Kent Business School

About

Patricia Lewis' research is located in the broad area of Gender and Organisation Studies and she is interested in exploring the impact of social and cultural norms (connected to gender) on managers, management and organisations. She draws on a range of concepts derived from a poststructuralist feminist position with attention directed at issues of gendered discourses, gendered identity and gendered identity work. Her empirical work is largely located in the area of entrepreneurship studies with a main focus on female entrepreneurs. Within this context she has explored issues such as the masculine norm attached to entrepreneurship and its impact on women's access to the entrepreneurial field; the identity work of female entrepreneurs; the emergence of the 'mumpreneur' as a new entrepreneurial persona.

She is currently exploring the notion of postfeminism, working from a position which understands this cultural phenomena as a discursive formation which is shaping and fashioning contemporary feminine identity. In seeking to demonstrate how the concept of postfeminism can be used critically in the gender and organisation studies field she is developing the notion of entrepreneurial femininities and argues for the need to build in-depth understanding of the (gendered) nature of women's inclusion in organisations in general and entrepreneurship in particular.

Patricia has published her work in a range of journals including Organization Studies, Human Relations, Gender, Work and Organization, International Journal of Management Reviews, British Journal of Management and Journal of Business Ethics. Patricia is currently a co-researcher with colleagues from Cranfield University, University of Essex and Middlesex University on an ESRC funded seminar series entitled Exploring Gendered Inclusion in Contemporary Organisations.

Contact Information

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Room 210
Sibson
Kent Business School
Canterbury
CT2 7FS

Thursday: 9.00 - 11.00

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Publications

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Article
Lewis, P., Benschop, Y. and Simpson, R. (2017). Postfeminism, Gender and Organization. Gender, Work and Organization [Online] 24:213-225. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12175.
Lewis, P. (2017). Visibly Different from the Academic Norm: An Appreciation of the Scholarship and Friendship of Professor Ruth Simpson. Gender in Management: An International Journal [Online] 32:476-487. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-05-2017-0057.
Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. (2016). Hakim Revisited: Preference, Choice and the Postfeminist Gender Regime. Gender Work and Organization [Online] 24:115-133. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12150.
Lewis, P. (2014). Postfeminism, femininities and organization studies: exploring a new agenda. Organization Studies [Online] 35:1845-1866. Available at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840614539315.
Banihani, M., Lewis, P. and Syed, J. (2013). Is Work Engagement Gendered? . Gender in Management: An International Journal [Online] 28:400-423. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/GM-01-2013-0005.
Lewis, P. (2013). The Search for an Authentic Entrepreneurial Identity: Difference and Professionalism among Women Business Owners . Gender, Work and Organization [Online] 20:252-266. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0432.2011.00568.x.
Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. (2012). Kanter Revisited: Gender, Power and (In)Visibility . International Journal of Management Reviews [Online] 14:141-158. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2370.2011.00327.x.
Simpson, R., Ross-Smith, A. and Lewis, P. (2010). Merit, Special Contribution and Choice: How Women Negotiate between Sameness and Difference in their Organizational Lives. Gender in Management: An International Journal [Online] 25:198-207. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17542411011036400.
Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. (2010). Meritocracy, Difference and Choice: Women's Experience of Advantage and Disadvantage at Work: Introduction. Gender in Management: An International Journal [Online] 25:165-169. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17542411011036374.
Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. (2009). Centring and Engendering Emotions in Service Work: Hochschild's Managed Heart and the Valuing of Feelings in Organisation Research. International Journal Work Organisation and Emotion [Online] 3:56-64. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJWOE.2009.025398.
Lewis, P. (2008). Emotion work and emotion space: Using a spatial perspective to explore the challenging of masculine emotion management practices. British Journal of Management [Online] 19:S130-S140. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2008.00578.x.
Llewellyn, N., Lewis, P. and Woods, A. (2007). Public management and the expansion of an entrepreneurial ethos? Public Management Review [Online] 9:253-267. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719030701340424.
Lewis, P. (2006). The Quest for Invisibility: Female Entrepreneurs and the Masculine Norm of Entrepreneurship. Gender, Work and Organization 13:453-469.
Simpson, R. and Lewis, P. (2005). An Investigation of Silence and a Scrutiny of Transparency: Re-examining Gender in Organization Literature Through the Concepts of Voice and Visibility. Human Relations 58:1253-1275.
Lewis, P. (2005). Suppression or Expression: An Exploration of Emotion Management in a Special Care Baby Unit. Work Employment & Society 19:565-581.
Lewis, P. and Llewellyn, N. (2004). Introduction to Special issue: Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Identity. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Online] 5:5-8. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000004772913737.
Lewis, P. (2004). Developing an Entrepreneurial Identity. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Online] 5:59-63. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000004772913791.
Carr, P. (2003). Revisiting the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: Understanding the Relationship Between Ethics and Enterprise. Journal of Business Ethics [Online] 47:7-16. Available at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/g110656360010506/fulltext.pdf.
Carr, P. and Beaver, G. (2002). The Enterprise Culture: Understanding a Misunderstood Concept. Journal of Strategic Change [Online] 11:105-113. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsc.579.
Carr, P. (2000). Understanding Enterprise Culture:The Fashioning of Enterprise Activity Within Small Businesses. Journal of Strategic Change [Online] 9:405-414. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1099-1697(200011)9:7<405::AID-JSC498>3.0.CO;2-Z.
Book
Simpson, R. and Lewis, P. (2007). Voice, Visibility and the Gendering of Organizations. United Kingdom: Palgrave MacMillan.
Carr, P. (2000). The Age of Enterprise: The Emergence and Evolution of Entrepreneurial Management. [Online]. Dublin: Dublin: Blackhall Publishing. Available at: http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/jsp/id/The_Age_of_Enterprise/9781901657838.
Book section
Lewis, P. (2014). Feminism,Postfeminism and Emerging Feminities in Entrepreneurship. in: The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations. Oxford University Press.
Lewis, P. (2012). Post-Feminism and Entrepreneurship: Interpreting Disgust in a Female Entrepreneurial Narrative. in: Dirty Work: Concepts and Identities. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 223-228.
Simpson, R. et al. (2012). Introducing Dirty Work, Concepts and Identities. in: Dirty Work: Concepts and Identities. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-18.
Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. (2010). Theoretical Insights into the Practices of Revealing and Concealing Gender within Organizations. in: Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. eds. Revealing and Concealing Gender: Issues of Visibility in Organizations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-22.
Lewis, P. (2010). Mumpreneurs: Revealing the Post-Feminist Entrepreneur. in: Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. eds. Revealing and Concealing Gender: Issues of Visibility in Organizations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 124-138.
Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. (2007). Gender and Emotions: Introduction. in: Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. eds. Gendering Emotions in Organizations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-15.
Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. (2007). Emotion work and emotion space in a special care baby unit. in: Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. eds. Gendering Emotions in Organizations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 75-88.
Lewis, P. (2007). The Protestant Ethic. in: Clegg, S. R. and Bailey, J. eds. International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. Sage Publications, Inc .
Lewis, P. (2004). Entrepreneurial Chaos, Entrepreneurial Order and the Dotcom Bubble. in: Harris, L. and Budd, L. eds. E-Economy: Rhetoric or Business Reality. London: Routledge, pp. 28-43.
Edited book
Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. (2010). Revealing and Concealing Gender: Issues of Visibility in Organizations. Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. eds. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Lewis, P. (2007). Gendering Emotions in Organizations. Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. eds. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
Conference or workshop item
Lewis, P. (2013). Mumpreneur: The Emergence & Implications of a Postfeminist Entrepreneurial Identity. in: British Academy of Management.. Available at: http://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=1161&reset=1.
Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. (2013). Hakim Revisited:Preference Theory and Postfeminism. in: British Academy of Managment.. Available at: http://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=1161&reset=1.
Lewis, P. (2013). Feminist Organization Studies and PostFeminism: Exploring a New Agenda. in: Invited Speaker at University of Essex Business School.
Todres, M., Lewis, P. and Laffey, D. (2012). Just Add and Stir A critical Appraisal of the Social Entrepreneurship Studies. in: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.. Available at: http://www.isbe.org.uk/ISBE2012.
Lewis, P. (2012). Mumpreneurs and the Hybridization of Public and Private Space. in: Gender, Work and Organization 7th Biennial International Interdisiplinary Conference.
Lewis, P. (2012). Postfeminism, Multiple Femininities and the (un)doing of Gender in Entrepreneurship. in: European Group of Organisational Studies.. Available at: http://www.egosnet.org/archive/2012_helsinki/general_theme.
Lewis, P. (2012). Feminism, Post-Feminism, and Emerging Femininities in Entrepreneurship. in: Democratising Diversity Management in Europe: Future Research Directions and Challenges.
Lewis, P. (2011). Kanter Revisited: Gender, Power and (In)Visibility. in: Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders.
Lewis, P. and Simpson, R. (2010). Kanter Revisited: Gender, Power and (In)visibility. in: 26th EGOS Colloquium.
Lewis, P. (2010). Disgusted Entrepreneurs: Women Business Owners and Entrepreneurial Identity. in: Gender, Work and Organization Conference.
Lewis, P. (2009). The Female Entrepreneur: A New Entrepreneurial Identity and a New Gendered Challenge for Women Business Owners. in: European Academy of Management Conference.
Lewis, P. (2009). The Search for an Authentic Enterprise Identity: Difference and Professionalism among Women Business Owners. in: British Academy of Management Conference.
Lewis, P. (2008). Reproducing and Resisting the Female Entrepreneur: An Exploration of the Identity Work of Women Business Owners. in: International Labour Process Conference.
Lewis, P. (2007). Seeking disembodiment: Identity work and the suppression of femaleness by women business owners. in: Conference of the British Academy of Management 2007. Coventry: British Academy of Management.
Lewis, P. (2007). Emotion Work and Emotion Space in a Special Care Baby Unit - 'Awarded Best Paper in the Gender and Management Stream'. in: British Academy of Management (BAM) conference.
Lewis, P. and Llewellyn, N. (2006). Enterprise Divisions: Exploring du Gay's Argument for Separate Enterprise Spheres. in: European Group of Organizational Studies, (EGOS), Conference.
Patni, R. and Lewis, P. (2006). The Invisibility of the Consumer in Emotional Labour. in: Gender, Work and Organization Conference.
Lewis, P. (2006). Emotion Work and Emotion Space: Using a Spatial Perspective to Explore Challenges to Masculine Emotion Management Practices. in: Emotion and Aesthetics stream at the Gender, Work and Organization Conference.
Lewis, P. and Llewellyn, N. (2004). Governmentality and the Regulation of Small Business Activity. in: Academy of Management - New Orleans 2004.
Lewis, P. (2004). Suppression or Expression: An Exploration of Emotion Management in a Special Care Baby Unit. in: The Fourth Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life.
Lewis, P. (2003). The Making of an Entrepreneur: Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Identity. in: 19th EGOS Colloquium.
Lewis, P. (2000). Promoting Reflective Management: The Use of Learning Journals in Management Education. in: 2nd International Conference on Connecting Learning and Critique.
Other
Lewis, P. (2012). Consultation about the promotion of female entrepreneursship for the Women's Business Council at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in London. [N/A].
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Research Interests

  • Gender and Identity
  • Gendered Identity Work
  • Entrepreneurial Femininities
  • Female Entrepreneurs

''Patricia has previously written under the name of Carr''

 

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Teaching

Within Kent Business School Patricia convenes four modules as follows:

  • Introduction to Management (BBA and IB)
  • Contemporary Management Challenges (BBA)
  • Entrepreneurship (MBA)
  • Qualitative Methods (PhD)
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Supervision

  • Hyun Jeon Oh: A comparative Study of National Film Policy in France and Korea
  • Nayika Kamales: Gender, Networking & Career Development in a Thai Bureaucracy.
Past supervisees
  • Faleh Albouss: Postfeminism and Middle Eastern Female Academics in UK Universities: A Discursive Analysis
  • Mathew Todres: What Makes Social Enterprise 'Social'?
  • Chris Cornell: Exploring the synergy and distinct differences between the management of profit and non profit business in the UK
  • Muntaha Bani Hani: Women's Work Engagement in Jordan
  • Rodwan Fallatah: The Applicability of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Model to Saudi Religious and Non-Religious Organisations
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Last Updated: 16/08/2017