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Dr George Ferns

Dr George Ferns

Lecturer in Management, Employment and Organisation

Ysgol Busnes Caerdydd

+44 (0)29 2087 6013
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.







  • 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