Professor Simon Lilley
Professor of Information and Organisation
- Tel: +44 (0) 116 223 1261
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: Room 308, Level 3, Ken Edwards Building
- Office Hours: By appointment only
Simon studied for his first degree, in psychology, at University College London. His PhD, which considered the impact of computerisation on the management of oil refineries, was awarded by Edinburgh University, being funded by the ESRC as part of their Programme on Information and Communication Technologies. Simon has taught previously at the Universities of Keele, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Lancaster, at the International Business School, Budapest and at the Manchester School of Management, UMIST. Simon joined the School of Management in 2003, becoming Head of School in 2010. Simon is editor of the journal Culture and Organization.
Research interests turn around the relationships between (human) agency, technology and performance, particularly the ways in which such relationships can be understood through post-structural approaches to organisation. These concerns are reflected in a continuing focus upon the use of information technologies and strategic models in organisations and he is currently pursuing these themes through investigation of the regulation and conduct of financial and commodity derivatives trading.
Simon currently supervises the following research students:
Tony O’Tierney and Muditha Cooray
Most Recent Publications
Lilley, S. and Papadopoulos, D. (2014, in press) Material returns: Cultures of valuation, biofinancialisation and the autonomy of politics, Sociology.
Kavanagh, D., Lightfoot, G. and Lilley, S. (2014) Finance past, finance future: a brief exploration of te evolution of financial practices, Management and Organizational History, 9(2): 135 – 149.
Harvie, D., Lightfoot, G., Lilley, S. and Weir, K. (2014) Publisher, be damned! From price gouging to the open road, Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation, 31 (3): 229-239.
Lilley, S. and Lightfoot, G. (2013) ‘The Embodiment of Neoliberalism: Exploring the Roots and Limits of the Calculation of Arbitrage in the Entrepreneurial Function’, Sociological Review, 62(1): 68 – 89.
Brewis, J., Godfrey, R. and Lilley, S. (2012) ‘Biceps, Bitches and Borgs: Reading Jarhead’s Representation of the Construction of the (Masculine) Military Body’, Organization Studies, 33 (4 ): 541-562.
Harvie, D., Lightfoot, G., Lilley, S. and Weir, K. (2012) ‘What are we to do with feral publishers?’, Organization, 19(6): 905–914.
Klaes, M., Lightfoot, G. and Lilley, S. (2012) ‘Market masculinities and electronic trading’, in S. Long and B. Sievers (eds) Towards a Socioanalysis of Money, Finance and Capitalism, London: Routledge, pp. 349 -362.
Lightfoot, G. and Lilley, S. (2012) ‘Trading Belief: Moments of Exchange’, in P. Case, H. Höpfl and H. Letiche (eds) Belief and Organization, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 163 – 184.
Lilley, S. (2012) ‘How publishers feather their nests on open access to public money’, Times Higher Education Supplement, November 1, pp. 30 – 31.
Rhodes, C. and Lilley, S. (eds) (2012) Organizations and Popular Culture: Information, Representation and Transformation, London: Routledge.
Wisniewski, T., Lightfoot, G. and Lilley, S. (2012) ‘Speculating on Presidential Success: Exploring the Link between the Price-Earnings Ratio and Approval Ratings’, Journal of Economics and Finance, , 36 (1 ): 106-122.
Full listing of publications
Brown, S. D., Lilley, S., Lim, M. and Shukaitis, S. (2010) ‘The State of Things’, ephemera: theory and politics in organization, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 90-94.
Cameron, A., Lightfoot, G., Lilley, S. and Brown, S. (2010) ‘Placing the ‘postsocial’ market: simulating space in the xeno-economy’, Marketing Theory, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1–13.
Godfrey, R. and Lilley, S. (2009) 'Visual consumption, collective memory and the representation of war', Consumption Markets & Culture, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 275–299.
Bryman, A. and Lilley, S. (2009) 'Leadership Researchers on Leadership in Higher Education', Leadership, vol 5, iss 3, pp. 331 - 346.
Lilley, S. and McKinlay, A. (2009) 'Matters of fact/matters of fiction: imagining and implementing institutional change', Culture and Organization, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 129 - 134.
Lilley, S. (2009) 'Organising time: contraction, synthesis, contemplation', Culture and Organization, vol. 15, no. 2., pp. 135 - 150.
Lightfoot, G., Lilley, S. and Pelzer, P. (2009) 'Motivating Risk? The sublime supplement of market exchange', Society and Business Review, vol. 4, iss. 2, pp. 110 - 122.
Armstrong, P. and Lilley, S. (2008) 'Practical Criticism and the Social Sciences', ephemera: theory and politics in organization, vol.8, no. 4, pp. 353-370.
Lilley, S. (2008) 'Pre-Paring Philanthropy: The Mimesis of Business and the Counterfactual Construction of Care', ephemera: theory and politics in organization, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 157-175.
Lightfoot, G. and Lilley, S. (2007) 'The Ideology of Markets and the Practice of Policy: Objectivity, Control and the Objectionable', International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 27, no. 11/12, pp. 494 -499.
Lightfoot, G. and Lilley, S. (2007) 'The Glass Beads Of Global War: Dealing, Death And The Policy Analysis Market', Critical Perspectives on International Business, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 83 - 100.
Kavanagh, D., Lightfoot, G. and Lilley, S. (2007) 'Running to Standstill: Late Modernity's Acceleration Fixation' Cultural Politics, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 95 - 122.
Lilley, S. (2007) 'Humanism' in S. Clegg and J. Bailey (eds) International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, London: Sage, pp. 607 - 10.
Lilley, S., Lightfoot, G., O' Donovan, P. and Kaulingfreks, R. (2006) 'A Parable of Parodies: Margins, Markets and Darwin's Garden', Culture and Organization, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 281 - 291.
Lilley, S., Lightfoot, G. and Kavanagh, D. (2006) 'The End of the Shock of the New', Creativity and Innovation Management, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 157 - 163.
Lilley, S. and Lightfoot, G. (2006) 'Trading Narratives', Organization, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 369 - 391.
Case, P. Lilley, S. and Owens, T. (eds) (2006) The Speed of Organization, Copenhagen: Liber, Copenhagen Business School Press.
Case, P., Lilley, S. and Owens, T. (2006) 'You Shall Know Our Velocity', in P. Case, S. Lilley, and T. Owens (eds) The Speed of Organization, Copenhagen: Liber, Copenhagen Business School Press.