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Life After COVID-19: Economy and Organization in Critical Times

Friday, Feb. 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Online

All our lives changed in 2020 because of something which is 120 billionths of a metre in size. Despite the death and suffering, and the clear evidence of inequalities, many of these changes were positive. We drove and flew less, bought less, walked more, cycled more and cooked at home more. The air was cleaner and our cities were quieter. We could hear the birds, and the sky was not slashed by contrails. We might have spent more time with our families or housemates, helped neighbours or joined some mutual support or volunteering group. In this sense, COVID19 was an opportunity, so what has this tiny virus taught us about creating a greener, fairer and more inclusive economy?

The Faculty of Business Administration will host Prof. Martin Parker, professor of organization studies at the University of Bristol, U.K., on Feb. 10 for a virtual presentation. Register by emailing mgulliver@mun.ca.

Prof. Parker is also the lead at the Inclusive Economy Initiative at the University of Bristol and a Distinguished Fellow of the Schumacher Institute. His recent books were Shut Down the Business School (Pluto 2018), Anarchism, Organization and Management (Routledge 2020) and Life After Covid-19 (Bristol University Press 2020). Martin’s research is focused on particular sorts of organizations, or ways of representing organizing. He also studies the philosophy of the concept ‘organization,’ and how it can be understood in relation to social justice, digitization and distribution across time and space.

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Event Listing 2023-02-10 12:30:00 2023-02-10 13:30:00 America/St_Johns Life After COVID-19: Economy and Organization in Critical Times All our lives changed in 2020 because of something which is 120 billionths of a metre in size. Despite the death and suffering, and the clear evidence of inequalities, many of these changes were positive. We drove and flew less, bought less, walked more, cycled more and cooked at home more. The air was cleaner and our cities were quieter. We could hear the birds, and the sky was not slashed by contrails. We might have spent more time with our families or housemates, helped neighbours or joined some mutual support or volunteering group. In this sense, COVID19 was an opportunity, so what has this tiny virus taught us about creating a greener, fairer and more inclusive economy? The Faculty of Business Administration will host Prof. Martin Parker, professor of organization studies at the University of Bristol, U.K., on Feb. 10 for a virtual presentation. Register by emailing mgulliver@mun.ca. Prof. Parker is also the lead at the Inclusive Economy Initiative at the University of Bristol and a Distinguished Fellow of the Schumacher Institute. His recent books were Shut Down the Business School (Pluto 2018), Anarchism, Organization and Management (Routledge 2020) and Life After Covid-19 (Bristol University Press 2020). Martin’s research is focused on particular sorts of organizations, or ways of representing organizing. He also studies the philosophy of the concept ‘organization,’ and how it can be understood in relation to social justice, digitization and distribution across time and space. Online Faculty of Business Administration