Scholarly Papers and Teaching Materials
Rory deposits all his academic works in the Sheffield Hallam University Research Archive (SHURA).
Rory has deposited about 90 documents (articles and teaching materials) in the Scribd Document Repository.
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Rory is a regular contributor to national and international conferences on governance and management in co-operative and social enterprises. A full list of his peer-reviewed publications is availble from his Wikipedia page.
Leading Social Enterprise Text Book
Rory's textbook Understanding Social Enterprise: Theory and Practice (co-authored with Mike Bull at Manchester Metropolitan University) for Sage Publications has received many endorsements from leading figures in the cooperative and social enterprise community, and positive reviews in several academic journals. It has been adopted as the core text for social enterprise courses in the UK, Ireland, Austria, Germany, France, Greece, Switzerland and Indonesia. After its publications, he acted as a British Council consultant to universities and policy makers in Ukraine, Indonesia and Montenegro, and has been an invited speaker to university hosted events on social economy in Denmark, Ireland, France, Croatia, Montenegro, Ukraine, Indonesia and Japan.
The second edition is due for publication in November 2015.
For independent reviews by users/readers of the book see the publisher's website.
Rory's first book Silent Revolution: Creating and Managing Social Enterprises, grew out of debates in management seminars at the worker co-operative Computercraft Ltd (London). It captures some of the management thinking that informed the development of social enterprise during the period 1999-2001. The book was not published until early 2002 and received little publicity at the time (it served mainly as an internal management text). Nevertheless, electronic copies and a few printed copies influenced leading practioners of workplace democracy and the Employee Ownership Association. It led to a PhD Studentship that allowed Rory to establish his academic career.
Rory's second book Emotion, Seduction and Intimacy: Alternative Perspectives on Organisation Behaviour is a product of Rory's doctoral research: a scholarly examination of the way emotional life contributes to social structures and inter-personal behaviour inside and outside the workplace. This ground-breaking book helps managers and consultants at all levels rethink the application of democratic principles in the modern workplace and is now available in print and Kindle versions from Booktrope (formerly Libertary).