H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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Dr 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 (PwC) 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. Recently Max has won the Emerald/EFMD award for best PhD thesis in the area of interdisciplinary accounting. Max has also been the recipient of a number of teacher awards and is an active member of the Pacioli Society and the Balanced Enterprise Research Network.
A report fins that several Australian companies could be inflating their adherence to corporate social responsibility guidelines. Max Baker is interviewed in the article.
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
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 controversy explained 19 Nov 2013
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.
GrainCorp interview 19 Nov 2013
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.
Andrew J and Baker M 2014 'The Global Accountability Gap: The Case of an International Oil Company, Organisational Discourse, Strategy and Change Workshop, University of Sydney, Australia, 27 November 2014
Andrew J and Baker M 2014 'Accounting and Wikileaks, The University of Adelaide Seminar Series, Australia, 31 October 2014
Andrew J and Baker M 2014 'Accounting as Ideology: The case of Wikileaks, The University of Melbourne Seminar Series, Australia, 10 October 2014
Andrew J and Baker M 2014 'Accounting as Ideology: Lessons from Wikileaks, RMIT Melbourne Seminar Series, Australia, 26 September 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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