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Professor Pauline Gleadle

BA (Cambridge) BA (OU) MSc (LSE) PhD (Brunel)

Profile summary

Professional biography

Pauline is a qualified accountant and first worked in the profession followed by spells with a major multinational and then a period as director of finance of a major non-profit organisation. During this time, she completed an Open University degree in psychology. She then entered academia, teaching part-time at a wide variety of universities in the South East as well as writing a lot of distance learning material. In 2003 she joined the Open University from Cranfield School of Management, working on several general management and accounting courses. Most recently, Pauline has been acting as course chair for a new Masters course, Issues in international finance and investment (B854), as well as writing a substantial amount of material for the course.

Research interests

My current research interests centre on management control in the widest sense including with regard to financialization and to the strategy: management control interface. I am also interested in organization studies, specifically enterprise and identity and the role of knowledge workers.


Restructuring and innovation in pharmaceuticals and biotechs: the impact of financialisation (2014-02)
Gleadle, Pauline; Parris, Stuart; Simonetti, Roberto and Shipman, Alan
Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 25(1) (pp. 67-77)

'The ground beneath my feet': projects, project management and the intensified control of R&D engineers (2012-11)
Gleadle, Pauline; Hodgson, Damian and Storey, John
New Technology Work and Employment, 27(3) (pp. 163-177)

Bio-pharma: A financialized business model (2010-10)
Andersson, Tord; Gleadle, Pauline; Haslam, Colin and Tsitsianis, Nick
Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 21(7) (pp. 631-641)

An exploratory study of an early stage R&D-intensive firm under financialization (2010-03)
Gleadle, Pauline and Haslam, Colin
Accounting Forum, 34(1) (pp. 54-65)

A case study of financialization and EVA (2008-12)
Gleadle, Pauline and Cornelius, Nelarine
Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 19(8) (pp. 1219-1238)

Afterword: segmentation, reorientation and new exclusions (2008)
Cornelius, Nelarine; Gleadle, Pauline and Pezet, Eric
Organization, 15(3) (pp. 463-465)

Enterprising selves: How governmentality meets agency (2008)
Gleadle, Pauline; Cornelius, Nelarine and Pezet, Eric
Organization, 15(3) (pp. 307-313)

Change and continuity in writing about change and continuity (2007)
Gleadle, Pauline; Cornelius, Nelarine; Pezet, Eric and Salaman, Graeme
Journal of Organizational Change Management, 20(4) (pp. 473-477)

Managing change across boundaries: boundary-shaking practices (2005-12)
Balogun, Julia; Gleadle, Pauline; Hope Hailey, Veronica and Willmott, Hugh
British Journal of Management, 16(4) (pp. 261-278)

Culture as a dynamic capability: the case of 3M in the United Kingdom (2009-03-31)
Bowman, Cliff and Gleadle, Pauline
In: Jemielniak, Dariusz and Kociatkiewicz, Jerzy eds. Handbook of research on knowledge-intensive organizations (pp. 330-347)
ISBN : 9781605661766 | Publisher : IGI Global | Published : Hershey, PA, USA and London, UK

Old and new timings in a high-tech firm (2008)
Gleadle, Pauline
In: Jemielniak, Dariusz and Kociatkiewicz, Jerzy eds. Management practices in high-tech environments (pp. 133-151)
ISBN : 978-1-59904-564-1 | Publisher : Information Science Reference | Published : UK

La conduite de soi et les sujets entreprenants: les cas Midco et Labco (2007-06-01)
Cornelius, Nelarine and Gleadle, Pauline
In: Pezet, Eric; Ohayon, Annick; Bouvard, Josette and Cohen, Yves eds. Management et conduite de soi: Enquête sur les ascèses de la performance (pp. 129-154)
ISBN : 978-2-7117-6944-5 | Publisher : Vuibert | Published : Paris, France

Culture as a dynamic capability: the case of 3M in the UK (2002-08-01)
Bowman, Cliff and Gleadle, Pauline
In : Building Effective Networks: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (11-14 Aug 2002, Denver, CO, USA)

Financialisation As An Enabler Or Inhibitor Of Innovation? The Case Of UK Biotech (2012-01)
Gleadle, Pauline; Parris, Stuart; Shipman, Alan and Simonetti, Roberto
FINNOV, Milton Keynes.