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Professor André Spicer

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Faculty of Management


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Postal Address

Cass Business School
106 Bunhill Row
United Kingdom


André Spicer is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and the founding director of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass. He is an expert in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Prior to joining Cass, André Spicer was a Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Warwick. He has also been a visiting Professor at the University of Innsbruck, University of Paris Dauphine, Lund University, the Central European University, University of St Gallen, Hanken School of Economics and the University of Sydney. Professor Spicer was educated at the University of Otago and holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne.

Professor Spicer is an award winning teacher. He has worked with students at all levels - from first year under-graduates to top level executives in large organisations. His course on corporate social responsibility is one of the most popular at Cass.

Professor Spicer has done work on organizational power and politics, organisational culture, employee identity, the creation of new organizational forms, space and architecture plays at work and leadership. His work looks at a wide range of settings including knowledge intensive firms, financial institutions, seaports, universities, libraries, media organizations, and new social movements.

He has published extensively in top scholarly journals such as Organization Science, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies. He has also published the books 'Contesting the Corporation' (Cambridge), 'Unmasking the Entrepreneur' (Edward Elgar), 'Understanding Organizations' (Sage), 'Metaphors we Lead By' (Routledge), and 'The Wellness Syndrome' (Polity). He has received research funding from the ESRC, British Academy, Handelsbanken Foundation, the Welsh Assembly, and the Higher Education Innovation fund.

He is a frequent commentator in the global media outlets such as FT, CNN, BBC, CNBC, Channel Four, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Times, Telegraph, Independent and many others. He has worked with a range of large organisations including Barclays, City of London Corporation, Skandia Old Mutual, BNY Mellon, Transport for London, IBM, Ford, UK Houses of Parliament and InterSpa (Austria). He is invited to give speeches in range of settings like the UK House of Lords, the European Commission, the Mansion House, Occupy London and at universities around the world.


PhD, MBus and BComm.

Visiting appointments

  1. Visiting Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Aug 2012 – present
  2. Visiting Professor, Hanken School of Economics, Finland, May 2011
  3. Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Mar – Apr 2011

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Academy of Management, Aug 2003 – present
  2. European Group for Organization Studies, Jun 2003 – present


Primary topics

  • Business Ethics
  • Change Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Critical Management Studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organization Theory
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Organizational Culture


  • public sector
  • journalism
  • film & entertainment
  • agribusiness
  • wine, spirits & alcohol
  • advertising
  • electronics
  • accountancy firms
  • non-profit & voluntary sector
  • communications
  • professional services
  • publishing
  • arts
  • television
  • education, training & employment agencies
  • fashion
  • food & drink
  • broadcasting

Geographic Areas

  • Australia & Oceania
  • Europe - Western
  • Scandinavia


My research focuses on political dynamics in and around organizations. I have written on a range of topics including political theories of organization, politics of seaports, the transformation of public broadcasting, changing library spaces, the politics of building new institutions, and the dynamics of new media organizations

Research topics

Making Moral Markets
Examines the construction of responsible organizations and markets
Leadership in Knowledge Intensive Firms
Examines leadership in a range of knowledge intensive contexts
New Organizational Spaces
Examines how the introduction of new spaces impacts on organization

1st supervisor

Monika Mueller
Aug 2010 – present, full-time
Thesis title
Internal Branding in Organizations
2nd Supervisor
Koen Van Bommel
Aug 2009 – present, full-time
Thesis title
Institutionalization of Environmental Reporting
1st Supervisor
Noelia Schnurr
Aug 2008 – May 2011, full-time
Thesis title
Emotional Antenarratives During a Merger
1st Supervisor
Susanne Ekmann
Jul 2007 – Jul 2010, full-time
Thesis title
Work as self-realization – empirical studies of modern knowledge work organizations
2nd Supervisor
Holly Birkett (nee Marsh)
Aug 2006 – Jan 2011, full-time
Thesis title
Identity Transitions in Organizations: The case of retirement and downshifting
1st Supervisor
Zhonyuan Zhang
Aug 2004 – May 2008, full-time
Thesis title
The Production of Space in a Public Sector Organization
1st Supervisor
Sammy Toyoki
Aug 2003 – May 2008, full-time
Thesis title
Temporal Orientation and Dialogical Story-Telling: A Study of Life-Transitions
2nd Supervisor

Books (5)

  1. Baars, G. and Spicer, A. (2017). The Corporation A Critical, Multi-Disciplinary Handbook. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-07311-1.
  2. Cederström, C. and Spicer, A. (2015). The Wellness Syndrome. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-7456-8893-0.
  3. Holmqvist, M. and Spicer, A. (2013). Managing 'Human Resources' by Exploiting and Exploring People's Potentials. Emerald Group Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78190-505-0.
  4. Alvesson, M. and Spicer, A. (2010). Metaphors We Lead By Understanding Leadership in the Real World. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-88943-1.
  5. Network, T.W.O.T., Hancock, P. and Spicer, A. (2009). Understanding Corporate Life. SAGE. ISBN 978-1-84920-448-4.

Chapters (27)

  1. Parmar, I. (2017). CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS AND IDEOLOGY. In Baars, G. and Spicer, A. (Eds.), The Corporation (pp. 434–447). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. Alvesson, M. and Spicer, A. (2017). (Un)Conditional surrender?: Why do professionals willingly comply with managerialism? The Corporatization of the Business School: Minerva Meets the Market (pp. 92–110). ISBN 978-1-317-27748-4.
  3. Baars, G. and Spicer, A. (2017). Introduction: Why the Corporation? In Baars, G. and Spicer, A. (Eds.), The Corporation: A Critical, Multi-Disciplinary Handbook (pp. 1–17). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  4. Banerjee, S. and Spicer, A. (2015). Governance: Changing conceptions of the corporation. In Mir, R., Willmott, H. and Greenwood, M. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-70286-7.
  5. Spicer, A. and Alvesson, M. (2014). Critical Perspectives On Leadership. In Day, D. (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations (pp. 40–56). Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-975561-5.
  6. Spicer, A. (2014). Organization Studies, Sociology and the Quest for Public Organization Theory. In Adler, P., du Gay, P., Morgan, G. and Reed, M. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies Contemporary Currents Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-967108-3.
  7. Spicer, A. and Alvesson, M. (2013). Does Leadership Create Stupidity? In Lemmergaard, J. and Muhr, S.L. (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on Leadership: Emotion, Toxicity, and Dysfunction (pp. 183–202). Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 978-0-85793-112-2.
  8. Howell, J. and Spicer, A. (2012). Alternative Media and Public Action: How Online Media Movements (Don't) Use Resources. In Howell, J. (Ed.), Global Matters for Non-Government Public Action (pp. 133–152). Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-349-33149-9.
  9. Holmqvist, M. and Spicer, A. (2012). The Ambidextrous Employee: Exploiting and Exploring People's Potential. In Holmqvist, M. and Spicer, A. (Eds.), Managing ‘Human Resources’ by Exploiting and Exploring People’s Potentials (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Volume 37) (pp. 1–23). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  10. Spicer, A. and Holmqvist, M. (2012). Managing ‘Human Resources’ by Exploiting and Exploring People's Potentials. Managing ‘Human Resources’ by Exploiting and Exploring People’s Potentials; Research in the Sociology of Organizations Series (pp. i–i). Emerald Group Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-78190-505-0.
  11. Spicer, A. and Levay, C. (2011). Critical Theories of Organizational Change. In Boje, D., Burnes, B. and Hassard, J. (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Organizational Change (pp. 276–290). London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-55645-3.
  12. Spicer, A., Cederstr�m, C. and Hoedemaekers, C. (2011). For the Love of Organization. In Cederström, C. and Hoedemaekers, C. (Eds.), Lacan and Organization (pp. 133–168). London: MayFlyBooks. ISBN 978-1-906948-10-8.
  13. Perkmann, M. and Spicer, A. (2010). What are Business Models: Towards a Theory of Performative Representations. Technology and Organization: Essays in Honour of Joan Woodward (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Volume 29) (pp. 265–275). Emerald Group Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-84950-984-8.
  14. Spicer, A. and Alvesson, M. (2010). Leaders as Commanders: Leadership through Creating Clear Direction. Metaphors We Lead By: Understanding Leadership in the Real World (pp. 118–137). London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-56845-6.
  15. Spicer, A. and Alvesson, M. (2010). Metaphors for Leadership. In Alvesson, M. and Spicer, A. (Eds.), Metaphors We Lead By: Understanding Leadership in the Real World (pp. 31–50). London: Routledge.
  16. Spicer, A. and Alvesson, M. (2010). Theories of Leadership. In Alvesson, M. and Spicer, A. (Eds.), Metaphors We Lead By: Understanding Leadership in the Real World (pp. 8–30). Routledge.
  17. Spicer, A. and Boussebaa, M. (2009). Managing conflict:the curious case of neuro-linguistic programming. In Hancock, P. and Tyler, M. (Eds.), The Management of Everyday Life (pp. 164–178). London: Palgrave. ISBN 978-0-230-52479-8.
  18. Morgan, G. and Spicer, A. (2009). Critical approaches to organizational change. In Alvesson, M., Bridgman, T. and Willmott, H. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies (pp. 251–266). London: OUP Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-923771-5.
  19. Jones, C. and Spicer, A. (2009). Is the Marquis de Sade an entrepreneur? In Hjorth, D. and Steyaert, C. (Eds.), The Politics and Aesthetics of Entrepreneurship (pp. 131–147). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  20. Spicer, A. (2009). Space. In Network, W.O.T., Hancock, P. and Spicer, A. (Eds.), Understanding Corporate Life (pp. 64–78). London: Sage. ISBN 978-1-4129-2384-2.
  21. Spicer, A. (2009). What do OB Tools and Practices Do? In Cooper, and Clegg, (Eds.), The Handbook of Macro Organizational Behaviour London: Sage.
  22. Spicer, A. (2008). Do Metaphors of Globalization Destroy the Public Service. In Kornprobst, M., Pouliot, V., Shah, N. and Zaiotti, R. (Eds.), Metaphors of Globalization Mirrors, Magicians and Mutinies (pp. 83–97). Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 978-0-230-52226-8.
  23. Spicer, A., Jones, and Campbell, (2006). Entrepreneurial excess. In Brewis, J., Linstead, S., Boje, D. and O'Shea, T. (Eds.), The Passion of Organizing (pp. 187–187). Copenhagen: Abstrakt. ISBN 978-87-630-0161-8.
  24. Spicer, A. (2005). Conferences. In O'Doherty, D. and Jones, C. (Eds.), Manifestos for the Business School of Tomorrow Turku: Devlin. ISBN 978-952-91-8907-6.
  25. Spicer, A. and Jones, C. (2005). Outline of a genealogy of the value of the Entrepreneur. In Erreygers, G.E.A. (Ed.), Language, Communication and Economy (pp. 179–198). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. ISBN 978-90-272-2706-5.
  26. Spicer, A., Selsky, and Teicher, (2002). Paradox in symbols and subjects: The politics of constructing “The Wharfie”. In Clegg, S. (Ed.), Management and Organization Paradoxes (pp. 87–118). Amsterdam: Benjamins. ISBN 978-90-272-3307-3.
  27. Fleming, P. and Spicer, A. (2002). Workers' playtime?: Unravelling the paradox of covert resistance in organizations. In Clegg, S. (Ed.), Management and Organization Paradoxes (pp. 65–86). Amsterdam: Benjamins. ISBN 978-90-272-3307-3.

Conference paper/proceedings

  1. Spicer, A., Nyberg, D. and Wright, C. (2011). Constructing the corporate citizen. APROS 2011 28 Nov 2011 – 1 Dec 2011, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Journal articles (57)

  1. Cederstrom, C. and Spicer, A. (2017). Going public. ORGANIZATION, 24(5), pp. 708–711. doi:10.1177/1350508417705006.
  2. Reinecke, J., Van Bommel, K. and Spicer, A. (2017). When orders of worth clash: Negotiating legitimacy in situations of moral multiplexity. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 52, pp. 33–72. doi:10.1108/S0733-558X20170000052002.
  3. Huault, I., Kärreman, D., Perret, V. and Spicer, A. (2017). Introduction to the special issue: The evolving debate about critical performativity. Management (France), 20(1), pp. 1–8.
  4. Adee, S. and Spicer, A. (2016). The road to hell is paved with corporate wellness. NEW SCIENTIST, 232(3103), pp. 40–41.
  5. Mena, S., Rintamaki, J., Fleming, P. and Spicer, A. (2016). On the forgetting of corporate irresponsibility. Academy of Management Review, 41(4), pp. 720–738. doi:10.5465/amr.2014.0208.
  6. Scherer, A.G., Rasche, A., Palazzo, G. and Spicer, A. (2016). Managing for Political Corporate Social Responsibility: New Challenges and Directions for PCSR 2.0. Journal of Management Studies, 53(3), pp. 273–298. doi:10.1111/joms.12203.
  7. Alvesson, M. and Spicer, A. (2016). (Un)Conditional surrender? Why do professionals willingly comply with managerialism. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 29(1), pp. 29–45. doi:10.1108/JOCM-11-2015-0221.
  8. Spicer, A., Alvesson, M. and Kärreman, D. (2016). Extending critical performativity. Human Relations, 69(2), pp. 225–249. doi:10.1177/0018726715614073.
  9. Berinato, S. and Spicer, A. (2015). Corporate Wellness Programs Make Us Unwell: An Interview with André Spicer. Harvard Business Review, 93(5), pp. 28–29.
  10. Moog, S., Spicer, A. and Böhm, S. (2015). The Politics of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives: The Crisis of the Forest Stewardship Council. Journal of Business Ethics, 128(3), pp. 469–493. doi:10.1007/s10551-013-2033-3.
  11. Davies, J.S. and Spicer, A. (2015). Interrogating networks: Towards an agnostic perspective on governance research. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 33(2), pp. 223–238. doi:10.1068/c11292.
  12. Zhang, Z. and Spicer, A. (2014). ‘Leader, you first’: The everyday production of hierarchical space in a Chinese bureaucracy. Human Relations, 67(6), pp. 739–762. doi:10.1177/0018726713503021.
  13. Cederström, C. and Spicer, A. (2014). Discourse of the real kind: A post-foundational approach to organizational discourse analysis. Organization, 21(2), pp. 178–205. doi:10.1177/1350508412473864.
  14. Fleming, P. and Spicer, A. (2014). Power in Management and Organization Science. Academy of Management Annals, 8(1), pp. 237–298. doi:10.1080/19416520.2014.875671.
  15. Perkmann, M. and Spicer, A. (2014). How emerging organizations take form: The role of imprinting and values in organizational bricolage. Organization Science, 25(6), pp. 1785–1806. doi:10.1287/orsc.2014.0916.
  16. Huault, I., Perret, V. and Spicer, A. (2014). Beyond macro- and micro- emancipation: Rethinking emancipation in organization studies. Organization, 21(1), pp. 22–49. doi:10.1177/1350508412461292.
  17. Spicer, A. (2013). Shooting the shit: The role of bullshit in organisations. Management (France), 16(5), pp. 653–666.
  18. Levy, D.L. and Spicer, A. (2013). Contested imaginaries and the cultural political economy of climate change. Organization, 20(5), pp. 659–678. doi:10.1177/1350508413489816.
  19. Nyberg, D., Spicer, A. and Wright, C. (2013). Incorporating citizens: corporate political engagement with climate change in Australia. Organization, 20(3), pp. 433–453. doi:10.1177/1350508413478585.
  20. Alvehus, J. and Spicer, A. (2012). Financialization as a strategy of workplace control in professional service firms. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 23(7-8), pp. 497–510. doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2012.02.001.
  21. Alvesson, M. and Spicer, A. (2012). A Stupidity-Based Theory of Organizations. Journal of Management Studies, 49(7), pp. 1194–1220. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2012.01072.x.
  22. Spicer, A. (2012). The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism. ORGANIZATION STUDIES, 33(9), pp. 1257–1259. doi:10.1177/0170840611431913.
  23. Alvesson, M. and Spicer, A. (2012). Critical leadership studies: The case for critical performativity. Human Relations, 65(3), pp. 367–390. doi:10.1177/0018726711430555.
  24. Alvesson, M. and Spicer, A. (2012). Critical Leadership Studies. Human Relations .
  25. van Bommel, K. and Spicer, A. (2011). Hail the snail: Hegemonic struggles in the slow food movement. Organization Studies, 32(12), pp. 1717–1744. doi:10.1177/0170840611425722.
  26. Sullivan, S., Spicer, A. and Böhm, S. (2011). Becoming Global (Un)Civil Society: Counter-Hegemonic Struggle and the Indymedia Network. Globalizations, 8(5), pp. 703–717. doi:10.1080/14747731.2011.617571.
  27. Frenzel, F., Böhm, S., Quinton, P., Spicer, A., Sullivan, S. and Young, Z. (2011). Comparing Alternative Media in North and South: The Cases of IFIWatchnet and Indymedia in Africa. Environment and Planning A, 43(5), pp. 1173–1189. doi:10.1068/a43539.
  28. Hancock, P. and Spicer, A. (2011). Academic architecture and the constitution of the new model worker. Culture and Organization, 17(2), pp. 91–105. doi:10.1080/14759551.2011.544885.
  29. Spicer, A. (2011). Guilty Lives: The Failed Search for Authenticity in Contemporary Society. Ephemera, 11(1), pp. 46–52.
  30. van Bommel, K. and Spicer, A. (2011). Hail the Snail : Hegemonic Struggles in the Slow Food Movement. Organization Studies, 32, pp. 1717–1744.
  31. Spicer, A. and Sewell, G. (2010). From National Service to Global Player: Transforming the Organizational Logic of a Public Broadcaster. Journal of Management Studies, 47(6), pp. 913–943. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00915.x.
  32. Böhm, S., Dinerstein, A.C. and Spicer, A. (2010). (Im)possibilities of Autonomy: Social Movements in and beyond Capital, the State and Development. Social Movement Studies, 9(1), pp. 17–32. doi:10.1080/14742830903442485.
  33. Spicer, A. (2010). Extutions: The Other Side of Institutions. Ephemera, 10(1), pp. 25–39.
  34. Spicer, A., Alvesson, M. and Kärreman, D. (2009). Critical performativity: The unfinished business of critical management studies. Human Relations, 62(4), pp. 537–560. doi:10.1177/0018726708101984.
  35. Zhongyuan Zhang, , Spicer, A. and Hancock, P. (2008). Hyper-Organizational Space in the Work of J. G. Ballard. Organization, 15(6), pp. 889–910. doi:10.1177/1350508408095819.
  36. Böhm, S., Spicer, A. and Fleming, P. (2008). Infra-political dimensions of resistance to international business: A Neo-Gramscian approach. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 24(3), pp. 169–182. doi:10.1016/j.scaman.2008.03.008.
  37. Perkmann, M. and Spicer, A. (2008). How are management fashions institutionalized? The role of institutional work. Human Relations, 61(6), pp. 811–844. doi:10.1177/0018726708092406.
  38. Whittle, A. and Spicer, A. (2008). Is Actor Network Theory Critique? Organization Studies, 29(4), pp. 611–629. doi:10.1177/0170840607082223.
  39. Fleming, P. and Spicer, A. (2008). Beyond Power and Resistance. Management Communication Quarterly, 21(3), pp. 301–309. doi:10.1177/0893318907309928.
  40. Perkmann, M. and Spicer, A. (2008). Management fashion as distributed institutional entrepreneurship. Human Relations, 61, pp. 811–844.
  41. Taylor, S. and Spicer, A. (2007). Time for space: A narrative review of research on organizational spaces. International Journal of Management Reviews, 9(4), pp. 325–346. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2370.2007.00214.x.
  42. Spicer, A. and Böhm, S. (2007). Moving Management: Theorizing Struggles against the Hegemony of Management. Organization Studies, 28(11), pp. 1667–1698. doi:10.1177/0170840606082219.
  43. Perkmann, M. and Spicer, A. (2007). `Healing the Scars of History': Projects, Skills and Field Strategies in Institutional Entrepreneurship. Organization Studies, 28(7), pp. 1101–1122. doi:10.1177/0170840607078116.
  44. Spicer, A. and Feming, P. (2007). Intervening in the Inevitable: Contesting Globalization in a Public Sector Organization. Organization, 14(4), pp. 517–541. doi:10.1177/1350508407078051.
  45. Spicer, A. (2006). Beyond the Convergence–Divergence Debate: The Role of Spatial Scales in Transforming Organizational Logic. Organization Studies, 27(10), pp. 1467–1483. doi:10.1177/0170840606067515.
  46. Sturdy, A., Schwarz, M. and Spicer, A. (2006). Guess who's coming to dinner? Structures and uses of liminality in strategic management consultancy. Human Relations, 59(7), pp. 929–960. doi:10.1177/0018726706067597.
  47. Toyoki, S., Spicer, A. and Elliot, R. (2006). Beyond Old Horizons: Theorising the Rhythms of Social Reproduction. Tamara Journal of Critical Organisation Inquiry, 5(1/2), pp. 96–115.
  48. Fleming, P. and Spicer, A. (2005). Stewart Clegg: Towards a Machiavellian Organization Theory? The Sociological Review, 53(1_suppl), pp. 95–105. doi:10.1111/j.1467-954X.2005.00543.x.
  49. Fleming, P. and Spicer, A. (2005). How Objects Believe for Us: Applications in Organizational Analysis. Culture and Organization, 11(3), pp. 181–193. doi:10.1080/14759550500203094.
  50. Spicer, A. (2005). The political process of inscribing a new technology. Human Relations, 58(7), pp. 867–890. doi:10.1177/0018726705057809.
  51. Jones, C. and Spicer, A. (2005). Disidentifying the subject: Lacanian comments on subjectivity, resistance and enterprise. Organization, 12(2), pp. 223–246.
  52. Spicer, A. (2004). The Philosophy of the Copy and the Art of Colonial Organisation. Philosophy of Management, 4(3), pp. 15–24. doi:10.5840/pom2004433.
  53. Fleming, P. and Spicer, A. (2004). ‘You Can Checkout Anytime, but You Can Never Leave’: Spatial Boundaries in a High Commitment Organization. Human Relations, 57(1), pp. 75–94. doi:10.1177/0018726704042715.
  54. Selsky, J.W., Spicer, A. and Teicher, J. (2003). 'Totally Un-Australian!': Discursive and Institutional Interplay in the Melbourne Port Dispute of 1997-98*. Journal of Management Studies, 40(7), pp. 1729–1760. doi:10.1111/1467-6486.00398.
  55. Fleming, P. and Spicer, A. (2003). Working at a Cynical Distance: Implications for Power, Subjectivity and Resistance. Organization, 10(1), pp. 157–179. doi:10.1177/1350508403010001376.
  56. Spicer, A. (2002). Technical questions: A review of key works on the question of technology. Ephemera, 2(1), pp. 64–83.
  57. Spicer, A. (2001). Out of the Cynical Bind. Ephemera, 1(1), pp. 92–102.

Reports (4)

  1. Silvester, J. and Spicer, A. (2014). Leading a Legislature: A Report on Findings. Evidence submitted to the House of Commons Governance Committee..
  2. Gond, J.P., Spicer, A., Patel, K., Fleming, P., Mosonyi, S., Benoit, C. … Parker, S. (2014). A Report on the Culture of British Retail Banking. London: New City Agenda; Cass Business School (City University London).
  3. Spicer, A., Cooper, and Clegg, (2009). What do OB Tools and Practices Do. London.
  4. Spicer, A., Kornprobst, M., Pouliot, V., Shah, N. and Zaiotti, R. (2008). Metaphors of Globalization Destroy the Public Sector? London.

Scholarly edition

  1. Huault, I., Perret, V. and Spicer, A. (2010). Rethinking Emancipation in Organization Studies. In the light of Jacques Rancière's Philosophy.

Working paper

  1. Yunus Pendrey, , Spicer, and gond, “Sustainability Has Won”: The Dynamics of Rhetorical History and Competing Logics on Organizational Legitimacy, EGOS, Copenhagen, 2017..

Editorial activities (7)

  1. Journal of Management, Member of Editorial Board, 2011 – present.
  2. Journal of Management Studies, Associate Editor, 2010 – present.
  3. Management Communication Quarterly, Member of Editorial Board, 2008 – present.
  4. Social Movement Studies, Member of Editorial Board, 2008 – present.
  5. Human Relations, Member of Editorial Board, 2006 – 2011.
  6. Organization Studies, Member of Editorial Board, 2006 – present.
  7. Organization, Member of Editorial Board, 2005 – 2010.

Events/conferences (38)

  1. The Future and Evolution of Management. (Conference) (2012). Organising Committee.
  2. Departmental Seminar. (Seminar) Innsbruck, Austria (2012). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Brands, Branding and the Branded
    Author: Spicer A
  3. New Zealand Institute of Leadership. (Public lecture) Auckland (2012). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Metaphors we Lead By
    Author: Spicer A
  4. Departmental Seminar. (Public lecture) ECSP, Paris (2012). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Theory Building in Management
    Author: Spicer A
  5. Centre for Sustainability, Copenhagen Business School. (Public lecture) Copenhagen (2012). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Contesting Climate Imaginaries
    Author: Spicer A
  6. Art and Restructuring. (Public lecture) Paris (2012). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Representing Restructuring
    Author: Spicer A
  7. Identity and Organization. (Workshop) Helsinki (2012). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Lost Boys
    Author: Spicer A
  8. EGOS. (Conference) Helsinki (2012).
    Paper: Conterperformativity
    Author: Spicer A
    Co-authors: C Wickert and S. Schafer
  9. University of West of England. (Public lecture) Bristol (2011). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Metaphors we Lead By
    Author: Spicer A
  10. University of Exeter. (Public lecture) Exeter (2011). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Metaphors we Lead By
    Author: Spicer A
  11. EGOS. (Conference) Gothenberg, Sweden (2011).
    Paper: Negotiating Moral Multiplexity
    Author: Spicer A
    Co-authors: J. Reinecke and K. van Bommel
  12. EGOS. (Conference) Gothenberg, Sweden (2011).
    Paper: Biomorality
    Author: Spicer A
    Co-authors: C. Cederstrom
  13. EGOS. (Conference) Gothenberg, Sweden (2011).
    Paper: The Mismanagement of Meaning
    Author: Spicer A.
    Co-authors: B. Sullivan-Taylor
  14. APROS. (Conference) Auckland (2011).
    Paper: Constructing the corporate citizen
    Author: Spicer A
    Co-authors: D. Nyberg and C. Wright
  15. Institutions Justified. (Conference) Vienna University of Economics and Business (2010). Organising Committee.
  16. Foundations of Sustainability. (Conference) (2010). Organising Committee.
  17. Bio-Politics at Work. (Conference) Montreal (2010). Organising Committee.
  18. Value, Worth and Valuation. (Conference) University of Cambridge (2010). Organising Committee.
  19. University of Paris, Dauphine. (Public lecture) Paris, France (2010). Invited speaker.
    Paper: A Stupidity based theory of organizations
    Author: Spicer A
  20. Haniel Lecture. (Public lecture) St Gallen, Switzerland (2010). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Unmasking the Entrepreneur
    Author: Spicer A
  21. Free University Berlin. (Public lecture) Berlin, Germany (2010). Invited speaker.
    Paper: A Stupidity Based Theory of the Firm
    Author: Spicer A
  22. Politics and Aesthetics Symposium. (Workshop) St Gallen, Swizterland (2010).
    Paper: Rethinking Emancipation
    Author: Spicer A
    Co-authors: I Huault and V Perrett
  23. Copenhagen Business School. (Workshop) Copenhagen (2010). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Metaphors we Lead By
    Author: Spicer A
  24. EGOS. (Conference) Lisbon (2010).
    Paper: Critical Leadership Studies
    Author: Spicer A
    Co-authors: M Alvesson
  25. EGOS. (Conference) Lisbon (2010).
    Paper: Brands, Branding and the Branded
    Author: Spicer A
    Co-authors: D Karreman
  26. EGOS. (Conference) Montreal, Canada (2010).
    Paper: Institutional Bricolage in the Translation of Organizational Forms
    Author: Spicer A
    Co-authors: M Perkmann
  27. Academy of Management. (Conference) Montreal, Canada (2010). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Extitutions
    Author: Spicer A
  28. The New Spirit of Capitalism. (Conference) University of Southern California (2009). Organising Committee.
  29. Critical Management Studies Conference. (Conference) University of Warwick (2009). Organising Committee.
  30. Creativity and Enterprise in Unusual Places. (Conference) EGOS Vienna (2007). Organising Committee.
  31. Rethinking Labour - Capital Relations. (Conference) University of Warwick (2007). Organising Committee.
  32. SAMS/JMS Reviewing and Publishing Workshop, One day pre-conference workshop. (Conference) Manchester (2007). Organising Committee.
  33. Entrepreneurship outside Enterprise. (Conference) Warwick Business School (2006). Organising Committee.
  34. From Revolution to Resentment. (Conference) Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta (2006). Organising Committee.
  35. Laclau and Mouffee in Organization Studies. (Conference) Warwick Business School (2006). Organising Committee.
  36. Space, Architecture and Organization. (Conference) Warwick Business School (2005). Organising Committee.
  37. Art of Subversion. (Conference) Art and Management Conference, Paris (2004). Organising Committee.
  38. Researching Organizational Space. (Conference) Academy of Management Conference, New Orleans (2004). Organising Committee.

Media appearances (30)

  1. European taxi strike against Uber backfires as usage spikes. (2014) NewsNetNebraska (website).
  2. Co-op Bank fears as losses hit £1.3bn. (2014) The Daily Telegraph (newspaper).
  3. Top executive exit throws Co-op's future into fresh doubt. (2014) 99.9 Radio USA (radio).
  4. In England gibt's Kredite beim BusverkŠufer. (2014) Berliner Morgenpost (newspaper).
  5. Londons Immobilienblase wŠchst bedrohlich. (2014) Die Welt (newspaper).
  6. McEwan: RBS is least trusted UK company. (2014) Hispanic Business.
  7. Disagreement among US regulators leads to Volcker rule confusion. (2014) Blue and Green Tomorrow (magazine).
  8. Friday 5: look who's quids in as markets rise. (2014) Citywire.
  9. Hate the peer-review process? Einstein did too. (2014) AllVoices.
  10. The hidden cost of curbing banker bonuses. (2014) News www.businesses.com.au (website).
  11. Britain Co-operative Bank plunges into crisis. (2013) Dunya News.
  12. (2013) BBC.
  13. Euan SutherlandÕs streamlined approach lost out and the Co-op may suffer. (2013) Yahoo! Finance UK (website).
  14. Co-op Group could give up majority control of bank to US hedge funds. (2013) Blue and Gree Tomorrow (magazine).
  15. Hedge funds circling troubled Co-op. (2013) Wiltshire Times (newspaper).
  16. Wall Street banks lose battle over Volcker Rule. (2013) Telegraph.co.uk (website).
  17. LehmanÕs Ð five years on. (2013) Radio France (radio).
  18. (2013) BBC 5Live (radio).
  19. Commission leaves audit stranglehold firmly in place. (2013) The Times (newspaper).
  20. City welcomes bank reforms but warns of resistance. (2013) The Independant (newspaper).
  21. Viewpoints: banking committee report. (2013) BBC.co.uk (website).
  22. bail-in plan to rescue the Co-operatives troubled banking arm. (2013) The Northern Echo (newspaper).
  23. Charities seek clarity on direction of Co-op Bank under new ownership. (2013) CivilSociety.co.uk (website).
  24. Co-operative Bank plc : UK's Co-operative details bank rescue plan. (2013) 4Traders (website).
  25. Do not think, do! the crisis and because of stupid workers. (2013) Valori (magazine).
  26. FCA to demand tighter affordability checks and compliant ads from payday lenders. (2013) Mortage Solutions (website).
  27. RBS Internal 'Bad Bank' Just PR Spin to Help Privatisation? (2013) International Business Times (website).
  28. RBS creates £38bn 'bad bank' - reaction. (2013) The Telegraph (newspaper).
  29. Credit notes, Sound bites. (2013) Credit today.
  30. Kweku Adoboli - La chute d'un chanceux. (2012) L'Echo (newspaper).