Matthew Hollow
Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) and Research Assistant



Matthew Hollow is a Research Assistant and Teaching Fellow at The York Management School. He holds a BA and an MA from the University of Sheffield and a DPhil from Oxford University and has previously worked as a Research Associate on the Leverhulme Trust-funded "Tipping Points" project at Durham University.

Subject Group

International Business, Strategy, and Management



Research-wise, Matthew's work principally focuses on various aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century British socio-economic history.His current areas of interest include:

  • Stability and instability in the British banking sector

  • Fraud and white-collar crime

  • Risk and risk management

  • Shadow banking and financial innovation

  • Business ethics and corporate responsibility


Selected publications

Selected Publications

M. Hollow, F. Akinbami and R. Michie (eds.), Complexity, Crisis and the Evolution of the Financial System: Critical Perspectives on American and British Banking (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming).

M. Hollow, ‘From Mutual Society to Public Corporation: The Case of the Halifax Building Society’,in K. Andresen, S. Muller, and R. Richter (eds.), Changes in Social Regulation: State, Economy and Social Protagonists since the 1970s (Munich: Berghahn Books, Forthcoming).

M. Hollow and R. Michie, ‘Bursting the Bubble: The 2007 Northern Rock Crisis in Historical Perspective’, in A. Brown, A. Burn, and R. Doherty (eds.), Coping with Crisis: Re-Evaluating the Role of Crises in Economic and Social History (Boydell & Brewer, Forthcoming).

M. Hollow, Rogue Banking: A History of Financial Fraud in Interwar Britain (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2014).

M. Hollow, ‘Strategic Inertia, Financial Fragility and Organizational Failure: The Case of the Birkbeck Bank, 1870–1911’, Business History, 56:5 (2014), pp. 746–64.

M. Hollow, ‘The 1920 Farrow’s Bank Fraud: A Case of Managerial Hubris?’, Journal of Management History, 20:2 (2014), pp. 164–78.

M. Hollow, ‘Money, Morals and Motives: An Exploratory Study into Why Bank Managers and Employees Commit Fraud at Work’, Journal of Financial Crime 21:2 (2014), pp. 174–90.

M. Hollow, ‘The age of affluence revisited: Council estates and consumer society in Britain, 1950–1970’, Journal of Consumer Culture (Forthcoming, 2014).

M. Hollow, ‘Boredom: The Forgotten Factor in Fraud Prevention?’, Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance 24 (2013), pp. 19–24.

M. Hollow, ‘Crowdfunding and Civic Society in Europe: A Profitable Partnership?’, Open Citizenship 4 (2013), pp.68-73.

M. Hollow, ‘Perfect lives: Lifestyle magazines and utopian impulses in contemporary British society’,International Journal of Cultural Studies15:1 (2012), pp. 17-30.

M. Hollow, ‘Utopian Urges: Visions for Reconstruction in Britain, 1940-1950’, Planning Perspectives 27:4 (2012), pp. 569-585.

 Matthew Hollow

The York Management School
University of York
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York YO10 5GD

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