Dr Scott Taylor

Dr Scott Taylor

Department of Management
Business School Director of External Engagement and Responsible Business
Reader/Associate Professor in Leadership & Organization Studies

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Scott Taylor joined the School in April 2013. He previously worked at Essex, Exeter, and Loughborough universities, and at Birmingham from 2002 to 2007. He has visited and taught at the universities of Auckland, Delhi, GFV-EAESP Sao Paolo, Jeddah, Melbourne and Lapland. Scott is currently Development Editor for the Journal of Business Ethics, and an editorial board member for Academy of Management Learning & Education, Leadership, and Organization.


MA (Arts), University of Glasgow

MA (Human Resource Management), University of Bolton

PhD (Management), Manchester Metropolitan University


Scott’s research currently focuses on feminism in organizations. Current projects include the use of quotas to change women’s representation in political parties, and women working in the craft brewing sector.

Postgraduate supervision

Jennifer Davies, distributed leadership in the National Health Service

Isbahna Naz, gendered careers in banking

Hind Alsudays, gender pay gap

Andrew Maile, virtues and wisdom in leadership education


  • Contemporary feminism in workplaces
  • Craft work
  • Quotas in organizations and professions

Other activities

  • Director of External Engagement & Responsible Business
  • Academic lead for accreditations
  • Member of Chartered Association of Business Schools Equality, Diversity & Inclusion committee


Recent publications


Steinþórsdóttir, F, Carmichael, F & Taylor, S 2021, 'Gendered workload allocation in universities: a feminist analysis of practices and possibilities in a European University', Gender, Work and Organization. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12709

Prasad, A, Centeno, A, Rhodes, C, Nisar, MA, Taylor, S, Tienari, J & Alakavuklar, ON 2021, 'What are men's roles and responsibilities in the feminist project for gender egalitarianism?', Gender, Work and Organization, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 1579-1599. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12573, https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12573

Smolovic-Jones, O, Smolovic-Jones, N, Taylor, S & Yarrow, E 2020, ''I wanted more women in, but...': Oblique resistance to gender equality initiatives', Work, Employment & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017020936871

Bell, E, Meriläinen, S, Taylor, S & Tienari, J 2020, 'Dangerous knowledge: the political, personal, and epistemological promise of feminist research in management and organization studies', International Journal of Management Reviews, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 177-192. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12221

McCarthy, L, Soundararajan, V & Taylor, S 2020, 'The hegemony of men in global value chains: why it matters for labour governance', Human Relations, vol. 74, no. 12, pp. 2051-2074. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726720950816, https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726720950816

Smolovic-Jones, N, Smolovic-Jones, O, Yarrow, E & Taylor, S 2020, 'Theorising gender desegregation as political work: The case of the Welsh Labour party', Gender, Work and Organization. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12445

Smolovic-Jones, N, Smolovic-Jones, O, Taylor, S & Yarrow, E 2020, 'Theorizing gender desegregation as political work: The case of the Welsh Labour Party', Gender, Work and Organization.

Barros, A & Taylor, S 2020, 'Think tanks, business and civil society: the ethics of promoting pro-corporate ideologies', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 162, pp. 505–517. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-018-4007-y

Taylor, S 2019, 'Craft Economies, Susan Luckman and Nicola Thomas (eds) (2018)', Craft Research. https://doi.org/10.1386/crre_00008_5

Durepos, G, Shaffner, E & Taylor, S 2019, 'Developing critical organizational history: context, practice, and implications', Organization. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508419883381

Tienari, J & Taylor, S 2019, 'Feminism and men: ambivalent space for acting up', Organization, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 948-960. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508418805287

Bell, E, Meriläinen, S, Taylor, S & Tienari, J 2019, 'Time’s up! Feminist theory and activism meets organization studies', Human Relations, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 4-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726718790067


Spence, LJ & Taylor, S 2021, Toward future directions for critical CSR: beyond framing CSR as strategic, political, or utopian. in T Maak, NM Pless, M Orlitzky & S Sandhu (eds), The Routledge Companion to Corporate Social Responsibility. 1 edn, Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Marketing, Taylor & Francis, pp. 331-341. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003152651-33

Smolović-Jones, O, Smolović-Jones, S, Taylor, S & Yarrow, E 2020, Men researching women’s experiences of sexism and discrimination: An impossible position? in The Routledge Companion to Organizational Diversity Research Methods. Taylor and Francis, pp. 50-58. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429265716-6

Land, C, Sutherland, N & Taylor, S 2018, Back to the brewster: craft brewing, gender and the dialectical interplay of retraditionalisation and innovation. in E Bell, G Mangia, S Taylor & ML Toraldo (eds), The organization of craft work: identities, meanings and materiality. Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society, Routledge, New York.

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