Professor Michael Rowlinson
Location: Mile End, Building, Room FB4.09
Professor of Organization Studies
Phone: +44 (0)20 7882 6323
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 3615
Sabbatical period: September 2014 - August 2015
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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 an editorial board member for Management & Organizational History, the journal he co-founded in 2006, Business History, Organization, and Organization Studies.
Rowlinson, M., Harvey, C., Kelly, A., Morris, H., & Todeva, E. (2013) Accounting for Research Quality: Research Audits and the Journal Rankings Debate. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. (available online).
Rowlinson, M. & Hassard, J. (2013) Historical neo-institutionalism or neo-institutionalist history? Historical research in management and organization studies. Management & Organizational History 8:2.
Rowlinson, M. & Hassard, J. (2011) How come the Critters came to teaching in Business Schools? Contradictions in the institutionalization of critical management studies Organization 18(5), pp.673-689.
Hassard, J., Wolfram Cox, J. & Rowlinson, M. (2013) Dialogue. Where are the Old Theories of Organization? Prospects for Retrospection in Organization Theory. Academy of Management Review 38(2), pp.309-13.
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:
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Ms. Katrina Barker