Carl Rhodes

Carl Rhodes is Professor of Organization Studies and Deputy Dean Group at UTS Business School. He has previously held chairs at Macquarie University, Swansea University and the University of Leicester.  Prior to his academic career, he worked as a manager and consultant for Lend Lease, Citibank and The Boston Consulting Group.

Carl’s research investigates the ethical and political environment in which contemporary organizations operate and its effects on their behaviour. Current projects focus on cultural and gender diversity and discrimination in leadership, and contemporary business practice’s relationship with democracy and justice. This research extends also into the social and democratic role of universities, and the implications of this for both pedagogy and University Management. Carl’s work has been funded by a range of funding bodies, including five grants from The Australian Research Council. In 2017, he had the honour of being awarded UTS’ most prestigious degree, the Doctor of Letters.

Carl’s most recent books are CEO Society: The Corporate Takeover of Everyday Life (Zed, 2018 with Peter Bloom), and The Companion to Ethics and Politics in Organizations (Routledge, 2015 with Alison Pullen). He is currently working on Disturbing Business Ethics: Emmanuel Levinas and The Politics of Organizational Life, which will be published by Routledge in 2019.   Carl’s academic work can also be found in journals such as Organization Studies, Human Relations, The Business Ethics Quarterly, and Gender, Work and Organization. He regularly contributes to the media with articles and commentary on issues related to ethics, politics and business.

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