Professor Mats Alvesson

Professor in Management

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Overview

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Alvesson, Mats and Spicer, Andre (2017). (Un)conditional surrender?: why do professionals willingly comply with managerialism?. The corporatization of business education: Minerva meets the market. (pp. 92-110) edited by Mats Benner, Tony Huzzard and Dan Kärreman. Abingdon, VA United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315640594-6

  • Alvesson, Mats and Kärreman, Dan (2017). Uncreative destruction: Competition and positional games in higher education. The Corporatization of the Business School: Minerva Meets the Market. (pp. 111-127) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315640594-7

  • Hartmann, Rasmus Koss, Karreman, Dan and Alvesson, Mats (2016). CMS in Scandinavia: a hitchhiker's guide to the realm of the Scandocrits. Critical management studies: global voices, local accents. (pp. 144-158) edited by Christopher Grey, Isabelle Huault, Véronique Perret and Laurent Taskin. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315796086-17

  • Sandberg, Jorgen, Loacker, Bernadette and Alvesson, Mats (2015). Conceptions of process in organization and management: The case of identity studies. The Emergence of Novelty in Organizations. (pp. 318-344) edited by Raghu Garud, Barbara Simpson, Ann Langley and Haridimos Tsoukas. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728313.003.0012

  • Alvesson, Mats and Spicer, Andre (2014). Critical perspectives on leadership. Oxford handbook of leadership and organizations. (pp. 40-56) edited by David Day. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Du Billing, Yvonne and Alvesson, Mats (2014). Leadership: a matter of gender?. Oxford handbook of gender in organizations. (pp. 200-222) edited by Savita Kumra, Ruth Simpson and Ronald J. Burke. New York, United States: Oxford University Press.

  • Alvesson, Mats and Sandberg, Jörgen (2014). Problematization meets mystery creation: generating new ideas and findings through assumption challenging research. Critical Management Research: Reflections from the Field. (pp. 23-41) edited by Emma Jeanes and Tony Huzzard. London, UK: Sage. doi: 10.4135/9748146288610.n2

  • Alvesson, Mats and Sandberg, Jörgen (2014). Problematization meets mystery creation: generating new ideas and findings through assumption-challenging research. Critical management research: reflections from the field. (pp. 23-40) edited by Emma Jeanes and Tony Huzzard. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781446288610.n2

  • Alvesson, Mats and Sveningsson, Stefan (2013). Essay: authentic leadership critically reviewed. Authentic leadership : clashes, convergences and coalescences. (pp. 39-54) edited by Donna Ladkin and Chellie Spiller. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781781006382.00010

  • Sveningsson, Stefan, Alvehus, Johan and Alvesson, Mats (2012). Managerial leadership: Identities, processes, and interactions. The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management. (pp. 69-86) edited by Stefan Tengblad. Oxford United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0004

  • Alvesson, Mats (2012). Managing consultants: control and identity. The Oxford handbook of management consulting. (pp. 1-24) edited by Timothy Clark and Matthias Kipping. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199235049.013.0015

  • Alvesson, Mats and Sveningsson, Stefan (2012). Un- and re-packing leadership: context, relations, constructions, and politics. Advancing relational leadership research: a dialogue among perspectives. (pp. 203-225) edited by Mary Uhl-Bien and Sonia M. Ospina. Charlotte, NC, USA: Information Age Publishing.

  • Lundholm, Susanne E., Rennstam, Jens and Alvesson, Mats (2012). Understanding hierarchy in contemporary work. Reinventing hierarchy and bureaucracy: from the bureau to network organizations. (pp. 113-140) edited by Thomas Diefenbach and Rune Todnem. Greenwich, United States: Emerald Group Publishing. doi: 10.1108/S0733-558X(2012)0000035007

  • Alvesson, Mats and Kärreman, Dan (2011). 'Meritocracy' verus 'Sociocracy': Personnel concepts and HRM in two IT/management consulting firms. Managing modernity: Beyond bureaucracy?. (pp. 154-175) edited by Stewart Clegg, Martin Harris and Harro Hopfl. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Alvesson, Mats and Sveningsson, Stefan (2011). Identity work in consultancy projects: Ambiguity and distribution of credit and blame. Discourses of deficit. (pp. 159-174) edited by Christopher N. Candlin and Jonathan Crichton. Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Alvesson, Mats (2011). Leaders as saints: Leadership through moral peak performance. Metaphors we lead by: Understanding leadership in the real world. (pp. 51-75) edited by Mats Alvesson and Andre Spicer. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203840122-9

  • Alvesson, Mats (2011). Leadership and organizational culture. The SAGE handbook of leadership. (pp. 151-164) edited by Alan Bryman, David Collinson, Keith Grint, Brad Jackson and Mary Uhl-Bien. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.

  • Alvesson, Mats (2011). Organizational culture: Meaning, discourse, and identity. The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate. (pp. 11-28) edited by Neal M. Ashkanasy, Celeste P. M. Wilderom and Mark F. Peterson. Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781483307961.n2

  • Alvesson, M. and Ashcraft, K. L. (2009). Critical methodology in management and organization research. The SAGE handbook of organizational research methods. (pp. 61-77) edited by David Buchanan and Alan Bryman. London, U.K.: Sage Publications.

  • Alvesson, Mats (2009). Critical perspectives on strategic HRM. The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management. (pp. 52-67) edited by John Storey, Patrick M. Wright and David Ulrich. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203889015-11

  • Alvesson, M. (2008). The future of critical management studies. The Sage Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization. (pp. 13-26) edited by D. Barry and H. Hansen. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.

  • Alvesson, Mats and Kärreman, Dan (2006). Professional Service Firms as Collectivities: A Cultural and Processual View. Professional service firms. (pp. 203-230) edited by Royston Greenwood and Roy Suddaby. Greenwich, Conn. ; London: Emerald Group Publishing. doi: 10.1016/S0733-558X(06)24008-4

  • Thompson, Paul and Alvesson, Mats (2005). Bureaucracy at work: misunderstandings and mixed blessings. The values of bureaucracy. (pp. 89-114) edited by Paul du Gay. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Alvesson, Mats and Thompson, Paul (2005). Post-bureaucracy?. The Oxford handbook of work and organization. (pp. 485-505) edited by Stephen Ackroyd, Rosemary Batt, Paul Thompson and Pamela S. Tolbert. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199299249.003.0025

  • Alvesson, Mats and Willmott, Hugh (2004). Identity Regulation as Organizational Control Producing the Appropriate Individual*. Organizational identity : a reader. (pp. 436-465) edited by M. J. Hatch and M. Schultz. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Alvesson, Mats (2004). Organization: From Substance to Image?. Organizational identity : a reader. (pp. 161-182) edited by M. J. Hatch and M. Schultz. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Alvesson, Mats (2004). Organizational culture and discourse. The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse. (pp. 317-336) edited by David Grant, Cynthia Hardy, Cliff Oswick and Linda L. Putnam. London, U. K.: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/978-1-84860-812-2.n15

  • Alvesson, Mats (2003). Critical organization studies. The Northern Lights - organization theory in Scandinavia. (pp. x-x) edited by Barbara Czarniawska and Guje Sevón. Malmö, Sweden: Liber.

  • Alvesson, Mats (2003). Interpretive unpacking: moderately destabilizing identities and images in organization studies. Research in the Sociology of Organizations. (pp. 3-27) edited by Edwin A. Locke. Greenwich, Conn. ; London: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. doi: 10.1016/S0733-558X(03)21001-6

  • Alvesson, M. and Billing, Y. (2002). Beyond body-counting. A discussion of the social construction of gender. Gender, identities, and the culture of organizations. (pp. 72-91) edited by Iiris Aaltio and Albert J. Mills. New York, NY USA: Routledge.

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