BEc(Hons); PhD Sydney
Professor of Organisational Studies
H03 - Institute Building
University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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Chris Wright's research focuses on the diffusion of management knowledge, managerial and professional identity, and organisational and workplace change. His current research interests include business and organisational responses to climate change; identity, emotion and justification in organizational life; and the role of consultancy in organisational change and innovation.
Chris has published in leading international journals including Organization Studies, Research Policy, Human Relations, British Journal of Management, Organization, Management Learning, Environment & Planning A, and Work, Employment and Society. In addition his work has appeared in a range of edited collections and he is the author of several monographs including The Management of Labour: A History of Australian Employers (Oxford University Press, 1995). He has been a Chief Investigator on a range of major research projects and is the team leader on a current Australian Research Council Discovery project (2011-2013) into business responses to climate change.
Despite the widespread scientific consensus regarding anthropogenic climate change, ideological rhetoric dominates the global political discourse. This is preventing the development of clear policy frameworks that companies need for long-term investments. In spite of this, there are signs of progress at the international, national and corporate levels, writes Christopher Wright and Andy Hoffman.
Carbon tax: not everyone's worse off 03 Jul 2012
Australian Financial Review
The Australian Financial Review has published an op-ed written by Professor Christopher Wright and Lecturer Maurizio Floris, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School, in which they opine that several political and business hindrances stand in the way of Tony Abbott's pledged repeal of the Carbon Tax.
Australian businesses are expected to play a leading role in the fight against global warming. This project will generate new insights into how, though organisational change initiatives, Australian corporations are responding to the issue of climate change, as well as the sustainability of these initiatives.
ARC Discovery Project
- Business responses to climate change
- Organisational change
- Organisational sustainability
- Managerial & professional identity
- Management consulting
- Human resource management