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There’s nothing so practical for management as good theory

Professor Clare Rigg

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Prof Clare Rigg Sept 21 (1b) 0
Wednesday, 15 March 2023,
18:00 to 19:30
Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ


In this talk I will explain why it matters how the theory we use (in other words, the way we look at and explain situations) is so important in organisations. In making the argument, I will draw on illustrations drawn from my research over the years, ranging from knowledge transfer with artisan food producers across Europe, to leadership development in UK public service organisations, to improving collaboration between stakeholders in complex projects in Latin America and Africa.


Clare Rigg is a Professor of Leadership & Management and Associate Dean (Research) at the University of Suffolk Business School.

In her research I take a social sciences approach to studying how managers and leaders learn and develop their practice. Recent projects include Implications of digitalisation for public service leaders; Knowledge, learning and innovation in an EU network of small food producers; Reflexivity as a counter to professional misconduct.

Professor Rigg is an Associate Editor for the journal AMLE (Academy of Management Learning & Education), ranked 4* by the Chartered Associate of Business Schools and A* by the Australian Business Deans Council.


The lecture commences at 18:00, with teas and coffees from 17:30.