Professor of Organization Studies, University of Technology Sydney

Carl Rhodes is Professor of Organization Studies at UTS Business School. Working in the disciplines organization studies and business ethics, his current research investigates the ethical and political environments in which contemporary organizations operate and its effects on their behaviour. Central focus is on how organizations, especially corporations, can and should be held to account for their actions by citizens and by civil society. This work endeavours to contribute to the rigorous and critical questioning an reformulation of what the purpose of work organizations in the context of democracy.

Carl’s most recent books are CEO Society: The Corporate Takeover of Everyday Life (Zed, 2018 with Peter Bloom), The Companion to Ethics and Politics in Organizations (Routledge, 2015 with Alison Pullen), and Organizations and Popular Culture (Routledge, 2012 Simon Lilley). His work appears in journals such as Organization Studies, Human Relations, Organization, The Journal of Business Ethics, and Business Ethics Quarterly. He has served as Senior Editor of the journal Organization Studies as well as Associate Editor of Organization and Gender, Work and Organization.


  • –present
    Professor of Management and Organization Studies, Macquarie University


  • 2017 
    University of Technology Sydney, Doctor of Letters
  • 2000 
    University of Technology, Sydney, Doctor of Educaation