Dr Damian O'Doherty

Senior Lecturer

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Biography

Damian graduated from the University of Warwick in 1991 with a Masters degree in Industrial Relations. He was employed from 1991 as a lecturer in Human Resource Management in the Business School at DeMontfort University before joining the Organizational Analysis Group in The Manchester School of Management, UMIST in October 1999. Damian has written and published in the areas of human resource management, organization theory, and labour process analysis. He is currently working on papers concerned with the question of speed in organization, David Lynch and new organized 'hauntologies', 'motorvation', radical forms of pedagogy in organization, and a paper which addresses the question of new developments in organization theory. Damian hosts a working postructuralism reading group in the School, which provides a forum for academics to read and discuss the work of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Bataille, Foucault, Derrida, and Deleuxe and Guattari, and their relevance for questions of management and organization. Future developments include work on issues around sloth, ennui, and psychosis in organization, and has a growing interest in reflexity in organization analysis.

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Various undergraduate and postgraduate module leadership and teaching responsibilities. Currently teaching a final year undergraduate module called 'Work, Industry and Society', which introduces students to advanced developments in radical existential and post-existential continental philosophy. These subjects open up work organization to a complex series of political and social dynamics in ways that encourage us to think how practice in management and organization might be developed and revitalised. He is also currently supervising one full-time ESRC funded doctoral student who is looking into post-structural theory and its applications in voluntary sector organizations.

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