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Eric Knight

Eric Knight


Senior Lecturer

Rm N437
H03 - Institute Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 7391
eric.knight@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Dr Eric Knight is Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Management at the University of Sydney Business School, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Eric researches and teaches in the area of leadership, innovation, and organisational change. His current work focuses on how organisational design and leadership practice is used to enable fast-tracked radical product development inside well-established bureaucracies. This work encompasses various organisations operating in dynamic environments, including energy, media and financial services companies as well as public sector management.

Eric has wide industry experience, having previously worked for the Boston Consulting Group. He has consulted to a number of organizations including the OECD and the World Bank, and he serves as company director on a listed medical technology company. His public engagements have included two books, regular opinion articles, and numerous public reports. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Young Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Sydney. He is an Australian Rhodes Scholar, and completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford.

Newsroom articles

  • Going places 08 Jan 2014

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Dr Eric Knight from the University of Sydney Business School was interviewed in a Sydney Morning Herald article which lists how people are shaping a better Sydney.

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Publications

2014

2
Book Section/s

Knight ERW 2014 Forthcoming 'Overview of the Asia-Pacific carbon markets' in Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law, ed. G Calster and W Vandenberghe, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

5
Conference Paper/s

Knight ERW and Sharma R 2014 'Towards a dynamic model for financial product evolution: the case of infrastructure investment', Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting: TAMPA 2014, Tampa, United States, 12th April 2014

8
Magazine Article/s

Knight ERW 2014 'Three Imperatives for Good Project Managers', Harvard Business Review Blog - 21 March Link

Knight ERW 2014 'The Art of Corporate Endurance', Harvard Business Review Blog - 7 April Link

2013

1
Book/s

Knight ERW 2013 'Why we argue about climate change', Black Inc, Collingwood, Australia

4
Journal Article/s

Bolukbasi B, Knight ERW and et al 2013 'Open data: Crediting a culture of cooperation', Science, vol.342, pp. 1041-2

11
Seminar Paper/s

Knight ERW 2013 'Keynote Address: Tackling Our Trickiest Problems, Green Cities 2013 Conference, Sydney, Australia, 7 March 2013

2012

1
Book/s

Knight ERW 2012 'Reframe: How to solve the world's trickiest problems', Black Inc, Collingwood, Australia

2
Book Section/s

Knight ERW 2012 'The Sun King' in Anthology of Best Business Writing in 2011, ed. A Cornell, University of New South Wales Press, Kensington, Australia

4
Journal Article/s

Knight ERW 2012 'Five perspectives on an emerging market: challenges with clean tech private equity', Journal of Alternative Investments, vol.14:3, pp. 76-81 Link

Knight ERW 2012 'The economic geography of financing clean tech venture capital', Competition and change, vol.16:2, pp. 77-90 Link

11
Seminar Paper/s

Knight ERW 2012 'China and the United States: how business can capitalise on Chinese innovation, Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, 29 September 2012

Knight ERW 2012 'How innovation is organised, North Sydney Chamber of Commerce, North Sydney, Australia, 13 June 2012

Knight ERW 2012 'Future of business innovation and work, TEDx Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (China), 28 May 2012

Knight ERW 2012 'What's the big idea?, Sydney Writers' Festival, Sydney, Australia, 15 May 2012

Knight ERW 2012 'Reframe, Ockham’s Razor on ABC Radio National, Australia, 22 April 2012

Knight ERW 2012 'Beyond populist politics and policies, Australian National University and ABC Big Ideas Radio National, Australia, 10 April 2012

Knight ERW 2012 'Debut Mondays, The Wheeler Centre, Australia, 20 February 2012

Knight ERW 2012 'Conversation Hour with Jon Faine, ABC Melbourne Radio, Australia, 19 February 2012

Knight ERW 2012 'Drive with Richard Glover, ABC Sydney, Australia, 14 February 2012

Knight ERW 2012 'Drive with Waleed Aly, Radio National, Australia, 14 February 2012

2011

2
Book Section/s

Knight ERW and Dixon AD 2011 'The Role of Investment Consultants in Transforming Pension Fund Decision Making: The Integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance Considerations into Corporate Valuation' in Corporate Governance Failures: The Role of Institutional Investors in the Global Financial Crisis, ed. James P. Hawley, Shyam J. Kamath, and Andrew T. Williams, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, United States, pp. 217-41

4
Journal Article/s

Clark GL and Knight ERW 2011 'Temptation and the virtues of long-term commitment: the governance of sovereign wealth fund investment', Asian Journal of International Law, vol.1:2, pp. 321-48 Link

Knight ERW 2011 'The Economic Geography of European Carbon Trading', Journal of Economic Geography, vol.11:5, pp. 817-41 Link

11
Seminar Paper/s

Knight ERW 2011 'Australian innovation, Saturday Extra ABC Radio National, Australia, 1 October 2011

Knight ERW 2011 'What's killing Australian innovation, Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Australia, 5 September 2011

Knight ERW 2011 'Innovation, Australia Talks, Australia, 24 August 2011

2010

10
Report/s

Knight ERW 2010 'Climate Change and Fiscal Policy: A Report for APEC', Office of Chief Economist of World Bank

11
Seminar Paper/s

Knight ERW 2010 'The power of devolution: driving investment from the periphery, Presentation at Institutional Investors and Long-term Investing workshop, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Oxford, United Kingdom, 30 March 2010

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Knight ERW 2009 'Book review of 'The crisis of global environmental governance: towards a new political economy of sustainability', Jacob Park, Ken Conca and Matthias Finger (Editors)', International Affairs, vol.85:1

Clark GL and Knight ERW 2009 'Implications of the UK Companies Act 2006 for Institutional Investors and the Market for Corporate Social Responsibility', University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, vol.11:2, pp. 259-96

5
Conference Paper/s

Knight ERW 2009 'The role of non-financial considerations in the finance sector: the role of asset consulting companies', PRI Academic Conference, 5th October 2009

Knight ERW 2009 'The economic implications of carbon trading across geographies', European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 17th Annual Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 27th June 2009

Knight ERW 2009 'The economic geography of carbon trading', PRI Young Scholars Finance Academy conference, St Gallen University and Oikos Foundation, St Gallen, Switzerland, 11th February 2009

10
Report/s

Knight ERW 2009 'Economic and Fiscal Policy Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation in Indonesia', Indonesian Ministry of Finance Green Paper

Knight ERW 2009 'Fiduciary responsibility – Legal and practical aspects of integrating environmental, social and governance issues into institutional investment', UNEP FI

Knight ERW 2009 'The global state of sustainable insurance – understanding and integrating environmental, social and governance factors in insurance', UNEP FI

Knight ERW 2009 'The post-2012 international financing framework: the path for Indonesia', Indonesian Ministry of Finance at invitation of World Bank - 20 April

Knight ERW 2009 'Comment on Pan, J. Chen, Y. Wang, W. (2009) China’s Carbon Budget Proposal and the International climate negotiations', Working paper for Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU

11
Seminar Paper/s

Knight ERW 2009 'The role of asset consulting companies in transforming investment decision making: the global financial crisis and the challenge of responsible investment, Presentation to Elfenworks Centre for Fiduciary Capitalism conference, St May’s College, United States, 7 October 2009

Knight ERW 2009 'Remaking the financial model: corporate finance and climate change, Presentation for Oxford Achilles Working Group on Corporate Social Responsibility presentation at Said Business School, Oxford, United Kingdom, 18 February 2009

2008

2
Book Section/s

Wilder M, Miller M and Knight ERW 2008 'Legal Issues and Contractual Solutions' in Climate Change and Forests, Emerging Policy and Market Solutions, ed. Streck C., Tarasofsky R., O'Sullivan R. & Janson-Smith T., Brookings Institute Press, Washington, DC, United States

5
Conference Paper/s

Knight ERW 2008 'Using private law remedies to turn corporate values into climate change solutions', St Gallen Symposium, St Gallen, Switzerland, 20th May 2008

10
Report/s

Doornbosch R and Knight ERW 2008 'What Role for Public Finance in International Climate Change Mitigation?', OECD Roundtable for Sustainable Development

11
Seminar Paper/s

Knight ERW 2008 'The financial challenges of addressing climate change, Presentation for Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU, Canberra, Australia, 20 December 2008

Clark GL and Knight ERW 2008 'Institutional Investors, the Political Economy of Corporate Disclosure, and the Market for CSR: Implications from the UK Companies Act (2006), Financial Markets and Environmental Governance workshop, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Oxford, United Kingdom, 29 May 2008

Videos

Dr Eric Knight's latest book, Why We Argue About Climate Change, takes on one of the most contentious policy issues in Australia and in international politics. He discusses what he believes to be at the heart of the debate, and the critical role of entrepreneurs and small businesses in the solution.

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