Professor of Work and Organisation, University of Essex

Philip Hancock is a Professor of Work and Organisation at Essex Business School at the University of Essex. Before joining Essex Business School he was an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick.

His academic background is in theoretical and qualitative sociology, and he holds an MA in Philosophy and Social Theory from the University of Warwick and a PhD from Keele University.

His research interests include practices of organisational aestheticisation, the architectural management of space and place, practices of interactive service work and, in particular, the production and reproduction of socio-economic and organisational relations at Christmas.

He has published widely in leading journals in the field of organisation studies and sociology and has published the books The Body, Culture and Society: An Introduction (Open University Press), Work, Postmodernism and Organization: A Critical Introduction (Sage), Art and Aesthetics at Work (Palgrave), Understanding Corporate Life (Sage), The Management of Everyday Life (Palgrave), Work and Organization: The Aesthetic Dimension (ISCE). He is a member of the editorial boards of Organization Studies (Sage), Organization (Sage) and Work, Employment and Society (Sage).

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Work and Organisation, University of Essex

Education

  • 2006 
    University of Warwick, PG.Cert Higher Education
  • 2004 
    Keel University, PhD
  • 1993 
    University Of Warwick, MA Philosophy and Social Theory
  • 1992 
    CNAA, BA (Hons) Social Science

Publications

  • 2013
    ‘”Being Santa Claus” – Interactive Service Work and the Struggle for Recognition’, Work, Employment and Society
  • 2011
    'Organizing Christmas: An Editorial', Organization
  • 2011
    'Architecture and Aesthetics: The Spatial Pains of Imprisonment', Punishment and Society
  • 2011
    'Academic Architecture and the Constitution of the New Model Worker', Culture and Organization
  • 2009
    ‘Networks of Aestheticisation: The Architecture, Artefacts and Embodiment of Hairdressing Salons"’, Work, Employment and Society

Grants and Contracts

  • 2009
    Affective Labour at Christmas
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    British Academy
  • 2007
    Abjection and Alterity in the Workplace
    Role:
    Co-Organiser
    Funding Source:
    ESRC
  • 2006
    Organisational Space in the New Library
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    British Academy