Christopher  Fleming Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Christopher Fleming

Griffith University

Chris is a Professor of Economics at the Griffith Business School in Brisbane. Completing his doctorate at the University of Queensland, his career has spanned the public sector, academia leading the Griffith MBA and industry, providing advice on economic frameworks that align with our lived reality.


I am a Professor of Economics and Dean (Research) at the Griffith Business School. Formerly the Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism (2020-2021) and Director of Griffith University’s MBA program (2015-2020), I teach, research, consult and provide public policy advice on the economic determinants of well-being and the sustainable management of the world around us. As an applied micro-economist, my research and consulting interests include natural resource and environmental economics, climate change economics, tourism economics, social and economic project/program evaluation, sustainable development, and the economic determinants of subjective well-being.

In collaboration with the Climate Action Beacon, I am involved in a number of ongoing research projects with a Pacific Island focus and am particularly interested in sustainable development pathways for Small Island Developing States in the Pacific and beyond. I have previously been employed as a Senior Consultant for MainStream Economics and Policy, and Marsden Jacob Associates, as well as a Senior Advisor within the Sustainable Development Policy Group of the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment.

Most recently I have been working with Professor Nick Barter on Future Normal - shifting businesses to act meaningfully in their surroundings and purposefully to benefit themselves and society. See:


    PhD (Economics), University of Queensland, AU
    Master of Applied Economics (1st), Massey University, NZ
    Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Otago, NZ



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