Professor Clifford Oswick (Module Leader)


Cliff is a Professor of Organisation Theory at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass). He is also the Module Leader for ‘Managing Strategic Change’ on our online Global MBA course

With over 30 years’ experience as an academic, Cliff has held positions at Queen Mary University of London, University of Leicester, King’s College, University of London, and Westminster University. He has also worked as an HR manager in local government. 

Cliff’s research interests include the application of aspects of discourse, dramaturgy, tropes, narrative, and rhetoric to the study of organisations and organising. Within this, he is particularly interested in the study of leadership processes, employee engagement, and organisational change. 

Areas of expertise 

  • Change management 
  • Critical management studies 
  • Leadership 
  • Organisation theory 
  • Human resource management 
  • Management development 
  • Organisational behaviour 

Recent publications 

Oswick, C. and Oswick, R. (2022). Of Definitions, Demarcation, and Disaggregation: Some Comments on the Dynamic Application of Diagnostic and Dialogic Organization Development. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 58(1), pp. 153–156. doi:10.1177/00218863211060880

Oswick, C., Biscaro, C., Bruni, E. and Cornelissen, J. (2021). Reconceptualizing Conceptual Engineering. Academy of Management Review. doi:10.5465/amr.2021.0031

Baughen, A., Oswick, C. and Oswick, R. (2020). Rethinking ‘Organizational Effectiveness’ as a Core Premise of Organization Development: Beyond Narrow Organizational Interests and Towards Wider Soulful Interventions. Journal of Change Management, 20(4), pp. 333–341. doi:10.1080/14697017.2020.1746684

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