Professor Juliet Roper

Juliet Roper

Professor of Management Communication
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Leadership Communication

Qualifications: BA Otago, Dip Tch NZED, Dip Tch Otago, MMS PhD Waikato

About Juliet

Professor Juliet Roper's research interests encompass social and environmental aspects of sustainability, including cross sector engagement, public relations, influences on public policy, government and corporate discourses on sustainability and social responsibility.

She has been a finalist for the US-based Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes Faculty Pioneer Award, and leader of several externally funded research projects, including analysis of business and government responses to the Kyoto Protocol; dialogue for public engagement in controversial issues; and the political, commercial, social and environmental context of New Zealand’s national sustainability policies and practices.

Papers Taught

Recent Publications

  • Wang, Y., Cheney, G., & Roper, J. (2016). Virtue Ethics and the Practice–Institution Schema: An Ethical Case of Excellent Business Practices. Journal of Business Ethics, 138, 67-77. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2579-3

  • Roper, J. (2016). Futures intelligence: Applying Gardner to public relations. Public Relations Review, 42(2), 258-263. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2015.04.005

  • Roper, J., Ganesh, S., & Zorn, T. (2016). Doubt, delay and discourse: Skeptics' strategies to politicize climate change. Science Communication, 38(6), 776-799. doi:10.1177/1075547016677043

  • Collins, E., & Roper, J. (2015). Sustainability on Hold: Business vs Government Leadership 2003-2014. Waikato Management School.

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Communication; Environment Issues; Environmental Politics; Public Relations; Sustainability

Contact Details

Room: MSB.4.35C
Phone: +64 7 838 4142