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Professor Philip Hancock

Position in departmentDeputy Director (Education) & Head of MMO Group
Staff positionProfessor of Work and Organisation
Emailphancock@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 873923
Room5S.4.16
Office hoursAutumn Term 2013/14 Wednesday 9th Oct 10am to 12noon Wednesday 16th Oct 10am to 12noon; Wednesday 23rd Oct 10am to 12noon; Wednesday 30th Oct 10am to 12noon; Wednesday 6th Nov 10am to 12noon; Wednesday 13th Nov 10am to 12noon; Tuesday 19th Nov 10am to 12noon; Wednesday 27th Nov 10am to 12noon; Wednesday 4th Dec 10am to 12noon; Wednesday 11th Dec 10am to 12noon; If you need to see me outside of these times, please email me: phancock@essex.ac.uk
Biography

Previous Academic Employment

  • 2009 - 2011 Associate Professor (Reader) of Organizational Behaviour, University of Warwick, UK.
  • 2006 - 2009 Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, University of Warwick, UK.
  • 2003 - 2006 Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour, University of Warwick, UK. 
  • 1997 - 2003 Lecturer in Philosophy of the Social Sciences/Sociology, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.
  • 1995 - 1997 Lecturer in Social and Cultural Studies, University College Scarborough, UK.
Qualifications

BA (Hons) [CNAA],PGDip [Derby], MA [Warwick], PGCPCE(HE) [Warwick], PhD [Keele]

Research interests

  • Neo-Marxian and Critical Management Studies
  • Organization and Critical Social Theory
  • The Management of Organizational Space and Architecture
  • The Organizational and Economic Dimensions of Christmas and Other Festivities 
  • Organizational Culture, Art, Aesthetics and Symbolism
  • Management Colonisation of Everyday Life
  • Vintage Consumption and its Organisation
PublicationsLink to publications for Philip Hancock
Conferences/presentations

Conference Papers

Hancock, P. (2013) 'Father Christmas Do Not Touch Me: Recognition, Work and Sexuality'. Paper presented to the Work, Employment and Society Conference, Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK. 

Hancock, P. (2011) 'The Greatest Story Ever Sold: Transfiguration and the Santa Claus Labour Process'. Paper presented to The Standing Conference on Management and Organizational Inquiry, Philadelphia, USA.

Hancock, P. (2010) ‘“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” – Visual Narratives and the Organizational Nexus’. Paper  presented to SCOS XXIIX ‘Vision’, Lille, France.

Hancock, P. 7 Spicer, A. (2009) ‘Organizing Places of Learning: Pedagogical Space and the New Spirit’. Paper presented to The Standing Conference on Management and Organizational Inquiry, Orlando, USA.

Hancock, P. (2008) ‘Organizing Christmas: Bringing JOY to the World’. Paper presented to Organizing Christmas: A Festive Symposium, Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK.

Hancock, P. & Spicer, A. (2008) ‘Creating an Image of Business in the New Library'. Paper presented to Imagining Business: Reflecting On The Visual Power Of Management, Organizing and Governing Practices, Said Business School, Oxford, UK.

Hancock, P. (2008) ‘Architecture, Design, and the Constitution of the New Model Worker'. Paper presented to the Workshop on Architecture and Social Architecture: Disturbing Notions of Structure in Organizations, Brussels, Belgium

Hancock, P., Williams, S., Boden, S. and Tyler, M. (2007)  ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go': Sleep, Organization and the Everyday’. Paper presented to the 23rd EGOS Colloquium 'Beyond Waltz - Dances of Individuals and Organization, Vienna, Austria.

Hancock, P. and Tyler, M. (2007) ‘“One Iron In The Fire?” Posters, Popular Media and Organization’. Paper presented to Aesthesis and Organizations in the Popular Media, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (2006) ‘Mass Mediated Managerialism and the Colonization of the Everyday’. Paper presented to the 22nd EGOS Colloquium "The Organizing Society, Bergen, Norway.

Hancock, P. (2006) ‘The Organisation of Aesthetics in an Aesthetic Economy’. Paper presented to the 3rd Art of Management and Organisation Conference, Akademia Pedagogiczna, Krakow, Poland.

Hancock, P. (2005) ‘Fear and (Self)Loathing in Coleridge Close: Management in Crisis in the 1970's Sitcom’. Paper presented to Towards a Cultural Studies of Organisation Conference, Leicester, UK

Hancock, P. (2005) ‘The Aesthetic Mediation of Organizational Space-Time?: A Critical Semiotic’. Paper presented to the 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference, Cambridge, UK

Hancock, P. and Tyler, M. (2005) ‘Women, Managerial Knowledge and Change Management: A Critique Based on Simone de Beauvoir’. Paper presented to the 5th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, Rhodes, Greece.

Hancock, P. (2004) ‘The Iron Rose: Mackintosh and the Psychodynamics of Organizational Design’. Paper presented to the 2nd Art of Management and Organization Conference, ESCP-EAP European School of Management, Paris, France.

Cohen, L., Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (2004) ‘The Office in Focus: Aesthetics, Photography and Organizational Abjection’. Paper presented to the 2nd Art of Management and Organization Conference, ESCP-EAP European School of Management, Paris, France.

Hancock, P. (2004) ‘Phenomenology and the Embodiment of Ethics’. Paper presented to the 2nd Art of Management and Organization Conference, ESCP-EAP European School of Management, Paris, France.

Hancock, P. (2003) ‘ Embodied Ethics and Organizational Intersubjectivity’. Paper presented to The Aesthetics, Art and Management : Towards New Fields of Flow Second EIASM Workshop on Aesthetics ad Organization, Nice, France.

Hancock, P. and Tyler, M. (2003) ‘The Tyranny of Corporate Slenderness: Understanding Organizations Anorexically’. Paper presented to SOCS XXI: ‘Organizational Wellness’, Cambridge, UK, July.

Hancock, P. (1999) ‘The Management of Everyday Life’. Paper presented to the 1st International Critical Management Studies Conference, Manchester, UK

Hancock, P. and Tyler, M. (1998) ‘The Look of Love: Gender, Work and Organization of Aesthetics’. Paper presented to the 16th International Labour Process Conference, Manchester, UK.

Hancock, P. and Tyler, M. (1998) ‘Flight Attendants and The Management of Gendered “Organizational Bodies”’. Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the British Sociological Association, Edinburgh, UK.

Hancock, P. and Tyler, M. (1997) ‘Managing Subjectivity and The Dialectic of Self-Consciousness: Hegel and Organizational Theory’. Paper presented to the 1st International Organization Conference on Modes of Organizing, Warwick, UK.

Hancock, P. (1995) ‘Modernity/Postmodernity: Power and the Human Resource Complicity’. Paper presented to the 2nd European Conference for Sociology, Budapest, Hungary.

Hancock, P. (1995) ‘Citizenship or Vassalage? Organizational Life and the New Middle Ages’. Paper presented to the Ideas of Community Conference, Bristol, UK.

Hancock, P. and Webb, S. (1995) ‘Labour Process Theory as the Politics of Paradox’. Paper presented to the EGOS 12th Colloquium, Istanbul, Turkey.

Hancock, P. and Webb, S. (1995) ‘Textures of Human Resource Management or ‘How To Play Pinball With a Bouncer and a Geisha Girl’’. Paper presented to the 13th International Labour Process Conference, Blackpool, UK.

Invited Seminar Presentations

Hancock, P. (2009) ‘Christmas as Organizational Nexus’. Paper presented to the ARCIO Seminar Series, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

Hancock, P. (2009) ‘Organizing Christmas: Bringing JOY to the World’. Paper presented to the Essex Management Centre Seminar Series, University of Essex, UK.

Hancock, P. (2008) ‘The Sleeper Awakes: Organization, Consumption and the Value of Sleep’. Paper presented to the Centre for Culture, Organisation and Markets Seminar Series, Keele University, UK.

Hancock, P. (2007) ‘The Sleeper Awakes: Organization and the Value of Sleep’. Paper presented to the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies Seminar Series, University of Sydney, Australia.

Hancock, P. (2007) ‘We’re Definitely Not in Cambuslang Anymore: AKA – Shona Comes to Babel’. Paper presented to the Leicester Management School Seminar Series, University of Leicester, UK.

Hancock, P. (2006) ‘Sleep, Work and Organization’. Paper presented to the ESRC Sleep and Society Seminar Series, University of Warwick, UK.

Hancock, P. (2006) ‘Management of Everyday Life’. Paper presented to the Reflecting on Organisation Theory Seminar Series, University of Lancaster, UK.

Hancock, P. (2001) ‘Documenting Corporate Aesthetics’. Paper presented to the ESRC Critical Management Studies Research Seminar on New Organizational Thinking, Manchester, UK

Hancock, P. and Tyler, M. (1998) ‘Creating Heavenly Bodies: Corporeal Management of the Female Flight Attendant’. Paper presented to the University of Portsmouth Gender in Employment Research Group Seminar, Portsmouth, UK.

Hancock, P. (1994) ‘The Critical Realism of Roy Bhaskar’. Presented to The University of Derby Social Sciences Research Seminar Series, Derby, UK, 

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