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Organisation, Work and Technology

Professor Stephen Ackroyd

Emeritus

Charles Carter Building
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YX


Affiliations

Organisation Work and Technology

Current Research

Public sector services.

Reorganisation of large British companies.

Strategic organisation of small, high technology firms.

Research Interests

Mediation by public and private sector organisations of economic and political power.

2009

Research designs for realist research

Ackroyd, S. 2009 The SAGE handbook of organizational research methods. London: Sage

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2008

Organisational conflict

Ackroyd, S. 2008 Handbook of Organisational Behaviour. London: Sage

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Change in the Legal Profession: Professional Agency and the Legal Labour Process

Muzio, G. D. & Ackroyd, S. 2008 Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour: Established Professions and New Expert Occupations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

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Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour: Lawyers, Doctors and Business Consultants

Muzio, G. D., Ackroyd, S. & Chanlat, J. F. 2008 Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour: Established Professions and New Expert Occupations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

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2007

Professionismo oggi: riflessioni sull'attuale organizzazione delle conoscienze

Muzio, G. D. & Ackroyd, S. 2007 In: Ingegnere Italiano. 39, p. 31-41 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Public management reform in the UK and its consequesnces for professional organisation: a comparative analysis

Ackroyd, S., Kirkpatrick, I. & Walker, R. M. 03/2007 In: Public Administration: An International Quarterly. 85, 1, p. 9-26 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

‘¿Reina la calma en el frente de trabajo?: una critica de las recientes tendencias en la sociologia del trabajo en el Reino Unido

Thompson, P. & Ackroyd, S. 2007 Vigilar y Organizer: una introducción a los Critical Management Studies. Madrid: Siglo, p. 207-234 28 p.

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Dirt, work and dignity

Ackroyd, S. 2007 Dignity at Work. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, p. 30-49 20 p.

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The large corporation and the emergence of flexible economic systems: some recent developments in the UK

Ackroyd, S. 2007 Flexibility and Stability in Working Life. London: Palgrave, p. 83-102 20 p.

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Organisational misbehaviour

Ackroyd, S. 2007 The International Encyclopedia of Organisation Studies. London: Sage

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Realism

Ackroyd, S. 2007 The International Encyclopedia of Organisation Studies. London: Sage

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Professionismo oggi: riflessioni sull'attuale organizzazione delle conoscienze

Muzio, D. & Ackroyd, S. 2007 In: Ingegnere Italiano. 39, p. 31-41 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The reconstructed professional firm explaining change in English legal practices

Ackroyd, S. & Muzio, G. D. 2007 In: Organization Studies. 28, 5, p. 729-747 19 p.

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Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour: Established Professions and New Expert Occupations

Chanlat, J. F., Ackroyd, S. & Muzio, G. D. 2007 Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2006

All quiet on the workplace front? A critique of recent trends in British industrial sociology

Ackroyd, S. & Thompson, P. 2006 Patterns of Work in the Post-Fordist Era: Fordism and Post-Fordism. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

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Aspects of flexible economic systems: some recent developments in the UK economy

Ackroyd, S. 2006 Facets of Flexibility. Oslo: Ostfold University Press, p. 255-277 23 p.

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Organisational failure

Ackroyd, S. 2006 The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Oxford: Blackwell, p. 576-580 5 p.

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Bureaucracy

Ackroyd, S. 2006 Sociology: The Key Concepts. London and New York: Routledge, p. 119-121 3 p.

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Organisation

Ackroyd, S. 2006 Sociology: The Key Concepts. London and New York: Routledge, p. 14-16 3 p.

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2005

Discussion of Sewell: A little knowledge is still a dangerous thing: some comments on the indeterminacy of Graham Sewell

Thompson, P. & Ackroyd, S. 2005 In: Organization. 12, 5, p. 705-710 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

On the consequences of defensive professionalism: the transformation of the legal labour process

Ackroyd, S. & Muzio, G. D. 2005 In: Journal of Law and Society. 32, 4, p. 615-642 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Organising and organisations

Ackroyd, S. 2005 The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 449-461 13 p.

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Texts and times: mapping the changing study of work and organisations

Thompson, P., Tolbert, P. S., Batt, R. & Ackroyd, S. 2005 The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 1-15 15 p.

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Resistance, misbehaviour and dissent

Collinson, D. L. & Ackroyd, S. 2005 The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 305-326 22 p.

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2004

Developments in critical realism in organisation and management studies

Ackroyd, S. & Fleetwood, S. 2004 Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies. London and New York: Routledge, p. 1-13 13 p.

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Archetype Theory and the changing professional organisation: a critique and alternative

Ackroyd, S. & Kirkpatrick, I. 2004 In: Organization. 10, 4, p. 731-750 20 p.

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The New Managerialism and the Public Service Professions

Walker, D., Ackroyd, S. & Kirkpatrick, I. 2004 London: Palgrave. 240 p.

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Methodology for management and organisation studies: some implications of critical realism

Ackroyd, S. 2004 Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies. London and New York: Routledge, p. 137-163 27 p.

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The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization

Ackroyd, S., Batt, R., Thompson, P. & Tolbert, P. S. 2004 Oxford: Oxford University Press. 568 p.

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Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies

Fleetwood, S. & Ackroyd, S. 2004 London and New York: Routledge. 384 p.

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Structural transformation as a political outcome: examples from the legal profession and from large manufacturing corporations

Ackroyd, S. & Muzio, G. D. 2004 Lancaster University: The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology, (Organisation, Work and Technology Working Paper Series)

Research output: Working paper

Understanding change in the professional organisation: more evidence and argument based on the experience of the British legal profession

Ackroyd, S. & Muzio, G. D. 2004 Lancaster University: The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology, (Organisation, Work and Technology Working Paper Series)

Research output: Working paper

Understanding recent changes in the legal labour process

Muzio, G. D. & Ackroyd, S. 2004 Lancaster University: The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology, (Organisation, Work and Technology Working Paper Series)

Research output: Working paper

2003

Transforming the professional archetype: the new managerialism in the UK public services

Kirkpatrick, I. & Ackroyd, S. 2003 In: Public Management Review. 5, 4, p. 509-529 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The new managerialism and the professions in the NHS: an analysis of recent changes

Ackroyd, S. 2003 Lancaster University: The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology, (Organisation, Work and Technology Working Paper Series)

Research output: Working paper

2002

Ideology or Utopia: Karl Mannheim and the place of theory

Ackroyd, S. 2002 Utopia and Organization. Oxford: Blackwell, p. 40-58 19 p.

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Nursing and new public sector management

Bolton, S. & Ackroyd, S. 2002 In: International Journal of Public Sector Management. 15, 2, p. 98-106 9 p.

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The Organization of Business: Applying Organizational Theory to Contemporary Change

Ackroyd, S. 2002 Oxford: Oxford University Press. 320 p.

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Editorial: the management of nurses

Ackroyd, S. 2002 In: International Journal of Public Sector Management. 15, 2, p. 98-108 11 p.

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2001

Analysing advanced manufacturing technology: labour-centred and technology-centred manufacturing

Procter, S. & Ackroyd, S. 2001 In: International Journal of Technology Management. 11, 4/5, p. 366-380 15 p.

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Flexibility

Ackroyd, S. & Procter, S. 2001 Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice. London and New York: Routledge, p. 219-243 25 p.

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2000

Realism in contemporary management and organisational studies

Ackroyd, S. & Fleetwood, S. 2000 Realist Perspectives on Management and Organisation Studies. London and New York: Routledge, Vol. 1, p. 3-25 23 p.

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Realist Perspectives on Management and Organisation Studies

Ackroyd, S. & Fleetwood, S. 2000 London and New York: Routledge.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Connecting organisations and societies: a Realist analysis of structures

Ackroyd, S. 2000 Realist Perspectives on Management and Organisations. London and New York: Routledge, p. 87-108 22 p.

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If ethics is the answer, you are asking the wrong questions: a rejoinder to Parker

Thompson, P., Smith, C. & Ackroyd, S. 2000 In: Organization Studies. 21, 6, p. 1149-1158 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Realist Perspectives on Management and Organisations

Ackroyd, S. & Fleetwood, S. 2000 London and New York: Routledge. 288 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Locating realist perspectives in management and organisation studies

Ackroyd, S. & Fleetwood, S. 2000 Realist Perspectives on Management and Organisations. London and New York: Routledge, p. 3-25 23 p.

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The triumph of hierarchies over markets: information system specialists in the current context

Glover, I., Currie, W. & Ackroyd, S. 2000 Professions at Bay. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, p. 267-305 39 p.

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Strategies for flexibility: technology-centred and labour-centred flexibility in UK manufacturing

Ackroyd, S. & Procter, S. 2000 In: International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management. 1, 4/5, p. 366-380 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1999

It's not Taylorism: mechanisms of work intensification in an NHS Hospital

Ackroyd, S. & Bolton, S. 1999 In: Work, Employment and Society. 13, 2, p. 369-387 19 p.

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Problems of university governance in Britain

Ackroyd, S. & Ackroyd, P. 1999 In: International Journal of Public Sector Management. 12, 3, p. 171-185 15 p.

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Organisational Misbehaviour

Ackroyd, S. & Thompson, P. 1999 London: Sage. 224 p.

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1998

Nursing

Ackroyd, S. 1998 Beyond Bureaucracy?: The Professions in the Contemporary Public Sector. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing

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British manufacturing organisation and workplace relations: some attributes of the new flexible firm

Ackroyd, S. & Procter, S. 1998 In: British Journal of Industrial Relations. 36, 2, p. 163-183 21 p.

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Are the British bad at flexible manufacturing?

Ackroyd, S. & Procter, S. 1998 Manufacturing in Transition. London and New York: Routledge, p. 38-52 15 p.

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Against Japanisation: understanding the re-organisation of British manufacturing

Ackroyd, S. & Procter, S. 1998 In: Employee Relations. 20, 3, p. 237-247 11 p.

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1997

The managerial regimes of European high technology firms: some findings from comparative research

Louche, C., Letiche, H. & Ackroyd, S. 1997 Technology-Based Firms in the 1990's (Volume III). London: Paul Chapman Publishing / Sage, p. 196-210 15 p.

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The Japanisation of British industry?

Ackroyd, S. & Hughes, M. J. 1997 Comparative Management. London and New York: Routledge, p. 499-516 18 p.

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Don't care was made to care

Ackroyd, S. 1997 Concepts of Care: Developments in Health and Welfare. London: Arnold Publishers, p. 19-36 18 p.

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1996

Organisation contra organisations: professionals and organisational change in the United Kingdom

Ackroyd, S. 1996 In: Organization Studies. 17, 4, p. 599-622 24 p.

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The qualities of qualitative methods: quality or qualitative methods for organisation studies?

Ackroyd, S. 1996 In: Organization. 3, 3, p. 439-451 13 p.

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Manufacturing decline and the division of labour amongst managers: the case of vehicles

Ackroyd, S. & Lawrenson, D. 1996 The Professional-Managerial Class. Aldershot: Avebury, p. 171-193 23 p.

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1995

On the structure and dynamics of some small UK based IT firms

Ackroyd, S. 1995 In: Journal of Management Studies. 32, 2, p. 141-161 21 p.

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From public administration to public sector management: a consideration of public policy in the United Kingdom

Ackroyd, S. 1995 In: International Journal of Public Sector Management. 8, 2, p. 4-24 21 p.

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All quiet on the workplace front? A critique of recent trends in British industrial sociology

Thompson, P. & Ackroyd, S. 1995 In: Sociology. 29, 4, p. 615-633 19 p.

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Traditional and new management in the NHS hospital service and their effects on nursing

Ackroyd, S. 1995 Themes and Perspectives in Nursing. London: Chapman and Hall, p. 337-355 19 p.

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