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University-industry collaboration through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in the UK: An extension of activity theory (2020)
Journal Article
White, G. R., Abdullah, A., Cicmil, S., Allen, R., & Thomas, R. (in press). University-industry collaboration through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in the UK: An extension of activity theory. International Journal of Management,

The mechanisms for stimulating innovation are perennial subjects of concern. Despite the recognition of their importance they remain troublesome undertakings for individual organisations and national economies. The literature has only recently begun... Read More about University-industry collaboration through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in the UK: An extension of activity theory.

The soft side of knowledge transfer partnerships between universities and small to medium enterprises: an exploratory study to understand process improvement (2019)
Journal Article
White, G. R., White, G., Cicmil, S., Upadhyay, A., Subramanian, N., Kumar, V., & Dwivedi, A. (2019). The soft side of knowledge transfer partnerships between universities and small to medium enterprises: an exploratory study to understand process improvement. Production Planning and Control, 30(10-12), 907-918. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1582098

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The study explores the soft side of knowledge transfer partnerships between universities and small to medium enterprises (SMEs), a topic which is often neglected in the knowledge... Read More about The soft side of knowledge transfer partnerships between universities and small to medium enterprises: an exploratory study to understand process improvement.

Responsible forms of project management education: Theoretical plurality and reflective pedagogies (2017)
Journal Article
Cicmil, S., & Gaggiotti, H. (2018). Responsible forms of project management education: Theoretical plurality and reflective pedagogies. International Journal of Project Management, 36(1), 208-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2017.07.005

The paper aims to revive an interest in the notion of responsible project management education (RPME) in the context of related contemporary debates about the integration of reflexivity, ethics and sustainability in the business schools’ curricula; t... Read More about Responsible forms of project management education: Theoretical plurality and reflective pedagogies.

Insights into responsible education for sustainable development: The case of UWE, Bristol (2017)
Journal Article
Cicmil, S., Gough, G., & Hills, S. (2017). Insights into responsible education for sustainable development: The case of UWE, Bristol. International Journal of Management Education, 15(2), 293-305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2017.03.002

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd In this paper, we argue that it is opportune to revisit profound questions about the purpose, nature and value of higher education in society at a juncture where the context of higher education has been significantly influenced by... Read More about Insights into responsible education for sustainable development: The case of UWE, Bristol.

Responsible education in a complex context of sustainable development: Co-creating a pedagogic framework for participatory reflection and action (2017)
Book Chapter
Cicmil, S., Ecclestone, R., & Collins, K. (2017). Responsible education in a complex context of sustainable development: Co-creating a pedagogic framework for participatory reflection and action. In M. Gudić, T. K. Tan, & P. M. Flynn (Eds.), Beyond the Bottom Line: Integrating Sustainability into Business and Management PracticeGreenleaf

The central premise of this chapter is to offer a conceptual framework for making sense of the sustainability agenda in an educational environment from multiple perspectives. The focus is on the complex interface between the global ecological crisis... Read More about Responsible education in a complex context of sustainable development: Co-creating a pedagogic framework for participatory reflection and action.

The wisdom of conversations: Existential Hermeneutic Phenomenology (EHP) for project managers (2017)
Journal Article
Rolfe, B., Segal, S., & Cicmil, S. (2017). The wisdom of conversations: Existential Hermeneutic Phenomenology (EHP) for project managers. International Journal of Project Management, 35(5), 739-748. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2017.03.002

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd, APM and IPMA This paper introduces Existential Hermeneutic Phenomenology (EHP) as an approach to reflecting on and studying the lived experience of project management practice. We argue that an EHP way of being is an effective ap... Read More about The wisdom of conversations: Existential Hermeneutic Phenomenology (EHP) for project managers.

Re-imagining business schools of the future as places of theorizing (2017)
Book Chapter
Gaggiotti, H., Simpson, P., & Cicmil, S. (2017). Re-imagining business schools of the future as places of theorizing. In M. Zawadzki, M. Kostera, & M. Izak (Eds.), The future of university educationPalgrave. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46894-5

In this chapter, we argue that one of the reasons of resisting the temptation of teaching what ‘we could do and perhaps should not do’ (Eco, 2014 [1980], 107) in university Business Schools is the emphasis on the application of theories to the exclus... Read More about Re-imagining business schools of the future as places of theorizing.

Making Projects Critical 15 years on: A retrospective reflection (2001-2016) (2016)
Journal Article
Hodgson, D., & Cicmil, S. (2016). Making Projects Critical 15 years on: A retrospective reflection (2001-2016). International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 9(4), 744-751. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-10-2015-0105

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to review the formation and evolution of the “Making Projects Critical” movement in project management research. Design/methodology/approach Retrospective and discursive paper. Findings Reflections on ten... Read More about Making Projects Critical 15 years on: A retrospective reflection (2001-2016).

The logic of projects and the ideal of community development: Social good, participation and the ethics of knowing (2016)
Journal Article
O’Laocha, E., Cicmil, S., & O'Laocha, E. (2016). The logic of projects and the ideal of community development: Social good, participation and the ethics of knowing. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 9(3), 546-561. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-09-2015-0092

© 2016, © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between project-based organizing and the initiatives labelled as “development” by critically engaging with some unchallenged assumptions in... Read More about The logic of projects and the ideal of community development: Social good, participation and the ethics of knowing.

An existential hermeneutic philosophical approach to project management (2016)
Journal Article
Rolfe, B., Segal, S., & Cicmil, S. (2016). An existential hermeneutic philosophical approach to project management. Project Management Journal, 47(3), 48-62

The philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Richard Rorty are used to redescribe the fundamental assumptions underpinning project management. Rather than viewing project management as merely a science, the significance and value of philosophy for projec... Read More about An existential hermeneutic philosophical approach to project management.

The project (management) discourse and its consequences: On vulnerability and unsustainability in project-based work (2016)
Journal Article
Cicmil, S., Lindgren, M., & Packendorff, J. (2016). The project (management) discourse and its consequences: On vulnerability and unsustainability in project-based work. New Technology, Work and Employment, 31(1), 58-76. https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12058

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. In this paper, we examine how the discourses related to project-based work and management are drawn upon in the organising of contemporary work, and the implications they have for project workers. We are interested in... Read More about The project (management) discourse and its consequences: On vulnerability and unsustainability in project-based work.

Existential questioning as critical performativity/critical knowing: An exploration of power, epistemic virtue and emancipation in PM's practice (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Segal, S., Cicmil, S., & Rolfe, B. (2016, January). Existential questioning as critical performativity/critical knowing: An exploration of power, epistemic virtue and emancipation in PM's practice. Paper presented at The 8th Making Projects Critical - An International Conference

In this paper we explore how existential hermeneutic (and philosophical questioning more broadly) might provide a deeper understanding of manifestations of epistemic violence in project-based organising and project management practice, and the possib... Read More about Existential questioning as critical performativity/critical knowing: An exploration of power, epistemic virtue and emancipation in PM's practice.

Sediment, subversion and suffering: Can the project be resisted? (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Collins, K., & Cicmil, S. (2016, January). Sediment, subversion and suffering: Can the project be resisted?. Paper presented at The 8th Making Projects Critical - An International Conference

In this paper, we seek to entwine a number of epistemic and practical perspectives around an activity that is increasingly the foundation of knowledge production: the funded research project. Specifically, we have chosen as our example a project comm... Read More about Sediment, subversion and suffering: Can the project be resisted?.

Knowledge acquisition through process mapping: Factors affecting the performance of work based activity (2016)
Journal Article
White, G., & Cicmil, S. (2016). Knowledge acquisition through process mapping: Factors affecting the performance of work based activity. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 65(3), 302-323. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-01-2014-0007

Purpose – Business improvement initiatives have benefit for both an organisation’s operational effectiveness and its knowledge acquisition capabilities. These have a synergistic effect upon the ability to gain and maintain competitive advantage. Amo... Read More about Knowledge acquisition through process mapping: Factors affecting the performance of work based activity.

Learning from the sharp end in a Business School - A back-to-nature student fieldtrip (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Gaggiotti, H., Cicmil, S., Collins, K., Laurent, S., Bakare, A., Lockyer, J., & Akinbusoye, A. (2015, September). Learning from the sharp end in a Business School - A back-to-nature student fieldtrip. Presented at International Symposium: Learning from the sharp end – implications for sustainability in Higher Education

The aim of this paper/roundtable discussion is to expose and discuss our experience with an alternative pedagogic method of post-graduate (management) education: a field trip, which combines student-led, inquiry-based learning approach with a critica... Read More about Learning from the sharp end in a Business School - A back-to-nature student fieldtrip.

The found world: A learning adventure at Eden (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Collins, K., Gaggiotti, H., Cicmil, S., Laurent, S., Akinbusoye, A., Lockyer, J., & Bakare, A. (2015, September). The found world: A learning adventure at Eden. Presented at International Symposium: Learning from the sharp end – implications for sustainability in Higher Education

We wish to present a reflective account of a participatory action inquiry in which a cosmopolitan and professionally and educationally diverse group of students and staff explored, in collaboration with our hosts from the Eden Project Trust, the inno... Read More about The found world: A learning adventure at Eden.

Responsible education for sustainable development: Creating a pedagogic approach which reflects the complexity of the vision (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Cicmil, S., Collins, K., & Ecclestone, R. (2015, June). Responsible education for sustainable development: Creating a pedagogic approach which reflects the complexity of the vision. Presented at 2nd Annual Conference UK & Ireland Chapter of UN PRME “From Millennium Development, to Sustainable Development Goal- A Vision for Responsible Management Post -2015

Utilising the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) agenda to embed PRME in the HE curriculum: A case study of the University of the West of England (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Gough, G., Cicmil, S., & Longhurst, J. (2015, June). Utilising the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) agenda to embed PRME in the HE curriculum: A case study of the University of the West of England. Presented at From Millennium Development to Sustainable Development Goals– A Vision for Responsible Management Post 2015. 2nd PRME Regional Chapter Meeting UK and Ireland. Annual Conference

Through a case study of the University of the West of England this presentation explores the relationship between Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). The paper considers the al... Read More about Utilising the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) agenda to embed PRME in the HE curriculum: A case study of the University of the West of England.


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