Staff profile

Professor Gavin Jack


College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce
La Trobe Business School
Department of Management and Marketing

Melbourne (Bundoora)


BA(Hons), GradCert, PhD

Membership of professional associations


Area of study


Brief profile

I completed my Bachelor's degree (with first class honours) in International Business and Languages in 1995, followed by a PhD in international management in 2000 at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. My professional career began with lectureships in marketing at the University of Stirling and then Keele University, UK. Following this, I spent six years working at the University of Leicester School of Management, latterly as a Reader in Culture and Consumption. I joined La Trobe Business School as Professor of Management in March 2009. I am currently an Associate Editor for the journal Organization, Co-Chair of the US Academy of Management's Critical Management Studies Division and sit on the editorial boards of a number of journals including the British Journal of Management, Consumption, Markets, Culture, and International Marketing Review. I became Director of MBA Programs in January 2012.

Teaching units

Personal and Professional Skills Development

International Management Project


Recent publications


Jack, G. & Phipps, A. (2012) 'Tourism', in: J. Jackson (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication. London: Routledge. 537-550.

Ellis, N.; Fitchett, J.; Higgins, M.; Jack, G.; Saren, M. & Tadajewski, M. (2011) Marketing: A Critical Textbook. London: Sage.

Adams, C.A.; Heijltjes, M.G.; Jack, G.; Marjoribanks, T. & Powell, M. (2011) 'The Development of Leaders Able to Respond to Climate Change and Sustainability Challenges: The Role of Business Schools', Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, 2(1): 165-171.

Jack, G.; Westwood, R.; Srinivas, N. & Sardar, Z. (2011) 'Broadening, Deepening and Re-asserting a Postcolonial Interrogative Space in Organization Studies', Organization, 18(3): 1-28.

Brewis, J. & Jack, G. (2010) 'Consuming Chavs: An Analysis of the Ambiguous Politics of Chavinism on the British Gay Male Scene', Sociology, 44(2): 1-18.

Ellis, N.; Jack, G.; Hopkinson, G. & O'Reilly, D. (2010) 'Boundary Work and Identity Construction in Marketing Exchanges', Marketing Theory, 10(3): 227-236.

Jack, G. & Westwood, R. (2009) International and Cross-Cultural Management Studies: A Postcolonial Reading. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


Jack, G. (2009) 'A Critical Perspective on Teaching Intercultural Competence in a Management Department', in: A. Fang, M. Byram & M. Fleming (eds) Becoming Interculturally Competent through Education and Training. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.


Brewis, J. & Jack, G. (2009) 'Culture', in: M. Alvesson, H. Willmott & T. Bridgman (eds) Handbook of Critical Management Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Jack, G. (2009) 'Language(s) and the Market: Theoretical and Empirical Work from a Management Perspective', in: H. Kelly-Homes & G. Mautner (eds) Language and the Market. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


Jack, G. (2008) 'Postcolonialism and Marketing', in: M. Tadajewski & D. Brownlie (eds) Critical Marketing: Contemporary Issues in Marketing. Chichester: John Wiley. 367-387.


Jack, G.; Calas, M.B.; Nkomo, S. & Peltonen, T. (2008) 'International Management: Critique and New Directions', Academy of Management Review. 33:4. 870-884.


Westwood, R. & Jack, G. (2008) 'The US Commercial-Political-Military Complex and the Emergence of International Business and Management Studies', Critical Perspectives on International Business. 4(4): 367-388.


Westwood, R. & Jack, G. (2007) 'Manifesto for a Postcolonial International Business Studies: A Provocation', Critical Perspectives on International Business. 3(3): 246-265.


Jack, G. (2007) 'International Management and Ethnography: What and Why?' Ethnography, 363-374.


Jack, G. & Lorbiecki, A. (2007) 'National Identity, Globalization and the Discursive Construction of Organizational Identity', British Journal of Management. 18: 79-94.


Jack, G. (2006) 'An Interview with Noam Chomsky', Language and Intercultural Communication. 6(1): 92-105.


Jack, G. & Westwood, R. (2006) 'Postcolonialism and the Politics of Qualitative Research in International Business', Management International Review, 46(4): 481-501.


Jack, G. & Phipps, A. (2005) Tourism and Intercultural Exchange: Why Tourism Matters. Clevedon: Channel View Publications.


Ellis, N.; Jack, G. & Higgins, M. (2005) '(De)constructing the Market for Animal Feeds: A Discursive Study', Journal of Marketing Management. 21: 117-146.


Brewis, J. & Jack, G. (2005) 'Pushing Speed? The Marketing of Fast and Convenience Food', Consumption, Markets, Culture. 8(1): 49-67.


Jack, G. (2004) 'On Speech, Critique and Protection', Ephemera, 4(2): 121-134.


Godfrey, R.; Jack, G. & Jones, C. (2004) 'Sucking, Bleeding, Breaking: On the Continuities of Vampirism, Capital and Time', Culture & Organization. 10(1): 25-36.


Jack, G. & Lorbiecki, A. (2003) 'Asserting Possibilities of Resistance in the Cross-Cultural Teaching Machine: Re-Viewing Videos of Others', in: A. Prasad (Ed) Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysis: A Critical Engagement. New York: Palgrave. 213-232.


Cusack, M.; Jack, G. & Kavanagh, D. (2003) 'Dancing with Discrimination: Managing Stigma and Identity', Culture & Organization. 9(4): 295-310.


Jack, G. & Phipps, A. (2003) 'On the Uses of Travel Guides in the Context of German Tourism to Scotland', Tourist Studies. 3(3): 281-300.


Jack, G. (2002) 'Critical Encounters with Representations of German Business', in: A. Phipps (ed) Contemporary German Cultural Studies. London: Arnold. 156-178.


Lorbiecki, A. & Jack, G. (2000) 'Critical Turns in the Evolution of Diversity Management', British Journal of Management. 11: 17-32.