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Professor Leroy White

Professor Leroy White

Professor of Management and Head of the Management Department

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

Leroy is as a Professor of Management and Head of the Management Department at the University of Exeter Business School. He is a member of the College Executive Group. His main research interests are strategic partnerships, management practices, social network analysis, leadership behavioural operations and large group decision-making. He has worked with a range of clients, including the Department of Health, local health authorities, health trusts, the BBC and the voluntary sector in both the UK and abroad. He has published over a hundred papers in journals such as The Leadership Quarterly, Journals of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Human Resource Management and European Journal of OR. His funded research work includes ESRC KTP with Barclays Bank, British Academy award for a field experiment in the BBC, and ESRC Capacity Building Cluster on the third sector's impact.

Research interests

Professor White’s research interests involve applying novel techniques to collective leadership, group decision making, management practices and strategic partnerships to investigate their performance and implications. He has a particular interest in using statistical social network analysis, FsQCA , and Sequence Analysis. He has conducted research with many UK and overseas organisations, including the BBC, Barclays, BT, and many government bodies and NGOs. 

Professor White has supervised many PhDs to completion and is interested in supervising students in areas such as collective leadership, leadership with digital innovations, strategic decision-making, and the impact of management practices.

He is a member of ExCL and CSN  within the Business School.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Books

White L, Kunc M, Malpass J, Burger K (2019). Behavioral Operational Research: a Capabilities Approach. Abstract. DOI.
White L, Kunc M, Malpass J, Burger K (2019). Preface.
Kunc M, Malpass J, White L (2016). Behavioral operational research: Theory, methodology and practice. Abstract. DOI.

Journal articles

White L, Lockett A, Currie G, Hayton J (2020). HYBRID CONTEXT, MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE: a CONFIGURATIONAL APPROACH. Journal of Management Studies, NA, NA-NA. Full text. DOI.
White L, Lockett A, Currie G (2020). How does the availability and use of flexible leave influence the employer-employee relationship?. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 59(5), 445-461. Author URL. DOI.
Burger K, White L, Yearworth M (2019). Developing a Smart Operational Research with Hybrid Practice Theories. European Journal of Operational Research Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
White L (2018). A Cook's tour: Towards a framework for measuring the social impact of social purpose organisations. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 268(3), 784-797. Author URL. DOI.
Yearworth M, White L (2018). Spontaneous emergence of Community OR: self-initiating, self-organising problem structuring mediated by social media. European Journal of Operational Research, 809-824. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
White L (2016). Behavioural operational research: Towards a framework for understanding behaviour in OR interventions. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 249(3), 827-841. Author URL. DOI.
White L, Currie G, Lockett A (2016). Pluralized leadership in complex organizations: Exploring the cross network effects between formal and informal leadership relations. LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, 27(2), 280-297. Author URL. DOI.
White L, Burger K, Yearworth M (2016). Understanding behaviour in problem structuring methods interventions with activity theory. European Journal of Operational Research, 249(3), 983-1004. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Wang X, White L, Chen X (2015). Big data research for the knowledge economy: past, present, and future. INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT & DATA SYSTEMS, 115(9). Author URL. DOI.
Wang X, Chan HK, White L (2014). A comprehensive decision support model for the evaluation of eco-designs. JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, 65(6), 917-934. Author URL. DOI.
Ackermann F, Franco LA, Rouwette E, White L (2014). Special issue on problem structuring research and practice. EURO Journal on Decision Processes, 2(3-4), 165-172. DOI.
White L, Currie G, Lockett A (2014). The enactment of plural leadership in a health and social care network: the influence of institutional context. LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, 25(4), 730-745. Author URL. DOI.
Yearworth M, White L (2014). The non-codified use of problem structuring methods and the need for a generic constitutive definition. European Journal of Operational Research, 237(3), 932-945. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Yearworth M, White L (2013). The uses of qualitative data in multimethodology: Developing causal loop diagrams during the coding process. European Journal of Operational Research, 231(1), 151-161. Abstract. DOI.
Currie G, White L (2012). Inter-professional Barriers and Knowledge Brokering in an Organizational Context: the Case of Healthcare. ORGANIZATION STUDIES, 33(10), 1333-1361. Author URL. DOI.
White L, Smith H, Currie C (2011). OR in developing countries: a review. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 208(1), 1-11. Author URL. DOI.
Mingers J, White L (2010). A review of the recent contribution of systems thinking to operational research and management science. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 207(3), 1147-1161. Author URL. DOI.
White L (2009). Challenge of Research Ethics Committees to the nature of operations research. OMEGA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 37(6), 1083-1088. Author URL. DOI.

Chapters

White L (2019). Conjoined capability, collective behavior and collaborative action: What's the connection?. In  (Ed) Behavioral Operational Research: a Capabilities Approach, 299-319. DOI.
White L, Kunc M, Malpass J, Burger K (2019). Future directions. In  (Ed) Behavioral Operational Research: a Capabilities Approach, 361-367. DOI.
Yearworth M, White L (2017). Demystifying facilitation: a new approach to investigating the role of facilitation in group decision support processes. In  (Ed) , 69-86.  Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
White L (2016). Behavior beyond the model. In  (Ed) Behavioral Operational Research: Theory, Methodology and Practice, 65-84.  Abstract. DOI.
White L, Burger K, Yearworth M (2016). Big Data and Behavior in Operational Research: Towards a “Smart OR”. In Kunc M, Malpass J, White L (Eds.) Behavioral Operational Research Theory, Methodology and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, 177-193.  Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
White L, Burger K, Yearworth M (2016). Smart cities:big data and behavioral operational research. In Kunc M, Malpass J, White L (Eds.) Behavioral Operational Research Theory, Methodology and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, 303-318.  Abstract. DOI.

Publications by year


2020

White L, Lockett A, Currie G, Hayton J (2020). HYBRID CONTEXT, MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE: a CONFIGURATIONAL APPROACH. Journal of Management Studies, NA, NA-NA. Full text. DOI.
White L, Lockett A, Currie G (2020). How does the availability and use of flexible leave influence the employer-employee relationship?. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 59(5), 445-461. Author URL. DOI.

2019

White L, Kunc M, Malpass J, Burger K (2019). Behavioral Operational Research: a Capabilities Approach. Abstract. DOI.
White L (2019). Conjoined capability, collective behavior and collaborative action: What's the connection?. In  (Ed) Behavioral Operational Research: a Capabilities Approach, 299-319. DOI.
Burger K, White L, Yearworth M (2019). Developing a Smart Operational Research with Hybrid Practice Theories. European Journal of Operational Research Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
White L, Kunc M, Malpass J, Burger K (2019). Future directions. In  (Ed) Behavioral Operational Research: a Capabilities Approach, 361-367. DOI.
White L, Kunc M, Malpass J, Burger K (2019). Preface.

2018

White L (2018). A Cook's tour: Towards a framework for measuring the social impact of social purpose organisations. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 268(3), 784-797. Author URL. DOI.
Yearworth M, White L (2018). Spontaneous emergence of Community OR: self-initiating, self-organising problem structuring mediated by social media. European Journal of Operational Research, 809-824. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2017

Yearworth M, White L (2017). Demystifying facilitation: a new approach to investigating the role of facilitation in group decision support processes. In  (Ed) , 69-86.  Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2016

White L (2016). Behavior beyond the model. In  (Ed) Behavioral Operational Research: Theory, Methodology and Practice, 65-84.  Abstract. DOI.
Kunc M, Malpass J, White L (2016). Behavioral operational research: Theory, methodology and practice. Abstract. DOI.
White L (2016). Behavioural operational research: Towards a framework for understanding behaviour in OR interventions. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 249(3), 827-841. Author URL. DOI.
White L, Burger K, Yearworth M (2016). Big Data and Behavior in Operational Research: Towards a “Smart OR”. In Kunc M, Malpass J, White L (Eds.) Behavioral Operational Research Theory, Methodology and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, 177-193.  Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
White L, Currie G, Lockett A (2016). Pluralized leadership in complex organizations: Exploring the cross network effects between formal and informal leadership relations. LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, 27(2), 280-297. Author URL. DOI.
White L, Burger K, Yearworth M (2016). Smart cities:big data and behavioral operational research. In Kunc M, Malpass J, White L (Eds.) Behavioral Operational Research Theory, Methodology and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, 303-318.  Abstract. DOI.
White L, Burger K, Yearworth M (2016). Understanding behaviour in problem structuring methods interventions with activity theory. European Journal of Operational Research, 249(3), 983-1004. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2015

Wang X, White L, Chen X (2015). Big data research for the knowledge economy: past, present, and future. INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT & DATA SYSTEMS, 115(9). Author URL. DOI.

2014

Wang X, Chan HK, White L (2014). A comprehensive decision support model for the evaluation of eco-designs. JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, 65(6), 917-934. Author URL. DOI.
Ackermann F, Franco LA, Rouwette E, White L (2014). Special issue on problem structuring research and practice. EURO Journal on Decision Processes, 2(3-4), 165-172. DOI.
White L, Currie G, Lockett A (2014). The enactment of plural leadership in a health and social care network: the influence of institutional context. LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, 25(4), 730-745. Author URL. DOI.
Yearworth M, White L (2014). The non-codified use of problem structuring methods and the need for a generic constitutive definition. European Journal of Operational Research, 237(3), 932-945. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2013

Yearworth M, White L (2013). The uses of qualitative data in multimethodology: Developing causal loop diagrams during the coding process. European Journal of Operational Research, 231(1), 151-161. Abstract. DOI.

2012

Currie G, White L (2012). Inter-professional Barriers and Knowledge Brokering in an Organizational Context: the Case of Healthcare. ORGANIZATION STUDIES, 33(10), 1333-1361. Author URL. DOI.

2011

White L, Smith H, Currie C (2011). OR in developing countries: a review. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 208(1), 1-11. Author URL. DOI.

2010

Mingers J, White L (2010). A review of the recent contribution of systems thinking to operational research and management science. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 207(3), 1147-1161. Author URL. DOI.

2009

White L (2009). Challenge of Research Ethics Committees to the nature of operations research. OMEGA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 37(6), 1083-1088. Author URL. DOI.

In the past I have taught:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Innovation Analytics and Leadership 
  • Digital Innovation and Health Care Management