After nearly 20 years researching and teaching in UK Business Schools I left academic life in 2011 for voluntary community development work. I was lured back into academe in 2014 by the prospect of taking over the reins running the excellent Masters Programme in Social Entrepreneurship. Goldsmiths is globally famous for its creativity and innovativeness and I am pleased to see this reflected within the programme.
Teaching and Supervision
I am an accomplished academic researcher with a rigorous cross-disciplinary approach. This is based firstly on practical experience with Third Sector organisations complemented by expertise in organisational development. This draws upon my expertise in Innovation Studies which provides analytical tools drawing on economics, history, political economy, social theory and sociology. Since 2007 my research has focussed on practical engagement, especially with social enterprises. I also explore the broader fields of sustainable development, the third sector, the social and solidarity economy, and the wide range of emergent alternative ways of organising and coordinating economic activity, in other words alternatives to shareholder-focused forms of capitalism. You can listen to a recent interview with Enrique Rubio which is now hosted on the World Bank’s web site.
I previously worked at Newcastle University Business School, Manchester Business School, Brunel University and the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology and I have over 50 publications including a paper reprinted in two different international reference collections. I was the Founding Series Editor of Dialogues in Critical Management Studies and co-editor of the collections The Third Sector (Emerald, 2011), Managing Knowledge: Critical Investigations of Work and Learning (Macmillan, 2000), and Knowledge and Innovation in the New Service Economy (Edward Elgar, 2000).
Hull, Richard. 1992. In Praise of Wimps: A Social History of Computer Programming - Some Work in Progress - Including a Chronology and an Extensive Bibliography. Alice Publications. ISBN 978-0951696613
Pritchard, Craig; Chumer, Mike; Hull, Richard and Willmott, Hugh, eds. 2000. Managing Knowledge: Critical Investigations of Work and Learning. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0333921579
Andersen, Birgitte; Hull, Richard; Howells, Jeremy; Mills, Ian and Roberts, Joanne, eds. 2000. Knowledge and Innovation in the New Service Economy. Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar Pub. ISBN 978-1840645729
Hull, Richard and Berry, Robert. 2016. The Social Entrepreneurship Option for Scientists and Engineers. In: Rao Bhamidimarri and Ailin Liu, eds. Engineering and Enterprise. Switzerland: Springer International, pp. 27-44. ISBN 978-3-319-27824-7
Hull, Richard. 2006. “The Great Lie: Markets, Freedom and Knowledge”. In: Dieter Plehwe; Bernhard J. A Walpen and Gisela Neunhöffer, eds. Neoliberal hegemony: A global critique. London: Routledge, pp. 141-155. ISBN 978-0415460033
Zigomo, Pamela and Hull, Richard. 2018. Unlocking Doors: Decolonising the Design of an Art Exhibition in Zimbabwe. Event Management, 22(6), pp. 997-1008. ISSN 1525-9951
Hull, Richard. 2013. Why you should care about your Local Social Economy. Hastings Online Time,
Hull, Richard. 2006. Work allocation models and collegiality in academic departments. Journal of Organisational Change Management, 19(1), pp. 38-53. ISSN 0953-4814
Hull, Richard and Kaghan, William. 2000. “Innovation – But for whose benefit, for what purpose?”. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management., 12(3), pp. 317-325. ISSN 0953-7325
Hull, Richard. 2000. “Knowledge and the Economy: Some Critical Comments". Economy and Society, 29(2), pp. 316-331. ISSN 0308-5147
Green, Ken; Hull, Richard; McMeekin, Andrew and Walsh, Vivien. 1999. The construction of the techno-economic: networks vs. paradigms. Research Policy, 28(7), pp. 777-792. ISSN 0048-7333
Hull, Richard. 1999. “Actor Network and Conduct: The Discipline and Practices of Knowledge Management”,. Organization, 6(3), pp. 405-428. ISSN 1350-5084
Hull, Richard and Coombs, Rod. 1998. 'Knowledge Management Practices’ and Path Dependency in Innovation. Research Policy, 27(3), pp. 237-253. ISSN 0048-7333
Hull, Richard. 1997. “Governing the Conduct of Computing: Computer Science, the Social Sciences, and Frameworks of Computing”. Accounting, Management and Information Technologies, 7(4), pp. 213-240. ISSN 0959-8022
Conference or Workshop Item
Hull, Richard. 2007. '“Organising UK Universities: The Role of Patrimonial Bureaucracy”'. In: "Post-Bureaucracy and Organizational Change in the Knowledge Society". University of Essex, United Kingdom.