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Anne Dickson

BA (Qld); Grad Dip Comp Stud (Canberra); MAppSc (Sydney)
PhD Candidate

H69 - Codrington Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Anne’s PhD research is combined with work as a sustainability facilitator and consultant with not-for-profit organisations to bring about positive social and environmental outcomes. She works with people who wish to understand and improve their organisation's impact and explain this impact to others. Anne is also an experienced senior executive with strategy, technology management and organisational change management expertise, predominantly in financial services.

Thesis working title

Corporate environmental disclosure: composing representations of nature

Large publicly listed companies are increasingly engaging with the practice of incorporating environmental considerations into decision making. The research takes a discourse analysis approach to ask how representations of nature being composed as they become part of the environmental modernisation discourse of business.  In doing so it seeks to explore the interplay between different understandings of nature and expectations of environmental outcomes.

Supervisors: Christopher Wright, Daniel Nyberg


Journal Article/s

Dickson A 2016 'Book Review of 'Corporate Social Entrepreneurship: Integrity Within', by Christine A. Hemingway', Organization, vol.23:5, pp. 791-3


Conference Paper/s

Dickson A 2013 'Environmental sustainability disclosure: Crisis avoidance or avoidance of change?', 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies, Manchester, United Kingdom, 12th July 2013

Seymour RG, Ormiston J and Dickson A 2013 'Exploring the Relationships between Social Impact Assessment, Strategy, Practitioners, and Praxis', 25th Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics SASE 2013 – “States In Crisis”, Milan, Italy, 29th June 2013


Book Section/s

Dickson A, Dey C and Murray J 2010 'The University of Sydney ISA software tool' in The sustainability practitioner's guide to input-output analysis, ed. J Murray & R Wood, Common Ground, Champaign, United States

Seminar Paper/s

Dickson A 2010 'Do companies rated as leaders in environmental reporting have lower greenhouse gas emissions?, Working paper presented to CES Summer School - July 2010, Coimbra, Portugal 2010