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Professor Mairi Maclean

Professor Mairi Maclean

Professor of International Management and Organisation Studies

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

Professor Maclean joined the University of Exeter Business School in October 2010 as Professor of International Management and Organisation Studies in the Department of Management, as part of the OB & HRM sub-group. She has held previous appointments at UWE, Royal Holloway University of London, Aston University, and the University of Paris IV (Paris-Sorbonne). She holds an MA and PhD from the University of St Andrews, and an MBA from the University of Bath. She currently serves as Director of Research in the Department of Organisation Studies, with responsibility (jointly with Professor Alan Gregory) for coordinating the Business School’s REF submission for Unit of Assessment 19 Business and Management.

Professor Maclean’s research interests include international business elites and elite power, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, management and business history, organizational storytelling, and national business systems – and she has conducted various research projects funded by Reed Charity, the Leverhulme Trust, the ESRC and the Anglo-German Foundation for the Study of Industrial Society.

Professor Maclean’s recent publications include contributions to Organization Studies, Human Relations, Business History, Business History Review, Management Learning, International Small Business Journal, Technovation, the Sociological Review and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. She has written four books, and edited a further four. These include Business Elites and Corporate Governance in France and the UK (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), written with Charles Harvey and Jon Press; and Economic Management and French Business from de Gaulle to Chirac (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).

Professor Maclean has also undertaken numerous academic management roles, including Research Degrees Director (at Bristol Business School), Deputy Dean and MBA Director (Royal Holloway, University of London).

Her recent teaching has been mainly with postgraduate students, teaching People and Organizations to master’s students, Research Methods to doctoral and M Res students, and Governance and Ethics to MBA students. She has supervised five PhD students to successful completion, and is currently supervising a further three.

Nationality: British

Administrative responsibilities

  • Director of Research, Department of Organisation Studies
  • Academic Lead

Qualifications

MA (St Andrews), MBA (Bath), PhD (St Andrews)

Research

Research interests

  • Business Elites and Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy
  • History and Strategy
  • Hilton Research Group
  • Management in Central and Eastern Europe

Research projects

Business Elites and Corporate Governance
Reed Charity and the Leverhulme Trust have funded this project. I am the lead researcher of a four-person team, including Professor Charles Harvey (Newcastle), Professor Gerhard Kling (SOAS), and Professor Robert Chia (Glasgow). The research has required the production of a large-scale elites database and the conduct of numerous interviews with elites. A research monograph was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2006, entitled Business Elites and Corporate Governance in France and the UK. This has been followed by a series of journal articles which take a Bourdieusian perspective on elite power, social networks, storytelling, reflexivity, and capital theory, published in Organization Studies (2014; 2010), Human Relations (2012), Management Learning (2012), the Sociological Review (2008), and Business History (2008; 2007). I am currently writing a research monograph for Oxford University Press entitled Elite Corporate Actors and the Field of Power (2015).

Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy
I am a member of Spoke 1 of the ESRC sponsored Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP) awarded £500K for a five-year project on this topic (2008-2013). Members of Spoke 1 include Professor Eleanor Shaw (Strathclyde), Dr Jillian Gordon (Glasgow) and Professor Charles Harvey (Newcastle). Our first paper, ‘Andrew Carnegie and the Foundations of Contemporary Entrepreneurial Philanthropy’, was published in Business History (2011), followed by two further papers in the International Small Business Journal (2013). Two ‘think pieces’ have also been published in a volume produced by CGAP. I co-organized (with Charles Harvey) a symposium on ‘Contemporary Philanthropy and Social Renewal: Learning from Research and Practice’ in March 2013, held at the Great North Museum, Newcastle, and hosted jointly by CGAP and the Institute for Social Renewal.

History and Strategy
This research project, involving Professor Charles Harvey, Professor John Sillince and Dr Ben Golant (Newcastle), examines how history is ‘carried into’ the present within organizations, what strategic difficulties the on-going force of history creates, and what results can be achieved by better understanding the dynamics of strategic change. Access to P&G was secured and archival research conducted at the P&G HQ in Cincinnati in September 2009. Our first paper, ‘Living up to the Past? Ideological Sensemaking in Organizational Transition’, was presented at the EGOS conference in Gothenburg (2011) and at BAM at Aston (2011), where it won a best paper award. It is now awaiting publication in Organization (2014). A number of additional papers are underway.

Hilton Research Group
Conrad Hilton, the founder of the world’s first global hotel chain, was pioneering in his business methods and management techniques. In this project, based on extensive research on his personal and business papers, we explore the entrepreneurial and organizational foundations of Hilton's many innovations and the ways in which these have impacted the global hotel industry. The project team includes Charles Harvey (Newcastle), Kevin O’Gorman and Andrew MacLaren (Heriot-Watt). Two field trips to the Hilton Archives located in Austin, Texas, were undertaken by three members of the research team. A dataset of materials has been assembled. We presented our first paper, ‘Conrad Hilton: Personal Ethics and the Pursuit of Competitive Advantage’ at the Management History Research Group conference at Edinburgh University (2011). A monograph entitled Conrad Hilton: Lessons in Business Excellence from the Global Hotels Pioneer is in preparation, for which we have a contract with Goodfellow Publishers.

Management in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe
The focus of this project is on the challenges to management in the emergent economies of Central and Eastern Europe resulting from privatisation and liberalisation. The research questions the applicability of linear Western conceptions of organizational change to transitional realities. The research includes the study of a joint venture in the Serbian brewery industry, published in Human Relations (2007), coauthored with Dr Graham Hollinshead, Hertfordshire. Two book chapters on the interplay of power and politics at the joint venture, and the development of the brewery industry, have also been published in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Maclean M, Harvey C, Chia R (2012). Reflexive practice and the making of elite business careers. Management Learning, 43(4), 385-404. Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Chia R (2012). Sensemaking, storytelling and the legitimization of elite business careers. Human Relations, 65(1), 17-40. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey C, Maclean M, Gordon J, Shaw E (2011). Andrew Carnegie and the foundations of contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. Business History, 53(3), 424-448. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey C, Press J, Maclean M (2011). William Morris, cultural leadership and the dynamics of taste. Business History Review, 85(2), 245-271. Abstract.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Chia R (2010). Dominant corporate agents and the power elite in France and Britain. Organization Studies, 31(3), 327-348. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey C, Maclean M (2008). Capital theory and the dynamics of elite business networks in Britain and France. Sociological Review, 56(s.1), 105-120. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by category


Books

Maclean M, Szarka J (2008). France on the World Stage: Nation State Strategies in the Global era. Basingstoke Hampshire, Palgrave MacMillan. Abstract.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Press J (2006). Business Elites and Corporate Governance in France and the UK. Basingstoke Hampshire, Palgrave MacMillan. Abstract.
Maclean M (2003). Michel Tournier: Exploring Human Relations. Bristol, Bristol Academic Press. Abstract.
Maclean M (2002). Economic Management and French Business from de Gaulle to Chirac. Basingstoke, Hampshire, Palgrave MacMillan. Abstract.
Maclean M, Trouille J-M (2001). France, Germany, and Britain: Partners in a Changing World. Basingstoke Hampshire, Palgrave MacMillan.
Maclean M (1998). The Mitterrand Years: Legacy and Evaluation. Basingstoke Hampshire, Macmillan.
Maclean M, Howorth J (1992). Europeans on Europe: Transnational Visions of a New Continent. Basingstoke Hampshire, Macmillan.
Maclean M (1991). French Enterprise and the Challenge of the British Water Industry. Aldershot Hampshire, Ashgate.

Journal articles

Stringfellow LJ, Shaw E, Maclean M (2014). Apostasy versus legitimacy: Relational dynamics and routes to resource acquisition in entrepreneurial ventures. International Small Business Journal Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Sillince JAA, Golant BD (2014). Living up to the past? Ideological sensemaking in organizational transition. Organization: the critical journal of organization, theory and society, 21(4), 543-567. Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean, M, Harvey, C, Kling, G (2014). Pathways to power: Class, hyper-agency and the French corporate elite. Organization Studies, 35(6), 825-855. Abstract.  Full text.
Golant BD, Sillince JAA, Harvey C, Maclean M (2014). Rhetoric of stability and change: the organizational identity work of institutional leadership. Human Relations, 67 Abstract.
Sarpong D, Maclean M (2014). Unpacking strategic foresight: a practice approach. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 30(1), 16-26. Author URL.
Stringfellow L, Maclean M (2014). ‘Space of possibles’? Legitimacy, industry maturity and organizational foresight. International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 171-183. Abstract.
Sarpong D, Maclean M, Davies C (2013). A matter of foresight: How practices enable (or impede) organizational foresightfulness. European Management Journal, 31(6), 613-625. Abstract.
Sarpong, D, Maclean, M, Davies, C (2013). A matter of foresight: How practices enable (or impede) organizational foresightfulness. European Management Journal, 613-625. Abstract.
Nayak A, Maclean M (2013). Co-evolution, opportunity seeking and institutional change: Entrepreneurship and the Indian telecommunications industry 1923-2009. Business History, 55(1), 29-52. Abstract.  Full text.
Stringfellow, L, MacLaren, A, Maclean, M, O'Gorman, K (2013). Conceptualizing taste: Food, culture and celebrities. Tourism Management, 37(August), 77-85. Abstract.  Full text.
Shaw E, Gordon J, Harvey C, Maclean M (2013). Exploring contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. International Small Business Journal, 31(5), 580-599. Abstract.
Sarpong D, Maclean M, Alexander E (2013). Organizing strategic foresight: a contextual practice of ‘way finding’. Futures: the journal of policy, planning and futures studies, 53, 33-41. Abstract.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Gordon J (2013). Social innovation, social entrepreneurship and the practice of contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. International Small Business Journal, 31(7), 747-763. Abstract.  Full text.
Sarpong D, Maclean M (2012). Mobilising differential visions for new product innovation. Technovation, 32(12), 694-702. Abstract.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Chia R (2012). Reflexive practice and the making of elite business careers. Management Learning, 43(4), 385-404. Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Chia R (2012). Sensemaking, storytelling and the legitimization of elite business careers. Human Relations, 65(1), 17-40. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey C, Maclean M, Gordon J, Shaw E (2011). Andrew Carnegie and the foundations of contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. Business History, 53(3), 424-448. Abstract.  Full text.
Sarpong D, Maclean M (2011). Scenario thinking: a practice-based approach for the identification of opportunities for innovation. FUTURES, 43(10), 1154-1163. Author URL.
Harvey C, Press J, Maclean M (2011). William Morris, cultural leadership and the dynamics of taste. Business History Review, 85(2), 245-271. Abstract.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Chia R (2010). Dominant corporate agents and the power elite in France and Britain. Organization Studies, 31(3), 327-348. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey C, Maclean M (2008). Capital theory and the dynamics of elite business networks in Britain and France. Sociological Review, 56(s.1), 105-120. Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean M (2008). New rules - old games? Social capital and privatisation in France, 1986-1998. Business History, 50(6), 795-810. Abstract.  Full text.
Nayak A, Maclean M, Harvey CE, Chia R (2007). Entrepreneurship, corporate governance and Indian business elites. International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 1(1/2), 6-27.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Press J (2007). Managerialism and the postwar evolution of the French national business system. Business History, 49(4), 531-551. Abstract.
Hollinshead G, Maclean M (2007). Transition and organizational dissonance in Serbia. Human Relations, 60(10), 1151-1574. Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean M, Tournier M (2004). Michel Tournier, past and present: an interview with the author. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 40(3), 314-328.
Maclean M, Howard J, Hollinshead G (2003). Corporate governance and the former East Germany: the role of the Treuhandanstalt in moulding the new German economy. Journal of East European Management Studies, 8(3), 293-318.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Press J (2001). Elites, ownership and the internationalisation of French business. Modern and Contemporary France, 9(3), 313-325. Abstract.
Harvey C, Hayward T, Maclean M (2001). From knowledge dependence to knowledge creation: Industrial growth and the technological advance of the Japanese electronics industry. Journal of Industrial History, 4(2), 1-23.
Harvey C, Hayward T, Maclean M (2001). Good luck or fine judgement? the growth and development of the Japanese electronics industry, 1945-95. Asia Pacific Business Review, 8(1), 102-126. Abstract.
Maclean M (1999). Corporate governance in France and the UK: Long-term perspectives on contemporary institutional arrangements. Business History, 41(1), 88-+. Abstract.
Maclean M (1999). Towards a European model?. A comparative evaluation of recent corporate governance initiatives in France and the UK. Journal of European Area Studies, 7(2), 227-245.
Maclean M (1997). Privatisation, dirigisme and the global economy: an end to French exceptionalism?. Modern and Contemporary France, 5(2), 215-228.
Maclean M (1995). Privatisation in France 1993-94: New departures or a case of plus ça change?. West European Politics, 18(2), 273-290. Abstract.
Maclean M (1994). France, Europe and GATT: Realpolitik oblige?. Journal of Area Studies, 5(1), 175-189.
Maclean M (1993). Dirty dealing: Business and scandal in contemporary France. Modern and Contemporary France, 1(2), 161-170.
Maclean M (1993). French competitiveness and Europe: Fit for the fight?. Contemporary French Civilization, 17(1), 18-36.
Maclean M (1993). Le "mercredi noir" et le dilemme britannique du système du taux de change: Coopération européenne ou splendide isolement?. Relations Internationales et Stratégiques, 11, 151-164.
Maclean M (1989). Privatisation and people's capitalism in France: Old habits in new guises?. Contemporary French Civilization, 13(1), 1-18.
Maclean M (1988). Michel Tournier as misogynist (or not?): an assessment of the author's view of femininity. Modern Language Review, 83(2), 322-331.
Maclean M (1987). Human relations in the novels of Tournier: Polarity and transcendence. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 23(3), 241-252.
Maclean M (1987). The future of privatisation in France: a crisis of confidence. Modern and Contemporary France, 31(October), 1-9.
Maclean KM (1987). Une clé pour Michel Tournier: La transcendance de la polarité binaire et l’accession à un domaine supérieur. Degré Second, 11, 51-58.

Chapters

Hollinshead, G, Maclean, M (2013). Reaching Distant Parts? the Internationalization of Brewing and Local Organizational Embeddedness. In Dörrenbächer, C, Gammelgaard, J (Eds.) The Global Brewery Industry: Markets, Strategies and Rivalries, Edward Elgar.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Gordon J, Shaw E (2012). 'World-making' and major philanthropy. In Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (Ed) Will our philanthropy give us a better society?, London: Alliance Publishing Trust, 26-30.  Abstract.  Full text.
Shaw E, Gordon J, Harvey C, Maclean M (2012). The future of philanthropy: the role of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial philanthropy. In Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (Ed) Will our philanthropy give us a better society?, London: Alliance Publishing Trust, 86-90.  Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean M, Hollinshead G (2011). Contesting social space in the Balkan region: the social dimensions of a 'red' joint venture. In Geppert M, Doerrenbaecher C (Eds.) Power and Politics in the Multinational Corporation: the Role of Institutions, Interests and Identities, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 380-411.
Maclean M (2011). Tournier and his intellectual milieu: Narratives of modernity. In Milne L, Orr M, Gascoigne D (Eds.) Narratives of French Modernity: Themes, Forms and Metamorphoses, Oxford: Peter Lang, 175-190.
Harvey C, Maclean M (2010). Transnational boards and governance regimes in Britain and France. In Djelic M-L, Quack S (Eds.) Transnational Communities: Shaping Global Economic Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 107-129.
Nayak A, Maclean M, Harvey C, Chia R (2009). Entrepreneurship, corporate governance and Indian business elites. In Singh P, Verma S (Eds.) Organizing and Managing in the Era of Globalization, New Delhi: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd, 232-258.  Abstract.
Maclean M (2008). French corporate governance in a globilising world: a changing business model?. In Maclean M, Szarka J (Eds.) France on the world stage: nation state strategies in the global era, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan, 144-161.  Abstract.
Maclean M, Harvey C (2008). The continuing diversity of corporate governance regimes: France and Britain compared. In Strange R, Jackson G (Eds.) Corporate governance and international business: strategy, performance and institutional change, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 208-225.  Abstract.
Maclean M, Harvey C (2008). Women on corporate boards of directors: the French perspective. In Vinnicombe S, Singh V, Burke R, Bilmoria D, Huse M (Eds.) Women on corporate boards of directors, Cheltemham: Edward Elgar, 47-56.
Maclean M (2007). Women directors in France and the UK: Health at the helm. In Conference WIFO, Allison M, Rocheron Y (Eds.) The resilient female body, Peter Lang Publishing, 67-86.  Abstract.
Maclean M (2006). The interventionist state: Demise or transformation?. In Raymond G, Cole A (Eds.) Redefining the French Republic, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 134-155.
Maclean M (2004). A Renault in London. In Mayne R, Johnson D, Tombs R (Eds.) Cross Channel Currents: 100 Years of the Entente Cordiale, London: Routledge, 256-258.
Maclean M (2001). Corporate governance and management cultures in France, Germany and the UK: Convergence or conflict?. In Maclean M, Trouille J-M (Eds.) France and Germany: Partners in a Changing World, Basingstoke Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 53-69.
Maclean M (2000). Elites in France: Reflections on the continued exercise of power. In Wright S, Hantrais L (Eds.) Language, Politics and Society, Birmingham: Multilingual Matters, 40-55.
Maclean M (2000). Harmonisation or cultural specificity? Corporate governance in France and Britain. In Jourdan D, Desportes Y (Eds.) Económica y Desarrollo Empresarial: Europa y América Latina, Paris France: Editions ESKA, 49-64.
Maclean M (1999). Corporate governance in the Fifth Republic: Rhetoric and reality. In Allison M, Heathcote O (Eds.) Forty years of the Fifth French Republic, Bern: Peter Lang, 273-289.  Abstract.
Maclean M (1997). The business community and the elections. In Gaffney J, Milne L (Eds.) French presidentialism and the election of 1995, Aldershot Hampshire: Dartmouth Pub Co, 165-180.  Abstract.
Maclean M (1993). French business prepares for 1992. In Wadia K, Williams S (Eds.) France and Europe, Wolverhampton: ASMCF, 114-125.
Maclean M (1992). The unfinished chrysalis: Market forces and protectionist reflexes in France. In Maclean M, Howorth J (Eds.) Europeans on Europe: Transnational Visions of a New Continent, Basingstoke Hampshire: MacMillan, 21-39.
Maclean M (1987). Gender and Identity in Modern France: Normality and Reality. In Bridgford J (Ed) France: Image and Identity, Newcastle upon Tyne: ASMCF, 220-233.

Conferences

Maclean M, Szarka J (2008). Globalisation and the Nation State: Conceptual Lenses on French Ambitions in a Changing World Order. Conference on France on the World Stage.

Publications by year


2014

Stringfellow LJ, Shaw E, Maclean M (2014). Apostasy versus legitimacy: Relational dynamics and routes to resource acquisition in entrepreneurial ventures. International Small Business Journal Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Sillince JAA, Golant BD (2014). Living up to the past? Ideological sensemaking in organizational transition. Organization: the critical journal of organization, theory and society, 21(4), 543-567. Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean, M, Harvey, C, Kling, G (2014). Pathways to power: Class, hyper-agency and the French corporate elite. Organization Studies, 35(6), 825-855. Abstract.  Full text.
Golant BD, Sillince JAA, Harvey C, Maclean M (2014). Rhetoric of stability and change: the organizational identity work of institutional leadership. Human Relations, 67 Abstract.
Sarpong D, Maclean M (2014). Unpacking strategic foresight: a practice approach. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 30(1), 16-26. Author URL.
Stringfellow L, Maclean M (2014). ‘Space of possibles’? Legitimacy, industry maturity and organizational foresight. International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 171-183. Abstract.

2013

Sarpong D, Maclean M, Davies C (2013). A matter of foresight: How practices enable (or impede) organizational foresightfulness. European Management Journal, 31(6), 613-625. Abstract.
Sarpong, D, Maclean, M, Davies, C (2013). A matter of foresight: How practices enable (or impede) organizational foresightfulness. European Management Journal, 613-625. Abstract.
Nayak A, Maclean M (2013). Co-evolution, opportunity seeking and institutional change: Entrepreneurship and the Indian telecommunications industry 1923-2009. Business History, 55(1), 29-52. Abstract.  Full text.
Stringfellow, L, MacLaren, A, Maclean, M, O'Gorman, K (2013). Conceptualizing taste: Food, culture and celebrities. Tourism Management, 37(August), 77-85. Abstract.  Full text.
Shaw E, Gordon J, Harvey C, Maclean M (2013). Exploring contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. International Small Business Journal, 31(5), 580-599. Abstract.
Sarpong D, Maclean M, Alexander E (2013). Organizing strategic foresight: a contextual practice of ‘way finding’. Futures: the journal of policy, planning and futures studies, 53, 33-41. Abstract.
Hollinshead, G, Maclean, M (2013). Reaching Distant Parts? the Internationalization of Brewing and Local Organizational Embeddedness. In Dörrenbächer, C, Gammelgaard, J (Eds.) The Global Brewery Industry: Markets, Strategies and Rivalries, Edward Elgar.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Gordon J (2013). Social innovation, social entrepreneurship and the practice of contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. International Small Business Journal, 31(7), 747-763. Abstract.  Full text.

2012

Maclean M, Harvey C, Gordon J, Shaw E (2012). 'World-making' and major philanthropy. In Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (Ed) Will our philanthropy give us a better society?, London: Alliance Publishing Trust, 26-30.  Abstract.  Full text.
Sarpong D, Maclean M (2012). Mobilising differential visions for new product innovation. Technovation, 32(12), 694-702. Abstract.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Chia R (2012). Reflexive practice and the making of elite business careers. Management Learning, 43(4), 385-404. Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Chia R (2012). Sensemaking, storytelling and the legitimization of elite business careers. Human Relations, 65(1), 17-40. Abstract.  Full text.
Shaw E, Gordon J, Harvey C, Maclean M (2012). The future of philanthropy: the role of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial philanthropy. In Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (Ed) Will our philanthropy give us a better society?, London: Alliance Publishing Trust, 86-90.  Abstract.  Full text.

2011

Harvey C, Maclean M, Gordon J, Shaw E (2011). Andrew Carnegie and the foundations of contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. Business History, 53(3), 424-448. Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean M, Hollinshead G (2011). Contesting social space in the Balkan region: the social dimensions of a 'red' joint venture. In Geppert M, Doerrenbaecher C (Eds.) Power and Politics in the Multinational Corporation: the Role of Institutions, Interests and Identities, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 380-411.
Sarpong D, Maclean M (2011). Scenario thinking: a practice-based approach for the identification of opportunities for innovation. FUTURES, 43(10), 1154-1163. Author URL.
Maclean M (2011). Tournier and his intellectual milieu: Narratives of modernity. In Milne L, Orr M, Gascoigne D (Eds.) Narratives of French Modernity: Themes, Forms and Metamorphoses, Oxford: Peter Lang, 175-190.
Harvey C, Press J, Maclean M (2011). William Morris, cultural leadership and the dynamics of taste. Business History Review, 85(2), 245-271. Abstract.

2010

Maclean M, Harvey C, Chia R (2010). Dominant corporate agents and the power elite in France and Britain. Organization Studies, 31(3), 327-348. Abstract.  Full text.
Harvey C, Maclean M (2010). Transnational boards and governance regimes in Britain and France. In Djelic M-L, Quack S (Eds.) Transnational Communities: Shaping Global Economic Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 107-129.

2009

Nayak A, Maclean M, Harvey C, Chia R (2009). Entrepreneurship, corporate governance and Indian business elites. In Singh P, Verma S (Eds.) Organizing and Managing in the Era of Globalization, New Delhi: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd, 232-258.  Abstract.

2008

Harvey C, Maclean M (2008). Capital theory and the dynamics of elite business networks in Britain and France. Sociological Review, 56(s.1), 105-120. Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean M, Szarka J (2008). France on the World Stage: Nation State Strategies in the Global era. Basingstoke Hampshire, Palgrave MacMillan. Abstract.
Maclean M (2008). French corporate governance in a globilising world: a changing business model?. In Maclean M, Szarka J (Eds.) France on the world stage: nation state strategies in the global era, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan, 144-161.  Abstract.
Maclean M, Szarka J (2008). Globalisation and the Nation State: Conceptual Lenses on French Ambitions in a Changing World Order. Conference on France on the World Stage.
Maclean M (2008). New rules - old games? Social capital and privatisation in France, 1986-1998. Business History, 50(6), 795-810. Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean M, Harvey C (2008). The continuing diversity of corporate governance regimes: France and Britain compared. In Strange R, Jackson G (Eds.) Corporate governance and international business: strategy, performance and institutional change, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 208-225.  Abstract.
Maclean M, Harvey C (2008). Women on corporate boards of directors: the French perspective. In Vinnicombe S, Singh V, Burke R, Bilmoria D, Huse M (Eds.) Women on corporate boards of directors, Cheltemham: Edward Elgar, 47-56.

2007

Nayak A, Maclean M, Harvey CE, Chia R (2007). Entrepreneurship, corporate governance and Indian business elites. International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 1(1/2), 6-27.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Press J (2007). Managerialism and the postwar evolution of the French national business system. Business History, 49(4), 531-551. Abstract.
Hollinshead G, Maclean M (2007). Transition and organizational dissonance in Serbia. Human Relations, 60(10), 1151-1574. Abstract.  Full text.
Maclean M (2007). Women directors in France and the UK: Health at the helm. In Conference WIFO, Allison M, Rocheron Y (Eds.) The resilient female body, Peter Lang Publishing, 67-86.  Abstract.

2006

Maclean M, Harvey C, Press J (2006). Business Elites and Corporate Governance in France and the UK. Basingstoke Hampshire, Palgrave MacMillan. Abstract.
Maclean M (2006). The interventionist state: Demise or transformation?. In Raymond G, Cole A (Eds.) Redefining the French Republic, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 134-155.

2004

Maclean M (2004). A Renault in London. In Mayne R, Johnson D, Tombs R (Eds.) Cross Channel Currents: 100 Years of the Entente Cordiale, London: Routledge, 256-258.
Maclean M, Tournier M (2004). Michel Tournier, past and present: an interview with the author. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 40(3), 314-328.

2003

Maclean M, Howard J, Hollinshead G (2003). Corporate governance and the former East Germany: the role of the Treuhandanstalt in moulding the new German economy. Journal of East European Management Studies, 8(3), 293-318.
Maclean M (2003). Michel Tournier: Exploring Human Relations. Bristol, Bristol Academic Press. Abstract.

2002

Maclean M (2002). Economic Management and French Business from de Gaulle to Chirac. Basingstoke, Hampshire, Palgrave MacMillan. Abstract.

2001

Maclean M (2001). Corporate governance and management cultures in France, Germany and the UK: Convergence or conflict?. In Maclean M, Trouille J-M (Eds.) France and Germany: Partners in a Changing World, Basingstoke Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 53-69.
Maclean M, Harvey C, Press J (2001). Elites, ownership and the internationalisation of French business. Modern and Contemporary France, 9(3), 313-325. Abstract.
Maclean M, Trouille J-M (2001). France, Germany, and Britain: Partners in a Changing World. Basingstoke Hampshire, Palgrave MacMillan.
Harvey C, Hayward T, Maclean M (2001). From knowledge dependence to knowledge creation: Industrial growth and the technological advance of the Japanese electronics industry. Journal of Industrial History, 4(2), 1-23.
Harvey C, Hayward T, Maclean M (2001). Good luck or fine judgement? the growth and development of the Japanese electronics industry, 1945-95. Asia Pacific Business Review, 8(1), 102-126. Abstract.

2000

Maclean M (2000). Elites in France: Reflections on the continued exercise of power. In Wright S, Hantrais L (Eds.) Language, Politics and Society, Birmingham: Multilingual Matters, 40-55.
Maclean M (2000). Harmonisation or cultural specificity? Corporate governance in France and Britain. In Jourdan D, Desportes Y (Eds.) Económica y Desarrollo Empresarial: Europa y América Latina, Paris France: Editions ESKA, 49-64.

1999

Maclean M (1999). Corporate governance in France and the UK: Long-term perspectives on contemporary institutional arrangements. Business History, 41(1), 88-+. Abstract.
Maclean M (1999). Corporate governance in the Fifth Republic: Rhetoric and reality. In Allison M, Heathcote O (Eds.) Forty years of the Fifth French Republic, Bern: Peter Lang, 273-289.  Abstract.
Maclean M (1999). Towards a European model?. A comparative evaluation of recent corporate governance initiatives in France and the UK. Journal of European Area Studies, 7(2), 227-245.

1998

Maclean M (1998). The Mitterrand Years: Legacy and Evaluation. Basingstoke Hampshire, Macmillan.

1997

Maclean M (1997). Privatisation, dirigisme and the global economy: an end to French exceptionalism?. Modern and Contemporary France, 5(2), 215-228.
Maclean M (1997). The business community and the elections. In Gaffney J, Milne L (Eds.) French presidentialism and the election of 1995, Aldershot Hampshire: Dartmouth Pub Co, 165-180.  Abstract.

1995

Maclean M (1995). Privatisation in France 1993-94: New departures or a case of plus ça change?. West European Politics, 18(2), 273-290. Abstract.

1994

Maclean M (1994). France, Europe and GATT: Realpolitik oblige?. Journal of Area Studies, 5(1), 175-189.

1993

Maclean M (1993). Dirty dealing: Business and scandal in contemporary France. Modern and Contemporary France, 1(2), 161-170.
Maclean M (1993). French business prepares for 1992. In Wadia K, Williams S (Eds.) France and Europe, Wolverhampton: ASMCF, 114-125.
Maclean M (1993). French competitiveness and Europe: Fit for the fight?. Contemporary French Civilization, 17(1), 18-36.
Maclean M (1993). Le "mercredi noir" et le dilemme britannique du système du taux de change: Coopération européenne ou splendide isolement?. Relations Internationales et Stratégiques, 11, 151-164.

1992

Maclean M, Howorth J (1992). Europeans on Europe: Transnational Visions of a New Continent. Basingstoke Hampshire, Macmillan.
Maclean M (1992). The unfinished chrysalis: Market forces and protectionist reflexes in France. In Maclean M, Howorth J (Eds.) Europeans on Europe: Transnational Visions of a New Continent, Basingstoke Hampshire: MacMillan, 21-39.

1991

Maclean M (1991). French Enterprise and the Challenge of the British Water Industry. Aldershot Hampshire, Ashgate.

1989

Maclean M (1989). Privatisation and people's capitalism in France: Old habits in new guises?. Contemporary French Civilization, 13(1), 1-18.

1988

Maclean M (1988). Michel Tournier as misogynist (or not?): an assessment of the author's view of femininity. Modern Language Review, 83(2), 322-331.

1987

Maclean M (1987). Gender and Identity in Modern France: Normality and Reality. In Bridgford J (Ed) France: Image and Identity, Newcastle upon Tyne: ASMCF, 220-233.
Maclean M (1987). Human relations in the novels of Tournier: Polarity and transcendence. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 23(3), 241-252.
Maclean M (1987). The future of privatisation in France: a crisis of confidence. Modern and Contemporary France, 31(October), 1-9.
Maclean KM (1987). Une clé pour Michel Tournier: La transcendance de la polarité binaire et l’accession à un domaine supérieur. Degré Second, 11, 51-58.

Conferences and invited presentations

  • Invited speaker, workshop on 'Elites in an egalitarian society', Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales / Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, October 2010.
  • Invited speaker at University of Hertfordshire, 'Dominant Corporate Agents and the Power Elite in Britain and France', Research Centre in European Business, Hertfordshire Business School, February 2010.
  • Invited speaker at inaugural ESRC seminar on Studying Elites, 'Reflexivity and the British Business Elite', University of Manchester, April 2009.

External positions

Mairi Maclean is part of Spoke 1 of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP). Based at Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Spoke 1 is focusing on the history and emergence of entrepreneurial philanthropy, taking an international perspective, and exploring its challenges and appeal for new generations of philanthropists.

Professor Maclean’s teaching interests lie in the areas of governance, research methods, international management, comparative organisation studies, power and elites, and international business history.

Modules taught

In addition to those below, Professor Maclean also contributes to the International Summer School module on International Management (ISSM004) and is module leader of the MBA module Governance and Ethics (BEMM717)

Modules

2016/17

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