Alessandro Niccolò joined Cass in September 2015 as a PhD student.
His work explores the political dimension of organisation studies. More precisely, he focuses on the reproduction of neoliberalism within and through organisations.
He is also involved in the ETHOS group of Cass Business School.
As such, his research falls within organisational theory and his interests revolve around Political Corporate Social Responsibility, economic sociology, and critical discourse analysis.
He also has experience as head of the research department of a Bruxelles-based think tank.
Supervisors: Sebastien Mena and Hugh Willmott
English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review), French (can read, speak and understand spoken), Italian (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review) and Spanish; Castilian (can read, speak and understand spoken).
Sep 2015 – Oct 2019
This work aims at studying the political dimension of organisations from a discursive perspective. When do alternative ways of organising fail to arise? The thesis will be structured in three papers: the first, conceptual, lays down the theoretical setting. The second and third go a step further and approach the case of interns in Brussels, focusing on precariousness, competition and hope.