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Dr Genevieve Shanahan

Dr Genevieve Shanahan

Lecturer in Management, Employment and Organisation

Cardiff Business School

Email
shanahang@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6855
Campuses
Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Overview

In my research I work with alternative organizations – like social movements, cooperatives, and social enterprises – to figure out how to make a more just and sustainable society. In particular, we explore together how technology can be used to open up new possibilities for democracy. My teaching similarly addresses the role of organizations generally in fostering social justice and sustainability.

Biography

Genevieve is a Lecturer in Management, Employment & Organisation at Cardiff Business School. She received her PhD in Organization Studies from Grenoble Ecole de Management in 2022. Her work addresses how alternative organizations can contribute to the shift to a more just and sustainable society. Her research has been published in Human Relations, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Frontiers in Sociology, and the International Review of Applied Economics.

Honours and awards

  • 2022 Co-Winner of the Best Critical Dissertation award, Critical Management Studies division, Academy of Management

Academic positions

  • 2022 - present: Lecturer, Cardiff Business School
  • 2017-2022: Research and Teaching Assistant, Grenoble Ecole de Management

Publications

2022

2021

2020

2019

  • Shanahan, G., Smith, M. and Srinivasan, P. 2019. Is a basic income feasible in Europe?. In: Delsen, L. ed. Empirical Research on an Unconditional Basic Income in Europe. Springer, pp. 61-80.

Teaching

At Cardiff Business School I teach Managing in Multicultural Organisations and Managing Nature.

In the past, I have taught Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Responsible Leadership and Management, and Business Ethics to undergraduate, masters and MBA students.

My research primarily focuses on alternative organizations - that is, organizations that are opposed to the injustices of social configurations reproduced by mainstream organizations, and that aim to change these configurations for the better. In my PhD dissertation, I examined how people can organize to create positive social change – specifically sustainable food systems – by harnessing the power of technology while resisting the technocratic threat to organizational democracy that often accompanies such tools.

I am also interested in how technology impacts work, how work can be more justly organized and how this might permit more justice in society overall. These interests have led to research projects regarding universal basic income and platform work.

Supervision