Dr Pete Thomas

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

My research interests are centred on the place of discourse in organizations. I am particularly interested in applying Critical Discourse Analysis within the field of organization studies and have used this approach to investigate professionalization, mediation schemes and strategic management processes. I am also interested in the strategic management discourse and the discursive relations between practitioners, academics and consultants.

Selected Publications

Constructing ‘the history of strategic management’: a critical analysis of the academic discourse
Thomas, P., Wilson, J., Leeds, O. 11/2013 In: Business History. 55, 7, p. 1119-1142. 24 p.
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Reframing workplace relations?: conflict resolution and mediation in a Primary Care Trust
Saundry, R., McArdle, L., Thomas, P. 04/2013 In: Work, Employment and Society. 27, 2, p. 213-231. 19 p.
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Fair enough?: Women and fair trade
Thomas, P., McArdle, L. 2012 In: Critical Perspectives on International Business. 8, 4, p. 277-294. 17 p.
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Managerial organization and professional autonomy: A discourse-based conceptualization
Thomas, P., Hewitt, J. 2011 In: Organization Studies. 32, 10, p. 1373-1393. 21 p.
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The discursive construction of professionalisation in British management
Thomas, P., Wilson, J., Hewitt, J. 2010 In: International Journal of Critical Accounting. 2, 3, p. 319-336. 17 p.
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Transforming conflict management in the public sector? Mediation, trade unions and partnerships in a primary care trust.
Saundry, R., McArdle, L., Thomas, P. 2011 London : ACAS. 46 p. Electronic ISBN: 978-0-9565931-7-7.
Book

35th EGOS Colloquium, Edinburgh, July.
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11th International Critical Management Studies Conference
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37th International Labour Process Conference
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11th International Critical Management Studies Conference
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Professional Service Firm Conference
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ephemera conference
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12th International Conference on Organizational Discourse
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31st EGOS Colloquium
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The 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies
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11th International Conference on Organizational Discourse
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11th International Conference on Organizational Discourse
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European Group of Organization Studies, 30th EGOS Colloquium
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9th Organization Studies Summer Workshop ‘Resistance, Resisting, and Resisters in and Around Organizations’
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Annual Symposium of the SOYUZ research Network for Postsocialist Studies
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10th International Conference on Organizational Discourse
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4th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies
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7th International Critical Management Conference
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7th International Critical Management Conference
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7th International Critical Management Conference
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34th EGOS Colloquium
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9th International Conference on Organizational Discourse
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5th Making Projects Critical Workshop
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6th International Critical Management Studies Conference
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8th International Conference on Organizational Discourse
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Gender, Work and Organization (Journal)
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Organization Studies (Journal)
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Organization (Journal)
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Long Range Planning (Journal)
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Journal of Management Studies (Journal)
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Academy of Management Review (Journal)
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Management Learning (Journal)
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International Journal of Organizational Analysis (Journal)
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Business History (Journal)
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  • Networks, Knowledge and Strategy