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Hugh Willmott (Cass B. School)

  • Aalto BIZ, C350 (main building) (map)

Part 1: How not to get desk rejected at AMR?
Part 2: Presentation of the article “Why resist? How the “other” matters?”

By Carl Cederstom and Hugh Willmott

We present an ethical theory of resistance that is distinguished by a commitment to “the good”. We locate this theory within a conceptual framework that comprises four perspectives distinguished by their social ontologies and their positive and negative orientations towards resistance. The ethical perspective on resistance, we contend, is demarcated by an ongoing interaction between contingency, commitment and universality.

Hugh Willmott is a Professor Management and Organization Studies at Cass Business School. He has previously held professorial appointments at Cardiff Business School, Cambridge (Judge Business School) and UMIST (now Manchester Business School) and visiting appointments at Copenhagen Business School, University of Sydney and Uppsala University. Hugh’s research interests span the sub-fields of management organization studies. He has co-authored two major textbooks: and, additionally, has published over 20 books and contributed to a wide range of management and social science journals. He is particularly interested in the development and application of management theory by drawing upon the resources of critical social science. Substantively, his research has contributed to the areas of professionalization, teamwork, regulation, business ethics, management learning, accounting policy and practice, organizational culture, financialization, and the management of higher education. Hugh is an Associate Editor on The Academy of Management Review, having previously served an equivalent role on the journal Organization. He has been a board member of numerous other journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies.

Earlier Event: October 13
Winston Kwon (U. Edinburgh)
Later Event: October 21
Yi Jiang (ESCP Europe)