Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Webinar: Dr Oliver Laasch
|Starts:||15:30 2 Nov 2020|
|Ends:||17:00 2 Nov 2020|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Speaker:||Dr Oliver Laasch|
Join us for Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Seminar Series 20/21, webinar hosted by Dr Oliver Laasch, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Manchester.
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Humanistic Management Performativity ‘in the Wild’: The Role of Performative Bundles of Practices
Humanistic management practices are often perceived as ‘unrealistic’, as they stand in steep contrast to ‘normal’ business reality shaped by the commercial logic of neoclassic economics. The conceptual lens of performative practices focuses on how practices that appear to be unrealistic can be ‘made real’ through their enactment. This paper studies such performative humanistic practices of the three companies Greyston (USA), Good-Ark (China), and Allsafe (Germany). Through a thematic template analysis, we identify two distinct types of accompanying practices that enable the performativity of the core humanistic management practices studied. Enabling practices favored the initial performativity the humanistic practices by providing a local ‘proof of concept’. Disseminating practices aided performativity by spreading humanistic practices and therefore increasing practices’ global verisimilitude.
Oliver Laasch is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Manchester, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He previously filled academic full-time roles at, Steinbeis University Berlin (Germany), the Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico) and Seoul National University (South Korea) and visiting positions at the University of Tübingen’s Global Ethic Institute and at Copenhagen Business School. His research interest lies in alternative business models and in responsible management learning. Oliver is an incoming Associate Editor of Academy of Management Learning and Education and has edited related special issues for the Journal of Business Ethics and for the Journal of Management Education. He is a long-standing contributor to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. He edits the responsible management education book collection; has coordinated UN working groups; and founded the Center for Responsible Management Education (CRME). His textbook ‘Principles of Responsible Management’ was reviewed and commended in Academy of Management Learning and Education. Oliver has worked extensively as coach and consultant with dozens of companies and universities in staff and faculty development. He also has designed and taught a variety of full courses on bachelor, master, PhD and executive education levels, including blended and massive open online courses such as the Coursera MOOC ‘Managing Responsibly’.
The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research holds a series of regular seminars given by staff and visiting speakers to Manchester, discussing key issues in science, technology and innovation policy and management. All are welcome.
Dr Oliver Laasch
Role: Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Organisation: The University of Manchester
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