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Commerce 3341 Organizational Theory
Commerce 3401 Research Methods in Business
Commerce 4311 Strategic Management
Commerce 4321 Strategic Issues (Winter 2020)
Commerce 4331 Management of Organizational Change
Commerce 4990 Honours Thesis
Commerce 4991 Leadership in Organizations (Fall 2019)
I am interested in leadership and management of change in complex systems. I have been focusing on leadership development in health services organizations and the impact of persistent and unpredictable change. I am interested in identifying strategies for enhancing leadership effectiveness in such environments. My current research focuses on social movements thinking as applied to change management in health and social services. I am also interested in research methodology and am currently at work on a book about classic grounded theory methodology.
PhD Management Studies, University of Northampton, UK
MA Leadership, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC
First/Sole Author Publications
Holton, J.A. & Walsh, I. ( in press, to be published in 2019 ). Classic grounded theory: Applications with qualitative and quantitative data . Mandarin translation. Beijing: Peking University Press.
Holton, J.A. (2019). Teaching and learning grounded theory methodology: The seminar approach. In Bryant, A. & Charmaz, K. The SAGE Handbook of Current Developments in Grounded Theory , London: Sage Publications.
Holton, J.A. (2018). From grounded theory and grounded theorizing in qualitative research. Chapter 20 in Cassell, C. Cunliffe, A. & Grandy, G. (2017). The SAGE handbook of qualitative business and management research methods. London: Sage Publications.
Holton, J.A. (2017). The discovery power of staying open. The Grounded Theory Review, 16(1), 46-49.
Holton, J.A. & Walsh, I. (2017). Classic Grounded Theory: Applications with qualitative and quantitative data. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Holton, J.A. & Grandy, G. (2016). Voiced inner dialogue as relational reflection- on-action: The case of middle managers in healthcare. Management Learning, 47(4), 369-390.
Holton, J.A. (2015) Exploring social movements thinking for leading large-scale change in health and social services systems. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 2015(58), pp.102-118.
Holton, J. A. & Glaser, B.G. Eds. (2012) The Grounded Theory Methodology Reader: Selected papers from the Grounded Theory Review. Mill Valley, CA: Sociology Press
Holton, J.A. (2011). The Autonomous Creativity of Barney G. Glaser: Early Influences in the Emergence of Classic Grounded Theory Methodology, in Grounded Theory: The Philosophy, Method and Work of Barney Glaser, Gynnild, A. & Martin, V.B. (eds.). Boca Raton, Florida: Brown Walker Press.
Walsh, I., Holton, J.A. & Mourmant, G. (in press, to be published in 2019). Mastering classic grounded theory for business and management students . London: Sage Publications.
Jørgensen, L. B., Jepsen, S. L., & Holton, J. A. (2017). Intacting Integrity in Coping with Health Issues. Grounded Theory Review, 16(1).
Walsh, I., Holton, J.A., Bailyn, L., Fernandez, W., Levina, N. & Glaser, B.G. (2015) Rejoinder:Moving the management field forward. Organizational Research Methods,18(4), 620-628.
Walsh, I., Holton, J.A., Bailyn, L., Fernandez, W., Levina, N. & Glaser, B.G. (2015) What grounded theory is . . . A critically reflective conversation among scholars. Organizational Research Methods,18(4), 581-599. Best paper award, Academy of Management, Research Methods Division 2015.
Journal of Health Organization and Management. 29 (7), 893 - 911.