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Dr Don Clifton 

Position: Program Director: Master of International Business Dr Don Clifton
Division/Portfolio: University of South Australia Business School
School/Unit: Business Services
Campus: City West Campus

Position: Lecturer
Division/Portfolio: University of South Australia Business School
School/Unit: School of Management
Campus: City West Campus

Position: Marking In Strategic Management M
Division/Portfolio: University of South Australia Business School
School/Unit: School of Management
Campus: City West Campus

Office: WL5-40
Telephone: +61 8 830 20027
Fax: +61 8 830 20709
Email: Don_dot_Clifton_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Don.Clifton


I’m currently employed at UniSA in the International Graduate School of Business (IGSB). In addition to my role as Program Director for the Master of International Business, I also teach various courses in the UniSA MBA program, research on sustainable business issues, and managing various aspects of different courses within the IGSB.

From 2005 to 2010 I returned to university as a full time student at UniSA and completed a Masters of Advanced Business Practice and then a PhD. The PhD thesis is titled “Progressing a Sustainable World – A Case study of the South Australian Government”, and looked into the broad question of what it means for humanity to live sustainably on the Earth and what might be needed to see this outcome achieved.

Prior to my return to university, I spent over 30 years in the financial services sector having held various senior management and CEO roles in areas of financial planning and investment funds management.

I am available for media comment on sustainability issues including:

* Ecological Footprint.

* Global warming, the political environment in which it is being played out, and initiatives to address the issue.

* Government and business initiatives to address (or not address) environmental issues.

* Corporate Social Responsibility and the role of business in society in addressing environmental and social justice issues.

* Population policy and the implications for a sustainable future.

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I am also available for PhD and Masters by Research supervision (see below for details)

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If you would like to contact me, the best options are:

* Phone: (Australia) (08) 830 20027 (bus), or Mobile: 0437 967 088: Email: Use the UniSA email (above)


Links to other sites




I teach the following courses

BUSS 5385Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
BUSS 5359Climate Change and Corporate Management


Qualifications

My qualifications are:

* PhD - UniSA (2011)

* Master of Advanced Business Practice - UniSA (2007)

* Master of Business Administration (Advanced) - University of Adelaide (2004)

* Bachelor of Arts - Adelaide University (1994)

* Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2006)


Research publications

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Clifton, D 2012, 'Sustainable Business: Are We Heading in the Right Direction?', Sustainability, vol. 4, no. 4, 11 April 2012, pp. 586-603.

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Clifton, D 2011, 'Progressing a Sustainable World - A Case Study of the South Australian Government', Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 3-22. Open access URL: http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jsd/article/view/7011

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Clifton, D 2010, 'Progressing a Sustainable World - a Socio-ecological Resilience Critique', Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 3, no. 4, December 2010, pp. 74-96. http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jsd/article/view/6766

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Clifton, D 2010, 'A Sustainable-World - The Local in Terms of the Global: An Ecological Footprint Analysis Perspective', Journal of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability, vol. 16, no. 3, September 2010, pp. 4-30

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Clifton, D 2011, 'Sustainable Development: The Road Ahead For Business or Sirens' Lure?', Asia CSR & Sustainability Review, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-33. Open access URL: http://asiancsr.com/

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Clifton, D & Amran, A 2010, 'The Stakeholder Approach: A Sustainability Perspective', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 98, no. 1, pp. 121-136

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Clifton, D 2010, 'A Sustainable World - an Ecological Footprint and I=PAT Perspective', Journal of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability, vol. 16, no. 2, June 2010, pp. 3-26

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Clifton, D 2010, 'Sustainability and Government - A Case Study of the South Australian Government', Journal of Environment and Ecology, vol. 1, no. 1, June, pp. 1-27. Open access URL http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/jee/

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Clifton, D 2010, 'Representing a Sustainable World - A Typology Approach', Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 3, no. 2, June 2010, pp. 40-57. Open access URL: http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jsd/article/viewFile/5528/5045

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Clifton, D 2009, 'Security and a Sustainable World', Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 2, no. 3, November 2009, pp. 3-17; Open access URL: http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jsd/article/viewFile/3527/3678

BOOK CHAPTER: Clifton, D 2013, 'Chapter 10: Sustainable Development – a Way Forward or an Illusion?', in Sustainable Development in China, eds. CA Andressen, M R & X W, Routledge, Milton Park, UK.

BOOK CHAPTER: Clifton, D 2013, 'Chapter 2: Critical Perspectives on Sustainability', in Events, Society and Sustainability, eds. T Pernecky & M Lück, Routledge, Milton Park, UK.

BOOK CHAPTER: Clifton, D 2013, 'Chapter 15: Sustainable Strategies in the 21st Century', in Events, Society and Sustainability, eds. T Pernecky & M Lück, Routledge, Milton Park, UK.

BOOK CHAPTER: Clifton, D & Wells, G 2012, 'Chapter 7 - Strategy', in Sustainability in Australian Business, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, Milton, Queensland, Australia, pp. 187-218.

CONFERENCE PAPER: Clifton, D 2011, Sustainable Business: Are we heading in the right direction?, Conference organiser: Journal of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050), Web conference at: www.wsforum.org

CONFERENCE PAPER: Clifton, D 2011, 'Sustainable Development – a Way Forward or an Illusion?', paper presented at the Developing Sustainable Societies: Challenges and Perspectives Conference: Presented by the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Flinders University in association with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Adelaide, South Australia, 22 March 2011.

CONFERENCE PAPER: Clifton, D 2010, 'The Stakeholder Approach, CSR, and the Sustaining-corporation', paper presented at the GIRA 2010: Corporate Governance, Innovation, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Lisbon, Portugal, 9-10 Sept.

CONFERENCE PAPER: Clifton, D 2010, 'Sustainable Development: A Solution or Distraction for Business?' paper presented at the GIRA 2010: Corporate Governance, Innovation, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Lisbon, Portugal, 9-10 Sept.

CONFERENCE PAPER: Clifton, D 2010, 'Sustainable Development: The Road Ahead For Business or Sirens' Lure?' paper presented at the 1st ICBB and CSR-UN Conference, Surabaya, Indonesia, 23-24 February 2010. Awarded 'Best Paper at Conference'

GENERAL MEDIA ARTICLE: Clifton, D 2011, Australia’s population – what is sustainable?, The Conversation, 3 August 2011 (at http://theconversation.edu.au/australias-population-what-is-sustainable-2476 ).

GENERAL MEDIA ARTICLE: Vlach, A 2011, Are we making too many babies?, The Advertiser (press article 21 July 2011, quoting Clifton, D.) URL: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/are-we-making-too-many-babies/story-e6frea6u-1226098554402, Adelaide, South Australia.

GENERAL MEDIA ARTICLE: Clifton, D 2011, Everything is not okay, InDaily, on-line press article Thursday, 12 May 2011 : URL: http://indaily.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/insight-everything-is-not-okay/, Adelaide, South Australia.

GENERAL MEDIA ARTICLE: Phelps, K 2011, 'The business of sustainability (article by Phelps, quoting Clifton, D)', University of South Australia Magazine, vol. Winter 2011: URL http://www.unisa.edu.au/news/unisamagazine/issues/2011Winter.pdf p. 19.

GENERAL MEDIA ARTICLE: Clifton, D 2008, 'Discounting the Future', Scientific American; Oct2008, Vol. 299 Issue 4, p12-12, A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "The Ethics of Climate Change," by John Broome in the June 2008 issue)


Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline: Sustainability

  • Ecological Footprint, including the Footprint goals in the SA Strategic Plan.
  • Global warming, its political environment, and initiatives to address it.
  • Government and business environmental initiatives.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Population policy and the implications for a sustainable future.

Research Degree Supervisor

I am available for PhD and Masters by Research supervision in areas dealing with:
* Sustainability (in the sense of humans living sustainably on the Earth)
* Sustainable business (i.e., businesses operating in a way that contributes to the achievement of a sustainable world)
* Corporate Social Responsibility
* Business Ethics
* Social Justice





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