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Kevin McKague

Senior Research Fellow

Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability
Tel: 416-727.7134
Fax: 416-288-0719
E-mail: mckague@yorku.ca

Research Interests
Kevin’s research focus is the interface between markets, sustainability and international development and how the private sector and entrepreneurs can contribute to poverty alleviation and sustainable development in low-income economies.

Selected Publications
Dynamic Capabilities of Institutional Entrepreneurship, Journal of Enterprising Communities, 2010.
Growing Inclusive Markets, Journal of Enterprising Communities, 2010.
Compendium of Ethics Codes and Instruments of Corporate Responsibility, York University, 2007.
Sustainable Local Enterprise Networks, MIT/Sloan Management Review, 2005.

Case Studies
City Water Tanzania, Ivey Publishing, 2007.
E+Co: The Path to Scale, Ivey Publishing, 2007.
Shell, Nigeria and the Ogoni: Prospects for Reconciliation and Sustainable Development, Schulich, 2004.
The Body Shop International, Schulich, 2003
Growing a Sustainable Energy Company: Suncor’s Venture into Alternative and Renewable Energy, Schulich, 2000.

Kevin has also written and supervised dozens of case studies of ‘sustainable local enterprise networks’ for the International Finance Corporation, the United Nations Development Program and the Canadian International Development Agency.

Biography
Kevin is a PhD student at the Schulich School of Business and has been responsible for managing a number of IRIS-related research projects including:

Sustainable Enterprise and Development in Africa
The Role of the Private Sector in Development
Business and Sustainable Livelihoods
Design for Sustainability
Voluntary Codes of Business Conduct in International Markets
Sustainable Business Models

Kevin has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business that focused on business and sustainability and an undergraduate degree from McMaster University focused on international development. He has worked in Bangladesh, Tanzania, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Ghana, as well as in India and the Middle East.

Current IRIS Project
Sustainable Value Creation Speaker Series

Past IRIS Projects
Coalitions for Sustainable Enterprise and Development in Africa
The Role of the Private Sector in Development
Business and Sustainable Livelihoods
Design for Sustainability
Voluntary Codes of Business Conduct in International Markets
Sustainable Business Models

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