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Max Baker

Max Baker


Lecturer

Rm 318
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 7084
Fax +61 2 9351 6638
max.baker@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Max Baker is a lecturer in the Discipline of Accounting. Before his academic career Max worked for a number of large companies such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Macquarie Bank. As an academic his research has explored corporate accountability, ethics, identity and corporate social responsibility and has been published in a number of top tier academic journals, books and industry reports. As an outstanding teacher in the area of management accounting Max won a number of prestigious teaching awards. Max is also an active member of the Balanced Enterprise Research Network.

Newsroom articles

  • Reporting 'misrepresents' business sustainability: study 31 Mar 2014

    The Conversation

    A report fins that several Australian companies could be inflating their adherence to corporate social responsibility guidelines. Max Baker is interviewed in the article.

  • Obama's concession on spying makes implicit case for leaks 21 Jan 2014

    The Conversation

    Max Baker and Jane Andrew co-authored an op-ed piece examining the implications of the reforms of the National Security Agency announced by President Obama.

  • Good reason to be a lawyer 13 Jan 2014

    The Australian

    Max Baker authored an opinion piece published in the Australian responding to Adam Creighton's article Too many laws, too many lawyers. Read more

  • GrainCorp interview 19 Nov 2013

    ABC NewsRadio

    ABC NewsRadio interviews Max about ADM's dark history and whether it is likely to affect Graincorp's future performance in terms of social responsibility.

  • GrainCorp controversy explained 19 Nov 2013

    The Wire

    Max Baker was interviewed by The Wire for his expert opinion on the government's pending decision to allow the sale of our largest publicly listed agribusinesses, GrainCorp, to giant American company Archer Daniels Midland.

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Publications

2014

8
Magazine Article/s

Baker M and Andrew J 2014 'Obama’s concession on spying makes implicit case for leaks', The Conversation – 21 January Link

11
Seminar Paper/s

Andrew J and Baker M 2014 'Wikileaks and Accountability, University of Wollongong Seminar Series, Australia, 30 May 2014

Baker M 2014 'Pragmatism and new directions in Social Accounting Research, University of Technology, Sydney Seminar Series, Sydney, Australia, 14 April 2014

2013

5
Conference Paper/s

Baker M and Schaltegger S 2013 'Pragmatism, Truth and Social Accounting Research', 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference APIRA 2013, Kobe, Japan, 28th July 2013

8
Magazine Article/s

Andrew J and Baker M 2013 'Senate run must be more than a get-out-of-jail card for Assange', The Conversation – 2 April

Baker M 2013 'How CSR transforms the pursuit of profit into moral mission', The Conversation - 17 June

11
Seminar Paper/s

Andrew J and Baker M 2013 'Wikileaks and Accountability, University of Sydney Seminar Series presentation, 16 October 2013

Baker M 2013 'Is there such a thing as objectivity in Pragmatism?, Stockholm University presentation, Stockholm, Sweden, 20 September 2013

Baker M 2013 'Why should we engage with practice? The challenge of Pragmatism, University of Essex presentation, Colchester, United Kingdom, 15 August 2013

Baker M 2013 'The epistemological ramifications of Pragmatism in relation to paradigmatic triangulation, Manchester Business School presentation, Manchester, United Kingdom, 4 August 2013

2012

2
Book Section/s

Baker M, Brown DA and Malmi T 2012 'An Integrated Package of Environmental Management Control Systems' in Best Practices in Management Accounting, ed. Greg N Gregoriou & Nigel Finch, Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom, pp. 115-29

11
Seminar Paper/s

Baker M and Schaltegger S 2012 'Pragmatism, truth and social and environmental accountability research, University of Sydney Research Seminar Series, Sydney, Australia, 17 June 2012

2011

4
Journal Article/s

De Cock C, Baker M and Volkmann C 2011 'Financial Phantasmagoria: Corporate Image-Work in Times of Crisis', Organization, vol.18:2, pp. 153-72

Baker M and Roberts J 2011 'All in the Mind? Ethical Identity and the Allure of Corporate Responsibility', Journal of Business Ethics, vol.101:Sup 1, pp. 5-15

2010

4
Journal Article/s

Baker M 2010 'Re-conceiving managerial capture', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol.23:7, pp. 847-867

Baker M 2010 'Office window', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol.23:8, pp. 1063

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Baker M 2009 'Article Review: Conceptualising future change in corporate sustainability reporting’ by Adams C.A. and G. Whelan', Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, vol.29:1, pp. 30-1

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Baker M 2009 'A Case Study of the Discursive and Subjective Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility', Proceedings of the 8th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research CSEAR 2009, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8th December 2009

11
Seminar Paper/s

Baker M 2009 'A case study of the discursive and subjective effects of Corporate Social Responsibility, University of Sydney Research Seminar Series, Sydney, Australia 2009

2008

5
Conference Paper/s

Baker M 2008 'Re-conceiving Managerial Capture', 7th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research CSEAR 2008, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 9th December 2008

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Baker M 2008 'Re-conceiving Managerial Capture', The Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ/IAAER) Conference, Sydney, Australia, 8th July 2008

Baker M 2008 'Re-conceiving Managerial Capture', 31st Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA), Rotterdam, Netherlands, 25th April 2008

2007

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Baker M, Brown D and Malmi T 2007 'Implementing environmental strategy with management control systems', 30th Annual Congress of European Accounting Association (EAA), Lisbon, Portugal, 27th April 2007

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