If We All Hate Business Jargon, Why Do We Keep Using It?
A Leadership Dialogue with ANDRÉ SPICER, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and the founding director of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass Business School, City, University of London, and SAKU MANTERE, Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management and Director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM).
10:00 a.m. –11:30 a.m. (Donald E. Armstrong Building)
André Spicer is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and the founding director of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass Business School, City, University of London. He is an expert in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Professor Spicer has done work on organizational power and politics, organisational culture, employee identity, the creation of new organizational forms, space and architecture plays at work and leadership. His work looks at a wide range of settings including knowledge intensive firms, financial institutions, seaports, universities, libraries, media organizations, and new social movements.
He has published extensively in top scholarly and business journals, including Harvard Business Review, Organization Science, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies. He has also published the books 'Contesting the Corporation' (Cambridge), 'Unmasking the Entrepreneur' (Edward Elgar), 'Understanding Organizations' (Sage), 'Metaphors we Lead By' (Routledge), 'The Wellness Syndrome' (Polity), and most recently ‘Business Bullshit’ (Routledge).
He is a frequent commentator in global media outlets including the Financial Times, CNN, BBC, CNBC, Channel Four, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Times, Telegraph, Independent and many others. He has worked with a range of large organisations including Barclays, City of London Corporation, Skandia Old Mutual, BNY Mellon, Transport for London, IBM, Ford, UK Houses of Parliament and InterSpa (Austria).
Professor Spicer was educated at the University of Otago and holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne.