Thomas Diefenbach is Professor in Management at Charles Darwin University (CDU) Business School, Darwin, Australia. In his research he focuses on socio-philosophical and critical analysis of organisations, individuals within organisations, and societies. Thomas is particularly interested in theoretical and empirical concepts of democratic, non-hierarchical organisations, empowerment, participation, freedom, equality, and just societies. Thomas has published widely in journals such as Organization Studies, Public Administration and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. In his latest monograph, Hierarchy and Organisation (2013), he developed a general theory for analysing and explaining the emergence and continuation of hierarchical social systems.His teaching interests include Seeing things from critical perspectives.

His contact details are:

Thomas Diefenbach PhD, MSc, BA

Professor in Management

Charles Darwin University (CDU) Business School

CDU Darwin Waterfront

21 Kitchener Drive

Darwin NT 0800


phone: +61 (0)8 8946 8886 (reception)



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