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Dr Jeannie Holstein

BA (Oxon), MBA (The University of Nottingham), MA (Oxon), Associate Teacher Programme (Nottingham), PhD (The University of Nottingham), UoN 30 Credits of PGCHE (The University of Nottingham), Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Higher Education Academy)
Assistant Professor in Strategic and Public Sector Management

Department: Strategy and International Business
E-mail: Jeannie.Holstein@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466408
Location: C38 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Dr Holstein is Assistant Professor in Strategic and Public Sector Management, Nottingham University Business School. Jeannie combines an interest in practically relevant topics such as the ro le of language, openness and participation in strategy-making or policy-making with a theoretical interest in discursive and narrative processes, building on the work of the literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin. She has presented her work at a number of leading international academic conferences and has recently published in Strategic Organization and European Management Review and currently has papers at a late stage in review in Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Organization.

She successfully completed her PhD in 2015 at the University of Nottingham. Her doctoral research was funded by the ESRC and investigated strategy as an intertextual narrative (relationship between policy and strategy) within the pluralistic setting of Higher Education. Her thesis was supervised by Professor Ken Starkey and the late Professor Mike Wright, and was examined by Professor Ewan Ferlie. In addition to her PhD, she has a degree in Moder n History from the University of Oxford, and holds a MBA from the University of Nottingham. Between 2010 and 2015 she was a Mentor on the Growth 100 programme an executive education programme for 100 SMEs, sponsored by Nottingham City Council and ERDF. Prior to her academic career she worked as a business strategist in the ceramics industry and as a management consultant in the Higher Education sector.


Areas of Expertise
Narrative, Dialogicality, Polyphony, Carnival, Open Strategy, Participation, Strategy as Practice, Policy

Administrative Roles
Athena Swan Lead
Deputy Director of Accreditation

School Committee Memberships
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Accreditation Standards Committee
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee 2020
Social and Environmental Responsibility Group 2018
I have taught strategy across all levels, from undergraduate, through to MBA and executive education and I am currently module convenor the Strategic Management module for the Executive MBA.

I am also Module Convenor for an extremely popular third year undergraduate module Business, Government and Public Policy, where we critically explore the polit ical economy, using grey as well as academic materials, to enable students to develop an understanding of how political institutions, the political environment, and the economic system influence each other and the policy process.

I supervise student dissertations at MSc and MBA level and currently supervise three PhD students.

Jeannie is module convenor of the following modules:


Undergraduate

Business, Government and Public Policy (BUSI3035)


MBA

Strategic Management (BUSI4018)


Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

My research combines an interest in practically relevant topics such as the role of language, openness and participation in strategy-making and policy-making with a theoretical interest in discursive and narrative processes, building on the work of the literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin. I therefore move beyond a purely textual or verbal analyses of narratives and discourses to sociomaterial and multimodal views.

The broader academic conversations I'm associated with are: strategy as narrative; processual views of organizing; strategy as practice; and open strategy.

I would welcome PhD students looking at the role of language/narrative in the practice of strategy or policy-making, especially open strategy or open governance, in pluralistic contexts (such as the "public" sector).

Jeannie is currently supervising the following Research Students:

Mixue Li
Monique Steijger-Storm
Soma Mukherjee
 

The following lists my publications from 2014 to the present day.

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