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Dr Robert Cluley

BSc (Hons) (Lancaster University), MA (Nottingham), MSc (Leicester University), PhD (Leicester University), PGCHE (Leicester University)
Associate Professor in Organisation Studies

Department: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Centre/Institute: N/LAB
E-mail: Robert.Cluley@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466693
Location: C14 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Robert joined Nottingham University Business School in 2012. Prior to this he worked at the School of Management at the University of Leicester (2010-2012). He holds a BSc (Hons) Management (Lancaster University), an MA Critical Theory (University of Nottingham), an MSc Management Research (University of Leicester) and was awarded his PhD (University of Leicester). His doctoral research was funded by the ESRC and investigated the nature of cultural production in the music industries. His thesis, supervised by Professor Martin Parker and Dr Nick Ellis, was examined by Professor Alan Bryman and Professor Carl Rhodes.


Areas of Expertise
Organization studies, organization theory, innovative methods, energy and infrastructures.

Administrative Roles
Head of Professional Practice

School Committee Memberships
CommitteeFromToRole
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee 2021
Health and Safety Committee 2019
Rankings Committee 2020
Research Directorate
School Management Group 2017
Robert is responsible for teaching at various levels in the business school. Currently, he is module leader for modules in organization behaviour and organization theory. Robert's modules are designed to provide students with a sound grasp of key ideas, theories and concepts in these topics. He is committed to professional development in teaching practice. In the past he has taught advertising, branding and marketing communications - leading to the publication of Essentials of Advertising (Kogan Page, 2018).

Robert is module convenor of the following modules:


Undergraduate

Organisational Behaviour (BUSI1029)


Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Robert is interested in understanding how organizations work. Theoretically, his thinking is informed by critical theory, psychoanalysis and symbolic interactionism. Methodologically, his background is in qualitative research however he is committed to methodological innovation and is trained in psychometrics, data science and modelling. He is currently working on two theoretical projects:

1. The organization of knowledge and critical organizaiton theory
Robert is interested in understanding how organizations work. Theoretically, his thinking is informed by critical theory, psychoanalysis and symbolic interactionism. Methodologically, his background is in qualitative research however he is committed to methodological innovation and is trained in psychometrics, data science and modelling. He is currently working on two theoretical projects:

1. The organization of knowledge and critical organizaiton theory
2. The social construction of contribution in organization theory

His most recent research focuses on the organization of energy and the organizational challenge s of faced by large infrastructure organizations as they adapt to social and environmental issues. He is an executive member of the Nottingham Energy Institute and is currently working on two projects here:

1. An in-depth case study of the W3C (the organization that runs the worldwide web)
2. Images of the future in food transport systems (funded by the EPSRC)

He would welcome applications from potential PhD students in this area.

In the past, he has researched the UK music industry (funded by the ESRC) and the role of technology and data in consumer marketing (funded by the British Academy). He has worked with FTSE-100 and Fortune 500 companies and local SMEs.

Robert is currently collaborating on the following projects:

  • Decarbonisation Of Food Cold Chain Through Integrated Hydrogen Technologies


Robert is currently supervising the following Research Students:

Nora Alafaleg
Reem Muaid
Yifan Lu
 

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

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