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Webinar: The Engaged Scholar

  • 1.  Webinar: The Engaged Scholar

    Posted 06-06-2021 16:31

    Webinar: The Engaged Scholar

    : Professor Andrew Hoffman (University of Michigan)

    Time: Wednesday, 9th of June at 9am (U.S. Eastern) / 2pm (London) / 6.30pm (Delhi). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes (including Q&A).

    Registration: Please register here to receive a personalized Zoom link and a reminder for the event.

    Management research is facing a crisis of relevance. Scholarship rarely moves very far beyond the walls of the academy and is certainly not accessing the primarily civic spaces it needs to reach. In this webinar, Professor Hoffman draws upon existing literature and personal experience to bring attention to the problem of academic insularity - where it comes from and where, if left to grow unchecked, it will go - and argues for the emergence of a more publicly and politically engaged scholar. We will discuss paths towards public engagement more acceptable and legitimate for those who do it; to enlarge the tent to be inclusive of multiple ways that one enacts the role of academic scholar in today's world.

    Recommended reading:

    • Hoffman, A. (2021) The Engaged Scholar. Stanford University Press

    About the speaker
    Andrew (Andy) Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan; a position that holds joint appointments in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability. His research uses organizational behavior models and theories to understand the cultural and institutional aspects of environmental issues for organizations. He also writes about the role of academic scholars in public and political discourse. He has published over 100 articles/book chapters, as well as 18 books, which have been translated into five languages. He earned his PhD from MIT in both management and civil/environmental engineering.

    This event is supported by Responsible Research in Business and Management (www.rrbm.network).

    For queries, please contact Ibrat Djabbarov i.djabbarov@cranfield.ac.uk.

    Ibrat Djabbarov
    Cranfield School of Management