Dr Caroline Miller

Title: Lecturer
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733111
Email: c.r.miller@keele.ac.uk
Location: Darwin 1.33
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I joined Keele University as a lecturer in September, 2006. Prior to that I successfully completed a Masters in Research here in 2003 and a PhD in 2007. I have a degree in Business Studies and English from MMU. Before coming to Keele I was employed as a researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, and have many years experience in sales and marketing in the steel industry. My research and writing is in the area of women’s business and I have a particular interest in consumption and identity.

My PhD is critical, empirical, phenomenological, feminist and post structural. The PhD was funded by The Grigor McClelland’ competitive scholarship awarded by The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies in 2003. It explores: the reasons why women who are interested in starting up in business often fail to succeed, looking at the process of start-up and how entrepreneurship is produced as a male domain. The substantive themes of my PhD focus upon time, space, gender, identity, social inclusion/exclusion and consumption. It is significantly different from previous research on this topic as it explores start-up as an act of transgression and explores the small business space as a place of performance rather than economic gain.

Selected Publications

  • Surman EL, Parsons E, Maclaran P, Miller C. 2012. Recognising the body in marketing work.
  • Miller CR. Making Sense of marketing Work: gender and embodiment in the Marketing professsion. Journal of Marketing Management.
  • Miller CR and Kerfoot D. 2009. Organising Entrepreneurship: Women, invisibility and Self-employment in Revealing and Concealing Gender. In Revealing and Concealing Gender. Simpson R and Lewis S (Eds.). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Miller CR. 2009. Praxis or Performance: Does Critical marketing have a gender blind spot?. Journal of Marketing Management, vol. 25(7-8), 713-728. doi>
  • MILLER CR. 2008. Sustainable marketing and the green consumer. In Contemporary issues in marketing and consumer behaviour. Maclaren P and Parsons L (Eds.). Oxford: Elservier Butterworth Heinemann.

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Books

  • Miller CR. Women's Business? Carnivalesque Spaces and Transgressive Acts. Lambourne Academic Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Miller CR. Making Sense of marketing Work: gender and embodiment in the Marketing professsion. Journal of Marketing Management.
  • Miller CR. 2009. Praxis or Performance: Does Critical marketing have a gender blind spot?. Journal of Marketing Management, vol. 25(7-8), 713-728. doi>
  • Miller CR. 2008. Teaching in Higher Education: Dealing with difference. IASK International.
  • MILLER CR. 2005. Space Oddity. International Journal for Management Theory and Practice, vol. 40, 19-26.
  • MILLER CR and Grant J. 2002. Changing spaces: rural women and entrepreneurship. International journal of business economics, vol. 2(1), 276-282.

Chapters

  • Miller CR and Kerfoot D. 2009. Organising Entrepreneurship: Women, invisibility and Self-employment in Revealing and Concealing Gender. In Revealing and Concealing Gender. Simpson R and Lewis S (Eds.). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • MILLER CR. 2008. Sustainable marketing and the green consumer. In Contemporary issues in marketing and consumer behaviour. Maclaren P and Parsons L (Eds.). Oxford: Elservier Butterworth Heinemann.

Other

  • Surman EL, Parsons E, Maclaran P, Miller C. 2012. Recognising the body in marketing work.
  • Miller, C and Kerfoot, D.. 2003. Constituting the entrepreneural self: gender and entrepreneurship.
  • Miller CR. Hidden emotional labour: an exploration of the role of women as harmonisers.
  • Miller CR. How do I think about me? Disparate identities from Self-Employment.
  • Miller CR. Marketing Performances: gender and embodiment in the aesthetic economy of marketing.
  • Miller CR. Polyphony and Dialogism in the Carnivalesque Space of enterprise.
  • Miller CR. Starting up inequality? The case of a self emplyment workforce.
  • Miller CR. Teaching in higher Education: Dealing with Difference.
  • Miller CR. The Carnivalesque Space of Enterprise? Success, failure and women entrepreneurs.
Postgraduate
  • MAN 40045: Marketing Management (Module Leader)
Administrative Roles
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Director of Postgraduate Studies

Academic Grants/Prizes:

  • Society for the Advancement of Management Studies Grigor McClelland Scholarship 2003.
  • Miller, C and Kerfoot, D (2005) The ‘Carnivalesque’ space of enterprise?: success, failure and women entrepreneurs. Won Best Paper In Stream - British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Said Business School, University of Oxford, 13th – 15th September, 2005.