Join us for a PDW event at the Academy of Management
July 24, 2016
Academy of Management PDW: Social Practice Theory: Uncovering Large-Scale,
Systemic Risks in Financial Markets
Date/time: Saturday 6th August between 4:15-6:15pm; California D (Room), Hilton Hotel.
This Professional Development Workshop (PDW) will take forward debates about the value of sociological approaches generally and a social practice theory approach specifically to studying financial markets. The goal is to show how and why practice theoretical approaches can uncover and shed new light on issues in financial markets, for instance how they trade and manage risk. It explores the inherent risks, such as weaknesses arising from global connectivity and a reliance on industry-standards such as ‘models’, within financial markets.
Part one of the PDW focuses on advancing this research agenda through presentations from leading scholars who advocate diverse but complementary theoretical perspectives that, together, develop a compelling picture of the power of sociological approaches to explain large-scale phenomena such as the practice of markets. Part two of the PDW will involve round-table discussions followed by a concluding panel in which the emerging discussions will be woven together.
Rebecca Bednarek, Birkbeck, University of London
Paula Jarzabkowski, Cass Business School, City University London
Paul Spee, University of Queensland
Panel of Leading Scholars:
Paula Jarzabkowski, Cass Business School
Davide Nicolini, Warwick Business School
Hugh Willmott, Cass Business School
Daniel Beunza, LSE