Newcastle University Business School

Strategy, Organisations & Society

Strategy, Organisations and Society

Research

Strategy, Organisations and Society (SOS) is a leading research group committed to using social theory to understand major strategic, organisational and societal issues.

This commitment to social theory is what makes us unique. In contrast to mainstream economic perspectives, we view strategy as an important cultural, organizational and political phenomenon.

We advance academic, practitioner and policy debates in strategy and organisation studies. We possess specific strengths in the use of theories of power, identity, institutions, symbolism and discourse.

We engage with a range of organizations and have particular expertise in the fields of the media, multi-nationals and the organised professions, alongside the longitudinal study of business and business practices.

The ethos of the group is to produce creative and innovative research that generates new insights into important strategic and organizational issues, both longitudinally and from a contemporary perspective. The group is run by Professor Frank Mueller and Professor Iain Munro

All our research is underpinned by the application and advancement of theory from the social sciences and humanities. We have particular expertise in theories of power, identity, institutions, discourse, rhetoric and narrative. Our research is inter-disciplinary and develops links with fields across the social sciences and humanities.

Our research has led to significant advancements in how we understand the strategic and organizational challenges of our time by drawing on major social theorists, such as Foucault and Bourdieu.

For research events including seminar series, please see our research events page.

Themes

SOS research is organised into four themes.

Research Projects

Group Members

Head of group

Head of group

Professor Frank Mueller
Chair in Strategy and Organisation

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 1682

Professor Iain Munro
Prof of Leadership & Org Change

Primary group members

Primary group members

Dr Elizabeth Alexander
Senior Lecturer in IBM and Strategy

Email:
Telephone: +44(0) 191 208 1551

Dr Peter Edward
Director of Full-time MBA, Lecturer in International Business Management

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1599

Dr Andreas Giazitzoglu
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, PhD coordinator for Innovation and Enterprise (MOS subject group)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1699

Professor Charles Harvey
Professor of Business History and Management

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5812

Dr Allanah Johnston
Degree Program Director, MSc International Business Management / Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8566

Dr Oliver Mallett
Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1912081508

Professor Alan McKinlay
Prof of Human Resource Management

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1565

Professor Iain Munro
Prof of Leadership & Org Change

Dr Victoria Pagan
Lecturer in Strategic Management

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Dr Stefanie Reissner
Senior Lecturer in Management and Organisation Studies, Deputy Subject Group Head Leadership, Work and Organisation (LWO)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1717

Dr Anna Tilba
Lecturer in Strategy and Corporate Governance, Director of Corporate Engagement

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1628

Dr Laurence Vigneau
Lecturer in International Management

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Professor Andrea Whittle
Chair in Management and Organization Studies

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Dr Robert Willison
Deputy Director of Doctoral Programmes and Degree Programme Director for N200: Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 1510

Dr Natalia Yakovleva
Senior Lecturer in International Business Strategy, Programme Director for BSc (Hon) International Business Management (London Campus)

Email:
Telephone: +44(0)203 752 2448

Secondary group members

Secondary group members

Dr Faten Baddar Alhusan
Lecturer in International Human Resource Management

Email:
Telephone: +44(0)203 752 2447

Dr Saurabh Bhattacharya
Lecturer in Marketing

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1685

Dr Peter Eckersley
Visiting Fellow

Professor Giorgio Fazio
Prof of Macroeconomics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1642

Dr Claudia Gabbioneta
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1728

Harsh Jha
Lecturer Quantitative Methods Management

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Dr Jo McBride
Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations, Work and Employment

Email:
Telephone: 01912081623

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

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1712

Dr Elina Meliou
Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and HRM, Degree Programme Director MSc International Business Management

Email:
Telephone: +44(0)203 752 2446

Professor Daniel Muzio
Professor of Professions and Organization

Dr Simon Parry
Senior Teacher

Dr Paul Richter
DPD - MA Arts Business & Creativity and MSc Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2081696

Dr Adrian Small
Lecturer in Operations Management

Email:
Telephone: +44 0191 2081688

Professor Roy Suddaby
Professor of Strategic Management and Organization

Professor Steve Vincent
Professor of Work and Organisation

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1706

Dr Fiona Whitehurst
Senior Lecturer in Management

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1603

Dr Ying Yang
Senior Lecturer in Operations Management DPD for Dual Degree in Operations Management

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1593

Dr Jingqi Zhu
Lecturer in International Business Mngmt