Andrew JarvisPhD student
I have returned to academia, having spent 27 years working in Unilever in a variety of finance and strategy roles.
Having completed an MRes in International Business, I am now undertaking a PhD in management looking at issues around 'how things work' in the modern multinational firm, particularly within the context of organisational restructuring.
My key research interests are around
- The Multinational Enterprise - in particular the impact of 'post-heterarchical' organisational structures, with inter-dependent units, multiple reporting lines, and employee membership of multiple units.
- The concept of 'power' - that is the ability to 'get things done' in the multinational.
- Issues around organisational restructuring and how this shapes or challenges employees' understanding of the organisation.
- Outsourcing decisions and issues, including choices made around the boundaries of the organisation
- Corporate level strategy.
MA Economics, Cambridge University
MRes International Business, Lancaster University
Previously graduate teaching assistant on MNGT220 and MNGT302.
I received a LUMS departmental studentship for the 2014-15 academic year.
From the 2015-16 academic year I have been funded by the Lady J PhD scholarship.
Attendance at the ABS Summer School on Advanced Qualitative Methods was supported by the LUMS Conference Grant Scheme.
Attendance at EGOS 2016 in Naples, including the pre-colloquium PhD workshop was generously supported by LUMS.
Leveraging the Dimensions of Power– How Apparently Low-Power Actors Drive Organisational Change in a Multinational Company
Jarvis, A. 6/09/2017
Revisiting the heterarchy: the case of the fuzzy and fluid multinational
Jarvis, A. 5/09/2016