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Doing Meaningful Research: Traps and Tricks
This research webinar is aimed at PhD students and early-career scholars interested in conducting meaningful research. There are many complaints about most research having little of real value to offer in terms of new ideas or important empirical studies. Research seems increasingly to be about CV and metrics improvement, becoming employable and promotable and increasing the position legitimacy of institutions. Can we do something to change the situation, i.e. create socially and academically relevant and meaningful research? And, if so, how?

Thursday, 22nd of October at 9AM (Eastern) / 2PM (London) / 6.30PM (Delhi). The webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes with plenty of opportunity for Q&A.

Participants may want to look at the following texts prior to the webinar:
- Alvesson, M. (2013). Do we have something to say? From re-search to roi-search and back again. Organization, 20(1), 79–90.
- Alvesson, M., & Gabriel, Y. (2013). Beyond formulaic research: In praise of greater diversity in organizational research and publications. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 12: 245–263.
- Tourish, D. (2020). The triumph of nonsense in management studies. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 19(1), 99–109.

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, with Y Gabriel & R Paulsen).

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Oct 22, 2020 02:00 PM in London

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