The Professions, Work and Organization research group is concerned with furthering our understanding of professions, their work and organization.
Our research group's remit covers both traditional professions such as law and accountancy, and new and emerging forms of knowledge work such as management consultancy and project management.
We're decisively multi-disciplinary, bringing together colleagues from a number of management subjects such as organization studies, strategy, employment relations, critical accountancy, marketing and economics. We also reach out to a range of disciplines in the broader social sciences, including sociology, political science, law and economic geography.
Our research covers a broad range of themes, including the:
- management and organization of professional services firms
- emergence, development and decline of professional occupations
- broader societal and institutional role of professional occupations and organizations
- challenges of equality and diversity in professional contexts
This research group, under the leadership of its director Professor Daniel Muzio, is involved in a number of highly prominent activities which are shaping this field of research.
We're part hosts of the Journal of Professions and Organization (Oxford University Press). This is the first dedicated journal in this area of research.
We contribute to the editing of the Oxford Handbook of Professional Services Firms, and to the delivery of the EGOS standing group on Management, Occupations and Professions in Social Context.
More locally, we organize a regular programme of research seminars, master-classes and dissemination events.
For more information please see the research events page.
Dr Rob Jones
Senior Lecturer DPD Graduate Diploma in Finance Accounting and Business
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1602
Professor Roy Suddaby
Professor of Strategic Management and Organization
Dr Peter Edward
Director of Full-time MBA, Lecturer in International Business Management
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1599
Professor Giorgio Fazio
Prof of Macroeconomics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1642
Dr Claudia Gabbioneta
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1728
Professor Charles Harvey
Professor of Business History and Management
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5812
Dr Allanah Johnston
Degree Program Director, MSc International Business Management / Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8566
Professor Tom McGovern
Professor of Business History and Management, Associate Director of the Leadership, Work and Organization Group, and Director of The Business, Accounting and Management History Research Group
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1712
Professor Frank Mueller
Chair in Strategy and Organisation
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 1682
Dr Stefanie Reissner
Senior Lecturer in Management and Organisation Studies, Deputy Subject Group Head Leadership, Work and Organisation (LWO)
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1717
Dr Paul Richter
DPD - MA Arts Business & Creativity and MSc Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2081696
Dr Elaine Tan
Lecturer in Innovation in Management Education
Telephone: 0191 81690
Professor Steve Vincent
Professor of Work and Organisation
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1706