Publications (on Management & Organizational History):


  • Genoe McLaren, P., Mills, A. J., and Weatherbee, T. G. (2014) [Eds.]The Routledge Companion to Management & Organizational History, London: Routledge.
  • Casey, A., Hansen, P. H., Mills, A. J., and Rowlinson, M. (2013) Special Issue of Organization: Narratives and Memory in Organizations
  • Prasad, P., Prasad, A., Mills, A. J., and Helms Mills, J. (2013) [Eds.]The Routledge Companion to Critical Management Studies. London: Routledge.
  • Mills, A. J., Helms Mills, J., Durepos, G., and Weatherbee, T.G. (2012) [Eds.] Special Issue of Management & Organizational History: Theorizing the Past, Issue 7(3).
  • Durepos, G. and Mills, A. J. (2012) ANTi-History: Theorizing the Past, History, and Historiography in Management and Organizational Studies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Bryman, A., Bell, E., Mills, A. J, and Yue, A. R. (2011) Business Research Methods. First Canadian Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
  • Mills, A. J. (2006) Sex, Strategy and the Stratosphere: the gendering of airline cultures. London: Palgrave/MacMillan
  • Cooke, B, Mills, A. J., and Kelley, E. [Eds.] (2005) Special issue of Human Relations on `The Cold War and Management’, 59 (5).

Journal Articles

  • Mills, Albert J., Weatherbee, Terrance G., and Durepos, Gabrielle (in press) “Reassembling Weber to reveal the-past-as-history in Management and Organization Studies,” Organization, in press.
  • Myrick, Kim, Helms Mills, Jean, and Mills, Albert J. (2013) History-Making and the Academy of Management: An Anti-History Perspective. Management & Organizational  History, in press.
  • Genoe McLaren, P. and Mills, A. J. (2013) “Internal Cohesion in Response to Institutional Plurality: The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada,” Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 30(1): pp.40-55
  • Fitzgerald, Catherine and Mills, Albert J. (2012) `Human Resource Management a Function of the Past: A Content Analysis of the First Edition Canadian Introductory Human Resource Management Textbooks,’ Research and Practice in Human Resource Management, 20(1), 13-27.
  • Mills, Albert J., and Helms Mills, J. (2013) `CMS: A Satirical Critique of Three Narrative Histories,’ Organization, 20 (1), pp.117-129.
  • Corrigan, Lawrence T. and Mills, Albert J. (2012) `Men on Board: Can actor-network theory critique the persistence of gender inequity?’ Management & Organizational History, 7(3), pp.251-265
  • Durepos, G., A. J. Mills, and T. G. Weatherbee. (2012),       “Theorizing the Past: Realism, Relativism, Relationalism & the Reassembly of Weber,” Management & Organizational  History, 7(3), pp.267-281
  • Weatherbee, T. G., G. Durepos, A. J. Mills, and J. Helms Mills (2012), “Theorizing the Past: Critical Engagements” in Management and Organization Studies”, Management & Organizational History, 7(3), pp193-202.
  • Durepos, Gabie, and Mills, Albert J. (2012) `Actor Network Theory, ANTi-History, and Critical Organizational Historiography,’ Organization, 19/6, pp.703-721 
  • Hartt, Christopher M., Helms Mills, Jean & Mills, Albert J. (2012) `Reading Between the Lines: gender, work, and history: the case of the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union,’ Journal of Management History, 18/1, pp.82-95
  • Dye, K, and Mills, A. J. (2012) `Pleading the Fifth: Refocussing Acker’s Gendered Substructure through the Lens of Organizational Logic.’ Equality, Diversity, Inclusion: An International Journal, 31/3, pp.278-297
  • Parsons, D.B., Sanderson, K., Helms Mills, J., and Mills, A.J. (2012) `Organizing Women and Organizational Logic – Stewardesses for Women’s Rights.’ Equality, Diversity, Inclusion: An International Journal, 31/3, pp.266-277
  • Myrden, Susan, Mills, A. J., & Helms-Mills, J. (2011) `The gendering of Air Canada: A critical hermeneutic approach.’ Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 28/4, pp.440-452
  • Dye, Kelly E., and Mills, Albert J. (2011) `Dueling Discourses at Work: Upsetting the Gender Order,’ Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 28/4, pp.427-439
  • Sanderson, K., Parsons, D.B., Helms Mills, J., and Mills, A.J. (2010) `Riding the Second Wave: Organizing Feminism and Organizational discourse – Stewardesses for Women’s Rights.’ Management & Organizational History, 5 (3-4): 360-377
  • Genoe McLaren, P., Durepos, G., & Mills, A. J. (2009). `Disseminating Drucker: Knowledge, Tropes and the North American management textbook.’ Journal of Management History, 15(4): 388-403.
  • Hartt, Chris M., Mills, Albert J., Helms Mills, J., and Durepos, G. (2009) `Guiding the Space Age From the Ground Up: Pan Am, Cold War and Guided Missiles,’ Management & Organizational History, 4(3), pp. 1-17.
  • Genoe McLaren, Patricia and Mills, Albert J. (2008) `”I’d Like to Thank the Academy”: An Analysis of the Awards Discourse at the Atlantic Schools of Business Conference’, Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies, 24 (4): 307-316.
  • Long, Brad & Mills, Albert J. (2008) `Globalization, Postcolonial Theory, and Organizational Analysis: Lessons from the Rwanda Genocide,’ Critical Perspectives on International Business4 (4), pp.389-409
  • Durepos, G., Helms Mills, J., & Mills, A. J. (2008) `Flights of Fancy: Myth, Monopoly and the Making of Pan American Airways,’ Journal of Management History, 14 (2), 116-127.
  • Genoe McLaren, Patricia & Mills, Albert J. (2008) `A product of `his’ time? Exploring the Construct of the Ideal Manager in the Cold War Era.’ Journal of Management History, 14:4, pp.386-403
  • Cooke, Bill and Mills, Albert J. (2008) `The Right To Be Human and Human Rights: Maslow, McCarthyism and the Death of Humanist Theories of Management,’ Management & Organizational History, 3 (1): 27-47.
  • Weatherbee, T. G., Dye, K., and Mills, Albert J. (2008) `There’s Nothing As Good As A Practical Theory: The Paradox of Management Education,’ Management & Organizational History, 3 (2): 147-159.
  • Durepos, G., Mills, A. J., & Helms Mills, J. (2008) `Tales in the Manufacture of Knowledge: Writing a Business History of Pan American Airlines,’ Management & Organizational History, 3 (1): 63-80.
  • Mills, A. J., and Helms Mills, J. (2006) `Masculinity and the making of Trans-Canada Air Lines, 1937-1940: a feminist poststructuralist account,’ Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 23(1): 34-44.
  • Kelley, E. S., Mills, A. J., and Cooke, B. (2006) `Management as a Cold War phenomenon?’ Human Relations, 59 (5): 603-610.
  • Runte, M., and Mills, A. J. (2006) `Cold War, chilly climate: Exploring the roots of gendered discourse in organization and management theory,’ Human Relations, 59(5): 695-720.
  • Grant, J. D., and Mills, A. J. (2006) `The Quiet Americans: Formative Context, The Academy of Management Leadership, and the Management Textbook, 1930-1960,’ Management & Organizational History, 1(2): 201-224
  • Dye, K., Mills, A.J., Weatherbee, T. (2005) `Maslow: Man Interrupted – Reading Management Theory in Context,’ Management Decision, 43, 10: 1375-1395.
  • Cooke, Bill, Mills, A. J., and Kelley, Elizabeth S. (2005) `Situating Maslow in Cold War America. A Recontextualization of Management Theory,’ Group & Organization Management, 30 (2), pp.129-152
  • Mills, A.J. (1998) `Cockpits, Hangars, Boys and Galleys: Corporate masculinities and the development of British Airways,’ Gender, Work and Organizations, 5/3: 172-188.
  • Mills, A.J. (1997) `Practice Makes Perfect: Corporate Practices, Bureaucratization and the Idealized Gendered Self,’ Hallinon Tutkimus (Finnish journal of Administrative Studies), 4: 272-288
  • Mills, A.J. (1995) `Man/aging Subjectivity, Silencing Diversity: Organizational Imagery in the Airline Industry – The Case of British Airways,’ Organization, 2(2): 243-269

Chapters In Edited Collections

  • Suddaby, R., Foster, William, and Mills, A. J. (in press) `History and Institutions,’ in Bucheli, M. and Wadhwani, D. (eds.) Organization Studies: Historical Perspectives,’ Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Paludi, M., Mills, A. J., and Helms Mills, J. (in press) `Disturbing thoughts and gendered practices: A discursive review of feminist organizational analysis,’ in S. Kumra, R. Simpson and R. Burke (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Organizations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hartt, C. M., Mills, A. J., and Helms Mills, J. (2013) `On the Cold War Front: Dissent, Misbehaviour, and Discursive Relations at Pan American Airways’ Guided Missiles Division’ (pp.111-140), in A. Barnes and L. Taksa (eds.) Rethinking Misbehaviour and Resistance in Organizations. London: Emerald.
  • Mills, A. J. and Helms Mills, J. (2011) `Digging Archeology: Discourse, Hermeneutics, Junctures and Archival Research in Case Study Development,’ in Rethinking the Case Study in International Business Research, pp. 342-360, edited by Rebecca Piekkari and Catherine Welch, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Mills, A. J. and Durepos, G. (2010) `ANTi-History,’ in Mills, A. J., Durepos, G., and Wiebe, E. Sage Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, Volume I, pp.26-29. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Mills, A. J. (2010) `Junctures,’ in Mills, A. J., Durepos, G., and Wiebe, E. Sage Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, Volume I, pp.509-511. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Helms Mills, J., and Mills, A. J. (2008) `Rules, Sensemaking, Formative Contexts, and Discourse in the Gendering of Organizational Culture,’ in Managerial Psychology Volume III. Organizational and Macro Level Perspectives, edited by Yochanan Altman, Frank Bournois, and David Boje (pp.25-45). London: Sage.
  • Durepos, G., Helms Mills, J., and Mills, A. J. (2008) `The Pan American Dream and the Myth of the Pioneer.’ In M. Kostera [Ed], Organizational Epics and Sagas: Tales of Organizations (pp.156-168). London: Palgrave.
  • Mills, A. J., and Helms Mills, J. (2004) `When Plausibility Fails: Towards a Critical Sensemaking Approach to Resistance.’ In R. Thomas, A. J. Mills and J. Helms Mills [Eds.] Identity Politics at Work: Resisting Gender, Gendering Resistance (pp.139-157). London: Routledge.
  • Mills, A. J. (2004) ` Feminist organizational analysis and the business textbook.’  In Damian E. Hodgson and Chris Carter [Eds.] Management Knowledge and the New Employee, pp.30-48. London: Ashgate.
  • Mills, A. J. (2002) `History/herstory: an introduction to the problems of studying the gendering of organizational culture over time.’ In Gender, identity and the culture of organizations, edited by Aaltio, I., and Mills, A. J. (pp.115-136). London: Routledge.
  • Mills, A. J. (2001) `Gendering Organizational Analysis — A retrospective.’ In Feminism(s) Challenge the Traditional Disciplines, pp.13-25. McGill University, MCRTW Monograph Series, No.1
  • Helms Mills, J. C. and A.J. Mills (2000) `Rules, Sensemaking, Formative Contexts and Discourse in the Gendering of Organizational Culture.’ In Handbook of Organizational Culture & Climate, edited by N. Askanasky, C. Wilsholm, and Mark Peterson, pp.55-70. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Mills, A.J. and Helms Hatfield, J.C. (1999) `From Imperialism to Globalization: Internationalization and the Management Text.’  In Global Management:  Universal Theories and Local Realitiesedited by S. R. Clegg, E. Ibarra-Colado, and L. Bueno-Rodriquez, pp.37-67  London: Sage.
  • Mills, A. J., & Hatfield, J. C. (1998) `Del imperialismo a la globalización: la internacionalización y el libro de texto de Administración.’ In S. R. Clegg, E. Ibarra, & L. Bueno (Eds.), Administratación global tensiones entre universalismo teórico y realidades locales . (pp. 61-112). Mexico: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana.
  • Mills, A.J. (1997) `Dueling discourses – desexualization versus eroticism in the corporate framing of female sexuality in the British airline industry, 1945-60.’ In Managing the Organizational Melting Pot: Dilemmas of Workplace Diversity. (pp. 171-198), edited by P. Prasad et al. Newbury Park, CA.: Sage.
  • Mills, A.J. (1996) `Corporate Image, Gendered Subjects And the Company Newsletter – The Changing Face of British Airways.’ In Constituting Management: Markets, Meanings and Identities, edited by Gill Palmer and Stewart Clegg, pp.191-211. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • Mills, A.J. (1996) `Strategy, Sexuality and the Stratosphere: Airlines and the Gendering of Organization.’  In Gender Relations in Public and Private:  New Research Perspectives, edited by Stina Lyon and Lydia Morris, pp.77-94. London: MacMillan

Conference Presentations

  • Paper Presented at the 2014 Academy of Management, Management History Division: The New Deal for Management & Organization Studies:Lessons, Insights and Reflections
    Authors: Albert J. Mills (Saint Mary’s U.); Terrance G. Weatherbee (Acadia U.); Jason Foster (Athabasca U.); Jean Helms Mills (Saint Mary’s U.)
    Abstract: In this paper, drawing on ANTi-History (Durepos and Mills 2012), we set out to recover the New Deal and some of its leading figures for the field of management and organizational studies. In so doing we do not simply seek to add New Deal studies to existing histories of MOS but rather our aim is to show how MOS histories have served to narrowly define the field and constrain what is considered a valid area of study.
    Through exploration of the neglected phenomenon of the New Deal, we conclude that MOS needs be more imaginative in its choice of
    stories and exemplars when dealing with the broad range of economic, behavioral, social and political factors that confront humankind’s
    ability to organize and manage its affairs.
  • Academy of Management, 2014 Symposium on Rewriting History /Reimagining (Critical) Management Studies
    Presentation by Albert J, Mills, Rethinking History: An ANTi-History Perspective.
  • Academy of Management, 2014 PDW: Historic Turns in Organization and Management Theory: Critical, Cultural, and Qualitative
    Presentation by Albert J. Mills on `The Historic Turn in Five Moves’
  • Symposia

  • Bonner, B., Durepos, G., Mills, A.J., Genoe McLaren, P., Foster, W. (2015) Symposium: Lessons in Writing History for MOS Journals, Business History Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Halifax, June 13-15.
  • Prasad, P., Prasad, A., Mills, A. J., and Helms Mills, J. (2015) Critical (Re) Considerations: Critical Management Studies (CMS) in a Changing World, CMS Division, Academy of Management, Vancouver
  • Durepos, G. (Moderator), Suddaby, R., Mills, A.J., Barker, J., Foster, W., McWatters, C., and Rowlinson, M. (2014) `Plenary Session: Editors Panel,’ Annual conference of the Atlantic Schools of Business, Halifax, Sept., 26-28.
  • Genoe McLaren, P. (Chair), Durepos, G., Foster, W., Helms Mills, J., Mills, A. J., and Weatherbee (2014) `Symposium: What’s So Canadian about Canadian Management History’, Annual conference of the Atlantic Schools of Business, Halifax, Sept., 26-28.
  • Burgos-Mirabal, R., Durepos, G., Suddaby, R., Mills, A. J., and Foster, W. (2014) `PDW – Engaging Organizational Institutionalism and ANT with the Historic Turn: Synergies, Complementarities, Divergences,’ Annual conference of the Atlantic Schools of Business, Halifax, Sept., 26-28.
  • Genoe McLaren (Chair), Durepos, G., Suddaby, R., Mills, A. J., and Foster, W. (2014) `PDW – Writing Management History for Publication in Management Journals Workshop,” Annual conference of the Atlantic Schools of Business, Halifax, Sept., 26-28.
  • Invited Talks

  • Mills, Albert J. (2014) `Critical Management Studies’. Keynote: III Congresso Internacional de Pos-Graduacoes e Pesquisas Latinos em Administracao e Estudos Organizacionais, Porto Alegre, August 26-28
  • Mills, Albert J. (2014) “Sustaining `Canada:’ Management Theory, History and `Canadian Sensibilities.’ Invited talk (Business History, OT and GWO Divisional Speaker), Admin Science Ass of Canada, annual conference, Muskoka, Ont., June