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(p. xi) Notes on the Contributors

(p. xi) Notes on the Contributors

Stephen Ackroyd is Emeritus Professor of Organizational Analysis at Lancaster University Management School. His early research was into organizational misbehaviour and was completed whilst working as a consultant. In the course of his career, Stephen has researched public sector organizations and the professions (especially medicine, law, and business consultants), as well as conducting a longitudinal study of the organizational forms and strategies of the largest British companies. His recent books include: Realist Perspectives on Management and Organisation (with S. Fleetwood, Routledge 2000), The Organization of Business (Oxford University Press 2002), The New Managerialism and the Public Service Professions (with I. Kirkpatrick and R. Walker, Palgrave Macmillan 2005), The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization (with R. Batt and others, Oxford University Press 2006), and Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour (with D. Muzio and J-F. Chanlat, Palgrave Macmillan 2006). Stephen is currently working on updating his books Organizational Misbehaviour and The Organization of Business.

Mats Alvesson is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Lund, Sweden, and at University of Queensland Business School, Australia. He is Honorary Professor at University of St Andrews and Visiting Professor at Exeter University. Research interests include critical theory, gender, power, management of professional service (knowledge-intensive) organizations, leadership, identity, organizational image, organizational culture and symbolism, qualitative methods, and philosophy of science. Recent books include Interpreting Interviews (Sage 2011), Metaphors We Lead By: Understanding Leadership in the Real World (with Andre Spicer (eds), Routledge 2011), Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies (with Todd Bridgman and Hugh Willmott (eds), Oxford University Press 2009), Understanding Gender and Organizations (Sage 2009, 2nd ed., with Yvonne Billing), Reflexive Methodology (Sage 2009, 2nd ed., with Kaj Skoldberg), Changing Organizational Culture (with Stefan Sveningsson, Routledge 2008), Knowledge Work and Knowledge-Intensive Firms (Oxford University Press 2004).

N. Anand is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at IMD, Lausanne. His research interests include professional service firms, organizational design, institutional change, and the regulation of emotion in social networks.

Jos Benders holds the Chair of Organization Concepts at Tilburg University and is a Guest Professor at the Centre for Sociological Research of the Katholieke Universiteit (p. xii) Leuven. His research interests include (fashionable) organization concepts, new technology in organizations, ‘lean’ management in health care, self-directed work teams, and late medieval coinage in the Low Countries. He is co-author and author of a wide range of publications, and has published in such journals as Human Relations, Information and Management, Journal of Management Studies, Numismatic Chronicle, and Organization.

Pojanath Bhatanacharoen is a postdoctoral researcher at Durham University. She splits her time between Durham Business School and the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, working on multidisciplinary project ‘Tipping Points’, with particular focus on the diffusion of popular ideas and management fashion. Pojanath's background is in political science. Her thesis, completed at Newcastle University, explored the relationships and dynamics between the influence, power, decision-making, negotiation strategies, and institutional designs of the European Union and World Trade Organization.

Kyle Bruce is a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, Australia. He has published papers on the historiography of scientific management and human relations, institutional theory in economics, organization studies and international business, US inter-war business history, the history of US economic and management thought, and evolutionary economics, strategy, and the theory of the firm.

Timothy Clark is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Durham Business School, Durham University. In the last decade he has conducted a series of research projects into consultancy work and speaker–audience interaction during management guru lectures. The publications emanating from these projects include Management Speak (with David Greatbatch, Routledge 2005), and, most recently, Management Consultancy: Knowledge and Boundaries in Action (with Andrew Sturdy, Robin Fincham, and Karen Handley, Oxford University Press 2008). He is currently working on a multidisciplinary project examining the emergence and nature of ‘Tipping Points’.

Barbara Czarniawska is Professor of Management Studies at Gothenberg Research Institute, School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She takes a feminist and constructionist perspective on organizing, recently exploring connections between popular culture and the practice of management, and the organization of news production. As methodologist, she explores techniques of fieldwork and the applications of narratology in social sciences. Recent books in English include: A Theory of Organizing (Edward Elgar 2008) and Organizing in the Face of Risk and Threat ((ed.), Edward Elgar 2009).

Robert J. David is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization and Cleghorn Faculty Scholar at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. He is also Director of the Centre for Strategy Studies in Organization at McGill. Dr. David studies the evolution of management practices, organizational forms, and industries from an (p. xiii) institutional perspective. He serves on the editorial board of Organization Science and as an associate editor at Journal of Management Inquiry, and recently co-edited volume 21 of Research in the Sociology of Work, entitled Institutions and Entrepreneurship. Dr. David holds a Ph.D. in Organization Theory from Cornell University.

Timothy Devinney (B.Sc. CMU; M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D. Chicago) is Professor of Strategy at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has held positions at the University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, UCLA, and Australian Graduate School of Management, and has been a visitor at many other universities. He has published six books and more than eighty articles in leading journals including Management Science, The Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. He is a fellow of the Academy of International Business, a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio fellow. He is Past-Chair of the International Management Division of the AOM and Co-editor of AOM Perspectives. He is currently on the editorial board of over ten of the leading journals, Director of the SSRN International Management Network, and co-editor of the Advances in International Management series.

Lars Engwall is Professor of Business Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden, and has held visiting positions in European and US institutions. He has published widely in the management area, particularly on organizations such as newspapers, banks, and universities as well as on the creation and diffusion of management knowledge. Among his publications are Mercury Meets Minerva (Pergamon Press 2009 [1992]), Management Consulting (with Matthias Kipping (eds), Oxford University Press 2002), The Expansion of Management Knowledge (with Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson (eds), Stanford University Press 2002), and Reconfiguring Knowledge Production (with Richard Whitley and Jochen Gläser (eds), Oxford University Press 2010). He is a member of a number of learned societies.

James Faulconbridge is a senior lecturer in Economic Geography at Lancaster University, UK. His work examines the globalization of professional/business services including advertising, executive search, law and management consultancy, and the spaces of learning and knowledge within firms. He has published extensively in journals including Economic Geography, Environment and Planning A, The Journal of Economic Geography, and Work, Employment and Society. He has also co-written the book, The Globalization of Advertising: Agencies, Cities and Spaces of Creativity, published in 2010 by Routledge.

Michael Faust is a senior researcher at the Sociological Research Institute (SOFI) at Göttingen University, Germany. He obtained a Diploma in Economics, a doctoral degree, and his Habilitation in Sociology from Tübingen University. His research covers the sociology of work and industry and organization studies. He has published on the decentralization of the firm, changing roles of middle managers, international production networks, the rise of Shareholder Value, and the development of management consulting in Germany, often in a comparative perspective.

(p. xiv) Robin Fincham is Emeritus Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Stirling Management School, Stirling University, UK. His work has focused on topics of information technology and the computing occupations; also management knowledge and processes of knowledge sharing, and, recently, issues of expert labour and the corporate professions. The role of management consultants as change agents has been a continuing topic across a number of these areas. His published work includes Management Consultancy: Knowledge and Boundaries in Action (Oxford University Press 2008) with Andrew Sturdy, Timothy Clark, and Karen Handley.

R. Edward Freeman is University Professor at the University of Virginia, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School, and Academic Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics. From 1987 to 2009 he was Director of Darden's Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, one of the world's leading academic centres for the study of ethics. He is the author or editor of over 20 volumes in the areas of stakeholder management, business strategy, and business ethics as well as more than 100 articles in a wide variety of publications. Freeman has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University and a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy from Duke University.

Michal Frenkel is a senior lecturer of Sociology and Organization Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research looks at the transformation of ethnic, racial, and gendered social orders, in the context of the cross-national transfer of management knowledge and practices. Her articles on the role of geopolitical and centre-periphery power relations in shaping organizational practices, and on the global transformation of work–family organizational policies, have appeared in top international journals such as the Academy Management Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Organization, and others.

Kerim Galal studied Information Systems at the University of Münster and the School of Economics and Management in Lund, Sweden. He spent three years as a research assistant at the Chair of Strategy and Organization at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. In his research he has focused on the consulting business. Today, he works as the executive assistant to the CEO of DEKRA SE.

Heidi Gardner is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School. Her research examines the design of knowledge-intensive work. She has published articles in the Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Organizational Behavior, and several chapters in edited volumes. Before academia, Gardner worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Co. in London, Johannesburg, and New York. She earned a Master's degree from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from London Business School.

David Greatbatch is Visiting Professor at Durham Business School, Durham University. His research focuses on public speaking and interpersonal communication (p. xv) in organizational settings, drawing on ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. He is currently undertaking projects on organizational storytelling and the use of oratory by organizational leaders. He has published widely in journals such as American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Human Relations, Language in Society, Law and Society Review, Sociology of Health and Illness, and The Leadership Quarterly. He co-authored Management Speak (Routledge 2005) with Timothy Clark.

Royston Greenwood is the TELUS Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Alberta, and Visiting Professor at the Saϯd Business School, University of Oxford. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham in the UK. His research interests include the management of organizational design and change, usually from the perspective of institutional theory, and his favoured empirical settings involve professional service firms. In 2009 he was elected a fellow of the Academy of Management.

Stefan Heusinkveld is Associate Professor at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His research concentrates on the production and consumption of management ideas and, in particular, the role of management consultants and management gurus. Stefan's work has appeared in various journals such as Organization Studies, Human Relations, Management Learning, Information and Management, Technovation, Quality and Quantity, and Journal of Organizational Change Management. His book on knowledge-based innovation in consultancies will be published by Routledge in 2012.

Andrew Jones is Professor of Economic Geography, Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London. His research has focused on the transnationalization of firms in financial and business services, as well as a wider interest in the global knowledge economy. He has published over 35 journal articles and book chapters, as well as the book Management Consultancy and Banking in an Era of Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan). He is currently the Chair of the RGS–IBG Economic Geography Research Group and the book review editor of The Journal of Economic Geography.

Nicole Jung is Professor of Business Administration at Deutsche Bundesbank University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Her most recent work focuses on client–consultant relationships. Further research interests include organizational behaviour, management fashions, human resource management, and power and control. Nicole graduated in Business Administration and British and American Studies. She received her doctoral degree from Mannheim University in 2010 and was Visiting Scholar at Stanford University.

Elisabeth Kelan is a senior lecturer in Work and Organisations in the Department of Management at King's College London. Prior to this appointment she was a senior research fellow at London Business School. She received her Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published one monograph and various articles in journals like Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics, and Gender, (p. xvi) Work and Organization. Her research interests lie in the area of gender in organizations, diversity, identities, and organizational cultures.

Alfred Kieser is Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behaviour at Mannheim University. His research interests include the history of organization, management fashions, consulting, and organizational learning. He has published in, among other journals, Administration Science Quarterly, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Organization Studies, and Organization. He has published two textbooks on organization theory (in German). He received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Munich and is a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.

Matthias Kipping is Professor of Strategic Management and Chair in Business History at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Munich and additional degrees in France and the United States and held previous appointments in the United Kingdom and Spain. He has published widely on management consultancy and its evolution, co-edited, with Lars Engwall, a volume on Management Consulting: Emergence and Dynamics of a Knowledge Industry (Oxford University Press 2002), and is currently finalizing a manuscript tentatively entitled From Racket to Riches: The Management Consultancy Business in Historical and Comparative Perspectives, also to be published by Oxford University Press.

Ian Kirkpatrick is Professor in Work and Organization at Leeds University Business School and Director of the Leeds Social Science Institute. His research interests are in the effects of new management and employment practices on the role of professionals in public and private services. Ian has published widely in leading journals including, most recently, Public Administration, Work, Employment and Society, and the British Journal of Industrial Relations. He is currently Chair of a Framework 7 European COST Action, focusing on the relationship between medicine and management, and also sub-editor of the British Sociological Association journal, Work, Employment and Society.

Dean Krehmeyer is the Executive Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics and co-author of the report, Breaking the Short-Term Cycle: Discussion and Recommendations on How Corporate Leaders, Asset Managers, Investors, and Analysts Can Refocus on Long-Term Value. He facilitates seminars for boards of directors and senior corporate executives. Mr Krehmeyer, previously with A. T. Kearney and Deloitte & Touche LLP, has an MBA from the Darden School and an M.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Megan S. McDougald received her Ph.D. in Organizational Analysis from the University of Alberta. She has worked extensively as a management consultant in the areas of change management, strategic planning and balanced scorecard for clients in North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Her areas of research interest include: (p. xvii) social capital, professional service firms, and mergers and acquisitions. She is particularly interested in how professional service firms transfer their social capital (or their clients and staff) when they undergo a merger or acquisition. She currently works in the Research Services Office at the University of Alberta.

Carmelo Mazza holds a Ph.D. in Organization Theory from IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. He has taught in several business schools throughout Europe and is currently Affiliate Professor at IE Business School in Madrid. His research interests range from the institutionalization of practices in media/cultural industries to the study of the consulting profession. His recent studies on the university reforms in Europe have led to several publications and conferences. Carmelo Mazza has published articles in several high-rated journals including Organization Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organization, and Human Relations, in which he is also active as a reviewer.

Timothy Morris is Professor of Management Studies at the Saϯd Business School, University of Oxford. He has a Master's degree and doctorate from the London School of Economics. His research interests are concerned with the nature and patterns of change and processes of innovation in professional organizations. He has studied firms in a range of sectors including law, architecture, executive search, accounting, and management consulting. His publications include several books, contributions to numerous edited collections, and papers in leading American and European management journals.

Daniel Muzio is Professor of Leadership and Organization at the University of Manchester as well as a visiting professor at Luiss University, in Rome. His research interests include the sociology of the professions, organizational theory, and the management of professional services firms. He has published in several leading management, sociology, and law journals, and co-edited a book Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour: Established Professions and New Expert Occupations for Palgrave Macmillan (2008).

Natalia Nikolova (Ph.D. University of Cologne) is a senior lecturer of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney, specializing in the areas of management consulting, professional business services, and the creative industries. Natalia has published in academic journals and books and her work has been presented and recognized at a number of international conferences. In 2008, she received the Best Paper Award of the Management Consulting Division at the Academy of Management. In 2007, Natalia published a book entitled The Client–Consultant Relationship in Professional Business Service Firms.

Ansgar Richter is Professor of Strategy and Organization at EBS Business School in Wiesbaden, Germany. He studied philosophy and economics in Germany and at the London School of Economics, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and INSEAD. He also has several years of (p. xviii) experience as a management consultant with a leading strategy consulting company. In his research he investigates the organization and strategy of professional service firms.

Nicole J. Saam is Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. She studied political science, economics, and sociology, and has worked at the institutes of sociology of the universities of Munich, Mannheim, Leipzig, Marburg, Erfurt, and Augsburg. Her research fields include social theory, social science methodology, sociology of organizations, and political sociology.

Denis Saint-Martin is Professor in the Département de science politique, Université de Montréal, Canada, where he teaches public administration and policy. He is also the Director of the European Union Center of Excellence. He has published widely in the field of public management and comparative politics. One of his books, Building the New Managerialist State: Consultants and the Politics of Public Sector Reform in Comparative Perspective (Oxford University Press 2000, re-edited in 2004) won the US Academy of Management Best Book Award for 2001–2. He is currently working in the area of welfare state redesign and on the Watergate Effect, a comparative research project that looks at the regulation of ethics in politics from an historical-institutionalist perspective.

Yehouda Shenhav (Ph.D. Stanford University 1985) is Professor of Sociology at Tel-Aviv University and a senior editor for Organization Studies. Until recently he was Head of Advanced Studies at the Jerusalem Vanleer Institute and Editor of Theory and Criticism (1999–2009). Among his recent books are: Manufacturing Rationality: The Foundations of the Managerial Revolution (Oxford University Press 2003), The Arab Jews (Stanford University Press 2006), and Beyond the Green Line (Polity Press, forthcoming).

Andrew Sturdy is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Head of the Department of Management at the University of Bristol, UK. His research and policy interests are mainly around issues of power and identity in the production and use of management ideas, especially in relation to management consultancy and organizational change. His most recent book is Management Consultancy, (Oxford University Press 2009, with Karen Handley, Tim Clark, and Robin Fincham). He is currently researching the organization and dynamics of internal consultancy.

Richard C. S. Trahair completed a Ph.D. in the Psychology Department, University of Melbourne, taught Social Psychology, researched industrial relations at Broken Hill (1958–67), and published in Human Relations. At La Trobe University (1968–2001), he taught industrial sociology and political psychology, published the biography of Elton Mayo (Transaction 1984), medical works for Oxford University Press, and on eponyms in the social sciences, Utopias and Utopians, and Cold War espionage (1994–2004) for Greenwood Press. He is currently writing a biography of Eric Trist.

(p. xix) Vera Wendlandt (M.Sc.Ec.) studied Economics at Münster University, Germany, where she focused on the economics of hybrid organizations and the traffic and energy sectors. After finishing her studies in 2007, she started working as a management consultant for logistics service providers near Frankfurt, which is also her current position. In 2008 she began her doctoral studies on organizational phenomena in the traffic sector at Münster University, which will be completed in 2012. During her doctoral studies Vera Wendlandt worked for one year, from 2009 to 2010, as a research assistant under the direction of Ansgar Richter, Ph.D.

Andreas Werr is Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and Head of the Center for People and Organization. His research interests focus on the acquisition, application, and development of knowledge and expert e-work. Andreas has carried out extensive research on the use of management consultants and the management of professional service firms. His work has been published in journals such as Organization Studies, Organizational Change Management, and The MIT Sloan Management Review.

Christopher Wright is Professor of Organizational Studies at the University of Sydney. He has published extensively on the diffusion of management knowledge, organizational and workplace change, and is the author of several monographs including The Management of Labour: A History of Australian Employers (Oxford University Press 1995). His current research focuses on the role and impact of internal consultancy on organizational change and innovation, and business responses to climate change. (p. xx)