Dr Anita Mangan

Title: Senior Lecturer in Management
Phone: +44 (0)1782 7334380
Email: a.m.l.mangan@keele.ac.uk
Location: Darwin 1.11
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I completed my PhD (Keele University) in 2007. Before joining Keele in 2009, I was a lecturer in University College Dublin (UCD), and also held research associate positions in Cardiff Business School and UCD. Prior to entering academia, I spent several years working in the financial services sector and in telecommunications in New York, London and Ireland.

My theoretical perspective is informed by my interest in post-structuralist theories (in particular, the work of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler). I am broadly interested in issues of identity and subjectivity, power and control, discourse analysis and critical management studies. My fieldwork is qualitative and longitudinal, focusing on co-operatives, volunteers and volunteering processes, alternative forms of organising and community connectivity. 

Recent grants:
  • 2016: HEFCE Social Innovation fund (c. £16,500): ‘On the Town’: A Local Ambassadors’ Programme, with C. Escobar-Tello (Loughborough University, University Lead); S. Moffat (New Vic Borderlines) and S. Ouillon (Coventry University).
  • 2015: AHRC Connected Communities early career research development award (c. £54,000); ‘'What football players do .. is part of the kids lives': Exploring the connections between young people and sporting celebrity’ (AH/M00919X/1), Co-I with M. Skey (PI, University of East Anglia), O. Jenzen (University of Brighton) and C. Stone (FURD).
  • 2014: Daiwa Foundation Small Grant Award (c. £3,500); ‘Comparative study of community co-operatives in the UK and Japan’; PI with T. Kawamura and S. Shimada (Osaka City University, Japan), S. French (Keele Management School), supported by Co-operatives UK.
  • 2013: AHRC Connected Communities development grant (c. £124,000): ‘Untold stories of volunteering: a cultural animation project’ (AH/K006576/1), Co-I with M. Kelemen (PI, Keele University), M. Phillips (Leicester University), S. Moffat (New Vic Borderlines) and V. Jochum (NCVO).
  • 2013: AHRC Connected Communities follow up grant (c. £52,000): ‘Bridging the gap between academic rigour and community relevance: a collaborative project’ (AH/K006185/1), Co-I with M. Kelemen (PI, Keele University). University partners: The Open University, Brunel University and Sienan Gakuin University, Japan. Community partners: New Vic Borderlines, The Glass-House Community Led Design and Mondo Challenge Foundation.
  • 2012: AHRC Connected Communities (c. £30,000): ‘Exploring personal communities: A review of volunteering processes’ (AH/J012238/1), with M. Kelemen (PI, Keele University).
  • Co-convenor of conference stream at APROS-15, Toyko, 14-17 February 2013: Alternative Modes of Organizing: Communitarian Dreams and Immediate Realities
PhD supervision:
  • Hussan Aslam (lead supervisor, commenced Sept 2012)
  • Eric Hira (lead supervisor, commenced Sept 2015) 
  • Helen Millward (second supervisor, commenced Sept 2013)

I have published in;

  • Human Relations;
  • Organization;
  • European Journal of Information Systems and Managament Communication Quarterly.

Selected Publications

  • Mangan AML, Thomas R, Davies A, Gasper R. 2017. The challenges of police-community collaboration: identity manoeuvres and power struggles in a neighbourhood based meeting. Public Management Review. doi>
  • Kelemen M, Mangan AML, Moffat S. 2017. More than a little act of kindness?: Towards a typology of volunteering as unpaid work. Sociology. doi>
  • Mangan A, Kelemen M, Moffat S. 2016. Animating the classroom: Pedagogical responses to internationalisation. MANAGEMENT LEARNING, vol. 47(3), 285-304. link> doi>
  • Hamilton L, Mitchell L, Mangan A. 2014. Contemporary Issues in Management. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Hamilton L, Mitchell L, Mangan A. Hamilton L, Mitchell L, Mangan A (Eds.). 2014. Contemporary Issues in Management. Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Books

  • Hamilton L, Mitchell L, Mangan A. 2014. Contemporary Issues in Management. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Hamilton L, Mitchell L, Mangan A. Hamilton L, Mitchell L, Mangan A (Eds.). 2014. Contemporary Issues in Management. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Mangan AML, Thomas R, Davies A, Gasper R. 2017. The challenges of police-community collaboration: identity manoeuvres and power struggles in a neighbourhood based meeting. Public Management Review. doi>
  • Kelemen M, Mangan AML, Moffat S. 2017. More than a little act of kindness?: Towards a typology of volunteering as unpaid work. Sociology. doi>
  • Mangan A, Kelemen M, Moffat S. 2016. Animating the classroom: Pedagogical responses to internationalisation. MANAGEMENT LEARNING, vol. 47(3), 285-304. link> doi>
  • Whittle A, Mueller F, Mangan AML. 2009. Storytelling and `Character': Victims, Villains and Heroes in a Case of Technological Change. Organization, vol. 16(3), 425-442. doi>
  • MANGAN A. 2009. `We're not banks': Exploring self-discipline, subjectivity and co-operative work. Human Relations, vol. 62(1), 93-117. doi>
  • MANGAN AML and Kelly S. 2009. Information systems and the allure of organisational integration: a cautionary tale from the Irish financial services sector. European Journal of Information Systems, vol. 18(1), 66-78. doi>
  • MANGAN A, Whittle A, Mueller F. 2008. In Search of Subtlety: Discursive Devices and Rhetorical Competence. Management Communication Quarterly, vol. 22(1), 99-122. doi>

Chapters

  • Mangan AML. 2014. Where are the alternative organisations in Organisational Behaviour textbooks?. In Contemporary Issues in Management. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
  • MANGAN A and Klein S. 2005. Stability in Times of Change: A Strength of Cooperatives. In Economics of interfirm networks. Theurl T (Ed.). Mohr Siebrek Ek.
MAN-40060

Critical Management Studies core postgraduate module for MA Management and optional for MA International Business. This module aims is to encourage student to engage critically and self-reflexively with current management and organisational theory. It is designed to address a selection of critical perspectives, enabling students to understand the ways in which conventional management principles, practices and ‘know-how’ can be understood with respect to wider fields of academic debate, knowledge and writing. The module aims to provide a learning context that encourages and develops independent and reflective learning. Student feedback about the module includes: ‘it made me think broadly and expanded my intellectual horizon’; ‘the slides are clear, the module is interesting and the knowledge is useful in reality’; and ‘relevant to the career I am looking to pursue.’

MAN-40082

Alternative forms of organising: elective postgraduate module for MA International Business, MA Management and MA Marketing. The module was developed from my research on co-operatives (PhD research, Daiwa grant, work with Co-operatives UK) and on volunteering (AHRC grants). The aim of this module is to broaden students' understanding of alternative forms of organising, with reference to key subjects such as co-operatives, community-based organising, volunteering and the role of the third sector in providing public services. Co-operatives, micro-finance initiatives and NGO activities are widespread throughout the world. Indeed, what might be considered ‘alternative’ in the UK could be deemed ‘mainstream’ in other national contexts. This module is of relevance to both home/EU and international students as it recognises that alternative forms of organising are a global phenomenon.

Keele Teaching Innovation Project 2012-13 (£3,285):

‘Dramatizing Theory in Practice’ (AJ 0127481), Anita Mangan (PI) and Mihaela Kelemen. Run with Sue Moffat, Director of New Vic Borderlines, this project used experiential drama exercises to (1) increase socialisation opportunities between international and home students and (2) provide students with an opportunity to learn about key Critical Management Studies theories through a series of practical and experiential drama exercises. Findings from the project have been published in Management Learning (2015).

Textbook:

HAMILTON, L., MANGAN, A., and MITCHELL, L. eds, (2014). Contemporary Issues in Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. This book offers an up-to-date guide to the challenges and the dilemmas facing managers (and workers) in the contemporary world. The chapters provide a fresh analysis and overview of several core themes, with a particular focus on applied ethics, social issues, diversity and change. Theoretical chapters are combined with detailed ethnographic case studies to give both breadth and depth of coverage. The text is aimed at 3rd year undergraduate and taught postgraduate students.