Nick Aston

Professor of Organisation Behaviour

Middlesex University

Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender workplace issues, Queer theory in management and organisation studies, Workplace friendships, Equality and diversity management, American pragmatism

Nick Rumens is Professor of Organisation Behaviour at Middlesex University. He is also Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University. He has also been Professor of Human Resource Management at University of Portsmouth and previously employed at University of Bristol, University of Surrey, Keele University and Southampton Solent University. Internationally recognized as a scholar in the area of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans & queer (LGBTQ) sexualities & genders in the workplace, he has published widely on topics such as gay and bi men's workplace friendships, sexuality and professionalism, queer theory and organisation studies, the working lives of older LGBT employees and gay men employed in higher education, the police and performing arts. He is an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Instimore...


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  1. Sposato, Martin and Rumens, Nick (2018) Advancing international human resource management scholarship on paternalistic leadership and gender: the role of postcolonial feminism. International Journal of Human Resource Management . ISSN 0958-5192 (Accepted/In press)
  2. Rumens, Nick (2018) Transpeople, work and careers: a queer theory perspective. In: Research Handbook of Diversity and Careers. Broadbridge, Adelina M. and Fielden, Sandra L., eds. New Horizons in Management series . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 473-485. ISBN 9781785365591
  3. Rumens, Nick (2018) Teaching gender in the postfeminist management classroom. In: Feeling Academic in the Neoliberal University: Feminist Flights, Fights and Failures. Taylor, Yvette and Lahad, Kinneret, eds. Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 321-343. ISBN 9783319642239
  4. Rumens, Nick (2017) Postfeminism, queer and work. In: Postfeminism and Organization. Lewis, Patricia and Benschop, Yvonne and Simpson, Ruth, eds. Routledge Studies in Gender and Organizations . Routledge, London, pp. 85-103. ISBN 9781138212213
  5. Rumens, Nick (2017) Queer Theory meets HRD Research and Practice. In: Identity as a Foundation for Human Resource Development. Black, Kate and Warhurst, Russell and Corlett, Sandra, eds. Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development . Routledge, London, pp. 99-112. ISBN 9781138945319
  6. Kelemen, Mihaela and Rumens, Nick and Vo, Linh Chi (2018) Questioning and organization studies. Organization Studies . ISSN 0170-8406 (Published online first)
  7. Rumens, Nick and De Souza, Eloisio Moulin and Brewis, Jo (2018) Queering queer theory in management and organization studies: notes toward queering heterosexuality. Organization Studies . ISSN 0170-8406 (Published online first)
  8. Rumens, Nick (2018) Age and changing masculinities in gay-straight male workplace friendships. Journal of Gender Studies, 27 (3). pp. 260-273. ISSN 0958-9236
  9. Rumens, Nick (2017) Critical management studies, queer theory and the prospect of a queer friendship. In: Feminists and Queer Theorists Debate the Future of Critical Management Studies. Pullen, Alison and Harding, Nancy and Phillips, Mary, eds. Emerald, London, pp. 227-247. ISBN 9781786354983
  10. Ng, Eddy and Rumens, Nick (2017) Diversity and inclusion for LGBT workers: current issues and new horizons for research. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 34 (2). pp. 109-120. ISSN 0825-0383