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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

Division: Management
E-mail: Jeannie.Holstein@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466408
Location: C38 (South Building, Jubilee Campus)

Dr Holstein is Assistant Professor in Strategic and Public Sector Management. Prior to this she worked in a number of strategic roles, latterly within Higher Education in a consultancy and an employed capacity, and formerly in the ceramics industry, including running the UK subsidiary of a leading European fine china brand.

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; and is currently an advisor to the Board of a Nottingham based strategic digital agency going through significant growth.

Dr Holstein's first degree was in Modern History at Oxford University and she holds a MBA at the University of Nottingham. She successfully completed her PhD in 2014 at the University of Nottingham. Her doctoral research was funded by the ESRC and investigated strategy as an intertextual narrative within the pluralistic setting of Higher Education. Her thesis was supervised by Professor Ken Starkey and Professor Mike Wright, and was examined by Professor Ewan Ferlie.

Dr Holstein's research activities focus on strategic practices and processes, notably the intersection between government policy and organizational strategy. She uses discursive and narrative approaches to explain organization.

Research Interests
Strategy; Narrative; Intertextuality; Public Sector Management; UK Higher Education; Research Policy

Administrative Roles
PhD Senior Tutor
I have experience of teaching strategy across all levels, from undergraduate, through to MBA and executive education. I draw on research from sociological approaches to strategy, to inform my teaching.

I am currently module convenor (and teach on) the Strategic Management module for the MBA. I also teach on the third year undergraduate module Business, Government and Public Policy.

I have experience of masters and MBA supervision and have mentored PhD students here at Nottingham. I would welcome PhD students looking at the narrative practice of strategy, the intersection between policy and strategy, open strategizing, and the role of the university.


Undergraduate

Business, Government and Public Policy (N13205)


MBA

Strategic Management (N14M07)
Current Research Activities
My research activities revolve around the areas of strategy and government policy. I am interested in strategic practices and processes and the intersection between government policy and organizational strategy, which I have theorized as strategy as an intertextual narrative. I draw heavily on the work of Julia Kristeva and M. M. Bakhtin. My planned research and writing projects for the next three years are designed to contribute and build on the relevance of language to thinking processually about organization.

International Collaborations, Organisation & Contributions
2012 - Ongoing    Vice Chair Strategy as Practice Track British Academy of Management
2018 - 2018    Liaison to the EGOS (European Group of Organization Studies) Board, on behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Strategy as Practice, Research Community Platform.
2010 - 2013    ESRC Doctoral Research Award
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Nicole Lehmann
 

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Holstein, J; Starkey, K; Wright, M. (2018), "Strategy and Narrative in Higher Education", Strategic Organization, Vol.16/1, pp. 61-91.



Conferences

Holstein, J. C. A., Langley, A., Vaara, E., Wright, M., Rantakari, A., Edwards, G. 2017, "What's the Next Chapter for Strategy as Narrative? (All Academy Symposium)", in Academy of Management 77th Annual Conference . At the Interface. Atlanta, Georgia.4th-8th August..

Holstein, J. C. A., Wild, A. 2017, "The role of industrial policy in firm level strategy – a comparative study in the European ceramics industry", in British Academy of Management 31st Annual Conference. Reconnecting management research with disciplines: Shaping research in social sciences.Warwick Business School. 5th-7th September., forthcoming 2017.

Greenman, A and Holstein, J, 2016, "Enmeshing SME owners in strategy work through inter-organizational collaboration", EGOS, forthcoming 2016.

Greenman, A.; Holstein, J.C.A. 2016, "'Trading zones in the process of business school institutional anchoring: Enmeshing SME owners in strategy work'", in 32nd EGOS Colloquium, Naples, Italy..

Holstein, J.C. A., Greenman, A. 2016, "Strategizing as an open process – breaking the boundaries: a study of a university sponsored growth programme for small and medium sized enterprises", in British Academy of Management 29th Annual Conference Thriving in Turbulent Times. Newcastle University. 6-8th September.

Greenman, A.; Holstein, J. C. A. 2015, "Encouraging SME Growth Through Co-Design: Using Dialogic Encounters to Develop Relational Leadership", at Institute for Small Business and Enterprise Conference, Glasgow.

Holstein, J. C. A. 2015, "The endurance of strategy where the ?public? and ?private? meet- a study of the narrative of the university in Higher Education in the UK", in 31st EGOS Colloquium, Organizations and the Examined Life: Reason, Reflexivity and Responsibility Athens, Greece. 2-4 July.

Holstein, J. C. A. 2015, "Strategy as an intertextual narrative-an issue of framing", in 75th meeting of the Academy of Management: Opening Governance, Vancouver, Canada. 7-11 August.

Holstein, J. C. A. 2014, "An examination of strategy as an intertextual narrative in the space between ?organization? and ?setting?: a tale of enduring salvation from UK higher education", in 30th EGOS Colloquium Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping:?Organizational Scholarship Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 3--5 July 2014.

Holstein, J. C. A. 2013, "The university as ?axis mundi? - and more so in crisis", in 11th European Sociological Conference. Crisis, Critique and Change. Turin, Italy. 28-31 August 2013.

Holstein, J. C. A. 2013, "Narrative as a strategic practice: the university as axis mundi at the intersection of policy and organizational strategy", in 29th EGOS Colloquium Bridging Continents, Cultures, & Worldviews Montréal, Canada. 4-6 July 2013.

Holstein, J. C. A. 2012, "How legitimacy is constructed for the strategic practice of corporate entrepreneurship - a ?strategy as practice? perspective on the Entrepreneurial University", in British Academy of Management 26th Annual Conference. Management Research Revisited: Prospects for Theory and Practice, Cardiff University, 11-13 September 2012.

Holstein, J. C. A. 2012, "The university as axis mundi - a narrative analysis of policy and organizational change in UK higher education.", in Society Research in Higher Education Newer Researchers Annual Conference. What is Higher Education For? Shared and contested ambitions, Celtic Manor, Newport, UK. 11th December 2012.

Holstein, J. C. A. 2011, "Charting the impact of the institutional discourse of risk on entrepreneurial activity", in British Academy of Management 25th Annual Conference. Building and Sustaining High Performance Organizations in a Challenging Environment, Aston Business School, Aston University, 13-15 September 2011.

 

 

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