Jamie L. Callahan

Jamie L. Callahan
Durham University | DU · Durham University Business School

Ph.D. in Human Resource Studies from Tilburg University; Ed.D. in Human & Organizational Learning from The George Washington University

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Introduction
My research agenda applies concepts of adult learning and organisation studies to explore issues of and resistance to power and privilege in relation to marginalised groups' (especially women's) experiences of leadership, emotion management, and organisational contexts. My current work has two core strands. One applies gender mainstreaming approaches to facilitate equity within organisations. The other explores mechanisms of academic activism to deconstruct power in higher education organisations to facilitate equity within and beyond universities. I am happy to receive proposals from prospective PhD applicants interested in doing (primarily qualitative) research in the above areas.
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - present
Northumbria University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • I currently hold a chair in Leadership & HRD in the Newcastle Business School. I also serve on the Faculty Executive team as the Director of Equality & Diversity for the Faculty of Business & Law.
January 2013 - August 2016
Drexel University
Position
  • Professor
August 2001 - December 2012
Texas A&M University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (89)
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Emerging from a decade rocked by global warfare and a pandemic, the 1920s were an era of dramatic social, technological, and economic change worldwide. Women enjoyed newfound freedoms (including the right for many to vote), the Jazz Age commenced, technology improved communication and transportation on a mass consumerist scale, and the economy boom...
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This paper orchestrates alterethnographical reflections in which we, women, polyphonically document, celebrate and vocalise the sound of change. This change is represented in Kamala Harris’s appointment as the first woman, woman of colour, and South Asian American as the US Vice President, breaking new boundaries of political leadership, and harves...
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This essay contributes a new perspective to debates about journal ranking lists and their effects on the practice of scholarship. Our argument is grounded in practice theory and draws on Bourdieu’s concept of field. We examine the effect of metrics, targets and rankings on Human Resource Development (HRD), a conjunctive field associated with the Ma...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore how peer coaching in action learning meetings stimulates teachers to experience transformational learning through critically reflecting on the perceptions that shape their beliefs about student bullying. Design/methodology/approach The authors used interpretative phenomenological analysis to understa...
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Followers are thought to be keenly attuned to supervisor behaviors because these can affect their learning, well‐being, and performance at work. However, a practical and empirically tested measure of constructive supervisor behaviors that are valued by followers is not available in the literature. We develop a Constructive Supervisor Behavior Scale...
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Against a backdrop of contentious political landscapes of Brexit and the Trump victory, we reflect on our own experience of an attempt to engage in an activist event for academics that failed. We contend that our experiences of failure in this event, revealed by fantasy spaces and emotional derailment, serve as lessons for reinvigorating possibilit...
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In this review, we explore the evolution of scholarly research about organizational storytelling over the past 40 years in a sample of 165 papers published between 1975 and 2015. We contend that organizational storytelling has established a conventional foothold beside the dominant, scientific narrative of organization studies. Meanwhile, the voice...
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This presentation provides the Equality, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EED&I) mainstreaming and organizational change framework of C3PO (Culture, Communication, Curriculum, People, & Policy). In this presentation, I encourage women to stop 'leaning in' and, instead, to demand support structures so they can start 'leaning on'.
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The ‘scourge of self-plagiarism’ has begun to find a place in the discourse of organization and management scholarship. Whether a real issue of concern or a moral panic, self-plagiarism has captured the attention of authors, editors, publishers, and plagiarism-detection software companies. The types of behaviors castigated as self-plagiarism and th...
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The Problem Organizations face several challenges that stand poised to place a significant strain on the availability of qualified leaders. Flatter organization structures, the use of more teams, and impending retirements of the Baby Boomer generation mean that the field of human resource development (HRD) must be prepared to help organizations dev...
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The purpose of this inquiry was to pose critical questions about a recent journal article entitled “Thai bar girls and farang: A customized inter-cultural professional services market.” In this article, women selling sex was considered a market transaction could be enhanced through HRD interventions. Five HRD scholars drew together in their outrage...
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Using Giddens’s Structuration Theory as a lens, this article theorizes an organizational change perspective that emphasizes the role of the marginalized. The context for this work is the current changes within the Roman Catholic Church, with respect to its teaching and norms around homosexuality. The change perspective proposes the emergence of “Le...
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The phenomenon of women immigrating to marry has resulted in changing labor markets and increasing workforce diversity. However, because of a lack of social capital in their new country, immigrant women face significant barriers to gaining employment, have access to only limited work arenas, or remain at home as housewives. Existing studies of immi...
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This book contends that the project of Critical Human Resource Development (CHRD) is to effect change/transformation, and that, as such, critical scholars must expose the injustices and inequities associated with the neoliberal narrative which forms the dominant rationality of current mainstream HRD practice. In other words, those that would change...
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This book contends that the project of Critical Human Resource Development (CHRD) is to effect change/transformation, and that, as such, critical scholars must expose the injustices and inequities associated with the neoliberal narrative which forms the dominant rationality of current mainstream HRD practice. In other words, those that would change...
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The Problem Human resource development (HRD) has become powerfully influenced by a dominant rationality in which masculine characteristics of assertiveness, objectivity, control, and performance are privileged without question, resulting in inequitable practices and social systems such as sexism, racism, and capitalism. The humanistic roots of the...
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to identify how themes and contributions featured in the four scholarly journals sponsored by the largest human resource development (HRD) research association (the Academy of Human Resource Development, AHRD) reflect the changing identity of the HRD field. Design/methodology/approach – A frequency and conten...
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Paradigms aid organizational researchers in their quest to find the ‘truth’ of a particular event, phenomenon, activity, or topic and by providing them a framework with which to make assumptions about the nature of society and reality. According to Burrell and Morgan (1978), organizational researchers use one of four paradigms: functionalist, inter...
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This article suggests a qualitatively different type of ‘space’ that fits the classic definition of what constitutes an ‘organization’, but that is frequently rejected as being beyond the scope of HRD because it does not fit preconceived notions of an ‘organization’. In this article, I describe how social movements are spaces analogous to organizat...
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Research has shown that women commonly hold positions of leadership within nonprofit organizations, while men typically hold the leadership positions within for-profit organizations. However, little research on women's leadership roles has been conducted within European Union countries. The purpose of this article is to examine women's leadership p...
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Postgraduate physician assistant (PA) programs designed to train individuals for the workplace have existed since the advent of the profession itself. These residency programs continue to grow in number despite the lack of outcome data supporting improvements in PA learning, effects on career development, or improved patient care. Leadership bodies...
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Purpose ‐ This article aims to develop a conceptual framework delineating the key dimension of the learning organization which significantly influences learning transfer. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The conceptual framework was developed by analyzing previous studies and synthesizing the results associated with the following four relationships: t...
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Gay former BP chief executive Lord John Browne resigned his position in 2007 after losing a legal battle to keep a tabloid from printing stories that would ‘out’ him, and purport false accusations of professional misconduct involving a former partner. A comprehensive view of the circumstances leading to Browne's resignation provided a basis for the...
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In this article, I will explore the ways in which power is constructed through concepts of “civility” and “incivility.” I contend that traditional desires to moderate or diffuse the emotions labeled as uncivil can result in stagnation or alienation for the employee. From a critical perspective, incivility may be an attempt to create dissonance that...
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Purpose - This paper aims to present an alternative and critical view of online learning for and by HRD professionals. Design/methodology/approach - This paper is positioned as a conceptual reflection regarding practical implications not frequently considered with regard to implementing online learning systems. Findings - This paper contends that m...
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Servant leadership has been evaluated, debated, and written about as a theoretical basis of leadership for forty years since Robert Greenleaf wrote his 1970 essay The Servant as Leader. Nevertheless, much of the research work in support of servant leadership is based on opinion, case study, and emotional arguments. In spite of limited research, and...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that training designers can, and should, account for organizational culture during training needs assessments. Design/methodology/approach – Utilizing the approach and arguments in Giddens' structuration theory, the paper conceptually applies these tenets to training and development programs wit...
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This article explores the role of training practices at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in perpetuating power and control issues and the potential consequences of those practices. This article also includes an overview of the training practices at the USAFA, issues of power and control manifested in the training process, and gendered re...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the connections between individual learning, intrapreneurship, and organizational learning to create an alternative model of how learning facilitates performance in organizations. Design/methodology/approach – This is a conceptual paper selecting targeted scholarly works that provide support for th...
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Because emotion plays such a large part in the creation of the hegemony of consumerist ideology, we contend that any complete understanding of consumer resistance movements must also take into account the role of emotion in fighting against consumerist ideologies and global corporate control. In this article, we theorize about the role emotion play...
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This study explores the court system's treatment of students' Fourth Amendment rights in cases emerging from contrasting minority school settings and whether discrepancies exist in case outcomes between these extremes. From virtually every search and seizure case that occurred between the 1985 U.S. Supreme Court case in New Jersey v. T.L.O. and Dec...
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When women work in male-dominated organizations, do they form collaborative networks with other women or do they take on the practices of the male-dominated community they are a part of? In this paper, we explore how female staff and volunteer members participate within a male-dominated non-profit organization. We use communities of practice as a l...
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Educators and learners in adult education have been sentenced to online learning before we have truly explored the verdict of whether online learning is all it is touted to be. The vast majority of online learning dialogue has extolled the virtues of cybereducation as not only the future but the salvation of education (Brabazon, 2002; Menchik, 2004...
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Emerging leaders are involved in a continual learning process that includes professional and personal identities that intersect and diverge. The identities are coupled with multiple roles and expectations that are embedded within work and non-work identities. This paper examines the impact of leadership development programmes on emerging leaders in...
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The problem and the solution. Leadership development is arguably one of the most important activities undertaken by human resource development (HRD) professionals.The process of leadership development has implications for each of the three primary categories of action that characterize the field of HRD: career development ; training and development...
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The problem and the solution. Creating leaders requires both leadership education and leadership development activities.This article describes an innovative leadership education program that uses the popular culture artifacts described in this issue as a foundation for creating leaders. This program provides a flexibility that makes it applicable t...
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School–university partnerships are not uni-dimensional projects. Success in these partnerships can be found in loosely-coupled systems such as client–server partnerships and in more tightly-coupled systems such as collaborative development centers. Using a comparative case study approach, we explore two school–university partnership case studies an...
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Most literature portrays mentoring as a means to enhance or maintain organizational stability. Thus, mentoring is viewed as a mechanism to achieve organizational goals. From this perspective, HRD scholars may be ignoring an elementary aspect of mentoring - a deeply personal, developmental relationship between two individuals. This paper explores th...
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At least twenty-three journals in the social sciences purportedly require authors to report effect sizes and, to a much lesser extent, confidence intervals; yet these requirements are rarely clear in the information for contributors. This article reviews some of the literature criticizing the exclusive use of null hypothesis significance testing (N...
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Human resource development (HRD) uses a wide variety of theories from multiple disciplines and fields of study to create its own unique field of scholarly practice. As with any field, however, we tend to get comfortable with familiar theories and theorists and fail to explore other possible sources of wisdom. One scholar whose work is worthy of stu...
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This non-refereed contribution to Human Resource Development International represents the reflections of three US delegates who attended the 6th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe in Leeds, England, in May 2005. We begin by providing an overview of the conference programme, examine the conference theme as reflected...
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Each individual has a life story, and it is this story that gives us an identity, allowing us to exist and function among one another. It is natural for us to communicate through narratives. The process of creating a sense of identity through storytelling allows us to participate in interpersonal relationships, while constructing and sustaining a s...
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Purpose – Folk theory and empirical studies generally indicate that women tend to be somewhat more expressive than men. The present study seeks to determine whether there are gender-related emotion-expressiveness differences among senior executives and to explore the extent to which there are emotion expressiveness differences by organizational pos...
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Different epistemological frameworks are presented for the effective collection of creativity data in organizations. It is suggested that researchers’ epistemological approaches can significantly influence collection methods and subsequent outcomes. Classic sociological epistemological approaches—functionalism, interpretivism, radical humanism, and...
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This study reports the findings of a qualitative study of competitive West Coast Swing dancers that incorporated both ethnographic and phenomenological techniques. A modern variation of the original Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing is typically learned in dance studios and non‐profit clubs. The West Coast Swing community can be considered a community of...
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Globalization is a complex process of worldwide changes that brings a great deal of good but is not without its dark side. With corporations having a significant role in globalization, HRD professionals face tough choices about whether and how to be involved.
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I explore the role of training practices at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in perpetuating power and control issues and the potential consequences of those practices. I argue that trainee responses to control deprivation may have resulted in alleged sexual assaults by male cadets and the eating disorders manifested by female cadets. Th...
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As the concept of emotion in organizations gains popularity in both research and practice, the danger of atheoretical application grows. Scholars of emotion in organizations have begun to refer to Giddens’ (1979) structuration theory as potentially relevant for the phenomenon of emotion. This article demonstrates how existing research on emotion ca...
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Emotions play a more significant part in the process of critique than many acknowledge, and we must take them into account when thinking about adult education practices.
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Human resource development (HRD) can be seen as both a professional field and an organizational function; the I-A framework introduced in this article is a heuristic that enables us to understand HRD from both of these perspectives. Although scholars have presented frameworks for under-standing the underlying theories, philosophies, and meanings of...
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This study examined the influence of affect, curiosity, and socialization-related learning on job performance, with 233 service industry employees from a diverse variety of occupations completing surveys at their places of work. Both state and trait curiosity and socialization-related learning (learning associated with employee socialization) were...
Conference Paper
This study addresses the question of whether or not there is a linkage between HRD education, practice and research. By reviewing HRD graduate curriculum, AHRD member research interests, and analyzing the contents of the primary HRD empirical journal, we analyzed three years worth of data. Results indicated that there are many overlaps in the foci...
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This study explores the ways in which the expression and management of emotion influence organizational action. The interview sample consisted of 21 volunteer leaders of a non-profit professional association. The triangulated design included interviews, observations, and document analyses. Emotion expression was primarily associated with externally...
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The problem and the solution. Emotion research is frequently classified into psychological and sociological approaches; the authors believe this dichotomization is limiting and not representative of the nature of emotion in organizations. The authors contend that the ways in which people conceptualize the nature of emotion and its role in organizat...
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This case study of a not-for-profit organization uses Hochschild's emotion systems theory and Parsons's social systems theory to examine the purposes for which organizational members managed their experience or expression of emotion. The study found that emotion work actions were attributed to all four system functions of Parsons's theory. The stud...
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This case study of a not-for-profit organization uses Hochschild's emotion systems theory and Parsons's social systems theory to examine the purposes for which organizational members managed their experience or expression of emotion. The study found that emotion work actions were attributed to all four system functions of Parsons's theory. The stud...
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This study was a review of organizational learning definitions and methodological approaches used or proposed in the articles submitted to the 1998 Academy of Management mid-year Organizational Learning: Moving from Theory to Research conference. The conference participants presented ontological differences regarding the nature of organizational le...
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Thesis (M.A.)--Georgetown University, 1991. Includes bibliographical references.

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An organizational change project seeking to improve the culture of equality (sameness), equity (fairness), diversity, and inclusion (EED&I). The Equity Challenge Project at the Faculty of Business & Law at Northumbria University is part of a much broader project applying the same principles of mainstreaming to effect EED&I culture change in multiple organizations. *Please note that some of the supporting research posted here will have been conducted in and for other institutions.