I am the Programme Leader for Sheffield Business School's Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) and co-lead for the pan-university Centre for Voluntary Sector Research (CVSR). My current teaching and research activities focus on two areas: research philosophy and methodology, and; organisation theory and the pervasive issues of management control, structure, power and decision-making. I tend to approach such issues from a Critical Management Studies perspective in order to explore and present alternative understandings of organisations and organising and my research is primarily located within a non-profit context. I am a reviewer for Management Learning; Organizational Research Methods; Non-profit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly; Voluntary Sector Review, Human Relations and Public Administration, an editorial board member for Voluntary Sector Review and Research-to-Practice Editor for Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
Prior to entering academia, I held research and policy analysis roles within the non-profit and public sectors, with responsibility for undertaking and commissioning research activities, policy analysis and strategy development. I continue to remain passionate about practice and policy relevant research, which is the cornerstone of our DBA, and have undertaken numerous client-driven research projects since joining SBS. These have included evaluative studies of coaching, organization development and policy initiatives for central government departments, non-profit organizations and statutory health bodies. I currently supervise PhD and DBA candidates studying:- Non-profit identity in the context of public service/welfare reform, non-profit collaboration, public service innovation in non-profit organizations, charging for services and non-profit legitimacy, leadership for social purpose.
- 2008: PhD Sustainability in Voluntary Organisations: Exploring the dynamics of organisational strategy, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
- 2005: MA Social Science Research Methods, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
- 2001: BA PE & Psychology, York St John University
- Organisational Behaviour and Organisation Theory
- Post Graduate Research - DBA
- Post Graduate Research - PhD
- Contract research
Department of Management
Sheffield Business School
2014 to 2016: Contemporary Issues in Organization and Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2011 to 2014: Research Philosophies, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2011 to 2016: Leadership, Management and Organisation Theory, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2010 to 2016: Research Philosophy, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2010 to 2016: Research Design, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2010 to 2012: Research Design, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2008 to 2015: Non-profit governance and fundraisiing, lecture on governance and strategy, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
2008 to 2016: Dissertation supervision, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
COULE, Tracey, M. and BENNETT, Ellen (2016). Rhetoric, organizational category dynamics and institutional change : a study of the UK Welfare State. Public Administration, 94 (4), 1059-1076.
BEACH, Yvonne and COULE, Tracey (2016). Socio-political dynamics in the pre-initiation phase of organisational change projects: approaching projects as a contested and negotiated space. Procedia Computer Science, 100, 298-304.
COULE, Tracey M. (2015). Nonprofit governance and accountability : broadening the theoretical perspective. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 44 (1), 75-97.
COULE, Tracey (2013). Institutional logics, institutional work and public service innovation in non-profit organisations. Public Administration, 91 (4), 980-997.
COULE, Tracey (2013). Governance in non-profit organizations: accountability for compliance or legitimacy? In: British Academy of Management Conference, Liverpool, 10-12 September 2013.
COULE, Tracey (2013). Theories of knowledge and focus groups in organization and management research. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 8 (2), 148-162.
CHADWICK-COULE, Tracey (2011). Social dynamics and the strategy process : bridging or creating a divide between trustees and staff? Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 40 (1), 33-56.
COULE, T. M. (2007). Developing strategies for sustainability: implications for governance and accountability. In: NCVO/VSSN Researching the voluntary sector conference, University of Warwick, September 5-6 2007.
Journal article: COULE, T. BENNETT, E. (2016), 'Rhetoric, organizational category dynamics and institutional change: A study of the UK welfare state', Public Administration, vol Doi 10.1111/padm.12274
Journal article: COULE, T. BENNETT, E. (2016), 'Rhetoric, organizational category dynamics and institutional change: A study of the UK welfare state', Public Administration, vol 94, no 4, pp. 1059-1076
Journal article: KELLY, S. MORGAN, G. COULE, T. (2014), 'Celebrity altruism: the good, the bad and the ugly in relationships with fundraising charities', International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, vol 19, no 2, pp. 57-75
Journal article: Coule, T. Patmore, B. (2013), 'Institutional logics, institutional work and service innovation in non-profit organisations', Public Administration, vol 94, no 4, pp. 980-997
Book chapter: RIDLEY-DUFF, R. COULE, T. BULL, M. (2016), 'Management Ideologies' Understanding social enterprise: Theory and practice (2nd edition) , Ridley-Duff, R. and Bull, M. eds, Sage Publications, London, London, pp. 265-88
Book chapter: COULE, T. (2016), 'Governance and human relations' Understanding social enterprise: Theory and practice (2nd edition), Sage Publications, London, London
Book chapter: COULE, T. RIDLEY-DUFF, R. (2011), 'Governance, HRM and employee relations' Understanding social enterprise: Theory and Practice, Ridley-Duff, R. & Bull, M eds, Sage Publications, London, London, pp. 172-192
Conference Paper: BEACH, Y. COULE, T. (2016), 'Transforming the boundaries of project management: A critique of disciplinary assumptions and mental traps.'. Paper presented at British Academy of Management
Conference Paper: DICK, P. COULE, T. (2015), 'Understanding stress as a form of institutional maintenance and disruption work.'. Paper presented at European Group for Organizational Studies
Conference Paper: Coule, T. Bennett, E. (2014), 'Institutional messages and identity work in contexts of weakened field constraints'. Paper presented at Third European Theory Development Workshop
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