University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Professor Ian Colville

Dr Ian Colville

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Leading Refereed Journal Papers
Other Outputs

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Change Management Forum

BSc (Econ), MSc, PhD

Job Title:

Professor in Organisation and Management Studies

Affiliated Research Centre:

Future of Work Research Centre (FoW)


Strategy & Organisation

Key Research Interests:

Behavioral, Social Studies, Services

Research Interests

My teaching and research interests are in Organizational Change and Development with particular reference to cultural change in the public sector. The perspective adopted is one of sensemaking and organizing. The Change Management Forum is linked to this work.

Guest Editor of a Special Issue of Human Relations Journal entitled Sensemaking, Organising and Storytelling, which will be published in late 2011 or early 2012. (more)


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Leading Refereed Journals Papers | Other Outputs

Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Brown, A. D., Colville, I. & Pye, A. Forthcoming. Sensemaking processes and Weickarious learning. Management Learning.

Colville, I. D., Pye, A. & Carter, M. 2013. Organizing to counter terrorism: Sensemaking amidst dynamic complexity. Human Relations, 66(9): 1201-1223, DOI: 10.1177/0018726712468912.

Colville, I. D., Hennestad, B. & Thoner, K. Forthcoming. Organizing, changing and learning: A sensemaking perspective of an ongoing 'soap opera'. Management Learning.

Colville, I. D. & Murphy, A. J. 2006. Leadership as the Enabler of Strategizing and Organizing. Long Range Planning, 39(6): 663-677, DOI: 10.1016/j.lrp.2006.10.009.

Tomkins, C., Packman, C., Russell, S. & Colville, I. 2001. Managing Tax Regimes: A Call for Research. Public Administration, 79(3): 751-758, DOI: 10.1111/1467-9299.00278.

Other Outputs

Pye, A. J., & Colville, I. 2005. Corporate directing in large plcs: reflections on (the concept of) corporate governance. In I. Filatotchev & M. Wright (Eds.), The Life Cycle of corporate governance: 216-232. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.