Dr Evelyn Fenton

Associate Professor of Organisation, Culture and Society

Dr Evelyn Fenton

Dr Evelyn Fenton

Research Division Lead
Postgraduate Research Director
Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
By area: Strategy as practice, professional identity creation, organisation design
By industry: Professional services, cultural and creative
HBS 240, Whiteknights campus
+44 (0) 118 378 5057


Evelyn Fenton is a lecturer in Organisation Studies at Henley Business School. During over ten years on the faculty she has taught courses in organisational behaviour, strategy and research skills at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Currently she is teaching the Masters course in Designing Organisations and the PhD course Advanced Qualitative Methods. For several years she has been the School Director of Teaching and Learning for Management and the Postgraduate Senior Tutor. She is now the Phd Director for the School of Leadership, Organisation and Behaviour.

Further Responsibilities

Module convenor for Designing Organisations on Postgraduate Programmes. Module convenor for Advanced Qualitative methods on PhD Programmes. programme Director for PhDs School of Leadership, Organisation and Behaviour.



Fenton, E. (2007) Visualising strategic change: the role and impact of process maps as boundary objects in reorganisation. European Management Journal, 25 (2). pp. 104-117. ISSN 0263-2373

Jarzabkowski, P. and Fenton, E. (2006) Strategizing and organizing in pluralistic contexts. Long Range Planning, 39 (6). pp. 631-648. ISSN 0024-6301


Fenton, E. and Pettigrew, A.M. (2006) Leading change in the new professional service firm: characterizing strategic leadership in a global context. In: Greenwood, R. and Suddaby, R. (eds.) Professional service firms. Research in the sociology of organizations, 24. Emerald, pp. 101-137. ISBN 9780762313020

Fenton, E. and Pettigrew, A. (2003) Complementary change: towards global integration in four professional service organizations. In: Pettigrew, A., Whittington, R., Melin, L., Sanchez-Runde, C., van den Bosch, F.A.J., Ruigrok, W. and Numagami, N. (eds.) Innovative forms of organizing: international perspectives. Sage Publications, London, pp. 208-240. ISBN 9780761964360

Research supervision:

Myrtle Emmanuel: The relational nature of undergraduates' career self-management

Lorenzo Todoro: Authentic Leader Development as identity Transformation.