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Prof. Peter Stokes

University of Chester Business School, Chester, UK

Full Professor and Deputy Dean

Email: p.stokes@chester.ac.uk


2001 Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision, Edge Hill College, Lancaster University.

2000 Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management, Brunel University, Uxbridge, London.

1996 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Edge Hill College, Lancaster University.

1991 Master of Business Administration, Strathclyde Graduate Business School (SGBS), Strathclyde University, Glasgow.

1990 B.A. (Hons) in Modern Languages (2:1), University of Salford, Greater Manchester.

Research fields

Organizational Theory, Design and Behaviour; Research Methods; Cross-Cultural Management; Critical Management Studies; French Management; HRM; Business Ethics

Publications (selected):

Books, Book Chapters

  1. Mulder, M. and Winterton, J. (forthcoming - 2015) ‘NVQs and Competency Approaches in the UK: Contexts, Issues and Prospects’ in Competence-based Vocational and Professional Education: Bridging the World of Work and Education, New York, Springer.
  2. Stokes, P and Wall, T. (2015) Business Briefings – Research Methodology, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
  3. Stokes, P. (2011) Critical Concepts in Management and OrganizationStudies Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan.
  4. Stokes, P. (2011) Key Concepts in Business and Management Research Methods, Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan.
  5. Foster, C., Moore, N. and Stokes, P. (2013) ‘Rethinking Talent Management in Organizations: Towards a Boundary-less Model’, Innovative Business Practice: Prevailing a Turbulent Era, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 17-41.
  6. Stokes, P. (2008) ‘Genocide’ commissioned entry in Gabriel, Y. (2008) Organizing Words – A Creative Thesaurus of Key Words in Social and Organizational Theories, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 116-117.
  1. Smith, S. and Stokes, P. (in review - forthcoming 2015), ‘Signs and Wonders: Exploring the Effects and Impact of the Investors in People Logo and Symbols’, European Journal of Training and Development (ABS 1* journal)
  2. Bamel, U., Rangnekar, S, Stokes, P. and Rastogi, R. (2015) Managerial Effectiveness: An Indian Experience, Journal of Management Development 34 (2).
  3. Stokes, P. Moore, N, Mathews, M, Moss, D, and Smith, S., Liu, Y (accepted – forthcoming 2015) ‘The Micro-Dynamics of Intra-Organizational and Individual Action and their Role in Organizational Ambidexterity’, Human Resource Management (USA).
  4. Lichy, J and Stokes, P. (accepted and forthcoming 2015) ‘Questioning the Validity of Cross-Cultural Frameworks in a Digital Era: The Emergence of a Global Culture in the Online Environment?’ International Studies in Management and Organization.
  5. (in collaboration with Université Professionelle Internationale - René Cassin (IDRAC) Lyon, France)
  6. Plane, J-M, Stokes, P and Brown, T. (2014) Editorial: L’avenir du management et l’interculturalité: vers un renouveau des recherches et des productions en GRH, revue@GRH, 2014/2, no.11: produced on-line at http://www.cairn.info/revue-@grh-2014-2.htm, 3-6.
  7. Smith, S and Stokes, P (2014) Exploring the impact of Investors in People: A Focus on Training and Development, Job Satisfaction, and Awareness of the Standard, Employee Relations, 36(3): 266-279.
  8. Mathews, M. and Stokes, P. (2013) ‘The Creation of Trust  – The Interplay of Rationality, Institutions and Exchange’, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 25(9-10): 845-866.
  9. Scott, P, McIntosh-Scott, A, and Stokes, P. (2013) Sales and Strategic Marketing Practices in the Pharmaceutical Industry – Doctors as Customers and Their Decisions, Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 7(1): 37-51.
  10. Stokes, P., Moore, N. Hickman, M, Scott, P, Rowland, Russell, N. and Visser, M. (2013) Recasting the ‘Technologies’ of Outdoor Management Development: an Interpretivist Perspective on Tools, Models and Processes Used in the Field, Journal of Global Business Advancement, 6(4): 299-317.
  11. Stokes, P and Oiry, E (2012) ‘An Evaluation of the Use of Competencies in Human Resource Development – a Historical and Contemporary Recontextualisation, Euromed Journal of Business 7(1): 4-23. [Awarded best paper in journal at 2013 EuroMed Conference].
  12. XiaoYan, Q, Yong, H, Qingli, and Stokes, P (2012), Reverse Logistics Network Design Model Based on E-Commerce, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 20(2): 251-261
  13. (paper received notation as a highly downloaded paper by Emerald Publishing – September 2013)
  14. Stokes, P and Harris, P. (2012), Micro-Moments, Choice and Responsibility in Sustainable Organizational Change and Transformation – The Janus Dialectic, The Journal of Organizational Change Management, 25(4): 595-611.
  15. Moore, N and Stokes, P. (2012) ‘Elite Interviewing and the role of Sector Context: An Organizational Case form the Football Industry’, Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 15(4): 438-464.
  16. Stokes, P. and Gabriel Y. (2010) ‘Engaging with Genocide – the Challenge for Organization and Management Studies’, Organization, 17(4): 461-480.
  17. Stokes, P. and Martin, L. (2008) ‘Reading Lists: A Study of Tutor and Student Perceptions, Expectations and Realities’, Studies in Higher Education, 33(2): 113-125.
  18. Stokes, P. (2008) ‘Outdoor Management Development as Organizational Transformation: A Study of Anglo-French Paradoxical Experience in the Application of Alternative Human Resource Development Approaches.’ International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 8(1): 23-39.
  19. Dereli, C. and Stokes P. (2007) ‘Reconceptualising Modernity for Management Studies: Exploring the Tension Between the Scientific and the Spiritual in the Age of Modernism’, Philosophy of Management 6(2): 131-139.
  20. Stokes, P. (2007) ‘The “Militarizing” of Organization and Management Studies: Reconnoitring the Tensions – Problems and Possibilities for Reshaping the Terrain?’ in Stokes, P., Bishop, R and Phillips, J (eds) (2007) in the special Issue on ‘Militarization and International Business “Critical Perspectives on International Business, 3(1): 11-26.
  21. Stokes, P. and McCulloch, A (2006) “Beyond the Doctoral Process: A Call for the Re-focusing of the “How to…Get a PhD Literature”, Journal of Graduate Education, 3(4): 107-115.

Special Issues

  1. Stokes, P. Bishop, R. Phillips, J. (eds) (2007) Special Issue on Militarization and International Business in Critical Perspectives on International Business, 3(1): 5-102.
  2. Davoine, E., Oiry, E. and Stokes, P. (2014) Organizations and Organizing in a French Context, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 22(4). (n.b. A unique collection of papers commissioned from leading French authors and presented to the FNEGE – the leading French management association).

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