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Research interests

We often imagine that organizations are rational places, where we can solve problems, make decisions and implement strategies. Many of us also know from our experience that organizations are highly political places and that they are full of complicated emotions and relations that easily undermine attempts to lead, learn and change. My research has investigated the emotional and political dynamics of organizing, as well as the impact of these dynamics on management learning, leadership and change. 

The general themes of my research include: management and organizational learning, leadership and leadership development, emotion in organizations and institutions, group relations/ system psychodynamics, and the organization of reflection.

My research connects with various academic leadership roles. I am Honorary Professor of Management at the University of St Andrews. I am currently an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE) journal. I am a former Editor-in-Chief of the international academic journal Management Learning (2005-2010). I am an internationally recognized expert in emotion in organizations, organizational learning and critical action learning. 

I am not currently accepting PhD students

Education/Academic qualification

Organisation Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol

Sep 1984Jan 1990

External positions

Honorary Professor, University of St Andrews

Aug 2015 → …

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Emotion Business & Economics

Projects 2008 2010

Research Output 2001 2017

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Psychoanalytic theory, emotion and organizational paradox

Jarrett, M. & Vince, R., 1 Sep 2017, Handbook of Organizational Paradox: Approaches to Plurality, Tensions and Contradictions. Oxford University Press, 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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psychoanalytic theory
emotion
defense mechanism
leadership
organizational change

Critical reflection in management and organization studies

Pässilä, A. & Vince, R., 2016, Researching Critical Reflection: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Collington, V., Fook, J., Ross, F., Ruch, G. & West, L. (eds.). Abingdon, U. K.: Routledge, p. 48-62

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

New directions for researching critical reflection in organizations

Cotter, R. J., Pässilä, A. & Vince, R., 2016, Researching Critical Reflection: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Fook, J., Collington, V., Ross, F., Ruch, G. & West, L. (eds.). Abingdon, U. K.: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The art and practice of critique: the possibilities of critical psychodynamic education

Vince, R., 24 May 2016, The Routledge Companion to the Humanities and Social Sciences in Management Education. Steyaert, C., Beyes, T. & Parker, M. (eds.). London, U. K.: Routledge, (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Emotion and learning: an Introduction to the JME curated collection

Vince, R., Feb 2015, In : Journal of Management Education. 40, 5, p. 538-544

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Thesis

Institutional Work in Creative Industries: A Qualitative Study of Advertising Practitioners at Work

Author: Lancaster, D., 12 Dec 2018

Supervisor: Davies, I. (Supervisor), Nuttall, P. (Supervisor) & Vince, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Leaning into Learning

Author: Roberts, M., 29 May 2019

Supervisor: Chudzikowski, K. (Supervisor) & Vince, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisMPhil

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The Impact of the Social Unconscious on Organizational Learning in Kazakhstan

Author: Kjellstrand, I., 29 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Vince, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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The Organisation of Disappointment

Author: Clancy, A., 25 May 2012

Supervisor: Vince, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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