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Dr Simon Parker

BA (Hons) (Universtity of Lincoln), Masters (University of Lincoln), PhD (University of Warwick)
Assistant Professor in HRM/OB

Division: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466624
Location: C78 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Simon Parker is an assistant promerfessor at Nottingham University Business School. He received his PhD from Warwick Business School in 2015 and joined from Cass Business School in 2017.

His research focuses on critical understandings of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and alternative organizations. He is an alumnus of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Business at Cass Business School and an affiliate of the International Centre for CSR at Nottingham University Business School.

Simon is also interested in responsible management education, social studies of finance, regulation and accreditation. He has been commended for his teaching activities and has experience teaching at a variety of levels. You can follow him on Twitter: @SiParker86

Administrative Roles
Co-Deputy Director of Doctoral Programmes and Doctoral Admissions
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Contemporary Developments in HRM/OB (N14B89)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham


Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Parker, S. and Racz, M. (2019), "Affective and Effective Truths: Rhetoric, Normativity and Critical Management Studies", Organization, forthcoming 2019.

Parker, S; Parker, M. (2017), "Antagonism, Accommodation and Agonism in Critical Management Studies: Alternative Organizations as Allies", Human Relations, Vol.70(11), pp. 1366-1387.

Reports for external body

Spicer A,; Gond, J-P.; Patel, K.; Lindley, D.; Fleming, P.; Monsonyi, S.; Benoit, C. and Parker, S. 2014, "Report on the Culture of British Retail Banking'", in

Chapters in Books

Levillain, K., Parker, S., Ridley-Duff, R., Segrestin, B., Veldman, J. and Willmott, H. (2018), "Protecting Long-term Commitment Legal and Organizational Means", in Corporate Governance in Contention, 42-66, Oxford University Press.


Parker, S. Racz, M. and Palmer, P. 2018, "Decentering the Learner through alternative organizations", in, forthcoming 2018.

Parker, S. 2016, "Investment and over-investment in sustainability: Highlighting the role of fantasy, affect and identification in a sustainable organization", in Academy of Management Meeting.

Parker, S.; Palmer, P. 2016, "The power of soft-regulation within bureaucratic organizations: A closer look at the practices and uses of business school accreditation", in European Group for Organizational Studies Conference.

Glynos, J.; Klimecki, R.; Parker, S.; Willmott, H. 2015, "Counter-hegemony at Work? A Critical Nodal Analysis of Alternative Finance Practices and Advocacy", in I-Mean conference (University of Warwick).

Parker, S. 2013, "The Limits of Critique: Criticising the Critical Organisation", in Critical Management Studies Conference.



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