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Dr Matthew Haigh

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Professional biography

Matthew is Senior Lecturer in the Department for Accounting and Finance, where he teaches financial management. Before joining the Open University, Matthew held Associate Professorships in Singapore, Malaysia and Denmark. He has also taught in France, the Netherlands and Australia.

Research interests

labour mobility, cultural industries, business communications, environmental planning

Teaching interests

Impact and engagement

Founding editor, Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment (Routledge)


Cultural tourism policy in developing regions: the case of Sarawak, Malaysia (2020-12)
Haigh, Matthew
Tourism Management, 81, Article 104166

Environmental communications: The reader’s perspective (2015-10-31)
Haigh, Matthew
Semiotica, 207 (pp. 233-250)

Do environmental policy instruments influence fiduciaries’ decisions? (2013)
Haigh, Matthew M. and Shapiro, Matthew A.
Environment and Planning A, 45(4) (pp. 853-871)

Deconstructing myth: low-carbon sustainability (2013)
Haigh, Matthew M.
Social Semiotics, 23(1) (pp. 47-66)

Carbon reporting: Does it matter? (2012)
Haigh, Matthew and Shapiro, Matthew A.
Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 25(1) (pp. 105-125)

Fiduciary finance ≠ stakeholder management: A reply to Cadman’s governance theory (2012)
Haigh, Matthew
Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment,, 2(2) (pp. 119-135)

Climate policy and financial institutions (2011)
Haigh, Matthew
Climate Policy, 11(6) (pp. 1367-1385)

Management practices in Australasian ethical investment products: a role for environmental regulation? (2010-03)
Haigh, Matthew and Guthrie, James
Business Strategy and the Environment, 19(3) (pp. 147-163)

Incorporating Sustainability into Accounting Curricula: Lessons Learnt From an Action Research Study (2010-02)
Hazelton, James and Haigh, Matthew
Accounting Education: An International Journal, 19(1-2) (pp. 159-178)

The implications of reform-oriented investment for regulation and governance (2009-04)
Haigh, Matthew and de Graaf, Frank Jan
Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 20(3) (pp. 399-417)

A political economy approach to regulated Australian information disclosures (2009-04)
Haigh, Matthew and Guthrie, James
Business Ethics: A European Review, 18(2) (pp. 192-208)

The Transnational Corporation and New Corporate Citizenship Theory: A Critical Analysis (2007-09-01)
Jones, Marc T. and Haigh, Matthew
Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 27 (pp. 51-69)

A Critical Review of Relations between Corporate Responsibility Research and Practice (2007)
Haigh, Matthew and Jones, Marc T.
Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, 12(1) (pp. 16-28)

Social investment: Subjectivism, sublation and the moral elevation of success (2006-12)
Haigh, Matthew
Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 17(8) (pp. 989-1005)

Camouflage play: Making moral claims in managed investments (2006-09)
Haigh, Matthew
Accounting Forum, 30(3) (pp. 267-283)

Managed investments, managed disclosures: financial services reform in practice (2006)
Haigh, Matthew
Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 19(2) (pp. 186-204)

Financial Markets: A Tool for Social Responsibility? (2004-06)
Haigh, Matthew and Hazelton, James
Journal of Business Ethics, 52(1) (pp. 59-71)

The Transnational Corporation and New Corporate Citizenship Theory: A Critical Analysis (2015-06-01)
Jones, Marc T. and Haigh, Matthew
In: McIntosh, Malcolm ed. Business, Capitalism and Corporate Citizenship: A Collection of Seminal Essays (pp. 129-152)
ISBN : 9781783531868 | Publisher : Greenleaf | Published : Leeds

Challenges in responsible investment research (2015)
Haigh, Matthew
In: Hebb, Tessa; Hawley, James P.; Hoepner, Andreas G.F.; Neher, Agnes L. and Wood, David eds. The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment. Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting (pp. 536-542)
ISBN : 9780415624510 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon

Climate change and health: from adaptation towards a solution (2014)
Butler, C. D.; Stott, R.; Bowen, K.; Haigh, Matthew; Smith, B.; Braidwood, M. and Bowles, D. C.
In: Butler, Colin D. ed. Climate Change and Global Health (pp. 284-292)
ISBN : 9781780642659 | Publisher : CABI International

Incorporating Sustainability into Accounting Curricula: Lessons Learnt From an Action Research Study (2013-03-26)
Hazelton, James and Haigh, Matthew
In: Sangster, Alan and Wilson, Richard M.S. eds. Liberalising the Accounting Curriculum in University Education
ISBN : 9780415659802 | Publisher : Routledge

Stakeholders in Climate Policy Instruments: What Role for Financial Institutions? (2013)
Haigh, Matthew
In: Cadman, Timothy ed. Climate Change and Global Policy Regimes: Towards Institutional Legitimacy. International Political Economy Series (pp. 111-124)
ISBN : 978-1-349-43493-0 | Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan

Disclosing climate risk to investors: Is corporate reporting giving investors what they need? (2012)
Haigh, Matthew and Guthrie, Lois
In: Jackson, Felicia ed. Corporate Climate Risk Disclosure: An Executive Guide to Monitoring and Disclosing Climate Risk (pp. 37-42)
ISBN : 9780955372094 | Publisher : Environmental Finance

Activism in European Pension Funds: Exerting Pressure on Intermediaries (2011)
de Graaf, Frank Jan and Haigh, Matthew
In: Sun, William; Louche, Céline and Pérez, Roland eds. Finance and Sustainability: Towards a New Paradigm? A Post-Crisis Agenda. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability (2) (pp. 119-143)
ISBN : 978-1-78052-092-6 | Publisher : Emerald

What Counts in Social Managed Investments: Evidence from an International Survey (2007)
Haigh, Matthew
In: Lehman, Cheryl R. ed. Envisioning a New Accountability. Advances in Public Interest Accounting (pp. 35-62)
ISBN : 978-0-7623-1462-1 | Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing Limited