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Macron’s labour reforms are a major test for France’s trade unions

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:12
  Heather Connolly, Associate Professor of Employment Relations at ULSB (hmc33@le.ac.uk), on why President Macron’s labour reforms are a major test for France’s trade unions. Are they part of a programme of state-led liberalization which will shift the balance of power towards employers and test trade union strength and unity? (This blog was originally published on […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

Invisible Hands, and the Market as Storytelling

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 18:27
  Valerie Hamilton, co-author of Daniel Defoe and the Bank of England with Martin Parker from ULSB muses on the way in which Adam Smith and subsequent economists have used the famous metaphor of an ‘invisible hand’.   The invisible hand of Adam Smith turns up everywhere these days, as for example in George Monbiot’s […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

New Paper: Beating, ditching and hiding: consumers’ everyday resistance to marketing

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:24
Here’s a new paper I contributed to. We interviewed around 80 consumers to probe their experiences of marketing – which were mainly negative – and discovered the various subtle ways in which they see to beat, ditch and hide from marketing and marketers. We had some really surprising findings. For example, some consumers would happily … Continue reading New Paper: Beating, ditching and hiding: consumers’ everyday resistance to marketing → Originally published at socialstudiesofmarketing.wordpress.com Continue reading →

Do marketers have an image problem?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:19
An interview with me: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/promo/do-marketers-have-an-image-problem.htm Advertisements Originally published at socialstudiesofmarketing.wordpress.com Continue reading →

Performing performativity

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:24
  Ekaterina Svetlova, associate professor of accounting and finance at ULSB (es285@le.ac.uk), and Ivan Boldyrev (Humboldt University, Berlin) recently published an edited volume “Enacting Dismal Science: New Perspectives on the Performativity of Economics” which is concerned with the question of how the concept of performativity (still) matters. In this post, she discusses why her book […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

The Business of Bikes, and Cycling for England

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:28
    Charlotte Smith, a lecturer at ULSB and world class cyclist, discusses the tensions between amateurism and commercialism in the world of international cycling.   On the 27th of August I rode for Great Britain Masters at the Gran Fondo World Championships in Albi, France. I’ve competed in various sports all my life and […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

Google made me do it

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:47
I recently watched the footage of Dylann Roof’s police interview on the New York Times. Roof killed nine African Americans in their church I found the whole thing fascinating. But what really struck me was the seemingly banal role of Google Search in the story. As the Times reports: He said his “racial awareness” had … Continue reading Google made me do it → Originally published at socialstudiesofmarketing.wordpress.com Continue reading →

One for the academics: EMAC 2018 “People make marketing”

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:34
I was looking at the 2018 European Marketing Academy Conference theme. It’s ‘People Make Marketing’. I’m not saying they have stolen the theme of this blog but it’s remarkably similar! I hope to be there. Originally published at socialstudiesofmarketing.wordpress.com Continue reading →

Ad blocking

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:32
It’s a few years old now but I just came across this series of posts by Ad Block Plus  in which they surveyed users of their Adblocker about the service. One of the questions asked why people used Adblocker. The results are quite interesting. They gave respondents 7 possible reasons and forced a choice through … Continue reading Ad blocking → Originally published at socialstudiesofmarketing.wordpress.com Continue reading →