Dr Louise Boulter is Programme Leader for the BA Business Management (Generalist) programme which is one of the largest across the University. She is Module Leader for several undergraduate and postgraduate modules including Service Operations Management, Organisational Change and Strategy, Leadership and the Management of Organisations.
Louise's reserach is focussed on individual and organisational performance. In particular she is interested in outlier performance both negative and positive and its causes. Her most current research is focussed on Positive Deviants and Corporate Psychopaths. Louise is an author of many papers and books. This includes a 4 star publication in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management and several books for the Financial Times, one of which is best-seller and translated into several languages.
More recently Louise has been the academic adviser to the advisory panel at the Chartered Quality Institute. Louise is a member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), she is also a qualified lawyer and the former Deputy Director of the Centre of Quality Excellence at the University of Leicester. She has travelled extensively throughout the US, SEA and Europe.
BA (Hons) Law with politics
Post Graduate: Legal Practice Course (LPC)
French (in process)
Louise is the Programme Leader for one of the largest undergraduate programmes at the University. She has taught at every level in higher education in the areas of Service Operations Management, Services Marketing Management, Organisational Change, and Organisational Performance. She is currently supervising DBA and PhD students.
Louise's research interests are focussed on:
Boddy, Clive R. and Boulter, Louise (2022) Psychopathy and an absence of love in organizations. In: Love and Organization: Lessons of Love for Human Dignity, Leadership and Motivation. Pirson, Michael , ed. Humanistic Management . Routledge, New York and London, pp. 298-326. ISBN 9781032183190
Boddy, Clive R. and Boulter, Louise and Fishwick, Simon (2021) How so many toxic employees ascend to leadership. In: Debating Bad Leadership: Reasons and Remedies. Örtenblad, Anders , ed. Palgrave Debates in Business and Management . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 69-85. ISBN 9783030650247
Boulter, Louise and Boddy, Clive (2021) Subclinical psychopathy, interpersonal workplace exchanges and moral emotions through the lens of affective events theory (AET). Journal of Organizational Effectiveness , 8 (1). pp. 44-58. ISSN 2051-6614
Boulter, Louise and Bendell, Tony and Dahlgaard, Jens (2013) Total quality beyond North America: a comparative analysis of the performance of European excellence award winners. Internatonal Journal of Operations and Production Management , 33 (2). pp. 197-215. ISSN 0144-3577
Boulter, Louise and Bendell, Anthony (2010) Service quality: mind the gap! In: 13th QMOD Conference on Quality and Service Science., 30 Aug - 01 Sep 2010, Cottbus, Germany.
Louise has received funding from a number of sources including Rolls-Royce plc, the British and European Foundation for Quality Management and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
Louise is the adviser to the advisory panel of the Chartered Quality Insitute (CQI)