Dr Dermot BRESLIN

Full Professor

Pôle: Management and Organisation

Nationalités:

Expertise liée aux objectifs de développement durable des Nations unies:

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Teaching

  • International Human Resource Management
  • Research Methods
  • Leading People and Teams

Qualifications

  • PhD in Organisational Change, University of Lincoln, UK, 2006-2010
  • MBA (with distinction), Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK, 1998-2003
  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland, 1985-1989

Research interests

  • Organizational Change
  • Organizational Learning
  • Creativity
  • Evolutionary Theory

Service

  • Co Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Management Reviews, 2017 – Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Studies, 2017-present
  • Editorial Review Board Member, International Small Business Journal, 2020-Present
  • Editorial Review Board Member, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 2015-Present
  • Council Member of the British Academy of Management, 2017-Present
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Management Reviews, 2012 – 2017

Work Experience

Academic

  • Full Professor, Rennes School of Business, Organisation and Management Academic Area (September, 2021 – Present)
  • Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, the Management School, Sheffield University, UK, 2008-2021
  • Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Lincoln Business School, Lincoln University, UK, 2004-2008

Non-academic 

  • Senior Process Engineer, Siemens VAI, Sheffield, UK, 1996-2004
  • Shift Production Manager, Felix Schoeller Papers, Buckinghamshire, UK, 1995-1996
  • Researcher, Centro Sviluppo Materiali, Taranto, Italy, 1992-1995
  • Section Engineering Manager, Alcan Aluminio, Milan, Italy, 1991-1992
  • Project Engineer, Co-Steel Sheerness, Kent, UK, 1989-1991

Intellectual contributions

Refereed Articles Discipline-Based Scholarship

  • Breslin, D. (2021). When Relationships Get in the Way: The Emergence and Persistence of Care Routines. Organization Studies
  • Breslin, D., Kask, J., Schlaile, M., and Abatecola, G. (2021). Developing a Coevolutionary Account of Innovation Ecosystems. Industrial Marketing Management, 98, 59-68
  • Breslin, D., Callahan, J. and Iszatt-White, M. (2021). Future-proofing IJMR as a leading management journal: reach, relevance and reputation. International Journal of Management Reviews, DOI: 10.1111/ijmr.12275
  • MacPherson, A., Breslin, D., and Akinci, C. (2021). Organizational learning from hidden improvisation. Organization Studies, DOI.org/10.1177/01708406211035509
  • Breslin, D., and Gatrell, C. (2020). Theorizing through Literature Reviews: The Miner-Prospector continuum. Organizational Research Methods, DOI.org/10.1177/1094428120943288
  • Bailey, K., and Breslin, D. (2020). The COVID-19 Pandemic: What can we learn from past research in organizations and management? International Journal of Management Reviews. 23(1), 3-6.
  • Breslin, D. and Bailey, K. (2020). Expanding the Conversation through ‘Debate Essays’ and ‘Review Methodology’ Papers. International Journal of Management Reviews. 22(3), 219-221.
  • Abatecola, G., Breslin, D., and Kask, J. (2020). Do Organizations Really Co-Evolve? Problematizing Co-Evolutionary Research in Management. Technological Forecasting & Social Change. 155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.119964
  • Breslin, D., Gatrell, C., and Bailey, C. (2020). Developing Insights through Reviews: Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of the International Journal of Management Reviews. International Journal of Management Reviews. 22(1), 3-9.
  • Breslin, D. (2020). Finding Collective Strength in Collective Despair; Exploring the link between Generic Critical Feedback and Student performance. Studies in Higher Education. 46(7), 1312-1324
  • Breslin, D. (2019). Off-Task Breaks and Group Creativity. Journal of Creative Behavior. 53(4), 496-507.
  • Breslin, D. (2019). Entrepreneurial Learning: Intuiting, Scanning, Internalizing and Routinizing. The Learning Organization. 26(6), 604-616.
  • Breslin, D., Dobson, S., and Smith, N. (2019). Improving the Effectiveness of Fire Prevention using the ‘Premonition’ Agent-Based Model of Domestic Fire Risk Behaviours. International Journal of Emergency Services, 8(3), 280-291. – Awarded Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Paper.
  • Breslin, D. (2019). Group Creativity and the Time of the Day. Studies in Higher Education, 44(7), 1103-1118.
  • Renwick, D., Breslin. D., Price, I. (2019). Nurturing Novelty: Toulmin’s greenhouse, journal rankings and knowledge evolution. European Management Review, 16(1), 167-178.
  • Morland, K.V., Breslin, D. and Stevenson, F. (2019). Development of a multi-level learning framework. The Learning Organization, 26(1), 78-96. – Awarded Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Paper.
  • Gatrell, C., and Breslin, D. (2017). Editors’ Statement. The International Journal of Management Reviews, 19(1), 3
  • Breslin, D., and Wood, G. (2016) Rule breaking in Social Care: Hierarchy, Conscientiousness and Informal Rules. Work, Employment & Society, 30(5), 750-765
  • Abatecola, G., Belussi, F., Breslin, D. and Filatotchev, I. (2016). Darwinism, organizational evolution and survival: key challenges for future research. Journal of Management & Governance, 20(1), 1-17.
  • Breslin, D. (2016). What Evolves in Organizational Co-Evolution? Journal of Management & Governance, 20(1), 45-67.
  • Breslin, D., and Jones, C. (2014). Developing an Evolutionary/Ecological Approach to Enterprise Teaching. International Journal of Management Education, 12(3), 433-444.
  • Breslin, D. (2014) Calm in the Storm: Simulating the Management of Organizational Evolution. Futures, 52, 62-77.
  • Dobson, S., Breslin, D., Suckley, L., Barton, R. and Rodriguez, L. (2013). Small Firm Growth and Innovation: an Evolutionary Approach. International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, 14(2), 69-80.
  • Dobson, S. and Breslin, D. (2013). An Evolutionary Perspective on Managing the Ephemeral Architecture of Organizational Creativity. International Journal of Business Environment, 5(4), 413-429.
  • Jones, C. and Breslin, D. (2012). Innovative uses of Evolutionary / Ecological Approaches in the Study and Understanding of Organizations. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 20(3),
  • Breslin, D. and Jones, C. (2012). The Evolution of Entrepreneurial Learning. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 20(3), 294 – 308. – Awarded Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Paper of the Year
  • Breslin, D. (2011). Interpreting Futures through the Multi-Level Co-Evolution of Organizational Practices. Futures, 43(9), 1020–1028.
  • Breslin, D. (2011). Reviewing a Generalized Darwinist Approach to Studying Socio-Economic Change. International Journal of Management Reviews, 13(2), 218-235.
  • Breslin, D. (2010). Generalising Darwinism to study Socio-Cultural Change. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 30(7/8), 427-439.
  • Breslin, D. (2010). Broadening the Management Team: An Evolutionary Approach. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 16(2), 130-148.
  • Breslin, D. (2008). The Nascent Small Business: An Evolutionary Approach. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 9(3), 177-186.
  • Breslin, D. (2008). A Review of the Evolutionary Approach to the Study of Entrepreneurship. International Journal of Management Reviews, 10(4), 399-423.

Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements Chapter

  • Breslin, D. (2020). Darwin, Evolution and Compassion in the 21st Century University. In Waddington, K. (Ed.) Towards the Compassionate University: From Golden Thread to Global Impact, Routledge
  • Pennill, N., and Breslin, D. (2020). Organisational management perspectives on musical ensembles. In Renee, T., Bailes, F., and Daffern, H. (Eds.) Together in music: Participation, coordination, and creativity in ensembles Editors, Oxford University Press.
  • Breslin, D. (2019). Enhancing and Managing Individual and Group Creativity through Off-Task Breaks. In Kapranos, P (Ed.) The Interdisciplinary Future of Engineering Education: Breaking Through Boundaries in Teaching and Learning, Routledge, pp. 177-190.
  • Breslin, D. (2017). Learning to Evolve: Increasing Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Putting the Market First. In Jones, P., Maas, G. and Pittaway, L. (Eds.) Entrepreneurship Education: New Perspectives in Enterprise Education, Vol. 7, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp.17-45.
  • Breslin, D., Romano, D. and Percival, J. (2015). Conceptualizing and Modelling Multi-Level Organisational Co-Evolution. In Secchi, D. and Neumann, M. (Eds.) Agent-Based Modeling in Management and Organizations, Springer, pp. 137-157.
  • Breslin, D. (2015). Learning to Evolve: Developing a practice-based evolutionary language of entrepreneurial learning. In Rae, D. and Wang, C. (Eds.) Entrepreneurial Learning: The Development of New Perspectives in Research, Education and Practice, Routledge, London, pp. 216-234.
  • Breslin, D. (2014). Towards a Generalised Darwinist view of Sustainability. In Scholz, C. and Zentes, J. (Eds.) Beyond Sustainability, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, Germany, pp. 13-35.
  • Breslin, D. (2012). Spaces and the Co-evolution of Practices within a UK Metallurgical Equipment Supplier. In Alexander, K. and Price, I. (Eds.), Managing Organizational Ecologies: Space, Management and Organizations, Routledge, New York, pp. 234-245.
  • Breslin, D. (2011). Evolution and Entrepreneurship. In Mole, K and Ram, M. (Eds), Perspectives in Entrepreneurship: A Course Text, Palgrave, London, pp. 107-119.
  • Breslin, D. (2011). The Evolving Organizational Routine. In Belussi, F. and Staber, U. (Eds), Managing Networks of Creativity, Routledge, London, pp. 46-62.

Presentations of Refereed Papers

International

  • Breslin, D. A Critical Review of Path Dependence using the Metaphor of Inertia. BAM, Brighton, UK, 4-6 September 2023
  • Breslin, D. The Impact of Online Teaching on Student Group Creativity. 21st European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) Congress 2023. Katowice, Poland, 24-27 May 2023
  • Breslin, D. (2020). Darwinism and Compassion in Higher Education. 20th EURAM Conference, December, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Abatecola, G., Breslin, D., and Kask, J. (2019). The Theory of Coevolution in Management Studies: Insights from the Recording Industry. AMJ/AMR Paper and Idea Development Workshop conference, ISCTE-IUL, June, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Breslin, D. (2019). Improving the Effectiveness of Group Feedback; A Study of Undergraduate Business Studies Students. British Academy of Management Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
  • Breslin, D. (2019). Opportunity Discovery, Mind-Wandering and Off-Task Breaks. Academy of Management Conference, August, Boston, USA
  • Abatecola, G., Breslin, D., and Kask, J. (2019). The Theory of Coevolution in Management Studies: Insights from the Recording Industry. 19th EURAM Conference, June, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Breslin, D. (2018). Entrepreneurial Learning: Intuiting, Scanning, Internalizing and Routinizing. BAM 2018 Conference, September, University of Bristol, UK
  • MacPherson, A., Breslin, D., and Akinci, C. (2018) From Rule Breaking to Organizational Learning: Decoupling and Recoupling Local Actions and Rules. Academy of Management Conference, August, Chicago, USA
  • Abatecola, G., Breslin, D., and Kask, J. (2018). Discussing Co-Evolutionary Research in Management Studies: A Critical Account of the New Millennium. 18th EURAM Conference, June, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Morland, K.V., Breslin, D. and Stevenson, F. (2018). Building better homes: Developing a multi-level learning framework for UK house builders. Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Dobson, S., Moralez Martinez, G, and Breslin, D. (2017). Innovation through Evolution: Operational interaction patterns in emergency incident response handling. BAM 2017 Conference, September, University of Warwick, UK – Winner of Best Paper in Track
  • Breslin, D. (2017) A Longitudinal Study of Change and Relationship Development in Home Care. BAM 2017 Conference, September, University of Warwick, UK
  • Breslin, D. (2017). Teaching Graduate Entrepreneurs to Evolve; From Increased Self-Efficacy to Start-Up. 17th EURAM Conference, June, Glasgow, UK
  • Breslin, D. (2016). Group Creativity and the Time of the Day. BAM 2016 Conference, September, Newcastle, UK
  • Breslin, D. (2016). Small Firm Growth, Group Selection and the Struggle of Competing Identities. 16th EURAM Conference, June, Paris, France
  • Breslin, D., Burkitt, M., Dobson, S. and Romano, D. (2016). Modelling Connectivity and Co-evolution: A Study of Domestic Fire Risk Behaviours. 16th EURAM Conference, June, Paris, France
  • Breslin, D. (2016). Enhancing and Managing Group Creativity through Off-Task Breaks. 6th International Symposium of Engineering Education 14 – 15 July 2016, Sheffield, UK.
  • Dobson, S., Burkitt, M., Breslin, D. and Romano, D. (2016). Developing an ABM-driven Decision Support System in the Emergency Services 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), April, Rome, Italy
  • Breslin, D., Burkitt, M., Dobson, S. and Romano, D. (2015). Premonition – modelling fire risk behaviours and attitudes in the South Yorkshire region to improve the identification of areas at risk of fire in the community. Café Scientifique, Showroom Cinema, November, Sheffield, UK
  • Breslin, D., Burkitt, M., Fletcher, S. and Romano, D. (2015). Sharing Approach of Behavioural Connectivity. Information Sharing Event for the Fire and Rescue Service, ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, November, London Fire Brigade HQ, UK
  • Breslin, D (2015) Emerging Group Routines and Creativity. 31st EGOS Conference, June, Athens.
  • Dobson, S., and Breslin, D. (2015). Operational routines in emergency incident response handling. 15th EURAM Conference, June, Warsaw, Poland – Nominated for Best Paper in Track
  • Renwick, D., Breslin, D., and Price, I. (2015). Nurturing Novelty: Toulmin’s greenhouse, journal rankings and the evolution of knowledge. 15th EURAM Conference, June, Warsaw, Poland
  • Breslin, D., Baldwin, J., Turner, S., and Bell, A. (2015) Simulating Ambidextrous Behaviour in Organisations. Factory 2050, Technology and Systems, Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre, March, Sheffield.
  • Breslin, D (2015) Enhancing and Managing Group Creativity through Off-Task Breaks. Factory 2050, Technology and Systems, Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre, March, Sheffield.
  • Fletcher, S., and Breslin, D. (2015). ‘Premonition’ – modelling fire risk behaviours and attitudes in the South Yorkshire region to improve the identification of areas at risk of fire in the community. LGA Annual Fire Conference and Exhibition, March, 2015, Gateshead.
  • Breslin, D. (2014). Opportunity Discovery through the Routine. 37th Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference, November, Manchester, UK
  • Breslin, D. (2014) The Role of Social Relations in Emerging Routines: A Study of Domiciliary Care Workers. 3rd European Theory Development Workshop, June, VU University, Amsterdam
  • Breslin, D. (2014). What Evolves in Organizational Co-Evolution? World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research Conference, September, Old Royal Naval College Greenwich, UK
  • Breslin, D. (2014). The Routinization of Group Behavior and the Evolution of Ideas. 14th EURAM, June, Valencia, Spain
  • Percival, J., Wood, N., Breslin, D. and Romano, D. (2014). An Agent-Based Simulation of Organizational Coevolution. Modelling Organisational Behaviour and Social Agency Workshop IV, January, Bournemouth, UK
  • Breslin, D. (2013). Multi-Level Co-Evolution and Organizational Adaptation. 13th EURAM Conference, June, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Breslin, D. (2013) Unpacking the Evolving Organisational Routine. 13th EURAM Conference, June, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Dobson, S., Breslin, D., Suckley, L., Barton, R. and Rodriguez, L. (2012). Evolving innovation through office knowledge networks: Mapping the ephemeral architecture of organizational creativity. 12th EURAM Conference, June, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Breslin, D. (2012) The Emergence and Evolution of Routines: A Study of a fast growing domiciliary care provider. 12th EURAM Conference, June, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Breslin, D. (2011) Unpacking Behavior within Entrepreneurial Teams. 34th Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference, November, Sheffield, UK
  • Breslin, D. and Jones, C. (2011). Entrepreneurship: Learning to Evolve. 34th Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference, November, Sheffield, UK – Winner of Best Paper in Track
  • Breslin, D. (2010). Creating Small Business Practices: A Study of an Irish Porcelain Company. BAM 2010 Conference, September, Sheffield, UK
  • Breslin, D. (2010). A Critical Review of the Universal Darwinist Approach to Studying Organizations. 10th EURAM Conference, May, Rome Italy.
  • Breslin, D. (2009). The Reconceptualisation of Organisational Practices. BAM 2009 Conference, September, Brighton, UK
  • Breslin, D. (2009). Balancing an Organization’s need for Exploitation and Exploration. Brown Advanced International Advanced Research Institute, Brown University, June, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  • Breslin, D. (2009). The Evolving Organisational Routine. 9th EURAM Conference, May, Liverpool, UK
  • Breslin, D. (2007). Using the Evolutionary Approach to develop a Process Model to study Small Firm Growth. 30th Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference, November, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Breslin, D. (2007). An Evolutionary Approach to the study of Entrepreneurship. 4th International Conference on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, August, Athens, Greece