Business and Society [2008-2010]

From 2008 to 2010


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Theme 2008/09: "The Moral Economy?"

The Cambridge Business and Society Research Group aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers investigating the cultures of capitalism and the social and ethical dimensions of organizations, business, and economics.

The increasing spread of market logics into social life has heightened the importance of the University in investigating the knowledge-practices, legal forms, historical trajectories, contestations, and impacts involved. Pressing challenges such as climate change, ongoing inequalities within and between nations, and the role of corporations within democratic polities, have made paradigms, concepts, and methods from the humanities and the social sciences of increasing relevance for studying the interactions between the commercial, political, and civil spheres. The rising material aspirations of citizens worldwide, the currently unfolding global credit crisis, inflating commodity and food prices, and the urgency of addressing the environmental footprint of “developed” country consumption patterns, has put a new focus on bringing areas which usually remain within the traditional domain of business studies and economics, into fruitful dialogue with the wider humanities, sciences, and social sciences. In order to facilitate disciplinary innovation in dealing with these issues the group will offer a venue for researchers from across Cambridge University to meet regularly, exchange views and present and discuss aspects of their work. 

Academic year 2008/09, questions around the theme "The Moral Economy?"

Format for Sessions
Activities
Research meetings 

 

Theme 2009-10: Worth, Value and Valuation

The Cambridge Business and Society Research Group aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers investigating the cultures of capitalism and the social and ethical dimensions of organizations, business, and economics.

The increasing spread of market logics into social life has heightened the importance of the University in investigating the knowledge-practices, legal forms, historical trajectories, contestations, and impacts involved. Pressing challenges such as climate change, ongoing inequalities within and between nations, and the role of corporations within democratic polities, have made paradigms, concepts, and methods from the humanities and the social sciences of increasing relevance for studying the interactions between the commercial, political, and civil spheres. The rising material aspirations of citizens worldwide, the currently unfolding global credit crisis, inflating commodity and food prices, and the urgency of addressing the environmental footprint of “developed” country consumption patterns, has put a new focus on bringing areas which usually remain within the traditional domain of business studies and economics, into fruitful dialogue with the wider humanities, sciences, and social sciences. In order to facilitate disciplinary innovation in dealing with these issues the group will offer a venue for researchers from across Cambridge University to meet regularly, exchange views and present and discuss aspects of their work. 

Academic year 2009/10, questions around the theme "Worth, Value and Valuation"

Research meetings

We hold regular research meetings at CRASSH alternate  Wednesdays in term (2.30-4.30pm). These meetings aim at exploring questions around this year's theme "Worth, Value and Valuation" from different theoretical and disciplinary perspectives. In each session, one or two researchers make short (15 min) presentations relating to their research and the theme of the meeting. To allow for in-depth exploration of theoretical and empirical questions, we will hold both theory and topic focused meetings.  
 

One-Day workshops

One-Day workshops provide an extended forum to continue the debates from the meetings and put these debates into the context of a topical research question. Following the interdisciplinary mission of CRASSH, they also invite new participants from different disciplines as well as practitioners. 

Conveners

Conveners 

2009-10
Juliane Reinecke (Lead and Comms; Judge Business School)
Tatiana Thieme (Workshops; Geography)
Antonio Andreoni (Meetings and Workshops; Development Studies)
Mishko Hansen (Lectures; Judge Business School)
Ioanna Boulouta (Academic Debates and Film Series; Judge Business School)
Yseult Marique (Treasurer; Law)
Ivano Cardinale (Communications; Judge Business School)
Anna Kim (Judge Business School)

2008-09
Juliane Reinecke  (Lead and Communications)
Tugce Bulut          (Workshops)
Tatiana Thieme    (Workshops)
Mishko Hansen    (Lectures) 
Ioanna Boulouta  (Academic Debates and Film series)
Yseult Marique    (Treasurer)

Past events

 

Business and Society
Adam Smith and the Trajectories of Global Capitalism
20 October 2008, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Autonomy, responsibility, and the market
03 November 2008, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
1-Pierre Bourdieu & the tyranny of the market. 2- Using Bourdieu to explore educational...in Croatian H.E.
17 November 2008, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Solidary economy as an imaginary of practice in the anti-globalization movement
08 December 2008, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Business & Society Research Group
26 January 2009, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
The Financial Crisis: Past, Present & Future
29 January 2009, Judge Business School, LT1 (Trumpington St)
The Crash at CRASSH: Real and Unreal Money
30 January 2009, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Business & Society Research Group
09 February 2009, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Business & Society Research Group
23 February 2009, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Business & Society Research Group
09 March 2009, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Fair Trade: A Moral Economy?
22 May 2009, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane
Business & Poverty: Exploring the strategy and practice of corporate-led poverty alleviation initiatives
23 May 2009, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane
Philanthrocapitalism: the role of business in development.
01 June 2009, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane, Seminar room
Business & Society Research Group
28 October 2009, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane
Business & Society Research Group
11 November 2009, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane
Business & Society Research Group
25 November 2009, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane
"Crafting Markets" and "Emerging Standards Markets: Multiplicity & Reciprocal Positioning of Standards in the Sustainable Coffee Industry"
20 January 2010, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane
Use and Value: Sustaining Growth in a World of Environmental Limits
03 February 2010, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane
Business & Society Research Group
17 February 2010, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane
After Status and Contract: Room for Trust in Business/Society Relationships?
03 March 2010, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane
Value, Worth and Valuation
05 March 2010, CRASSH 17 Mill Lane
Rethinking Social Economy
07 May 2010, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge