School of Earth and Environment

Fiona Tilley Dr Fiona Tilley

Visiting academic

Email address: f.tilley@leeds.ac.uk

Biography

Qualifications: BA (Hons.), MSc., PGCRM, PhD.

Research Interests: The relationship between business, the natural environment and sustainability, in particular: The progression of corporate environmental strategy beyond eco-efficiency; Sustainable Entrepreneurship; Identifying new forms of sustainable organisations; Environmental performance and practices of small firms; Corporate social responsibility and ethical corporations.

Fiona Tilley joined the School of the Environment in August 2002. Prior to this appointment Fiona worked at the Manchester Metropolitan Business School (2000-2002) developing teaching and research in sustainable business related subject areas and at the Business School at Durham University (1997-2000) contributing to research on issues relating to sustainability, foresighting and small firms. Her PhD completed in 1998 at Leeds Metropolitan University was an investigation of the gap between environmental attitudes and behaviours in small firms. Since this time Fiona's research interests have been divided between general small firms research and corporate environmental management. This is reflected in publications in journals, books and conferences, including a recently published co-edited book with Oswald Jones entitled 'Competitive Advantage in SMEs: Organising for Innovation and Change'. She is a member of the editorial board for the journal Business Strategy and the Environment. Fiona's new responsibilities at the School of Earth and Environment include programme co-ordinator of the BA in Environment and Business, teaching modules at postgraduate and undergraduate levels in a range of business and environment subjects, such as, environmental auditing, environmental decision-making and the environment, business and sustainable development.

PhD Topics

  • Environmental Enterpreneurship
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Enterprise

Publications

  • Tilley F; Parrish BD (2009) Introduction to sustainability entrepreneurship research, Greener Management International, 55, pp.5-11.
  • Young CW; Tilley FJ (2006) Can businesses move beyond efficiency? The shift toward effectiveness and equity in the corporate sustainability debate, Business Strategy and the Environment, 15, pp.402-415. doi: 10.1002/bse.510
  • Tilley FJ; Parrish B (2006) From poles to wholes: facilitating an integrated approach to sustainable entrepreneurship, World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2, pp.281-294.
  • Tilley F; Parrish BD (2006) From poles to wholes: facilitating an integrated approach to sustainable entrepreneurship, World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2, pp.281-294.
  • Fuller T; Tilley FJ (2005) Corporate ethical futures: responsibility for the shadow on the future of today's ethical corporations, Futures, 37, pp.183-197. doi: 10.1016/j.futures.2004.03.030
  • Millard D; Hooper P; Stubbs M; Tilley FJ (2005) Inter-organisational learning networks and waste minimisation projects, In: Oehme I; Seebacher U (Ed) Corporate Sustainability, Profil, Munich/Vienna.
  • Fuller T; Tilley FJ (2004) Ethical futures: responsibility for the shadow on the future of today's ethical corporations, Futures, 37, pp.183-197.
  • Tilley FJ; Tonge J (2003) An Introduction to SME Policy and Research, In: Jones O; Tilley F (Ed) Competitive Advantage in SMEs: Organising for Innovation and Change, Wiley and Sons.
  • Tilley FJ; Hooper P; Walley L (2003) Sustainability and Competitiveness: Are There Mutual Advantages to SMEs?, In: Jones O; Tilley F (Ed) Competitive Advantage in SMEs: Organising for Innovation and Change, John Wiley and Sons.
  • Jones O; Tilley FJ (2003) Competitive advantage in SMEs: Organising for innovation and change, Chichester: Wiley, pp.292p.
  • Tilley FJ (2000) Small Firm Environmental Ethics: How deep do they go? , Business Ethics: a European Review, 09, pp.31-41.
  • Tilley FJ; Fuller T (2000) Foresighting Methods and their Role in Researching Small Firms and Sustainability, Futures, 32, pp.149-161.