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Critical and historical perspectives on management


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The Critical and Historical Perspectives Group provides a forum to discuss and develop the work and thinking of those interested in such approaches. The identification of this as a key theme for research reflects a long standing and continuing intellectual commitment at the Royal Holloway University School of Management. The group is deliberately broadly conceived, recognizing the plurality of ways in which ‘critical’ and ‘historical’ research may be conducted, but seeing as its common core the interrogation of established and mainstream approaches to management research. Similarly, members of the group have a wide range of empirical interests upon which they bring to bear critical and/or historical analysis.

The group's past activities are reported here: 2012-132013-142014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17

Past research seminars, workshops and other events 2017-18

8 November 2017: Research Seminar: Speaker: Professor Chris Grey, Royal Holloway. Title: `Does Brexit mean the end of Critical Management Studies in Britain?'. 

24 January 2018: 4th One-Day Workshop, London.

27 March 2018:  The topic `Being critical: implications for research and practice' was introduced through the aid of two keynote presentations. Speaker: Professor Brendan McSweeney, Title:  “Avoiding preordained conclusions in qualitative case studies of causality - three defences against confirmation bias”; and by Speaker: Professor Dennis Tourish. Title:  “Research Malpractice in Business and Management Studies: Causes, Consequences and What We Should Do About It”. This was then followed by an open discussion with participants on the theme of the day.

Future research seminars, workshops and other events 2017-18

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