Empowering methodologies in organisational research authors

Emma Bell [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] is a Professor of Management and Organisation Studies at The Open University Business School. Her research seeks to understand how meaning is generated, disseminated and contested in ways that are shaped by systems of power and control within the context of organisations. Her work has been published in a range of journals, including Academy of Management Learning & Education, British Journal of Management, Human Relations, International Journal of Management Reviews, and Organization. She has also published several books, including Reading Management and Organization in Film (2008), Business Research Methods (2018, Oxford University Press, with Alan Bryman and Bill Harley) and A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management Research (2013, Sage, with Richard Thorpe). She is a co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Visual Organisation (2014), Sage Major Works in Qualitative Research in Business and Management (2014) and The Organization of Craft Work: Identities, Meanings and Materiality (Routledge, 2019).

Tim Butcher is a Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies at The Open University Business School. His research seeks to understand how individuals make sense of precarious work through collective learning and organising. Tim uses decolonial and visual ethnographic methods with diverse groups, including Australian indigenous communities, refugee and migrant artists in the UK, and freelancers. He was co-Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council-funded Wellbeing not Winning project, in collaboration with the people of Papunya (2015–18). He currently leads a visual research study in the Who are We? project, an arts-based collaboration between The Open University, Counterpoints Arts and Tate Exchange. Tim’s research has been published in a range of academic journals, including Management Learning, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Australian Aboriginal Studies, Griffith Review, and Sport in Society. He has also contributed to edited volumes including The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations (Routledge, 2015) and Ethnographies in Sport and Exercise Research (Routledge, 2016).

Sunita Singh Sengupta is a Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Dean and Head of the Faculty of Management Studies at the University of Delhi. She is the founder and Honorary Convener of the Integrating Spirituality and Organizational Leadership Foundation (ISOL) in India, the ISOL Research Foundation, and the Academy of Value Based Management (India and USA). Her research focuses on value-based leadership and seeks to promote the development of non-violent, non-exploitative and sustainable organisations, as well as compassionate workplace practices, by drawing on the perspectives, disciplines and wisdoms enabled by diverse spiritual and religious belief systems. She has published numerous edited volumes under the auspices of ISOL, is the founder and editor of the International Journal on Spirituality and Organizational Leadership and the International Journal on Vedic Foundations of Management, and is also a 2007 recipient of the Homi Bhabha Fellowship.

Cecilia Loureiro-Koechlin is a Research Assistant on the UKIERI Developing Empowering Methodologies in Management Research project. Her expertise lies in studying the dynamics of online communities. Prior to obtaining her PhD at the University of Hull (UK) she graduated from industrial engineering, and led the design and development of administrative information systems at Universidad de Lima in Peru. Cecilia has worked on research projects at Hull, Oxford and Brunel universities on the design, implementation and monitoring of e-learning and e-mentoring systems for PhD students and early career researchers. She has published her work in academic journals including Systems Research and Behavioural Science, British Journal of Educational Technology, Journal of Community Informatics, and Baltic Journal of Management.