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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 and 2015-16

Previous research seminars and workshops 2016/17

Monday, 26th September 2016. Annual planning meeting. Time: 15:00 in the Large Boardroom, Founders.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016. Research seminar by Prof. Yiannis Gabriel , University of Bath. Title: “Nostalgia old and new – Contrasting the sentimental with the xenophobic faces of nostalgia”. Time: 13:00 to 15:00. Venue: Moore Building, Room 0-08. Lunch available from 12:30pm.

Monday, 28th November 2016. R&R (Revise&Resubmit) paper development session, by Prof. Christopher Napier, Royal Holloway University of London. Title: “R. J. Chambers and Securities and Obscurities: Making a Case for the Reform of the Law of Company Accounts in the 1970s” (co-authored with Martin Persson). Time: 15:00 to 17:00, Venue:  FE139, Founder's Building.

Future research seminars and workshops 2016/17 

Tuesday, 10th January 2017. 'One-day workshop of the CHP group'. Time: 10:00 to 17:00. Venue: Senate House, London, Room 261.

Thursday, 23rd February 2017. Speaker: Professor Yuval Millo, Warwick Business School.  Title to follow. Time: 12:00 to 15:00, Venue: Founders Large Boardroom. All welcome.

Wednesday, 15th March 2017. Speaker: Professor Laura Empson, Cass Business School. "Leading insecure-overachievers: the comforts of social control in professional service firms". Time: 13:00 to 15:00. Venue: Moore Annexe, Room 34. Lunch available from 12:45 in the Moore foyer.  All welcome.


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