Professor of Organisational Behaviour
André Spicer is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and the founding director of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass. He is an expert in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Prior to joining Cass, André Spicer was a Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Warwick. He has also been a visiting Professor at the University of Innsbruck, University of Paris Dauphine, Lund University, the Central European University, University of St Gallen, Hanken School of Economics and the University of Sydney. Professor Spicer was educated at the University of Otago and holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne.
Professor Spicer is an award winning teacher. He has worked with students at all levels - from first year under-graduates to top level executives in large organisations. His course on corporate social responsibility is one of the most popular at Cass.
Professor Spicer has done work on organizational power and politics, organisational culture, employee identity, the creation of new organizational forms, space and architecture plays at work and leadership. His work looks at a wide range of settings including knowledge intensive firms, financial institutions, seaports, universities, libraries, media organizations, and new social movements.
He has published extensively in top scholarly journals such as Organization Science, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies. He has also published the books 'Contesting the Corporation' (Cambridge), 'Unmasking the Entrepreneur' (Edward Elgar), 'Understanding Organizations' (Sage), 'Metaphors we Lead By' (Routledge), and 'The Wellness Syndrome' (Polity). He has received research funding from the ESRC, British Academy, Handelsbanken Foundation, the Welsh Assembly, and the Higher Education Innovation fund.
He is a frequent commentator in the global media outlets such as FT, CNN, BBC, CNBC, Channel Four, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Times, Telegraph, Independent and many others. He has worked with a range of large organisations including Barclays, City of London Corporation, Skandia Old Mutual, BNY Mellon, Transport for London, IBM, Ford, UK Houses of Parliament and InterSpa (Austria). He is invited to give speeches in range of settings like the UK House of Lords, the European Commission, the Mansion House, Occupy London and at universities around the world.
PhD, MBus and BComm.
This qualitative research focuses on UK business schools, examining how business schools have portrayed their role in society through their own officially commissioned, historical narratives.
A second core aspect of Annette's research asks: how do business schools influence MBA student attitudes and mindsets about the role of business in society? In answering this question, Annette's research aims to provide a better understanding of future business leaders' mindsets about the role of business in society.
My research focuses on political dynamics in and around organizations. I have written on a range of topics including political theories of organization, politics of seaports, the transformation of public broadcasting, changing library spaces, the politics of building new institutions, and the dynamics of new media organizations