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Ex academia luxus: Or Why do we pay to access academic publications?

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:03
  In this week’s blog, School of Business doctoral student Secki Jose (spj15@le.ac.uk) explores why universities are paying more and more to access the knowledge that their academics produce.   In recent years, academic publications have been coming under greater scrutiny due to the difficulties caused by the restrictions on access and spiralling costs. It […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

Backward schedule your Christmas turkey (under finite resources)

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:54
In this week’s blog, Dr Nicola Bateman, Associate Professor Operations Management (nab34@le.ac.uk) uses operations management to get all the bits of your Christmas dinner on the table at the same time.   For Christmas this blog is a bit less serious and is about bringing Operations Management into your kitchen.  Operations Management (OM) is a […] Originally published at http://staffblogs.le.ac.uk/management/ Continue reading →

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 →