Peter Fleming

Professor of Business and Society
PhD (Melbourne Uni.)
Faculty of Management
photograph of



Fleming P (2017 Forthcoming), 'The Human Capital Hoax: Work, Debt and Insecurity in the Era of Uberization ', Organization Studies; [Peer Reviewed]


Fleming P. (2016), 'Resistance and the “Post-Recognition” Turn in Organizations. ', Journal of Management Inquiry (by invitation), 25(1), p.106-110; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P., Banerjee, S. B. (2016), 'When performativity fails: Implications for Critical Management Studies. ', Human Relations, 69(2), p.257-276; [Peer Reviewed]

Mena S, Rintamäki, J., Fleming, P. and Spicer, A. (2016 Forthcoming), 'On the forgetting of corporate irresponsibility', Academy of Management Review,, 41(4), p.720-738; [Peer Reviewed]

Cederstrom C, Fleming, P (2016), 'Bandit Organizations and their (I)legitimacy: Concept Development and Example', Organization Studies, 37(11), p.1553-1573; [Peer Reviewed]


Fleming P. (2014), 'When ‘life itself’ goes to work: Reviewing shifts in organizational life through the lens of biopower', Human Relations(7), p.875-901; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P., Oswick, C. (2014), 'Educating consent? A conversation with Noam Chomsky on the university and business school education', Organization, 21(4), p.568-578; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P., Spicer, A. (2014), 'Power in Management and Organization Science', Academy of Management Annals, 8(1), p.237-298; [Peer Reviewed]


Fleming P (2013), '‘Down with Big Brother! The End of Corporate Culturalism?’ ', Journal of Management Studies, 50(3), p.474-495; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P, Roberts, J and Garsten, C (2013), 'In Search of Corporate Social Responsibility', Organization, 20(22), p.337-348; [Peer Reviewed]


Fleming P (2012), 'The Birth of “Biocracy” and its Discontents at Work', Research on the Sociology of Organizations, 36, p.177-199 ; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P (2012), 'The Working Stakeholder' in Adam Lindgreen and Philip Kotler (ed.), A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility, Aldershot: Gower


Oswick C, Fleming, P and Hanlon, G (2011), 'From Borrowing to Blending: Rethinking the Process of Organizational Theory-Building', Academy of Management Review, 36(2), p.317-337; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P, Sturdy, A (2011), 'Being Yourself in the Electronic Sweatshop: New forms of Normative Control', Human Relations, 64, p.177-200; [Peer Reviewed]


Di Domenico M, Fleming, P (2009), 'This is Not a Brothel!’ Policing Sex in the Home-Workplace', Human Relations, 62(2), p.245-269; [Peer Reviewed]

Hanlon G, Fleming, P (2009), 'Updating the Critical Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibly', Sociology Compass, 3; [Peer Reviewed]

Costas J, Fleming, P (2009), 'Beyond Dis-identification: Towards a Discursive Approach to Self-Alienation in Contemporary Organizations', Human Relations, 62(3), p.353-378; [Peer Reviewed]


Fleming P., Zyglidopoulos, S (2008), 'The Escalation of Deception in Organizations', Journal of Business Ethics, 81(4), p.837-850; [Peer Reviewed]

Boehm S, Spicer, A and Fleming, P (2008), 'Infra-Political Dimensions of Resistance to International Business: A Neo-Gramscian Approach', Scandinavian Journal of Management, 24(3), p.169-182; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P, Spicer, A (2008), 'Beyond Power and Resistance? New Approaches to Organizational Politics: Introduction to Special Issue', Management Communication Quarterly, 21(3), p.301-309; [Peer Reviewed]

Zyglidopoulos S, Fleming, P (2008), 'Ethical Distance in Corrupt Firms: How Do Innocent Bystanders Become Guilty Perpetrators?', Journal of Business Ethics, 78(1), p.265-274; [Peer Reviewed]


Spicer A, Fleming, P (2007), 'Intervening in the Inevitable: Resistance to Globalization in a Public Sector Organization', Organization, 14(4), p.517-541; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P (2007), 'Sexuality, Power and Resistance in the Workplace', Organization Studies, 28(2), p.239-256; [Peer Reviewed]


Fleming P, Spicer, A (2005), 'How Objects Believe For Us: Applications in Organizational Analysis', Culture and Organization, 11(3), p.181-193; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P (2005), 'Metaphors of Resistance', Management Communication Quarterly, 19(1), p.145-66; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P (2005), 'Workers’ Playtime? Boundaries and Cynicism in a “Culture of Fun” Program', Journal of Applied Behavioural Science, 41(3), p.285-303; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P (2005), 'Kindergarten Cop: Paternalism and Resistance in a High Commitment Organization', Journal of Management Studies, 42(7), p.1469-1492; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P, Spicer, A (2005), 'Stewart Clegg: Towards a Machiavellian Organization Studies?', Sociological Review, 53(s1), p.95-105; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P, Harley, B. and Sewell, G (2005), 'A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing: Getting Below the Growth of ‘Knowledge Work’ in Australia', Work, Employment and Society, 18(4), p.725-747; [Peer Reviewed]


Fleming P, Spicer, A (2004), 'You Can Checkout Anytime, But You Can Never Leave: Spatial Boundaries in a High Commitment Organization', Human Relations, 57(1), p.75-95; [Peer Reviewed]


Fleming P, Sewell, G (2003), 'Looking for “The Good Soldier Svejk”: Alternative Modalities of Resistance in the Contemporary Workplace', Sociology, 36(4), p.857-873; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P, Spicer, A (2003), 'Working at a Cynical Distance: Implications for Subjectivity, Power and Resistance.', Organization, 10(1), p.157-179; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P, Sturdy, A (2003), 'Talk as Technique: A Critique of the Words/Deeds Distinction in the Diffusion of Customer Service Cultures in Call Centres', Journal of Management Studies, 40(4), p.753-73; [Peer Reviewed]

Fleming P, Jones, M (2003), 'Unpacking Complexity Through Critical Stakeholder Analysis: The Case of Globalization', Business and Society, 42(4), p.430-455; [Peer Reviewed]