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Professor Martyna Sliwa

Professor
EBS - Management and Marketing
Professor Martyna Sliwa
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    +44 (0) 1206 873491

  • Location

    EBS.3.89, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Tuesday 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 16 Mar: 9.00-10.00 Tuesday 9 Feb, 9 Mar, 30 Mar: 10.00-11.00am

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Biography

I am a Professor of Management and Organisation Studies and a member of the Management and Marketing Subject Group at Essex Business School. In my research, I adopt an interdisciplinary, qualitative, humanities- and social sciences-based approach to studying management, organisations and the processes of organising. I am particularly interested in the multifaceted forms, intersections and implications of organisational diversity in the context of internationalisation and globalisation. Conceptually, my research has drawn from cultural studies, history, linguistics, literary theory, philosophy, sociology and translation studies. In recent years, the research projects I have been involved in have addressed the following areas: (1) languages, multilinguality and translation in organisations; (2) organisational diversity and inclusion, with a focus on gender and linguistic inclusion; (3) global professional mobility and careers; (4) critical management education; (5) ethics, politics and aesthetics of leadership. I am actively involved in editorial work and currently serve as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Management Learning. I am committed to promoting equality, diversity and and inclusion in universities and in particular in business schools. Since July 2020, I have been the Vice Chair of the British Academy of Management for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity. My teaching and supervision expertise covers a range of areas associated with management, organisation studies, international business and international management.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • International Management (BE489)

Previous supervision

Alison Margaret Clarke
Alison Margaret Clarke
Thesis title: Treading the (Corporate) Board: A Critical Analysis of Organisational Diversity Discourse
Degree subject: Management Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 23/7/2020
Jan Wilcox
Jan Wilcox
Thesis title: The Incredibles: Investigating What It Is Like to be a Portfolio Worker.
Degree subject: Management Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 3/7/2019
Saranzaya Manalsuren
Saranzaya Manalsuren
Thesis title: An Ethnographic Investigation Into Mongolian Management in the Context of Cultural and Institutional Changes
Degree subject: Management Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 23/6/2017

Publications

Journal articles (55)

Sliwa, M., Kerr, R. and Robinson, S., (2021). The implications of the political situation in the UK for firms: A Bourdieusian perspective. British Journal of Management. 32 (2), 363-368

Adamson, M., Kelan, E., Lewis, P., Śliwa, M. and Rumens, N., (2021). Introduction: Critically interrogating inclusion in organisations. Organization. 28 (2), 135050842097330-135050842097330

Śliwa, M. and Marsh, D., (2021). Making a difference through atmospheres: The Orange Alternative, laughter and the possibilities of affective resistance. Organization Studies, 017084062198900-017084062198900

Bridgman, T. and Śliwa, M., (2021). Management Learning in a time of crisis and opportunity. Management Learning. 52 (1), 3-5

Bloom, P. and Śliwa, M., (2021). Hacking work: Critically examining the implications of the new discourse and practices of hacking for work intensification and organisational control. Human Relations, 001872672199676-001872672199676

Michalski, M., Śliwa, M. and Manalsuren, S., (2020). Context-specific understandings of uncertainty: a focus on people management practices in Mongolia. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-27

Kerr, R. and Śliwa, M., (2020). When the political becomes (painfully) personal: Org-studying the consequences of Brexit. Organization. 27 (3), 494-505

Case, P. and Śliwa, M., (2020). Leadership learning, power and practice in Laos: A leadership-as-practice perspective. Management Learning. 51 (5), 537-558

Ciuk, S., James, P. and Śliwa, M., (2019). Micropolitical Dynamics of Interlingual Translation Processes in an MNC Subsidiary. British Journal of Management. 30 (4), 926-942

Jeanes, E., Loacker, B. and Sliwa, M., (2019). Complexities, challenges and implications of collaborative work within a regime of performance measurement: the case of management and organisation studies. Studies in Higher Education. 44 (9), 1539-1553

Śliwa, M., Villesèche, F. and Muhr, SL., (2018). From radical black feminism to postfeminist hashtags: Re-claiming intersectionality. Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization. 18 (1), 1-16

Loacker, B. and Sliwa, M., (2018). Beyond bureaucracy and entrepreneurialism: Examining the multiple discursive codes informing the work, careers and subjectivities of management graduates. Culture and Organization. 24 (5), 426-450

Jeanes, E., Loacker, B. and Sliwa, M., (2018). Revisiting struggles over gender inequalities: An account of three academics. Management (France). 21 (3), 1100-1102

Sliwa, M., Butler, N. and Delaney, H., (2017). The labour of academia. Ephemera: theory and politics in organization. 17 (3), 467-480

Kellard, NM. and Sliwa, M., (2016). Business and Management impact assessment in REF2014: Analysis and reflection. British Journal of Management. 27 (4), 693-711

Adamson, M., Kelan, E., Lewis, P., Rumens, N. and Sliwa, M., (2016). The quality of equality: thinking differently about gender inclusion in organizations. Human Resource Management International Digest. 24 (7), 8-11

Loacker, B. and Sliwa, M., (2016). 'Moving to stay in the same place? Academics and theatrical artists as exemplars of the 'mobile middle. Organization. 23 (5), 657-679

Santamaria-Alvarez, SM. and Śliwa, M., (2016). Transnational entrepreneurship in emerging markets: The Colombian Case. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy. 10 (2), 203-223

Johansson, M. and Sliwa, M., (2016). "It is English and there is no Alternative": Intersectionality, Language and Social/Organizational Differentiation of Polish Migrants in the UK. Gender, Work & Organization. 23 (3), 296-309

Sliwa, M., Jeanes, E., Loacker, B. and Weiskopf, R., (2015). Mobilities in contemporary worlds of work and organizing. Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization. 15 (4), 705-723

Grandy, G. and Sliwa, M., (2015). Contemplative Leadership: The Possibilities for the Ethics of Leadership Theory and Practice. Journal of Business Ethics. 143 (3), 423-440

Santamaria Alvarez, SM. and Sliwa, M., (2015). Transnational activities of Colombians in the US. Critical Perspectives on International Business. 12 (2), 140-166

Sliwa, M. and Johansson, M., (2015). Playing in the academic field: Non-native English-speaking academics in UK business schools. Culture and Organization. 21 (1), 78-95

Śliwa, M., Meier Sørensen, B. and Cairns, G., (2015). ‘You have to choose a novel’: The biopolitics of critical management education. Management Learning. 46 (3), 243-259

Sliwa, M. and Johansson, M., (2014). How non-native English-speaking staff are evaluated in linguistically diverse organizations: A sociolinguistic perspective. Journal of International Business Studies. 45 (9), 1133-1151

Johansson, M. and Sliwa, M., (2014). Gender, Foreignness and Academia: An Intersectional Analysis of the Experiences of Foreign Women Academics in UK Business Schools. Gender, Work & Organization. 21 (1), 18-36

Sliwa, M. and Johansson, M., (2013). The discourse of meritocracy contested/reproduced: Foreign women academics in UK business schools. Organization. 21 (6), 821-843

Sliwa, M., (2013). Learning to listen: An organizational researcher's reflections on 'doing oral history'. Management and Organizational History. 8 (2), 185-196

Gibbon, J. and Sliwa, M., (2012). Critical perspectives on Fair Trade: an introduction.. Critical Perspectives on International Business. 8 (4), 272-276

Śliwa, M. and Riach, K., (2012). Making Scents of Transition: Smellscapes and the Everyday in 'Old' and 'New' Urban Poland. Urban Studies. 49 (7), 23-41

Sliwa, M., Spoelstra, S., Sorensen, BM. and Land, C., (2012). Profaning the sacred in leadership studies: a reading of Murakami's A Wild Sheep Chase. Organization. 20 (6), 860-880

Sliwa, M. and Riach, K., (2011). Making Scents of Transition: Smellscapes and the Everyday in 'Old' and 'New' Urban Poland. Urban Studies. 49 (1), 23-41

Sliwa, M. and Taylor, B., (2011). Everything comes down to money??: Migration and working life trajectories in a (post)socialist context. Management and Organisational History. 6 (4), 347-366

Sliwa, M. and O'Kane, J., (2011). Service quality measurement: appointment systems in UK GP practices. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 24 (6), 441-452

Taylor, B. and Sliwa, M., (2011). Polish Migration: Moving Beyond the Iron Curtain. History Workshop Journal. 71 (1), 128-146

Butler, N., Olaison, L., Sliwa, M., S�rensen, BM. and Spoelstra, S., (2011). Work, play and boredom. ephemera theory & politics in organization. 11 (4), 329-335

Cairns, G., Sliwa, M. and Wright, G., (2010). Problematizing international business futures through a ?critical scenario method?. Futures. 42 (9), 971-979

Sliwa, M., (2010). Catching up with civilisation?: Reflections on language spread in Poland. Journal of Organizational Change Management. 23 (6), 689-709

Sliwa, M., (2010). This is not the same city:narratives of postsocialist spatial change. Journal of Organizational Change Management. 22 (6), 650-667

Land, C. and Sliwa, M., (2009). The novel and organization: introduction from the Editors. Journal of Organizational Change Management. 22 (4), 349-356

Sliwa, M. and Cairns, G., (2009). Towards a Critical Pedagogy of International Business: The Application of Phronesis. Management Learning. 40 (3), 227-240

Butler, N., Land, C. and Sliwa, M., (2009). Throwing shoes.... ephemera theory & politics in organization. 9 (3), 195-200

Land, C. and Sliwa, M., (2009). The novel and organization: introduction from the Editors. Journal of Organizational Change Management. 22 (4), 349-356

Land, C., Sliwa, M. and Butler, N., (2009). Editorial: Throwing Shoes. ephemera theory & politics in organization. 9 (3), 195-200

Śliwa, M., (2008). Understanding social change through post-colonial theory: Reflections on linguistic imperialism and language spread in Poland. Critical Perspectives on International Business. 4 (2-3), 228-241

Sliwa, M., (2008). Understanding social change through post-colonial theory: Reflections on linguistic imperialism and language spread in Poland. Critical Perspectives on International Business. 4 (2/3), 228-241

Belova, O., King, I. and Sliwa, M., (2008). Introduction: Polyphony and Organization Studies. Mikhail Bakhtin and beyond. Organization Studies. 29 (4), 493-500

Sliwa, M. and Wilcox, M., (2008). Philosophical thought and the origins of quality management: Uncovering conceptual underpinnings of W.A. Shewhart's ideas on quality. Culture and Organization. 14 (1), 97-106

Sliwa, M., (2008). Mapping and measuring service quality: The implications of Henri Bergson?s philosophy. Philosophy of Management. 6 (3), 114-134

Sliwa, M., Spicer, A. and Svensson, P., (2007). Writing in the margins is being elsewhere. Always.. Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization. 7 (4), 499-504

Śliwa, M., (2007). Globalization, inequalities and the “Polanyi problem”. Critical perspectives on international business. 3 (2), 111-135

Sliwa, M. and Cairns, G., (2007). The novel as a vehicle for organizational inquiry: Engaging with the complexity of social and organizational commitment.. Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization. 7 (2), 309-17

Sliwa, M. and Cairns, G., (2007). Exploring Narratives and Antenarratives of Graffiti Artists: Beyond Dichotomies of Commitment and Detachment. Culture and Organization. 13 (1), 73-82

Śliwa, M., (2007). Is Poland A Country of Roman Catholic Work Ethics?. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion. 4 (4), 486-504

Sliwa, M. and Grandy, G., (2006). Real or hyper‐real?. Critical perspectives on international business. 2 (1), 8-24

Books (3)

Boncori, I. and Loughran, T., (2020). Health and Wellbeing - The University of Essex Reader. Editoriale Scientifica. 978-88-9391-663-9

Kostera, M. and Sliwa, M., (2012). Zarządzanie w XXI Wieku: Jakość, Twórczość, Kultura.. Wolters Kluwer. 978-83-264-4128-8

Cairns, G. and Sliwa, M., (2008). Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about International Business. Sage. 1473981018. 9781412947626

Book chapters (26)

Sliwa, M. and Johansson, M., (2020). The Influence of Language on Self-Initiated Expatriate Experience. In: Self-Initiated Expatriates in Context Recognizing Space, Time, and Institutions. Editors: Andresen, M., Brewster, C. and Suutari, V., . Routledge. 72- 87. 9780429352690

Śliwa, M., (2020). What the practice of yoga can do for academic practice: personal reflections. In: Health and Wellbeing. The University of Essex Reader. Editors: Boncori, I. and Loughran, T., . Editoriale Scientifica. 23- 40. 8893916630. 9788893916639

Sliwa, MA., (2018). Aesthetics: Working with the senses. In: The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods. Editors: Cassell, C., Grandy, G. and Cunliffe, A., . Sage. 347- 371. 9781526429278

Sliwa, M., (2018). Postface. In: Race, ethnicity and inclusion. The University of Essex Reader. Editors: Boncori, I., . Editoriale Scientifica

Manalsuren, S., Michalski, M. and Sliwa, M., (2018). Mongolian management: local practitioners' perspective in the face of economic, political and socio-cultural changes. In: Comparative Capitalism and the Transitional Periphery Firm Centred Perspectives. Editors: Demirbag, M. and Wood, G., . Edward Elgar. 58- 94. 978-1786430885

Sliwa, MA. and Sørensen, BM., (2016). Classroom Diversity, Infinite Potential and the Bildung of Debt. In: The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education. Editors: Steyaert, C., Beyes, T. and Parker, M., . Routledge. 482- 496. 0415727375. 9780415727372

Sliwa, MA., (2016). Organizacja w środowisku międzynarodowym. Zarys teoretyczno-instytucjonalny.. In: Nowe kierunki w organizacji i zarządzaniu. Organizacje, konteksty, procesy zarządzania.. Editors: Glinka, B. and Kostera, M., . 29- 45. 978-83-8092-098-9

Jeanes, E., Loacker, B. and Sliwa, M., (2014). Researcher Collaboration: Learning from Experience. In: Critical Management Research: Reflections from the Field. Editors: Jeanes, E. and Huzzard, T., . Sage Publications Ltd. 41- 60. 9781446257432

Sliwa, MA., (2014). Magiczna rzeczywistość organizacyjna w polskiej/brytyjskiej budowlance.. In: O przedsiębiorczości. Historie niezwykłe. Studia przypadku z przedsiębiorczości humanistycznej.. Editors: Kostera, M., . Difin. 9788379304653

Sliwa, MA., (2012). Kwestie praktyczne zarządzania w kontekście wielonarodowym. Perspektywa firmy i jej interesariuszy.. In: Nowe kierunki w organizacji i zarządzaniu. Organizacje, konteksty, procesy zarządzania.. Editors: Glinka, B. and Kostera, M., . Wolters-Kluwer. 240- 255. 9788326407611

Land, C., Sliwa, M. and Spoelstra, S., (2012). A Wild Sheep Chase: Haruki Murakami. In: Fictional Leaders: Heroes, Villains and Absent Friends. Editors: Gosling, J. and Villiers, P., . Palgrave Macmillan. 139- 155. 9781137272744

Sliwa, M., (2011). Stratedzy i strategie polskich instytucji kultury: Podsumowanie. In: Strategie dla kultury. Kultura dla rozwoju. Zarządzanie strategiczne instytucją kultury. Małopolski Instytut Kultury. 208- 212. 978-83-61406-44-0

Sliwa, M., (2011). Zarządzanie strategiczne organizacją. In: Strategie dla kultury. Kultura dla rozwoju. Zarządzanie strategiczne instytucją kultury.. Małopolski Instytut Kultury. 10- 25. 978-83-61406-44-0

Kostera, M. and Sliwa, M., (2011). Nowe tendencje w badaniach miedzykulturowych i badaniach kultury. In: Zarz?dzanie mi?dzykulturowe. Editors: Jelonek, A. and Glinka, B., . Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego. 9788323330554

Sliwa, M. and Cairns, G., (2010). Developing a new ethics of international business: Possibilities and role of educators. In: Ethics and Organizational Practice - Questioning the Moral Foundations of Management. Editors: Muhr, SL., S�rensen, BM. and Vallentin, S., . Edward Elgar. 17- 35. 9781848441682

Sliwa, M. and Cairns, G., (2008). International business and critical ethics. In: Critical Theory Ethics for Business and Public Administration. IAP. 229- 258. 160752841X. 9781607528418

Cairns, G. and Sliwa, M., (2008). The implications of Aristotle's phronesis for organizational inquiry. In: The SAGE Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization. Editors: Barry, D. and Hansen, H., . Sage. 318- 331. 9781412912181

Sliwa, M., (2008). Organizacja w środowisku międzynarodowym: Zarys teoretyczno-instytucjonalny. In: Nowe kierunki w zarządzaniu podręcznik akademicki. Editors: Kostera, M., . Wydawnictwa Akademickie i Profesjonalne. 33- 51. 8360807663. 9788360807668

Sliwa, M., (2008). Kwestie praktyczne zarządzania w kontekście wielonarodowym: Perspektywa firmy i jej interesariuszy. In: Nowe kierunki w zarządzaniu podręcznik akademicki. Editors: Kostera, M., . Wydawnictwa Akademickie i Profesjonalne. 373- 391. 8360807663. 9788360807668

Sliwa, M. and Cairns, G., (2008). International Business. In: International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. Editors: Clegg, S. and Bailey, J., . SAGE. 701- 704. 1412915155. 9781412915151

Sliwa, M., (2008). Globalization and social change: The Polish experience. In: Organizations, Markets and Imperial Formations - Towards an Anthropology of Globalization. Editors: Banerjee, SB., Chio, VCM. and Mir, R., . Edward Elgar. 198- 218. 9781848443174

Sliwa, M., (2004). The Policy of Tony Blair’s government towards Higher Education in the context of traditional Labour values. In: Polska lewica w XX wieku. Historia, ludzie, idee.. Wydawnictwo Naukowe Akademii Pedagogicznej. 442- 451

Sliwa, M. and Stewart-David, D., (2002). Does currency fluctuation cause companies to move?. In: Monetary Unit Stability in Holistic Approach. Wyższa Szkoła Przedsiębiorczości i Zarządzania. 126- 148. 8386846739. 978-8386846733

Sliwa, M. and Stewart-David, D., (2001). Skrócenie czasu oczekiwania a jakość usług w sektorze publicznym. In: Rozwój kadr administracji publicznej. Editors: Kudrycka, B., . Wyższa Szkoła Administracji Publicznej. 201- 216. 838846311X. 9788388463112

Sliwa, M. and Dobija, M., (2001). Money as in Intellectual Venture. In: Knowledge Café for Intellectual Product and Intellectual Capital. Editors: Kwiatkowski, S. and Stowe, C., . Wydawnictwo WSPiZ. 131- 185

Sliwa, M. and Stewart-David, D., (2001). Jak efektywnie wykorzystać czas pracowników?. In: Rozwój kadr administracji publicznej. Editors: Kudrycka, B., . Wyższa Szkoła Administracji Publicznej. 126- 148. 838846311X. 9788388463112

Grants and funding

2016

Exploring Gendered Inclusion in Contemporary Organisations

Economic & Social Research Council

Contact

martyna.sliwa@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873491

Location:

EBS.3.89, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Tuesday 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 16 Mar: 9.00-10.00 Tuesday 9 Feb, 9 Mar, 30 Mar: 10.00-11.00am