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Professor Philip Hancock

Professor
EBS - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Professor Philip Hancock
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    +44 (0) 1206 873923

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    EBS.3.75, Colchester Campus

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    You can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911

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Biography

2009 - 2011 Associate Professor (Reader) of Organisational Behaviour, University of Warwick, UK. 2006 - 2009 Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, University of Warwick, UK. 2003 - 2006 Lecturer in Organisational 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]

  • CMgr MCMI

  • AFCIPD.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

The Colonisation of Everyday Life Through Managerial Discourse and Practice

Critical Social Theory (Marxist and Post-Marxist) and Organisation

Critical Approaches to Recognition at Work and in the Labour Market

The Uses and Abuses of Organisational Culture, Art, Aesthetics and Symbolism

The Management and Lived Experience of Organisational Space and Architecture

The Organisational and Economic Dimensions of Christmas and Other Festivities

Vintage Production, Consumption, and its Organisation

Conferences and presentations

Garcia-Rosell, JC & Hancock, P. 2016 'You Cant Eat Rudolph!Laplands Reindeer - Between Carnal Cultivation and Magical Symbolism'.Submission toThe 34th Standing Conference on Organizational SymbolismThe Animal, University of Upsalla, Sweden.

Hancock, P. (2016) 'A Necessary Invention: Christmas, Work and Organization'. Paper presented to the Hull University Business School Seminar Series, Hull University, UK.

Hancock, P & Tyler, M. (2015) 'Recognition and Meaning at Work'. Paper presented to WORK:2015, Turku School of Economics, Turku, Finland.

Hancock, P. (2015) Purity and Abjection in the Christmas Arctic. Paper presented to the MTI Seminar Series, University of Lapland, Finland.

Hancock, P. (2015) Organizing Christmas. Guest Lecture presented at Newcastle University Business School, University of Newcastle, UK.

Hancock, P. (2015) Zat You Santa Claus? Becoming the Biggest Brand in the World. Paper presented to Business, Marketing and Management Research Seminar Series, Bangor Business School, Bangor University, UK.

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) Its 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. (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) 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. (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., 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. (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) Were 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. & 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. (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. (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. (2001) Documenting Corporate Aesthetics. Paper presented to the ESRC Critical Management Studies Research Seminar on New Organizational Thinking, Manchester, UK

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. (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. 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.

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

Teaching and supervision

  • International Environment of Business (BE468)

  • Independent Study Project: Management/Marketing (BE938)

  • Philosophy of Management and Accounting (BE952)

Publications

Journal articles (29)

Duffy, K., Hancock, P. and Tyler, M., (2017). Still Red Hot? Postfeminism and Gender Subjectivity in the Airline Industry. Gender, Work and Organization. 24 (3), 260-273

Hancock, P., (2016). Recognition and the moral taint of sexuality: Threat, masculinity and Santa Claus. Human Relations. 69 (2), 461-481

Cutcher, L., Dale, K., Hancock, P. and Tyler, M., (2016). Spaces and places of remembering and commemoration. Organization. 23 (1), 3-9

Bartunek, JM. and Hancock, P., (2016). A Christmas Carol: A Reflection on Organization, Society, and the Socioeconomics of the Festive Season. Academy of Management Review. 41 (4), 755-765

Hancock, P., Sullivan, K. and Tyler, M., (2015). A Touch Too Much: Negotiating Masculinity, Propriety and Proximity in Intimate Labour. Organization Studies. 36 (12), 1715-1739

Hancock, P., (2013). ‘Being Santa Claus’: the pursuit of recognition in interactive service work. Work, employment and society. 27 (6), 1004-1020

Hancock, PG., (2013). 'Being Santa Claus': the pursuit of recognition in interactive service work. Work, Employment & Society. 27 (6), 1001-1020

Hancock, P. and Jewkes, Y., (2011). Architectures of incarceration: The spatial pains of imprisonment. Punishment & Society. 13 (5), 611-629

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

Hancock, P. and Spicer, A., (2011). Academic architecture and the constitution of the new model worker. Culture and Organization. 17 (2), 91-105

Hancock, PG. and Rehn, A., (2011). Organizing Christmas: an editorial. Organization. 18 (6), 737-745

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

(2009). Call for Papers—Special Issue on Organizing Christmas and Beyond. Organization. 16 (5), 775-775

Hancock, P., (2009). Introduction. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR EVANGELISCHE ETHIK. 58 (1), 1-9

Zhongyuan Zhang, Spicer, A. and Hancock, P., (2008). Hyper-Organizational Space in the Work of J. G. Ballard. Organization. 15 (6), 889-910

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

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

Hancock, P. and Tyler, M., (2008). Beyond the Confines: Management, 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). Critical Management Studies: An Introduction. Critical Sociology. 34 (1), 9-14

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

Carr, AN. and Hancock, P., (2006). Space and time in organizational change management. Journal of Organizational Change Management. 19 (5), 545-557

Hancock, P., (2006). The spatial and temporal mediation of social change. Journal of Organizational Change Management. 19 (5), 619-639

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

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

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

Hancock, P. and Tyler, M., (2001). Managing Subjectivity and the Dialectic of Self-Consciousness: Hegel and Organization Theory. 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), 166-175

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

Books (5)

hancock, the Management of everyday life. Palgrave

Hancock, P. and Spicer, A., (2009). Understanding corporate life: The warwick organisation theory network. SAGE. 1412923832. 9781446213995

Carr, A. and Hancock, PG., (2009). Work and Organization: The Aesthetic Dimension. ISCE Publishing

Carr, A. and Hancock, P., (2003). Preface. Springer. 0230554644. 9780230554641

Hancock, P. and Tyler, M., (2001). Work, Postmodernism and Organization A Critical Introduction. SAGE. 1847876463. 9781847876461

Book chapters (11)

Hancock, PG. and Tyler, M., (2018). Make Do and Mend? Working Postfeminism and Vintage. In: Postfeminism and Organization. Editors: Lewis, P., Benschop, Y. and Simpson, Y., . Routledge. 181- 196

Hancock, PG., (2011). Aesthetics. In: Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies. Editors: Tadajewski, M., Maclaran, P., Parsons, E. and Parker, M., . Sage Publications Ltd. 11- 15. 9781849205696

Hancock, PG., (2011). Dialectics. In: Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies. Editors: Tadajewski, M., Maclaran, P., Parsons, E. and Parker, M., . Sage Publications Ltd. 100- 104. 9781849205696

Hancock, PG., (2011). Organizational Change: The Aesthetic Dimension. In: The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change. Editors: Boje, D., Burnes, B. and Hassard, J., . Routledge. 521- 534. 9780415556453

Hancock, PG., (2009). Aesthetics and Aestheticization. In: Understanding Corporate Life. Editors: Hancock, PG. and Spicer, A., . Sage Publications Ltd. 46- 63. 9781446213995

Hancock, PG., (2009). Management and Colonization in Everyday Life. In: The Management of Everyday Life. Editors: Hancock, PG. and Tyler, M., . Palgrave Macmillan. 1- 20. 9780230524798

Hancock, PG., Williams, S. and Boden, S., (2009). Managing Sleep? The Colonization of Everyday/Night Life. In: The Management of Everyday Life. Editors: Hancock, PG. and Tyler, M., . Palgrave Macmillan. 74- 91. 0230524796

Hancock, PG., (2008). Functionalism. In: International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. Editors: Clegg, SR. and Bailey, JR., . Sage. 529- 531. 9781412915151

Hancock, PG., (2008). Communicative Action. In: International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. Editors: Clegg, SR. and Bailey, JR., . Sage. 9781412915151

Hancock, PG. and Tyler, M., (2008). Emotion at Work. In: Contemporary Human Resource Management. Editors: Redman, T. and Wilkinson, A., . FT/Prentice Hall. 472- 491. 9780273716334

Hancock, PG. and Tyler, M., (2007). It's All Too Beautiful: Emotion and Organization in the Aesthetic Economy. In: The Emotional Organization: Passions and Power. Editors: Fineman, S., . Wiley-Blackwell. 202- 217. 9781405160308

Grants and funding

2009

Affective labour at Christmas: performing Santa Claus

The British Academy

Contact

phancock@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873923

Location:

EBS.3.75, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

You can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911