John Hassard is Professor of Organisational Analysis at Alliance MBS. Previously he taught at the London Business School and the universities of Cardiff and Keele, where he was Head of the School of Management. He was also previously Fellow in Management Learning at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He has published 20 books and over 100 refereed articles in journals such as Academy of Management Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Human Relations, Industrial Relations, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies. Before commencing an academic career Professor Hassard worked as an equities dealer on the Northern Stock Exchange.