Dr Ann Rippin

Dr Ann Rippin

Dr Ann Rippin
Research Fellow

The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
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Department of Management


Ann Rippin's research interests focus on aesthetics, gender and history in Management. She is greatly interested in research methodology, particularly narrative approaches, and the use of aesthetics and popular culture in management research. Recent work has focused on the foundation narratives of major private organisations, and on the application of French feminist theory to the field of research methodology.

Ann's blog about her research can be found at www.annjrippin@wordpress.com

Ann's research area webpage


MGRCM1000: Creativity and Innovation
MGRCM1403: Developing the Strategic Manager
ECON22650: Principles of Management

Fields of interest

Aesthetics, Gender, History in Management

Latest publications

  1. Rippin, A & Vachhani, S, 2018, ‘Craft as Resistance: A Conversation About Craftivism, Embodied Inquiry and Craft-based Methodologies’. in: Emma Bell, Gianluigi Mangia, Scott Taylor, Maria Laura Toraldo (eds) The Organization of Craft Work: Identities, Meanings and Materiality. Routledge
  2. Brewis, J, Meisenbach, R, Rippin, A, Risberg, A, Sayers, J & Skőld, D, 2017, ‘Professor Heather Höpfl, 1948–2014: Eine Gedenkschrift’. Culture and Organization, vol 23., pp. 81-84
  3. Brown, LC, Rippin, AJ, Speedy, J & Sakellariadis, AI, 2014, ‘Between the Four’. in: Jane Speedy, Jonathan Wyatt (eds) Collaborative Writing as Inquiry. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 180-188
  4. Porter, SM & Rippin, AJ, 2014, ‘Hood up and Hood Down Writing: Anonymity, Community and Identity’. in: Collaborative Writing as Inquiry. Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 52 -
  5. Gallant, MRJ, Brown, LC, Bell, CJ, Bridges, NE, Gale, K, Hung, Y-L, Rippin, AJ, Sakellariadis, AI & Speedy, J, 2014, ‘Retreating Out of Ourselves: Sharing and Spilling the Lifeblood of Collaborative Writing’. in: Jane Speedy, Jonathan Wyatt (eds) Collaborative Writing as Inquiry. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 13-22
  6. Porter, SM, Speedy, J, Sakellariadis, AI, Rippin, AJ, Gallant, MRJ, Gannon, S, Malthouse, ME, Kirkpatrick, D, Percy, M, Wyatt, J & Wyatt, T, 2014, ‘Inquiring Into Red/Red Inquiring’. in: Collaborative Writing as Inquiry: Cambridge Scholars . Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 248
  7. Porter, SM, Speedy, J & Rippin, AJ, 2014, ‘Places Inscribing Bodies: Bodies Circumscribing Identities; Identities Shaping Histories over Time’. in: Collaborative Writing as Inquiry., pp. 123
  8. Rippin, AJ, 2013, ‘Putting the Body Shop in its place: A studio-based investigation into the new sites and sights of organization as experience.’. Organization Studies, vol 34., pp. 1551-1562
  9. Rippin, AJ, 2013, ‘The Human Touch versus' Silver-Handedness': the Importance of the Haptic in Organisational Life.’. International Journal of Work, Organisation and Emotion.
  10. Gale, K, Gallant, M, Gannon, S, Kirkpatrick, D, Malthouse, M, Percy, M, Perrier, M, Porter, S, Rippin, AJ, Sakellariadis, A, Speedy, J, Wyatt, J & Wyatt, T, 2013, ‘Inquiring into Red/Red Inquiring’. Humanities, vol 2., pp. 253-277
  11. Rippin, AJ, 2012, ‘Eliza, Anita and me: An art investigation into using portraiture as a research method in organisation studies’. Culture and Organization, vol 18., pp. 305-322
  12. Rippin, AJ & Porter, SM, 2012, ‘Straining the conventional seams: Doll-making as a methodology for exploring the unspeakable - Responses to the Pierre Riviere texts’. Emotion, Space and Society, vol 5., pp. 251-259
  13. Rippin, A, 2011, ‘A visit to the 'Great Ghaytez's palace': A Case Study in using a literary genre to explore the effects of corporate architecture’. Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol 24., pp. 720 - 732
  14. Rippin, A, 2011, ‘Ritualized Christmas headgear or ‘Pass me the tinsel, mother: it’s the office party tonight.’’. Organization, vol 18., pp. 823-832
  15. Phillips, M & Rippin, A, 2010, ‘Howard and the mermaid: abjection and the Starbucks' Foundation memoir’. Organization, vol 17., pp. 481 - 499
  16. Phillips, M & Rippin, A, 2010, ‘Striving to uncover a lost heritage: Reclaiming women in management and organisational history’. Management & Organizational History, vol 5., pp. 283 - 295
  17. Wicks, PG & Rippin, A, 2010, ‘Art as experience: An inquiry into art and leadership using dolls and doll-making’. Leadership, vol 6., pp. 259 - 278
  18. Rippin, A, 2009, ‘The illustrated Post Office: a layered account of organisational sexism, brutality and escape’. Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol 22, 4., pp. 402 - 420
  19. Rippin, A & Fleming, P, 2007, ‘O Fortuna! Medieval conduct texts, the collapse of Enron and a call for a revolution in management education’. Management and Organization History, vol 2., pp. 135 - 150
  20. Rippin, A, 2007, ‘Stitching up the leader: empirically based reflections on leadership and gender’. Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol 20 (2)., pp. 209 - 226
  21. Rippin, A, 2007, ‘Space, Place and the Colonies: Re-reading the Starbucks' Story’. Critical Perspectives on International Business, vol 3., pp. 1742 - 2043
  22. Rippin, A, 2007, ‘The Economy of Magnificence: Organization, Excess and Legitimacy’. Culture and Organization, vol 13., pp. 115 - 129
  23. Fleming, P & Rippin, A, 2006, ‘Brute Force: Medieval Foundation Myths and Three Modern Organizations' Quests for Hegemony’. Management and Organizational History, vol 1(1)., pp. 51 - 70
  24. Rippin, A, 2006, ‘Refusing the Therapeutic: Marion Milner and Me’. Culture and Organization, vol 12 (1)., pp. 25 - 36
  25. Rippin, A, 2006, ‘"Invitation to the Journey": the Consolations of Organisational Excess’. Consumption, Markets and Culture, vol 9 (2)., pp. 137 - 143
  26. Rippin, A, 2005, ‘Marks and Spencer - waiting for the warrior: a case examination of the gendered nature of change management’. Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol 18 (6)., pp. 578 - 593
  27. Rippin, A, 2005, ‘Brute Force: Medieval Foundation Myths and Three Modern Organisations' Quests for Hegemony’. in: Critical Management Studies.
  28. Rippin, A, 2005, ‘W is for Weaving’. in: C Jones, D O'Dogherty (eds) Manifestos for the Business School of Tomorrow. Turku: Dvalin Books
  29. Rippin, A, 2005, ‘The Lady and the Unicorn: The Five Senses of Management and the Transcendence of Excess’. in: SCOS.
  30. Rippin, A, 2005, ‘Feminist or Feminine? Using Embroidered Textiles in Organisational Research’. in: Gender Work and Organization.
  31. Rippin, A, 2004, ‘Waiting for the Warrior: A Marks and Spencer Quilt’. in: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
  32. Rippin, A, 2004, ‘Fingertip Knowledge: a Tactile Approach to Understanding Organisations’. in: Standing Conference on Organisational Symbolism.
  33. Rippin, A, 2004, ‘Showcase Symposium: Management and Organisational History’. in: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
  34. Rippin, A, 2004, ‘The Subversive Stitch: Using Textiles to Produce Subversive Organisational Knowledge’. in: The Art of Management and Organisation.
  35. Rippin, A, 2003, ‘'Big, fat phoney: how the massified, modularised system creates incompetence'’. BBS Teaching and Research Review, vol 6., pp. 1 - 9
  36. Rippin, A, 2003, ‘'The LUV quilt: Herb Kelleher is the new Saint Christopher'’. in: Academy of Management Conference.
  37. Rippin, A, 2003, ‘'Textile arts and fancy thoughts'’. in: Academy of Management Conference.
  38. Rippin, A & Morris, H, 2003, ‘'Virtual learning environments in business and management: A review of some recent developments'’. International Journal of Management Education, vol 3., pp. 23 - 30
  39. Rippin, A, 2003, ‘'Images of Athena and Hera in Nike's 'Goddess' campaign'’. Ephemera, vol 3., pp. 185 - 196
  40. Rippin, A, Booth, C, Bowie, S & Jordan, J, 2002, ‘A Complex Case: using the case study method to explore uncertainty and ambiguity in undergraduate business education’. Teaching in Higher Education, vol 7., pp. 429 - 441
  41. Rippin, A, 2002, ‘Teamworking: People 09.05’. John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  42. Rippin, A, 2002, ‘'Stitches showing: exploring international business dilemmas through stich'’. in: Art of Management and Organization.
  43. Rippin, A, 2002, ‘'Networked learning (textile presentation)'’. in: Academy of Management Conference.
  44. Rippin, A & Coleman, G, 2000, ‘Putting Feminist Theory to Work: Collaborations as a Means towards Organizational Change’. Organization, vol 7., pp. 573 - 587
  45. Rippin, A, Booth, C, Bowie, S & Jordan, J, 2000, ‘The use of case method in large and diverse undergraduate business programmes: problems and issues’. International Journal of Management Education, vol 35., pp. 62 - 75

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