Professor Ian Clark Inaugural Lecture

American Multinationals, Private Equity and Car Washes: How did I get here?

Ian Clarke
Public lectures

In this lecture, Professor Clark will describe how his academic and research career has moved through several stages and academic projects.

These range from a pan-European study of American multinational firms to the diffusion of financialisation and the private equity business model as a method of business finance and business turnaround, alongside his current work, which looks at informalised work and employment.

  • From: Tuesday 10 March 2020, 5 pm
  • To: Tuesday 10 March 2020, 7 pm
  • Registration: 5 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 5, Newton Building, Burton Street, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Monday 9 March 2020, 12.00 pm

Event details

In this lecture, Professor Clark will describe how his academic and research career has moved through several stages and academic projects. These range from a pan-European study of American multinational firms to the diffusion of financialisation and the private equity business model as a method of business finance and business turnaround, alongside his current work, which looks at informalised work and employment.

This talk will aim to demonstrate how Clark arrived at this point and in particular, how each project he has worked on both built on and challenged his original thoughts and biases in terms of research approaches and methodologies. More than this though, he hopes to demonstrate three things. Firstly, how his research and scholarly credentials, such as they are, represent a capacity that flows from all those colleagues who taught him on masters and doctoral programmes. Secondly, how those colleagues who brought him onto and worked with him on the projects that have featured in his career further developed his scholarly credentials. Lastly, Ian highlights the importance of re-producing these qualities for the doctoral students, ECRs and colleagues he works with today.

Professor Ian Clark, Nottingham Trent University

Ian is a member of the Nottingham Business School research leadership team and a Professor in the department of HRM. He edited the journal 'Work, Employment and Society' from 2014 to 2019, is an ESRC end of project rapporteur and an academic fellow at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Ian’s research secured funding from the ESRC, the Anglo-German Foundation, The Treasury, the GMB trade union, the ethical trading initiative and the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, securing nearly £2 million of funding over his career, during which he has also supervised eight doctoral students to successful completion.

In terms of public policy, Ian has provided commissioned advice to government departments such as Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, Home Office agencies such as the Gangmaster’s Labour Abuse Authority and the Environmental Audit Committee and the Treasury select committee on Private Equity in Parliament.

Programme

5 pm Registration and welcome refreshments
5:30 pmInaugural Lecture
6:30 pmDrinks reception
7 pmClose

Booking information

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Location details

Address:

Newton Building
Burton Street
NG1 4BU

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