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University of Essex

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Professor Philip Hancock

Position in departmentHead of MMO Group
Staff positionProfessor of Work and Organisation
Emailphancock@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 873923
Room5S.4.16
Office hoursAutumn Term 2014/15 Tuesday 7th Oct 12.00 to 14.00 Tuesday 14th Oct 12.00 to 14.00 Tuesday 21st Oct 12.00 to 14.00 Tuesday 28th Oct 12.00 to 14.00 Tuesday 4th Nov 12.00 to 14.00 Tuesday 11th Nov 12.00 to 14.00 Tuesday 18th Nov 12.00 to 14.00 Tuesday 25th Nov 12.00 to 14.00 Wednesday 3rd Dec 10.00 to 12.00 Tuesday 9th Dec 12.00 to 14.00 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
Publications

Books

Hancock, P. & Spcier, A. (eds) (2010) Understanding Corporate Life. London: Sage.

Carr, A. & Hancock, P. (eds) (2009) Work and Organization: The Aesthetic Dimension. Boston, MA: ISCE Publishing.

Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (eds) (2009) The Management of Everyday Life. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Carr, A. & Hancock, P. (eds) (2003) Art and Aesthetics at Work. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (2001) Work, Postmodernism and Organization: A Crtical Introduction. London: Sage.

Hancock, P. et al. (2000) The Body, Culture and Society. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Encyclopedia and Handbook Entries

Hancock, P. (2011) 'Aesthetics'. In, Key Concepts in Critical Managment Studies (eds) M. Tadajewski, P. Maclaran, E. Parsons, & M. Parker. London: Sage. Pp. 11-15.

Hancock, P. (2011) 'Dialectics'. In, Key Concepts in Critical Managment Studies (eds) M. Tadajewski, P. Maclaran, E. Parsons, & M. Parker. London: Sage. Pp. 100 - 104.

Hancock, P. (2008) 'Functionalism'. In, International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, (eds) S. Clegg & J.R. Bailey. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hancock, P. (2008) 'Communicative Action'. In, International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, (eds) S. Clegg & J.R. Bailey. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hancock, P. (2006) 'Organisation'. In,  The Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, (eds) A. Harrington, B. Marshall and H-P Miller. London: Routledge. Pp. 408-411.

Hancock, P. (2006) 'Bureaucracy'. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, (eds) A. Harrington, B. Marshall and H-P Miller. London: Routledge. Pp. 40-42.

Hancock, P. (2006) 'Organisation Studies'. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, (eds) A. Harrington, B. Marshall and H-P Miller. London: Routledge. Pp. 411-412.

Chapters in Books

Hancock, P. (2011) 'Organizational Change: The Aesthetic Dimension'. In, The Routledge Companion to Organzational Change (eds) D. Boje, B. Burnes and J. Hassard. London: Routledge. Pp. 521 - 534.

Hancock, P. (2009) 'Aesthetics and Aestheticization'. In, Understanding Corporate Life, (eds) P.Hancock and A. Spicer. London: Sage. Pp. 46-63.

Hancock, P., Williams, S. and Boden, S. (2009)  'Managing Sleep? The Colonization of Everyday/ Night Life'. In, The Management of Everyday Life, (eds) P. Hancock & M. Tyler. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Pp. 74-91.

Hancock, P. (2009) 'Management and Colonization in Everyday Life'. In, The Management of Everyday Life, (eds) P. Hancock & M. Tyler. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Pp 1-20.

Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (2007) 'It's All Too Beautiful: Emotion and Organization in the Aesthetic Economy'. The Emotional Organization: Passions and Power. (ed.) S. Fineman. Oxford: Blackwell. Pp. 202-217.

Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (2005) 'Emotion at Work'. In, Contemporary Human Resource Management (eds) T. Redman and A. Wilkinson. London: Prentice Hall. Pp. 450-472.

Hancock, P. (2003) 'Beautiful Untrue Things - Aestheticizing the Corporate Culture Industry'. Art and Aesthetics at Work. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Pp. 174-194.

Hancock, P. & Carr, A. (2003) 'Critical Engagements with Aesthetics at Work: An Introduction'. Art and Aesthetics at Work. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Pp. 135-137.

Carr, A. & Hancock, P. (2003) 'Art and Aesthetics as a Way of Knowing Organization: An Introduction'. Art and Aesthetics at Work. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Pp.  3-6.

Hancock, P. & Carr, A.(2003) ' Work as an Aesthetically Ordered Activity: An Introduction'. Art and Aesthetics at Work. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Pp. 67-69.

Tyler, M. & Hancock, P. (2001)'Flight Attendants and the Management Of Gendered Organizational Bodies'. Constructing Gendered Bodies. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (2000) 'The Working Body'. The Body, Culture and Society: An Introduction, In P. Hancock, B. Hughes, E. Jagger, K. Paterson, R. Russell, E. Tulle-Winton and M. Tyler. Milton Keynes: OU Press. Pp. 84-99.

Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (2000) 'The Look of Love: Gender and The Organization of Aesthetics'. Body and Organization, eds J. Hassard, R. Holliday and H. Willmott. London: Sage. Pp. 108-129.

Hancock, P. (2000) 'The Metaphysics of Motivation. Jean Baudrillard: Volumes 1 - 4'. Ed. M. Gane. London: Sage.

Journal Articles

Hancock, P. (2013) '"Being Santa Claus": The Pursuit of Recognition in Interactive Service Work'. Work, Employment and Society 27(6): 1004 - 1020.

Hancock, P. and Rehn, A. (2011) 'Organizing Christmas: An Editorial'. Organization 18(6): 737- 745.

Hancock, P. and Jewkes, Y. (2011) 'Architecture and Aesthetics: The Spatial Pains of Imprisonment'. Punishment and Society 13(5): 611 – 628.

Hancock, P. and Spicer, A. (2011) 'Academic Architecture and the Constitution of the New Model Worker'. Culture and Organization 17(2): 91- 105.

Chugh, S. and Hancock, P. (2009) 'Networks of Aestheticization: The Architecture, Artefacts and Embodiment of Hairdressing Salons. Work, Employment And Society 23(3): 460-476.

Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (2008) Beyond the Confines: Managerial Colonization and the Everyday. Critical Sociology 34(1): 29-49.

Hancock, P. (2008) 'Cultures of Sleep: Organization and the Lure of Dormancy'. Culture and Organization 14(4): 411-424.

Hancock, P. (2008) ' Fear and (self) Loathing in Coleridge Close: Mnagamne tin Crisis in the 1970s Sitcom', Organization 15(5): 685-703.

Hancock, P. (2008) 'Embodied Generosity and an Ethics of Organization'. Organization Studies 10(29): 1357-1373.

Zhang, Z., Spicer, A. & Hancock, P. (2008) 'Tales of Hyper-Organizational Space: The Work of JG Ballard'. Organization 15(6): 889-910.

Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (2007) 'Un-doing Gender and the Aesthetics of Organizational Performance'. Gender, Work And Organization 14(6): 512-533.

Hancock, P. (2007) 'The Iron Rose: Mackintosh and the Psychodynamics of Organizational Design'. Tamara 6(1): 83-105.

Carr, A. & Hancock, P. (2006) 'Another Time, Another Place: Space and Time in Organization Studies'. Tamara 5(3): 89-93.

Hancock, P. (2006) 'The Spatial and Temporal Mediation of Social Change'. Journal of Organizational Change Management 19(5): 619-639.

Carr, A. & Hancock, P. (2006) 'Space and Time in Organizational Change Management'. Journal of Organizational Change Management 19(5): 545-557.

Cohen, L., Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (2006) 'Beyond the Scope of the Possible: Art, Photography and Organisational Abjection'. Culture and Organization 12(2): 109-125.

Hancock, P. (2005) 'Uncovering the Semiotic in Organizational Aesthetics'. Organization 12(1): 29-50.

Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (2005) 'Gibson Burrell: Diabolical Architect'. The Sociological Review, 53(1): 46-62.

Hancock, P. & Tyler, M. (2004) "MOT Your Life": Critical Management Studies and the Management of Everyday Life'. Human Relations 57(5): 619-645.

Hancock, P. (2002) 'Aestheticizing the World of Organization: Creating Beautiful Untrue Things'. Tamara 2 (1): 91-105.

Hancock, P. & Tyler, M.(2001) 'Organizational Subjectivity and The Dialectic of Self-Consciousness'. Organization 8(4): 565-585.

Hancock, P. (1999) 'Baudrillard and the Metaphysics of Motivation: A Reappraisal of Corporate Culturalism in the Light of the Work and Ideas of Jean Baudrillard'. Journal Of Management Studies 36(2): 145-165.

Hancock, P. (1997) 'Citizenship or Vassalage? Organizational Membership in the Age of Unreason'. Organization 4(1): 93-111.

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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