Catherine Cassell

Cathy Cassell

Deputy Dean

Email:
c.cassell@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)113 343 0612
Fax:
+44(0)113 343 4885
Categories:
Academic
Location:
Room 1.43 Maurice Keyworth Building
Profile

Catherine Cassell is Deputy Dean of Leeds University Business School and Professor of Organizational Psychology. Before joining Leeds she was at Manchester Business School where she held a number of academic leadership roles. Previously she has worked at Sheffield University Management School and Sheffield Business School.

Catherine’s role as Deputy Dean is to lead the School’s engagement agenda and to deputise for the Dean as required. She also maintains an active research agenda. Externally she is Dean of the Fellows College of the British Academy of Management and a Trustee of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies. She is also an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

In research Catherine has an enduring interest in research methodology. She was the founding chair of British Academy of Management's Special Interest group in Research Methodology - a group she is still heavily involved with – and a founding member of the steering committee of the European Academy of Management’s Special Interest Group in Research Methods and Research Practice. She is inaugural co-Editor of 'Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: an international journal', and on the Editorial Advisory Boards of five other journals. She has just completed a nine year term as an Associate Editor of the 'British Journal of Management', latterly establishing a new section of the journal entitled ‘Methodology Corner’.

Research

Catherine has research interests in the areas of change, learning and diversity at work. Moreover, she has a longstanding interest in research methodology and the use of qualitative methods in the business, organization and management field. This underpins all her research interests and outputs. Together with Professor Gillian Symon from Royal Holloway University of London, she has edited four books for Sage about the use of qualitative methods in organizational research and published numerous papers about the uses of qualitative research in the organizational psychology and management field more generally. Current projects focus upon the use of photographic methods to understand work-life conflict, and translation as a methodological issue. Her most recent book entitled Conducting interviews in business and management research was published by Sage in 2015.

 

Publications

Recent journal articles:

Cassell, C.M. and Symon, G. (2015) Qualitative research in organizations and management ten years on. Qualitative research in organizations and management: an international journal. (In Press.)

Crozier, S and Cassell, C.M. (2015) Using longitudinal audio diaries to study the stress of temporary works.  Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. (In Press).

Cassell, C.M. and Symon, G. (2015). Qualitative research: opportunities for researchers in the Baltic region. Baltic Journal of Management (In press).

Daverth, G, Cassell, C.M. and Hyde, P. (2015) The subjectivity of fairness: the influence of embedded gender role beliefs in managerial decisions of fairness and justice. Gender Work and Organization.(In Press).

 

Daverth, G., Hyde, P. And Cassell, C.M. (2015) Organizational culture and fairness decisions. International Journal of Human Resource Management (In Press).

Radcliffe, L. and Cassell, C.M. (2015). Flexible working, work-family conflict and maternal gatekeeping: the experiences of dual-career couples. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (In press).

Cassell, C.M. and Bishop, V. (2014) Metaphors and sensemaking: understanding the taint associated

with dirty work, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal,  9 (3): 254 – 269.

 

Radcliffe, R. and Cassell, C.M. (2014). Resolving couples’ work-family conflicts: the complexity of decision-making and the introduction of a new framework. Human Relations, 67 (7): 793-819.

 

Lee, B. And Cassell, C.M. (2013) Research methods and research practice: history, themes and issues. International Journal of Management Reviews, 15 (2): 123-131.

Cassell, C.M. and Lee, B. (2012) Driving, steering, leading and defending: journey and warfare metaphors of change agency in trade union learning initiatives. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 48 (2): 248-271.

Lindebaum, D. and Cassell, C.M. (2012) ‘A contradiction in terms? Making sense of emotional intelligence in a construction management environment’, British Journal of Management, 23 (1): 65-79.

Cassell, C.M. and Symon (2011) ‘Assessing ‘good’ qualitative research in the work psychology field: a response to the commentaries’, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 84, 4, 666-668.

Cassell, C.M. and Symon, G. (2011) ‘Assessing ‘good’ qualitative research in the work psychology field: A narrative analysis’, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 84, 4, 633-50.

Cassell, C.M. (2011) ‘Evidence-based I-O Psychology: What do we lose on the way?’ Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on science and practice, 4, 1, 23-26.

Lee, B. and Cassell, C.M. (2011) ‘Learning to count: a challenge facing trade unions in their educational role’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 31, 5/6, 287-301.

Cassell, C.M and Lee, B. (2009) ‘Trade union learning representatives: progressing partnership?’ Work, Employment and Society 23 (2), 213-230.

Lee, B. And Cassell, C.M. (2009) ‘Learning organizations, employee development and learning representative schemes in the UK and New Zealand’, Journal of Workplace Learning,  21, 1, 5 – 22.

Cassell, C.M., Bishop, V., Symon, G., Johnson, P. and Buehring, A. (2009) ‘Becoming a qualitative management researcher’ Management Learning , 40, 5, 1-21.

Bishop, V., Cassell, C.M. and Hoel, H. (2009) ‘Preserving masculinity in service work: An exploration of the underreporting of customer anti-social behaviour’ Human Relations 62, 1, 5-25.

Lee, B. and Cassell, C.M. (2008) ‘In-service learning in the emergent learning
representative initiative in New Zealand’ Journal of in-service education, 34 (4) 497-512.

Lee, B. and Cassell, C.M. (2008) ‘Employee and social reporting as a war of position and the union learning representative initiative in the UK’ Accounting Forum 32, 276-287.  

Symon, G., Buehring, A., Johnson, P. and Cassell, C.M. (2008) ‘Positioning qualitative research in the academic labour process’ Organization Studies, 29 (10): 1315-1336. 

Lee, B. and Cassell, C.M. (2008) Learning representative initiatives in the UK and New Zealand : a means to flexicurity ?’ Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol. 19, 341 – 361.

 

Recent book chapters:

Cassell, C.M. and Lee, B. (2012) ‘Choices in qualitative data analysis’, In  M. Saunders, P. Lewis and A. Thornhill (Eds.) Research Methods for Business Students, 5th edition, FT: Prentice-Hall.

Cassell, C.M. (2012) ‘Managing diversity’, In T.Redman and A. Wilkinson (eds.) Contemporary issues in human resource management : text and cases 4thd edition.  Harlow: Pearson.  

Cassell, C.M. and Symon, G. (2012) ‘The context of qualitative organizational research’, In G. Symon and C.M. Cassell (Eds.) Qualitative organizational research: core methods and current challenges, London: Sage.

Symon, G. And Cassell, C.M. (2012) ‘Assessing qualitative research’, In G. Symon and C.M. Cassell (Eds.) Qualitative organizational research: core methods and current challenges, London: Sage.

Duberley, J., Johnson, P. And Cassell, C.M. (2012) ‘ Epistemology in qualitative management research’, In G. Symon and C.M. Cassell (Eds.) Qualitative organizational research: core methods and current challenges, London: Sage.

Cassell, C.M. and Lee, B. (2011) ‘Challenges and controversies in management research’ In C.M. Cassell and B. Lee (Eds.) Challenges and controversies in management research, London: Routledge.

Cassell, C.M. (2010) ‘Researching diversity in the publishing industry’, Case in M. Saunders, P. Lewis and A. Thornhill (Eds.) Research Methods for Business Students, 5th edition, FT: Prentice-Hall.

Lee, B. and Cassell, C.M. (2009)  ‘In-service learning in the emergent learning
representative initiative in New Zealand’ In A. Alexandrou (ed.)  Union learning representatives challenges and opportunities, London: Routledge.

Cassell, C.M. (2009) ‘Managing diversity’, In T.Redman and A. Wilkinson (eds.) Contemporary issues in human resource management : text and cases 3rd edition.  Harlow:Pearson  

Cassell, C.M. (2009) ‘Interviews in organizational research’, In D. Buchanan and A. Bryman (Eds.) Handbook of organizational research methods, London: Sage.

Cassell, C.M. and Nadin, S. (2008) ‘Interpretivist approaches to entrepreneurship’ In R. Barret and S. Mayson (Eds.) International Handbook of HRM and entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar.

Cassell, C.M. (2008) ‘Template Analysis’ In R. Thorpe and R. Holt (eds.) The Sage Dictionary of qualitative research, London: Sage.

Cassell, C.M. and Nadin, S. (2008) ‘Matrices Analysis’ In R. Thorpe and R. Holt (eds.) The Sage Dictionary of qualitative research, London: Sage.

 

Edited books

Symon, G. and Cassell, C.M. (2012) Qualitative organizational research: core methods and current challenges, Sage Publications.

Cassell, C.M. and Lee, B. (2011) Challenges and controversies in management research, London: Routledge.

Cassell, C.M. and Symon G. (2004) Essential guide to qualitative methods in organizational research, London: Sage Publications.  

Symon, G., Cassell, C.M. and Dickson, R. (2000) Qualitative methods in organizational research and practice, Hove: Psychology Press Ltd.

Symon, G. and Cassell, C.M. (1998). Qualitative Methods and Analysis in Organizational Research. London: Sage Publications. 

Cassell, C.M. and Symon, G. (1994) Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research: A Practical Guide. London: Sage Publications.

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