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Prof Dennis Tourish

Post:Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies (Management)

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UK:01273 873201
International:+44 1273 873201
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Dennis is Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies. He is the editor of the journal Leadership. His main research interests are in ressarch misconduct, the overall state of management research, critical leadership studies, organizations that are cults, and leadership development. He has co-written or co-edited eight books, including ‘Management Studies in Crisis: Fraud, Deception and Meaningless Research', published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. He has published over seventy peer reviewed journal articles on these topics. Dennis has also contributed a chapter on ‘Leadership and cults’ to the SAGE Handbook of Leadership (2011). A paper he published in 2005 has been republished in a SAGE series devoted to ‘Major Works in Leadership: Vol. 4’ (2011). In addition, Dennis has extensive experience of consultancy and executive education with a range of public and private sector organisations. He has been interviewed frequently on radio and television about his research, including on SKY News, BBC News, ITV News, and BBC World News. He regularly speaks at professional conferences. Dennis was an associate editor for Management Communication Quarterly from 2009-2012. 

He is interested in supervising doctoral students in any aspect of leadership or organistion studies.