Nottingham University Business School
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Our research and teaching covers a wide range of different aspects of management. These include:

  • organisational behaviour
  • strategy and international business
  • human resource management
  • entrepreneurship and innovation
Our division offers a wide range of modules at undergraduate and Masters level. We also offer modules on the General, Executive and Singapore MBA programmes. We supervise a large cohort of PhD students. Our division has pioneered the development of entrepreneurship education across the University via a network of collaborative ventures with other schools.

Our research expertise is extensive and covers a variety of themes within management:

Organisational Behaviour

Colleagues within the Organisational Behaviour section of the division draw on organisational, sociological and psychological theory to study organisational behaviour and management practice. Several colleagues in this section of the division share a concern with applying concepts of identity, discourse and narrative to issues of organisational and managerial practice and work behaviour. Ongoing research is being conducted on: managerial and entrepreneurial identities; politics and ethics in the workplace; organisational knowing and sense-making; human and organisational issues in supply chain management; technological change in organisations; international management in emerging and developing economies; inter-organisational relationships and organisational embeddedness; entrepreneurial action, learning, culture and history; alternative organisations; and public services management.

Strategy and International Business

Research in the area of strategy takes an integrative approach which draws upon a variety of disciplines, including economics, organisation behaviour, management and psychology in the study of how firms exploit the opportunities that their internal and external environments generate. Research into aspects of international business operations forms an important element in the strategy arena. This section of the Division includes within it the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) which focuses on research and teaching in CSR.

Human Resource Management

Research in the area of HRM relates to a range of employment relations issues. Significant themes include: workplace equal opportunity practices, new forms of union representation (equality reps, union learning reps); employment relations in small and medium sized enterprises; labour-management partnerships in private and public sectors; the employment relations implications of management buy-outs; and agency workers in the public sector. These themes are both theoretically-informed and empirically rigorous, drawing on either in-depth case-based research or on the quantitative analysis of large-scale survey data.

Members of the group are organising the ESRC seminar series 'Migrants, Workplace and Community: Learning from Innovations in Civil Society'.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

In the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, an early emphasis on research into SME financing has developed into a broader interest in wider aspects of entrepreneurial and innovative activity. This includes studies of serial and habitual entrepreneurs, technology transfer, innovation and new product development, science parks and business incubation. Since the establishment of the University of Nottingham Institute for Enterprise and Innovation (UNIEI) in 2000, a particular focus has been on action research, involving large numbers of entrepreneurs and businesses. This is a rapidly developing area of all business schools' activity and one in which Nottingham University Business School occupies a leading position in the UK, both in terms of its research and entrepreneurship education.

Members of the division are active within several key academic networks including:

  • The Academy of Management
  • British Academy of Management
  • The British Sociological Association
  • The European Group for Organisation Studies
  • The European Foundation of Management Development
  • The Economic and Social Research Council
The Royal Statistical Society. Colleagues regularly present their research at academic conferences across the globe.

A number of colleagues are members of the editorial boards of the leading journals in the field, including Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Organization and Organization Studies.
The following lists all of those journal articles, books and book chapters published by current members of the Management division from 1996 to the present day. Please note that whilst other types of publication are excluded, these can be accessed from the individual staff pages on the main staff list.

Journal Articles

Spedale, S.; Watson, T.J. (2014), "The emergence of entrepreneurial action at the cross-roads between institutional logics and individual life-orientation", International Small Business Journal, Vol.32, pp. 759-776, DOI: 10.1177/0266242613480376.

Watson, T.J. (2013), "Entrepreneurial action and the Euro-American social science tradition: pragmatism, realism and looking beyond "the entrepreneur"", Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol.25 (1-2), pp. 16-33.

Watson, T.J. (2013), "Entrepreneurship in action: studying entrepreneurial action in its personal, organisational and institutional context through ethnographic field research", Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol.25 (5-6), pp. 404-423.

Watson, T.J. (2012), "The entrepreneur's proposal: a small drama", Tamara: Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science, Vol.10 (1), pp. 73-75.

Watson, T.J. (2012), "Entrepreneurship: a suitable case for sociology", Sociology Compass, Vol.6 (4), pp. 306-15.

Watson, T.J. (2012), "Making Organizational Ethnography", Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Vol.1 (1), pp. 15-22, Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013.

Watson, T.J. (2011), "Ethnography, reality and truth: the vital need for studies of 'how things work' in organisations and management", Journal of Management Studies, Vol.48 (1), pp. 202-217.

Watson, T.J. (2010), "Critical Social Science, Pragmatism and the Realities of HRM", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.21 (6), pp. 915-931.

Watson, T.J. (2009), "Entrepreneurial action, identity work and the use of multiple discursive resources: The case of a rapidly changing family business", International Small Business Journal, Vol.27(3), pp. 251-274.

Watson, T.J. (2009), "Narrative life story and the management of identity: a case study in autobiographical identity work", Human Relations, Vol.62(3), pp. 1-28.

Watson, T.J. (2009), "Work and the sociological imagination: the need for continuity and change in the study of continuity and change", Sociology, Vol.43 (5), pp. 861-77.

Watson, T.J. (2008), "Managing Identity: Identity Work, Personal Predicaments and Structural Circumstances", Organization, Vol.15 (1), pp. 121-143.

Watson, T.J. (2006), "The Organization and Disorganization of Organization Studies", Journal of Management Studies, Vol.43 (2), pp. 367-382.

Watson, T.J. (2004), "Human Resource Management and Critical Social Science Analysis", Journal of Management Studies, Vol.41 (3), pp.447-467.

Watson, T.J. (2004), "Managers, Managism and the Tower of Babble: Making Sense of Managerial Pseudo-Jargon", International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Vol.166, pp.67-82, US.

Watson, T.J. (2003), "Strategies and Strategy-Making: Strategic Exchange and the Shaping of Individual Lives and Organisational Futures", Journal of Management Studies, Vol.40 (5), pp.1035-1023.

Watson, T.J. (2003), "Ethical Choice in Managerial Work: The Scope for Managerial Choices in an Ethically Irrational World", Human Relations, Vol.56 (2), pp.167-185.

Watson, T.J. (2002), "Professions and Professionalism: Should we Jump Off the Bandwagon Better to Study Where it is Going?", International Studies of Management and Organization, Vol.32 (2), pp.94-106, US.

Watson, T.J. (2001), "The Emergent Manager and Processes of Management Pre-Learning", Management Learning, Vol.32 (2), pp.221-235.

Watson, T.J. (2001), "Beyond Managism: Negotiated Narratives and Critical Management Education in Practice", British Journal of Management, Vol.12 (4), pp.385-396.

Watson, T.J. (2000), "Managerial Practice and Interactive Social Science", Science and Public Policy, Vol.27 (3), pp.31-38.

Watson, T.J. (2000), "Ethnographic Fiction Science: Making Sense of Managerial Work and Organisational Research Processes with Caroline and Terry", Organization, Vol.7 (3), pp.31-38.

Watson, T.J. (2000), "Discourse and Organisation", Human Relations, Vol.53 (4), pp.559-597.

Watson, T.J. (1997), "Theorising Managerial Work: A Pragmatic Pluralist Approach to Interdisciplinary Research", British Journal of Management, Vol.8 (1), pp.3-8.

Watson, T.J. (1997), "Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Theory - Standing Back and Starting Again", New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol.22 (1), pp.7-21.

Watson, T.J. (1996), "Motivation: That's Maslow, isn't it?", Management Learning, Vol.27 (4), pp.447-464.

Watson, T.J. (1996), "How do Managers Think? - Morality and Pragmatism in Theory and Practice", Management Learning, Vol.27 (3), pp.323-341.

Watson, T.J.; Bargiela-Chiappini, F. (1998), "Managerial Sensemaking and Occupational Identities in Britain and Italy", Journal of Management Studies, Vol.35 (3), pp.285-301.

Watson, T.J.; Fletcher, D. (2007), "Entrepreneurship, Management Learning and Negotiated Narratives", Management Learning, Vol.38 (1), pp.9-26.

Watson, T.J.; Fletcher, D. (2007), "Voice, Silence and the Business of Construction", Organization, Vol.14 (2), pp. 155-174.

Watson, T.J.; Harris, P. (1996), "Human Resources are Strategic Too: Managerial Career Strategies, Planned or Realized", Strategic Change, Vol.5 (6), pp.1-12.

Watson, T.J.; Tansley, C. (2000), "Strategic Exchange in the Development of Human Resource Information Systems", New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol.15 (2), pp.108-122.

Watson, T.J.; Watson, D. (1999), "Human Resourcing in Practice: Managing Employment Issues in the University", Journal of Management, Vol.36 (4), pp.483-504.

Watson, T.J.; Watson, D.H. (2012), "Narratives in society, organisations and individual identities:pubs, indentity work and the pursuit of the real", Human Relations, Vol.65 (6), pp. 683-704.


Harris, L.; Watson, T.J.; Leopold, J. (2004), ed The Strategic Management of Human Resources, London, FT Prentice Hall.

Leopold, J.; Harris, L.; Watson, T.J. (1999), ed Strategic Human Resourcing: Principles, Perspectives and Practices, London, Financial Times Prentice Hall.

Watson, T.J. (2013), Management, Organisation and Employment Strategy, Routledge Revival, Routledge Library Edition.

Watson, T.J. (2012), Sociology, Work and Organisation, Routledge.

Watson, T.J. (2011), The Personnel Managers: a study in the sociology of work and employment, Routledge, Revival (first published 1977.

Watson, T.J. (2008), Sociology, Work and Industry, (5), London, Routledge.

Watson, T.J. (2006), Organising and Managing Work, (2nd Edition), Harlow, Prentice-Hall.

Watson, T.J. (2003), Sociology, Work and Industry, (4), London, Routledge.

Watson, T.J. (2002), Organising and Managing Work: Organisational, Managerial and Strategic Behaviour in Theory and Practice, Harlow, FT Prentice Hall.

Watson, T.J. (2001), W Poszukiwaniu Doskonatego Zarzadzania, Poland, International Thomson Publishing.

Watson, T.J. (2001), In Search of Management, (Reissued Edition), London, Thomson Learning.

Watson, T.J.; Harris, P. (1999), The Emergent Manager, London, Sage.

Chapters in Books

Fletcher, D.; Watson, T.J. (2006), "Entrepreneurship, Shifting Life Orientations and Social Change in the Countryside", in Steyaert, C.; Hjorth, D. (ed) Entrepreneurship as Social Change, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

Humphreys, M.; Watson, T.J. (2009), "Ethnographic practices: from 'writing-up ethnographic research' to 'writing ethnography'", in Ybema, S; Yanow, D; Wels, H; Kamsteeg, F. (ed) Organizational ethnography: Studying the complexities of everyday organizational life, London, Sage Publications.

Watson, T.J. (2014), "HRM as a Profession", in Wiley Encyclopedia of Managemen, London: Wiley. forthcoming 2014.

Watson, T.J. (2014), "Organizations as Negotiated Orders", in International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Amsterdam: Elsevier. forthcoming 2014.

Watson, T.J. (2013), "Pragmatism, organisations and getting to grips with reality", in Keleman, M. and Rumens, N (ed) American Pragmatism and Organisations: new directions in theory and practice, London: Gower..

Watson, T.J. (2012), "Entrepreneurship, pragmatism and getting to grips with reality", in K. Mole and M. Ram (ed) Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Watson, T.J. (2012), "Pragmatism, reality and entrepreneurship: entrepreneurial action and effectuation perspectives", in K Mole, M Ram (ed) Perspectives in Entrepreneurship, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.

Watson, T.J. (2009), "In Search of McManus: mystery, myth and modernity", in Kostera, M (ed) Organization Olympians: heroes, heroines and villains of organizational myths, p.142-54, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.

Watson, T.J. (2008), "Identity Work, Managing and Researching", in Pullen, A.; Beech, N.; Sims, D. (ed) Exploring Identity Concepts and Methods, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.

Watson, T.J. (2008), "Field Research", in Thorpe, R.; Holt, R. (ed) The Sage Dictionary of Qualitative Research Methods, London, Sage Publications.

Watson, T.J. (2008), "Organization and management studies: an end in itself or a means towards better informed choices in the administration of social and economic life?", in Barry, D.; Hansen, H. (ed) The Sage Handbook of New Approaches to Management and Organization, London, Sage Publications Ltd.

Watson, T.J. (2008), "Social Construction of Reality", in Gabriel, Y. (ed) Organizing Words: a critical thesaurus for social and organization studies, p.7-71, Oxford University Press.

Watson, T.J. (2007), "Organization theory and HRM", in Boxall, P., Purcell, J. and Wright, P. (ed) Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management, 108-127, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Watson, T.J. (2007), "HRM, ethical irrationality, and the limits of ethical action", in Pinnington, A.; Macklin, R.; Campbell, T. (ed) Human Resource Management: ethics and employment, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Watson, T.J. (2007), "Work Orientations and Managerial Practices: an Experiential and Theoretical Learning Experience", in Vince, R.; Reynolds, M. (ed) Handbook of Experiential Learning and Management Education, pp. 376-387, London, OUP Oxford.

Watson, T.J. (2004), "Organisations, Strategies and Human Resourcing", in Leopold, J.; Harris, L.; Watson, T. (ed) The Strategic Management of Human Resources, pp.6-33, London, FT Prentice Hall.

Watson, T.J. (2004), "Shy William and the Gaberlunzie Girl", in Gabriel, Y. (ed) Myths, Stories and Organizations: Postmodern Narratives for our Times, pp.223-235, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Watson, T.J. (2002), "Speaking Professionally - Occupation Anxiety and Discursive Ingenuity among Human Resourcing Specialists", in Whitehead, S.; Dent, M. (ed) Managing Professional Identities, pp.99-115, London, Routledge.

Watson, T.J. (2001), "Negotiated Orders, in Organisations", in Smelser, N.; Baltes, P. (ed) International Encyclopaedia of the Social and Behaviour Sciences, pp.10965-10967, Amsterdam, Elsevier.

Watson, T.J. (2001), "Formal and Informal Organization", in Smelser, N.; Baltes, P. (ed) International Encyclopaedia of the Social and Behaviour Sciences, pp.10907-10910, Amsterdam, Elsevier.

Watson, T.J. (2001), "Management: An Activity in Search of Itself", in Antonocopoulou; Bresnen; Burrell; Collinson; Corbett; Dale; Legge; Morgan; Swan (ed) Organisational Studies: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management. Volume 1: Modes of Management, London, Routledge.

Watson, T.J. (1999), "Human Resourcing Strategies: Choice, Chance and Circumstances", in Leopold, J.; Harris, L.; Watson, T. (ed) Strategic Human Resourcing: Principles, Perspectives and Practices, pp.17-38, London, FT Management.

Watson, T.J. (1998), "The Labour of Division: The Manager as "Self" and "Other"", in Hetherington, K.; Munro, R. (ed) Ideas of Difference, pp.139-152, Oxford, Blackwell.

Watson, T.J. (1998), "Ethical Codes and Moral Communities: The Gunlaw Temptation, the Simon Solution and the David Dilemma", in Parker, M. (ed) The Ethics of Organisation, pp.253-268, London, Sage.

Watson, T.J. (1997), "Languages Within Languages: A Social Constructionist Perspective on Multiple Managerial Discourses", in Bargiela-Chiappini, F.; Harris, S. (ed) The Language of Business, pp.211-227, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press.

Watson, T.J. (1996), "Managing Work - Managing Self", in Wetherell, M. (ed) Identities, Groups and Social Issues, pp.293-298, London, Sage.

Watson, T.J.; Leopold, J.; Newsome, K. (1999), "Conflict and Co-Operation in Employment Relations", in Leopold, J.; Harris, L.; Watson, T. (ed) Strategic Human Resourcing: Principles, Perspectives and Practices, pp.362-390, London, FT Management.

Watson, T.J.; Leopold, J.; Watling, D. (2004), "Strategic Choice in Patterns of Employment Relationship", in Leopold, J.; Harris, L.; Watson, J. (ed) The Strategic Management of Human Resources, pp.406-433, London, FT Prentice Hall.

Watson, T.J.; Rosborough, J. (1999), "Teamworking and the Management of Flexibility: Local and Social-Structure Tensions in High Performance Work Design Initiatives", in Procter, S.; Mueller, F. (ed) Teamworking, pp.162-179, Basingstoke, Macmillan.

Watson, T.J.; Watson, D. (2004), "The Beehive, the Pig and the Spotted Cow", in Harrison, S.; Thrift, N.; Pile, S. (ed) Patterned Ground, pp.17-21, London, Reaktion.

External Internal (P)rovisional

October 2017
The Business School and the Tower of Babel
Date: 24/10/2017  Time: 13.30-15.00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Ken Starkey
Hosting Group: Management
Discourses of professionalism in front line service work:
Insights from a case study in an Italian bank.

Date: 12/10/2017  Time: 14:00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Luca Carollo
Hosting Group: Management

November 2016
Activity in the third age: The relationship between career pathways and retirement experiences
Date: 23/11/2016  Time: 13:00  Venue: B81, Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Dr Holly Birkett, University of Birmingham
Hosting Group: Management

October 2016
"Bordering on Injustice: International Perspectives on Migrant and Immigrant Worker Organizing"
Date: 18/10/2016  Time: 13:00  Venue: B13 Amenities Building
Speaker: Dr Aziz Choudry, McGill University
Hosting Group: Management

June 2016
Balancing Business and Non-business Practices for Sustainable Development
Date: 01/06/2016  Time: 12:00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Professor Pingping Fu, NUBS, China
Hosting Group: Management

November 2015
Governing work and employment relations: civil society organisations and the state
Date: 04/11/2015  Time: 14:00  Venue: C41 Edu. Bldg
Speaker: Steve Williams, University of Portsmouth
Hosting Group: Management

October 2015
Work-life balance/imbalance: the dominance of the middle-class and the neglect of the working-class
Date: 14/10/2015  Time: 14:00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker:  Professor Tracey Warren, School of Sociology and Social Policy
Hosting Group: Management

May 2015
Contextualising social entrepreneurship in developing economies: The microfoundations of trans-cultural embeddedness
Date: 06/05/2015  Time: 14:00  Venue: A75 Business School North
Speaker: Maria De Avillez, PhD Student, Nottingham University Business School
Hosting Group: Management

April 2015
Passion Plays: Emotions, Performance and Entrepreneurship in the Context of Fringe Theatre
Date: 29/04/2015  Time: 14:00  Venue: A75 Business School North
Speaker: Professor Ruth Simpson, Brunel University
Hosting Group: Management
The enduring legitimacy of the university – a narrative analysis
Date: 01/04/2015  Time: 14:00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Jeannie Holstein, Assistant Professor, Strategic and Public Sector Management, NUBS
Hosting Group: Management

March 2015
Gender and leadership in a democratic context and other places…
Date: 11/03/2015  Time: 14:00  Venue: A26, Bus. Sch. South
Speaker: Professor Gill Kirton, Queen Mary University of London
Hosting Group: Management

February 2015
A Government-based Explanation of the Rise of Emerging Market Firms as Innovators
Date: 25/02/2015  Time: 14:00  Venue: A75 Business School North
Speaker: Prof. Chengqi Wang
Hosting Group: Management
'Moving with the time': A question concerning confucian merchants
Date: 11/02/2015  Time: 14:00  Venue: A75 Business School North
Speaker: Dr Qi Xu
Hosting Group: Management

December 2014
Beyond trade unions' strategy? The social construction of precarious workers organising in Buenos Aires
Date: 10/12/2014  Time: 14:00  Venue: B37 Edu. Bldg
Speaker: Dr Maurizio Atzeni, Loughborough University
Hosting Group: Management

October 2014
Managing the Unknowable: the Paradox of Routines in Managing Complex Innovation
Date: 22/10/2014  Time: 14:00  Venue: A75 Business School North
Speaker: Professor Jacky Swan, University of Warwick
Hosting Group: Management
Disciplining creativity: office spaces and the advertising industry
Date: 15/10/2014  Time: 14:00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Dr Robert Cluley, Nottingham University Business School
Hosting Group: Management

May 2014
The power effects of discourse?
Date: 14/05/2014  Time: 14:00  Venue: B37 Edu. Bldg
Speaker: Prof. Penny Dick
Hosting Group: Management

March 2014
Thriving in the Workplace at age 55+
Date: 05/03/2014  Time: 14:00  Venue: B37 Edu. Bldg
Speaker: Dr Stanimira Taneva, University of Sheffield and Professor John Arnold, Loughborough University
Hosting Group: Management

February 2014
Viewing Resistance Positively: On the Limitations of a Facilitative or Productinve Understanding of Resistance in a Local Government Authority
Date: 19/02/2014  Time: 14:00  Venue: B37 Edu. Bldg
Speaker: Professor Darren McCabe, Lancaster University
Hosting Group: Management
Hybrid Logic Emergence under Institutional Complexity: The interplay of Organizational Responses and Field Structure Change
Date: 12/02/2014  Time: 11:00  Venue: C2, Bus, Sch. South
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey G York, University of Colorado
Hosting Group: Management
The Strategic role and impact of design
Date: 05/02/2014  Time: 14:00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Dr Pietro Michell, Warwick Business School
Hosting Group: Management
The Changing Role of the General Practitioner
Date: 05/02/2014  Time: 14:00  Venue: B37 Edu. Bldg
Speaker: Adele Cresswell
Hosting Group: Management

November 2013
Jack Sparrow and the Business School Outlaws, Crime and Culture
Date: 20/11/2013  Time: 14:00  Venue: B40 Edu. Bldg
Speaker: Professor Martin Parker, University of Leicester
Hosting Group: Management
Tinker, tailor, solider, spy: The performation of private-collective innovation in open design
Date: 13/11/2013  Time: 14:00  Venue: B40, Bus. Sch. Dearing.
Speaker: Dr George Kuk, NUBS
Hosting Group: Management
Information systems research: Current debates and future directions
Date: 06/11/2013  Time: 12:00  Venue: A34 Edu. Bldg
Speaker: Dr Craig Shepherd, NUBS and Dr Rose Shepherd, Sheffield University
Hosting Group: Management

October 2013
Migrant Workers, Class and Collective Action: Organizing among New Migrants in Britain
Date: 16/10/2013  Time: 14:00  Venue: B40 Edu. Bldg
Speaker: Dr Davide Pero, Sociology , University of Nottingham
Hosting Group: Management

April 2013
From Discourse to Desire in Identity Management: The case of Deleuse, Guattari and Joe the higher performing employee
Date: 08/04/2013  Time: 14:00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Michael Pedersen and Anders Paastrup Kristensen, Copenhagen Business School
Hosting Group: Management

February 2013
Building and Utilizing Social Capital in Teams: The Role of Eternal Leadership and Distributed Expertise
Date: 13/02/2013  Time: 14:00  Venue: C1 Exchange Building
Speaker: Suzanne Edinger
Hosting Group: Management

December 2012
Healthcare decisions for minors: Parental consent for contraception in Texas?
Date: 12/12/2012  Time: 14:00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: David Paton
Hosting Group: Management
McDonaldization or Commercial Re-Stratification: Corporatization and the multimodal organisation of English doctors
Date: 05/12/2012  Time: 14:00  Venue: B37 Edu. Bldg
Speaker: Justin Waring
Hosting Group: Management

November 2012
The career narratives of castaways… Examining the performance of careers in Desert Island Discs
Date: 14/11/2012  Time: 14:00  Venue: B52 Bus Sch. South
Speaker: Professor Laurie Cohen
Hosting Group: Management

October 2012
Cross-National Differences in Corporate Social Responsibility: Role of the Institutional Environment
Date: 11/10/2012  Time: 11:30  Venue: C45 Dearing Building
Speaker: Professor Mona Makhija, Professor of International Business at Ohio State University
Hosting Group: Management

May 2012
Beyond Pleasure and Pain, Value from Engagement
Date: 11/05/2012  Time: 11:30  Venue: C35, Bus. Sch. Dearing
Speaker: Professor Tory Higgins, Professor of Psychology and Management at Columbia University, Visiting Profesoor at London Business School
Hosting Group: Management

November 2011
Academic Inventors' Perceptions of University Support for Entrepreneurship and the Exodus Versus Stasis Decision
Date: 16/11/2011  Time: 12.30-14.00  Venue: B2, Bus Sch. South
Speaker: Professor Vangelis Souitaris (professor of Entrepreneurship, City University)
Hosting Group: Management

March 2011
Sociomateriality: Bringing Social Theory Back In
Date: 17/03/2011  Time: 11.45-13.00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Professor Alistair Mutch
Hosting Group: Management

November 2010
Human Resouce Management, Ambidextrous Cultures, and Corporate Entrepreneurial Capabilities
Date: 17/11/2010  Time: 13.00  Venue: C2, Bus, Sch. South
Speaker: Professor James Hayton (Newcastle University Business School)
Hosting Group: Management

October 2010
Disclosure, Trust and Persuasion in Insurance Markets
Date: 27/10/2010  Time: 15.00-17.00  Venue: C2, Bus, Sch. South
Speaker: Professor Diane Reyniers
Hosting Group: Management
Entrepreneurial Optimism and Venture Capital Valuations: A Cross-Country Analysis
Date: 06/10/2010  Time: 13.00-14.00  Venue: B2, Bus Sch. South
Speaker: Dr Gary Dushnitsky (London Business School)
Hosting Group: Management
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING or SIRENS OF A BRAVE NEW WORLD? MNE Activity from Developing Countries and its Significance for Development
Date: 01/10/2010  Time: 15.00-17.00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Professor Rajneesh Narula (Reading Unviersity)
Hosting Group: Management

June 2010
Business Groups as Natural States
Date: 10/06/2010  Time: 12.00-14.00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Profess Richard Langlois (University of Connecticut, USA)
Hosting Group: Management

May 2010
Antecedents of Internationalization in Emerging Economies: The Role of Government Involvement
Date: 26/05/2010  Time: 15.00-17.00  Venue: A76, Bus. Sch
Speaker: Dr Chengqi Wang (NUBS)
Hosting Group: Management

April 2010
Rhetoric, Policy and Genre: The Case of Leading Rhetoric in the Darzi Review of the NHS
Date: 28/04/2010  Time: 14.00-15.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Dr Kevin Morrell (University of Birmingham)
Hosting Group: Management

March 2010
Strategic Positioning & Organizational Adaption in Social Enterprises with Charitable Origins
Date: 31/03/2010  Time: 14.00-16.00  Venue: A08, Bus Sch. South
Speaker: Dr Celine Chew (Cardiff Business School)
Hosting Group: Management
A China Conundrum for Comparative Management: Historical Change in Continuity
Date: 24/03/2010  Time: 14.00-15.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Dr Qi Xu
Hosting Group: Management
Analyzing Policies Regulating Occupations in Britain and the U.S.
Date: 10/03/2010  Time: 14.00-15.30  Venue: A76, Bus. Sch
Speaker: Maria Koumenta (Oxford Brookes University)
Hosting Group: Management

February 2010
Sense Shaping in Strategy: A Video Ethnography of Retrospective Strategizing
Date: 25/02/2010  Time: 15.00-17.00  Venue: C1, Bus. Sch. South
Speaker: Richard Whittington
Hosting Group: Management
Political Contingency? Interim Longitudinal Findings on Staff Governance in NHS Scotland and NHS Wales
Date: 24/02/2010  Time: 14.00-15.30  Venue: B2, Bus. Sch. South
Speaker: Dr Peter Samuel & Professor Nick Bacon
Hosting Group: Management
Ambidextrous Portfolios: Building Competences Through Inter-Firm Cooperation Agreements
Date: 16/02/2010  Time: 14.00-15.00  Venue: A08, Bus Sch. South
Speaker: Dr Despoina Filiou
Hosting Group: Management
The Partnership Experiment. Changing Employee Relations in the National Health Service
Date: 03/02/2010  Time: 14.00-15.30  Venue: A71, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Dr Josephine Kinge
Hosting Group: Management

December 2009
Positioning Women in Science: Knowing Her Place
Date: 02/12/2009  Time: 14.00-15.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Dr Valerie Bevan
Hosting Group: Management

November 2009
Servitization of Manufacturing: The Path to Glory?
Date: 25/11/2009  Time: 15.00-17.00  Venue: C2, Bus, Sch. South
Speaker: Bruce Tether (Imperial College Business School)
Hosting Group: Management
The Emergence of Innovation Communities in Open Hardware
Date: 04/11/2009  Time: 14.00-15.00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Erik de Bruijn (University of Tilburg)
Hosting Group: Management

October 2009
Conscious and Non-Conscious Cognition and Emotions: Implications for the Psychological Micro-Foundations of Strategic Management
Date: 28/10/2009  Time: 15.00-17.00  Venue: C2, Bus, Sch. South
Speaker: Professor Gerard P. Hodgkinson
Hosting Group: Management
Jobs for the boys? Social capital in UK film and TV
Date: 28/10/2009  Time: 14.00-15.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Irena Grugulis
Hosting Group: Management
Trading-Off Revealing And Appropriating In Drug Discovery: The Role Of Trusted Intermediaries
Date: 14/10/2009  Time: 15.00-17.00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Markus Perkmann (Imperial College Business School)
Hosting Group: Management
Red in Tooth and Claw? The Struggle for New Knowledge in Organizations
Date: 09/10/2009  Time: 14.00 - 15.30  Venue: A76, Bus. Sch
Speaker: Professor Martin Kilduff
Hosting Group: Management
Publishing in Top Journals: A Guide for the Perplexed
Date: 09/10/2009  Time: 10.30 - 12.00  Venue: A76, Bus. Sch
Speaker: Professor Martin Kilduff
Hosting Group: Management
Organizing the Circus
Date: 07/10/2009  Time: 14.00-15.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch. North
Speaker: Professor Martin Parker
Hosting Group: Management

June 2009
What exactly is ethnography, then? How does it relate to field research and participant observation? And why do we need a great deal more of this kind of thing?
Date: 17/06/2009  Time: 14.00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Professor Tony Watson
Hosting Group: Management
How come the critters came to be teaching in business schools?
Date: 03/06/2009  Time: 14.00  Venue: A76, Bus. Sch
Speaker: John Hassard and Mick Rowlinson
Hosting Group: Management

May 2009
Applying postcolonial theory to organisational analysis
Date: 13/05/2009  Time: 14.00  Venue: A71, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Dr Christina Schwabenland (London Metropolitan University)
Hosting Group: Management

April 2009
Why do public policies fail so often? Exploring health policy making as an imaginary/symbolic construction
Date: 29/04/2009  Time: 14.00  Venue: A71, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Dr Marianna Fotaki (University of Manchester)
Hosting Group: Management
The Production of Knowledge
Date: 27/04/2009  Time: 14:00-15:30  Venue: B2, Bus. Sch. South
Speaker: Professor William Starbuck
Hosting Group: Management

February 2009
Towards a Critical Pedagogy of International Business: The Application of Prenesis
Date: 04/02/2009  Time: 14:00hrs  Venue: C1, Bus. Sch. South
Speaker: Dr Martyna Silwa (University of Newcastle)
Hosting Group: Management

December 2008
Executive Compensation and the Role of Consultants
Date: 17/12/2008  Time: 14:00hrs  Venue: A76, Bus. Sch
Speaker: Martin Conyon (ESSEC Business School, Paris and the Wharton School, USA)
Hosting Group: Management
The Healthy-Minded Organization
Date: 03/12/2008  Time: 14:00hrs  Venue: B18, Bus. Sch. Amenities
Speaker: Emma Bell (University of Bath)
Hosting Group: Management

October 2008
Union Learning Representatives and Training in Britain
Date: 29/10/2008  Time:   Venue: A8, Bus. Sch. South
Speaker: Kim Hoque
Hosting Group: Management

April 2008
Performativity of management/economic theory and calculability
Date: 30/04/2008  Time: 15.00 - 18.00  Venue: A71, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Aurelien Acquier (ESCP-Paris), Sarah Hall (University of Nottingham, School of Geography), Laure Cabantous and Jean-Pascal Gond
Hosting Group: Management
The future of work: a critical overview
Date: 16/04/2008  Time: 16.00 - 17.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Colin Williams (University of Sheffield)
Hosting Group: Management

March 2008
Transactive Memory Systems, Expertise and Knowledge
Date: 05/03/2008  Time: 16.00 - 17.30  Venue: B81, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Ilan Oshri
Hosting Group: Management

February 2008
Guerrilla-Mode Institutional Dynamics
Date: 20/02/2008  Time: 16.00 - 17.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Martin Kitchener (University of Cardiff)
Hosting Group: Management

November 2007
Learning from unprecedented change: The role of narrative resources
Date: 14/11/2007  Time: 16.00 - 17.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Stefanie Reissner (Sunderland University)
Hosting Group: Management

October 2007
Satisfaction among the Clouds: Assessing the determinants and consequences of job satisfaction among unionised airline pilots in the UK
Date: 10/10/2007  Time: 16.00 - 17.30  Venue: C1, Bus. Sch. South
Speaker: Geraint Harvey (School of Business and Economics, Swansea University)
Hosting Group: Management

March 2007
Boundary Complexity in Management Consultancy: Re-thinking Potentials for Knowledge Flow
Date: 15/03/2007  Time: 11.00 - 12.30  Venue: A76, Bus. Sch
Speaker: Andy Sturdy (Warwick Business School)
Hosting Group: Management

January 2007
Shifting Stories: Doing Reflective Research in Organizations
Date: 18/01/2007  Time: 11.00 - 12.30  Venue: A74, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Giovan Francesco Lanzara (University of Bologna and London School of Economics)
Hosting Group: Management

October 2006
Time-based Competitive Performance and Entrepreneurial Orientation
Date: 26/10/2006  Time: 13.00 - 14.00  Venue: B1, New Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Mathew Hughes
Hosting Group: Management

June 2006
The Sun that Never Set on the British Empire Still Shines its Light - On Organisations
Date: 21/06/2006  Time: 14.00 - 15.30  Venue: A76, Bus. Sch
Speaker: Jackie Ford and Nancy Harding (University of Leeds)
Hosting Group: Management
Challenges in Studying Identity and Selfhood
Date: 06/06/2006  Time: 14.00 - 15.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Dr Ann Cunliffe (Anderson Schools of Management, The University of New Mexico)
Hosting Group: Management

May 2006
Field formation through configuring moments enacted in tournament rituals: An analysis of the Booker Prize for Fiction, 1969-1982
Date: 17/05/2006  Time: 11.00 - 12.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Narasimhan Anand (London Business School)
Hosting Group: Management
Management evangelists? Similarities and differences in the speaking styles of management gurus
Date: 08/05/2006  Time: 14.00 - 15.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Timothy Clark (Durham Business School, Durham University)
Hosting Group: Management

March 2006
Identity struggle in the workplace: The case of a labour dispute
Date: 01/03/2006  Time: 11.00 - 12.30  Venue: C1, CTF
Speaker: André Spicer (Warwick Business School)
Hosting Group: Management

May 2005
Organizing for Innovation
Date: 24/05/2005  Time: 11.00-12.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Andrew Pettigrew, (Dean, School of Management, University of Bath)
Hosting Group: Management
Trust and formal contracts in interorganizational relationships - substitutes and complements
Date: 04/05/2005  Time: 14.00 - 15.30  Venue: A74, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Anoop Madhok (University of Utah)
Hosting Group: Management

April 2005
Forbidden Knowledge:Organization Research and Education in Times of Transition
Date: 29/04/2005  Time: 14.00-15.30  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Barbara Czarniawska (GRI, School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University)
Hosting Group: Management

March 2005
Firm Ownership Structure and Performance in Europe
Date: 09/03/2005  Time: 14.00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Tomas Kirchmaier (International Institute of Management LSE)
Hosting Group: Management

October 2004
Towards an Epistemology of Information
Date: 27/10/2004  Time: 14.00 - 15.00  Venue: C33, CTF
Speaker: Prof. Bob Cooper (Keele University) and Dr. Harry Jamieson (Liverpool University)
Hosting Group: Management

February 2004
Management Fashion as Image-Specticle: The Produce of Best-selling Management Books?
Date: 09/02/2004  Time: 14.00-15.00  Venue: A7, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Timothy Clark (University of Durham)
Hosting Group: Management

November 2003
Deconstructing trust
Date: 06/11/2003  Time: 14.00 - 15.00  Venue: C83, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Mark Learmonth (York)
Hosting Group: Management

October 2003
Glass Cages and Glass Palaces: Organizations in Times of Flexible Work, Fragmented Consumption and Fragile Selves
Date: 01/10/2003  Time: 14.00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Yannis Gabriel (Imperial College)
Hosting Group: Management

June 2003
Managing knowledge between university medical schools and hospital trusts: The interaction between macro and local institutional forces
Date: 25/06/2003  Time: 13.00-14.00  Venue: A7, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Graeme Currie and Olga Suhomlinova
Hosting Group: Management
Making sense of biznobabble: a social scientific analysis of managerial pseudo jargon
Date: 05/06/2003  Time: 14.00-15.00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Tony Watson (Nottingham Trent)
Hosting Group: Management

May 2003
Interaction in a board meeting: Reconsidering issues of text and context
Date: 07/05/2003  Time: 14.00-15.00  Venue: B81, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Cliff Oswick (Leicester)
Hosting Group: Management

April 2003
Small but not necessarily perfectly formed: the incidence of formalised employment practices in the SME sector
Date: 30/04/2003  Time: 13.00-14.00  Venue: B81, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Kim Hoque and Nick Bacon
Hosting Group: Management
'Why do I feel ill? Is it me or is it my job?'
Date: 24/04/2003  Time: 13:00-14:00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Kevin Daniels
Hosting Group: Management

February 2003
Constructing organizational identity on the web: A case study of Royal Dutch Shell
Date: 27/02/2003  Time: 13.00-14.00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Christine Coupland and Andrew Brown
Hosting Group: Management
Learning within the context of enterprise resource systems implementation: A case study.
Date: 04/02/2003  Time: 13.00-14.00  Venue: A76, Bus. Sch
Speaker: Jimmy Huang
Hosting Group: Management

January 2003
The impact of bargaining processes and strategies on the outcomes of workplace restructuring
Date: 21/01/2003  Time: 13.00-14.00  Venue: A74, Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Nick Bacon
Hosting Group: Management

December 2002
Narrative and identity: A case study of a UK further education college
Date: 05/12/2002  Time: 13:00-14:00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Michael Humphreys & Andrew Brown
Hosting Group: Management

November 2002
Reconciling social and cognitive dimensions of text analysis
Date: 05/11/2002 (P)  Time: 13.00-14.00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Darryn Mitussis
Hosting Group: Management

October 2002
An investigation into expatriates' talk about their international experiences
Date: 17/10/2002  Time: 13:00-14:00  Venue: A76, Bus. Sch
Speaker: Tina Howell
Hosting Group: Management
Collective identity in the parachute regiment through storytelling
Date: 15/10/2002  Time: 13:00-14:00  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Thomas Thornborrow
Hosting Group: Management

June 2002
Date: 11/06/2002  Time: 1-2  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Dr. Steven J Armstrong (The University of Hull Business School)
Hosting Group: Management
Extending the Narrative and Accounting for Self
Date: 06/06/2002  Time: 1-2  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Suzana Grubnic & Robert Greenhalgh
Hosting Group: Management

May 2002
US multinationals and the 'country-of origin effect': the transfer of R practices to the UK
Date: 30/05/2002  Time: 1-2  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Anthony Ferner
Hosting Group: Management
Date: 16/05/2002  Time: 1-2  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Qi Xu
Hosting Group: Management

March 2002
Organisation and management transformation in Eastern Europe
Date: 19/03/2002  Time: 1-2  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Anna Soulsby & Ed Clark
Hosting Group: Management
The involvement of middle managers in strategic change through the implementation of deliberate strategy
Date: 14/03/2002  Time: 1-2  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Graeme Currie
Hosting Group: Management

February 2002
The circuit of symbolic capital: UK electricity utilities as a changing organisational field
Date: 28/02/2002  Time: 1-2  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Dr. Chris Carter & Prof. F Mueller (Leicester University)
Hosting Group: Management
Organisation Memory and Business History Charting Historical Narratives
Date: 07/02/2002  Time: 1-2  Venue: C76 Bus. Sch.
Speaker: Mick Rowlinson & Peter Clark (University of North London)
Hosting Group: Management
Management evangelists? Similarities and differences in the speaking styles of management gurus
Date:   Time: 14.00 - 15.30  Venue: C32, CTF
Speaker: Timothy Clark (Durham Business School, Durham University)
Hosting Group: Management


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