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. Our work is focused on researching the role of social evaluations in business and society today. We recruit early-stage scholars to work in the Centre, focusing on legitimacy, status, image, reputation and trust. In 2018 we produced a book capturing some of our first ten years of work, including summaries of our research projects, publications and events. 

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Watch an introduction to the Centre



Read the latest news from the Centre. 

Our people

The Centre supports the work of a number of Postdoctoral Research Fellows and doctoral students. We are also 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


Centre for Corporate Reputation

We host and support a number of events throughout the year.

Annual Reputation Symposium

Our main event is the annual Reputation Symposium, held over three days in August-September for invited researchers and practitioners, including professional development workshops for young scholars, and the presentation of our annual awards for Best Published Paper and Best Dissertation. This year's symposium will take place from 29 to 31 August. For more information about past symposia, see below under 'Selected past events', or email reputation@sbs.ox.ac.uk.


R:ETRO Symposium

In June 2022 we were delighted to host many of the brilliant speakers who have contributed to the R:ETRO webinar series for two days of terrific discussion, hosted by Worcester College. It was an excellent way to build on the success of the webinars (see below). View the programme.


Seminars and webinars

We regularly host seminars and webinars, on subjects ranging from social evaluations to business ethics, relevant to both researchers and practitioners.

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

R:ETRO webinars take place every fortnight in term time, and are hosted by Alan Morrison, Professor of Law and Finance at Oxford Saïd, and Rita Mota, our former Intesa Sanpaolo Research Fellow, now an Assistant Professor at ESADE in Barcelona, and an International Research Fellow with the Centre.

To see the current programme and to view past webinars 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.

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.  

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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.


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.