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Andre Spicer

Andre Spicer

Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Cass Business School, City, University of London

Prior to joining Cass, Andre Spicer was a Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Warwick. He has also been a visiting Professor at the University of Innsbruck, University of Paris Dauphine, Lund University, the Central European University, University of St Gallen, Hanken School of Economics and the University of Sydney. Professor Spicer was educated at the University of Otago and holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne. His main expertise is in the area of organizational behaviour. In particular he has done work on organizational power and politics, identity, the creation of new organizational forms, space and architecture plays at work and more recently leadership. His work looks at a wide range of settings including knowledge intensive firms, seaports, universities, libraries, media organizations, and new social movements. He has published extensively in scientific journals. He has also published the books 'Contesting the Corporation' (Cambridge), 'Unmasking the Entrepreneur' (Edward Elgar), 'Understanding Organizations' (Sage) and 'Metaphors we Lead By' (Routledge). He is a senior editor at the Journal of Management Studies. Currently Professor Spicer is working on a book about bio-morality and a research project examining the impact of brands on employees.

Ambiguity may offer short term political benefits, but in the long term is corrosive

Nov 08, 2020 10:53 am UTC| Politics

As the results of the US election began to arrive, political junkies tried their best to make sense of what was happening. But it soon became obvious that the only thing clear about the results was that they were...

If you are disappointed with the election result, there are things you can do to help you move on

Dec 16, 2019 04:02 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

On the morning after every election, millions of people whose side has lost start the day feeling down. And so it was for Labour supporters after the 2019 election when news of the large electoral victory of the...

NHS to banish pagers from its hospitals – but is this a rash act?

Mar 04, 2019 13:17 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

Remember pagers? Simple devices, they were used fairly widely before the advent of mobile phones and SMS messaging. If you had a pager, you could receive simple messages, but you couldnt reply. One of the few places you...

Donald Trump anonymous staffer speaks out – treason or a public service?

Sep 09, 2018 21:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

One of Donald Trumps senior White House staff has made a truly unprecedented move against their ultimate boss. The staffer anonymously published an opinion piece in the New York Times, in which the individual described a...

University rankings: good intentions, image polishing and more bureaucracy

Jun 23, 2017 17:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

Some UK universities will be cheering, some groaning, after the release of rankings under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). My own university received a silver, so were shrugging. Despite all these reactions, we...

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Economy

Doosan clinches 780 billion won Saudi desalination plant project

Doosan Heavy Industries Construction Co. (DHICC) has clinched a 780 billion-won deal to build the Yanbu-4 seawater desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. The deal was inked by DHICC with a consortium of French energy...

S. Korea appeals WTO's ruling on its 15.39% anti-dumping tariffs on Japanese steel

South Korea appealed the World Trade Organizations (WTO) ruling that it partially violated rules in slapping anti-dumping 15.39 percent tariffs on Japanese stainless steel bars since July 2004 The appeal was made nearly...

BlackBerry unaware why stock price surged 17.7%

BlackBerry Ltd. said it was unaware of any material, undisclosed corporate developments that caused a 17.7 percent surge in its share price at $16.53 on Monday, even after it settled a patent royalties dispute with...

Hyundai Mipo wins 80.2 billion won chemicals carrier deal from Europe

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. has won an 80.2 billion won order to build two petrochemical carriers for a European company to be delivered by March next year. The mid-sized shipyard is one of three shipbuilders, including...

EU consumes more electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuel for first time in 2020

Europeans got 38 percent of their electricity from renewable sources last year, surpassing fossil fuels, which accounted for 37 percent, for the first time. According to an annual report from Ember and Agora...

Politics

Melania Trump divorce: Piers Morgan says ex-FLOTUS will not rush into divorcing husband Donald Trump

As of late, more speculations have circulated on whether former first lady Melania Trump will stay or leave former President Donald Trump now that they have left the White House. Controversial TV personality Piers Morgan...

Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani sued for defamation by Dominion

Donald Trumps attempts to overturn the election results have ultimately resulted in his impeachment in the last stretch of his term as president. The after-effects of the attempts have also affected his close allies,...

Donald Trump humiliation: Ex-POTUS' niece Mary Trump says she wants to change her last name to distance herself

Among the most vocal critics of now-former President Donald Trump is his own niece Mary Trump. Ms. Trump recently said she wants to change her last name in order to further break from her uncle. Speaking to The...

Joe Biden brings in longtime physician as the new White House doctor

Joe Biden has already made personnel changes among the White House staff in his administration, and recently he has made another one. Biden is set to bring in his longtime physician to become the new White House...

Science

What to feed ducks – according to science

The simple things in life sometimes bring the greatest joy like feeding the ducks at your local pond. The next time you pay your feathered friends a visit, consider introducing some variety into the food you give them....

Yellowstone volcano: USGS warns of possible eruption

Many scientists are keeping watch over the activity occurring in the Yellowstone volcano because of its potential to inflict large-scale damage in the United States. Now, scientists at the USGS have now warned of a...

Mars mission: NASA scientist says Martians can help humans live on Red Planet

Being able to live on Mars is one of the goals that space agencies all over the world have when it comes to exploring the red planet in future Mars missions. Although it may take a while to figure out how we may be able to...

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the...

Asteroid alert: 16-meter space rock to pass by Earth on New Year weekend

With days to go until the Earth completes another year around the Sun, it appears that the universe also has plans to celebrate the new year along with us. An asteroid is set to pass by our planet a few days after the new...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ patch 1.1 doesn’t completely fix the bugged Takemura quest

CD Projekt Red delivered its promise to release patch 1.1 for Cyberpunk 2077 this month. While its patch notes are filled with much-needed gameplay fixes, players found that it also comes with a new bug that affects a main...

More Samsung Galaxy S21 shipments anticipated in 2021, research predicts

A market research predicts the Samsung Galaxy S21 would perform better than the Galaxy S20 lineup last year. However, another report claims that the company has laid out quite a conservative estimation of units to be...

Apple launches new Fitness+ feature 'Time to Walk' with inspirational stories told by celebrities

Apple has launched a new Fitness+ feature to inspire its subscribers to go out for a walk. Instead of listening to lengthy audiobooks, the new Time to Walk feature focuses on inspirational stories told by...

Sony Xperia Compact rumored to return in 2021 with new 5.5-inch smartphone

Sony has been rumored to bring back its small-size smartphone series in recent years, and that appears to become a reality soon. A new leak appeared in the wild, possibly giving tech fans their first look at the next...
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