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Dr Anthony Hesketh

Formerly at Lancaster University

Anthony Hesketh

Office Hours:

Strictly By E-Mail Appointment

Research Interests

  • Critical Finance & Accounting Studies
  • Semiotic materialism, critical realism and related methodologies
  • Political economy of organizations

External Roles

Editorial Board: theHR DIRECTOR Magazine

 

Current Teaching

Undergraduate

Course Lecturer and Tutor in BBA M110

Postgraduate

Professional Role

Current Lancaster Roles: I am Lancaster University's Institutional Lead for the methodsNW sponsored by the ESRC.

Qualifications

BSc Econ, PhD (Lancaster)

Research Grants

To date, I have secured over £1.5 million in funding from various funding sources including the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), Chartered Institutes of Management Accountants (CIMA), Personnel & Development (CIPD) and management (CMI), European Social Fund (ESF) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA)

Profile

My research focuses on exploring how organizations understand, develop and articulate value and the implications this has for the different stakeholders involved. This began with my PhD at Lancaster examining the socially constructed nature of human capital theory, which evolved into a critique of first normative political economy, then a meta-theoretical critique of how value is understood in human resources management. Frustration with the strangely enduring Cartesian Divide has led to recent work carving out a new theory of value. Achieving this has meant extending my scholarship in the accounting and leadership fields to understand the daily challenges faced by senior executives. All this has led to a new meta-theoretical stance I label semiotic materialism, which underpins the new theory of value I am currently researching and constructing.

 

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