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Farooq Mughal

Dr, Director of Studies MSc in HRM and Consulting Programme

  • 8 WEST 3.48

Accepting Doctoral Students


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Personal profile

Research interests

My research revolves around sensemaking and identity-based approaches in the context of role transitions and boundary work in organizations. At the core of this intellectual endeavour lies a focus on how people learn to navigate, negotiate and connect with work and non-work issues. This includes addressing issues of positionality, emotionality, precarity, personal lives, and experiences of conflict and care to achieve plausibility and coherence.

These ideas trickle-down into four distinct, yet interrelated, streams of research:

  • employability, careers and meaningful work;
  • leadership, organisational development and social change;
  • management learning, knowledge and education;
  • globalization, growth and cultural resilience;

Teaching interests

My teaching interests and responsibilities include the following:

  • MN10071/10545 Organisational Behaviour (GAU);
  • MN10005 People and Organisations 2 (BBA);
  • MN50513 Consulting: Context, Theory and Practice (MSc);
  • MN50515 Dissertation Supervision (MSc); 

Other responsibilities

Director of Studies, MSc in Human Resource Management and Consulting.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I am interested in supervising doctoral students looking to undertake interdisciplinary research broadly in the areas of management learning, leadership development, knowledge management and HRM/HRD with a key focus on sensemaking and identity work in organisations. I particularly welcome research which challenges the limits of orthodoxy and concentrates on bringing to fore the complexities surrounding human social interaction within the context of learning and change from diverse perspectives.

Education/Academic qualification

Human Resource Management, Master of Business Administration, Greenwich University

Management Learning and Leadership, Doctor of Philosophy, Lancaster University

HRD and Consulting, Master of Arts, Lancaster University

External positions

Editorial Board, Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE) Journal, Academy of Management

1 Jul 2020 → …

External Examiner, Cranfield University

20 Apr 2020 → …

External Examiner, University of Liverpool

6 Feb 2020 → …

Editorial Board, Action Learning: Research & Practice

15 Jan 2019 → …


  • Identity
  • Leadership Development
  • Organisational Learning
  • Work-Family
  • Knowledge Management
  • Sensemaking
  • Management Education
  • Globalization
  • Business Schools

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Research Output

Participant Observation

Mughal, F., Stead, V. & Gatrell, C., 2021, (Acceptance date) Handbook of Research Methods on Gender and Management . Stead, V., Elliott, C. & Mavin, S. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

When global meets local: Action learning, positionality and postcolonialism

Mughal, F., 2 Jun 2020, (Acceptance date) In : Management Learning.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A Closer Look at the Positive Crossover between Supervisors and Subordinates The Role of Home and Work Engagement

Rofcanin, Y., Heras, M. L., Bosch, M. J., Wood, G. & Mughal, F., 1 Nov 2019, In : Human Relations. 72, 11, p. 1776-1804 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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    Do You Get What You Desire? Consequences of (In)Congruence of Desired and Actual Servant Leadership

    Rofcanin, Y., Las Heras, M., Jose Bosch, M., Marescaux, E., Mughal, F. & Erdogan, B., 1 Aug 2019, Academy of Management Proceedings 2019. Academy of Management

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Do You Get What You Desire? Consequences of (In)Congruence of Desired and Actual Servant Leadership, and the Role of Context across Ten Countries

    Rofcanin, Y., Las Heras, M., Jose Bosch Kreis, M., Marescaux, E., Mughal, F. & Erdogan, B., 1 Aug 2019, In : Academy of Management Proceedings. 2019, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle