Andrew Brown and Ian Colville to be Guest Editors of Human Relations Journal
Professor Andrew Brown and Dr Ian Colville from the University of Bath School of Management, with Professor Annie Pye of the University of Exeter, are to be Guest Editors of a Special Issue of Human Relations Journal. The Special Issue will be entitled ‘Sensemaking, Organising and Storytelling’.
Sensemaking, organising and storytelling are three conceptual fields in organisation studies which are clearly interrelated, yet these linkages remain open for development.
Human Relations Journal, founded in 1947, is an international peer reviewed journal, which publishes the highest quality original research to advance understanding of social relationships at and around work through theoretical development and empirical investigation.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to explore theoretically and exploit practically the inherent yet under-developed linkages between sensemaking, organising and storytelling. It is expected to be published in late 2011 or early 2012.
A Call for Papers has been issued and is accessible here . The deadline for submission of papers is 31st March 2010.
Notes to Editors
Professor Andrew Brown’s research interests centre on issues of narrative, sensemaking, identity and change. And his current research explores aspects of the linguistic turn in Organization Studies and draws on a broad range of disciplines from literary theory to anthropology and discursive psychology in an attempt to theorise processes of organizing, identities, change and leadership.
Dr Ian Colville’s teaching and research interests are in Organisational Change and Development with particular reference to cultural change in the public sector. The perspective adopted is one of sensemaking and organising. The Change Management Forum is linked to this work.
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General Notes For Editors:
The University of Bath School of Management has consistently achieved both top research and teaching ratings in the UK's Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessments. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the School was rated 5th in the UK for management research.
We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976. The School is consistently ranked among the top UK business schools by The Times, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian.
The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.
The School of Management has a faculty of around 90 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a support team of around 70 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,100 students in total comprising some 200 MBA students, 460 Master’s students, 210 full- and part-time research students, and over 1100 undergraduates following BSc degrees. The School also runs joint undergraduate programmes with Departments in the Faculties of Engineering and Design, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences.