Staff Profiles

Professor Juliette Koning

Professor in Organisational Studies

Business and Management

Oxford Brookes Business School

Juliette Koning p0076062

Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 485613


Location: CLC G14, Headington Campus

I am Professor in Organisational Studies at Oxford Brookes Business School and Director of the Research Centre on Business, Society and Global Challenges. I have a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After a career in social anthropology, I turned my academic interest to organisation studies, in particular the study of small business organisations in Southeast Asia and more recently the study of private security organisations in South Africa and the UK and transnational organised crime and maritime security in Indonesia. I am particularly interested in crossing disciplinary boundaries which explain my research interests in small businesses, leadership, security, privatisation, regulations, identity, religion, spirituality, ethnicity, and kinship. I have published widely on these topics such as a recent (2018) article in Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice (with Michiel Verver) combining kinship and entrepreneurship with the title “Towards a Kinship Perspective on Entrepreneurship” or on learning and identity work in Management Learning (2016, with Liam Moore) called “Intersubjective Identity Work and Sensemaking of Adult Learners on a Postgraduate Coaching Course”. I also have a keen interest in research methodology and qualitaive research, such as the chapter (2018) with Sylwia Ciuk and Monika Kostera on “Organizational Ethnographies” in The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research (edited by C. Cassell, A. Cunliffe and G. Grandy) and an article with Can Seng Ooi (2013) on “Awkward Encounters and Ethnography” in Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. Some of my edited volumes include “New Religiosities, Modern Capitalism and Moral Complexities in Southeast Asia” (edited with Gwenael Njoto-Feillard) published (2017) by Palgrave/MacMillan (New York) and “Chinese Indonesians and Regime Change” (with Marleen Dieleman and Peter Post) published by Brill in 2011 (Boston). I present my research among others at EGOS (European Group for Organisational Studies), where I am co-convenor of a Standing Working Group on Organisational Ethnography and I regularly organise panels and chair sessions at numerous international conferences both in Europe and Asia. I acts as PI and Co-I on externally funded research projects (ESRC/AHRC, British Council/Newton, CREST) in cooperation with universities in the UK (the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University), Europe (VU University Amsdterdam), Southeast Asia (Singapore and Indonesia) and South Africa; I have recently been appointed as Research Fellow for 5-years with the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) at Stellenbosch University, South Africa and as visiting professor at the Department of Organization Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.