Piers Myers

Piers is a Visiting Research Fellow in London South Bank University's School of Business. His work is centred on business psychology, leadership, HR strategy and organizational change. From 2001-14 he was Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management Strategy and Consulting at the University. Before joining LSBU he was a management consultant and coach, and he continues to undertake some consultancy and coaching projects.

Piers has also worked as a psychotherapist, in IT, and in social work. He has degrees in mathematics from Oxford and Princeton Universities, and an MA in psychotherapy and counselling from City University. He is lead author of Organizational Change: Perspectives on Theory and Practice, published in 2012 by Oxford University Press.

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Myers, P., Hulks, S. & Wiggins, L. (2012) Organizational Change: Perspectives on Theory and Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Refereed journal articles

Myers, P. (2007) 'Sexed up intelligence' or 'irresponsible reporting'? The interplay of virtual communication and emotion in dispute sensemaking. Human Relations, 60(4), 609-636.

Myers, P. (2002) Customers, boardrooms and gossip: Theme repetition and metapatterns in the texture of organizing. Human Relations, 55(6), 669-690.

Myers, P. (2000) Unconscious perception in the story of psychoanalysis: A vignette. Free Associations: Psychoanalysis, Groups, Politics, Culture, 7(4), 76-97.

Myers, P. (2000) Reconsidering communicative psychoanalysis. International Journal of Psychotherapy, 5(3), 203-218.

Myers, P. (1996) Sándor Ferenczi and patients' perceptions of analysis. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 13(1), 26-36.

Book chapters

Myers, P. (2005) Unlabelled metaphor and the knowledge-narrative link in organizations. In G. Schreyögg & J. Koch (Eds.) Knowledge Management and Narratives: Organizational Effectiveness Through Storytelling (pp. 229-243). Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag.

Myers, P. (2005) Knowledge: Distributed and impassioned. In S. Gherardi & D. Nicolini (Eds.) The Passion for Learning and Knowing: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Organizational Learning and Knowledge, Vol. 1 (pp. 382-392). Trento: University of Trento.

Refereed conference papers

Myers, P. (2013, December 14-16) Leadership and emotional intelligence reconfigured: Creativity, collectivity, responsibility. XII International Studying Leadership Conference, Rome.

Myers, P. (2013, July 4-5) Out of crisis: Leadership and situated emotional intelligence. 5th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Gutiérrez-Broncano, S., Estévez, P. & Myers, P. (2013, May 24-25) Strengths and weaknesses of HRM in family businesses. 9th Conference on Family Firm Management Research, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki.

Luisis-Lynd, L. & Myers, P. (2010, June 23-25) How, why and when are organizations today "engaging with engagement"? CIPD Centres' Conference, Keele University, UK.

Myers, P. (2009, July 1-4) Situated emotion and organizational change. 25th EGOS Colloquium, ESADE, Barcelona.

Myers, P. (2008, July 10-12) Idleness and corporate scandal: Examining computer mediated gossip. 24th EGOS Colloquium, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

Myers, P. (2007, October 25-26) Micro-networks of trust and distrust: A case study. Trust Within and Between Organizations, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

Myers, P. (2006, September 12-14) Narratives in the articulation and curtailment of organizational identity. British Academy of Management conference, Belfast.

Myers, P. (2005, June 30-July 2) Faxes and fury: A case study of emotional dynamics, virtuality and sensemaking. 21st EGOS Colloquium, Freie Universität, Berlin.

Myers, P. (2003, December 4-5) Alternative perspectives on the knowledge-narrative link: The case of organizational narratives as parables. Narration and Knowledge Management conference, EIASM, Brussels.

Myers, P. (1998, September 16-17) Analysing the texture of organizations. Business Psychology Conference, Westminster University, London.