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'Studying Leadership Ethnographically: Reflections of a first-time ethnographer' (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Sutherland, N. (2015, December). 'Studying Leadership Ethnographically: Reflections of a first-time ethnographer'. Paper presented at International Studying Leadership Capacity Conference

The last two decades have seen an increase in the number of ethnographic writings in Organisation Studies more generally, however, similar developments have not been mirrored within Leadership Studies, where – despite a recent interpretivist ‘shift’... Read More about 'Studying Leadership Ethnographically: Reflections of a first-time ethnographer'.

Using a 'Twist in the Tale' to teach critical leadership studies: Reflections and implications (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Sutherland, N., & Edwards, G. (2014, July). Using a 'Twist in the Tale' to teach critical leadership studies: Reflections and implications. Paper presented at 6th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference

This paper augments recent discussions around teaching Critical Leadership Studies (CLS) by suggesting that tutors should not only consider the content of CLS-centric teaching, but also how the narrative of critical modules impacts on efficacious lea... Read More about Using a 'Twist in the Tale' to teach critical leadership studies: Reflections and implications.

Reflective walking and leadership learning (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Edwards, G., Zundl, M., Turner, A., & Sutherland, N. (2014, July). Reflective walking and leadership learning. Paper presented at 6th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference

This paper takes a relational (e.g. Cunliffe and Eriksen, 2011) and community (e.g. Edwards, 2011) perspective of leadership learning and development as a basis for problematizing the monotheistic and unitary link made between self-development and le... Read More about Reflective walking and leadership learning.

Searching for leadership, democracy and participation (2014)
Thesis
Sutherland, N. (in press). Searching for leadership, democracy and participation. (Thesis). University of Essex. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/820482

In this thesis I will examine how leadership is understood and performed within leaderless organisations. Rather than assuming a stance more readily associated with ‘mainstream’ leadership theory and suggesting that leadership can only happen if ther... Read More about Searching for leadership, democracy and participation.

Review: Direct action, deliberation and diffusion: Collective action after the WTO protests in Seattle (2013)
Journal Article
Sutherland, N. (2013). Review: Direct action, deliberation and diffusion: Collective action after the WTO protests in Seattle. Interface, 5(2), 540-543

In Direct Action, Deliberation and Diffusion: Collective Action after the WTO protests in Seattle, Lesley Wood seeks to examine the micro-level interactions that influenced the diffusion of the cluster of tactics associated with the 1999 World Trade... Read More about Review: Direct action, deliberation and diffusion: Collective action after the WTO protests in Seattle.

Leadership without leaders? (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Sutherland, N. (2013, July). Leadership without leaders?. Paper presented at International Conference in Critical Management Studies

Although there has been growing interest in Organization and Management Studies (OMS) and Critical Management Studies (CMS) in Social Movement Organizations (SMOs) in recent years, there is little research examining the organizational processes of an... Read More about Leadership without leaders?.

Activist ethnography and social movements: Opportunities and potentialities (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Sutherland, N. (2012, August). Activist ethnography and social movements: Opportunities and potentialities. Paper presented at 7th Ethnography Symposium

A criticism recently directed at social movement literature is that movement activists are often disappointed by what they find in social movement theory (Howley, 2008; Plows, 2008; Jasper, 2010; DeFilippis et al, 2010). It fails to address practical... Read More about Activist ethnography and social movements: Opportunities and potentialities.