Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy


Room: POR/18.B-3.134a
E-mail: rh.mpp@cbs.dk

Graduating in Economics from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in Political Theory from the London School of Economics - the two split by a brief foray into commercial law - I have enjoyed a serpentine academic career in Departments of Politics, Philosophy and Business and Management. Throughout I have investigated the condition of value and evaluation, latterly from the perspective of making and trading goods and services. Currently I am working on a book on Judgment as well as a polemical essay: The poverty of strategy. Riffing off this work are projects on: the fashion business and craft work; historical cases of entrepreneurship; using art-work in business education; process philosophy; and ethics and technology. I am a long-standing member of the European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) and am currently co-editor of the community’s journal, Organization Studies.

Primary research areas
  • Strategy and organization
  • Ethics and aesthetics
  • Entrepreneurial activity
  • Craft-based production
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Selected publications
  • Robert Chia and Robin Holt (2009) Strategy Without Design. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Holt, R. and Zundel, M (2014) ‘Understanding management, trade and society through fiction: Lessons from The Wire’, Academy of Management Review, 39: 576-585 (review).
  • Helin, J., Hernes, T., Hjorth, D., Holt, R (eds). (2014) Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies. Oxford University Press.


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Robin Holt; Yutaka Yamauchi / Craft, Design and Nostalgia in Modern Japan : The Case of Sushi.
In: The Organization of Craft Work: Identities, Meanings, and Materiality. . ed. /Emma Bell; Gianluigi Mangia; Scott Taylor; Maria Laura Toraldo. New York : Routledge 2019, p. 20-40 (Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society)
Book chapter > peer review
Robin Holt / Strategy and the Forming of Self
Doctoral thesis > peer review
Robin Holt / Judgment and Strategy
Oxford : Oxford University Press 2018, 278 p.
Book > peer review
Gail Whiteman; Mike Zundel; Robin Holt / Provoked by Charlie Hebdo : Visual Satire and Management Studies.
In: Academy of Management Review, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2018, p. 530-540
Journal article > peer review
Robin Holt; Mike Zundel / Using Fiction in Organization and Management Research
In: Unconventional Methodology in Organization and Management Research . ed. /Alan Bryman; David A. Buchanan. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2018, p. 45-63
Book chapter > peer review
Jean Clarke ; Robin Holt / Imagery of Ad-venture : Understanding Entrepreneurial Identity Through Metaphor and Drawing.
In: Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 32, No. 5, 2017, p. 476–497
Journal article > peer review
Annika Skoglund; Robin Holt / Toilet Talk : A Rythmanalysis of All-gender Inclusion.
Paper presented at Diverse Organizing/Organizational Diversity, 2017
Paper > peer review
Robin Holt / Truth and Process Studies
In: The Sage Handbook of Process Organization Studies. ed. /Ann Langley; Hari Tsoukas. London : SAGE Publications 2017, p. 636-644
Book chapter > peer review
Robin Holt; Mike Zundel / What Paradox? : Developing a Process for Organizational Research.
In: The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox. ed. /Wendy Schmidt; Marianne Lewis; Paula Jarzabkowski; Ann Langley. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2017, p. 87-104
Book chapter > peer review
Daniel Hjorth; Robin Holt / It's Entrepreneurship, not Enterprise : Ai Weiwei as Entrepreneur.
In: Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Vol. 5, 6.2016, p. 50–54
Journal article > peer review
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