Dr David Littlewood
- Research Fellow
- Queen's University Belfast Management School
- David Littlewood BSc (Hons), MA, PhD
- PhD (Sheffield University)
- MA Human Geography Research (Sheffield University)
- BSc Geography (Durham University- University College)
David Littlewood joined Queen's University Management School in February 2011 as a full time Research Fellow working on the Trickle Out Africa Project. Prior to this appointment David carried out PhD research in the Geography Department at the University of Sheffield. David's PhD research examined corporate social responsibility in the mining industry in Namibia and its relationship with development and poverty alleviation. As part of this research David spent a year conducting fieldwork in Namibia. David has undertaken a number of presentations to academic audiences, and carried out a variety of teaching activities while working towards his PhD. David is currently working on journal publication of aspects of his PhD research alongside his work for the Trickle Out Africa Project.
David's research interests are in the following areas:
- Natural resources and sustainable development
- Corporate social responsibility and development
- Development in East and Southern Africa
- Social and environmental enterprise
Littlewood, D. (Forthcoming) 'Cursed' Communities? Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Company Towns and the Mining Industry in Namibia. Journal of Business Ethics.
Littlewood, D and Holt, D (Forthcoming) Social and Environmental Enterprises in Africa: Context, Convergence and Characteristics, in Hamann, R., Nwosu, E., and Hall, M. (Eds.).The Business of Social and Environmental Innovation. Springer.
- Holt, D. and Littlewood, D. (2011). Developing a taxonomy of social and environmental enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa – an initial analysis. Conference paper presented at Business and Social Innovation Conference, University of Cape Town South Africa 14-16 November.
- Littlewood, D. and Holt, D. (2011). Social and environment enterprise in 2011 Namibia - Sector mapping and a review of public policy responses. Conference paper presented at Business and Social Innovation Conference, University of Cape Town South Africa 14-16 November
- Holt, D., Littlewood, D. and Harrison, R. (2011), Defining social and environmental entrepreneurial activity at the individual, business model and concept level. Conference paper presented at 8th Annual NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, New York 2-4th November
- Littlewood, D. (2011). Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Development and the Mining Industry in Namibia: Critical Reflections through a Relational Lens. Conference paper presented at Corporate Responsibility Research Conference (CRR), University of Leeds 12th-14th September
- Holt, D. and Littlewood, D. (2011). Trade not Aid'- Social and environmental enterprises in Sub-Saharan. Conference paper presented at the EABIS (The Academy of Business in Society) 10th Annual Colloquium 2011 26-28 October - INSEAD Europe campus, Fontainebleau, France
- Meldrum, B., Simpson, A., Willington, L., Holt., D and Littlewood, D. (2012). Support needs of South African Social Entrepreneurs. Business and Social Innovation Conference, University of Cape Town South Africa 14-16 November
- Holt, D. and Littlewood, D. (2012). Imitation, Entrepreneurship and the Informal/Formal Economy Nexus – An African Perspective. 35th ISBE Conference, Dublin 7-8th November.
- Littlewood, D. and Holt, D. (2012). Mapping the Trickle Out Benefits of Social and Environmental Enterprises - A Pilot Study of an East African Ecobusiness. 35th ISBE Conference, Dublin 7-8th November.
- Holt, D. and Littlewood, D. (2013). The Jua Kali and the Mali-Mali: The Informal/Formal Nexus amongst Kenyan Micro Enterprises. The Academy of Management Africa Conference, 7-10th January