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Dr Juliette Summers

Dr Juliette Summers

Lecturer in Management

Associate Director of the Centre for Research into Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2873

Teaching 2018–2019

  • MN4213 Human Resource Management
  • MN5480 Managing and Developing People 
  • Research Leave Semester 2 

Biography

Before joining the School of Management in August 2014 as a Lecturer in Management I worked at the Stirling Management School, Stirling University. I received my PhD in Sociology from the University of Warwick, where my PhD thesis explored how workers acquire and lose work-related identities in employee owned organisations. Since then I have focused on investigating how students acquire anticipatory professional identities, how female work identity is represented in the media, and how government agencies represent their own and communities' subject positions. Recent projects look at how communities respond to participatory exercises.

I also hold an MA in Industrial Development from the University of East Anglia, and a BA (Hons) in Geography from King's College London.

My interest in employee and community participation extends beyond the university; currently I am a Community Councillor and director of a community trust.

Research specialisms

My research centres on the intersection of work, identity and democracy, and in particular on employee ownership and participation, worker and community identity development, and political consultation and participation strategies.

I have a research specialism in employee ownership (in all forms, from SAYE share ownership to cooperatives). I have a particular interest in finance for employee ownership and in the spillover effects (economic, social and environmental) of employee ownership. I am investigating, with Dr Andrew Timming of University of St Andrews School of Management, how organisational life promotes political democracy through involving employees in decision-making.

My work on workplace democracy and identity has led to a developing interest in organisations whose value is primarily in their positive externalities: their social worth, not their monetary value. I am investigating organisational structures designed around notions of leadership as deliberative spaces ¿ where the deliberative space is occupied not by leaders or leadership, but by commonly identified values and worth, i.e. the public good.

Other ongoing research, and PhD supervision, examines professional identity development. This work overlaps with an interest in textual representations of identity, both in the popular media, and in government publications. I am examining the narrative construction of participant identities in government consultation and engagement documents. This work is developing the concept of heteroterse narratives.

My PhD supervision reflects my research interests. I supervise two PhD students, whose research looks at: student teacher professional identity development; and at social care workers managerial identities. Both have presented their work at refereed academic conferences.

Selected publications

Books

Employee owned businesses - access to funding
McQuaid, R., Brown, R. C., Summers, J. C. & Mawson, S., 1 Nov 2014, Scottish Enterprise. 47 p.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Employee participation and organisational performance
Summers, J. C. & Hyman, J., 2005, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Family-friendly working? Putting policy into practice
Bond, S., Hyman, J., Summers, J. C. & Wise, S., 2002, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Research output: Book/ReportOther report

 

Chapters

Leadership as a public good: exploring the problem/solution space
Summers, J. C. & Howieson, B., Nov 2015, Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance: ECMLG 2015. Rouco, J. C. D. (ed.). Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited , 14 p. (ECMLG).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Women doing their own thing: our picture of modern women at work
Summers, J. C. & Eikhof, D. R., 2011, New Ways of Organizing Work: Developments, Perspectives and Experiences. Kelliher, C. & Richardson, J. (eds.). Routledge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Articles

Working in employee-owned companies: the role of economic democracy skills
Summers, J. C. & Chillas, S. A., 21 Mar 2019, In : Economic and Industrial Democracy. Online First, 23 p. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X19835319
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organisational leadership and/for sustainability: future directions from John Dewey and social movements
Howieson, W. B., Burnes, B. & Summers, J. C., 15 Feb 2019, In : European Management Journal. In press https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2019.02.003
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Is workplace democracy associated with wider pro-democracy affect? a structural equation model
Timming, A. R. & Summers, J. C., 21 Mar 2018, In : Economic and Industrial Democracy. Online first https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X17744028
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opting out of corporate careers: Portraits from a women's magazine
Summers, J. C., Eikhof, D. R. & Carter, S., 2014, In : Employee Relations. 36, 1, p. 33-48 https://doi.org/10.1108/ER-03-2013-0028
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'Women doing their own thing': Media Representations of Female Entrepreneurship
Eikhof, D. R., Summers, J. C. & Carter, S., 2013, In : International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 19, 5
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dilemmas and Outcomes of Professional Identity Construction among Students of Human Resource Management
Hallier, J. & Summers, J. C., 2011, In : Human Resource Management Journal. 21, 2, p. 367-384
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Work and Life: can employee representation influence balance?
Hyman, J. & Summers, J. C., 2007, In : Employee Relations. 29, 4, p. 367-384
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A lexicon of conflict under concertive control conditions
Summers, J. C., 2004, In : Economic and Industrial Democracy. 25, 3, p. 447-473
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lacking Balance? Work-life employment policies and the modern economy
Hyman, J. & Summers, J. C., 2004, In : Personnel Review. 33, 4, p. 418-429
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Papers

Bridge over troubled waters: 'Heteroterse' narratives at the confluence of managerial and neo-liberal discourses
Summers, J. C. & McInnes, P., 2014.
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Leadership as a Public Good
Summers, J. C. & Howieson, B., 2014.
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

 

Other publications

Rethinking youth exclusion in Scotland
Howieson, B. & Summers, J. C., 29 Sep 2016
Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Identity research: Mapping the terrain, opening frontiers
Summers, J. C., Black, K., Rostron, A., Clarke, C. & Corlett, S., Sep 2016, (Unpublished).
Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther