Sustained engagement with a wide range of advanced, contemporary and international business and management research that resonate with the business mood and cultural awareness of late capitalism.
Draw on contributions from and stimulate inter-disciplinary thinking between a broad range of fields: management, organisation theory, psychology, gender studies, cultural theory, sociology and philosophy.
Extend current understanding of key business and management themes and broader societal and cultural trends by critically examining emergent theories and new ideas.
Module learning outcomes
Develop students abilities to critique and evaluate particular forms or processes of research adopting different theoretical lenses, using innovative research methods and posing important challenges to current business and management concerns.
Equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the operational challenges faced when combining theory with practice in a pluralistic and multi-perspectival global environment.
Students will be able to critically evaluate CMS research methods and theory.
Philosophy of management – Postmodernism and post-structuralism
Visual research methods – Exploring innovative approaches to qualitative research
Critical reflections on leadership – Narratives and leadership
Social issues in management – Social and societal impact of new technologies, information and movements of workers, globalisation, anticipated resistances
Organisation and management theory – Difference and identity in the workplace, culture management and the impact upon identity
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Special assessment rules
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Essay/coursework Individual Essay
Feedback will be given in accordance with the University Policy on feedback in the Guide to Assessment as well as in line with the School policy.
Introductory reading (indicative only)
De Botton, A. (2009) The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work. London: Hamish Hamilton.
Grey, C. (2009) A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about studying organizations. 2nd Edition. London: Sage Publications Ltd.
Linstead, S. A., Marechal, G. and Griffin, R. (2014) Theorising and Researching the Dark Side of Organization Organization Studies 35, 2 165–188
Linstead, S. A., Fulop, L. and Lilley, S. (2009) Management and Organisation: A Critical Text. 2nd ed. Basingstoke, Palgrave
Sorry We Missed You (2019) film dir. Ken Loach, Sixteen Films.
Sennett, R. (1998) The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Talking About Organization Podcast University of Sussex https://www.talkingaboutorganizations.com