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Research interests

Interpretive and critical studies of organisational change and sustainability; Organisation theory and research metatheory; Organisation development and resistance dynamics; Organizational aesthetics and identity politics; Occupational identity and professionalisation.

Monash teaching commitment

BEX6300 Philosophy of Research




Julie Wolfram Cox (Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University) is Professor of Management and past Director, International in the Department of Management, Monash Business School.  Julie joined Monash in February 2011 and held the role of Discipline Group Leader for the Governance, Leadership and Organisation (GLO) group of the Department until taking up its headship for three years in 2013.  Before joining Monash she was Chair in Management at Deakin University (2007-2011) and Deputy Chair of Deakin University’s Academic Board (2010-2011).  In addition to an earlier appointment in the Department of Management at Monash (1998-2003), Julie has also worked at RMIT University and at the University of Melbourne.  She holds B.A. (Honours) and Master of Research degrees in Psychology from the University of Melbourne and previously worked in banking and in management consulting.

Julie currently teaches the Faculty-wide Ph.D coursework unit Philosophy of Research. She completed an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant project on collaborative governance with Victoria Police (with Owen Hughes) and in 2020 was awarded a further three year Linkage Grant on "Architectural Work Cultures: Professional identity, Education and Wellbeing”, with Naomi Stead (RMIT U.), Maryam Gusheh and Brian Cooper (Monash University), Kirsten Orr (NSW Architects Registration Board), and a series of industry partners.

Julie’s research articles have been published in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, The Leadership QuarterlyOrganization, British Journal of Management, International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Culture and Organization, Journal of Material Culture, Curator, Journal of Management and Organization, and Australasian Journal of Environmental Management.  She has served as an associate editor for Culture and Organization and for Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management and has also edited or co-edited special issues of Human RelationsJournal of Organizational Change Management and Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.  She currently sits on the editorial boards of seven journals including Academy of Management Learning & Education, Organization and Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.  In terms of books Julie co-edited Fundamentals of Action Research (Sage, 2005) and Critical Management Studies at Work: Negotiating Tensions Between Theory and Practice (Edward Elgar, 2009), and she co-authored Disorganization Theory: Alternative Organizational Analysis (Routledge, 2007 with John Hassard and Mihaela Kelemen). 

Julie sat on the Board of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management from 2009 to 2012 and in 2012 she was elected to the five year Division Chair track of the Organization Development and Change Division of the US-based Academy of Management after having previously served as a Representative at Large. 

Julie has supervised 15 higher degree research students to successful completion.


In press:

Cavanagh, A., Croy, G., Wolfram Cox, J., & de Jong, A. 2022. Developing and harnessing historical sensibility to overcome the influence of dominant logics: A pedagogical model. Academy of Management Learning & Education. In Press https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2021.0271

  • Ranked A* for ABDC

Cooper, B., Shea, T., Wolfram Cox, J., Stead, N., & Robberts, J. 2023. Material matters: Concrete support and adaptability to work-related change during COVID-19. International Journal of Manpower. DOI: 10.1108/IJM-01-2023-0046

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Past Division Chair, Organization Development and Change Division, Academy of Management Inc (AOM)

Past Research Mentor, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Research area keywords

  • Organisation theory
  • research metatheory
  • resistance dynamics
  • organizational aesthetics

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