Dr Martin BrighamLecturer
The programme and practice of contemporary governance in organised contexts:
The 'greening' of organisational change, and discourses and practices of sustainability
Managerialism and NGOs
Modernisation and public management, particularly information infrastructures
I am a member of a number of scholarly networks and professional associations:
Critical Management Studies: one of the conference organisers of the 2003 third CMS conference at Lancaster University
Academy of Management: all-academy symposium co-organiser with Bobby Banerjee, Raza Mir and Maarten van der Kamp, annual conference in Anaheim, Los Angeles in 2008
I have been a guest editor of the journal Ethics and Information Technology and an associate editor of the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management. I have published in range academic journals includung the Journal of Managment Studies, New Technology Work and Employment, Ephemera, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Ethics and Information Technology, Society and Business Review, and the Journal of Information Technology.
I am a reviewer for number of academic journals and conferences in the field of management and organisation studies including Organization, Human Relations, Management Learning, the International Journal of Management Reviews, Organization Studies and the Academy of Management.
My research is underpinned by a theoretical preoccupation with how new forms of technological, organisational and environmental value are constituted through the idea and practice of contemporary governance and how these reconfigure our understanding of organising and organisations.
This theoretical focus connects the empirical research I have conducted over the last 10 years - on public sector modernisation, partnerships and non-governmental organisations, and corporate reporting of environmental sustainability.
For my doctorate at Warwick Business School, I researched the programmatic deployment of a mobile information infrastructure at a UK fire service. I am currently revisiting the fire service a decade after the initial research to follow the securitisation of public sector management through a national information management project.
I have a recent interest in the management of global development and NGOs through the governmentalisation of management. Particularly evidence-based forms of evaluation and inter-organisational partnerships.
An interest in the natural environment and, specifically, governance through sustainability, but also the genealogy of the natural environment and practices for reporting sustainability in corporate contexts.
I am interested in supervising doctoral students in these three research areas.
Masters, University of Warwick
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Doctorate, University of Warwick
Funded Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
ESRC Seminar Series on Corporate Social Responsibility
Co-applicant for ESRC seminar series: 'Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): When Worlds Collide: Contested Paradigms of Corporate Responsibility', £18,000.
Co-applicant for The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW): Seminar Series: 'Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): When Worlds Collide: Contested Paradigms of Corporate Responsibility', £3,000.
Other consortium partners were: Professor Paul Palmer, CASS Business School, City University; Alan Murray, Sheffield University Management School; Dr Rob Melville, CASS business school, City University; Dr Kathryn Haynes, York Management School; and Richard Spencer, Corporate Responsibility Manager of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
The series will begin in the Autumn of 2008 at the British Library in London and run for 18 months, with further seminars at Lancaster, York, St Andrews, the ICAEW and Cass. For more information: http://www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/news/15028/esrc-seminar-series-on-csr/
Governance and Accounting for Sustainability
The Prince's Trust Accounting for Sustainability Project during 2009-10. Funded by the Prince's Trust and the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB). Research projects led by Professor Anthony Hopwood, Oxford University and Jeffrey Unerman, Royal Holloway, University of London. Presentation of findings with David Otley and Vicky Kiosse at HRH's The Prince of Wales' Accounting for Sustainability Forum Annual Meeting at St. James' Palace, London, on 17 December 2009. For more information: http://www.accountingforsustainability.org/home/
BA (Hons) (Lancaster), MA (Warwick), PhD (Warwick)
I teach across a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience programmes:
OWT.230 Management and Environments: Contributing lecturer
MNGT321 Management in the Twenty-First Century: Contributing lecturer and tutor
MA Human Resource and Knowledge Management: Specialist departmental master's programme
Knowledge Management II: Contributing lecturer
MBA: Two core modules on the Lancaster MBA programme.
Organisational Behaviour: Contributing lecturer
Global Society and Responsible Management: Convenor and lecturer
International Masters in Practising Management (IMPM): Masters programme provided by a partnership of Lancaster University in the UK, McGill Univeristy in Canada, the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, Renmin University of China and EBAPE FGV-Rio in Brazil.
I have supervised major papers/dissertations for participants from the International Federation of the Red Cross based in the Indian sub-continent and East Africa. Tutored participants from Aids Allaince from western and eastern Europe, southern and western Africa, South America and Asia. Currently, I am the tutor for participants from the Kenya Red Cross.
I currently supervise two doctoral students: Maarten van der Kamp is researching organic food standards (supervised with Professor Elizabeth Shove from the Department of Sociology), and Alison Stowell (with Professor Lucas Introna) is researching the impact of e-waste since the EU WEEE Directive. Previously, I supervised Simon Burnett's (with Dr Colin Brown, 2009) doctorate on the cultural trajectory of happiness.
Mondays 12-1pm term time or by appointment
Departmental PQR Coordinator
Until September 2009:
Steering Group Committee Member: Lancaster MBA
Steering Group Committee Member: MSc Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change
Departmental Undergraduate Teaching Committee
Member of the Centre for the Study of Technology and Organisation
From 2005-2008 I convened the departmental research seminar series
Hybridity, consulting and e-development in the making: inscribing new practices of impact assessment and value management
Brigham, M., Hayes, N. 1/04/2013 In: Information Technology for Development. 19, 2, p. 112-132. 21 p.
'One Aviva, Twice the Value': Connecting Sustainability at Aviva PLC
Brigham, M., Kiosse, P., Otley, D. 2010 In: Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights. Oxford : Earthscan ISBN: 1849710678.
The global reordering of managerialism
Brigham, M., Costea, B. 2010 In: 26th European Group for Organisation Studies Colloquium (Lisbon) - 2010. N/A : unknown
One Aviva, twice the value: connecting sustainability at Aviva plc
Brigham, M., Kiosse, P., Otley, D.T. 2009 In: ICAEW Accounting for Sustainability Conference (London) - 2009. N/A : unknown
Organizing technology:of hospitality
Brigham, M., Introna, L. 2009 In: Bricolage, Care and Information Systems. London : Palgrave p. 276-304. 29 p. ISBN: 0230220738.
E-government, modernisation and mobile data: a decade of the VMDS
Brigham, M. 2008 In: UK Fire Service Annual Research Conference (UK) - 2008. N/A : unknown
Non governmental organisations, resistance movements and civil society actors: a critical alternative
Brigham, M. 2008 In: Academy of Management (AoM): The Questions We Ask (Los Angeles) - 2008. N/A : unknown
Derrida, hospitality and virtual community
Introna, L., Brigham, M. 2008 In: Derrida, Business, Ethics (Leicester) - 2008. N/A : unknown
Community and virtual strangers
Introna, L., Brigham, M. 2008 In: Phenomenology, Organisation, and Technology. Lisbon : Universidade Católica Editora and POT Books p. 281-294. 14 p. ISBN: 9725401352.
Strategy as hospitality, bricolage and enframing: lessons from the identities and trajectories of information technologies
Brigham, M., Introna, L. 2007 In: Information Management: Setting the Scene. London, New York and Amsterdam : Elsevier p. 161-172. 12 p. ISBN: 9780080463261.
The utility of social obligations in the UK energy industry
Sharratt, D., Brigham, B.H., Brigham, M. 2007 In: Journal of Management Studies. 44, 8, p. 1503-1522. 20 p.
Reconsidering community and the stranger in the age of virtuality
Introna, L., Brigham, M. 2007 In: Society and Business Review. 2, 2, p. 166-178. 13 p.
Invoking politics and ethics in the design of information technology
Brigham, M., Introna, L. 2007 In: Ethics and Information Technology. 9, 1, p. 1-10. 10 p.
Hospitality, improvisation and Gestell: a phenomenology of mobile information
Brigham, M., Introna, L. 2006 In: Journal of Information Technology. 21, p. 140-153. 14 p.
At the bleedin'' edge: managing on the move, ambivalence and the provision of UK fire services
Brigham, M. 2006 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Hospitality, improvisation and Gestell: Hosting a vehicle mounted data system (VMDS) in the fire service
Brigham, M., Introna, L. 2006 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Mobility in formation and the mobility of information: translating infrastructures of organising in the provision of UK Fire Services
Brigham, M. 2005 In: International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management. 5, 9, p. 157-166. 10 p.
The becoming of organization and the organization of becoming
Brigham, M. 2005 In: Thinking Organization. London and New York : Routledge p. 218-246. 29 p. ISBN: 0415333644.
Virtual objects and the study of organisations
Brigham, M. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Life enhancement now, now, now
Brigham, M. 2001 In: Ephemera: Critical Dialogues on Organization. 1, 4, p. 374-394. 21 p.
E-mail, power and the constitution of organisational reality
Brigham, M., Corbett, M. 2000 In: Technology, Organisations and Innovation: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management. London and New York : Routledge p. 73. 73 p. ISBN: 0-415-20394-5.
Virtual organizing, virtual worlds: an ethnography of (actor-net)working
Brigham, M., Corbett, M. 2000 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Making sense of telebanking information systems: the role of organisational back-ups
Patriotta, G., Faia-Correie, M., Corbett, M., Brigham, M. 1999 In: Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 8, 2, p. 143-156. 14 p.
E-mail, power and the constitution of organisational reality
Brigham, M., Corbett, M. 1997 In: New Technology, Work and Employment. 12, 1, p. 25-35. 11 p.
Martin Brigham supervises 1 research student in total. Those who have a profile on the University website are listed below: