Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

PhD, dr. merc.

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

Graduating in Economics and Social Studies 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 been studied the creation of organizational form, as an aesthetic and ethical as well as commercial phenomenon. Riffing off this work have been research projects on: the fashion business; craft work; historical cases of entrepreneurship; using art-work in business education; process philosophy; and technology and media studies. I am a long-standing member of the European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS), and was editor of its journal Organization Studies 2013-2017.

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.
  • Robin Holt / Judgment and Strategy, Oxford : Oxford University Press 2018, 278 p.


Publications sorted by:
François-Xavier De Vaujany; Aurélie Leclercq-Vandelannoitte; Iain Munro; Yesh Nama; Robin Holt / Control and Surveillance in Work Practice : Cultivating Paradox in ‘New’ Modes of Organizing.
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 42, No. 5, 5.2021, p. 675-695
Journal article > peer review
Sverre Raffnsøe; Alain Beaulieu; Barbara Cruikshank; Bregham Dalgliesh; Knut Ove Eliassen; Verena Erlenbusch; Alex Feldman; Marius Gudmand-Høyer; Thomas Götselius; Robert Harvey; Robin Holt; Leonard Richard Lawlor; Daniele Lorenzini; Edward McGushin; Hernan Camilo Pulido Martinez; Giovanni Mascaretti; Johanna Oksala; Clare O’Farrell; Rodrigo Castro Orellana; Eva Bendix Petersen; Alan Rosenberg; Annika Skoglund; Dianna Taylor; Martina Tazzioli; Andreas Dahl Jakobsen; Rachel Raffnsøe; Signe Macholm Müller / Editorial
In: Foucault Studies, No. 29, 2021, 3 p., p. i-iii
Christian Garmann Johnsen; Robin Holt / Narrating the Facets of Time in Entrepreneurial Action
In: Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 17.8.2021
Journal article > peer review
Annika Skoglund; Robin Holt / Spatially Organizing Future Genders : An Artistic Intervention in the Creation of a Hir-toilet.
In: Human Relations, Vol. 74, No. 7, 7.2021, p. 1007-1032
Journal article > peer review
Robin Holt / Bolaño Versus Business Strategy
In: Organization 2666: Literary Troubling, Undoing and Refusal. . ed. /Christian De Cock; Damian O’Doherty; Sine N. Just; Christian Huber. Wiesbaden : Springer VS 2020, p. 19-43
Book chapter > peer review
Timon Beyes; Robin Holt; Claus Pias / By Means of Which : Media, Technology, and Organization Studies.
In: The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology, and Organization Studies. ed. /Timon Beyes; Robin Holt; Claus Pias. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020, p. 498-514
Book chapter > peer review
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, Vol. 29, No. 4, 10.2020, p. 450-467
Journal article > peer review
Jean Clarke; Robin Holt / Ethics in Gothic Form : John Ruskin and Ethics of Entrepreneurship.
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Robin Holt / Hannah Arendt and the Raising of Conscience in Business Schools
In: Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 19, No. 4, 12.2020, p. 584-599
Journal article > peer review
Robin Holt / Laocoön, Leadership and Wisdom
In: Leadership and Wisdom: Narrating the Future Responsibly. . ed. /Wendelin Küpers; Matt Statler. New York : Routledge 2020, p. 136-160
Book chapter > peer review
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Outside activities
  • Visiting professor at Nottingham Business School, UK