We are the Centre for Work, Organisation and Society
The Centre for Work, Organisation and Society (CWOS) is a leading centre for innovative and critical thinking about different aspects of the relationship between work, organisations and society.
Based at Essex Business School, we're a hub of interdisciplinary research with scholars drawing on ideas from the humanities and social sciences, and enriching study of management, marketing and organisations through bringing in perspectives from disciplines such as cultural studies, history, literary theory, philosophy and sociology.
We produce critical, social science research in areas such as:
contemporary working lives and those organisational practices that both enable and constrain them
methods and strategies applied to the research of work and its organisation
the complex and dynamic nature of contemporary society and, within it, the broadly understood processes of organising
the relationship between work, organisation and society
Visit our event calendar
Essex Business School run regular seminars, lectures and events. We invite many guest lecturers and City practitioners to speak. Visit our department's event calendar and discover our series of upcoming events.