This lecture in Essex Business School’s Dean's series is presented by Professor Philip Hancock. In this talk, he explores the issues, challenges and opportunities that live performers will be facing this Christmas as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Christmas in the UK is a traditionally buoyant time for performers and entertainers of all kinds. Christmas plays and pantomimes, seasonal concerts and shows all represent a vital source of income in what is an already precarious sector of the economy. Can the Christmas spirit be found, if not via the traditional routes?
Join Professor Philip Hancock for this short lecture entitled A Covid Christmas: Festive performance during the pandemic in which he will talk about the impact of today’s ‘new normal’ on live performance during the festivities. Professor Hancock will draw on research he is carrying out to understand and address the challenges and opportunities that live performers will be facing this Christmas and beyond.
Philip Hancock is a Professor of Work and Organisation and Head of the Organisational Studies and Human Resource Management Group at Essex Business School at the University of Essex.
Philip has published widely on his research in academic peer-reviewed journals such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Work, Employment and Society, Critical Sociology and the Journal of Organizational Change Management. His work on the organisation of Christmas has been reported on by the Sunday Times, The Guardian, the BBC, ABC and a host of international news agencies and outlets.
The Dean’s Lecture Series presents the latest business research from staff at Essex Business School and practitioners working in a variety of corporate and public sector organisations. Each lecture explores key aspects of specific research fields, such as sustainability in business, financial management, social entrepreneurship.