Canine Co-leadership Actorhood in Organizations [dog study]

“Dogs are mostly ignored by organization theory despite the existence of a rich literature on human–animal studies that helps theoretical extension in the direction of organization studies.”

Professor Miguel Pina e Cunha [pictured] along with colleagues Arménio Rego and Iain Munro show : “why and to what extent dogs are important actors in the lives of organizations and discuss reasons that explain such relevance in functional and symbolic terms” in the journal Human Relations, Volume: 72 issue: 4, page(s): 778-800.


“ In organizations, dogs are engaged in power plays and in the institutional functioning of organizations, gaining symbolic power and even co-leadership actorhood.”

A full copy of the paper may be found here.

BONUS If you’d like to view, appraise, or commission oil paintings of dogs in uniforms you could try Fabulous Masterpieces (London) which asks “Why is having your dog painted in uniform so in demand these days?”

Research research by Martin Gardiner