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Professor Daniel Hjorth Inaugural Lecture

Aesthetics and Economy in Creative Firms

Daniel Hjorth - NBS
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In his inaugural lecture, Professor Hjorth, will ask if there is an inevitable tension between aesthetics and economy in creative work?
Does economy always ‘take over’ and squeeze out the aesthetic from decision-making processes in organisations?

  • From: Tuesday 16 October 2018, 5 pm
  • To: Tuesday 16 October 2018, 7 pm
  • Registration: 5 pm
  • Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 16 October 2018, 12.00 am
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Aesthetics and Economy in Creative Firms

Situated in the work of investigating and conceptualising the organisational conditions for creativity, play and entrepreneurship, and the development of what is sometimes called the European School of entrepreneurship research, this lecture will move into elaborating how aesthetics and economy become ‘conversant’ in creative firms. Particular attention will be paid to how process thinking and process philosophy can move our understanding of the creative (or entrepreneurial), to produce novel ways of organising creative work that delivers results.

Professor Daniel Hjorth, Nottingham Business School

Professor Hjorth is Swedish, with a PhD education from Lund University, Sweden. Since 2006 he has held the position of Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organisation at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark.

He was part of the team that developed research environments in entrepreneurship in Sweden (working with the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute (ESBRI), Stockholm) before starting at CBS, and is presently Adjunct Professor at Kyoto University, Japan.

Daniel has previously held the post of Academic Director for CBS’ Entrepreneurship ‘Business in Society Platform’, and Research Manager for the Entrepreneurship and Management group at CBS. He has published and edited several books, the most recent being the Oxford University Press Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies.

Daniel serves on several Editorial Review Boards (e.g. the journals of Organization; Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice; and Organization Studies). Since 2017 he is also Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies (ABS4* and FT50-listed journal).

Professor Hjorth began working with Nottingham Business School in 2016. His research interest focuses on organizational creativity, entrepreneurship, management philosophy and art and management.


5 pm: Registration and welcome refreshments

5:30 pm: Inaugural Lecture

6:30 pm: Drinks reception

7:00 pm: Close

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Location details


Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Burton Street

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