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Research seminars and events


Further information

UK and overseas speakers are invited to the School to share their experiences and findings with staff, doctoral students and the members of the public. Previous seminars can be found here: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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If you are a member of staff and wish to organise an event or seminar please contact the Research Office.

Forthcoming events:


Writing Bootcamp

This one day writing bootcamp aims to provide an impetus to start or make progress on a piece of writing; offer a quiet place for intense writing; offer and receive advice about your own and colleagues' writing; help push through blockages and barriers to writing; spend time getting to know colleagues and learning from each other's experience; help reduce journal writing from a monster that towers over us to a challenge and (sometimes) a pleasure. This workshop is open to all colleagues across the School of Management.

Speaker: Prof Nancy Harding, Prof Juani Swart & Dr Yasin Rofcanin, University of Bath

Location: 8 West 2.22

Time: 9.30 - 4.00pm

Contact: Dr Yasin Rofcanin


Insights into British Journal of Management

We are hosting the current Editor-in-Chief of British Journal of Management, Geoffery Wood, to get insights into the nature of studies published in BJM. Please come along to learn and eventually publish in BJM! This workshop is open to all colleagues across the School of Management.

Speaker: Prof Geoff Wood, British Journal of Management

Location: 8 West 4.23

Time: 9.30 - 4.00pm

Contact: Dr Yasin Rofcanin


Listening to the marginalised and Democratic Legitimacy of Multi-stakeholder initiatives

Multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs), a better alternative to social audit mechanisms or certifications used to improve the social and environmental sustainability of global supply chains, are embedded in decentralized and political deliberation processes. But, because MSIs often fail to consider the needs and interests of marginalized participants like workers and farmers, their democratic legitimacy is threatened. The dominant perspective is that MSIs are not equipped with structures and processes necessary for the marginalized to freely express their views. Dr Soundararajan problematize this 'speak-centric' argument by shifting the focus on the 'listening' aspect of the deliberation process and theory. The talk argues that the marginalized voices are abundant and it is due to poor listening that their voices are disregarded. Drawing on insights from psychoanalytic listening, it will show how the powerful MSI participants can listen to the marginalized and what they can listen to so that the democratic legitimacy of MSIs is preserved.

Speaker: Dr Vivek Soundararajan, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Location: 8 West 4.23

Time: 12.30pm

Contact: Research Office


Who really cares? Introducing an 'Ethics of care' to debates on Trans-formational value co-creation

This paper introduces an 'ethics of care' lens to debates on transformative value co-creation within the Transformative Service Research (TSR) literature. In doing so it argues that notions of care should be more central to understandings of the value co-creation of service experiences and relationships therein, particularly in organisations serving more vulnerable populations. An ethics of care lens views individuals as relational, interdependent and inserted in a network of relations which shape individual identities. It also argues for mutuality, self-worth and moral responsibility in inter-personal relations. In applying an ethics of care lens to six food poverty organisations the paper contributes to TSR in three key ways. Firstly, it sheds new light on the form and content of co-creative relationships through engaging with the caring, emotional and affective motivations of the service users and volunteers involved. Secondly it emphasises how co-creative value can be transformative through actors awareness of their role in social structures through a reflexive engagement with those less fortunate. Thirdly it highlights the importance of organisational context in setting the terms and possibilities for co-created value to be truly transformative.

Speaker: Dr Benedetta Cappellini, Royal Holloway, University of London & Prof Elizabeth Parsons, University of Liverpool

Location: TBC

Time: 2.15pm

Contact: Research Office