Dr Oliver Mallett, BSc, MA, PhD
Oliver completed his PhD at the University of Leeds in 2007 where his research explored psychoanalytic approaches to social space. He has subsequently developed these ideas in theoretical and empirical papers on homeworking and employment relationships in small firms. He also spent nearly 10 years working for the UK's Department of Work and Pensions.
His recent research, undertaken as part of an ESRC/SAMS Business and Management Development Fellowship, focuses on follower-centric approaches to leadership, considered as a socially constructed process, and how these relate to personal and social identity within organisations. He is also involved in ongoing research exploring informality and employment relationships in SMEs.
- Followership and follower-centric approaches to leadership
- Employment relationships in small and medium-sized enterprises
- Narrative approaches to theory and research
Journal papers: academic
- Mallett, O. & Wapshott, R. (2012). Informality and employment relationships in small firms: humour, ambiguity and straight-talking. British Journal of Management
- Mallett, O. & Wapshott, R. (2012). Mediating ambiguity: Narrative identity and knowledge workers. Scandinavian Journal of Management 28(1): 16-26.
- Wapshott, R. & Mallett, O. (2012). The spatial implications of homeworking: a Lefebvrian approach to the rewards and challenges of home-based work. Organization 19(1): 63-79.
- Wapshott, R. & Mallett, O. (2012). The unspoken side of mutual adjustment: Understanding intersubjective negotiation in small professional service firms. International Small Business Journal
- Mallett, O. & Wapshott, R. (2011). The challenges of identity work: developing Ricoeurian narrative identity in organisations. Ephemera 11(3): 271-288.
Journal papers: online
- Mallett, O. & Wapshott, R. (2013). Employment relationships and small and medium-sized enterprises: introduction to virtual special issue. International Small Business Journal