Professor Iain Munro
Prof of Leadership & Org Change
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Iain is Professor of Leadership and Organization at Newcastle Business School. He has previously worked at the universities of Warwick (1994-2000), St Andrews (2000-2009), and Innsbruck (2009-2013). He has diverse research interests and has published articles in Organization Studies, Human Relations, Organization, the Journal of the Operational Research Society and the Journal of Business Ethics. He has written a monograph on "Information Warfare in Business: Strategies of Control and Resistance".
Editorial board member of Human Relations
Editorial board member of Organization Studies.
Associate Editor of Organization
Iain is engaged in three key areas of research:
Foucauldian Organization Studies:
His primary research interests concern the application of Michel Foucault's concepts and methods to the process of organization. This approach to organizational research has been applied in a variety of fields, including mental heath care and 'the care of the self’, network organizations, and modern forms of HRM. Most recently Iain has mapped out the Foucault’s conception of biopolitical systems of governance in terms of modern techniques of management.
Information Warfare in Business:
He has written a research monograph on Information Warfare in Business (Routledge, 2005, 2007 paperback edition) that develops the idea that information is not simply a tool but is increasingly being used as a weapon and as an object of attack. This draws upon a range of social theories in order to map out the ways in which information is becoming weaponised including as a part of a ‘nomadic war machine’, as an attack on our potentiality for being, and as a strategy for achieving hegemony. He is currently investigating the effects of new techniques of information warfare associated with the WikiLeaks network, hacktivism and whistleblowing.
Ethics, Literature and Other Themes in OS:
Iain is interested in a wide variety of research areas within organization studies and is engaged in projects concerning health care, business ethics, the use of literature in organization theory, social movement organization theory, animals in organizations, and the design of organizational spaces and territories. These diverse themes are united by a concern for organization as an immanent process and a focus on those forces that are constantly escaping attempts to organize them.
BUS3054 Strategy, Organizations & Society
BUS3347 Strategy, Organizations & Society (Study Abroad Sem 1)
BUS3017 Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
BUS3062 Corporate Communications and Social Media
NBS8556 Core Readings in Management and Business Studies
- Wegerer P, Munro I. Ethics of Ambivalence in Corporate Branding. Organization 2018, epub ahead of print.
- Munro I. An interview with Snowden’s lawyer Robert Tibbo on whistleblowing, mass surveillance and human rights activism. Organization 2017, epub ahead of print.
- Munro I, Thanem T. Deleuze and the Deterritorialization of Strategy. Critical Perspectives in Accounting 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Munro I, Thanem T. The Ethics of Affective Leadership: Organizing Good Encounters Without Leaders. Business Ethics Quarterly 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Labatut J, Munro I, Desmond J. Animals and organizations. Organization 2016, 23(3), 315-329.
- Clegg S, PinaeCunha M, Munro I, Rego A, OomdeSousa M. Kafkaesque Power & Bureaucracy. Journal of Political Power 2016, 9(2), 157-181.
- Munro I. Whistleblowing and the politics of truth: mobilizing 'truth games' in the WikiLeaks case. Human Relations 2016, epub ahead of print.
- Munro I. Organizational resistance as a vector of deterritorialization: The case of WikiLeaks and secrecy havens. Organization 2015, e-pub ahead of print.
- Huber C, Munro I. "Moral Distance" in Organizations: An Inquiry into Ethical Violence in the Works of Kafka. Journal of Business Ethics 2014, 124(2), 259-269.
- Munro I. Organizational Ethics and Foucault's 'Art of Living': Lessons from Social Movement Organizations. Organization Studies 2014, 35(8), 1127-1148.
- Munro I, Jordan S. 'Living Space' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Spatial tactics and the politics of smooth space. Human Relations 2013, 66(11), 1497-1525.
- Maréchal G, Linstead S, Munro I. The Territorial Organization: History, Divergence and Possibilities. Culture and Organization 2013, 19(3), 185-208.
- MacKay B, Munro I. Information Warfare and New Organizational Landscapes: An Inquiry into the ExxonMobil–Greenpeace Dispute over Climate Change. Organization Studies 2012, 33(11), 1507-1536.
- Munro I, Huber C. Kafka's mythology: Organization, bureaucracy and the limits of sensemaking. Human Relations 2012, 65(4), 523-543.
- Weiskopf R, Munro I. Management of Human Capital: Discipline, Security and Controlled Circulation in HRM. Organization 2012, 19(6), 685-702.
- Munro I. The Management of Circulations: Biopolitical Variations After Foucault. International Journal of Management Reviews 2012, 14(3), 345-362.
- Munro I. Defending the Network Organization: An Analysis of Information Warfare with Reference to Heidegger. Organization 2010, 17(2), 199-222.
- Randall J, Munro I. Foucault's care of the self: A case from mental health work. Organization Studies 2010, 31(11), 1485-1504.
- Randall J, Munro I. Institutional Logics and Contradictions: competing and collaborating logics in a forum of medical and voluntary practitioners. Journal of Change Management 2010, 10(1), 23-39.
- Munro I. Nomadic Strategies in the Network Society: From Lawrence of Arabia to Linux. Scandinavian Journal of Management 2010, 26(2), 215-223.
- Munro I, Randall J. 'I don't know what I'm doing. How about you?': Discourse and identity in practitioners dealing with the survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Organization 2007, 14(6), 887-907.
- Munro I. Information Warfare in Business: Strategies of Control and Resistance. London: Routledge, 2005.
- Dibben M, Munro I. Applying Process Thought in Organization Studies. Process Studies 2003, 32(2), 183-195.
- Munro I, Mingers J. The Use of Multimethodology in Practice ‑ Results of a Survey of Practitioners. Journal of the Operational Research Society 2002, 53(4), 369-378.
- Ballantine J, Levy M, Martin A, Munro I, Powel P. An Ethical Perspective on Information Systems Evaluation. International Journal of Agile Management Systems 2000, 2(3), 233-242.
- Munro I. Non‑Disciplinary Power and the Network Society. Organization 2000, 7(4), 679-695.
- Munro I. Man Machine Systems: People and Technology in OR. Systems Practice and Action Research 1999, 12, 513-532.
- Munro I. An exploration of three emancipatory themes within OR and systems thinking. Journal of the Operational Research Society 1997, 48(6), 576-584.
- Ballantine J, Bonner M, Levy M, Martin A, Munro I, Powel P. The 3D Model of Information Systems Success: the Search for the Dependent Variable Continues. Information Resources Management Journal 1996, 9(4), 5-14.