Professor Michael Rowlinson
Professor of Organization Studies
Michael’s research interests are in Organisation Theory, Critical Management Studies, as well as Management and Organisational History. He has explored the tensions between Organisation Studies and Business History, and his last major research project, funded by the ESRC under the Evolution of Business Knowledge Programme, explored the relation between documentary corporate history and knowledge management, examining how companies use historical knowledge of the past in the present.
He is currently on the editorial board of Organization and Organization Studies, founding editor of the journal Management & Organizational History and an editor of the Association of Business Schools Academic Journal Quality Guide.
Rowlinson, M., Booth, C., Clark, P., Delahaye, A., & Procter, S. (2010) Social Remembering and Organizational Memory. Organization Studies 31(1), pp.69-87
Rowlinson, M. & A. Delahaye (2009) The Cultural Turn in Business History. Enterprises et Histoire 55 (Juin), pp.90-110
Booth, C., Rowlinson, M., Clark, P., Delahaye, A. & Procter, S. (2009) Scenarios and counterfactuals as modal narratives. Futures 41: pp.87-95
Delahaye, A., Booth, C., Clark, P., Procter, S., & Rowlinson, M. (2009) The Genre of Corporate History. Journal of Organizational Change Management Special Issue on Historical Approaches in Organizational Research. 22(1), pp.27-48
Rowlinson, M., Hassard, J. & Mohun, S. (forthcoming 2010) ‘Research Audits and their Financial Consequences’, chapter 8 in Cassell, C. & Lee, B. (eds.) Challenges and Controversies in Management Research. Routledge.
Hassard, J. & Rowlinson, M. (forthcoming 2010) ‘The Development of Critical Management Studies’, chapter 13 in Cassell and Lee.
Rowlinson, M., Stager Jacques, R., & Booth, C. (2009) Critical Management and Organizational History. in Alvesson, M., Willmott, H., and Bridgman, T. (eds.) Handbook of Critical Management Studies. Oxford University Press. pp.286-303
Booth, C., Clark, P., Delahaye, A., Procter, S. & Rowlinson, M. (2009) Modal Narratives, Possible Worlds, and Strategic Foresight. in Costanzo, L.A. and MacKay, R.B. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Strategy and Foresight. Edward Elgar. pp.113-127
Rowlinson, M., Clark, P., Delahaye, Booth, C. & Procter, S. (2008) The Uses of History as Corporate Knowledge. ch.16 in Harry Scarbrough (ed.) The Evolution of Business Knowledge. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp.339-356
Editorials and reports:
Rowlinson, M. in association with Harvey, C., Kelly, A., Kestinova, D., Morris, H., & Todeva, E. (2010) Business History in the UK Research Assessment Exercise. Guest Editorial, European Business History Association (EBHA) Newsletter June, pp.4-12
Harvey, C. Kelly, A., Morris, H. & Rowlinson, M. (eds.) (2010) Association of Business Schools Academic Journal Quality Guide version 4
Kelly, A., Morris, H., Rowlinson, M. & Harvey, C. (eds.) (2009) Association of Business Schools Academic Journal Quality Guide version 3.
Rowlinson, M. (forthcoming) Organizational Memory: Narrative Control and Resistance. Ephemera. Review of David M. Boje (2008) Storytelling Organizations London: SAGE
Rowlinson, M. (2009) Business History 51(2), March, pp.292-94. Review of G. Jones and J. Zeitlin, eds. (2007) The Oxford handbook of business history
Rowlinson, M. (2008) From Marxism to Critical Management Studies. Ephemera 8(2) pp.204-210 Review of Alex Callinicos (2006) The Resources of Critique. Cambridge: Polity.
BUSM027: Research Methods for Business and Management
PhD 1st Supervisor:
Mrs. Marissa Joseph
Ms. Katrina Barker