Newcastle University Business School

Strategy, Organisations & Society

Strategy, Organisations and Society

Overview

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

This commitment to social theory is what makes the group unique: in contrast to the mainstream economic perspectives, strategy is viewed as an important cultural, organisational 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 organisations 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.

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.

Key themes

  • Strategic management
  • Organisation studies
  • Leadership
  • International business & management
  • Business history
  • Professions & professional work
  • Role of business in society

Members

Subject Group Head

Professor Andrea Whittle
Chair in Management and Organization Studies

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1683

Research and Impact Lead

Research and Impact Lead

Research and Impact Lead

Professor Alan McKinlay
Prof of Human Resource Management

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

Research Community Lead

Professor Iain Munro
Prof of Leadership & Org Change

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1653

Community Members

T&R Members

Dr Elizabeth Alexander
Reader in International Management

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

Dr Mariachiara Barzotto
Lecturer in International Management

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1630

Dr Clare Butler
Senior Lecturer in Work and Employment

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

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

Professor Charles Harvey
Professor of Business History and Management

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

Professor Stephen Hughes
Professor of International Organisations

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1566

Dr Dimitry Jacob
Lecturer in International Management

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Dr Harsh Jha
Lecturer Quantitative Methods Management

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Professor Sharon Mavin
Director of Newcastle University Business School and Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies

Professor Tom McGovern
Professor of Business History and Management, Associate Director of the Leadership, Work and Organization Group, and Joint Director of The Business, Accounting and Management History Research Group

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

Professor Frank Mueller
Chair in Strategy and Organisation

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

Dr Rekha Nicholson
Senior Lecturer - International Business

Email:
Telephone: +44(0)203 752 2420

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 Laurence Vigneau
Lecturer in International Management

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1724

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

Dr Sara Zaeemdar
Lecturer in International HRM

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T&S Members

Dr Susan Addison
Teaching Fellow in Strategy, Organisations and Society

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 1684

Tony Boland
Senior Tutor in Management

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1596

Dr Sandra Corlett
SeniorLecturer in Leader Dev&Org Futures

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 2319

Dr Jenny Davidson
SeniorLecturer in Leader Dev&Org Futures

Dr Joanne James
Reader in Leader Dev & Org Futures

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Dr Ali Naqvi
Teaching Fellow

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Dr Amy Stabler
Senior Lecturer in Leader Development & Organisation Futures

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 2327

PhD Students

Newcastle-based:

  • Al Zadjali, Fatma Mohamed Ali
  • Balila, Sara
  • Copilah-Ali, Jehana
  • Khan, Muhammad
  • Nmerukini, Enyindah
  • Schneider, Stefanie
  • Wang, Xueying
  • Yang, Ruomei

London-based:

  • Tom Drake
  • Alexa Yutong Ping
  • Doane Shichen Ye
  • Julian David Riano Cruz
  • Samina Sumrin
  • Mohammed Kolawole Yekini
  • Di Mao

Seminars

We also have these upcoming events:

  • 8 May 2019: David Kirsch, Maryland University/Oxford