Professor Stephen Ackroyd

Emeritus Professor

Current Research

Public sector services.Reorganisation of large British companies.Strategic organisation of small, high technology firms.

Unruly subjects: misbehaviour in the workplace
Ackroyd, S. 12/2015 In: The Sage handbook of the sociology of work and employment. London : Sage ISBN: 9781446280669.
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Transnational corporations, socio-economic change and recurrent crisis
Ackroyd, S., Murphy, J. 2013 In: Critical Perspectives on International Business. 9, 4, p. 336-357. 22 p.
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Research designs for realist research
Ackroyd, S. 2009 In: The SAGE handbook of organizational research methods. London : Sage ISBN: 9781412931182.
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Change in the Legal Profession: Professional Agency and the Legal Labour Process
Muzio, G.D., Ackroyd, S. 2008 In: Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour: Established Professions and New Expert Occupations. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 1403998701.
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Organisational conflict
Ackroyd, S. 2008 In: Handbook of Organisational Behaviour. London : Sage ISBN: 9781412923859.
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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 In: Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour: Established Professions and New Expert Occupations. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 1403998701.
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Public management reform in the UK and its consequesnces for professional organisation: a comparative analysis
Ackroyd, S., Kirkpatrick, I., Walker, R.M. 7/03/2007 In: Public Administration: An International Quarterly. 85, 1, p. 9-26. 18 p.
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Dirt, work and dignity
Ackroyd, S. 2007 In: Dignity at Work. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann p. 30-49. 20 p. ISBN: 9780750683333.
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Organisational misbehaviour
Ackroyd, S. 2007 In: The International Encyclopedia of Organisation Studies. London : Sage ISBN: 9781412915151.
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Professionismo oggi: riflessioni sull'attuale organizzazione delle conoscienze
Muzio, D., Ackroyd, S. 2007 In: Ingegnere Italiano. 39, p. 31-41. 11 p.
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Professionismo oggi: riflessioni sull'attuale organizzazione delle conoscienze
Muzio, G.D., Ackroyd, S. 2007 In: Ingegnere Italiano. 39, p. 31-41. 11 p.
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Realism
Ackroyd, S. 2007 In: The International Encyclopedia of Organisation Studies. London : Sage ISBN: 9781412915151.
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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. ISBN: 1403998701.
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The large corporation and the emergence of flexible economic systems: some recent developments in the UK
Ackroyd, S. 2007 In: Flexibility and Stability in Working Life. London : Palgrave p. 83-102. 20 p. ISBN: 9780230013543.
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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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‘¿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 In: Vigilar y Organizer: una introducción a los Critical Management Studies. Madrid : Siglo p. 207-234. 28 p. ISBN: 9788432312883.
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All quiet on the workplace front? A critique of recent trends in British industrial sociology
Ackroyd, S., Thompson, P. 2006 In: Patterns of Work in the Post-Fordist Era: Fordism and Post-Fordism. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar ISBN: 1845423240.
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Aspects of flexible economic systems: some recent developments in the UK economy
Ackroyd, S. 2006 In: Facets of Flexibility. Oslo : Ostfold University Press p. 255-277. 23 p.
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Bureaucracy
Ackroyd, S. 2006 In: Sociology: The Key Concepts. London and New York : Routledge p. 119-121. 3 p. ISBN: 0415344069.
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Organisation
Ackroyd, S. 2006 In: Sociology: The Key Concepts. London and New York : Routledge p. 14-16. 3 p. ISBN: 0415344069.
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Organisational failure
Ackroyd, S. 2006 In: The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Oxford : Blackwell p. 576-580. 5 p. ISBN: 1405124334.
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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.
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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.
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Organising and organisations
Ackroyd, S. 2005 In: The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 449-461. 13 p. ISBN: 0-19-926992-0.
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Resistance, misbehaviour and dissent
Collinson, D.L., Ackroyd, S. 2005 In: The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 305-326. 22 p. ISBN: 0-19-926992-0.
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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 In: The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 1-15. 15 p. ISBN: 0-19-926992-0.
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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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Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies
Fleetwood, S., Ackroyd, S. 2004 London and New York : Routledge. 384 p. ISBN: 0-415-34510-3.
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Developments in critical realism in organisation and management studies
Ackroyd, S., Fleetwood, S. 2004 In: Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies. London and New York : Routledge p. 1-13. 13 p. ISBN: 0-415-34510-3.
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Methodology for management and organisation studies: some implications of critical realism
Ackroyd, S. 2004 In: Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies. London and New York : Routledge p. 137-163. 27 p. ISBN: 0-415-34510-3.
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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
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The New Managerialism and the Public Service Professions
Walker, D., Ackroyd, S., Kirkpatrick, I. 2004 London : Palgrave. 240 p. ISBN: 0-333-73975-2.
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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. ISBN: 0-19-926992-0.
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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
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Understanding recent changes in the legal labour process
Muzio, G.D., Ackroyd, S. 2004 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
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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
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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.
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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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Ideology or Utopia: Karl Mannheim and the place of theory
Ackroyd, S. 2002 In: Utopia and Organization. Oxford : Blackwell p. 40-58. 19 p. ISBN: 1405100729.
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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. ISBN: 0-19-874269-X.
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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 In: Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice. London and New York : Routledge p. 219-243. 25 p. ISBN: 0-333-99326-8.
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Connecting organisations and societies: a Realist analysis of structures
Ackroyd, S. 2000 In: Realist Perspectives on Management and Organisations. London and New York : Routledge p. 87-108. 22 p. ISBN: 0-415-24274-6.
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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.
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Locating realist perspectives in management and organisation studies
Ackroyd, S., Fleetwood, S. 2000 In: Realist Perspectives on Management and Organisations. London and New York : Routledge p. 3-25. 23 p. ISBN: 0-415-24274-6.
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Realism in contemporary management and organisational studies
Ackroyd, S., Fleetwood, S. 2000 In: Realist Perspectives on Management and Organisation Studies. London and New York : Routledge 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.
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Realist Perspectives on Management and Organisations
Ackroyd, S., Fleetwood, S. 2000 London and New York : Routledge. 288 p. ISBN: 0-415-24274-6.
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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.
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The triumph of hierarchies over markets: information system specialists in the current context
Glover, I., Currie, W., Ackroyd, S. 2000 In: Professions at Bay. Aldershot : Ashgate Publishing p. 267-305. 39 p. ISBN: 1859720307.
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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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Organisational Misbehaviour
Ackroyd, S., Thompson, P. 1999 London : Sage. 224 p. ISBN: 0-803-98735-8.
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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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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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Are the British bad at flexible manufacturing?
Ackroyd, S., Procter, S. 1998 In: Manufacturing in Transition. London and New York : Routledge p. 38-52. 15 p. ISBN: 0-415-18272-X.
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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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Nursing
Ackroyd, S. 1998 In: Beyond Bureaucracy?: The Professions in the Contemporary Public Sector. Aldershot : Ashgate Publishing ISBN: 1840141611.
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Don't care was made to care
Ackroyd, S. 1997 In: Concepts of Care: Developments in Health and Welfare. London : Arnold Publishers p. 19-36. 18 p. ISBN: 0-34065254-3.
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The Japanisation of British industry?
Ackroyd, S., Hughes, M.J. 1997 In: Comparative Management. London and New York : Routledge p. 499-516. 18 p. ISBN: 0-415-13262-2.
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The managerial regimes of European high technology firms: some findings from comparative research
Louche, C., Letiche, H., Ackroyd, S. 1997 In: Technology-Based Firms in the 1990's (Volume III). London : Paul Chapman Publishing / Sage p. 196-210. 15 p. ISBN: 1853963690.
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Manufacturing decline and the division of labour amongst managers: the case of vehicles
Ackroyd, S., Lawrenson, D. 1996 In: The Professional-Managerial Class. Aldershot : Avebury p. 171-193. 23 p. ISBN: 1-85972-027-7.
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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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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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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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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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Traditional and new management in the NHS hospital service and their effects on nursing
Ackroyd, S. 1995 In: Themes and Perspectives in Nursing. London : Chapman and Hall p. 337-355. 19 p.
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