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Lecturer in Organisation Studies and Sustainability, Cardiff University

George Ferns is a lecturer in Management, Employment and Organization at Cardiff Business School. His research broadly concerns how organisations engage with issues surrounding the natural environment; focusing on topics such as corporate responses to climate change, corporate social responsibility, and environmental activism. Currently, George's research concerns three main areas:

How organizations engage with issues surrounding the natural environment; focusing on topics such as corporate responses to climate change, corporate social responsibility, and environmental activism.
Political economy of sustainable development; focusing on the changing role of capitalism in shaping sustainable business practices in developing countries - especially in Africa.
The changing dynamics of work in a hypermodern society; focusing on gender issues, precarious work, and the rise of the gig economy.

George has published in academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, Business & Society, and Journal of Business Ethics. He has also contributed to several edited books and has published in The Conversation, Guardian and Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Management, Employment and Organisation, Cardiff University

Education

  • 2017 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD