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Sykes, Christopher S. Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • School of Management, Operations and Marketing
  • Discipline: Management

Overview


Christopher has a PhD in the area of organisational change. His research focuses on practices and processes in organisations and how they are shaped by the operations of time, power and politics. Current projects include: the politics of time and organisational change; a review of time and temporality, sensemaking and narrative in organisational change and; most recently, inter-personal and organisational misconduct leading to workplace suicide. He is experienced in the use of a range of qualitative methodologies including collaborative and participative action research and ethnography. His research has appeared in journals such as: Human Relations, International Journal of Management Reviews, Organization Studies, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Studies in Higher Education and Continuing Studies in Higher Education. He is co-author with Patrick Dawson of a monograph published by Routledge in 2016 entitled Organizational Change and Temporality: Bending the Arrow of Time. He is the current Management Discipline Leader in the School of Management and Marketing.

Research Overview


  • Chris's research interests include:

    • Processual approaches to organisational change
    • The politics of time and organisational change
    • Practice-based research in organisations
    • Inter-personal and organizational misconduct and workplace suicide

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Career Orientations and Performance Management in an Emergency Service Organisation: Competing or Complementary Imperatives? Bland, Jay
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Understanding the impacts of accreditation to the Australian NSQHS standards on quality and safety in public dental services. Powers, John
    Master of Philosophy - BAL Exploring Organisations' Reactions to Employee Suicide Pfitzner, Kym
    Doctor of Philosophy Multiple explorations of social misfit. Sun, Stella

Keywords


  • Organisational change, practice-based approaches to organising, time and temporality, community and NGO organisations.

Full Name


  • Dr. Christopher S. Sykes

Mailing Address


  • School of Management, Operations and Management, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Research Overview


  • Chris's research interests include:

    • Processual approaches to organisational change
    • The politics of time and organisational change
    • Practice-based research in organisations
    • Inter-personal and organizational misconduct and workplace suicide

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Career Orientations and Performance Management in an Emergency Service Organisation: Competing or Complementary Imperatives? Bland, Jay
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Understanding the impacts of accreditation to the Australian NSQHS standards on quality and safety in public dental services. Powers, John
    Master of Philosophy - BAL Exploring Organisations' Reactions to Employee Suicide Pfitzner, Kym
    Doctor of Philosophy Multiple explorations of social misfit. Sun, Stella

Keywords


  • Organisational change, practice-based approaches to organising, time and temporality, community and NGO organisations.

Full Name


  • Dr. Christopher S. Sykes

Mailing Address


  • School of Management, Operations and Management, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility