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Dr Daniel Sage BA, Wales-Aberystwyth; MA, Wales-Aberystwyth, PhD, Wales-Aberystwyth

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Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Critical management studies; organisational spaces; materialities and organisation

My first degree was in Human Geography at the University of Wales-Aberystwyth (now Aberystwyth University).  At Aberystwyth I completed my MA in Space, Place and Politics and PhD on political and cultural geographies in and around NASA. In 2008 I moved to the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, where I worked on several multi-disciplinary research projects. All of these projects involved social studies of engineering organizations. I was appointed as a Lecturer in OB/HRM in 2012.

I am broadly interested in better understanding how nonhuman agencies, geographies and identities shape and are themselves shaped within organizations and workplaces. These three related strands of inquiry have comprised studies of:

  • The agencies of nonhumans (technologies, everyday artefacts, animals) in practices of organization and work, especially within engineering and design contexts.
  • The geographies of organizations and work, specifically those of space but also place, scale, community and mobility.
  • The interface between identity differences and organizations (e.g. gendered and national).  

I have worked on these and other related themes across a wide range of individual and collaborative projects. Some of this research has been supported by major grants from the EPSRC and ESRC. Currently, I am working on a 2 year ESRC Project titled ‘Making the Zero-Carbon Home: Understanding Project-Firm Innovation in UK Housebuilding’. I am interested in developing collaborations with academics inside and outside of business schools who are also interested in better understanding, and perhaps changing, nonhuman agencies, geographies and identities, within the organizational and work practices they encounter. My theoretical interests have led me to pursue work that addresses diverse social challenges, such as resilience, sustainability and social inclusion. I welcome PhD applications both around my underpinning theoretical interests and these social challenges.