Martin Parker

Martin Parker is Professor of Organisation and Culture at the University of Leicester School of Management. He has previously held posts at Staffordshire, Keele and Warwick universities, with a background in anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. His research and writing is an attempt to widen the scope of what can be properly covered by the business school, whether in terms of particular sorts of organisations (the circus, the worker co-op, Apollo space programme), or ways of representing organising (in art, cartoons, films etc). Martin’s recent writing has been about ‘alternative’ organisation in two senses. One is work on co-operatives, worker self-management, alternative finance and so on. The other is on different ways of thinking about what ‘organisation’ means, with writing about angels, shipping containers, art galleries, as well as a book on outlaws. He is also very interested in how academics write, and how they might cultivate new audiences for their ideas. Martin’s books include Fighting Corporate Abuse: Beyond Predatory Capitalism, and Alternative Business: Outlaws, Crime and Culture.

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