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.


Publications sorted by:
François-Xavier De Vaujany; Aurélie Leclercq-Vandelannoitte; Robin Holt / Communities Versus Platforms : The Paradox in the Body of the Collaborative Economy.
In: Journal of Management Inquiry, 28.2.2019
Journal article > peer review
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
Timon Beyes; Robin Holt / Für ein Bestiarium der Organisation : Kafkas Grenzwesen.
In: Kafka: Organisation, Recht und Schrift. . ed. /Günther Ortmann; Marianne Schuller. Weilerswist : Velbrück Wissenschaft 2019, p. 103-124
Book chapter > peer review
Jean Clarke ; Robin Holt / Images of Entrepreneurship : Using Drawing to Explore Entrepreneurial Experience.
In: Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Vol. 11, 6.2019
Journal article > peer review
Lydia Jørgensen; Robin Holt / Organization, Atmosphere, and Digital Technologies : Designing Sensory Order.
In: Organization, Vol. 26, No. 5, 2019, p. 673-695
Journal article > peer review
Carine Farias; Pablo Fernandez; Daniel Hjorth; Robin Holt / Organizational Entrepreneurship, Politics and the Political
In: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Vol. 31, No. 7-8, 2019, 12 p., p. 555–566
Editorial > peer review
Robin Holt / Strategy and the Forming of Self
Doctoral thesis > peer review
Robin Holt; Rasmus Johnsen / Time and Organization Studies
In: Organization Studies, 16.5.2019
Journal article > 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, 7.2018, p. 530-540
Journal article > peer review
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Outside activities
  • Visiting professor at Nottingham Business School, UK