Management Lessons from Game of Thrones: Organization Theory and Strategy in Westeros. London: Edward Elgar, 2022 (shortlisted for a British SF Association Award and a World Fantasy Award)

Global Taiwanese: Asian Skilled Labour Migrants in a Changing World. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021

Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management. Nigel Holden, Snejina Michailova and Suzanne Tietze, eds. London: Routledge [Section Editor with responsibility for New Business Landscapes]. 2015.

Professional Identities: Policy and Practice at Work in Business and Bureaucracy. Coedited with Shirley Ardener, Oxford: Berghahn, 2007

Transnational Business Cultures: Life and Work in a Multinational Corporation, London: Routledge, 2005 (free e-inspection copies available for lecturers!)

Integration: Mapping the Field. Oxford: Centre for Migration and Policy Research and Refugee Studies Centre for the Home Office. Co-authored with Stephen Castles et al., 2001


Ethics and international business research: Considerations and best practices, with Stewart R. Miller and Lorraine Eden, International Business Review, 33 (1), 2024.

'Thinking About How We Think': Using Bourdieu's Epistemic Reflexivity to Reduce BIAS in International Business Research, with David S.A. Guttormsen, Management International Review, 63, pp. 542-559, 2023.

A framework for a more reflexive engagement with ethnography in International Business Studies, with Jasmin Mahadevan, Journal of World Business, 58(4), 2023.

Doctor Who, The Stone Tape and the Search for British Identity, Foundation Journal 140, 2022.

Multiple interpretations of "national culture" and the implications for international business: The case of Taiwan, Journal of World Business, 55 (5), 2020.

“‘National culture’ as an integrating agent in the post-acquisition organisation”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 32 (13), pp. 2783-2806, 2019.

"Yes We Can, But How? Women's Representation in Global Business," with Amanda Bullough, Amanda Budde-Sung and Tugba Kalafatoglu, AIB Insights 19(4), November 2019.

"Colonialism and Postcolonialism in the Cartmel and Davies Eras of Doctor Who", with Alan Stevens, Foundation 47 (3), 2018

"Research on Women in International Business and Management: Then, Now, and Next", with Amanda Bullocugh and Tugba Kalafatoglu, Cross-Cultural and Strategic Management Journal, 24 (2), 2017.

Guest editor on Cross-Cultural and Strategic Management Journal's Special Issue on Gender in Cross-Cultural Management (Issue 24 [2])

"Altered States of Consciousness: MNCs and Ethnographic Studies", Review of Sociology 49, pp. 161-189, doi: 10.1108/S0733-558X20160000049006, 2017.

"Flexible identities and cross-border knowledge networking." Critical Perspectives on International Business 12 (4), pp. 318 - 330, doi: , 2016

"City of sojourners versus city of settlers: transnationalism, location and identity among Taiwanese professionals in London and Toronto." Global Networks 16 (3), pp. 372–390, doi:  10.1111/glob.12120 , 2016

"An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: A 'Native Category' Approach to Gender, Diveristy and Cross-Cultural Management." International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26 (2): 216-230 doi: 10.1080/09585192.2014.922356 , 2015

“Ambivalent Perspectives: The Problems and Potentials of Ethnographic Research for Cross-Cultural Management.”  Thunderbird International Business Review 55 (4), 2013

Identity, Knowledge and Strategy in the UK Subsidiary of an Anglo-German Automobile Manufacturer” International Business Review 21 (2), 2012, pp. 281-292.

 “The Diorama: Symbolism, Interpretation and Identity in the British Plant of a Transnational Automobile Manufacturer.” Management International Review 55 (9), 2012, pp. 619-642.

 “Holistic Ethnography: Studying the Impact of Multiple National Identities on Post-Acquisition Organizations.” Journal of International Business Studies, 42 (5), 2011, pp. 654-671

Ambivalence, Anthropology and Business: Exploring a Key Contribution of Ethnographic Research in International Organisations.” Social Anthropology 19 (4), 2011.

Ethnic Identity, Sensemaking, Narratives and Sojourner Adjustment among Korean Entrepreneurs in London (UK),” with Sid Lowe and Ki Soon Hwang, Culture and Organization 17 (1), 2011, pp. 31-46.

“Cultural Cohesion in a German MNC UK Subsidiary”, with Chris Rees, Employee Relations 30 (2), 2008, pp. 176-189

"Paradigmapping Studies of Culture and Organization", with Sid Lowe and Adrian N. Carr, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 7 (2), 2007, pp. 237-251

"Work-Life Balance: Contrasting Managers and Workers in an MNC", Employee Relations 29 (4), 2007, pp. 385-399.

Strategy, Power and Negotiation:  Social Control and Expatriate Managers in a German Multinational Corporation.” International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17 (3), 2006: 399-413

Symbols of Organization: Informal Ways of Negotiating the Global and the Local in MNCs.” Global Networks 4 (2), 2004, 181-198.

 “Internal Diversity and Culture’s Consequences: Branch/Head Office Relations in a German MNC.” Management International Review, 43: 2, 2003

Telling it like it is: News Websites and Online Newspapers.” Global Networks 2 (2), 2002

Book Chapters

"Jokes Without Frontiers, War Without Tears." In L. Sciama, ed., Humour, Comedy and Laughter: Obscenities, Paradoxes, Insights and the Renewal of Life, Oxford: Berghahn, 2016.

“Learning from Experience: Ethnographic Research, International Business Studies and Mainstream Anthropology.” In C. Wang, D. Ketchen and D. Bergh, eds., West Meets East: Challenges and Opportunities for Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, Boston: Emerald, 2012>

“On A Clear Day You Can See Forever: Taking a Holistic Approach to Ethnographic Case Studies in Business.” In C. Welch and R. Marschan-Piekkari, Rethinking the Case Study Approach in International Business Research, London: Edward Elgar, 2011.

“Shifting Perspectives: Multiple Cultures and Community Embeddedness in an Anglo-German MNC,” in C. Nakata (ed.) Beyond Hofstede, New York: Macmillan, 2009, pp. 201-221.

"Can 'German' become 'International'? Reactions to Globalisation in Two Multinational Corporations", in C. Smith, B. McSweeney and R. Fitzgerald (eds.), Remaking Management, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008

“The Human Factor: Daleks, the ‘Evil Human’ and Faustian Legend in Doctor Who.” With Alan Stevens. In Time And Relative Dissertations In Space: Interpreting Doctor Who, David Butler (ed.), Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007

"The German School in London, UK: Fostering the Next Generation of National Cosmopolitans?" In Anne Coles and Meike Fechter, eds., Gender and Family among Transnational Professionals, London: Routledge, 2007

 “What Women Really Want: Gender, Ethnicity and Job Expectations on an Automobile Factory Assembly Line,” in Judith Okeley et al (eds.), Identity and Networks: Fashioning Gender and Ethnicity across Cultures, Oxford: Berg, 2007

 “Governing the Outposts? Exploring the role of expatriate managers in a German multinational corporation,” in Michael Mayer and Mike Geppert (eds.) Global, National and Local Practices in Multinational Corporations, London: Palgrave, 2005

“One of the Gals who’s one of the Guys: Men, Masculinity and Drag.” In Changing Sex and Bending Gender, Alison Shaw (ed.), Oxford: Berg, 2005


“The Changing Face of Women Managers in Asia.” Personnel Review, 39:1 (2009)

“Managing International Teams: Global Perspectives.” Journal of International Management 12 (4), 2006, pp. 513-515

“Local Players in Global Games.” Journal of International Business Studies 36 (6), 2005

“The Changing Contours of German Industrial Relations.” Work Employment and Society 18, 2004


Provided online content for 6th and 7th editions of Global Shift by Peter Dicken (London: Sage), 2010 and 2014

“Recruitment and Selection of International Managers” In Chris Rees and Tony Edwards (eds.), International Human Resource Management, 2nd ed. London: Pearson, 2010

“Erving Goffman and Social Identity” (pp. 849-852 in volume 2) and “Case Studies in Anthropology” (pp. 86-92 in volume 1), Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, London: Sage, 2009

“Recruitment and Selection of International Managers” In Chris Rees and Tony Edwards (eds.), International Human Resource Management, London: Pearson, 2005

Anthropology books

Professional Identities (with Shirley Ardener)


By Your Command: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Battlestar Galactica vol. 1

Audio dramas

Kaldor City: Metafiction


Driving Ambition