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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

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Politics

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Kamala Harris says Daunte Wright's family 'deserve answers' following the recent shooting

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Science

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As the Perseverance rover lands on Mars, there's a lot we already know about Mars from meteorites found on Earth

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Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

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Technology

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Top-tier iPad Pro could face delayed launch or limited availability due to Mini-LED shortage

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After weeks of information leaks going back and forth about Apples spring event, the tech giant has finally confirmed that a product launch is slated later this month. While the company has provided key details about the...
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