Department of Management, Society and Communication

Associate professor

Room: DH.V.2.30
Eric Guthey

In my research and teaching I leverage my many years of experience at business schools in the United States, Europe, and the Pacific Rim, along with my background in the humanities and cultural history, towards the development of interdisciplinary perspectives on leadership, management, and cultural dynamics in a variety of organizational and social contexts. My current research project brings these interests to bear on the ebb and flow of fashionable leadership concepts, on the delivery of leadership products and services via the leadership industries, and on the connections between these commercial/industrial/professional dynamics and prevailing conceptions of leadership itself.

Primary research areas
  • Leadership
  • Organization studies
  • Leadership development
  • Management


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  • Leadership and Management in Action
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Power, Influence, and Organizational Politics
Selected publications

Eric Guthey and Mette Morsing (2014) "CSR and the Mediated Emergence of Strategic Ambiguity," The Journal of Business Ethics.

Eric Guthey and Brad Jackson (2011) "Cross-Cultural Leadership Revisited," in Alan Bryman, David Collinson, Keith Grint, Brad Jackson, Mary Uhl-Bien, eds., The Sage Handbook of Leadership. London: Sage, 165-178.

Eric Guthey (2004) “New Economy Romanticism, Narratives of Corporate Personhood, and the Antimanagerial Impulse,” in Kenneth Lipartito and David B. Sicilia, eds., Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture. New York: Oxford University Press. 321- 342.

Eric Guthey (2001) “Ted Turner’s Corporate Crossdressing and the Shifting Image of American Business Leadership,” Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History 2/1(March) 111-142.

Publications sorted by:
Allen J. Scott; David M. Rosch; Joanne B. Ciulla; John P. Dugan; Brad Jackson; Stefanie K. Johnson; Cindy Pace; Steve Kempster; Eric Guthey; Susan E. Murphy; Ron E. Riggio; Karen “Kat” Schrier; Wiley “Chip” Souba; Chellie Spiller / Proposals for the Future of Leadership Scholarship : Suggestions in Phronesis.
In: Leadership, Vol. 18, No. 4, 8.2022, p. 563-589
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Eric Guthey; Nicole Capriel Ferry; Robyn Remke / Taking Leadership Fashions Seriously as a Vehicle for Leadership Learning
In: Management Learning, Vol. 53, No. 3, 7.2022, p. 397-416
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Nicole Capriel Ferry; Eric Guthey / Start ‘Em Early : Pastoral Power and the Confessional Culture of Leadership Development in the US University.
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 173, No. 4, 11.2021, p. 723-736
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Eric Guthey; Nicole Ferry / The Cultural and Commercial Production of Leadership
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)
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Nicole Capriel Ferry; Eric Guthey / There is No Lean In for Men
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
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Eric Guthey; Steve Kempster; Robyn Remke / Leadership for What?
In: What’s Wrong with Leadership?: Improving Leadership Research and Practice. . ed. /Ronald E. Riggio. New York : Routledge 2018, p. 279-298 (Leadership: Research and Practice series)
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Eric Guthey; Nicole Ferry / Start’Em Early : Confessional Culture in US Undergraduate Leadership Development.
Abstract from The 17th International Studying Leadership Conference. ISLC 2018, 2018
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Steve Kempster; Eric Guthey; Mary Uhl-Bien / ‘Collaboratory’ as Leadership Development
In: Field Guide to Leadership Development. ed. /Steve Kempster; Arthur F. Turner; Gareth Edwards. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2017, p. 251–272
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Eric Guthey / Don’t Misunderestimate the Donald (Like we did)
In: Television & New Media, Vol. 17, No. 7, 2016, p. 667-670
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Eric Guthey / Romanticism, Antimodernism, and a Pluralistic Perspective on Responsible Leadership
In: Responsible Leadership: Realism and Romanticism. . ed. /Steve Kempster; Brigid Carroll. Abingdon : Routledge 2016, p. 203-214 (Routledge Studies in Leadership Research, No. 4)
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The Baltic Management Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania


Contributing Faculty for Executive MBA, Board Member (2008-2015)

MAD Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark


Leadership Coordinator/Faculty for an Executive Development Program in the Culinary Industries