Dr David Hollis

PhD, MRes, MSc, BSc (H)

Management School

Lecturer in Organization Studies

D.Hollis@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3468

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Dr David Hollis
Management School
A019
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
Sheffield
S10 1FL
Profile

David joined Sheffield University Management School in February 2022 as a Lecturer in Organization Studies. Prior to this, he worked at Nottingham Business School for four years in lecturing roles and at the University of Nottingham for two years as a Research Associate. Before entering academia, he worked in analyst positions for BBC Sport and Radio 5 Live.

David's research interests broadly revolve around rethinking classic notions of organization and management theorizing (OMT), like power, authority and leadership, from communication as constitution of organization, performativity and/or relationality perspectives. His recent publications explore how: faces play powerful roles in daily organizing; seemingly mundane workplace routines transform employees; and technologically mediated 'leadership' (dis)empowers workers. His research is largely ethnographic in nature and involves studying organizational groups that are often under researched in OMT, such as make-up artists.

Research interests
  • Power
  • Authority
  • Leadership and (dis)empowerment
  • Communication as constitutive of organization
  • Performativity
  • Relationality
Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Wright A & Hollis D (2020) Routinizing In Cooren F & Stücheli-Herlach P (Ed.), Handbook of Management Communication (pp. 247-262). De Gruyter Mouton RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Organization Studies

Grants

2021 seed funding - £1,600, Nottingham Business School

Teaching interests

David enjoys teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and has several years' experience leading and/or teaching on leadership, organizational behaviour, and language and organization modules. David's research interests around communication and performativity inform his teaching practice, as he encourages students to question the neutrality of 'everyday' labels and words that organizations, managers and employees often use and to critically reflect on how they may affect daily organizing.

David's teaching practice is informed by, and has led to, several teaching qualifications and to him becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching activities
  • MGT364 - Language and Organisation
  • MGT120 - Introduction to Behaviour at Work
Professional activities

David is convening a Pre-Colloqium Development Workshop ('Writing Publications at the Nexus between Communicative Constitution and Performativity') at the 38th EGOS Colloqium, with Ellen Nathues (University of Twente, Netherlands).

He is also a reviewer for the journal Organization Studies.

PhD Supervision

David is currently supervising a PhD student who is researching culture and conflict management. He is also keen to supervise students with interests in:

  • Power
  • Authority
  • Leadership and (dis)empowerment
  • Communication as constitutive of organization
  • Performativity
  • Relationality