FBE Research Support Seminar Series

FBE Research Support Seminar Series

The FBE Research Support Seminar Series, hosted by the Centre for Workforce Futures welcomes Dr Sarah Robinson and Dr Ron Kerr from the University of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh respectively to present a series of seminars and provide research support to staff and students.

Join Dr Robinson and Dr Kerr in the following sessions:

Tuesday 11 December
Seminar: Putting Bourdieu to work in Management and Organisation Studies

Wednesday 12 December
Drop in Session: Meet the Editor

Friday 14 December
Seminar: Applying visual, multi-modal and intertextual methodologies

Further information is available below. To register your details, fill in the registration form and select the sessions you can attend.

Seminar: Putting Bourdieu to work in Management and Organisation Studies

In this seminar we explore how Bourdieu’s sociology can be applied in studying work and organisations and specifically in addressing some to the complex contemporary challenges faced by organisational researchers.

We discuss the continuing relevance of Bourdieu’s relational sociology to MOS with reference to our published and working papers, looking the challenges and affordances of applying his ‘conceptual architecture’ to complex organisational problems such as the near collapse of the Royal bank of Scotland, the genesis of the English wine industry, the relationship between the political and journalistic fields, and the design of symbolic organisational spaces.

We also demonstrate how we have applied some of Bourdieu’s lesser used concepts, such as symbolic violence, hysteresis, ethos and illusio. We invite discussion on experiences of applying Bourdieusian concepts to MOS and what we might learn from his methodological approaches and activism as a public intellectual.

WHEN:Tuesday 11 December 2018
10:00 am - 10:30 am - Morning Tea
10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Seminar
WHERE:Finance Decision Lab
Level 1, 4ER
RSVP:Tuesday 4 December 2018

Drop in Session: Meet the Editor

Sarah Robinson, University of Glasgow, Co-editor European Management Journal (EMJ)

In this session Sarah will introduce the journal and discuss elements of successful publication in EMJ. She will answer questions and discuss ideas for submission and whether a paper or idea would be suitable for development for the journal.

Sarah is also available to read papers submitted in advance and would be happy to schedule one-to-one meetings with authors during the week 10-14 December in order to provide feedback on shaping a paper for publication in EMJ. She can also do the same for papers targeted for Management Learning, where she is an Associate Editor.

WHEN:Wednesday 12 December 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE:Finance Decision Lab
Level 1, 4ER
RSVP:Tuesday 4 December 2018

Seminar: Applying visual, multi- modal and intertextual methodologies

The case of Nicola Sturgeon as Wrecking Ball

In this seminar we discuss our use of visual, multi-modal and intertextual methodologies, with specific reference to a paper in progress. This focuses on a specific discursive event, namely the depiction of the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon as a Wrecking Ball in the Sun newspaper during the 2015 UK general election campaign. We discuss how these different methodological lenses can help us to make sense of this event, specifically in terms of the wider political context in which it took place.

We then open discussion on the benefits, challenges and limitations of these research methods and discuss our framework’s applicability to other contexts.

WHEN:Friday 14 December 2018
10:00 am - 10:30 am - Morning Tea
10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Seminar
WHERE:Seminar Room 623
Level 6, 4ER
RSVP:Tuesday 4 December 2018

Dr Sarah Robinson

Sarah is Reader in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at the University of Glasgow. Previously, she has worked at the University of Leicester, the Open University and Lancaster University.

Her research interests relate to learning in its many forms, both personal and organisational. She is also interested in developing visual, digital and hermeneutic research methodologies for organisational research and in applications of Pierre Bourdieu’s work to organisation studies.

Her current projects include: a study of the learning and development of early career academics in contemporary business schools; the origins and development of the English wine industry; the genesis of women as political leaders in Scotland; and the development and organisation of political space.

She has published in a broad range of journals including Human Relations, Organization Studies, British Journal of Management, Organization, Business History, Management Learning, Leadership and International Small Business Journal.Sarah is currently Co-editor of the European Management Journal and Associate Editor of Management Learning

Dr Ron Kerr

Ron is Senior Lecturer in Management and current Head of the Strategy Subject Group at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He has held previous academic posts at the University of Lancaster, the Open University, and Newcastle University Business School. He joined the University of Edinburgh in September 2014.

Ron’s main research interest is extending the application of the work of Pierre Bourdieu in the study of management and organizations, with a particular focus on symbolic power and symbolic violence.

His recent research has focused on the failures of leadership and corporate culture that contributed to the global financial crisis and on the relationship between corporate architecture and power. Currently he is focusing on research in the connections between political organising and corporate power.

Ron’s work has been published in journals including Organization Studies, Human Relations, Organization, Leadership, and Management and Organizational History and the British Journal of Management.

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