Associate Professor Brigid Jan Carroll

PhD in Organisation Studies, MBA (Hons) in Management, Beta Gamma Sigma, GDip of Secondary Teaching, MA with First Class Honours, and BA

Biography

Brigid is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and International Business. She teaches broadly in the area of organizational theory and practice at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has done extensive development work with corporate, community, professional, and youth organisations. In her development work Brigid has specialized in building collective capacity, whole system change, and intensive mindset shift work. Given she has a commitment to system and group dynamics and change, Brigid has recently begun a series of research and development work into grassroots and adaptive governance, and complex, transboundary, multi-sector collaboration. Increasingly she works with cross-faculty and interdisciplinary research and development teams.

Strong and ongoing research themes revolve around identity work, critical leadership studies, leadership development, and narrative/discourse theory. Brigid is interested in leadership as a discourse, identity, and practice and is exploring how it is constructed and shaped between people, spaces, and artefacts in different organisational contexts. She has written recently on the management/leadership relationship, the re-theorisation of role, different narrative/discourse approaches, leadership as practice, the relationship of leadership to constructs such as authenticity, resistance, governance, and learning and the aesthetics and power dynamics of leadership development.

 

Special Interests:

 

 

  • Identity work in organisations
  • Critical leadership theory, practice, and development
  • Narrative/discourse theory and methodology
  • Transboundary collaboration and system change

 

Research | Current

Articles

Kennedy, F., Bathurst, R., & Carroll, B. (2015). Montage: A Method for Developing Leadership Practice. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 17(3), 307-320 doi:10.1177/1523422315587896

Carroll, B., & Nicholson, H. (2014). Resistance and struggle in leadership development. Human Relations, 67(11), 1413-1436. doi:10.1177/0018726714521644

Kennedy, F., Carroll, B., & Francoeur, J. (2013). Mindset Not Skill Set: Evaluating in New Paradigms of Leadership Development. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 15(1), 10-26. doi:10.1177/1523422312466835

Nicholson, H., & Carroll, B. (2013). Identity undoing and power relations in leadership development. Human Relations, 66(9), 1225-1248. doi:10.1177/0018726712469548

Carroll, B., & Simpson, B. (2012). Capturing sociality in the movement between frames: An illustration from leadership development. Human Relations, 65(10), 1283-1309. doi:10.1177/0018726712451185

Carroll, B., & Levy, L. (2010). Leadership development as identity construction. Management Communication Quarterly, 24(2), 211-231. doi:10.1177/0893318909358725

Carroll, B. J., Parker, P., & Inkson, K. (2010). Evasion of boredom: An unexpected spur to leadership?. Human Relations, 63(7), 1031-1049. doi:10.1177/0018726709349864

Parker, P., & Carroll, B. (2009). Leadership development: Insights from a careers perspective. Leadership, 5(2), 261-283. doi:10.1177/1742715009102940

Carroll, B. J., & Levy, L. (2008). Aspiring to lead: Hard-wired to manage.. University of Auckland Business Review, 10(2), 17-30.

Carroll, B. J., & Levy, L. (2008). Aspiring to Lead: Hard-wired to manage.. University of Auckland Business Review.

Carroll, B., & Levy, L. (2008). Defaulting to management: Leadership defined by what it is not. Organization, 15(1), 75-96. doi:10.1177/1350508407084486

Carroll, B. J., Levy, L., & Richmond, D. (2008). Leadership as Practice: Challenging the Competency Paradigm. Leadership, 4(4), 363. doi:10.1177/1742715008095186

Carroll, B. J., Levy, L., & Richmond, D. (2008). Leadership as Practice: Challenging the Competency Paradigm. Leadership, 4(4), 363-381. doi:10.1177/1742715008095186

Simpson, B., & Carroll, B. (2008). Re-viewing 'role' in processes of identity construction. Organization, 15(1), 29-50. doi:10.1177/1350508407084484

Barry, D., Carroll, B., & Hansen, H. (2006). To text or context? Endotextual, exotextual, and multi-textual approaches to narrative and discursive organizational studies. Organization Studies, 27(8), 1091-1110. doi:10.1177/0170840606064568

McMorland, J. C. I., Carroll, B. J., Copas, S. H., & Pringle, J. K. (2003). Enhancing The Practice of PhD Supervisory Relationships Through First- And Second-Person Action Research/Peer Partnership Inquiry'. Forum Qualitative Research, 4(2).

 

Edited Books

Kempster, S., & Carroll, B. J. (Eds.) (In Press—2016). Responsible Leadership: Realism and Romanticism. London: Routledge.

Carroll, B. J., Ford, J., & Taylor, S. (Eds.) (2015). Leadership: Contemporary Critical Perspectives. London: Sage.

 

Book Chapters

Carroll, B. J., Ford, J., & Taylor, S. (2015). Introduction: The Powers of Leaders. In B. J. Carroll, J. Ford, & S. Taylor (Eds.), Leadership: Contemporary Critical Perspectives (pp. Xvii-xxvii). London: Sage.

Carroll, B. J. (2015). Leadership learning and development. In B. J. Carroll, J. Ford, & S. Taylor (Eds.), Leadership: Contemporary Critical Perspectives (pp. 89-108). London: Sage.

Nicholson, H., & Carroll, B. J. (2013). So you want to be authentic in your leadership: To whom and for what end?. In Ladkin, D, & Spiller, C (Eds.), Authentic Leadership: Clashes, Convergences, and Coalescences. (pp. 286-301). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Kennedy, F. C., Carroll, B. J., Francoeur, J., & Jackson, B. (2012). A tale of two perspectives: An account of entity and social constructionist approaches to conflict in leadership development. In M. Uhl-Bien, & S. Osprina (Eds.), Advancing relational leadership theory: A conversation among perspectives (pp. 175-201). Charlotte, North Carolina, USA: Routledge Falmer.

Caza, A., & Carroll, B. J. (2011). Critical Studies and POS. In K. S. Cameron, & G. M. Spreitzer (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Positive Organizational Scholarship. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://centerforpos.org/conference2011/handbook-of-pos/

 

Reprinted Articles

Carroll, B. J., & Simpson, B. (2014). Capturing sociality in the movement between frames: An illustration from leadership development. In R. Hall, D. Grant, & J. Raelin (Eds.), Leadership Development & Practice. London: Sage.

Carroll, B. J., Levy, L., & Richmond, D. (2014). Leadership as Practice: Challenging the Competency Paradigm. In R. Hall, D. Grant, & J. Raelin (Eds.), Leadership Development & Practice. London: Sage.

Barry, D., Carrol, B. J., & Hansen, H. (2012). To text or context?  Endotextual, exotextual, and multi-textual approaches to narrative and discursive organizational studies. In D. Grant, C. Hardy, & L. L. Putnam (Eds.), Organizational Discourse Studies. Three-volume set. London: Sage. Retrieved from http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book234745

Carroll, B. J., Levy, L., & Richmond, D. (2011). Leadership as Practice: Challenging the Competency Paradigm. In D. Collinson, K. Grint, & B. Jackson (Eds.), Leadership, Vol 4 (pp. 329-346). Los Angeles: Sage.

 

Teaching | Current

Positions Held:

From To Institution Position Held
2014 current The University of Auckland Associate Professor
2008 2014 The University of Auckland Senior Lecturer
2000 2008 The University of Auckland Lecturer
1999 2000 The University of Auckland Assistant Lecturer
1994 1997 Rangitoto College Head of English
1991 1994 Avondale College Assistant Head of English
1988 1991 Avondale College Teacher of English

 

Teaching:

​Current Teaching  
GLMI 708 Critical, Creative and Strategic Thinking
Previous Teaching  
MGMT 314 Critical Issues in Organisations
MGMT 724 Leadership
BUSADMIN 781 Leadership and Ethics
BUSINESS 705 Qualitative Research Methods
MGMT 101 Management and Organisations
MGMT 212 Organisation Theory
MGMT 312 Gender and Organisations

 

Postgraduate supervision

Current Postgraduate Supervision

Doctoral

Hee Sun Kim  - Cross-Cultural Humour and Leadership
Subash Shrestha - Leadership and Humour
Leny Woolsey - Arts-Based Leadership Development
​Carolyn Ward - Board Work as Identity Work
Joshua Firth - Tensions in Software Development: Unravelling the Contested Meanings of Knowledge
Nicola Russell - Exploring the Social Construction of Employee Engagement through Discourse Analysis
Alexandra Tod - The Ongoing Perseverance of the Leadership Myth
​Lydia Martin - A Novel Approach to Women's Leadership Development
​Ella Watson - Clinical Governance

Masters

Geoff Phillips - Leadership in a Post-Merger Culture

Distinctions/Honours

  • 2015 - Leadership: Contemporary Critical Perspectives was nominated as a finalist for the CMI Management textbook of the year award.
  • 2014 - Business Research Excellence Award
  • 2014 - Two articles selected to be reprinted in textbook:
    Carroll, B. J., & Simpson, B. (2014). Capturing sociality in the movement between frames: An illustration from leadership development. and
    Carroll, B. J., Levy, L., & Richmond, D. (2014). Leadership as Practice: Challenging the Competency Paradigm
    were selected to be reprinted in R. Hall, D. Grant, & J. Raelin (Eds.), Leadership Development & Practice. London. Sage.
  • 2011 - Paper selected to be reprinted in textbook: Barry, D., Carroll, B & Hansen H. (2010). "To text or context?  Endotextual, exotextual, and multi-textual approaches to narrative and discursive organizational studies" was selected to be republished in Grant, H., Hardy, C. & Putnam, L. (2011) Organizational Discourse Studies (Three-volume set) London: Sage.
  • 2011 - Paper selected as among top 64 most influential leadership research articles: Carroll, B.J., Levy, L., & Richmond, D. (2008). Leadership as Practice: Challenging the Competency Paradigm. Leadership, 4(4) was selected to be republished in Collinson, D., Grint, K. & Jackson, B. (Eds). (2011) Leadership (Major works set of four volumes). London: Sage.
  • 2007 - Best Conference Paper Award for Carroll, B., Levy, L. & Richmond D ‘Leadership as Practice: Challenging the Competency Paradigm. International Conference for Studying Leadership, Warwick December 14-15.
  • 2002 - Best Paper Research Methods Award for Barry D., Carroll, B., Hansen H., 'To text or context? endotextual versus exotextual approaches to narrative organizational research’. Presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting
  • 2002 - Finalist for Carolyn Dexter Award for Barry D., Carroll, B., Hansen H., ‘To text or context? endotextual versus exotextual approaches to narrative organizational research’. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting
  • 1987 - Senior Prize in English, The University of Auckland

 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

 

  • 2013 - Editorial Board Member Leadership
  • 2011 - Appointment as Director of Research to the NZ Leadership Institute
  • 2011 - Facilitator for the Future Leaders Programme - Centre for Professional Development at the University of Auckland
  • 2011 - Interim Board Member of the University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership Board
  • 2011 -  Appointment as Chair of the Management and International Business (MIB) Department Research Committee
  • 2010 - Chair of Faculty Working Party into Leadership and Communication
  • 2008 - Appointment as Principal Researcher to the NZ Leadership Institute
  • 2007 - Member of Faculty facilitation team for strategic planning process
  • 2006 (ongoing) - Member of Women in Leadership Team (award winning university wide initiative to support general and academic women staff into leadership roles)
  • 2006 (ongoing) -  Member of facilitation team NZ Leadership Institute including Lead Facilitator for Future Leaders programme (2005-2006) and Scion Ensis programme (2007-08)
  • 2005 (ongoing) - Member of AACORN (arts, aesthetic, creativity and organisation research network)
  • 2000 Lecturer in Management and the Arts at Whitecliffe college of Arts and Design

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Carroll, B., & Smolović Jones O (2018). Mapping the aesthetics of leadership development through participant perspectives. Management Learning, 49 (2), 187-203. 10.1177/1350507617738405
  • Carroll, B., Firth, J., Ford, J., & Taylor, S. (2018). The social construction of leadership studies: Representations of rigour and relevance in textbooks. Leadership, 14 (2), 159-178. 10.1177/1742715016668688
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42525
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Josh Firth
  • Iszatt-White, M., Kempster, S., & Carroll, B. (2017). An educator's perspective on reflexive pedagogy: Identity undoing and issues of power. Management Learning, 48 (5), 582-596. 10.1177/1350507617718256
  • Carroll, B., Ingley, C., & Inkson, K. (2017). Boardthink: Exploring the discourses and mind-sets of directors. Journal of Management and Organization, 23 (5), 606-620. 10.1017/jmo.2017.36
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41722
  • Carroll, B., & Firth, J. (2016). Leadership and Power. In J. Storey, J. Hartley, J. L. Denis, 't Hart P, D. Ulrich (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Leadership. London: Routledge.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40308
  • Carroll, B. J. (2016). Leadership as identity: A practice-based exploration. In J. A. Raelin (Ed.) Leadership-as-Practice: Theory and Application (pp. 91-109). New York: Routledge. 10.4324/9781315684123
  • Karmark, E., Remke, R., Buzzanell, P. M., Carroll, B., Fairhurst, G., Holm, F., & Christensen, L. T. (2016). Communication Perspectives on a Luxury Brand Organization: The Case of Georg Jensen. Management Communication Quarterly, 30 (1), 121-142. 10.1177/0893318915619945
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29627
  • Kempster, S., & Carroll, B. J. (Eds.) (2016). Responsible Leadership: Realism and Romanticism. London: Routledge. Pages: 222. 10.4324/9781315679822
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34118

Contact details

Primary office location

OWEN G GLENN BUILDING - Bldg 260
Level 4, Room 407
12 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand