Professor Glenn Morgan

Professor Glenn Morgan

Professor Glenn Morgan
Professor of Management

Howard House, Queen's Avenue, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 42 84636

Department of Management

Personal profile

Glenn Morgan is Professor of Management. He was previously Professor at Cardiff Business School (2010-2015) and at Warwick Business School (1998-2010: Professor from 2004).

In 2014, he was Velux Guest Professor at the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School. He has been visiting professor at the Sorbonne Business School, Paris, LEST at the University of Aix-Marseilles, the Wissenschaftzcentrum, Berlin and the University of Alberta Business School.  In 2014-15, he was President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE). Glenn graduated in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and pursued graduate studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex.




Glenn’s main areas of interest are in the impact of globalization on work and organization in different forms of capitalism.

He has published a range of edited books, journal papers and book chapters on the impact of multinational firms, global professional service firms, financialization and transnational communities of regulators and social movements on institutional change, inequality and elite formations in different forms of capitalism in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Current research is focused on two levels of change within contemporary capitalisms. Firstly he is conducting work on changes in the nature of solidarity at work, the rise of precarious work and the significance of coworking sites with a particular focus on dynamics in local labour markets such as Bristol. Secondly he is interested in the role of elites in the process of reshaping and adapting capitalist economies to changes in politics, society and technology. Currently he has a project on the relationship between Business elites and populist politics. He is also interested in the rise of China and the growth, impact and internationalization of Chinese firms and how this is being affected by the rise of nationalism and populism in Western economies.

His papers have appeared in a range of journals including Organization Studies, Organization, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, JOurnal of European Public Policy, Socio-Economic Review, Economy and Society.

From 2005-2008, Glenn was Editor of the journal Organization; he is on the board of Journal of Professions and Organizations, and Critical Perspectives in International Business. From 2014-15, he was President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. He has held visiting appointments at a number of universities in North America and Europe.

Latest publications

  1. Rana, MB & Morgan, G, 2019, ‘Twenty-five years of business systems research and lessons for international business studies’. International Business Review, vol 28., pp. 513-532
  2. Morgan, G & Pulignano, V, 2019, ‘Solidarity at Work: Concepts, levels and challenges’. Work, Employment and Society.
  3. Lai, K, Morgan, G & Morris, J, 2019, ‘‘Eating Bitterness’ in a Chinese Multinational: Identity Regulation in Context’. Organization Studies.
  4. Morgan, G, Sturdy, A & Frenkel, M, 2019, ‘The Role of Large Management Consultancy Firms in Global Public Policy’. in: Diane Stone, Kim Moloney (eds) The Oxford Handbook on Global Public Policy and Transnational Administration. Oxford University Press, pp. 583-598
  5. Villela, M & Morgan, GD, 2019, ‘Urban regimes, experiments and institutional innovation’.
  6. Morgan, G & Doering, H, 2019, ‘Varieties of capitalism’. in: Keith Townsend, Kenneth Cafferkey, Aoife McDermott, Tony Dundon (eds) Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 183-198
  7. Zhu, J & Morgan, G, 2018, ‘Global supply chains, institutional constraints and firm level adaptations: A comparative study of Chinese service outsourcing firms’. Human Relations, vol 71., pp. 510-535
  8. Kristensen, PH & Morgan, G, 2018, ‘Danish Foundations and Cooperatives as Forms of Corporate Governance: Origins and Impacts on Firm Strategies and Societies’. in: Nina Boeger, Charlotte Villiers (eds) SHAPING THE CORPORATE LANDSCAPE Towards Corporate Reform and Enterprise Diversity. Hart Publishing, London, pp. 271-288
  9. Morgan, G, 2018, ‘Exploring 21st Century Capitalisms and Asia: The Impact of Financialization’. in: Hyun-Chin Lim, Jan Neederveen Pieterse, Suk-Man Hwang (eds) Capitalism and Capitalisms in Asia: Origin, Commonality and Diversity. Seoul National University Press, Seoul, Republic of Korea, pp. 453-480
  10. Morgan, G, 2018, ‘Power Relations within multinational corporations’. in: Andreas Nolke, Christian May (eds) Handbook of the International Political Economy of the Corporation. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 262-278
  11. Villela, M, Bulgacov, S & Morgan, G, 2018, ‘B Corps and Hybrid Organisations: Challenges for Governing Boards’., pp. 1-37
  12. Villela, M & Morgan, G, 2018, ‘Cross-Sector Governance in Bristol’s Socio-Environmental Economy Ecosystem’., pp. 1-34
  13. Kristensen, PH, Lilja, K, Moen, E & Morgan, G, 2017, ‘Nordic Countries as Laboratories for Transnational Learning’. in: Johan Strang (eds) Nordic Cooperation: A European Region in Transition. Routledge, London , pp. 183-204
  14. Morgan, G, 2017, ‘The Multinational as a Corporate Form: a critical contribution from Organization Studies’. in: Andre Spicer, Grietje Baars (eds) The Corporation: A Critical Interdisciplinary Handbook. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 248-256
  15. Morgan, G, 2017, ‘Brexit and the elites: the elite versus the people or the fracturing of the British business elites’. Socio-economic Review, vol 14., pp. 825-829
  16. Morgan, G & Kubo, I, 2016, ‘Institutions, Dominant Coalitions and Firms: Comparing how Japan and Korea responded to Deregulation, Globalization and Competition in the Telecommunications Industry’. in: Richard Whitley, Xiaoke Zhang (eds) Changing Asian Business Systems: Globalization, Socio-Political Change and Economic Organisation. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 65-88
  17. Morgan, G, Gomes, M & Perez-Aleman, P, 2016, ‘Transnational Governance Regimes in the Global South: Multinationals, States and NGOs as Political Actors’. Revista de Administração de Empresas, vol 56., pp. 374-379
  18. Morgan, G, 2016, ‘New Actors and Old Solidarities: institutional change and inequality under a neo-liberal international order’. Socio-economic Review, vol 14.
  19. Morgan, G, Hirsch, P & Quack, S, 2015, ‘Elites on Trial: Research in the Sociology of Organizations Vol.43’. Emerald, Bingley
  20. Morgan, G, 2015, ‘Elites, Varieties of capitalism and the crisis of neo-liberalism’. in: Glenn Morgan, Paul Hirsch, Sigrid Quack (eds) Elites on Trial: Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Emerald, Bingley, pp. 55-80
  21. Morgan, G, 2014, ‘Financialization and the multinational’. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research , vol 20., pp. 183-197
  22. Boussebaa, M & Morgan, G, 2014, ‘Pushing the frontiers of critical international business studies: the multinational as a neo-imperial space’. Critical Perspectives on International Business, vol 10., pp. 96-106
  23. Boussebaa, M, Sturdy, A & Morgan, G, 2014, ‘Learning from the world? Horizontal knowledge flows and geopolitics in professional service multinationals’. International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol 25., pp. 1227-1242
  24. Hadden, T, Ireland, P, Morgan, G, Parker, M, Pearson, G, Piccoto, S, Sikka, P & Willmott, H, 2014, ‘Fighting Corporate Abuse: Beyond Predatory Capitalism’. Pluto Press
  25. Morgan, G & Kristensen, PH, 2014, ‘The Comparative Analysis of Capitalism and the Study of Organizations’. in: Paul Adler, Paul Du Gay, Glenn Morgan, Mike Reed (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 220-247
  26. Adler, P, Du Gay, P, Morgan, G & Reed, M, 2014, ‘The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents’. Oxford University Press, Oxford

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