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The World that Management Made

Robert MacFarlane’s excellent piece on the ‘Anthropocene’ age in a recent issue of The Guardian deserves attention in a number of ways. The idea of the Anthropocene is that it is a planetary age made by humans, no less than the volcanos and ice sheets of earlier times. Forging a synthesis from the highly separated […]

Advancing Management Research, or Advancing Elite Interests?

The Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) spent nearly £30 million of ESRC money in over a decade in an attempt to raise the dismal standard of research in management studies. AIM determined to back the academic rather than the research proposal, a bold and worthy venture that was always likely to fail. And fail it […]

I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed

Okay, I lied. I’m angry and disappointed. I also feel tired, defeated and fed up. (Women, eh? Always with the multitasking.) Why? Let me set the scene: First, here’s a list of all the initiatives the University of Leicester has joined or set up to promote gender equality, including but not limited to: Being one […]

Just Not Sorry

A ‘Just Not Sorry’ app has recently gained publicity, in which women in particular are encouraged to stop saying sorry. It is said to be inspired by an American “life coach”, Tara Mohr, who wrote a book, Playing Big, which encourages women to be more positive and assertive. Mohr suggests that by using words like […]

Has Claudio Ranieiri out-foxed his rivals?

How much credit for almost a season of performances, which even the most foolhardy of supporters could not have dreamed of, can be meaningfully attributed to good management? We ask the experts: management academics!   A year ago things were looking pretty ominous for Leicester City Football Club. Having easily won promotion to the top […]

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