Robert Price

Associate Professor in Business Management

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Robert Price is an Associate Professor specialising in organisational change management and leadership.  He contributes to the delivery of the Business School's continuing professional development programmes and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.  In addition, Robert leads the Business School’s academic partnerships across a wide range of national and international based partners.  He is Chair of the Organisational Studies Track, British Academy of Management.

Robert's main research interests include the meaning and practice of leadership within organisations, and organisational politics as a key element within organisational change: position, power and politicised conformance shaping employee response to change.  Robert can supervise PhD students in these areas and is also able to supervise students wishing to undertake research in relation to “wicked problems” and leadership.

He is author of The Politics of Organizational Change (Routledge) and is co-author of Decision Making in Organisations (FT Pitman).

  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2017)
  • MBA: Master of Business Administration (1986)
  • Bed (Hons) Business Studies (1986)

  • Managing Strategic Change – MBA
  • Leading and Managing Change – final year undergraduate programmes
  • Partnerships Director – Suffolk Business School

  • Political power and politicised conformance
  • Organisation as clerisy
  • Politicised aspect of organisational change
  • Meaning and practice of leadership

  • University of Suffolk Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Business Breakfasts (2018,2019)
  • Innovation Bridge Projects (2018, 2019)

Price, R. (2019) The Politics of Organizational Change, New York: Routledge

Lee, D.; Newman, P. and Price, R. (1999) Decision making in Organisations, Harlow: Financial Times Pitman