Brian Howieson

brian howieson

Professor Brian Howieson PhD MPhil MBA BSc

Head of Mamangement Group

Biography

W B Howieson, PhD MPhil MBA BSc FRSA, is a Business and Management academic. He entered academia  mid-career  via a Foundation for Management Education/ Economic and Social Research Council Senior Fellowship at Stirling Management School, the University of Stirling, Scotland. Between 2013 and 2018, he was the Head of the Management and Marketing Division at the University of Dundee School of Business. At present, he is a Professor and Head of the Management Division in the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University. He has taught and presented in North America, the Americas, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia. Prior to entering academia, he had a 23-year career with the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom Ministry of Defence Fellow (2002)) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. As a Regular Officer in the Royal Air Force, he served on 51, 55 (R) and 206 squadrons and undertook flying operations worldwide (Nimrod MR2 and Nimrod R aircraft) with extensive experience in the Middle East Theatre of Operations, Mediterranean, Europe and Atlantic Ocean area. His active service included the Gulf War (1991), the Kosovo War (1999) and United Nations Air Operations in Northern and Southern Iraq (1999 and 2000). He remains very interested in the education, training and professional development of doctors and dentists in the UK.

In addition to working for a UK medical Royal College, he was a former Non-executive Member of the Medical Directorate within NHS Scotland (Former Board Member of the Anaesthesia and Emergency Medicine Specialty Training Board and the Surgical Specialty Training Board (20102016)). His current research covers the broad spectrum of Leadership including its history and the current state of the field. In detail, he is very interested in developing contemporary models of leadership, particularly in the areas of Mission Leadership and Empowerment. Sectors of interest include the public and third sectors and elite professional football (he teaches on the Scottish Football Association’s UEFA Professional Diploma). He is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools Executive Education Committee, was a Council Member of the Foundation for Management Education and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Editorial: Re-conceptualising management development

Journal Article
Howieson, B., & Grant, K. (2020)
Editorial: Re-conceptualising management development. Journal of Management Development, 39(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-01-2020-0018
Howieson, B. and Grant, K. (2020), "Re-conceptualising management development", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 39 No. 1, pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-01-2020-...

Changing Logics in Healthcare and Their Effects on the Identity Motives and Identity Work of Doctors

Journal Article
Martin, G., Bushfield, S., Siebert, S., & Howieson, B. (in press)
Changing Logics in Healthcare and Their Effects on the Identity Motives and Identity Work of Doctors. Organization Studies, https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840619895871
Recent literature on hybridity has provided useful insights into how professionals have responded to changing institutional logics. Our focus in on how shifting logics have s...

Leadership: the current state of play.

Book
Howieson, W. B. (2019)
Leadership: the current state of play. Emerald
Leadership: The Current State of Play defines contemporary thinking in leadership from both academic and practitioner perspectives. It presents an easy-to-read overview of his...

Organisational leadership and/for sustainability: Future directions from John Dewey and social movements

Journal Article
Howieson, W., Burnes, B., & Summers, J. (2019)
Organisational leadership and/for sustainability: Future directions from John Dewey and social movements. European Management Journal, 37(6), 687-693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2019.02.003
In this paper, we suggest that organisational leadership that is based (generally) on a neoliberal paradigm has contributed to an ‘intolerable situation’ that was recognised a...

Learning to be a professional football manager: a Bourdieusian perspective

Journal Article
Morrow, S., & Howieson, B. (2018)
Learning to be a professional football manager: a Bourdieusian perspective. Managing Sport and Leisure, 23(1-2), 92-105. https://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2018.1452629
This paper draws on the theoretical concepts of Pierre Bourdieu to provide an insight into aspirant football managers’ perceptions of what is required and valued at different ...

Eroding ‘Respectability’: Deprofessionalization through organizational spaces

Journal Article
Siebert, S., Bushfield, S., Martin, G., & Howieson, B. (2018)
Eroding ‘Respectability’: Deprofessionalization through organizational spaces. Work, Employment and Society, 32(2), 330-347. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017017726948
This article addresses the question – can a deterioration in organizational spaces erode a profession’s status? It draws on the organizational spaces literature to analyse the...

How do Elite Doctors Respond to Tensions in Hybrid Healthcare Organizations?

Conference Proceeding
Martin, G., Siebert, S., Howieson, B., & Bushfield, S. (2017)
How do Elite Doctors Respond to Tensions in Hybrid Healthcare Organizations?. https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2017.11574abstract
In this paper we explain how and why elite doctors in public service healthcare respond to increasing hybridity through different forms of identity work, accommodation and res...

The challenges of leadership in the third sector.

Journal Article
Hodges, J., & Howieson, B. (2017)
The challenges of leadership in the third sector. European Management Journal, 35(1), 69-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2016.12.006
The third sector is experiencing a radical shift due to social, political and economic changes in Europe. Due to these shifts and their implications, the question of leadershi...

The mutuality metaphor: understanding healthcare provision in NHS Scotland.

Journal Article
Howieson, B. (2016)
The mutuality metaphor: understanding healthcare provision in NHS Scotland. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 30(4), 666-671. https://doi.org/10.1108/jhom-07-2015-0100
Purpose – Better Health, Better Care Action Plan (Scottish Government, 2007) sets out how the Scottish Government intends to strengthen public ownership of the National Health...

Public and third sector leadership: experience speaks

Book
Howieson, B., & Hodges, J. (2016)
Public and third sector leadership: experience speaks. Bingley, UK: Emerald
For those bold enough to lead in this age of austerity, the challenges are immense. Seismic shifts have taken place in the public and third sectors. Political, economic, techn...

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