Professor Stewart Clegg

IAS and Holland Fellow at Collingwood College, Durham University (October – December 2010)

Professor Stewart Clegg, one of the world’s leading organization theorists, was educated in Behavioural Sciences, specializing in Sociology, at Aston University. He went on to do a PhD at the University of Bradford Management Centre. After a post-doctoral experience as the EGOS (European Group for Organization Studies) Research Fellow he moved from the UK to Australia to take up an appointment at Brisbane’s Griffith University’s School of Humanities as a lecturer, and subsequently Senior Lecturer and Reader, in Sociology. Subsequently he has held Chairs at the Universities of New England, in Armidale, New South Wales, (in Sociology), the University of St Andrews in Scotland, (in Organization Studies), the University of Western Sydney (Foundation Chair), in New South Wales, and at the University of Technology, Sydney, also in New South Wales (both in Management). He has held visiting professorships at a great many universities around the world, including being a Visiting Professor and International Fellow in Discourse and Management Theory at the Centre of Comparative Social Studies, Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, in the Netherlands 2004 – 2009; Visiting Professor of Organizational Change Management, Maastricht University Faculty of Business, Netherlands 2004 – 2009; Visiting Professor in Organization Studies, University of Versailles St Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, 2007; Visiting Professor in Organization Studies, University of Paris-Dauphine, France 2007 – 2008; Visiting Professor in Organization Studies, University of Innsbruck, Austria, 2007; Visiting Professor to Doctoral Program, EM Lyon, France, 2001 onwards; Visiting Professor in Organization Studies Copenhagen Business School Denmark 2006 – 2009; Visiting Professor in Organization Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2002.

Clegg has published extensively on power and organizations, social theory, globalization and postmodernism. His first book, Power, Rule and Domination (1975), was a pathbreaking work in discourse analysis. Subsequent books on power include The Theory of Power and OrganizationOrganization, Class and Control, Frameworks of Power, and Power and Organizations. He is a prolific publisher in leading academic journals in social science, management and organization theory and he is also the editor of many books, including the following volumes: Handbook of Power (with Mark Haugaard 2009), Handbook of Macro-Organization Behaviour (with Cary Cooper 2009), and Handbook of Organization Studies (with Cynthia Hardy, Walter Nord and Tom Lawrence, 2006).

Professor Clegg has served on the editorial boards of 21st Century Society (the Journal of the British Academy of the Social Sciences), Organization Studies, The Journal of Power, European Journal of International Management, Journal of Knowledge Management, Asia Pacific Review, Management Research News, and M@n@gement. He has held over three million dollars worth of grants from the Australian Research Council, is a Distiguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, A Fellow of the British Academy of Management, a fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and was the recipeient of the George R Terry Award of the American Academy of Management for outstanding contributions to management knowledge.

He is currently completing books on strategy; management and organizations; writing and research; and power. During his time at the IAS, Professor Clegg will be researching in the area of what lies beyond bureacracy for organization futures.