2013 Seminars


26th Feb 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Dr. Brigid Van Wanrooy, Acas, UK

Title: The 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Study: First Findings.


5th Mar 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Professor Tim Morris, University of Oxford

Title: Building corporate reputation through interactions. The case of a management consulting firm


19th Mar 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Stefan Schembera, University of Zurich

Title: Organization Theory Perspectives on the Implementation of Corruption Controls in Transnational Corporations


3rd Apr 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Prof Curtis LeBaron, Brigham Young University

Title: Co-authorship as a solution to the pattern-in-variety problem


16th Apr 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Elmar Friedrich, University of St Gallen

Title: Cognition and change: the effect of negative emotions over change on organizational transformation


23rd Apr 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Dr Erik Lundmark, Macquarie University

Title: Exploring entrepreneurship in 'images of organisation'


7th May 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Dr Kyoung-Hee Yu, UNSW

Title: Explaining Patterns of Employment Relations in Asian Societies


21st May 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Dr Angie Knox, University of Sydney

Title: At Your Service: Temporary Agency Work and Job Quality at the Top End of the Hospitality Industry


28th May 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Dr Jennie Sumelius, Hanken School of Economics, Finland

Title: Influences on employee perceptions of performance appraisal process features in MNC subsidiaries


4th Jun 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Dr Michelle O'Sullivan, University of Limerick

Title: Voice and Non-Unionism in a US MNC factory


13th Aug 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: 214/215, E&B (H69)

Speaker: Honorary Associate Professor John O'Brien, University of Sydney

Title: State, Management and Unions and the contest over managerial prerogative in Australian Universities: 1987 - 2007


20th Aug 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: 214/215, E&B (H69)

Speaker: Professor Jo Duberley*, University of Birmingham

Title: Exploring women's retirement: A life-course perspective


1st Oct 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: 214/215, E&B (H69)

Speaker: Dr Natalia Nikolova, UTS

Title: Trust-building practices in client-consultant relationships


8th Oct 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: 214/215, E&B (H69)

Speaker: Dr Anna Boucher, University of Sydney

Title: Gendering high skilled immigration selection: A global analysis


29th Oct 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: 214/215, E&B (H69)

Speaker: Dr Danielle Logue, UTS

Title: Constructing markets: An institutional analysis of Impact Investing


19th Nov 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: 214/215, E&B (H69)

Speaker: Professor Greg Patmore, University of Sydney

Title: German Work Council 1920-1933: An innovative approach to employee participation


2nd Dec 2013 - 01:00 pm

Venue: New Law seminar room 342

Speaker: Dr Joe O'Mahoney*, University of Cardiff

Title: Varieties of power in the diffusion of management ideas: the case of McKinsey & Co.

How do different forms of power affect the creation and spread of management ideas? In the literature, power has often been treated in a partial way, either as a resource-based struggle between actors or as purely discursive. This limits our understanding of how different forms of power affect the apparent movement of ideas. In this article, we seek to address this by exploring the activities of the consulting firm McKinsey & Co using Lukes' framing of power. We identify how different forms of power and resistance enable and constrain the diffusion of management ideas and we thereby also contribute to the further development of Lukes' model more generally.


10th Dec 2013 - 02:00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 11, The University of Sydney Darlington Centre, 174 City Rd, Darlington

Speaker: Associate Professor David Oliver*; Associate Professor Leanne Cutcher, HEC Montréal; University of Sydney

Title: Qualitative Research: Balancing Empirics and Theory

A half-day symposium for researchers on qualitative research and balancing theory and empirics. This will include presentations, a panel discussion and Q&A sessions.

VENUE

Meeting Room 11
The University of Sydney Darlington Centre
174 City Rd, Darlington

10 DECEMBER 2013

2.00 - 5.00pm, followed by a networking session

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

2.00: Introduction (Associate Professor Leanne Cutcher and Professor Christopher Wright)

2.10: Presentation: Bridging and Bounding Institutional Logics: Collaborating in Indigenous Communities in Australia and Canada by Associate Professor Leanne Cutcher (University of Sydney), Associate Professor David Oliver (HEC Montreal) and Adjunct Professor Pamela Sloan (HEC Montreal)

2.40: Q&A Session

2.50: Presentation: I don't get it - Sensemaking through humour by Dr Jane Le (University of Sydney), Professor Julia Balogun (University of Bath) and Paula Jarzabkowski (Cass Business School)

3.20: Q&A Session

3.30: Panel Discussion: Reflections on moving from telling a rich empirical tale to making a theoretical contribution

  • Professor John Roberts (University of Sydney)
  • Professor Stewart Clegg (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Dr Jaco Lok (University of New South Wales)
  • Q&A Session

4.50: Wrap up (Associate Professor Leanne Cutcher and Professor Christopher Wright)

5.00: Close

Following the Symposium, a networking session with drinks and canap├ęs will be held on the lawn outside the Darlington Centre Forum Restaurant

GUEST SPEAKERS

Professor Stewart Clegg, University of Technology Sydney
Stewart Clegg is Research Director of CMOS (Centre for Management and Organisation Studies) Research at UTS, and holds a small number of Visiting Professorships at prestigious European universities and research centres. He is one of the most published and cited authors in the top-tier journals in the Organization Studies field.

Associate Professor Leanne Cutcher, University of Sydney
Leanne Cutcher is the winner of the Business School's Inaugural Research Engagement Award. Her research explores employee and customer responses to management strategy and discourse in both the for-profit and co-operative sectors and has been published in leading management and marketing journals. Leanne holds a visiting Professorship at Edinburgh Napier's School of Management in the UK.

Dr Jane Le, University of Sydney
Jane Le is a Lecturer in the Business School where she teaches courses on Strategic Management and Research Work and Organisations. She is interested in the complex, dynamic, pluralistic and sometimes conflicting nature of organisations and identifying key patterns in how organisations function over time.

Dr Jaco Lok, University of New South Wales
Jaco Lok is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian School of Business. His research interests lie in the Microfoundations of Institutional Theory with a particular focus on identity, social constructionism, discourse theory, identity theory and power.

Associate Professor David Oliver, HEC Montreal
David Oliver is an Associate Professor of Management at HEC Montreal, where he teaches courses in strategic management, strategy tools, and management skills in the MBA and MSc programmes. His research interests include organizational identity, the practice of strategy, and stakeholder engagement.

Professor John Roberts, University of Sydney
John Roberts obtained his doctorate in from the UMIST in 1984. He subsequently held Senior Research Fellowships at the Department of Accounting and Finance at Manchester University, the Centre For Business Strategy at London Business School, and St. Catherine's College Cambridge, before taking up a lectureship at the newly created Judge Business School in Cambridge in 1991. He has worked at the University of Sydney Business School since 2007.

RSVP

To business.researchnetworks@sydney.edu.au by Friday, 29 November 2013. Places are limited.

Please advise of any specific dietary requirements.


12th Dec 2013 - 12:00 pm

Venue: CBD Campus - Stockland Building Lvl 17,133 Castlereagh Street

Speaker: Professor David Guest, King's College, London

Title: Employee Engagement - Manipulation or Voice?

The concept of employee engagement is attracting considerable attention in a number of countries. Improving employee engagement has been identified as the top priority in surveys of UK HR managers and engagement has been the focus of a UK government enquiry, endorsed by Prime Minister Cameron. Academics have been studying work engagement for the past two decades but employers have been more interested in organizational engagement. The meaning of this and the associated policies and practices remain unclear but it appears to promote a normative view of employee commitment to the organization. It raises a number of questions that are addressed in this seminar. Why has engagement come to the fore? Why should anyone want to be engaged? What are the implications for, and threats to collective voice? And is employee engagement likely to end up as another unsuccessful HR management fad?