Andrew Brown

Organization Studies, Prof

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Research interests

My research interests centre on issues of identity, sensemaking, narrative and change. There are four broad strands to my work: (1) theoretical pieces (e.g., Brown 1997; Brown 2006; Brown & Starkey, 2000; Brown & Thompson, 2013); (2) theoretically-driven case studies (e.g., Brown & Coupland, 2015; Boussebaa & Brown, 2017; Huber & Brown, 2017); (3) analyses of texts (e.g., Brown, 2017; Brown, Ainsworth & Grant, 2012) and (4) reviews (Brown, 2015, 2017). My research is an exploration of aspects of the linguistic turn in Organization Studies, and draws on a broad range of disciplines from literary theory to anthropology and discursive psychology in an effort to theorize processes of organizing, identities and change.

Willing to supervise PhD

I have supervised a broad range of PhD students, some of whom have gone on to become highly successful scholars and others who have pursued careers in other industry sectors. I am particularly interested in supervising doctoral research in the following areas:

  • Identities in and around organizations
  • Organizational identities and processes of identification
  • Stories, narratives and storytelling in, of and about organizations
  • Sensemaking, power and processes of organizing
  • Processes of group and organizational change

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Projects 2013 2015

Global Research Scholarship Scheme - Iva Kostova

Brown, A.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

High Reliability Organisations

Colville, I. & Brown, A.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 2000 2018

1 Citation (Scopus)

Editorial: Identities in Organization Studies

Brown, A. D., 20 Mar 2018, In : Organization Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
Organization studies
Organizational processes
Research agenda
2 Citations (Scopus)

Making sense of the war in Afghanistan

Brown, A. D., 1 Jun 2018, In : Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 53, p. 43-56 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Englishization, identity regulation and imperialism

Boussebaa, M. & Brown, A. D., 1 Jan 2017, In : Organization Studies. 38, 1, p. 7-29 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Identity work
5 Citations (Scopus)

Identity Regulation, Identity Work and Phronesis

Bardon, T., Brown, A. D. & Peze, S., 1 Aug 2017, In : Human Relations. 70 , 8, p. 940-965 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Identity work
7 Citations (Scopus)

Identity Work, Humour and Disciplinary Power

Huber, G. & Brown, A. D., 1 Aug 2017, In : Organization Studies. 38, 8, p. 1107-1126 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Disciplinary power
Identity work