Biography

I joined Keele Business School from Leeds University Business School following completion of my PhD at Manchester University (Management, UMIST), where I also undertook post doctoral research, and taught subsequently. My research interests and publications are in the sociology and critical studies in management, work and organisation; empirical research on management and management practices; and gender and diversity in organisations. Formerly joint Editor in Chief of the journal Gender, Work and Organization (Wiley, USA) 2000-2019, I instigated at Keele (2001-2016) the Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference of the journal, attracting approximately 400 international scholars in the field. My current focus centres on gender and entrepreneurship, and enterprise and business start-up.

Research and scholarship

My interests lie in the fields of sociology and critical studies in management, work and organisation; empirical research on management and management practices; and gender and diversity in organisations.

I am happy to supervise PhD students with similar interests that go beyond describing gender as a simplistic binary.

  • Critical studies of equality and diversity in organisations
  • Gender and management
  • Gender theory

Further information

Current PhD students
  • Bethany Edge `Conflict in community pharmacy? When private industry meets the UK public health sector'

I am interested in supervising work on gender and diversity in organisations.

Selected Publications

  • Kerfoot DJ and Knights D. 2012. MANAGING PEOPLE: CONTEXTS OF HRM, DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY. In Introducing Organizational Behaviour: Second Edition. Knights D and Willmott H (Eds.). (2nd ed.). Centage Learning.
  • Kerfoot DJ. 2010. Organizing Entrepreneurship? Women, invisibility, and self-employment. In Revealing and Concealing Gender: Issues of Visibility in Organizations. Lewis P and Simpson R (Eds.). Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Kerfoot DJ and Rumens N. 2009. Gay men at work: (re)constructing the self as professional. Human Relations, vol. 62(5), 763-786. doi>
  • KERFOOT DJ. 2007. The gendered organisation. In Routledge international encyclopedia of men and masculinities. Flood M, Gardiner JK, Pease B, Pringle K (Eds.). London: Taylor and Francis Publications.
  • KERFOOT DJ and Korczynski M. 2005. Gender and front-line service work. Gender, Work and Organisation, vol. 12(5), 387-399. doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Kerfoot DJ and Rumens N. 2009. Gay men at work: (re)constructing the self as professional. Human Relations, vol. 62(5), 763-786. doi>
  • KERFOOT DJ and Korczynski M. 2005. Gender and front-line service work. Gender, Work and Organisation, vol. 12(5), 387-399. doi>
  • Knights D and Kerfoot D. 2004. Between representations and subjectivity: Gender binaries and the politics of organisational transformation. vol. 4(11), 430-454. doi>
  • Kerfoot, D. and Hughes, C.. 2002. Rethinking gender, work and organization. Gender, Work and Organization, vol. 9(5), 473-481. doi>

Chapters

  • Kerfoot DJ and Knights D. 2012. MANAGING PEOPLE: CONTEXTS OF HRM, DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY. In Introducing Organizational Behaviour: Second Edition. Knights D and Willmott H (Eds.). (2nd ed.). Centage Learning.
  • Kerfoot DJ. 2010. Organizing Entrepreneurship? Women, invisibility, and self-employment. In Revealing and Concealing Gender: Issues of Visibility in Organizations. Lewis P and Simpson R (Eds.). Palgrave MacMillan.
  • KERFOOT DJ. 2007. The gendered organisation. In Routledge international encyclopedia of men and masculinities. Flood M, Gardiner JK, Pease B, Pringle K (Eds.). London: Taylor and Francis Publications.
  • KERFOOT DJ and Knights D. 2005. Pour une ambivalence reflexive du genre: critique du binaire homes-femmes et transformation des organisations. In Gouvernement, organisations et gestion: l'heritage de Michal Foucault. Hatchuel A, Pezet E, Starkey K, Lenay O (Eds.).
  • Kerfoot D. 2003. The problematic professional: gender and the transgression of professional identity. In Gender and the public sector: professional and managerial change. Barry J and Dent M (Eds.). Routledge, London.
  • Kerfoot D. 2002. Managing the professional man. In Managing Professional Idetities: Knowledge, Performativity and the New Professional. Dent M and Whitehead S (Eds.). Routledge, London.
  • Kerfoot, D. and Whitehead, S. M. 2001. Problematising co-operative strategy in uk public sector management: a case study in education. In Collaborative Strategies and Multi-Organizational Partnerships. Taillieu T (Ed.). Garant, Leuven/Apeldoorm.

Other

  • Miller C and Kerfoot D. 2004. Conference proceedings "Work, Employment and Society Conference". 'Starting up Inequality'? The case of a self employment workforce.
  • Knights, D and Kerfoot, D. 2003. Beyond representations and subjectivity gender binaries and the politics of organizational transformation.
  • Miller, C and Kerfoot, D.. 2003. Constituting the entrepreneural self: gender and entrepreneurship.
  • Miller, C and Kerfoot, D.. 2003. Constituting the entrepreneural self: gender and entrepreneurship.