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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.

How Phil Collins became cool (no, really)

May 20, 2021 01:08 am UTC| Entertainment

In August 2020, a YouTube video featuring Tim and Fred Williams, 21-year old twins from Gary, Indiana, went viral. In it, the two young men were listening to Phil Collins 1981 hit song In The Air Tonight for the first...

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

JD.com's founder denied the rape allegations, and a settlement has been reached after four years.

JD.Coms founder Richard Liu has settled his civil lawsuit related to a sexual assault complaint in the United States. The billionaire that owns one of the largest e-commerce platforms in China has resolved the case that...

Stanley Black & Decker reportedly eliminated finance staff to save on costs.

Stanley Black Decker, a manufacturer of industrial tools and household hardware headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, has laid off 1,000 jobs in its finance division. Sources who are familiar with the matter said the...

Geely buys a stake in Ashton Martin which is set to launch its new fully electric vehicle models in 2025.

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd has purchased a 7.6% stake in Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings PLC, a London-based English manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers. Prior to this new acquisition, it...

The Swiss court sided with Lindt when it ordered Lidl retail store to discontinue the production and sale of gold bunny chocolates.

Lindt Sprngli AG, a Swiss chocolatier and confectionery company, has won a trademark lawsuit against Lidl. The win was revealed the past weekend, and now the court has ordered the latter to cancel the chocolate bunnies it...

Korean Air's merger with Asiana Airlines is expected to get approval from the US and UK in November.

Korean Air is in the process of acquiring Asiana Airlines, and the procedure requires approval from several countries competition boards. The flag carrier of South Korea is one of the top 10 largest airlines in the world,...

Politics

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO remains in support of Ukraine despite Putin's attempts to deter the alliance in his latest escalatory moves.

NATOs Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the alliances support for Ukraine in his condemnation of Vladimir Putins latest attempt to escalate the ongoing war. Stoltenberg said Putin would not succeed in deterring...

Russian troops detained Ukraine's state-owned nuclear plant chief Ihor Murashov for questioning.

Russian forces detained the head of Ukraines nuclear plant in Zaporizhzhia amidst renewed fears over the facilitys security as both countries trade blame for shelling near the plant. The United Nations nuclear watchdog has...

Dozens were also injured in clashes with security protests as demonstrators marked the third anniversary of the 2019 protests.

Thousands of Iraqis in the country gathered in the capital Baghdad to mark the third anniversary of the nationwide anti-government protests that occurred in 2019. The demonstrations this year also escalated, with dozens...

The death toll has since climbed up to 43 as protesters call for an end to violence against the Hazara community.

A suicide bombing took place at an education center in Afghanistans capital Kabul over the weekend. The attack at the center put the death toll up to 35 as protests erupted over the targeting of the countrys Shia Hazara...

Science

The NPS has been focusing on anthocyanins, the antioxidant-rich pigments that give blackberries and blueberries their signature shades.

The US Department of Agriculture approved the genetically modified purple tomato to extend its shelf life and boost nutritional quality almost 15 years after its development. According to biochemist Cathie Martin, she...

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

South Koreas Celltrion Inc. will jointly develop and work on the market release with Abpro Corp. of the US on a breast cancer treatment candidate ABP 10 Under the deal, Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone...

Current Canadian and American management efforts do not go far enough to decrease entanglement hazards and encourage the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

The Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program added the American red lobster, caught in both US and Canada to its red list. Other species also added to the list are the snow crab, Atlantic rock crab, and others that...

The microscope unit, which also manufactures industrial endoscopes and x-ray analyzers, will be transferred to Bain on January 4, subject to antitrust regulatory approvals in Japan and elsewhere.

Olympus had agreed to sell its microscope unit to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.1 billion as it speeds up the overhaul of its business portfolio to focus solely on medical technology The microscope unit, which...

The research team discovered that steamed mealworms emit a strong, corn-like odor, and when grilled or fried, they gave off a shrimp and frying oil-like scent.

South Korean researchers from Wonkwang University have developed a new process that uses edible insects to create meat-flavored seasoning. The research team came up with 98 volatile compounds with varying amounts of...

Technology

Japan will subsidize US chipmaker Micron Technolog

Japan will subsidize US chipmaker Micron Technology by up to $322 million to support its plan to produce advanced memory chips at a Hiroshima factory. Japans Economy and Trade Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said he hopes...

Snapchat’s community of over 347 million people globally will be able to watch LaLiga action.

Spanish soccers LaLiga announced a new content partnership with Snapchat set to bring premium content to millions of young fans on the short-form video platform. Snapchats community of over 347 million people globally...

Report claims Samsung will launch Galaxy S23 Ultra with a 200MP main camera

More premium Android phones launching in 2023 are expected to feature a 200MP main camera. And a report now claims it got confirmation that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be one of those devices. Tech fans saw the...

Google is shutting down Stadia streaming and subscription in January 2023

Google announced on Thursday that it is shutting down Stadia servers in January 2023 after months of speculations about the streaming services future. The company assured customers that they would get a refund for hardware...
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