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Matthew Hollow
Senior Lecturer in Strategy, Director of Postgraduate Programmes for the January cohort and Programme Leader for BA Business and Management



Matthew joined the York Management School in 2015, having previously held an academic position at Durham University. He holds a PhD from the University of Oxford in Modern British History and an MA from the University of Sheffield. Matthew currently teaches on various modules relating to Strategic Management, and has extensive experience mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate researchers.

Subject Group

Work Management and Organisation



Current areas of interest include:

  • Management practices in the British banking sector
  • Fraud and white-collar crime in post-war Britain
  • The evolution of business ethics and corporate responsibility
  • Business and Management History
  • Entrepreneurship


Selected publications


M. Hollow, 'A Nation of Investors or a Procession of Fools? Reevaluating the Behavior of Britain’s Shareholding Population through the Prism of the Interwar Sharepushing Crime Wave', Enterprise & Society, 20:1 (2018), pp. 132-158

M. Hollow & P. Vik, ‘Another Step up the Ladder or Another Foot in the Grave? Re-evaluating the Role of Formal and Informal Training in the Career Development Process within Barclays Bank, 1945–80’, Management & Organizational History 11:4 (2016), 345–63.

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.

R. A. Bentley, E. J Maddison, P. H. Ranner, J. Bissell, C. Caiado, P. Bhatanacharoen, T. Clark, M. Botha, F. Akinbami, M. Hollow, R. Michie, B. Huntley, S. E. Curtis, P. Garnett, ‘Social tipping points and Earth systems dynamics’, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 2 (2014).

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

M. Hollow, ‘Governmentality on the Park Hill estate: The rationality of public housing’, Urban History, 37 (2010), pp. 117–35.

Books & Book Chapters

M. Hollow, ‘Investigating Attitudes to Risk in British Banking’, in K. Schonharl (ed.), Decision Taking, Confidence and Risk Management in Banks from Early Modernity to the 20th Century (London: Springer: 2017), 173–88.

M. Hollow, ‘Pre-1900 Utopian Visions of the “Cashless Society”’, in B. Batiz-Lazo & L. Efthymiou (eds.), The Book of Payments: Historical and Contemporary views on the Cashless Economy (London: Palgrave: 2016), 13–22.

M. Hollow, F. Akinbami and R. Michie (eds.), Complexity, Crisis and the Evolution of the Financial System: Critical Perspectives on American and British Banking (London: Edward Elgar, 2016).

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 (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2015), pp. 303–23.

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

 Matthew Hollow

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