Jennifer Manning

Title: Dr.

PhD Business; MSc International Business; BSc Marketing

Dublin Institute of Technology, College of Business


Room: 1-019

Tel: 01 402 3245


Dr Jennifer Manning joined DIT in 2016 following the completion of her PhD. Prior to her return to academia to study for her PhD, Jen worked in the non-profit sector.  Jen teaches Strategic Management in the School of Management, additionally, she has taught Management, International Management, Entrepreneurship and Market Research in DIT.


In terms of research, Jen’s interest is in Critical Management Studies. In particular, she focuses on postcolonial feminist and decolonial feminist theories to broaden management and organisation studies discourse from the knowledge, experiences and worldviews of marginalised, indigenous women working together in the Global South.  Jen’s doctoral ethnographic research engaged with marginalised Guatemalan Maya women working together in community weaving groups to contribute to the decolonisation of management and organisation studies. Jen’s research addresses the imbalance in the management and organisation studies discourse by creating a space in the discipline that recognises the importance of the Other’s capacity for intellectual autonomy and gives more prominence to alternative, indigenous and non-Western ways of working. Together with this, Jen’s further research interest include:

  • Using critical, reflexive ethnographies and alternative, ethical approaches for engaging in qualitative research;
  • Decolonial Management Studies, broadly concerned with decolonial feminist theories that explore new, alternative ways of organising for social and economic development;
  • The relationship between business and society, particularly from a critical, postcolonial perspective;
  • Critical thinking and post/decolonial perspectives in management education.


Jen’s research has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, she is the recipient of the 2017 Best Critical Doctoral Dissertation awarded by the Critical Management Studies division of the Academy of Management, and the 2016 Most Through-Provoking PhD Paper award at the Qualitative Research in Management and Organisation Studies conference.