 204 3195
Email: c.l.parkes@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW8016

Magazine

  • The Times Higher Education. (August 30, 2012)
  • The New Statesman. (July 18, 2012)

 Newspaper

  • The Independent on Sunday. (February 23, 2014)
  • The Guardian. (January 21, 2014)
  • Ph D, 2014. Subject: Human Rights for Human Resources
  • 2002. Subject: Member Higher Education Academy
  • 2001. Subject: British Psychological Society Level A & B Certified Psychometric Tester
  • MSc, University of Wolverhampton, 1996. Subject: Organisational Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma, 1992. Subject: Applications of Psychology
  • 1989. Subject: Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. (CIPD)
  • 1985. Subject: Corporate Member, CIPD
  • PGCert, University of Wolverhampton, 1983. Subject: Labour Law & Relations
  • Graduate member, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), 1981.
  • PGCert, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), 1979. Subject: Cetificate in Personnel Practice CIPD
  • PGCert, Institute of Health Service Management, 1977.
  • Ph D, University of the West of England. Subject: Human Resource Management 

Academic Positions:

  • Director, Social Responsibility & Sustainability Aston Business School. (2008 - Present)
  • Christopher Chair Business Ethics (visiting), Dominican University, Chicago, USA (2012 - 2013)
  • Teaching Fellow and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Aston Business School. (2001 - 2008)
  • Head of Dept, Human Resources University of Wolverhampton. (1999 - 2001)
  • Senior Lecturer (HRM), University of Wolverhampton. (1989 - 1998)

Professional Positions: 

  • Management Development Consultant, Dudley Health Authority.  (1986 - 1989)
  • Commissioning HR Manager, Russells Hall Hospital. (1985 - 1986)
  • HR Manager, J.Sainsbury plc. (1983 - 1985)
  • Personnel & HR roles in Birmingham Health Authorities. (1978 - 1983)           

Aston Business School:

  • MSc Social Responsibility & Sustainability Course Director & module leader
  • BHM301 Business Ethics Responsibility & Human Rights
  • MBA BHM 305, Business, Ethics & Responsibility & Sustainability
  • MSc HRM & Business Course Director
  • MSc BHM 510, Strategic Human Resource Management & Performance
  • UG BH 3303, Contemporary Issues in HRM
  • UG BH 1109, International Perspectives in Organisations
  • UG BS 2246   Business, Government and Society
  • MSc European Masters EM Lyon HRM module
  • Goldman Sachs SME programme
  • BHMPROJ, MSc Project

  • BUP100, Undergraduate Placement Assessment
  • DISS1, Dissertation Part 1
  • DISS2, Dissertation Part 2
  • MBAPROJ, Project Part B 

  • Business Ethics
  • CSR and Sustainability
  • Commitment and Justice
  • Psychological Contract
  • Human Resource Management

Contract

Theodorakopoulos, Nicholas (Principal), Tapinos, Efstathios (Co-Principal), Parkes, Carole (Co-Principal), Budhwar, Pawan (Co-Principal), "Innovation Vouchers 2012," Sponsored by ERDF, £ (GBP) 225,052.00. (September 30, 2013 - Present)

  • Corporate Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. (1985 - Present)
  • Graduate Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. (1981 - Present)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy. (2001 - Present)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. (1989 - Present)
  • British Psychological Society: Register of Psychometric Testers. (2001)
  • Member, Birmingham Centre for Business Ethics.
  • Member, Churches Industrial Group Birmingham.
  • Member, Principles of Responsible Management Education Advisory Committee for champion Schools and Universities.         

Published Intellectual Contributions

  • Davis, A., Parkes, C., Budhwar, P. (2014). Bridging difference - national and organisational adaptation for responsible performance. International journal of human resource management, 24, 2273-2277. 
  • Baden, D., Parkes, C. (2013). Experiential learning. Journal of management development, 32, 295-308. 
  • Parkes, C., Davis, A. (2013). Ethics and social responsibility - do HR professionals have the ‘courage to challenge’ or are they set to be permanent ‘bystanders'?. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(12), 2411-2434. 
  • Davis, A., Parkes, C., Budhwar, P., Bridgwater, A. V. (2013). Bridging difference - national and organisational adaptation for responsible performance. International journal of human resource management, 24, 2273-2277. 
  •  Parkes, C., Borland, H. (2012). Strategies for ecological sustainability: Transforming it's responsibilities towards ecological sustainability - the greatest global challenge facing organizations. Thunderbird International Business Review, 54(6), 811-824. 
  • Parkes, C., Blewitt, J. D. (2011). "Ignorance was bliss, now I'm not ignorant and that is far more difficult" - Transdisciplinary learning and reflexivity in responsible management education. Journal of Global Responsibility, 2(2), 206-221.
  • Parkes, C., Scully, J. (2010). Civil society, business and the state: Public sector citizenship action for the undeserving. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.
  • Parkes, C., Scully, J., Anson, S. (2010). CSR & the 'underserving': A role for the state, civil society and business. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 30(11-Dec), 697-708.
  • Parkes, C. (2008). 'Angel grants employees their wish for time off in return for high performance': new breed of incentives based on what staff really want from employers. Human Resource Management, International Digest, 16(4).
  • Parkes, C., Scully, J., West, M., Dawson, J. (2007). High commitment' strategies: It ain't what you do; it's the way that you do it. Employee Relations, 29(3), 306-318.
  • Wegge, J., Schmidt, K.-H., Parkes, C., van Dick, R. (2006). 'Taking a sickie' Job satisfaction and job involvement as interactive predictors of  absenteeism. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 80, 77-89.
  • Woldu, H., Budhwar, P., Parkes, C. (2006). A cross-national comparison of cultural value orientations of Indian, Polish, Russian and American employees. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17(6), 1076-1094.
  • Shipton, H., West, M., Parkes, C., Dawson, J., Patterson, G. (2006). When promoting positive feelings pays: Aggregate job satisfaction, work environment features and innovation in manufacturing organizations. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 15(4), 404-430.
  • Shipton, H., West, M., Parkes, C., Dawson, J. (2004). Is a Happy Workforce the   Key to Unlocking Organizational Innovation?. People Management.
  • Worrall, L., Parkes, C., Cooper, C. L. (2004). The impact of organizational change on the perceptions of UK managers change. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 13(2), 139-163.
  • Parkes, C. (2001). HRM and sustainability. Management Review, 13(2), 41 – 48.        

 Book Chapters

  • Parkes, C. (2012 ‘Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME: Placing sustainability at the heart of management education. Responsibility, reflexivity and trans-disciplinarity in business management - reforming the curriculum and the organisation! United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education.
  • Parkes, C. (2012) The OD role of HRM in Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in People and Organisational Development London: CIPD Publishing.
  • Parkes, C. (2008). Corporate responsibility, ethics and strategic HRM. Strategic Human Resource Management. Building Research-Based Practice. London: CIPD Publishing.

Professional Journals/ Newspapers

  • Parkes, C. (2012) ‘To change the banks, we must first change the business schools’
    New Statesman, July 18 2012.
  • Parkes, C. (2012) ‘State sell offs and responsible capitalism’
    The Guardian March 08 2012.
  • Parkes, C. (2008). 'Angel grants employees their wish for time off in return for high performance': new breed of incentives based on what staff really want from employers. Human Resource Management, International Digest, 16(4).
  • Parkes C. (2005) Thrive through Corporate Social Responsibility- 'Business Means Morality'.  Birmingham Post 16th August 2005.  
  • Shipton, H., West, M., Parkes, C., Dawson, J. (2004). Is a Happy Workforce the   Key to Unlocking Organizational Innovation? People Management.

Intellectual Contributions in Submission

Journal Articles

  • Blewitt, J. D., Parkes, C., Cooper, S. (2013). Can accreditation help a leopard change its spots? Social accountability and stakeholder engagement in Business Schools. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal.

 PublishedJournal Articles

  • Blewitt, J. D., Parkes, C., Cooper, S. (2014). Can accreditation help a leopard change its spots? Social accountability and stakeholder engagement in Business Schools.. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 27(2).
  • Parkes, C., Francis, H., Reddington, M. (2014). E-HR and International HRM:  A critical perspective on the discursive framing of e-HR. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(10), 1327-1350.
  • Parkes, C., Baden, D. (2013). "Experiential learning: inspiring the business leaders of tomorrow". Journal of Management Development, 32(3), 295-308.
  • Parkes, C., Baden, D. (2013). Good management theories for good management practice:Views from the next generation of business leaders. Journal of Management Development, 32(3).
  • Davis, A., Parkes, C., Budhwar, P. (2013). Introduction (special issue). International Journal of Human Resource Management.
  • Shipton, H., West, M., Parkes, C., Dawson, J., Patterson, M. (2006). When promoting positive feeling pays: aggregate job satisfaction, work design features and organizational innovation in manufacturing organizations. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 15(4), 404-430.

Presentations Given

  • Parkes, C., HEA Interdisciplinary Seminar, "on “Integrating Education for Sustainable Development in Teaching and the Student Experience”," Higher Education Academy, Keele University, UK. (January 22, 2014)
  • Parkes, C., Screening, "More Canals than Venice," Rainbow Films, Birmingham Civic Society, and The Birmingham Film Company, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK. (December 10, 2013)
  • Parkes, C., Keynote Conference, Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. (November 2013)
  • Parkes, C., Churches and Industry Group Birmingham (CIGB), CICG, Birmingham. (November 24, 2013)
  • Parkes, C., Business and Human Rights, UN Global Compact programme, Rio Tinto HQ, London. (November 12, 2013)
  • Parkes, C., 20th Anniversary Conference of Central and Eastern European Association of Management Development (CEEMAN), Slovenia. (September 27, 2013)
  • Parkes, C., United Nations PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) launch of the PRME Champions Global Leadership Team, Slovenia. (September 24, 2013 - September 26, 2013)
  • Parkes, C., United Nations PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) launch of the PRME Champions Global Leadership Team, New York, USA. (September 19, 2013)
  • Parkes, C., Public lecture, "Profits with Purpose," Dominican University, Chicago, USA. (March 2013)
  • Parkes, C., International Human Resource Management Conference, Gurgaon, India. (December 2012)
  • Parkes, C., Rio+20 Earth Summit, "Fighting Poverty through Management Education Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions." (2012)
  • Parkes, C., Gudic, M., Rosenbloom, A., Forum Rio+20 Earth Summit., "Report on Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Management Education UN PRME Global Forum & Corporate Sustainability," UK. (June 2012)
  • Parkes, C., ISIBS International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, "'Responsible management education': Changing the curriculum (and the organisation!)," Nottingham University Business School. (October 2011)
  •  Parkes, C., Lancaster Sustainability & Responsibility Plus Network, "Responsible management education & 'giving voice to values'." (November 2010)
  • Parkes, C., Sustainability Conference, AACSB, UK. (June 2010)
  • Parkes, C., AACSB Sustainability Conference, "Responsible management education from across the pond: Innovations and experiences in UK business schools." (June 20, 2010 - June 22, 2010)
  • Parkes, C., International HRM Conference, "HRM, ethics and social responsibility, The 'courage to challenge' or a case of the 'bystander effect'?," Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham. (June 9, 2010 - June 12, 2010)
  • Parkes, C., International HRM Conference, "Sustainabililty and HRM - Does HRM have a role in changing the world?," Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham. (June 9, 2010 - June 12, 2010)
  • Parkes, C., UNPRME, EBEN (European Business Ethics Network). (April 2010)
  • Parkes, C., UNPRME, Stirling University, Scottish Universities UNPRME, UK. (April 2010)
  • Parkes, C., 14th European Business Ethics Network UK Conference, "Principles of responsible management education (PRME), UK experiences, 'ethics in crisis'," London. (April 7, 2010 - April 9, 2010)
  • Parkes, C., UN Conference on Climate Change (COP15) UNPRME/CBS International Conference on Responsible Management Education: Sustainable Leadership in the era of Climate Change, "Engaging Different Communities with Sustainability ? Moving Beyond Intention into Action," Copenhagen. (November 23, 2009 - November 24, 2009)        
  •   Parkes, C., Where is Business Ethics? 13th European Business Ethics Network UK Conference, "Business ethics and CSR - the role of Business Schools," Bristol. (April 6, 2009 - April 8, 2009)
  • Parkes, C., CIPD Centres Conference, "Carpe diem - HRM led CSR," Nottingham. (June 26, 2008)
  • Parkes, C., European Association of Business in Society (EABIS), "Human rights for human resources: Towards an ethical framework for employers," Barcelona. (September 20, 2007 - September 21, 2007)
  • Parkes, C., Scully, J., West, M. A., Dawson, J., Proceedings CIPD Professional Standards Conference, "High commitment strategies: it ain?t what you do, it?s the way that you do it," Keele University. (June 2006)
  • Parkes, C., Budhwar, P., Al-Hamadi, A. B., Proceedings 21st Workshop on Strategic HRM European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), "Ethical beliefs and HRM in Oman," Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham. (March 30, 2006 - March 31, 2006)
  • Parkes, C., International Ethics Conference Real World Real People, "Downsizing in the nuclear industry.  Do lifetime partnership agreements provide an ethical solution?," University of Surrey. (September 2004)
  • Parkes, C., International Conference on Teaching   Applied and Professional Ethics in Higher Education, "Downsizing in the Nuclear Industry. Do Lifetime Partnerships provide an ethical solution? A study of perceptions of procedural justice and organisational commitment within MGBG (Magnox Generation. Real World, Real People," University of Surrey. (September 2, 2004 - September 4, 2004)
  • Shipton, H., West, M. A., Parkes, C., Dawson, J., Academy of Management Conference, "Job satisfaction and creative performance," New Orleans, LA. (August 2004)
  • Shipton, H., Parkes, C., West, M. A., Dawson, J., Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Professional Standards Conference, "Is a Happy Workforce the   Key to Unlocking Organizational Innovation?  Considerations for Human Resource Management Practitioners," Keele University. (June 2004)
  • Shipton, H., Parkes, C., West, M. A., Refereed stream of the CIPD Professional Standards Conference, "Job satisfaction and innovation: The effect of positive feelings on creative performance." (June 2004)
  • Shipton, H., Parkes, C., EAWOP European Association of Work & Organizational Psychology, "Job satisfaction and innovation.  The implications for HRM," Lisbon. (May 2003)        

 

Community Roles

  • Member and now Director, Birmingham Centre Business Ethics  (BCBE)  (2001 – Present)
  • Management Council - Churches & Industry Group Birmingham. (CIGB)  (2006 – Present)
  • Co organiser & host Human Trafficking Film Event with ‘Unchosen’ (Feb  2012)
  • Co organiser & host - West Midlands Business Critical CSR Summit (April 2012)
  • Steering Group – ‘Be Birmingham’ Social Inclusion Process (Jan 2012 – Present) (Inclusive Economic Growth)

Awards, Honors and Esteem

  • Outstanding Performance in Business & Community Engagement Award Aston University (2012)
  • Discussion Leader at the PRME Global Forum at Rio+20 Earth Summit,
  • United Nations Global Compact PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education)
  • Member of PRME Global Forum Dec 2008, June 2010 & June 2012
  • Co organiser & host UK Universities UNPRME Events Aston June 2009 & July 2010
  • Hosted Roundtable for Commission for Equality & Human Rights in Business Curriculum (2010)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Aston University. (2004)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Aston University. (2003)

Administrative Roles and Responsibilities

  • Co-Director, Social Responsibility and Sustainability, University. (2008 - Present)
  • MSc SRS&M Course Director. (September 2009 - August 2012)
  • Course Director, MSc Human Resource Management & Business, School. (September 2007 - August 2008)
  • Chair, HR Support Staff group, School.
  • Postgraduate Convenor, Work & Organisational Psychology group, School.
  • Vice Chair, Postgraduate Teaching Committee, School.  

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