About us

10 Years: The Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation

The Centre for Corporate Reputation is an independent research centre within Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. We aim to understand how the reputations of organisations are created, sustained, enhanced, destroyed and rehabilitated. In 2018 we produced a book capturing some of our first 10 years of work, including summaries of our research projects, publications and events. 

Download the book

Watch an introduction to the centre 

 

News

Read the latest news from the centre. 

Our people

We are fortunate to have the support of an outstanding group of International Research Fellows from academic institutions around the world, as well as many distinguished Visiting Fellows from business, the media and other organisations. 

Centre staff 

Visiting Fellows

International Research Fellows

Reputation is at the core of every decision made today by progressive and thoughtful organisations. The centre’s groundbreaking research and engagement with the wider world have advanced our understanding immeasurably.

Pierre Goad

Group Head of Communications, HSBC

Our teaching

We teach a course on the school’s MBA, underpinned by academic research and including contributions from leading figures from the business world.

We also work with Executive Education at Oxford Saïd on a number of courses, and run the Corporate Affairs Academy programme.

Events

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Annual Reputation Symposium

Our main event is the annual Reputation Symposium, held over three days in August-September, including professional development workshops for young scholars, and the presentation of our annual awards for Best Published Paper and Best Dissertation. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020 and 2021 we had to  host virtual symposiums online. We are delighted that our 2022 Reputation Symposium will once again be in person, and we look forward to three days of great research and discussion for invited researchers from 30 August to 1 September. See this year's programme. For more information about past symposia, see below under 'Selected past events', or email reputation@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

 

R:ETRO seminar series - Reputation: Ethics, Trust, and Relationships at Oxford

Rita Mota, our Intesa Sanpaolo Research Fellow, and Alan Morrison, Professor of Law and Finance at Saïd Business School, organise a series of seminars exploring reputation, trust, ethics, and relationships. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, these R:ETRO seminars now take place online.

To see the current programme and to view past online seminars and abstracts, see R:ETRO seminar series - Reputation: Ethics, Trust, and Relationships at Oxford.

To be added to our events mailing list, please email reputation@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

 

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R:ETRO Symposium

We were delighted to host many of the brilliant speakers who have contributed to the R:ETRO webinar series in June 2022 for two days of terrific discussion, hosted by Worcester College. It was an excellent way to cement the achievements of the series. View the programme.

SOAR seminar series - Stigma, Organisations, Authenticity, and Reputation 

Rohini Jalan and Eva Schlindwein, our Postdoctoral Research Fellows, and Tom Lawrence, Professor of Strategic Management at Saïd Business School, held a series of online seminars providing a forum to discuss research on how organisations navigate stigma, status and authenticity in a variety of contexts, including social innovation and community-based entrepreneurship. View the recordings.

Reputation magazine

We publish Reputation magazine three times a year. It captures our recent publications, research initiatives and other activities, and also includes interviews with leaders from business and other organisations, and is available for free. See our most recent issues below.  

Subscribe to Reputation

 

Contact

For more information about our work, please contact the centre.

Email: reputation@sbs.ox.ac.uk 

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 288900

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Our supporters

The centre’s work would be impossible without generous support from a number of organisations.  In particular, we would like to thank Eni, the major global integrated energy company; Intesa Sanpaolo, one of the largest banks in the eurozone; Roland Berger Strategy Consultants; Man GLG; and Santander. We would also like to express our gratitude to our Visiting Fellows, whose expertise and guidance is invaluable to our work.