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Research seminars and events

Research

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

View the University Calendar.

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

Forthcoming events:

5
Dec

Fraud-perception, superegos, and cultural spread of unethical behaviour: theory and evidence from Enron


Refreshments will be served from 1.15pm

Speaker: Dr Richard Fairchild, University of Bath

Location: 3 West North 3.7

Time: 1.45 - 3.00pm

Contact: Research Office

7
Dec

POSTPONED: Diversification strategies in banking: like lemmings falling off a cliff


This talk has been postponed.

Speaker: Prof Gerhard Kling, SOAS, University of London

Location: 8 West 1.33

Time: 2.00pm

Contact: Research Office

14
Dec

Rhetorical history as a dynamic capability


History plays an important role in much of the theory in strategic management, yet its precise role in creating a sustainable competitive advantage remains implicit and undertheorized. We argue that the capacity to manage the analysis, interpretation and extrapolation of the past is a dynamic capability. Drawing from an emerging body of research on rhetorical history we demonstrate how Teece's (2007) three micro-foundations of sensing, seizing and reconfiguring require firms to adopt clusters of historical skills, each premised on a different understanding of history as an objective, interpretive and imaginative capacity. Viewed as a dynamic capability, rhetorical history allows firms to systematically deploy skills devoted to managing elements of history so that they can more effectively innovate, adapt and change.

Speaker: Prof Roy Suddaby, Victoria University, Canada

Location: 8 West 4.23

Time: 2.30pm

Contact: Research Office

9
Jan

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: Research Office

10
Jan

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: Research Office

15
Jan

'The bias against understanding': Cultural wars in BBC News and Current affairs Directorate, 1987 - 2000


Speaker: Prof Chris Carter, University of Edinburgh Business School

Location: 8 West 4.23

Time: 12.30pm

Contact: Research Office

28
Jan

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