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Durham University

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Prof Kevin Morrell

Professor of Strategy, PhD Programme Director in the Business School

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Kevin is a Professor of Strategy and Director of the PhD Programme. He is fascinated by a fundamental strategic question: how can corporations, public servants and leaders enhance the public good? His interests branch out to other fields in management such as leadership, corporate social responsibility, and the relationship between management knowledge and practice - the relevance debate.

To provide distinctive answers to this question Kevin draws on his first degree - philosophy and is known internationally as a committed and passionate advocate of drawing on the humanities to understand organizations; for instance as a leading critic of the "evidence-based" approach.

In 2015 Kevin was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship on 'Policing and the Public Good'. There were 35 of these awards across all the Social Sciences and Humanities. .

Mini Biography

Prior to joining Durham, Kevin was previously a Professor of Strategy at Warwick Business School (WBS). He was also a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow (2015-16) and Head of the WBS Strategy and International Business Group.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Critical Management Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Narrative
  • Leadership