Dr Sarah Proctor-Thomson
School of Management
Phone: 04 463 9982
Fax: 04 463 5084
Location: Room 909, Rutherford House 23 Lambton Quay, Pipitea Campus
CMSP 802 - Organisational Behaviour
MGMT 404 - Research Methods
MMMS 505 - Research Methods
I am a Lecturer in organisational behaviour in the School of Management (SoM). I have degrees from Canterbury University, New Zealand (BSc, BA Hons), and Lancaster University, United Kingdom (Phd). My research sits at the intersection of organisation studies, critical management theory and sociology. Alongside ongoing work exploring inequalities in the creative industries, other research projects I am currently involved in include exploring flexibility at work in the public sector and looking at identity formation of volunteer managers in the New Zealand not-for-profit sector. I have published scholarly articles, monographs, and conference papers in the areas of leadership, gender and inequalities at work and careers theory.
I very much enjoy working with research students and I have been involved in the supervision of honours, Masters, MBA and PhD students in a range of areas relating to organisational studies. I am particularly interested in supervision of projects taking a critical approach to management and organisation studies and those exploring gender and inequalities in work and employment. I am currently supervising three PhD students in the areas of critical leadership theory, Pacific leadership and career experiences of immigrant Asian academics.
- BSc, BA(Hons) Psychology, Canterbury
- PhD, Lancaster University, UK
Publications and Presentations
Forthcoming Publications for 2012 & 2013
Cordery, C., Proctor-Thomson, S.B., & Smith, K. (2013). Towards communicating the value of volunteers: lessons from the field. Public Money & Management.
Proctor-Thomson, S.B. (2012). Feminist futures of cultural work: Creativity, gender and diversity in the digital media sector. In M. Banks, S. Taylor & R. Gill (Eds.), Theorizing cultural work: Transforming labour in the cultural and creative industries. London: Routledge.
Donnelly, N. & Proctor-Thomson, S.B. (2012). The dynamics of human resource management and employment relations processes. In J. Parker & J. Arrowsmith (Eds.) Big issues in employment: HR management and employment issues in New Zealand. Wolters Kluwer Group (Asia Pacific).
Proctor-Thomson, S.B. (2012). Book review. Creative labour: Media work in three cultural industries, written by David Hesmondhalgh and Sarah Baker, Routledge. Work, Employment and Society.
Donnelly, N., Proctor-Thomson, S.B. & Plimmer, G. (2012). The role of ‘voice’ in matters of ‘choice’: flexible work outcomes for women in the New Zealand Public Services. Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(2), 78-99.
Cordery, C.J., Proctor-Thomson, S.B. & Smith, K. (2011). Valuing volunteer contributions to charities. Public Money & Management, Special issue: Charities: Accounting, Accountability and Governance, 31(3), 193-200.
Proctor-Thomson, S.B., Smith, K.A., & Schänzel, H.A. (2011). Role and identity in volunteer management. Presented at Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Annual Conference: The Future of Work and Organization, Wellington, 7-10 December. Awarded Best Paper in Stream Award: Public sector and not-for-profit stream.
Donnelly, N. & Proctor-Thomson, S. (2010). Workplace sustainability and employee voice. In Clarke, M. (Ed.), Readings in HRM and sustainability, chapter 9. Tilde University Press.
Proctor-Thomson, S.B. (2010). Book review: Ethnicity and gender at work written by Harriet Bradley and Geraldine Healy 2008. Houndmills: PalgraveMacmillan. Management Learning, 41(3), 366-370.
Proctor-Thomson, S. B. (2007). Book review: Working the spaces of neoliberalism edited by Nina Laurie and Liz Bondi, Blackwell Publishing. Equal Opportunities International, 26(5), 507-510.
Proctor-Thomson, S.B. (2009). Creative differences: The performativity of gender in the digital media sector. Women’s Studies and Management Studies, Lancaster University, United Kingdom.