On Wednesday 30th October 2013, in the Street Café at UWE (Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay Campus), Professor Barbara Czarniawska, Chair in Management Studies at GRI, School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg will be talking…
This talk is based on a study of three news agencies (the Swedish TT, the Italian ANSA and the global Reuters) and illustrates the process and effects of increasing the demand for speed in the production of news. A related phenomenon that epitomizes problems related to speed requirement is so-called robo-trading, or algorithmic trading in finances. The speed requirement is aided by, and encourages increasing cybernization and cyborgization of news production. The same phenomena can be observed, at least to a certain degree, in many other organizations and professions in contemporary societies. The issues of acceleration and resistance, and the phenomena of cybernization and cyborgization, are of crucial importance for understanding contemporary life and work.
Check out the following link for more details: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/bl/bbs/newsandevents/dpaseries/professorbarbaraczarniawska.aspx
Leah Tomkins and Eda Ulus have been awarded the Best Developmental Paper at the Management Learning conference, hosted by Lancaster University! The paper was called “What is being experienced in experiential learning”
The University of Bath School of Management would like to invite you to an Organization Studies seminar on 24th June 10 am – 2 pm by two eminent communications & organizational discourse scholars.
10.00am – 11.15am
Professor Linda Putnam, University of California, Santa Barbara
Contradictions, Dialectics and Paradoxes as Discourse Approaches to Organizational Analysis
11.30am – 12.45 pm
Professor Gail Fairhurst, University of Cincinnati
Flux Leadership Amidst the Tensions of Complex Organizational Life
Followed by Lunch
We would be delighted to welcome you for this seminar. If are able to attend, please register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd June 2013.
I spent a great afternoon at the Fashion and Textile Museum last week, visiting the Kaffe Fassett ‘a life in colour’ exhibition. His work was just wonderful, full of detail, colour and design. The exhibition includes all sorts of media including mosaic, needlepoint, quilting and knitting.
If you fancy going and getting some inspiration for a creative project, I can highly recommend it! Check out: www.ftmlondon.org
This project is a collaboration with Virginia Eatough and Zoe Boden at Birkbeck, University of London. We are interested in what it is like to feel happy – both in terms of its felt, embodied sense and in terms of the way it is thematised. The former aspect dovetails with our phenomenological interest in first-person experience. The latter aspect is particularly applicable to critical organisational studies, because it suggests ways in which the experience of happiness is – and is not – captured in organisational categories such as ‘well-being’, ‘morale’, ‘commitment’, ‘satisfaction’, etc. Virginia is a well-known figure in the phenomenology of emotions field, and has discussed our preliminary findings on radio within the context of David Cameron’s desire to measure the nation’s happiness!
In ‘Re-imagining equality and diversity: An arts based participative Inquiry’-
an article accepted for publication by Management Learning, co authored with
Louise Grisoni of Oxford Brooks, Margaret makes the case for using arts based
methodologies for promoting diversity and equality in organisations.
Margaret’s book project ‘Chasing the Dream, gender equality in public
services’, co authored with Hazel Conley from Queen Mary’s College, based their
empirical research study, timely and topical now that equality legislation is
considered to be a ‘red tape challenge’ – will be published by Routledge – PTOA
Welcome to the Organisation Studies blog at UWE! This is a place where we will be sharing bits and pieces of news about our research and teaching, including: new papers that are out; our publication updates; new teaching roles; modules; bids; work on consultancy projects; writing books and so on. Enjoy!