The Management section conducts empirical and conceptual research as well as research-based teaching on how organisations are structured and managed, how they emerge and change, how they function and how they are challenged, how people work and interact within them, and how organisations influence and are influenced by the world around them.

The interplay between organisations and society is of importance for a number of reasons, including reward systems and value creation, change and redundancy processes, health and disability, power, equality and justice, social and ethnic conflicts as well as ethical and environmental issues.

Our profile enables us to make significant and original contributions that enhance the theoretical and empirical understanding of management, organisation and society, as well as to spur nuanced public debate about the role of management and organisations in society.

Research at the Management Section

  • Innovative Work and Changing Management Practices
  • The politics of embodiment, identity and diversity in organisational life 
  • Elite communities: ethnographic studies of elite groups and their living environments
  • Health promotion: studies of worksite health promotion as expressions of management and power
  • Managing the self-managing individual through health, illness and disability
  • Cross-cultural management, leadership and communication
  • Entrepreneurships and sustainable development
  • Globalisation, power and responsibility
  • Organisations role and responsibility in society