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 Julie Whittaker

Julie Whittaker

Honorary Associate Research Fellow


Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Julie Whittaker joined the University of Exeter as a member of the (former) Agricultural Economics Unit and then held the post of Senior Lecturer in the Business School until 2015. Her teaching and research interests have focused on understanding the extent to which market oriented activities can be attuned to societal objectives, and questioning what processes and instruments are required for markets to re-organise. Her research has been inspired by the writings of Adam Smith. Although Smith is best known as the author of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations advocating the benefits of markets driven by self-interest, of at least equal if not more importance to him, were the ideas incorporated in his first book The Theory of Moral Sentiments which accentuate the virtue of other-regarding behaviour. The question of how the two motivations, of self-interest and other-regarding, can be reconciled was a matter of deliberation for Smith and remains very relevant.

Julie’s recent published research has focused on how markets evolve in response to social pressure, and whether stock markets value responsible management.

Current research concentrates on how business opportunities from a circular economy might be attained. The concept of a circular economy offers the opportunity for an economy to grow yet also be ecologically resilient, and create jobs in both remanufacturing and in high tech industries. Julie was instrumental in setting up the Circular Economy Business Forum for developing circular business opportunities in the south west region.

Qualifications

BA, MPhil (Nott)

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Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Gregory A, Whittaker J (2012). Exploring the Valuation of Corporate Social Responsibility-A Comparison of Research Methods. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-20.
Whittaker J (2011). The evolution of environmentally responsible investment: an Adam Smith perspective. Ecological Economics, 71, 33-41. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Gregory A, Tharyan R, Whittaker J (2014). Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Value: Disaggregating the effects on cash flow, risk and growth. Journal of Business Ethics, 124(4), 633-657. Abstract.  Full text.
Gregory A, Whittaker J (2013). Exploring the Valuation of Corporate Social Responsibility-A Comparison of Research Methods. Journal of Business Ethics, 116(1), 1-20. Abstract.
Gregory A, Whittaker J (2012). Exploring the Valuation of Corporate Social Responsibility-A Comparison of Research Methods. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-20.
Whittaker J (2011). The evolution of environmentally responsible investment: an Adam Smith perspective. Ecological Economics, 71, 33-41. Abstract.
Whittaker JM, Gregory A (2007). Performance and Performance Persistence of Ethical Unit Trusts in the UK. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 34(7-8), 1327-1344. Full text.
Shankar A, Whittaker JM, Fitchett J (2006). Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now. Marketing Theory, 6(4), 485-505.
Whittaker J (2005). Environmental issues and social welfare. Environmental Values, 14(2), 276-278.
Whittaker JM, Hutchcroft I, Turner M, Warren M (2004). Accountability and rural development partnerships: a study of Objective 5b EAGGF funding in South West England. Journal of Rural Studies, 20(2), 181-192. Full text.
Whittaker JM, Guermat C, Hadri K (2003). Estimating Farm Efficiency in the Presence of Double Heteroscedasticity Using Panel Data. Journal of Applied Economics, 6(2), 255-268.
Whittaker JM, Guermat C, Hadri K (2003). Estimation of Technical Inefficiency Effects Using Panel Data and Doubly Heteroscedastic Stochastic Production Frontiers. Empirical Economics, 28(1), 203-222.
Hutchcroft, I. (2002). The role of ‘Future Search’ in Rural Regeneration: Process, Context and Practice. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 19(4), 339-345.
Midmore P, Whittaker JM (2000). Economics for Sustainable Rural Systems. Ecological Economics, 35(2), 173-189.
Whittaker J (1997). Natural and reproducible capital and the sustainability of lad use in the UK: a comment. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 48(1-3), 451-453.
Whittaker J (1995). The economics of the environment. Manchester School of Economics and Social Studies, 63(2), 227-227.
Rayner AJ, Whittaker JM, Ingersent KA (1986). PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH IN AGRICULTURE (REVISITED): a MEASUREMENT FRAMEWORK AND SOME EMPIRICAL RESULTS. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 37(2), 127-150. Abstract.

Publications by year


2014

Gregory A, Tharyan R, Whittaker J (2014). Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Value: Disaggregating the effects on cash flow, risk and growth. Journal of Business Ethics, 124(4), 633-657. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Gregory A, Whittaker J (2013). Exploring the Valuation of Corporate Social Responsibility-A Comparison of Research Methods. Journal of Business Ethics, 116(1), 1-20. Abstract.

2012

Gregory A, Whittaker J (2012). Exploring the Valuation of Corporate Social Responsibility-A Comparison of Research Methods. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-20.

2011

Whittaker J (2011). The evolution of environmentally responsible investment: an Adam Smith perspective. Ecological Economics, 71, 33-41. Abstract.

2007

Whittaker JM, Gregory A (2007). Performance and Performance Persistence of Ethical Unit Trusts in the UK. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 34(7-8), 1327-1344. Full text.

2006

Shankar A, Whittaker JM, Fitchett J (2006). Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now. Marketing Theory, 6(4), 485-505.

2005

Whittaker J (2005). Environmental issues and social welfare. Environmental Values, 14(2), 276-278.

2004

Whittaker JM, Hutchcroft I, Turner M, Warren M (2004). Accountability and rural development partnerships: a study of Objective 5b EAGGF funding in South West England. Journal of Rural Studies, 20(2), 181-192. Full text.

2003

Whittaker JM, Guermat C, Hadri K (2003). Estimating Farm Efficiency in the Presence of Double Heteroscedasticity Using Panel Data. Journal of Applied Economics, 6(2), 255-268.
Whittaker JM, Guermat C, Hadri K (2003). Estimation of Technical Inefficiency Effects Using Panel Data and Doubly Heteroscedastic Stochastic Production Frontiers. Empirical Economics, 28(1), 203-222.

2002

Hutchcroft, I. (2002). The role of ‘Future Search’ in Rural Regeneration: Process, Context and Practice. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 19(4), 339-345.

2000

Midmore P, Whittaker JM (2000). Economics for Sustainable Rural Systems. Ecological Economics, 35(2), 173-189.

1997

Whittaker J (1997). Natural and reproducible capital and the sustainability of lad use in the UK: a comment. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 48(1-3), 451-453.

1995

Whittaker J (1995). The economics of the environment. Manchester School of Economics and Social Studies, 63(2), 227-227.

1986

Rayner AJ, Whittaker JM, Ingersent KA (1986). PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH IN AGRICULTURE (REVISITED): a MEASUREMENT FRAMEWORK AND SOME EMPIRICAL RESULTS. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 37(2), 127-150. Abstract.

Modules

2016/17

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