(p. xiii) Author Biographies
(p. xiii) Author Biographies
Karen Lee Ashcraft is an associate professor at the University of Utah and a visiting professor at Lund University. Her research explores gender, race, and power relations in the contexts of occupational identity and organizational form. This work has been published in such forums as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, and Communication Theory; and her book with Dennis Mumby, entitled Reworking Gender, examines the relationship between feminist and critical management studies. Her current research entails extensive qualitative study of the role of race and gender in the evolution of professional identity among commercial airline pilots.
Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee is Professor of Management and Associate Dean (Research) at the College of Business, University of Western Sydney. His research interests are in the areas of corporate social responsibility, sustainability, postcolonialism, indigenous ecology, and globalization. He has published widely in scholarly international journals and his work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Marketing, Organization, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, and Human Relations. His book Corporate Social Responsibility: The Good The Bad and the Ugly was published by Edward Elgar in 2007. Bobby is also a senior editor at Organization Studies.
Charles Booth is Reader in Strategy and Organization at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England. He was a founding editor of the journal Management & Organizational History. His present research interests concern issues at the intersections of history, heritage, and memory, in and of technologies, organizations, and societies.
Joanna Brewis works at the University of Leicester School of Management, UK, where she teaches research methodology and writes about the intersections between the body, identity, consumption, culture, and processes of organizing. Jo has published in journals including Human Relations, Sociology, and Organization. She also has a very extensive collection of flip flops and would dearly love to meet Josh Lyman from The West Wing in real life.
Gibson Burrell has been a professor of organizational behaviour and of organization theory in a number of British universities. He has recently published with Karen Dale a book entitled The Spaces of Organisation and the Organisation of Space (p. xiv) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). He is currently working with Alan Whitaker on The Structure and Role of University Councils. Until recently he was Head of the School of Management at the University of Leicester. The School, in its principles and projects, attempted to develop a “community of a scholars” committed to “critical management studies”. How this enterprise fared forms part of his article in this volume.
Chris Carter is from Cornwall and currently works as a Professor of Organization Studies at the University of St Andrews. He also holds a visiting professorship at the University of Technology, Sydney, which is a congenial intellectual home from home. His current research investigates the politics of strategy and the organization of campaigns. Chris received his PhD in Organization Theory from Aston Business School. He lives in Edinburgh.
John Child (MA, PhD, ScD, University of Cambridge; FBA) holds the Chair of Commerce at the University of Birmingham. His principal scholarly interests are in alternative forms of organization, the internationalization of small firms, and management in China. His recent books include Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practice (2005), Cooperative Strategy (2005, co-authored with David Faulkner and Stephen Tallman), and Corporate Co-evolution: A Political Perspective (2008, co-authored with Suzana Rodrigues). He is Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review and has published in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, and Organization Studies.
Stewart Clegg is Research Professor and Director of Centre for Management and Organization Studies Research at the University of Technology, Sydney; Visiting Professor of Organizational Change Management, Maastricht University Faculty of Business; Visiting Professor and International Fellow in Discourse and Management Theory, Centre of Comparative Social Studies, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam; Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School and EM-Lyon. A prolific publisher in leading academic journals in social science, management, and organization theory, he is also the author and editor of many books.
Alessia Contu is Associate Professor of Organization Studies in the Industrial Relations and Organizational Behaviour Group, Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick. Her published work has included explorations of resistance and power at work, and their impact on learning dynamics and identity. She is currently writing on new forms of resistance. With the fellowship of the Reinvention Centre, at the University of Warwick's Department of Sociology, she is researching the learning processes in teaching business ethics to management undergraduates. Alessia is interested in Lacanian psychoanalysis. She is currently re-reading the Ethics of Psychoanalysis, but this time in Italian, as a new revision has recently been published. She is Series Editor of the Critical Management Study Series, Palgrave Macmillan, and author of numerous publications including “Groups and Teams (p. xv) at Work,” in David Knights and Hugh Willmott (eds.), Introducing Organizational Behaviour and Management (Thomson Learning, 2007).
Sadhvi Dar is Lecturer in Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics at Queen Mary University of London. She holds a doctoral degree from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Her research interests include international development, third sector organizations, business and society, and critical theory. She is co-editor with Professor Bill Cooke of The New Development Management: Critiquing the Dual Modernization (2008).
Stanley Deetz (PhD) is Professor of Communication and Director of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Colorado. He is author/co-author of numerous articles and books including Leading Organizations through Transitions (Sage, 2000), Doing Critical Management Research (Sage, 2000), and Democracy in an Age of Corporate Colonization (Suny, 1992). His research focuses on corporate governance and communication processes in relation to democracy, micro-practices of power, and collaborative decision-making. His current work investigates native theories of communication and democracy and their consequences for mutual decision-making. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar, a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar, and an International Communication Association Past-President and Fellow.
Joanne Duberley is a senior lecturer in organizational studies at Birmingham Business School, the University of Birmingham. Her main research interests include the impact of commercialization upon the development of science, the study of scientific careers, and the management of the interface between work and home life in female entrepreneurs. Recent publications have appeared in journals such as Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Vocational Behavior.
Mahmoud Ezzamel is Cardiff Professorial Fellow, Cardiff University, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Research Unit. His research interests focus mainly on critical accounting and management issues drawing on a variety of social theories, in particular the interface between issues of ideology, power, control accountability, and corporate governance and accounting regulation in transitional economies. He has written eleven scholarly books, and published widely in leading accounting and management journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly; Academy of Management Journal; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Organization, Accounting and Business Research; and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting.
Peter Fleming is Professor of Work and Organization at Queen Mary University of London. He has previously held positions at Cambridge University and Melbourne University. One aspect of his research focuses on power, resistance, and political struggle in organizations. Another interest is mapping the ethical and political dimensions of corruption. He is currently studying authenticity and power (p. xvi) in contemporary corporations. He is the author of Contesting the Corporation (Cambridge University Press, 2007, with André Spicer), Charting Corporate Corruption (Edward Elgar Press, forthcoming), and Authenticity and the Cultural Politics of Work (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Steve Frenkel is Professor of Organization and Employment Relations and Head of the Department of Organization & Management at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. Steve has published widely in the areas of sociology of work, industrial relations, and human resource management. He is on the editorial boards of Human Relations, the Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Organization Studies, and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. His current research focuses on the organization of service work, and human resource practice patterns and their consequences in Australia and China.
David Grant is Professor of Organizational Studies at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney. His current research interests focus on organizational discourse theory and discourse analysis especially where these relate to organizational change. His work has been published in a range of management and organization journals including Organization Studies, Academy of Management Review, and British Journal of Management. He is co-editor (with Cynthia Hardy, Cliff Oswick, and Linda Putnam) of the Sage Handbook of Organizational Discourse (Sage, 2004).
Anthony Hopwood is the American Standard Companies Professor of Operations Management and Student of Christ Church at the University of Oxford. Educated at the London School of Economics and the University of Chicago, prior to moving to Oxford in 1995, he held professorships at the London Business School and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Anthony served as Dean of the Said Business School during its formative years, 1999 to 2006. He was also President of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Brussels, from 1995 to 2003. In 2006 he was appointed Chairman of the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment. A prolific author, Anthony is also Editor-in-Chief of the major international research journal, Accounting, Organizations and Society. He was elected to the USA's Accounting Hall of Fame in 2008.
Debra Howcroft is Professor of Technology and Organizations at Manchester Business School and a member of the ESRC-funded Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC). Broadly, her research interests are concerned with the drivers and consequences of socio-economic restructuring in a global context. Books include the Handbook of Critical Information Systems Research: Theory and Application (Edward Elgar, 2005), Social Inclusion: Societal & Organizational Implications for Information Systems (Springer-Verlag, 2006), and Foundations, Philosophy and Research Methods (Sage, 2008).
(p. xvii) Rick Iedema is Professor in Organizational Communication and Director of the Centre for Health Communication at the University of Technology Sydney. His research focuses on communication in hospitals among clinicians and between clinicians and patients. He and colleagues have received more than $10 million in research funding from the Australian Research Council and other agencies. He publishes his work in journals such as the Medical Journal of Australia, British Medical Journal, Organization Studies, Social Science and Medicine, and Communication and Medicine. He has (co)authored over 125 research articles and book chapters, including three edited volumes, and a single-authored book.
Gavin Jack is Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Management at La Trobe University, Australia. His research interests include international, cross-cultural and diversity management, postcolonial organizational analysis, and cultures of consumption. He is co-editor of an Academy of Management Review special topic forum (2008) on international management.
Roy Stager Jacques (Massey University, New Zealand) has a primary interest in the management of knowledge intensive work. One strand of that interest led to his researching the origins and foundational conditions of management knowledge which were published in Manufacturing the Employee (London, Sage, 1996). He presently co-edits the Sage journal, Management & Organizational History.
Phil Johnson is Professor of Organization Studies at Sheffield University Management School and Head of the OB/HRM division. His primary research interest is in the development democratic modes of organization and new working practices. In the past he published in a range of refereed journals and co-authored and edited several books on organization behaviour, organization theory, and research methodology.
Campbell Jones is Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory and Business Ethics at the University of Leicester School of Management, UK, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. His publications include Contemporary Organization Theory (Blackwell, 2005), For Business Ethics (Routledge, 2005), Philosophy and Organization (Routledge, 2007), and Unmasking the Entrepreneur (Edward Elgar, 2009).
Tom Keenoy is Professor of Management at the University of Leicester. He has an abiding interest in understanding the social processes through which the employment relationship is managed, controlled and accomplished in the context of work organization. Current research interests include organizational discourse analysis, the social construction of HRM, time and organization, the co-construction of management in cooperative organization, and the changing temper of sensemaking in academic work. Since 1996, he has been a co-organizer of the bi-annual (p. xviii) Organizational Discourse Conference. He has no hobbies but reads much of the night and would like to go south in the winter.
John G. McClellan is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Boise State University. His research combines critical and interpretive perspectives to explore the discursive qualities of organizing with an interest in issues of knowledge, identity, collaboration, and change. His current work on collaborative change attends to organizing discourses that simultaneously enable and constrain opportunities to transform the ways we understand and engage organizational life. His recent collaborative work appears in The Handbook of Business Discourse (University of Edinburgh Press, 2009) and Reframing Difference in Organizational Communication Studies: Research, Pedagogy, and Practice (Sage, 2010).
Matteo Mandarini is a lecturer at the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London. He holds a PhD in philosophy and an MA in continental philosophy from the University of Warwick, as well as a BA in philosophy from University College London. His research has focused on the relation of conflict to the transformations of capitalism. He has written on Italian postwar communist thought as well as on French poststructuralism. He is currently engaged in research on the “autonomy of the political,” on ways to think the organization of conflict, and on forms of political subjectivation. He has translated numerous books and essays by Antonio Negri, most recently, The Labor Job, and is currently engaged in a translation of Giorgio Agamben's The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of the Economy and of Government with Lorenzo Chiesa. He is part of the editorial collective of the journal Historical Materialism.
Glenn Morgan is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. He is one of the editors-in-chief of Organization: The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society. He is a visiting professor at the International Centre for Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School. Recent book publications include the co-edited volumes The Multinational Firm (2001) and Changing Capitalisms? (2005), both published by Oxford University Press. Journal publications have appeared in Organization Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Socio-Economic Review, Scandinavian Journal of Management, and Critical Perspectives on International Business.
Tim Newton is Professor of Organization and Society at the University of Exeter. His current research interests include social and organization theory; sociology and “nature”; interdisciplinarity; the historical development of credit and commercialization; organizations and the natural environment; organizations, new genetics, and genomics. Recent publications include Nature and Sociology (Routledge, 2007) and papers in Organisation Studies, Journal of Cultural Economy, Academy of Management Review, Sociology, and the British Journal of Sociology. He serves on the editorial boards of Sociology and Organization Studies.
(p. xix) Damian P. OʼDoherty is Senior Lecturer in Organization Analysis in the Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. He has published widely in the fields of labor process theory, critical management studies, and organization theory. His most recent project takes “the city” as a subject of management and organization in which he is testing various methods of intervention and study that include the creation of an experimental travel agency which will be launched as a new business start-up.
Cliff Oswick is Professor in Organization Theory at Queen Mary University of London. His research interests focus on the application of aspects of discourse, dramaturgy, tropes, narrative, and rhetoric to the study of management, organizations, organizing processes, and organizational change. He has published over 100 academic articles and contributions to edited volumes, including contributions to Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Organization, and Organization Studies. He is also European Editor of Journal of Organizational Change Management and Co-Director of the International Centre for Research on Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change.
Nelson Phillips is Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behaviour at Imperial College London. His research interests include institutional theory, discourse analysis, technology studies, and entrepreneurship. He has published more than 70 academic articles and book chapters including articles in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Sloan Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Organization Studies. He has also written two books: Discourse Analysis (2002, with Cynthia Hardy), and Power and Organizations (2006, with Stewart Clegg and David Courpasson).
Michael I. Reed is Professor of Organizational Analysis (Human Resource Management Section), Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. He has published widely in major international journals, such as Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies, as well as book-length monographs in the areas of organization theory and analysis, expert work and knowledge organizations, public services organization and management, and organizational futures. He is a member of several leading international academic associations, such as the European Group for Organization Studies and the British Academy of Management. He is one of the founding editors of the international journal, Organization, published by Sage.
Keith Robson is Professor of Accounting in the Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University, having previously held chairs at UMIST and the University of Manchester. He has published widely on social and organizational aspects of accounting in both organization (e.g. Human Relations, Economy and Society) and accounting journals (Accounting, Organizations and Society, Critical Perspectives on Accounting). His current research examines the social construction of auditing (p. xx) techniques with particular reference to business risk auditing and discourses of audit quality.
Michael Rowlinson is Professor of Organization Studies at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London. He has published a series of articles on the tensions between history and organization theory in journals such as Business History, Organization Studies, and Organization. He has analyzed the genre of corporate history in an article for the Journal of Organizational Change Management, and examined how organizations come to terms with the dark side of their history in an article for Critical Perspective on Accounting. He is the Editor of Management & Organizational History.
Michael Saren is Professor of Marketing at Leicester University School of Management. He has previously held Chairs in Marketing at the Universities of Stirling and Strathclyde. He was a convener of the Marketing Stream at five Critical Management Studies International Conferences, 1999–2007; also a founding editor in 2001 of the journal, Marketing Theory (Sage Publications), one of the co-editors of Rethinking Marketing (Brownlie et al., Sage, 1999) and Critical Marketing: Defining the Field (Saren et al., Elsevier, 2007). His introductory text is Marketing Graffiti: The View from the Street (Butterworth Heinemann, 2006).
Andreas Georg Scherer is Professor of Business Administration and Theories of the Firm. He is Director of the Institute of Organization and Administrative Science (IOU) and holds a chair at the University of Zurich. His research interests are in business ethics, critical theory, international management, organization theory, and philosophy of science. He has published eight books, most recently the Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship (co-edited with G. Palazzo, 2008). His work has appeared in Academy of Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Management International Review, Organization, Organization Studies, and in numerous volumes and other journals. He is Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly and a member of the editorial boards of Business and Society, Business Research, Organization, and Organization Studies.
André Spicer is an associate professor (reader) at Warwick Business School, UK. He holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne in Australia. He is interested in political dynamics within organizations. He has studied a range of settings such as media, transportation, education, and food. He is the author (with Peter Fleming) of Contesting the Corporation (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Peter Svensson (PhD Lund University) is Associate Professor at the Department of Business Administration, Lund University, in Sweden. His research interests include marketing work, knowledge production in business life, political theology, law/capitalism, qualitative method, discourse theory, critical social theory and its relevance for marketing and management studies. Some of his work has appeared (p. xxi) in Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Marketing Theory, and Journal of Macromarketing. He is a member of the ephemera collective.
Robyn Thomas is Professor of Management at Cardiff Business School, and Ghoshal Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research. Her main research interests center on managerial and professional identities, and forms of identification in relation to change and restructuring in organizations. Robyn's work has appeared in a range of management and organization journals and books, including Organization Studies, Organization, Public Administration, and Critical Perspectives on Accounting.
Paul Thompson is Professor of Organizational Analysis in the Business School at the University of Strathclyde. He has published widely, including papers in Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and Work, Employment and Society. Amongst his recent publications is a Handbook of Work and Organization for Oxford University Press (co-edited with Stephen Ackroyd, Pam Tolbert, and Rose Batt, 2005). His research interests focus on skill and work organization, control and resistance, organizational restructuring, and changing political economies. He is Research Notes, Debates and Controversies Editor of Work, Employment and Society and an editor of the Palgrave Series, Management, Work and Organization.
Edward Wray-Bliss (PhD UMIST, Manchester) works as a senior lecturer in management at the School of Management, University of Technology, Sydney. His research interests are in the ethics and politics of business and academic practices. He has published on these issues in a number of edited collections and journals including Organization (2002, 2003), Organizational Research Methods (2002), Human Relations (2005, co-authored with Helen Collins), and Organization Studies (2008, co-authored with Joanna Brewis). Other recent work in this area includes a contribution on the ethics of research for the Sage Handbook of Organisational Research Methods (2009, co-authored with Emma Bell). (p. xxii)