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Professor David Goss


Professor of Entrepreneurship

Biography

Biography

David Goss, formerly Head of Surrey Business School, is Professor of Entrepreneurship. His PhD, from the University of Kent, dealt with social relationships in small businesses. In 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Linkoping, Sweden, where he has been a visiting professor since 1995. Before becoming Head of School he was Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Management and Law at Surrey.

Research interests

My research focuses on the nature of social relationships in organizations, primarily from a micro-sociological perspective. I have a particular interest in smaller organizations and in entrepreneurship (which I define broadly) and, in particular, the role of emotions and ritual in shaping action. Previous work has examined issues of disability and illness in the workplace. My current work is examining the emotional dynamics of entrepreneurship; I also have a developing interest in the micro-sociology of corruption.

Teaching

I have taught a range of subjects in the organizational behaviour, HRM, entrepreneurship and research methods fields at UG, PG and doctoral levels and supervise a number of PhD and DBA students.

My publications

Publications

Publication highlights

Doern, R. and Goss, D. (2013) 'The role of negative Emotions in the Social Processes of Entrepreneurship: Power-ritual and Shame-related Behaviours', ENTREPRENEURSHIP, THEORY AND PRACTICE, doi: 10.1111/etap. 12026

Doern, R and Goss, D. (2011) 'From Barriers to barring: Why Emotion matters for Entrepreneurial Development', INTERNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS JOURNAL, doi: 10.1177/0266242611425555

Goss, D., Jones, R. Betta, M. and Latham, J. (2011) Power as Practice: A Micro-sociological Analysis of the Dynamics of Emancipatory Entrepreneurship, ORGANIZATION STUDIES Volume 32 Issue 2, February

Goss, D. (2010) 'Putting emotion at the heart of agency', RESEARCH ON EMOTIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS, N. Ashkanasey and W. Zerbe (eds), Emerald, London. Ch. 3

Goss, D. (2008) 'Enterprise ritual: a theory of entrepreneurial emotion and exchange', BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 19; 120-137.

Goss, D. (2007) 'Reconsidering Schumpeterian opportunities: the role of interaction ritual and emotion', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENERIAL RESEARCH AND BEHAVIOUR, 13;1

Goss, D. (2005) 'Schumpeter's legacy? The role of emotion in entrepreneurial action', ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE, March.

Goss, D. (2005) 'Entrepreneurship and the social: a deference-emotion theory', HUMAN RELATIONS, 58, 5.

Journal papers

Goss, D. (1987) 'New technology and capitalist control: the impact of instant print', CAPITAL AND CLASS, 32.

Goss, D. (1988) 'Social harmony and the small firm: a reappraisal', SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 36, 1.

Goss, D. (1988) 'Diversity, complexity and technological change: an empirical study of general printing', SOCIOLOGY, 22, 3.

Goss, D. (1989) 'Management development and small business education: the implications of diversity', MANAGEMENT EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT, 20, 2.

Jones, R. and Goss, D. (1990) 'Managerial visions and effective training', INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL TRAINING, 22, 6.

Goss, D. and Jones, R. (1991) 'The role of training strategies in reducing skills shortages', PERSONNEL REVIEW, 20, 2.

Goss, D. and Jones, R. (1992) 'Pathways to progress: some considerations on the role of intervention in achieving better training practice', MANAGEMENT EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT, 23, 1.

Goss, D. and Jones, R. (1992) 'Organization structure and SME training provision', INTERNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS JOURNAL, 10, 4.

Adam-Smith, D., Goss, D., Sinclair, A., Rees, G., Meudell, K. (1992) 'AIDS and employment: diagnosis and prognosis', EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, 18, 3.

Goss, D., Adam-Smith, D., Sinclair, A., and Rees, G. (1993) 'Organizational AIDS policies as data: possibilities and precautions', SOCIOLOGY, 27, 2.

Goss, D. (1993) 'Moral dilemmas and moral issues: the ethical implications of HIV/AIDS', BUSINESS ETHICS: A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 2, 3.

Goss, D. and Adam-Smith, D. (1993) 'HIV/AIDS and the hospitality industry: some implications of perceived risk', EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, Special Edition, 15,2.

Goss, D., Adam-Smith, D. and Gilbert, A. (1994) 'HRM and small firms: exceptions that prove the rule?', SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, 1, 2.

Goss, D. (1996) 'Writing about AIDS: policy and agency', SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 12, 1.

Goss, D. and Adam-Smith, D. (1996) 'HIV/AIDS and employment policy: a critical assessment', CRITICAL SOCIAL POLICY, 16, 3.

Goss, D. (1997) 'Healthy discipline? Health promotion at work', ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF RADICAL ORGANIZATION THEORY, vol III;2. http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz.

Goss, D. and Goss, F. (1998) 'SMEs and the Disability Discrimination Act: a case for change', INTERNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS JOURNAL, vol. 17.

Goss F and Goss, D. (1998) 'Opportunity or threat: SMEs and the DDA', SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, 5,3.

Goss, D. And Bridson, J. (1998) 'Understanding interim management', HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 8, 4.

Goss, D., Goss, F. and Adam-Smith, D. (2000) 'Disability and Employment: Comparative Perspectives', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, Vol.11, 4.

Goss, D. (2005) 'Schumpeter's legacy? The role of emotion in entrepreneurial action', ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE, March.

Goss, D. (2005) 'Entrepreneurship and the social: a deference-emotion theory', HUMAN RELATIONS, 58, 5.

Goss, D. (2007) 'Reconsidering Schumpeterian opportunities: the role of interaction ritual and emotion', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENERIAL RESEARCH AND BEHAVIOUR, 13;1

Goss, D. (2008) 'Enterprise ritual: a theory of entrepreneurial emotion and exchange', BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 19; 120-137.

Goss, D., Jones, R. Betta, M. and Latham, J. (2011) Power as Practice: A Micro-sociological Analysis of the Dynamics of Emancipatory Entrepreneurship, ORGANIZATION STUDIES Volume 32 Issue 2, February

Doern, R. and Goss, D. (2011) From barriers to barring: why emotion matters for entrepreneurship, INTERNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS JOURNAL, forthcoming

Books

Goss, D. (1991) SMALL BUSINESS AND SOCIETY, London, Routledge.

Goss, D. (1993) PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, London, Routledge.

Goss, D. (ed) (1994) QUESTIONS IN SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Canterbury, CSAC.

Goss, D. and Adam-Smith, D. (1995) ORGANIZING AIDS. HIV/AIDS AND EMPLOYMENT: IMPLICATIONS AND ISSUES, London, Taylor and Francis.

Goss, D. (1997) HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: THE BASICS, London, Thompson International.

Chapters in edited volumes

Goss, D. (1991) 'In search of small firm industrial relations' in Burrows, R. (ed) DECIPHERING THE ENTERPRISE CULTURE, London, Routledge.

Goss, D. and Adam-Smith, D. (1994) 'Empowerment and disempowerment: the limits and possibilities of workplace AIDS policy' in Aggleton, P. (ed) AIDS: FOUNDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE, Brighton, Falmer.

Goss, D. and Adam-Smith, D. (1994) 'Preconditions for policy: workplace attitudes to HIV/AIDS' in Hardy, V. et al (eds) THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF AIDS IN EUROPE, London, Cassell.

Goss, D. (1994) 'Responding to HIV/AIDS in the workplace' in Adam-Smith, D. and Peacock, A. (eds) CASE STUDIES IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR, London, Pitman.

Goss, D. (1994) 'Investing in people: human resource development and organizational change' in Adam-Smith, D. and Peacock, A. (eds) CASE STUDIES IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR, London, Pitman.

Goss, D. (1994) 'Guidelines on HIV/sexual health' in Wessex Regional Health Authority, THE HEALTHY WORKPLACE.

Goss, D. (1994) 'AIDS and the workplace: dilemmas and decisions' in Meudell, K. and Callen, T. (eds) MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR: A WORKBOOK, Pitman, London.

Goss, D. and Adam-Smith, D. (1995) 'Organizing sexuality: HIV/AIDS and the framing of sexual identity at work', in Aggleton, P., Davies, P. and Hart, G. (eds) AIDS: SAFETY, SEXUALITY AND RISK, London, Taylor and Francis.

Gadd, K. and Goss, D. (1996) 'HIV/AIDS education and the workplace: who's problem?' in Sherr, L. (ed) AIDS IMPACT: PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF AIDS CARE, Harwood Academic Press.

Goss, D. (2000) 'Marketing the new model worker: consumption, production and advertising', in Elliott, R. And Beckmann, S. (Eds) PERSPECTIVES ON INTERPRETIVE CONSUMER RESEARCH: A READER, Copenhagen University Press.

Goss, D. (2010) 'Putting emotion at the heart of agency', RESEARCH ON EMOTIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS, N. Ashkanasey and W. Zerbe (eds), Emerald, London. Ch. 3