Dr Edward Granter

Dr Edward Granter

Department of Management
Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Business School
University House
Edgbaston Park Road
Birmingham
B15 2TY

Edward Granter is a Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour in the Department of Management at Birmingham Business School. He teaches and writes about work, organization and social theory.

Qualifications

  • PhD Sociology, University of Salford (2008)
  • MA Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge (2004)
  • MA in Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham (2003)
  • BA Hons Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge (2000)

Biography

After a first degree in social and political sciences (SPS), Dr Granter’s academic career has focused on the sociology of work. Since 2009 he has worked in UK business schools where his teaching and research interests have come under the disciplinary headings of ‘organization studies’ and ‘organizational behaviour’.

Teaching

  • Critical Analysis in Management (undergrad year 2)
  • Organizational Behaviour (undergrad year 2)
  • Organizational Behaviour (Distance MBA)

Postgraduate supervision

Sociology of work and organization. Critical Theory.

Research

Dr Granter’s research interests are fairly wide in that they range from empirical study of life at work, to theoretical analysis of organization and politics as a ‘racket’. He has provided a number of perspectives on the work of the Frankfurt School Critical Theorists; Adorno, Horkheimer and Marcuse and this is a long-term research theme. Dr Granter wrote a book on the end of work in 2009, and continues to follow and write about changes in the world of work and employment.

Current projects

  • New ways of working – digital nomads
  • Restructuring in a business school
  • The digital flâneur
  • The end of work – back to the future

Other activities

Edward is the Academic Integrity Officer in the Department of Management.

External Examiner, undergraduate modules in business management, Keele University.

Member of:

  • British Sociological Association
  • British Academy of Management
  • Academy of Business in Society

Associate Editor for the following journals:

  • Competition and Change
  • Work, Employment and Society

Publications

Recent publications

Book

Granter, E & Stephen, E 2019, The Sociology of Work: Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work. SAGE Publications.

Hyde, P, Granter, E, Hassard, J & McCann, L 2016, Deconstructing the Welfare State: Managing Healthcare in the Age of Reform. 1st edn, Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315766744

Article

McCann, L, Granter, E, Hyde, P & Aroles, J 2020, ''Upon the gears and upon the wheels': terror convergence and total administration in the neoliberal university', Management Learning. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507620924162

Aroles, J, Granter, E & de Vaujany, F-X 2020, '‘Becoming mainstream’: the professionalization and corporatization of digital nomadism', New Technology, Work and Employment. https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12158

McCann, L & Granter, E 2019, 'Beyond ‘blue-collar professionalism’: continuity and change in the professionalization of uniformed emergency services work', Journal of Professions and Organization, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 213–232. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpo/joz006

Aroles, J, Clegg, S & Granter, E 2019, 'Death and the penguin: modularity, alienation and organising', Culture and Organization, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 104-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2018.1509861

Granter, E, Wankhade, P, McCann, L, Hassard, J & Hyde, P 2019, 'Multiple dimensions of work intensity: ambulance work as edgework', Work, Employment & Society, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 280-297. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017018759207

Hassard, J, Hyde, P, Wolfram Cox, J, Granter, E & McCann, L 2017, 'Exploring health work: a critical-action perspective', Journal of Health, Organisation and Management, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 567-580. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHOM-02-2017-0034

Mccann, L, Granter, E, Hassard, J & Hyde, P 2015, '"You Can't Do Both-Something Will Give": Limitations of the Targets Culture in Managing UK Health Care Workforces', Human Resource Management, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 773-791. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21701

Chapter

Wierman, B, Granter, E & McCann, L 2020, Anarchy in Management Today. in M Parker, K Stoborod & T Swann (eds), Anarchism, Organization and Management: Critical Perspectives for Students. Routledge.

Granter, E 2020, Critical Theory and the Post Work Imaginary. in J Aroles, F-X de Vaujany & K Dale (eds), Experiencing the New World of Work. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Granter, E 2019, ‘Critical Theory and critical social work’. in S Webb (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work. 1 edn, Routledge.

Granter, E 2019, ‘Frankfurt School Critical Theory’. in S Clegg & M Pina e Cunha (eds), Management, Organizations and Contemporary Social Theory.. 1 edn, Routledge.

Other contribution

Granter, E 2020, The End of Work Revisited. Bristol University Press.

Review article

Granter, E 2017, 'Strictly business: Critical Theory and the society of rackets', Competition and Change, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 94-113. https://doi.org/10.1177/1024529417690716

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