Organisation Theory and Critical Management Studies PhD and MPhil Supervisors


Professor Philip Almond

  • Economic, social, political and geographical contexts to management
  • Multinational companies
  • Corporate globalisation
  • Qualitative-led approaches to international comparisons

Dr Gareth Brown

  • Social movements
  • Radical political organisation
  • Alternative organisation
  • The radical imagination
  • The commons

Professor Gibson Burrell

  • Social Theory
  • Organisation Theory
  • Space, Place, and Architecture


Dr Sam Dallyn

  • Political economy
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Civil society
  • The politics of organisations.


Dr Valerie Fournier

  • Alternative Organisations - e.g., Cooperatives, Communes - and Exchange
  • Rural Economies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Anarchist Theory and Practice

Dr Fabian Frenzel

  • Mobility and Organisation
  • Tourism
  • Social Movements and Alternative Organisations
  • Critical Development Studies
  • Protest Camps

Dr Richard Godfrey

  • Military, Militarism, and Organisation
  • Masculinities, Markets, and Organisation
  • Popular Culture and/in Organisation Studies
  • Critical Readings of Strategic Management


Dr Chris Grocott

  • Political economy (including, but not limited to, the work of Hayek and Marx, as well as neoliberal and Marxian theoretical frameworks)
  • The ideas, activities, and organisation of trade unions and other worker’s movements such as anarchism (both in the contemporary world and historically)
  • The organisation of the gambling and gaming industry since the 1970s
  • The development of capitalism and the relationship between the state, labour, and capital
  • Ideology in the capitalist world
  • The British Empire; decolonisation and post-colonial society; neo-imperialism; links between capitalism and imperialism
  • All aspects of the remaining UK overseas dependent territories, and in particular Gibraltar since 1704
  • All aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century Spain

Dr Ronald Hartz

  • Discourse and organisation
  • Participation and democracy in organisations
  • Alternative forms of organisations (e.g. coops, solidarity based economy, community supported agriculture)
  • Critical Management Studies

Dr David Harvie

  • Value Theory and its Relationship to the Problematic of Measure
  • Political Economy of Education
  • Globalisation
  • Social Movements and Anti-Capitalism
  • Finance and Ethics
  • Financial and Economic Crisis

Dr George Kokkinidis

  • Alternative organisations (e.g. co-operatives, workers collectives, communes)
  • Sustainable and post-growth/degrowth economy; anarchist theory and practice
  • Anarchist theory and practice
  • Workplace resistance
  • Social movements

Dr Will Lewis

  • The politics (and ethics) of strategic management
  • Organisational psychology
  • Organisational narratives
  • Knowledge management and conditions of innovation
  • The psychology of digital organisations and social networks


Dr Phoebe Moore

  • Quantified work: technology and work including wearable tracking technologies and workplace surveillance in human resource processes including algorithmic decision-making, electronic performance monitoring, automation, and people analytics
  • Gig work and crowdsourcing
  • Risks workers face in the contexts of psychosocial and physical violence and harassment
  • Workers’ resistance and struggles: trade unions, alternative organising
  • Theoretical and philosophical influences: Marx, Gramsci, Federici, Spinoza and more; post-autonomists and post-Marxian; debates in international political economy, social reproduction, feminism, emotional and affective labour, science and technology, employment studies


Professor Rolland Munro

  • Power and identity in the changing shape of social and organised relations

Dr Martin Quinn

  • Regional policy
  • Economic development
  • Public administration/policy and governance

Professor Carl Rhodes

  • Ethics, justice and politics in relation to organisations
  • Cultural approaches to organisations
  • Organisations and popular culture
  • Work and organisations in literature
  • Narrative, storytelling and organisations
  • Non-conventional and experimental research writing


Dr Peter Rodgers

  • Informal economies
  • Non-market strategies
  • Migrant and transnational entrepreneurship

Dr Charlotte Smith

  • Drug taking
  • Wellbeing and effects of modern work
  • Performance enhancement
  • Sport and work


Dr Warren Smith

  • Engagement
  • Accountability
  • Authenticity

Professor Mark Stein

  • Leadership
  • Risk
  • Customer-Employee Relations
  • Organisational Learning
  • Psychoanalytic Study of Groups and Organisations

Dr Olga Suhomlinova

  • Institutionalism
  • Organisational Ecology
  • Leadership
  • Identity

Dr Eda Ulus

  • Psychoanalytic approaches to work and organisations (in particular, Feminist, Freudian, and International Psychoanalytic theories)
  • Critical approaches to teaching and learning
  • Introversion in learning and management
  • Postcolonial analyses of higher education and work experiences
  • Psychosocial and reflexive analyses
  • Organising justice movements, led by historically marginalised, exploited groups
  • Organising to heal social/historical traumas
  • Narrative approaches to social crises

Dr Sigmund Wagner-Tsukamoto

  • Business ethics, CSR and economics;
  • Management studies and religion/theology;
  • Economics and religion; and constitutional and institutional economic research on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament;
  • Organisational economic theory;
  • History of political economic and organisational economic thought;
  • Institutional and constitutional economics and philosophy/ethics;
  • Economic methodology/philosophy of science;
  • ‘Green’, environmentally-friendly consumer behaviour (especially ‘green’ cognitive consumer anthropology).


Dr Martin Wood

  • Process philosophy
  • General sociological questions concerning organisations
  • People in organisations


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