Professor Peter Stokes

Deputy Dean – University of Chester Business School


Professor Peter Stokes (PhD MBA PGCertRDS PGCertTLHE PGCert Organizational Coaching BA(Hons) FHEA FEMRBI) is Deputy Dean of the University of Chester Business School, United Kingdom.

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsible for the national and international strategic shaping of the School.


EuroMed Business Research Institute

British Academy of Management

Association de Gestion des Ressources Humaines

Esteem Indicators

Professor Stokes is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Organizational Analysis and serves on a number of journal boards including the EuroMed Journal of Business.

He holds a number of positions on international bodies including Fellow and UK Country Director for the EuroMed Business Research Institute, Track Chair for the Sustainable and Responsible Business Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management and UK Ambassador for the Association de Gestion des Ressources Humaines (French Academic HR Association).

He has been visiting lecturer and academic advisor at universities and institutes in France, Holland, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Senegal (West Africa),Vietnam, Morocco, Hong Kong, China, India and Dubai.

2011 General Chair and Key Note Speaker at AIMSEC 2011 (Artificial Intelligence, Management Science and Electronic Commerce) Conference, Zhengzhou, Henan Polytechnic University, China, August 8-10.

2012 Leading Editor Award – Emerald Literati Network (for International Journal of Organizational Analysis).

2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award – Emerald Literati Network (for the EuroMed Journal of Business)


Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, Research Methodology, Team-working and Organizational Behaviour


He has researched and published and reviewed widely in world-class journals on a range of applied domains including Management Philosophy, Critical Management Studies, Training and Outdoor Management Development, French Management Development, Research Methodology and Change Management.

He has applied his work through knowledge transfer and consultancy projects across a range of international business and industrial sectors encompassing utilities, construction, publishing, aerospace, emergency services and local government.

Published work

Recent Refereed Articles

Stokes, P. and McCulloch, A (2006) “Beyond the Doctoral Process: A Call for the Re-focusing of the “How to…Get a PhD Literature”, Journal of Graduate Education, Vol.3, No.4, Autumn, pp.107-115.

Stokes, P. Bishop, R. Phillips, J. (eds) (2007) Special Issue on “Militarizing Organizations: Recontextualising and Reconceptualising Militarization in Organizational Theory and Lives” in Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol.3, Issue. 1.

Stokes, P. (2007) ‘The “Militarizing” of Organization and Management Studies: Reconnoitring the Tensions – Problems and Possibilities for Reshaping the Terrain?’ in Stokes, P., Bishop, R and Phillips, J (eds) (2007) in the special Issue on “Militarizing Organizations: Recontextualising and Reconceptualising Militarization in Organizational Theory and Lives” in Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol.3, Issue 1, pp.11-26.

Dereli, C. and Stokes P. (2008) “Exploring the Tension Between the Scientific and the Spiritual in the Age of Modernism: Implications for Management Theory in the Era of Postmodernity”, Philosophy of Management Vol.6, No.3 pp.131-138.

Stokes, P. and Martin, L. (2008) ‘Reading Lists: A Study of Tutor and Student Perceptions, Expectations and Realities’, Studies in Higher Education, Vol.33, No.2, pp.113-125.

Stokes, P. (2008) ‘Outdoor Management Development as Organizational Transformation: An Anglo-French Comparative Study of Paradoxical Experience in the Application of Alternative Human Resource Development Approaches.’ International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, April, pp.23-39.

 Stokes, P. (2008) ‘e-Management Development and Simulation – Role, Limits and Ethics’, entry in review with the Torres-Coronas, T. and Arias-Oliva, M.(eds) Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges in e-HRM,  Idea group Inc.

Stokes, P. and Gabriel Y. (2010) ‘Engaging with Genocide – Challenges for Organization and Management Studies’, Organization, Vol. 17, No.4, pp 461-480.

Stokes, P and Oiry, E (2012) ‘Competency Frameworks – What Place for Lived Experience?, Euromed Journal of Business Vol 7, No 1, pp 4-23.

Qian Xiaoya, Han Yong, Da Qinli, and Stokes, P (2012), Reverse Logistics Network Design Model Based on E-Commerce, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol 20, No 2, pp.251-261.

Scott, P, McIntosh, A, and Stokes, P. (2012) Sales and Strategic Marketing Practices in the Pharmaceutical Industry – Doctors as Customers and Their Decisions, Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development.

Stokes, P and Harris, P. (2012), The Janus Dialectic of Sustainability and Unsustainability – Notions of Micro-Moments, Choice and Responsibility in Organizational Change and Transformation, The Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol.25, No 4, pp 595-611.

Yiannaki, S and Stokes, P. (forthcoming 2012) Risk Management: Issues and Perspectives, Special Issue: International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 20 (4).

Moore, N and Stokes, P. (2012) ‘Reconceptualising and Recontextualising Perspectives and Typologies of Elite Interviewing: Cases from the Football Industry’, Journal of Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, Vol 15, No.4, pp. 438-464.


Book Chapters

McCulloch, A. and Stokes, P. (2007) ‘The Issue of Part-Time Students’ in Hinchcliffe, R, Bromley, T. and Hutchinson, S. (2007) Skills Training in Research Degree Programmes: Politics & Practice, Open University Press.

Stokes, P. (2008) ‘Genocide’ commissioned entry in Gabriel, Y. (2008) Organizing Words – A Creative Thesaurus of Key Words in Social and Organizational Theories, Oxford, Oxford University Press.


Published Books and Reports

McCulloch, A. and Stokes P. (2008) Meeting the Needs of Part-Time Students, SRHE Postgraduate Guide Series, London, Society for Research in Higher Education.

Stokes, P. (2011) Critical Concepts in Management and Organization Studies Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan.

Stokes, P. (2011) Key Concepts in Business and Management Research Methods, Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan.

Stokes, P, Harris, P., Millar, C, and Moss, D. (2012) Chester Forum II: Sustainable Business and Public Affairs, Chester Business School.