BEc(Hons); PhD Sydney
Professor of Organisational Studies
H03 - Institute Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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Christopher Wright is Professor of Organisational Studies and leader of the Balanced Enterprise Research Network at the University of Sydney Business School. His research focuses on the diffusion of management knowledge, managerial and occupational identity, consultancy, and organisational and workplace change. His current research explores individual, organizational and societal responses to anthropogenic climate change. He is particularly interested in how managers and business organizations interpret and respond to climate change and has published on this topic in relation to issues of corporate citizenship, emotionology, organizational justification and compromise, risk, narrative identity and future imaginings.
His research has appeared in a broad range of leading journals including: Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Environment & Planning A, Human Relations, Organization and the British Journal of Sociology. As well as chapters in edited collections, 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.
Can business save us from climate change? 16 Apr 2014
Dr Christopher Wright explores businesses role in climate change in the piece published by the Conversation.
Dr Christopher Wright wrote an op-ed piece for The Conversation, along with co-author Daniel Nyberg, Professor of Sustainability at the University of Nottingham, on their research into the nature of current political myths in relation to climate change.
That the social debate around climate change is a 'culture war' should come as no surprise to anyone observing current political debate in Australia, the US, UK and Canada.
The high price for consultant advice 13 Nov 2013
Professor Christopher Wright comments on the perception of the value of management consultancy services.
As the disconnect between political obfuscation and climate science continues, how might individuals respond to climate change?
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