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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

Oil price reaches highest level since March due to promising vaccine, Biden transition

Oil surged to $47 a barrel Tuesday, its highest level since in March on Tuesday, due to AstraZenecas promising coronavirus vaccine that spurred demand recovery hopes and US President-elect Joe Bidens transition to the...

Taiwanese money supply continues to see strong growth, CBC likely to keep rates on hold in December

Taiwanese MIB and M2 money supply continued to record solid growth in the month of October. On a year-on-year basis, MIB money supply grew 12.85 percent, while M2 money supply rose 7.05 percent in the month. This is the...

UK inks stopgap trade deal with Canada to get ready for Brexit

The UK signed a stopgap agreement with Canada, allowing trade between the two countries to continue under the same terms as Canadas existing treaty with the EU. The two countries are working on a new bilateral...

UN agency's heavy fuel oil ban in Arctic criticized as outrageous

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Politics

Donald Trump defeat: Secret Service detail on outgoing POTUS reportedly asked about post-presidency protection

Donald Trump has yet to formally concede to Joe Biden after the presidential elections earlier this month. Despite Trumps refusal to do so, his life post-White House seems to indicate his acknowledgment of defeat as his...

Melania Trump news: White House plans holiday parties amidst COVID-19 outbreaks

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Joe Biden wins in Michigan and Pennsylvania certified

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World War 3: US announces the return of guided missile destroyer to be deployed in South China Sea

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Science

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COVID-19 cure: AstraZeneca develops coronavirus antibody drug cocktail that may also prevent infection for months

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Asteroid alert: 2,700-foot space rock to fly by Earth this week

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NASA discovery: Experts say Hubble Space Telescope may have captured a black hole

Out of all the cosmic entities to exist in the universe, none has been as mysterious as the black hole, a phenomena that have yet to be witnessed. Experts at NASA recently claimed that the Hubble Space Telescope may have...

Technology

AirPods 3 could be launched in H1 2021, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts

It has been more than a year since the second generation of the entry-level AirPods was released, and its successor is expected to arrive next year. While the AirPods 3 is anticipated to sport a new form factor, it is a...

iOS 15 might no longer support three iPhone models in 2021

It has only been a few months since the iOS 14 update was released, but the potential list of compatible devices with iOS 15 already emerged online. Apple could ditch at least three devices next year, according to the...

iPad Pro 2021 might not have OLED displays yet

An article got Apple fans excited this week as it mentioned the preparations for OLED adoption have begun for iPad Pro models arriving in 2021. However, major display suppliers Samsung and LG Display, have reportedly...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ will let players avoid nudity, developer confirms

It is already a known fact that Cyberpunk 2077 is a game not made for the younger audience. However, a developer also confirmed that players will have an option to avoid nudity once the RPG is out. Cyberpunk 2077...

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ double XP event goes live with Nuketown ’84

One of the much-awaited post-launch content of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the staple Nuketown gameplay, and it is finally available as of this writing. To encourage more players to dive into the 1984 version of...
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