Cynthia Hardy is Laureate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is an Honorary Professor at Cardiff Business School, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, an Honorary member of EGOS (the European Group on Organization Studies), and a former International Visiting Fellow at the Advanced Institute of Management Research, UK. She is one of only two professors in Australia to be ranked by Thomson Reuters as a highly cited researcher in the field of Business & Economics.
Professor Hardy moved to Melbourne in 1998, and was Head of the newly formed Department of Management for its first three years. She previously worked at McGill University, Canada, and holds an undergraduate degree and doctorate from the University of Warwick, UK. She has held visiting positions at a range of institutions including the University of Leicester; the University of Ferrara, Italy; L'Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales, France; Simon Fraser University, Canada; and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She is co-founder of the International Centre for Research in Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change (ICRODSC), which links international researchers at institutions in Australia, Europe, North America and Asia, who share an interest in developing and applying discourse methods to study organizations.
Professor Hardy’s research interests revolve around discourse, power and organizational change She has published over 60 articles in refereed journals, as well as numerous book chapters and conference papers. She has published over 10 books, including two SAGE Handbooks – the Handbook of Organization Studies, which won the George R. Terry Book Award at the 1997 Academy of Management; and the Handbook of Organizational Discourse, which won the 2005 Outstanding Book at the Organizational Communication Division of the USA’