Sydney Environment Institute


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Professor Christopher Wright

Professor Christopher Wright

Educational Abbreviations
BEc(Hons); PhD Sydney
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SEI Role 2
Key Researcher
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The University of Sydney Business School
Interest areas
Diffusion of management knowledge, managerial and occupational identity, consultancy, and organisational and workplace change.
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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, consultancy and organisational change. His current research explores organizational and societal responses to climate change, with particular reference to how managers and business organizations interpret and respond to the climate crisis. He has published on this topic in relation to issues of corporate citizenship, emotionology, organizational justification and compromise, risk, 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 a number of books including The Management of Labour: A History of Australian Employers(Oxford University Press, 1995), Management as Consultancy: Neo-bureaucracy and the Consultant Manager (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-destruction (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Selected publications

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