KRISTIN S WILLIAMS
I investigate neglected historical figures, novel theoretical approaches, alternative ways of organizing, and overlooked innovative management strategies and practices, to broaden the field and build a more inclusive business history.
I am a Visiting Researcher with the Innovation Management research team at the UEF Business School, University of Eastern Finland. I bring to various collaborative research projects a gender lens and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. I am a critical management studies scholar and I identify as a polemical feminist engaged in critical historiography through activist writing and narrative methods. Much of my work has focused on uncovering neglected female figures in management and organizational studies and management history. I completed my PhD studies at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Canada.
Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Business School
RESEARCH GROUPS - UEF
Mills, Albert J; Williams, Kristin S. 2021. Feminist frustrations: The enduring neglect of a women's business history and the opportunity for radical change Business history [Online ahead of print 29 Mar 2021]: 1 - 16. 2021
Williams, KS. 2021. Introducing ficto-feminism: a non-fiction, fictitious conversation with Hallie Flanagan, director of the Federal Theatre Project (1935-1939) Qualitative research journal 21 3: 244-257. 2021
Feminist critical historiography: undoing history - a conceptual model. Williams, Kristin S / Handbook of Research on Management and Organizational History. 2020. 2020
Williams, Kristin S. 2020. Finding Viola: the untrue, true story of a groundbreaking female African Nova Scotian entrepreneur Culture and organization 2021; 27 5: 365-385. 2020
Discursive Writing, Representations of the Past and Gender: Writing Frances Perkins out of Management and Organizational Studies. Williams, Kristin S; Mills, Albert J / Beyond Rationality in Organization and Management. 2019. 2019
Williams, Kristin S. 2019. Unsociable speech: Critical discourses on cyber incivility from inside the non-profit sector in Canada Qualitative research in organizations and management 15 3: 349-369. 2019
Williams, Kristin S; Mills, Albert J. 2019. The problem with women: a feminist interrogation of management textbooks Management and organizational history 14 2: 148-166. 2019
Williams, Kristin S; Mills, Albert J. 2018. Hallie Flanagan and the federal theater project: a critical undoing of management history Journal of management history 24 3: 282-299. 2018
Williams Kristin S, Mills Albert J. 2017. Frances Perkins: Gender, context, and history in the neglect of a management theorist Journal of management history 23 1: 32-50. 2017