Strathclyde Business School
Department of Strategy and Organisation

Dr Peter McInnes

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Dr Peter McInnes

lecturer

217 GRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOOL

peter.mcinnes@strath.ac.uk

Tel : +44 (0)141 553 6064

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Research Interests

My research interests lie in the social construction of identity and the intra- and inter-personal dynamics that shape organizational life. His current work considers the way in which the intersection between professional, individual and group identities enables and constrains people under conditions of change. 

DR Peter McInnes

Education

  • SHND (Accounting, Glasgow Caledonian University); 
  • Diploma in Operations Management (Glasgow Caledonian University); 
  • PGCert in Advanced Academic Practice (University of Strathclyde);
  • MBA with distinction (University of Strathclyde);
  • PhD in Organisation Studies (University of Strathclyde).

Professional qualifications

  • Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA)

Research overview

My research interests lie in the social construction of identity and the intra- and inter-personal dynamics that shape organizational life. His current work considers the way in which the intersection between professional, individual and group identities enables and constrains people under conditions of change.

Peter is centrally concerned with improving people’s understanding of the intra- and inter-personal dynamics that shape organizational life. His research interests lie in the social construction of identity. That is, he examines who people say they are and who others understand them to be. Examining these identity claims affords insight into the way individuals and groups construct themselves through language and the relationships this implies with other individuals, groups and areas of the business. This approach affords Peter insight to the-way-things-are-round-here from which he is able to unpick what is, and is not, happening and why. This has proved a fruitful way of understanding the personal and organizational problems thrown up by strategic change and the process of policy development and execution. As this suggests Peter has conducted research in both public and private settings preferring an approach in which he works with managers to build joint understandings that shape theory and practice. His current work considers the way in which the intersection between professional, individual and group identities enables and constrains people under conditions of change.

In addition to a stream of publications, Peter has run conference streams in identity at conferences including BAM and EURAM, and has acted as editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Public Administration focussing on identity change. He is a member of the British Academy of Management’s decision making Council and currently chairs the academy’s Special Interest Group in Identity.

Before becoming a lecturer Peter spent over a decade working as an accounting manager in the manufacturing and service sectors. The unique combination of research interests and experience Peter possesses has seen him deliver challenging, managerially-relevant education in Change Management, Strategic Facilitation and Professional Management Practice for both postgraduate and executive development audiences. He has a long association with the post-graduate courses in management offered by Strathclyde’s business school including the MBA. He is currently the Honours Co-ordinator for the Management undergraduate pathway.

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Peter McInnes

Lecturer in Management and Change Leadership, Director of MSc Business and Management

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