Workshop Series: Nelson Phillips

12 February, 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00
Room 430 Joyce Ackroyd Building #37

This is a hands-on workshop on qualitative research method, specifically on discourse analysis for both Staff and PhD Students. Professor Nelson has a strong interest in qualitative research methods, and in particular, in the application of discourse analysis, narrative analysis and other related methods of investigation to the study of organizations.

For more information If you are interested, please register your interest by sending an email to Dr Yunxia Zhu so that she will send the readings to you before the workshop.

Professor Nelson Phillips, Chair in Strategy and Organizational Behaviour, Imperial College Business School, UK

Nelson Phillips is Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behaviour at Imperial College London. His research interests include various aspects of organization theory, technology strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, often studied from an institutional theory perspective. He also has an interest in discourse analysis and related textual research methods. He has published numerous academic articles and book chapters including articles in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Sloan Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and the Academy of Management Annals. He has also published three books: Discourse Analysis with Cynthia Hardy published in 2002, Power and Organizations with Stewart Clegg and David Courpasson published in 2006, and Technology and Organization with Graham Sewell and Dorothy Griffiths published in 2010. He is currently co-editing a new Handbook of Innovation Management with David Gann and Mark Dodgson, an RSO volume entitled Religion and Organization with Paul Tracey and Michael Lounsbury, and is writing a book on research methods provisionally titled Linguistic Methods in Management Research. He is also Co-Editor (with Chris Quinn-Trank) of the Journal of Management Inquiry.

Prof Phillips' Areas of Research Interest

  • Institutional theory
  • Knowledge management
  • Entrepreneurship & family business
  • Technology strategy
  • Qualitative research method (e.g., organizational discourse analysis)