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Professor Juliet Roper

Role: Professor of Management Communication
Faculty: Faculty of Management  
Department: Management Communication


Faculty Profile

Research Expertise

  • Business and Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Public Relations

Teaching Areas/Programmes

  • Organisational Sustainability
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Public Relations

Academic and Professional Leadership Roles

  • President, Asia Pacific Academy of Business in Society, 2007 – ongoing
  • Board Member, International Communication Association, 2009 – 2011
  • Associate Editor, Sustainability, Management and Policy Journal, 2010 - ongoing
  • Editorial Board Member, Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society,  Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Journal of Communication Management, Environmental Communication:  A Journal of Nature and Culture, Journal of Public Affairs,
  • Associate Dean, Sustainability, Waikato Management School, 2007 - 2010
  • Visiting Professor to the Copenhagen Business School’s Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, funded by the Danish Research Council, November – December 2008
  • Chair, Internationalisation Committee of International Communication Association, 2008-2009
  • Chairperson, Dept of Management Communication, University of Waikato, 2005 - 2007  


  • Principal Investigator, Marsden Fund project: ‘Sustainability at a cross roads’, $772,835, 2010-13
  • CIMA Research Award (UK), $27,000, 2009-2010               
  • Book of the Year Award (edited), National Communication Association (USA) for May, S., Cheney, G. & Roper, J. (eds) (2007). Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility: Perspectives and Arguments. Oxford University Press, 2007
  • Finalist, Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes Faculty Pioneer Award, 2006
  • Principal Investigator, Marsden Fund (Royal Society of NZ) project: “The Kyoto Protocol as a measure of commitment to principles of sustainability”, $100,000.00, 2004-05
  • Co-Principal Investigator, NZ Ministry of Research, Science & Technology research funded Science Dialogue Fund project: “Capacity Building through Science Dialogue”, $180,000.00, 2005; “The Communicative Properties of Science and Technology Dialogue”, $365,000.00, 2003-04

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