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Organizational Risk, Resilience and Reliability

G08 University House (Birmingham Business School)
Wednesday 6th June 2018 (12:30-17:00)
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Please contact Dr Mark Hall at to regsiter or for further information.

The Birmingham Business School’s Organizational Risk, reliability and Resilience (R3) research cluster present their Second Research Seminar.

Contemporary organizations must balance a myriad of risks in often competitive and uncertain environments. Reliability and resilience theories reject prescriptive solutions to these challenges and instead offers a more holistic lens that illuminates the individual, group and systemic variables that influence risk and uncertainty. 

The seminar will bring together leading academics to discuss current research concerns in this important research field. Speakers will include Professor Markus Hällgren of Umeå University in Sweden, Professor David Denyer of Cranfield University and Professor Ian Thomson of The University of Birmingham. 

Attendees can expect:

  • An insight into current research happening within the risk, reliability and resilience field
  • A broad discussion around the research agenda for risk, reliability and resilience
  • An opportunity to network with academics active in this research area
  • An opportunity to help shape the research direction of the Birmingham Business School R3 Research Cluster

This event is aimed at academics, postgraduate students and business people with an interest in how risk impacts on organizations and how organizations can better prepare for risk and uncertainty.

This is a free event. 


 12:30-1pm   Welcome reception: Coffee, Tea, Light Lunch 
 1-1:15pm   Opening remarks 
 1:15-1:45pm   Prof Markus Hallgren—"A Matter of Life or Death: How Extreme Context Research Matters For Management and Organization Studies”
 1:45-2:15pm   Ms. Jenny Robinson—"Mindfulness – Clarifying the Construct” 2:15-2:45pm Prof Ian Thomson—"Risk and Responsible Business” 
 2:45-3:15pm   Ms. Barbara Bradbury—"Leader Behaviour and Organisational Resilience” 
 3:15-3:45pm   Dr Mark Hall—“Pockets of Organisational Resilience: Real-world challenges” 
 3:45-4:15pm   Dr Amy Fraher—“Reliability as an Equifinal Process in HROs” 
 4:15-4:45pm   Mr Miles Hayman—“ British Army Leadership Responses to Wicked Problems” 
 4:45-5pm   Q&A 5pm Closing reception: Wine and snacks


Please contact Dr Mark Hall at to regsiter or for further information.

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