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Dec 5
12:30 - 14:00
KBS Seminar Series - Long Energy Transitions and the Firm
KBS Research Seminar
Speaker: Professor Geoff Wood, University of Essex

Talk Title: Long Energy Transitions and the Firm

Synopsis: The long economic crisis has coincided with a long energy transition. The same was true with the long economic crisis of the early twentieth century. Although all nations were affected, in each cases, the consequences were uneven according to national institutional regime and associated investor ecosystems, with long term consequences for employees and other stakeholders. This presentation will explore these phenomena, and the emerging wider research agenda, which has already lead to an unprecedented joint special issue between Journal of International Business Studies and British Journal of Management, a new special issue of Academy of Management Perspectives, and potential research directions (and publication opportunities), involving the full range of research specialisations in business and management, finance, and accounting.

Speaker Biography: Professor Geoffrey Wood is Dean and Professor of International Business, at Essex Business School. Previously he was Professor of International Business at Warwick Business School, UK. He has authored/co-authored/edited sixteen books, and over one hundred and sixty articles in peer-reviewed journals. Previously he was Professor of International Business at Warwick Business School, UK. He holds honorary positions at Griffith and Monash University in Australia, and Witwatersrand and Nelson Mandela Universities in South Africa. Geoff's research interests centre on the relationship between institutional setting, corporate governance, firm finance, and firm level work and employment relations. Geoffrey Wood is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Management, Official Journal of the British Academy of Management (BAM), and is Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives, Official Journal of the Academy of Management (US). He also serves on the BAM Council. He is also Co-Editor of the Annals of Corporate Governance. He is also editor of the Chartered ABS Journal Ranking list, and International Reviewer of the ABDC Journal Guide. He has had numerous research grants, including funding councils (e.g. ESRC), government departments (e.g. US Department of Labour; UK Department of Works and Pensions), charities (e.g. Nuffield Foundation), the labour movement (e.g. the ITF) and the European Union.


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