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Professor Annie Pye

Professor Annie Pye

Professor of Leadership Studies, Director of Postgraduate Research Students (Organisation Studies)

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Annie Pye is a Professor at the Centre for Leadership Studies and is also currently Director of Postgraduate Research Studies for the Organisation Studies Department. Her research develops a process-oriented, sensemaking perspective on the leadership and governance of complex organizations. This includes a series of three interrelated ESRC-funded projects into how small groups of people effectively ‘run’ companies. Interviewing Chairmen, Chief Executives and directors in FTSE100 companies, institutional investors, auditors and other organizations which influence board practice and process, the latest of these projects was concluded in 2011. Sir Adrian Cadbury has recently described her research into corporate governance as “ground-breaking”. A synopsis report is available to download.

Currently, she is principal-investigator (with colleagues Dr Fernando Correia, Dr Beverley Hawkins, Associate Prof. Mickey Howard and Simon Ramsay) on a European Social Fund (ESF) project to facilitate leadership and learning to develop low carbon procurement practice. This project has received an award by ESF as Sustainable Development Project Lead and has won a Cornwall Works WISE Award for Innovation.

Amongst her other research interests remains developing further understanding and analysis of high reliability organizing and sensemaking, in settings such as health and security.   In developing this line of research, she also recently contributed to a Symposium at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston (2012) on a panel with Professors Karl Weick, Denny Gioia,Jean Bartunek and Ian Colville on Simplexity, Prescience and Pragmatism.

In addition to supervising PhD research students, Professor Pye teaches specialist courses and also runs workshops on organizational leadership and governance as well as on network leadership. Her work is published in a range of journals including Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, British Journal of Management, Management Learning, Corporate Governance: An International Review and the Financial Times. She also published a book (in 1991) with the late Professor Iain Mangham entitled The Doing of Managing.

Qualifications

BSc, PhD in Management

Research

Research interests

  • Leadership and governance both in and of organizations
  • Strategy/ising, organizing and change
  • Sensemaking
  • Process and practice research
  • Network leadership and learning

Professor Pye has an enduring fascination about how it is that people lead, follow, direct and develop ‘action’ in organizations – that is, how do small groups of people come to lead and  ‘make things happen’ in organizational contexts? She also has a wide-ranging interest in an array of macro- and micro-level issues which influence people’s ‘sensemaking’ and behaviour as they try to ‘get things done’. This includes the economic / regulatory / financial / context as well as power and influence processes through which people make sense of and undertake action in organizational contexts.

Research projects

Professor Pye’s research includes three interrelated ESRC-funded projects, each ten years apart, into how small groups of people effectively ‘run’ large companies. Each project has involved interviewing Chief Executives, Chairmen and directors in firms such as Prudential, Pearson, Marks and Spencer and Hermes. Starting in 1987-89, and then again in 1998-2000 and in 2009-2011 (ESRC £550,000).  This series of studies provides a unique and fascinating insight into the changing roles, responsibilities and rhetorics of company leadership over time, as governance issues have become more centre stage and businesses have become ever-more complex. Annie’s work in this field has also recently been described by Sir Adrian Cadbury as “ground-breaking”.  A synopsis report is available to download.

She is currently principal investigator on the Clear About Carbon project, and leads the research team which includes Dr Fernando Correia, Dr Beverley Hawkins, Associate Professor Mickey Howard and Simon Ramsay (www.clearaboutcarbon.com). This European Social Fund (approx: €260,000) project involves three other partner organizations – Cornwall Council, Duchy College and the Eden Project – working together to help bring about change in leadership and procurement management skills to help develop a low carbon Cornish economy. This research programme affords an ideal opportunity to conduct research and evaluation alongside change and development which generate valuable insight, impact and case studies on this critical issue and help widen dissemination and learning from practice.

Professor Pye recently guest edited (together with Dr Ian Colville and Professor Andrew Brown) a Special Issue of Human Relations, into Sensemaking, Organizing and Storytelling (January 2012).  Based on work from her ESRC research, she has also given written contributions to the Walker Review, the FRC Review of the Combined Code, the Davies Review and the FRC/ICSA Review of Guidance for Board Effectiveness.

Other ongoing research includes an interest (shared with Ian Colville, Andrew Brown and Mike Carter) in developing understanding of the concept of sensemaking which underpins an analysis of high reliability organizing, in settings such as health, industry, environment and security.

Professor Pye is currently supervising 6 PhD students.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Colville I, Pye AJ, Carter M (2013). Organizing to counter terrorism:. sensemaking amidst dynamic complexity. Human Relations Abstract.  Full text.
Kaczmarek S, Kimino S, Pye AJ (2012). Board task-related faultlines and firm performance: a decade of evidence. Corporate Governance: an International Review, 337-351. Abstract.  Full text.
Colville I, Brown A, Pye A (2012). Simplexity: Sensemaking, organizing and storytelling for our time. Human Relations Abstract.
Colville ID, Pye A (2010). A sensemaking perspective on network pictures. Industrial Marketing Management, 39(3), 372-380. Abstract.

Publications by category


Books

Pye AJ, Mangham IL (1991). The Doing of Managing. Oxford, Blackwell.

Journal articles

Pye A, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (In Press). Interlocking directorates in FTSE 350-firms in 1999-2008:. the moderating impact of demographic and board characteristics. Journal of Management and Governance
Pye AJ, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (In Press). Interlocking directorships and firm performance in highly regulated sectors: the moderating impact of board diversity. Journal of Management and Governance Full text.
Pye AJ (In Press). Making Sense of Sensemaking in Organization Studies. Organization Studies, 36(2). Full text.
Knight L, Pye A (In Press). Navigating Network Research. International Journal of Management Reviews
Pye A, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (In Press). The Impact of Board Faultlines on Firm Performance:. Evidence Across FTSE-350 Companies from 1999-2008. Corporate Governance: an International Review
Colville I, Pye AJ, Carter M (2013). Organizing to counter terrorism:. sensemaking amidst dynamic complexity. Human Relations Abstract.  Full text.
Pye A, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (2012). Antecedents of board competition: the role of nomination committees. Corporate Governance:. An International Review, 20(5), 474-489.
Kaczmarek S, Kimino S, Pye AJ (2012). Board task-related faultlines and firm performance: a decade of evidence. Corporate Governance: an International Review, 337-351. Abstract.  Full text.
Colville I, Brown A, Pye A (2012). Simplexity: Sensemaking, organizing and storytelling for our time. Human Relations Abstract.
Colville ID, Pye A (2010). A sensemaking perspective on network pictures. Industrial Marketing Management, 39(3), 372-380. Abstract.
Pye AJ, Pettigrew AM (2006). Change as a political process, enabled by leadership. Long Range Planning, 39(6), 583-590.
Pye AJ (2005). Leadership and organizing: sensemaking in action. Leadership, 1(1), 31-49.
Pye AJ, Knight LA (2005). Network Learning: an empirically-derivd model of learning by a group of organizations. Human relations, 58(3), 369-391.
Pye AJ (2005). Obituary for Professor Iain Mangham. Journal of Management Studies, 889-891.
Pye AJ, Pettigrew AM (2005). Studying Board Context, Process and Dynamics: Some Challenges for the Future. British Journal of Management(16), S27-S36.
Pye AJ, Knight LA (2004). Exploring the relationships between network change and network learning. Management Learning, 35(4), 473-490.
Pye AJ (2004). The Importance of Context and Time for Understanding Board Behavior: Some Lessons from Social Capital Research. International Studies in Management and Organization, 34(2), 63-89.
Pye AJ, Camm G (2003). Non-executive directors: moving beyond the 'one-size-fits-all' approach. Journal of General Management, 1(28), 52-70.
Pye AJ (2002). Corporate Directing: governing, strategizing and leading into action. Corporate Governance: an International Review, 10, 153-162.
Pye AJ (2002). Management e Sensemaking. Sviluppo & Organizzazione(194), 91-104.
Pye AJ (2002). The Changing Power of 'explanations': directors, academics and their sensemaking from 1989 to 2000. Journal of Management Studies, 39, 907-926.
Pye AJ (2001). A Study in Studying Corporate Boards over Time: Looking backwards to move forwards. British Journal of Management, 12(1), 33-46. Abstract.
Pye AJ (2001). Corporate Boards, Investors and their Relationships: Accounts of accountability and corporate governing in action. Corporate Governance: an International Review, 9(3), 186-195. Abstract.
Pye AJ (2000). Changing Scenes In, from and Outside the Boardroom: UK Corporate Governance in Practice from 1989 to 1999. Corporate Governance, 8(4), 335-346. Abstract.
Pye AJ, Bate SP, Khan R (2000). Culturally. Sensitive Structuring: an Action Research Approach to Organization Development and Design. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 23(4), 445-470.
Pye AJ, Bate SP, Khan R (2000). Towards a Culturally Sensitive APproach to Organization Structuring. Organization Science, 11(2). Abstract.
Pye AJ, Marshall J, Milner S (1996). Women, Work and Transformation. Women in Management Review, 11(5), 4-8.
Pye AJ (1995). Strategy Through Dialogue and Doing: a Game of 'Mornington Crescent'?. Management Learning, 26(4), 445-462. Abstract.
Pye AJ (1994). Past, Present and Possibility: an Integrative Appreciation of Learning from Experience. Management Learning, 25(1), 155-173. Abstract.
Pye AJ (1994). Walking and Talking Chester Barnard. International Journal of Public Administration, 17(6), 1157-1174. Abstract.
Pye AJ (1993). "Organizing as Explaining" and the Doing of Managing: an Integrative Appeciation of Processes of Organizing. Journal of Management Inquiry, 2(2), 157-168. Abstract.
Pye AJ (1988). Management Competence in the Public Sector. Public Money and Management, 8(3), 58-67.
Pye AJ (1988). Management Training: Acts of Faith, Scenes of Competence. Journal of General Management, 13(4). Abstract.

Chapters

Pye AJ, Pye A (In Press). Boards and Governance:. 25 yeasr of Qualitative Research with Directors of FTSE Companies. In Wright M, Seigel D, Keasey K, Filatotchev I (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance, Oxford University Press, 135-162.
Pye A, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (In Press). Changing Scenes in, from and outside the board room:. UK corporate governance in practice from 1989-2010. In  (Ed) The Sage Handbook of Corporate Governance, Sage.
Pye AJ, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (2012). Changing Scenes in and Around the Board Room: UK Corporate Governance in practice from 1989 to 2010. In Clarke T, Branson D (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Corporate Governance, London: Sage, 255-287.  Abstract.
Pye AJ, Balogun J (2008). Cognitively Skilled Organizational Decision making: Making Sense of Deciding. In Hodgkinson G, Starbuck WH (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision-making, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Pye AJ, Knight L (2007). A Process perspective on investigating and theorising network learning. In Gossling, T, Jansen, R, Oerlemans, L (Eds.) Inside Networks: a process view on multi-organisational partnerships, alliances and networks, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Pye AJ (2007). The Dramaturgical Perspective. In Thorpe R, Holt R (Eds.) The Dictionary of Qualitative Research Methods, London: Sage.
Pye AJ, Colville ID (2005). Corporate Directing in large plcs: reflections on (the concept of) corporate governance. In Filatotchev I, Wright M (Eds.) The Life Cycle of Corporate Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 216-232.
Pye AJ (1991). The Flower in the Mirror and the Moon on the Water. In Silver M (Ed) Competent to Manage, London: Routledge, 101-117.

Conferences

Pye AJ, Knight L (In Press). A process perspective on investigating and theorising network learning. Organization Studies First Summer Workshop, Theorizing Process in Organizational Research.
Pye AJ (In Press). Accounting for Strategy and Strategising: Some Empirical Evidence of Acting Thinkingly and Thinking Actingly. European Group on Organization Studies, Annual Conference, the Odyssey of Organizing.
Pye AJ (In Press). Board Leadership:what does it actually mean in practice?. 9th International Conference on Board Leadership and Corporate Governance.The New Shareholder Activists: How can Boards create more value?.
Pye AJ (In Press). Board Members, Fund Managers and the Power of Social Capital: Making sense of changing explanations from 1989 to 1999. British Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Managing Across Boundaries.
Pye AJ, Swart J (In Press). Collective Tacit Knowledge: Integrating categories in the process of organizational learning. Organizational Learning and Knowledge Conference, Learning Across Boundaries.
Pye AJ, Swart J (In Press). Conceptualising organizational knowledge as collective tacit knowledge: a model of redescription. the Third Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities Conference.
Pye AJ (In Press). Corporate Boards, Investors and their relationships: Accounts of accountability and corporate governing in action. International Conference on Corporate Governance and Direction: Redesigning board structures and relationships to compete in fast-moving global markets.
Pye AJ (In Press). Corporate Directing: making sense of director roles and performance management at board level. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Creating Actionable Knowledge.
Pye AJ (In Press). Leadership and large organizations: a case of sensemaking in action. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Democracy in a Knowledge Economy.
Pye AJ (In Press). Leading Corporate Boards: reframing conformance and performance as governing and strategizing to evaluate board behaviour. EURAM Annual Conference, Governance in Managerial Life.
Pye AJ, Knight L (In Press). Leading network learning: influencing change and developing learning capability. Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Green Management Matters.
Pye AJ, Knight L (In Press). Learning Across Boundaries and Change over Time: the value of the notion of network learning. Organizational Learning and Knowledge Conference, Learning Across Boundaries.
Pye AJ, Knight L (In Press). Learning and change in interorganizational networks: the case for network learning and network change. the Third Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities Conference.
Pye AJ (In Press). Making Sense of (the explanatory function of) strategizing. European Group on Organization Studies, Annual Conference, Business in Organizing - Organzing in Business.
Pye AJ (In Press). Making and Executing Strategy: to implement or to decimate, with or without intent?. European Group on Organization Studies, Annual Conference, Organizational Politics and the Politics of Organizations.
Pye AJ, Knight L (In Press). Network Leadership: a New Perspective on Leadership?. 4th International Annual Conference of Leadership Research, Studying Leadership: Future Agendas.
Pye AJ, Camm G (In Press). Non-Executive Directors: Moving beyond the 'One-size-fits-all' view. 5th International Conference on Corporate Governance and Direction, Board Effectiveness.
Pye AJ, Johnson P (In Press). Re-framing the Study of Board Directors: putting people back into the picture. EURAM.
Pye AJ (In Press). Ten Years After: Strategic Focus on and in 12 UK 'Top Teams'. British Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Managing Diversity.
Pye AJ (In Press). Unlocking strategizing: some (key) questions of theory and practice. European Group on Organization Studies, Annual Conference, Unlocking Organizing.
Pye AJ (2011). The role of material in organization sensemaking:. work-in-process and process-in-work. 4th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies. 15th - 18th Jun 2011. Abstract.
Pye AJ, Kaczmarek SP (2010). A Study of Interlocking Directorates in UK firms in 1999-2008: the moderating impact of demographic and board characteristics. EURAM. 19th - 22nd May 2010.
Pye AJ, Knight L, Shipton H (2010). Developing network learning capability:the dynamics of learning by interorganizational networks. EGOS. 30th Jun - 3rd Jul 2010.
Pye AJ, Kaczmarek SP (2010). Do board faultlines affect firm performance? Empirical evidence of UK boards from 1999-2008. AOM. 5th - 10th Aug 2010.
Pye AJ, Colville ID, Carter M (2010). The 'what' of 'why' organizations fail to learn from failure: sensemaking and the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes. EGOS. 30th Jun - 3rd Jul 2010.
Pye AJ, Kaczmarek SP, Kimino S (2010). The Longitude and Latitude of Corporate Governance: a Reflection on 20 Years of Practice. BAM. 14th - 16th Sep 2010.
Pye AJ (2000). The Changing Power of 'Explanations': Corporate Boards and Their Sensemaking from 1989 to 1999. International Conference on Organizational Discourse: Word-views, work-views and world-views.
Pye AJ, Bate SP, Khan R (1998). Towards a culturally sensitive approach to organization structuring: where organization design meets organization development. American Academy of Management Annual Meeting: What Matters Most.

Reports

Pye AJ, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (2011). Leading FTSE Companies: the Continuing Study of Corporate Directing. University of Exeter. Full text.
Pye A, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (2010). Submission to the FRC Corporate Governance Consultation. Financial Reporting Council.
Pye A, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (2009). Submission to the Walker Review into Banks and Other Financial Institutions.

Publications by year


In Press

Pye AJ, Knight L (In Press). A process perspective on investigating and theorising network learning. Organization Studies First Summer Workshop, Theorizing Process in Organizational Research.
Pye AJ (In Press). Accounting for Strategy and Strategising: Some Empirical Evidence of Acting Thinkingly and Thinking Actingly. European Group on Organization Studies, Annual Conference, the Odyssey of Organizing.
Pye AJ (In Press). Board Leadership:what does it actually mean in practice?. 9th International Conference on Board Leadership and Corporate Governance.The New Shareholder Activists: How can Boards create more value?.
Pye AJ (In Press). Board Members, Fund Managers and the Power of Social Capital: Making sense of changing explanations from 1989 to 1999. British Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Managing Across Boundaries.
Pye AJ, Pye A (In Press). Boards and Governance:. 25 yeasr of Qualitative Research with Directors of FTSE Companies. In Wright M, Seigel D, Keasey K, Filatotchev I (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance, Oxford University Press, 135-162.
Pye A, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (In Press). Changing Scenes in, from and outside the board room:. UK corporate governance in practice from 1989-2010. In  (Ed) The Sage Handbook of Corporate Governance, Sage.
Pye AJ, Swart J (In Press). Collective Tacit Knowledge: Integrating categories in the process of organizational learning. Organizational Learning and Knowledge Conference, Learning Across Boundaries.
Pye AJ, Swart J (In Press). Conceptualising organizational knowledge as collective tacit knowledge: a model of redescription. the Third Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities Conference.
Pye AJ (In Press). Corporate Boards, Investors and their relationships: Accounts of accountability and corporate governing in action. International Conference on Corporate Governance and Direction: Redesigning board structures and relationships to compete in fast-moving global markets.
Pye AJ (In Press). Corporate Directing: making sense of director roles and performance management at board level. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Creating Actionable Knowledge.
Pye A, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (In Press). Interlocking directorates in FTSE 350-firms in 1999-2008:. the moderating impact of demographic and board characteristics. Journal of Management and Governance
Pye AJ, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (In Press). Interlocking directorships and firm performance in highly regulated sectors: the moderating impact of board diversity. Journal of Management and Governance Full text.
Pye AJ (In Press). Leadership and large organizations: a case of sensemaking in action. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Democracy in a Knowledge Economy.
Pye AJ (In Press). Leading Corporate Boards: reframing conformance and performance as governing and strategizing to evaluate board behaviour. EURAM Annual Conference, Governance in Managerial Life.
Pye AJ, Knight L (In Press). Leading network learning: influencing change and developing learning capability. Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Green Management Matters.
Pye AJ, Knight L (In Press). Learning Across Boundaries and Change over Time: the value of the notion of network learning. Organizational Learning and Knowledge Conference, Learning Across Boundaries.
Pye AJ, Knight L (In Press). Learning and change in interorganizational networks: the case for network learning and network change. the Third Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities Conference.
Pye AJ (In Press). Making Sense of (the explanatory function of) strategizing. European Group on Organization Studies, Annual Conference, Business in Organizing - Organzing in Business.
Pye AJ (In Press). Making Sense of Sensemaking in Organization Studies. Organization Studies, 36(2). Full text.
Pye AJ (In Press). Making and Executing Strategy: to implement or to decimate, with or without intent?. European Group on Organization Studies, Annual Conference, Organizational Politics and the Politics of Organizations.
Knight L, Pye A (In Press). Navigating Network Research. International Journal of Management Reviews
Pye AJ, Knight L (In Press). Network Leadership: a New Perspective on Leadership?. 4th International Annual Conference of Leadership Research, Studying Leadership: Future Agendas.
Pye AJ, Camm G (In Press). Non-Executive Directors: Moving beyond the 'One-size-fits-all' view. 5th International Conference on Corporate Governance and Direction, Board Effectiveness.
Pye AJ, Johnson P (In Press). Re-framing the Study of Board Directors: putting people back into the picture. EURAM.
Pye AJ (In Press). Ten Years After: Strategic Focus on and in 12 UK 'Top Teams'. British Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Managing Diversity.
Pye A, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (In Press). The Impact of Board Faultlines on Firm Performance:. Evidence Across FTSE-350 Companies from 1999-2008. Corporate Governance: an International Review
Pye AJ (In Press). Unlocking strategizing: some (key) questions of theory and practice. European Group on Organization Studies, Annual Conference, Unlocking Organizing.

2013

Colville I, Pye AJ, Carter M (2013). Organizing to counter terrorism:. sensemaking amidst dynamic complexity. Human Relations Abstract.  Full text.

2012

Pye A, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (2012). Antecedents of board competition: the role of nomination committees. Corporate Governance:. An International Review, 20(5), 474-489.
Kaczmarek S, Kimino S, Pye AJ (2012). Board task-related faultlines and firm performance: a decade of evidence. Corporate Governance: an International Review, 337-351. Abstract.  Full text.
Pye AJ, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (2012). Changing Scenes in and Around the Board Room: UK Corporate Governance in practice from 1989 to 2010. In Clarke T, Branson D (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Corporate Governance, London: Sage, 255-287.  Abstract.
Colville I, Brown A, Pye A (2012). Simplexity: Sensemaking, organizing and storytelling for our time. Human Relations Abstract.

2011

Pye AJ, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (2011). Leading FTSE Companies: the Continuing Study of Corporate Directing. University of Exeter. Full text.
Pye AJ (2011). The role of material in organization sensemaking:. work-in-process and process-in-work. 4th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies. 15th - 18th Jun 2011. Abstract.

2010

Pye AJ, Kaczmarek SP (2010). A Study of Interlocking Directorates in UK firms in 1999-2008: the moderating impact of demographic and board characteristics. EURAM. 19th - 22nd May 2010.
Colville ID, Pye A (2010). A sensemaking perspective on network pictures. Industrial Marketing Management, 39(3), 372-380. Abstract.
Pye AJ, Knight L, Shipton H (2010). Developing network learning capability:the dynamics of learning by interorganizational networks. EGOS. 30th Jun - 3rd Jul 2010.
Pye AJ, Kaczmarek SP (2010). Do board faultlines affect firm performance? Empirical evidence of UK boards from 1999-2008. AOM. 5th - 10th Aug 2010.
Pye A, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (2010). Submission to the FRC Corporate Governance Consultation. Financial Reporting Council.
Pye AJ, Colville ID, Carter M (2010). The 'what' of 'why' organizations fail to learn from failure: sensemaking and the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes. EGOS. 30th Jun - 3rd Jul 2010.
Pye AJ, Kaczmarek SP, Kimino S (2010). The Longitude and Latitude of Corporate Governance: a Reflection on 20 Years of Practice. BAM. 14th - 16th Sep 2010.

2009

Pye A, Kaczmarek S, Kimino S (2009). Submission to the Walker Review into Banks and Other Financial Institutions.

2008

Pye AJ, Balogun J (2008). Cognitively Skilled Organizational Decision making: Making Sense of Deciding. In Hodgkinson G, Starbuck WH (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision-making, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2007

Pye AJ, Knight L (2007). A Process perspective on investigating and theorising network learning. In Gossling, T, Jansen, R, Oerlemans, L (Eds.) Inside Networks: a process view on multi-organisational partnerships, alliances and networks, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Pye AJ (2007). The Dramaturgical Perspective. In Thorpe R, Holt R (Eds.) The Dictionary of Qualitative Research Methods, London: Sage.

2006

Pye AJ, Pettigrew AM (2006). Change as a political process, enabled by leadership. Long Range Planning, 39(6), 583-590.

2005

Pye AJ, Colville ID (2005). Corporate Directing in large plcs: reflections on (the concept of) corporate governance. In Filatotchev I, Wright M (Eds.) The Life Cycle of Corporate Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 216-232.
Pye AJ (2005). Leadership and organizing: sensemaking in action. Leadership, 1(1), 31-49.
Pye AJ, Knight LA (2005). Network Learning: an empirically-derivd model of learning by a group of organizations. Human relations, 58(3), 369-391.
Pye AJ (2005). Obituary for Professor Iain Mangham. Journal of Management Studies, 889-891.
Pye AJ, Pettigrew AM (2005). Studying Board Context, Process and Dynamics: Some Challenges for the Future. British Journal of Management(16), S27-S36.

2004

Pye AJ, Knight LA (2004). Exploring the relationships between network change and network learning. Management Learning, 35(4), 473-490.
Pye AJ (2004). The Importance of Context and Time for Understanding Board Behavior: Some Lessons from Social Capital Research. International Studies in Management and Organization, 34(2), 63-89.

2003

Pye AJ, Camm G (2003). Non-executive directors: moving beyond the 'one-size-fits-all' approach. Journal of General Management, 1(28), 52-70.
Pye AJ, Camm G (2003). Take on board the necessary skills. Financial Times

2002

Pye AJ (2002). Corporate Directing: governing, strategizing and leading into action. Corporate Governance: an International Review, 10, 153-162.
Pye AJ (2002). Management e Sensemaking. Sviluppo & Organizzazione(194), 91-104.
Pye AJ (2002). The Changing Power of 'explanations': directors, academics and their sensemaking from 1989 to 2000. Journal of Management Studies, 39, 907-926.

2001

Pye AJ (2001). A Study in Studying Corporate Boards over Time: Looking backwards to move forwards. British Journal of Management, 12(1), 33-46. Abstract.
Pye AJ (2001). Corporate Boards, Investors and their Relationships: Accounts of accountability and corporate governing in action. Corporate Governance: an International Review, 9(3), 186-195. Abstract.

2000

Pye AJ (2000). Changing Scenes In, from and Outside the Boardroom: UK Corporate Governance in Practice from 1989 to 1999. Corporate Governance, 8(4), 335-346. Abstract.
Pye AJ, Bate SP, Khan R (2000). Culturally. Sensitive Structuring: an Action Research Approach to Organization Development and Design. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 23(4), 445-470.
Pye AJ (2000). The Changing Power of 'Explanations': Corporate Boards and Their Sensemaking from 1989 to 1999. International Conference on Organizational Discourse: Word-views, work-views and world-views.
Pye AJ, Bate SP, Khan R (2000). Towards a Culturally Sensitive APproach to Organization Structuring. Organization Science, 11(2). Abstract.

1998

Pye AJ, Bate SP, Khan R (1998). Towards a culturally sensitive approach to organization structuring: where organization design meets organization development. American Academy of Management Annual Meeting: What Matters Most.

1996

Pye AJ (1996). Extended essay, book review of F Wilson: Organizational Behaviour and Gender. Journal of Management Studies, 33(6), 847-851.
Pye AJ, Marshall J, Milner S (1996). Women, Work and Transformation. Women in Management Review, 11(5), 4-8.

1995

Pye AJ (1995). Strategy Through Dialogue and Doing: a Game of 'Mornington Crescent'?. Management Learning, 26(4), 445-462. Abstract.

1994

Pye AJ (1994). Past, Present and Possibility: an Integrative Appreciation of Learning from Experience. Management Learning, 25(1), 155-173. Abstract.
Pye AJ (1994). Walking and Talking Chester Barnard. International Journal of Public Administration, 17(6), 1157-1174. Abstract.

1993

Pye AJ (1993). "Organizing as Explaining" and the Doing of Managing: an Integrative Appeciation of Processes of Organizing. Journal of Management Inquiry, 2(2), 157-168. Abstract.

1991

Pye AJ, Mangham IL (1991). The Doing of Managing. Oxford, Blackwell.
Pye AJ (1991). The Flower in the Mirror and the Moon on the Water. In Silver M (Ed) Competent to Manage, London: Routledge, 101-117.

1988

Pye AJ (1988). Management Competence in the Public Sector. Public Money and Management, 8(3), 58-67.
Pye AJ (1988). Management Training: Acts of Faith, Scenes of Competence. Journal of General Management, 13(4). Abstract.

External positions

  • Editorial Board member of Organization Studies
  • Editorial Board member of Leadership
  • Guest Editor of Human Relations (Jan 2012) Special Issue on Sensemaking, organizing and storytelling.
  • Member of the ESRC’s Review College
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Chartered Management Institute
  • Annie also contributes to contemporary City of London and government policy forums:  for example, as a panellist for a debate on corporate governance, hosted by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (May 2012); and also contributing to a recent debate on developing the role of women on boards, hosted at the House of Commons.

Professor Pye teaches specialist courses and runs workshops on organizational leadership and governance as well as on network leadership. She has also been Programme Director for the on-line MA in Leadership Studies and the Royal College of General Practitioners certificate programme in leadership studies. This has involved a combination of web-based materials, residential workshops as well as action learning, close to their place of work. She has experience of many years of undergraduate teaching in organization behaviour and leadership, and currently teaches mainly postgraduate / MBA groups as well as giving guest lectures and seminars on leadership, governance and network leadership.

Taught Modules

Modules

2016/17