International Affiliate Faculty
University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2000)
Professor of Management
University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Since2017
Associate Professor in Organisational Leadership and Behaviour
University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2008 - 2017
Senior Lecturer in Organisational Leadership and Behaviour
University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2000 - 2007
Head of Department
Lincoln University, New Zealand, 1996 - 1997
Lecturer in Communication, Learning and Extension (Tenured position)
Lincoln University, New Zealand, 1991 - 2000
Regional Extramural Coordinator
Massey University, New Zealand, 1990 - 1992
South Island Tutor Training Centre, New Zealand (SITTC), New Zealand, 1985 - 1989
ZHAO, X., MILLS, C. (2019) . Reconciling multiple realities in an international joint venture: a case for deliberately fostering communication hybridity at the interfirm interface, Communication Research and Practice, 5 (1), 57-72
BURLAT, C., MILLS, C. (2018) . Power to the People? How an energy company's strategic texts constitute the company-consumer interface working against collective action, M@n@gement, 21 (2), 738-772
CARLTON, S., MILLS, C. (2017) . The Student Volunteer Army: a ‘repeat emergent’ emergency response organisation, Disasters, 41 (4), 764-787
ARNAUD, N., MILLS, C., LEGRAND, C., MATON, E. (2016) . Materializing Strategy in Mundane Tools: the Key to Coupling Global Strategy and Local Strategy Practice?, British Journal of Management, 27 (1), 38-57
ARNAUD, N., MILLS, C., LEGRAND, C. (2016) . Liberation through narrativity: A case of organization reconstruction through strategic storytelling, Management International, 20 (2), 107-118
BARUCH, Y., WORDSWORTH, R., MILLS, C., WRIGHT, S. (2016) . Career and work attitudes of blue-collar workers, and the impact of a natural disaster chance event on the relationships between intention to quit and actual quit behaviour, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 25 (3), 459-473
ROGERS, P., BURNSIDE LAWRY, J., DRAGISIC , J., MILLS, C. (2016) . Collaboration and communication: Building a research agenda and way of working towards community disaster resilience, Disaster Prevention And Management, 25 (1), 75-90
ARNAUD, N., MILLS, C. (2012) . Understanding the Inter-Organizational Agency: A Communication Perspective, Group and Organization Management, 37 (4), 452-485
MILLS, C., PAWSON, K. (2012) . Integrating motivation, risk-taking and self-identity: A typology of ICT enterprise development narratives, International Small Business Journal, 30 (5), 584-606
MILLS, C. (2012) . Navigating the interface between design education and fashion business start-up, Education and Training, 54 (8/9), 761-777
MILLS, C. (2011) . Exploring the dark side of organisations: A communication perspective, Australian Journal of Communication, 38 (1), 1-19
MILLS, C. (2011) . Grappling with the dark side of organisations, Australian Journal of Communication, 38 (1), 1-19
MILLS, C. (2011) . Enterprise orientations: A framework for making sense of fashion sector start-up, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 17 (3), 245-271
MILLS, C. (2010) . Experiencing gossip: The Foundations for a Theory of Embedded Organizational Gossip, Group and Organization Management, 35 (2), 213-240
MILLS, C., & COOREN, F. (2018). Discursivity, relationality and materiality in the life of the organisation: Communication perspectives. Routledge.
MILLS, C. (2019). Negotiation. In O. Hargie (Ed.), The Handbook of Communication Skills (pp. 399-422). Routeledge.
MILLS, C. (2019). Grappling with the challenges of start-up in the designer fashion industry in a small economy: How social capital articulates with the strategies in practice. In D. Higgins, P. Jones and P. McGowan (Eds.), Creating entrepreneurial space: Talking through multi voices, reflections on emerging debates (pp. 129-155). Emerald Group Publishing.
MILLS, C. (2018). Creating Meaningful Dialogic Spaces: A Case of Liberation Management. In Dhiman S., Roberts G., Crossman J. (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment (pp. 773-793). Palgrave Macmillan.
MILLS, C. (2018). The Interface Between Organizational Change and Organizational Change Communication. In P. Moy (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies on Communication. Oxford University Press.
MILLS, C. (2017). Activity Theory. In C. R. Scott and L. Lewis (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication (pp. 10-18). John Wiley & Sons.
MILLS, C., & LEGRAND, C. (2017). Writing on the wall: Revealing the sociomaterial micro-practices at the heart of instituting an ITC team’s practices., Ninth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies.
ARNAUD, N., & MILLS, C. (2016). Talking spaces: Revealing the role of presence in workplaces during organizational change., Eighth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies.
ARNAUD, N., & MILLS, C. (2016). Revealing the employees' discursive consequences and dilemmas of reorganizing: A case of liberation management., 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016.
MILLS, C., & ARNAUD, N. (2016). Liberating Frontline Workers: Revealing the Discursive Consequences and Dilemmas of Reorganizing., 2016 Academy of Management Meeting.
ARNAUD, N., & MILLS, C. (2014). Narrative processes and collaborative action at the interfirm interface: A case for integrating narrativity into ethnographic studies of conversational spaces., 2014 ANZCA Conference.
ARNAUD, N., MILLS, C., & LEGRAND, C. (2014). Liberation through narrativity: A case of organization reconstruction through strategic storytelling., 14th Annual Conference EURAM.
ARNAUD, N., MILLS, C., LEGRAND, C., & MATON, E. (2013). Middle manager as the interface between global strategy and strategy practice. Enacting strategy through materializing., 29th EGOS Colloquium.
ARNAUD, N., MILLS, C., & LEGRAND, C. (2013). Liberation through narrativity: A case of organization reconstruction through strategic storytelling., 29th EGOS Colloquium.
ARNAUD, N., MILLS, C., & LEGRAND, C. (2013). Explicating the discursive costs of innovation and creative practice., Fifth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies.
ARNAUD, N., & MILLS, C. (2012). Narrativity at the interfirm: Revealing a geosocially situated sensemaking repertoire in action., 4th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies.
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