Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Professor Daniel Muzio

Professor of Professions and Organization

Background

Before joining Newcastle University in 2013, Daniel held a Chair in Leadership and Organization in Manchester Business School. Previously he held academic positions at the University of Leeds and Lancaster University where he completed his ESRC funded PhD (and Post Doc) in Management in 2004. Daniel holds a law degree and an MA in Organizational Analysis and Behaviour, both from Lancaster University. Daniel holds visiting positions at Manchester Business School, Said Business School, Oxford University and the University of Law, London. He has also been a visiting professor at Luiss Guido Carli in Rome, Cass Business School, London  and the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Onati, Spain.

His research focuses on professions and knowledge workers, their work, management and organization. This is informed by a number of theoretical perspectives including: institutional theory, labour process theory, and neo-weberian perspectives. He has conducted research in the legal profession as well as in a number of new knowledge based occupations such as management consultants and project managers. 

His research has been published in leading journals, including Organization Studies, Human Relations, The Journal of Management Studies and The Journal of Economic Geography. He is one of the founding editors of the Journal of Professions and Organization (Oxford University Press), a co-editor the Oxford Handbook of Professional Services Firms and an associate editor of the Journal of Management Studies and of Gender Work and Organization. He is on the editorial board of Human Relations, Organization Studies and The International Journal of the Legal Profession.

Research

Daniel's research interests focus on professions and knowledge based occupations, their work, management and organization.

More specifically, Daniel has researched: the management and organization of professional services firms; the re-organization of the legal profession within the context of neo-liberal reforms; the institutionalization of new forms of expertise such as management consultancy and project management; gender discrimination within professional contexts; the career strategies of 'minority' professionals; the impact of performance metrics and league tables on the management of professional firms;  the reproduction of home country practices in host jurisdictions; and the interaction between professional organizations and professional occupations in the development of new occupational fields.

Theoretically, Professor Muzio has engaged in his work with a range of theories, including: Weberian perspectives, Institutional Theory, Labour Process Theory, Patriarchy theory and debates concerning financialization. Empirically, Daniel's work has focused on the legal, medical and accountancy professions as well as new knowledge based occupations such as management consultancy and project management. This research has a strong comparative and international dimensions, focusing specifically on the UK, US, Germany and Italy.

Professor Muzio's research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, The Advanced Institute of Management and the Legal Services Board and has been featured in a number of leading management, sociology, geography and law journals such as: Organization Studies, the Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Work Employment and Society, Sociology, and the Journal of Economic Geography

I am interested in collaborating on research projects that involve professionals and their work.


Below is a list of key external funding I have received (as PU, CO-I and Consultant).


03/02015 - awarded $25,000


Practice-to-Profession: Exploration of Current Status, Perceptions, and Future Pathways. -Asae Foundation 


02/2015 - awarded £135,000

The project of Sustainability: the role of Project Management in developing a more sustainable
economy and society (Marie Curie Fellowship) -
European Commission


10/2014 - awarded £6950

Researching Professionals, Their Work and Organizations: III Paper Development Masterclass for Early Career Academics and Doctoral Students. - Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

03/2014 - awarded £3000Researching Professionals, Their Work and Organisations: II Paper Development Masterclass for Early Career Academics and Doctoral Students. - Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

07/2012 - awarded £5000

Researching Professionals, their Work and Organizations: I Paper Development Masterclass for Early Career Academics and Doctoral Students. - Society for the Advancement of Management Studies


02/2010 - awarded £42000

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Diversity in the Legal Profession in England and Wales: A Qualitative Study of Barriers and Individual Choices. - Legal Services Board


04/2008 - awarded £14000

Conceptualising the Contemporary Professions Seminar Series - ESRC


07/2008 - awarded £97000

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Professional Education, Global Professional Services Firms and the Cultures of Professional Work in Europe. -  ESRC


2007  - awarded £12000

'Managing for Change' Knowledge Transfer Partnership - ESRC


2006 - awarded £3000

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Advanced Institute of Management Scholar Award- Advanced Institute of Management

Teaching

I am currently involved in teaching International Business and Organizational Behaviour (executive MBA level). I have a broad teaching portfolio across the managerial and broader social sciences from undergraduate to executive level. I currently supervise six PhD and DBA students.

I am interested in supervising prospective PhD students on research projects that involve professionals their work and organization.

Publications