“RRBM Webinar: Doing Meaningful Research: Traps and Tricks”

Speaker: Professor Mats Alvesson



Thursday, 22nd of October at 9AM (Eastern) / 3PM (Central European) / 6.30PM (Delhi)


This research webinar is aimed at PhD students and early-career scholars interested in conducting meaningful research. There are many complaints about most research having little of real value to offer in terms of new ideas or important empirical studies. Research seems increasingly to be about CV and metrics improvement, becoming employ- and promotable and increasing the position legitimacy of institutions. Can we do something to change the situation, i.e. create socially and academically relevant and meaningful research? And, if so, how?

Time: The webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes with plenty of opportunity for Q&A.

Participants may want to read the following texts before the webinar:

About the speaker:

Mats Alvesson is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Lund, Sweden, at University of Queensland Business School, Australia and at Cass Business School, London. Research interests include critical theory, gender, power, management of professional service (knowledge intensive) organizations, leadership, identity, organizational image, organizational culture and symbolism, qualitative methods and philosophy of science. He has recently published Return to Meaning: A Social Science with Something to Say (Oxford University Press 2017, w Y Gabriel & R Paulsen).

Other books include:
– Reflexive Methodology (Sage 2017, w K Sköldberg),
– Reflexive Leadership (Sage 2017, w M Blom & S Sveningsson),
– The Stupidity Paradox (Profile 2016, w André Spicer),
– Managerial Lives (Cambridge University Press 2016, w Stefan Sveningsson),
– The Triumph of Emptiness (Oxford University Press 2013),
– Qualitative Research and Theory Development (Sage 2011, with Dan Kärreman),
– Constructing Research Questions. (Sage 2013, w J Sandberg).

Prof. Alvesson is a co-founder of the Responsible Research in Business and Management network (www.rrbm.network).