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Critical performativity in the field: Methodological principles for activist ethnographers (2017)
Journal Article
Reedy, P. C., & King, D. R. (2017). Critical performativity in the field: Methodological principles for activist ethnographers. Organizational Research Methods, doi:10.1177/1094428117744881

It has been proposed that engagement with activism might make critical organizational scholarship more relevant to practitioners. However, there is a lack of systematic inquiry into how such engagement might be undertaken, which this article redres... Read More

Re-imagining the scales, dimensions, and fields of socio-ecological sustainability (2017)
Journal Article
Reedy, P., O'Reilly, D., & Allen, S. (in press). Re-imagining the scales, dimensions, and fields of socio-ecological sustainability. British Journal of Management, ISSN 1045-3172

This paper critiques the two-dimensional (hierarchical-spatial) focus on scales evident in management and organizational studies, and the Capitalist Ecological Modernisation (CEM) paradigm that dominates current corporate and governmental approaches... Read More

Organizing for individuation: alternative organizing, politics and new identities (2016)
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Reedy, P., King, D., & Coupland, C. (2016). Organizing for individuation: alternative organizing, politics and new identities. Organization Studies, 37(11), (1553-1573). doi:10.1177/0170840616641983. ISSN 0170-8406

Organization theorists have predominantly studied identity and organizing within the managed work organization. This frames organization as a structure within which identity work occurs, often as a means of managerial control. In our paper our contri... Read More

The Vlaams Belang: the rhetoric of organizational identity (2014)
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Moufahim, M., Reedy, P., & Humphreys, M. (2015). The Vlaams Belang: the rhetoric of organizational identity. Organization Studies, 36(1), 91-111. doi:10.1177/0170840614546149

In this paper we combine work on rhetorical strategies with that of organizational identity theory. We highlight the relationship between organizational identity and the deployment of discursive resources at the societal level by organizations seekin... Read More

Death and organization: Heidegger's thought on death and life in organizations (2011)
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Reedy, P., & Learmonth, M. (2011). Death and organization: Heidegger's thought on death and life in organizations. Organization Studies, 32(1), 117-131. doi:10.1177/0170840610387242

Mortality has not been given the attention it deserves within organization studies. Even when it has been considered, it is not usually in terms of its implications for own lives and ethical choices. In particular, Heidegger's writing on death has be... Read More

Some unintended effects of teamwork in healthcare (2010)
Journal Article
Reedy, P., Finn, R., & Learmonth, M. (2010). Some unintended effects of teamwork in healthcare. Social science & medicine, 70(8), (1148-1154). doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.12.025. ISSN 0277-9536

Teamwork has been emphasised as a key feature of health service reform, essential for safe, efficient and patient-centred care. Bringing together literatures from the sociology of healthcare and organizational theory, we examine how the teamwork phen... Read More

Other possibilities? The contribution to management education of alternative organizations (2009)
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Reedy, P., & Learmonth, M. (2009). Other possibilities? The contribution to management education of alternative organizations. Management Learning, 40(3), 241-258. doi:10.1177/1350507609104338

Business education tends to reinforce the neo-liberal view that the best, perhaps the only desirable model of organization is the managed corporation. Furthermore, in competing to attract students, business schools frequently stress that lucrative ca... Read More

Mirror, mirror, on the wall: Reflecting on the ethics and effects of a collective critical management studies identity project (2008)
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Reedy, P. (2008). Mirror, mirror, on the wall: Reflecting on the ethics and effects of a collective critical management studies identity project. Management Learning, 39(1), 57-72. doi:10.1177/1350507607085978

This article explores the relationship between the identity of critical management studies (CMS) academics and that of managers. The article argues that, as a result of the way in which CMS identities are pursued, managers often become represented as... Read More