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Dr George Ferns

Dr George Ferns

Lecturer in Management, Employment and Organisation

Ysgol Busnes Caerdydd

Email:
fernsg@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6013
Location:
Room R24, Adeilad Aberconwy, Rhodfa Colum, Cathays, Caerdydd, CF10 3EU

George's research concerns two main areas:

  1. 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.
  2. Political economy of sustainable development; focusing on the changing role of capitalism in shaping sustainable business practices in developing countries - especially in Africa.  

His work is largely underpinned by post-structural discourse theory. George has published in academic journals such as Business & Society and Journal of Business Ethics. He has also contributed to two book chapters (Cambridge University Press and Routledge) and has published in the Guardian and Stanford Social Innovation Review.

2019

2018

2017

  • BS2530 Organisational Behaviour
  • BS3728 Ethics and Morality of Business

Journal Articles

  • Ferns, G., Amaeshi, K (2017). Struggles at the summits: discourse coalitions, field boundaries, and the shifting role of business in sustainable development. Business & Society, DOI: 10.1177/0007650317701884
  • Kaesehage, K., Leyshon M., Ferns G., Leyshon C (2017) Seriously personal: the reasons that motivate entrepreneurs to address climate change. Journal of Business Ethics, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-017-3624-1
  • Ferns, G., Amaeshi, K., Lambert A (2017) Drilling their own graves: How the European oil and gas supermajors avoid sustainability tensions through mythmaking. Journal of Business Ethics, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-017-3733-x

Book Chapters

  • Ferns, G., and A. Okupe (forthcoming) New-capitalisms as a social movement? In K. Amaeshi, A. Okupe, U. Idemudia (ed.) Africapitalism: Rethinking the Role of Business in Africa. Cambridge University Press, UK
  • Ferns, G. (forthcoming) Business elites as agents for social change: integrative vs. separated perspectives. in F. Ovadje, and S. Aryee (ed.) Handbook for Organizational Change in Africa. Routledge, UK