Professor Russ Vince
Job Title: Associate Dean Research,
Professor of Leadership & Change
Subject Group: Organization Studies
Key Research Interests: Organizational Learning, Leadership and Change
We often imagine that organizations are rational places, where we can solve problems, make decisions and implement strategies. Many of us also know from our experience that organizations are highly political places and that they are full of complicated emotions and relations that easily undermine attempts to lead, learn and change. My research has investigated the emotional and political dynamics of organising, as well as the impact of these dynamics on management learning, management development, change and leadership. The general themes of my research include: management and organizational learning, leadership and leadership development, emotion in organizations, group relations/systems psychodynamics, and the organization of reflection.
My research is connected with a number of academic leadership roles. I am a former Editor-in-Chief of the international academic journal Management Learning (2005-2010); an International Advisor to the Doctoral School of Organizational Learning, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Academic Director of the Leading Consultation programme, Paris, France. I put my research into practice through consultancy and I have worked as an Associate Consultant with the International Institute for Organizational Change (IIOC), Geneva. I am an internationally recognised expert in organizational learning and action learning.
Recent Publications 2001 to date
Reynolds, M., & Vince, R. (Eds.). 2007. The handbook of experiential learning and management education. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Reynolds, M, & Vince, R. (Eds.). 2004. Organizing reflection, London: Ashgate.
Vince, R. 2004. Rethinking Strategic Learning, London: Routledge.
Refereed Journal Papers
Clancy, A., Vince, R. and Gabriel, Y. 2012 That Unwanted Feeling: A Psychodynamic Study of Disappointment in Organizations’ British Journal of Management (in press)
Voronov, M. and Vince, R. 2012 Integrating Emotions into the Analysis of Institutional Work, Academy of Management Review 37/1: (in press)
Read, M., Gear, A.R.E. and Vince, R. 2012 Group Inquiry to Aid Organisational Learning in Enterprises Journal of the Operational Research Society (in press)
Vince, R. 2011 The Spatial Psychodynamics of Management Learning, Management Learning 42/3:. 333 - 348.
Click here for article DOI 10.1177/1350507610389954
Vince, R. 2010. Anxiety, Politics and Critical Management Education, British Journal of Management 21(1): 26 – 29. Click here for article DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2009.00678.x
Orr, K. and Vince, R. 2009. Traditions of Local Government, Public Administration 87(3):655 – 677. Click here for article DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2009.01770.x
Vince, R. 2008. Learning-in-action and learning Inaction: advancing the theory and practice of critical action learning. Action Learning: Research and Practice, 5 (2). Click here for article.
Vince, R. 2006. Being taken over: Managers emotions and rationalisations during a company takeover, Journal of Management Studies, 43/2: 343 - 365. Click here for article.
Vince, R., & Reynolds, M. 2004. Critical management education and action-based learning: Synergies and contradictions, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 3/4: 442 - 458. Click here for article.
Vince, R., & Saleem, T. 2004. The impact of caution and blame on organizational learning, Management Learning, 35/2: 131 – 152. Click here for article.
Gear, A.R.E., Vince, R., Read, M., & Minkes, L. 2003. Group enquiry for collective learning in organizations, Journal of Management Development, 22/2: 88 - 102. Click here for article.
Vince, R. 2003. The future practice of HRD. Human Resource Development International, 6/4: 559 – 563. Click here for article.
Vince, R. 2002. The impact of emotion on organizational learning. Human Resource Development International, 5/1: 73-85. Click here for article.
Vince, R. 2002. The politics of imagined stability: a psychodynamic understanding of change at Hyder plc, Human Relations, 55/10: 1189-1208. Click here for article.
Vince, R. 2002. Organizing reflection. Management Learning, 33/1: 63-78. Click here for article.
Vince, R., Sutcliffe, K. & Olivera, F. 2002. Organizational learning: New directions. British Journal of Management, 13 (Special Issue, September). Click here for article.
James, C. & Vince, R. 2001. Developing the leadership capability of headteachers. Educational Management and Administration, 29/3: 307-317. Click here for article.
Vince, R. 2001. Organizational learning: A personal viewpoint. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 2/1: 2-7. Click here for article.
Vince, R. 2001. Power and emotion in organizational. Learning. Human Relations 54/10: 1325-1351. Click here for article.
Vince, R. 2012 ‘Inaction: power and politics in action learning’ in Mike Pedler (Ed.) Action Learning in Practice(4th Edition), London: Gower.
Vince, R. and Warren, S. 2011 ‘Participatory Visual Methods’ in Cathy Cassell and Gillian Symon (Eds.) The Essential Guide to Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research (2nd Edition). London: SAGE
Vince, R. and Gabriel, Y. 2011 ‘Organizations, Learning and Emotion’ in Mark Easterby-Smith and Marjorie Lyles (Eds.) The Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management(2nd Edition) Oxford: Blackwell.
Oikarinen, T., Pässilä A. and Vince, R. 2011 ‘The Role of Reflection, Reflection on Roles: Practice-based innovation through theatre-based learning’. In Helina Melkas and Vesa Harmaakorpi (Eds.) Practice-based Innovation: Insights, Applications and Policy Implications, Helsinki: Springer.
Vince, R and Reynolds, M. 2010. ‘Leading Reflection: Developing the relationship between leadership and reflection’ In J. Gold, R. Thorpe and A. Mumford (Eds) The Handbook of Leadership and Management Development. London: Sage.
Vince, R. & Reynolds, M. 2009. Reflection, reflective practice and reflection in action. In Steven J. Armstrong & Cynthia Fukami (Eds.). The handbook of management learning, education and development. London: Sage. [Forthcoming].
Vince, R. 2008. Drawings and images in management research. In R. Thorpe & R. Holt (Eds.). The dictionary of qualitative management research. London: Sage.
Vince, R., & Reynolds, M. 2007. Action Learning in S. Clegg & J. Bailey. The international encyclopedia of organization studies. London: Sage.
Reynolds, M., & Vince, R. 2007. Reflective practice in S. Clegg & J. Bailey. The international encyclopedia of organization studies. London: Sage.
Vince, R. 2005. Ideas for critical practitioners In C. Elliott & S. Turnbull (Eds.) Critical human resource development. London: Routledge.
Vince, R., & Martin, L. 2005. Dentro laction learning: unesplorazione delle implicazioni psicologiche e politiche del modello In F. Cecchinato & D. Nicolini (Eds.) Action learning: metodi e strumenti per lo svilppo manageriale basato sullazione. Millano: II Sole 24 Ore ISTUD.
Heimer, C., & Vince, R. 2004. International cross-cultural teams, In S. Reddy Teamwork: perspectives and challenges. Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press.
Reynolds, M., & Vince R. 2004. Organizing reflection: An introduction. In Reynolds, M., & Vince, R. (Eds.) Organizing reflection. London: Ashgate.
Vince, R. 2004. Politics, emotion and learning: Towards an organizational orientation in Human Resource Development. In J. Woodall, M. Lee & J. Stewart (Eds.) New frontiers in human resource development. London: Routledge.
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