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Place-Based Economic Recovery Network (PERN) Webinar Series and BEIS Submission

Professor Jamie Morgan, together with Dr. Thomas Haines-Doran, Professor Andrew Brown, and Professor Gary Dymski (all University of Leeds), and Dr. Richard Whittle (Manchester Metropolitan University), recently submitted an inquiry into post-pandemic economic growth to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee. This submission is reproduced on the Yorkshire Universities Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) network site here.

These scholars offer expert guidance to local authorities as part of the West Yorkshire ‘Place-Based Economic Recovery Network’ (PERN), with the aim of shaping the economic recovery strategy for the region. Initial webinar discussions and presentations took place in July 2020. Details of these webinars can be found here.

Image via Frank Pickavant, CC BY 2.0

Common good in a world of social distancing – Gazi Islam, Research Group on Collaborative Spaces

Professor Gazi Islam gave an invited presentation on “Common good in a world of social distancing” to the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS), on the 19th of May, 2020.

Here is the abstract taken from the event page:

What is the space enacted in the covid world? What are our new gestures? What does our workspace look like? What will it look like in the post-covid world? What in the spacing of our security we produce collectively?

In the context of this third RGCS Open Seminar coordinated by Albane Grandazzi (GEM & Ecole Polytechnique), a presentation about space and spacing of the covid and post-covid world will be offered.

Pandemic Aware Economies, Public Health Business Models and (Im)possible futures – Jamie Morgan

Professor Jamie Morgan has reproduced his Retail Review article ‘‘Pandemic Aware Economies, Public Health Business Models and (Im)possible futures: What happens to a Cortisol community?’ as a series of blog posts on the Real-World Economics Review Blog. This work is also summarized on the website of Leeds Beckett University. The full text of the article can be found on Professor Morgan’s ResearchGate profile here.

Ritual, Communitas and Institution: Theorizing Events as Moments of Organizing – Gazi Islam, University of Milan

Professor Gazi Islam gave an invited seminar entitled “Ritual, Communitas and Institution: Theorizing Events as Moments of Organizing” to the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods at the University of Milan, on the 22nd of January, 2020. Here is the abstract taken from the event page:

Organized events such as rituals, conferences, summits, and festivals have become an increasingly examined topic in organizational scholarship. At the same time as scholarship has noted the fragmentation and fluidity of organizational life, attention has shifted to forms of “partial” organization, of which events form an important example. Such events can be singular or repeated, turned toward social reproduction or change, and emphasized socio-affective aspects of community or the structuration of formal institutions and rules. This heterogeneity has provided a challenge for organizational scholars, especially when aspects of change and transformation, uniqueness and history, informality and formality, alternate as moments within such events, making it difficult to theorize both events’ external diversity and internal heterogeneity. In this talk, I will outline an emergent research agenda around organizational events. I will draw upon my own theoretical and empirical work, while couching this work in the broader literature, to argue that attention to events reveals tensions occurring in organizational life more generally. On this basis, I venture some potential pathways for scholars to build upon in understanding events in terms of their psychological, relational, and social implications.

The Ninth CSO Workshop: AI’s significance for human society

The ninth annual Centre for Social Ontology workshop took place on January 10th, 2020, at the Grenoble Ecole de Management. Participating members included Prof. Pierpaolo Donati, Prof. Andrea Maccarini, Prof. Margaret S. Archer, Dr. Mark Carrigan, Prof. Philip Gorski, Prof. Gazi Islam, Prof. Jamie Morgan, Prof. Emmanuel Lazega, Prof. Doug Porpora.


9h – 12h: Open research round table with CSO members on the theme of “AI’s significance for human society”

14h – 17h: Presentations by GEM early career and doctoral researchers to CSO members