Research project: Tracking the movement of economic geographers into business and management

This is a call for support with a project on the movement of economic geographers into business and management.

IN THE BUSINESS OF ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY: TRACKING THE MOVEMENT OF ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHERS INTO BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Project website: www.egrg.rgs.org/business-of-econ-geog

Recent years have witnessed a noticeable migration of economic geographers from Departments of Geography (or Geography programmes more broadly defined) to Business and Management and related research centres.  The aim of this research project is to assess the scale of this trend (since 2000) and its broader implications for teaching, research and capacity building in Economic Geography, and its consequences for Human Geography in the UK.

PLEASE HELP US GET STARTED!
Phase 1 of the project seeks to compile a UK database of former Economic Geography PhD students and/or Economic Geography Staff who subsequently moved into Business and Management from 2000 onwards. As a useful first step, we would like to invite colleagues to email us at: econgeog@rgs.org with any relevant destination data, based on their own networks and departments.  These data will be used to help target an online survey of movers (phase 2), and a series of in-depth interviews (phase 3).  All data will be treated confidentially, and all participants anonymised in all project outputs.

This project is financially supported by the EGRG and RGS-IBG and focuses specifically on UK Economic Geography in the first instance.

Project Contacts: Mike Bradshaw (Warwick), Al James (QMUL), Neil Coe (NUS), James Faulconbridge (Lancaster), Catherine Souch (RGS-IBG)

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