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Norman Crump

PhD supervision

I would welcome potential research students who have interests in exploring aspects of the organizational issues that surround the development and delivery of caring services (by which I mean the ways in which people collectively seek to care for each other). This organizing may be situated in the public or private sector and may seek to use and/or develop a range of conceptual frameworks that represent a wide array of ‘social technical systems’ analyses.

Research Interests

My research interests are wide but largely focus around issues of changes in managerial control in contemporary organisations. In particular the study of the development of techniques of ‘self’ management and the management of the ‘self’ that dominate so much of modern social life. I am interested in the study of less visible aspects of managerial control and governance, particularly those that focus upon cultural, technological and aesthetic aspects of managerialism and work. A further area of interest concerns pedagogical issues surround management education. Much of this research is carried out in collaboration with Bogdan Costea.
A related set of interests are concerned with the organisational impacts of technological development particularly the way society thinks and delivers health and social care, e.g. Telecare, Telemedicine and Integrated Care Pathways etc. A recent grant of £33,000 was won from BT and Liverpool Direct Limited to carry out an evaluation of a Telecare Pilot Project in Liverpool.

Current Teaching


OWT.100 Management and Organisations I (Technology and Organisation)
OWT.223 Human Resourse I
OWT.224 Human Resource II
OWT.250 Research@Work: Placement and Dissertation Preparation
MNGT321 Management in the 21st Century


OWT.504 Knowledge Management I
ITO.008 Knowledge Management and Information Technology


BA (Lancaster), PhD candidate (Lancaster)

Current Research

The design and management of workspaces and workstations with a particular focus upon the relationship between work and play, creativity and innovation; with Bogdan Costea (a small grant has recently been acquired from the British Academy to develop this work).

Professional Role

Part II Director of Undergraduate Studies, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor, Departmental Disability Representative, Member of BBA and BSc Business Studies Steering Group.

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