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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

MGX4300 Contemporary Issues in Management



Julie Wolfram Cox (Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University) is Professor of Management  and 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, MBA Organisational Transformation and Contemporary Issues in Management for Honours students.  Her research interests include:  Interpretive and critical studies of organizational change; Organization development and resistance dynamics; Organization theory and research metatheory; Organizational aesthetics and identity politics; and Occupational identity and professionalization.  She has a particular interest in participatory action research that assists community development and social change.  She completed an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant project on collaborative governance with Victoria Police (with Owen Hughes). 

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 eleven higher degree research students to successful completion.


Forthcoming publications:

Eva, N., Wolfram Cox, J., Tse, H., & Lowe, K. In press. From Competency to Conversation: A Multi-Perspective Approach to Collective Leadership Development. Leadership Quarterly.

  • Ranked A* for ABDC

Caillard, G. & Wolfram Cox, J. In press. Gender at Victoria Police: A long way travelled. In T. Dundon & A. Wilkinson (Eds.), Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management, pp. 129-136. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

External positions

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

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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Projects 2007 2018

Research Output 1997 2019

A dimensional approach to community-based tourism: recognising and differentiating form and context

Mayaka, M., Croy, W. G. & Wolfram Cox, J., Jan 2019, In : Annals of Tourism Research. 74, p. 177-190 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

From competency to conversation: a multi-perspective approach to collective leadership development

Eva, N., Wolfram Cox, J., Tse, H. H. M. & Lowe, K. B., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Leadership Quarterly. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Philosophy of science, social theory, and organizational analysis: paradigmatic transformations since the postmodern turn

Hassard, J. & Wolfram Cox, J., 2019, The Emerald Handbook of Management and Organizational Inquiry. Boje, D. M. & Sanchez, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Bingley UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, p. 207-227 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The changing nature of managerial work: the effects of corporate restructuring on management jobs and careers

Foster, W. M., Hassard, J. S., Morris, J. & Wolfram Cox, J., Mar 2019, In : Human Relations. 72, 3, p. 473-504 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

From relational to relationist leadership in critical management education: recasting leadership work after the practice turn

Wolfram Cox, J. & Hassard, J., Dec 2018, In : Academy of Management Learning and Education. 17, 4, p. 532-556 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review