Professor Juliet Roper

Juliet Roper

Professor of Management Communication
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Leadership Communication
Co-director of Responsible and Sustainable Management Unit - New Zealand Institute for Business Research


Communication; Environment Issues; Environmental Politics; Public Relations; Sustainability

Qualifications: BA Otago, Dip Tch NZED, Dip Tch Otago, MMS PhD Waikato

Contact Details

Room: MSB.4.35C
Phone: +64 7 838 4142

Papers Taught

About Juliet

Professor Juliet Roper's research interests encompass social and environmental aspects of sustainability, including cross sector engagement, public relations, influences on public policy, government and corporate discourses on sustainability and social responsibility.

She has been a finalist for the US-based Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes Faculty Pioneer Award, and leader of several externally funded research projects, including analysis of business and government responses to the Kyoto Protocol; dialogue for public engagement in controversial issues; and the political, commercial, social and environmental context of New Zealand’s national sustainability policies and practices.

Recent Publications

  • Wang, Y., Cheney, G., & Roper, J. (2016). Virtue ethics and the practice–institution schema: An ethical case of excellent business practices. Journal of Business Ethics, 138, 67-77. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2579-3

  • Roper, J., Ganesh, S., & Zorn, T. (2016). Doubt, delay and discourse: Skeptics' strategies to politicize climate change. Science Communication, 38(6), 776-799. doi:10.1177/1075547016677043

  • Roper, J. (2016). Futures intelligence: Applying Gardner to public relations. Public Relations Review, 42(2), 258-263. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2015.04.005

  • Kaefer, F., Roper, J., & Sinha, P. (2015). A software-assisted qualitative content analysis of news articles: Examples and reflections. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 16(2), 20 pages. Open Access version:

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