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RRBM Webinar: The Triumph of Emptiness

  • 1.  RRBM Webinar: The Triumph of Emptiness

    Posted 06-19-2021 16:22

    RRBM Webinar: The Triumph of Emptiness

    Speaker: Professor Mats Alvesson (Lund University)

    Time: Tuesday, 22nd of June at 9am (U.S. Eastern) / 3pm (Central European Time) / 6.30pm (Delhi). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes (including Q&A).

    RegistrationPlease register here to receive a personalized Zoom link and a reminder for this event.

    In today's society, a strong emphasis on 'it must look good', and preferably even shine, is vital for the success of individuals, occupational groups, and organizations. Considerable time is devoted to the right visual approach, the right jargon, and the right mass-media focus, while less attention is paid to considerations about substance, practical viability, and quality.

    Recommended reading: Alvesson, M. (2013) The Triumph of Emptiness. Oxford University Press

    About the speaker

    Mats Alvesson is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Lund, Sweden, at University of Queensland Business School, Australia and at Cass Business School, London. Research interests include critical theory, gender, power, management of professional service (knowledge intensive) organizations, leadership, identity, organizational image, organizational culture and symbolism, qualitative methods and philosophy of science. He has recently published Return to Meaning: A Social Science with Something to Say (Oxford University Press 2017, w Y Gabriel & R Paulsen).

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

    If you have any questions, please contact Ibrat Djabbarov i.djabbarov@cranfield.ac.uk.

    Ibrat Djabbarov
    Cranfield School of Management