Professor Juliet Roper

Juliet Roper

Professor of Management Communication
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Leadership Communication
Co-director of Responsible and Sustainable Management Unit - New Zealand Institute for Business Research

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

Research Supervised

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  • Koya, N., Hurst, B., & Roper, J. (2021). In whose interests? When relational engagement to obtain a social license leads to paradoxical outcomes. Public Relations Review, 47(1), 101987. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2020.101987

  • Koya, N., & Roper, J. (2020). Legislated CSR in practice: The experience of India. Journal of Public Affairs, online. doi:10.1002/pa.2507

  • Roper, J., & Hurst, B. (2019). Public relations, futures planning and political talk for addressing wicked problems. Public Relations Review, 45(5), 101828. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2019.101828

  • Hurst, B., Roper, J., & George, M. (2019). Can corporations take political roles [and should they]? The case of Papua New Guinea and the extractive industry. Resources Policy, 64, 6 pages. doi:10.1016/j.resourpol.2019.101518

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

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.4.35C
Phone: +64 7 838 4142