Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Workshop on Developing Publishing Skills
Professors Cynthia Hardy (University of Melbourne and AIM International Visiting Scholar), Rick Delbridge (Cardiff Business School and AIM Senior Fellow) and Robyn Thomas (Cardiff University) organised this workshop under the auspices of AIM Research and ICRODSC.
The workshop provided an opportunity for early career researchers to explore the different stages involved in reviewing and publishing an article in an international journal. In addition, participants were able to discuss their research and publishing ideas with academics experienced in publishing in leading European and US journals.
Cardiff Business School Workshop on Organisational Discourse: Why It Matters to Managers
Julia Balogun (CASS), Paula Jarzabkowski (Aston Business School) and Robyn Thomas (Cardiff Business School), organised this international workshop on the practical aspects of organisational discourse.
Faclitated by Professors Cynthia Hardy (University of Melbourne and AIM International Visiting Fellow) and Steve Maguire (McGill University and International Visiting Fellow), the workshop provided the opportunity for practising managers, drawn from a wide range of public and private sector organisations, to explore the role that language plays in management.
During the workshop, participants were introduced to the concept of organisational discourse, with its relevance in practice being illustrated through a number of case studies from international research. Participants then considered the main discourse affecting their own management experience, as well as how they can use discourse to manage collaboration across departments, paternerships, alliances, and networks.
Cardiff Business School Workshop on Discourse and Research Methods
This workshop, for PhD students and early career researchers interested in using critical discourse methods in their research, was organised in association with AIM, Cardiff Business School and ICRODSC, by Julia Balogun (CASS), Paula Jarzabkowski (Aston Business School) and Robyn Thomas (Cardiff Business School).
The aim of the event was to explore various approaches to discourse analysis, as well as to reflect on the implications of its use in mangement and organisation research. Methodological approaches covered in the workshop included:
- critical discourse analysis, (Cynthia Hardy, Melbourne University and Steve Maguire, McGill University, both AIM International Visiting Fellows),
- narrative analysis (Andrew Brown, University of Bath and Nic Beech, University of St Andrews, AIM Associate)
- Laclau and Mouffe's discourse analysis (Hugh Wilmott, Cardiff Business School), and
- reflexivity (Robyn Thomas, Cardiff Business School, AIM Ghoshal Fellow).
The 7th International Conference on Organizational Discourse: Identity, Ideology and Idiosyncrasy
Hosted by the Department of Culture, Organization and Management at the Vrije Universiteit (Free University), Amsterdam, this conference was designed to accommodate a wide range of papers and presentations.
As a result, there were 30 participants and the plenary speakers including René ten Bos (Radboud University, The Netherlands), Wanda J Orlikowski (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Carl Rhodes (University of Technology Sydney).
A Special Issue of the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy is in preparation and another special issue is being negotiated.