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Between the management of human resources and the governance of employment? The case of industrial training in the UK
Presented at "Reconnecting Critical Management", the Fifth International Critical Management Studies Conference, Manchester Business School, 11-13 July 2007

Reconsidering Graduate Employability: Beyond Possessive-Instrumentalism (.pdf file)
Presented at the Seventh International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe, University of Tilburg, 22-24 May, 2006

Becoming a graduate, becoming a manager: the warranting of emergent identity
Presented at ‘Critique and Inclusivity: Opening the Agenda’, the 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Cambridge, July 2005

Beyond Learnerism: Learning, Practices, Emergent Identity
Presented at the Fifth International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe, University of Limerick, May 2004

The learning turn in education and training: liberatory paradigm or oppressive ideology?
Paper presented at 'Critique and Inclusivity: Opening the Agenda', 3rd International Critical Management Studies Conference, Manchester July 2003

Higher Education and the Learning Agenda: A Degenerative Programme?
paper presented at 'Students and Learning: What is changing?', Annual conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education, Glasgow, December2002

Participation in an e-age: negotiation and the Moor Park Explore Club (with Margaret Grieco, Napier University, and The Moor Park Explore Club, Moor Park Community Group, North Tyneside)
Paper presented at British Academy of Management Annual Conference 2002, 'Voice Off: Management at the Margins' sub-theme

Can only managers (learn to) manage?: Management, practice and trajectories of emergent identity
Paper presented to 3rd International Connecting Learning and Critique Conference
Cambridge University, 17th -19th July 2002

Emergent identity, education and distributed assessment: an ethnomethodological exploration
paper presented at "Ethnomethodology: A Critical Celebration conference", University of Essex, March 2002

E-rules for radicals?: community organising in an e-world
presented at "Organization Theory in Transition: Transitional Societies; Transitional Theories", the 9th International Congress of Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisation Studies, December 2001, Hong Kong

E-experimenting: building the Centre for Social Policy Studies (University of Ghana) website
(with Nana Araba Apt and Margaret Grieco, for the Odyssey Group)
presented at "Organization Theory in Transition: Transitional Societies; Transitional Theories", the 9th International Congress of Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisation Studies, December 2001, Hong Kong

Decontaminating the concepts of 'learning' and 'competence': education and modalities of emergent identity
Paper presented in Education Stream of Second International Conference on Critical Management Studies, Manchester, 2001

Meeting the moment: Microfinance, ICT and the social exclusion agenda.
with Margaret Grieco
Paper presented to Ethics, Information Technology and Social Exclusion Conference, Bolton, February 2001.

Archiving social practice: the management of transport boycotts
with Miriam Green and Margaret Grieco
Paper presented at the Eighth International Colloquium of the network of Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisation Studies, Sydney, Australia, December 2000

Relational identity and relational technology: distributed responsibility and action in modern commerce and administration
with Margaret Grieco
Paper presented at the Eighth International Colloquium of the network of Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organisation Studies, Sydney, Australia, December 2000

Is Learning a Contaminated Concept?
Paper prepared for Learning and Practice Conference of the Learning and Critique Network, Manchester, 8 Nov 2000

Reframing Learning: Performance, Identity and Practice
Presented at Critical Contributions to Managing and Learning: 2nd Connecting Learning and Critique Conference, Lancaster University, July 2000

‘Calling up culture: information spaces and information flows as the virtual dynamics of inclusion and exclusion', (with Steve Little and Margaret Grieco), presented at IFIP WG9.4 Conference: Information Flows, Local Improvisations and Work Practices, Cape Town, May 2000 (in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format)

Reframing the skills agenda in higher education: graduate identity and the double warrant
Presented at conference on The Future Business of Higher Education, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, March 2000

Electronic governance and commercial development in Africa: the grassroots perspective.
Paper presented at the Institute for African Development, Cornell University, September 2nd, 1999

Tele options for community business: an opportunity for economic development in Africa.
with Margaret Grieco, The Business School, University of North London;
Paper presented to BITWorld '99, Cape Town - South Africa, 30th June-2nd July,1999

The Making of Black Managers: Unspoken Issues of Identity Formation
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(with Gilbert Robinson).
Presented at The 1st International Conference on Critical Management Studies, Manchester School of Management, UMIST, 14th -16th July 1999

The power of transparency: the Internet, e-mail, and the Malaysian political crisis.
with Len Holmes, The Business School, University of North London;
Paper presented to Asian Management in Crisis conference, Association of South East Asian Studies, UK, University of North London, 12th June, 1999

No space is an island: ICT, electronic adjacency and civic empowerment. With Margaret Grieco, The Business School, University of North London;
Paper presented at Conference on 'ICT Strategies for Islands and Small States', UNESCO, Malta, March 1999.

Learning as a confidence trick: exorcising the ghost in the machine
Paper presented to conference on Emergent Themes in Management: Connecting Learning and Crtique, Lancaster University and Leeds University, held at University of Leeds, 15-17th July 1998.

One more time, transferable skills don’t exist ... (and what we should do about it)..
Presented at Higher Education for Capability conference, ‘Embedding Key Skills Across the Curriculum', Nene College, Northampton, 27th February 1998

W(h)ither the Personnel Profession?
Presented to Conference on 'The Strategic Direction of HRM: Practice Meets Academe: Dialogue or Disillusion?'
Nottingham Business School, 10th and 11th December 1997

Reframing the Ability-Based Curriculum in Higher Education
Presented to workshop of the Ability-Based Curriculum Network, London, 1996

The Making of Real Managers: Ideology, Identity and Management Development
Presented at Conference on "The Strategic Direction of Human Resource Management: Understanding and Practising Human Resource Management", Nottingham Business School, December 1995

Competence and Capability: From 'Confidence Trick' to the Construction of the Graduate Identity
Presented at conference on 'Beyond Competence to Capability and the Learning Society', Higher Education for Capability, UMIST, November 1995
(Also published in O'Reilly, D. Cunningham, L. and Lester, S. (1998), Developing the Capable Practitioner: professional capability through higher education, London: Kogan Page)

The capability curriculum, conventions of assessment and the construction of graduate employability
Presented at Conference on 'Understanding the Social World', University of Huddersfield, 17th-19th July 1995

Skills - A Social Perspective
Published in Assiter, A. (ed.) (1995) Transferable Skills in Higher Education, London: Kogan Page

The Making of Real Managers: Ideology, Identity and Management Development
Presented at Conference on "The Strategic Direction of Human Resource Management: Understanding and Practising Human Resource Management", Nottingham Business School, December 1995

Is competence a 'confidence trick'?
Keynote presentation at 'What is Competence?', the inaugural conference of The Competence Network, Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester, 1st December 1994.

Knocking on the door, ringing the bell: higher education, graduate employment and the double warrant
paper presented at 'Recording Achievement' conference, University of North London and Higher Education for Capability, March 1994

The Domestication of Management Knowledge? Recent UK State Intervention in Management Education
Presented at 1993 Colloquium of the European Group for Organisational Studies, on "The Production and Diffusion of Managerial and Organisational Knowledge"

Talking of Competence: How to Rescue a Useful Concept
presented at `Innovations at the Crossroads' Conference, University College of North Wales, Bangor, January 1993

Understanding Professional Competence: Beyond the Limits of Functional Analysis
presented at Course Tutors' Conference, Institute of Personnel Management at UMIST, 6-8 July 1992

Dysfunctional Analysis? A Critical Analysis Of The 'Standards In Training & Development' (with Sheila Marsh)
Presented at conference 'A Qualified Success? Critical Perspectives on Competence Based Education and Training', held at Polytechnic of North London, 27 September 1990


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