Jeremy Aroles

Jeremy Aroles
The University of York · School for Business and Society

BSc, BA, BA, MPhil, PhD

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Additional affiliations
August 2018 - present
Durham University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2016 - July 2018
The University of Manchester
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2012 - August 2016
The University of Manchester
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • BMAN 20851 Research Methodologies BMAN 31631 Networks, Organisations and Society
Education
September 2013 - September 2016
The University of Manchester
Field of study
  • Organization studies
September 2012 - June 2015
Université de Montpellier
Field of study
  • Linguistics
September 2012 - September 2013
The University of Manchester
Field of study
  • Organization Studies

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Publications (44)
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Both shaping and shaped by technological, economic and social facets, the world of work has witnessed a wide array of changes. This review article sets out to provide a synthesis of some of the main directions and insights of existing research connected to the new world of work. In particular, we approached the topic of new work practices through f...
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Beyond utopia and fashionable discourses, an exploration of the lived experience of (new) ways of working. Phenomenological, critical, historical views of work, organizing and continuous novelty. Covers topics such as: mobility, remotework, peerproduction, digital nomads, digitality, gig economy, digital work, coworking, makerspaces, peasantry, rhe...
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As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, governments across the globe are enforcing various Information Systems (IS)-based systems of control that, we contend, augur a new organisation of our freedoms, raising concerns related to issues of surveillance and control. Presented as ways to curb the immediate progression of the pandemic, these systems have pro...
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For the UK, the 2008 financial crisis coupled with the subsequent economic austerity programme forced many public institutions to engage in various cost-cutting and fundraising activities. In parallel, corporate ideologies came to dominate how academics, officials and professionals debated public activities, in turn profoundly affecting the provisi...
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Austerity measures and neoliberal policies have deeply affected the UK cultural sector. In particular they have been central to cementing the idea that contemporary cultural institutions should henceforth be regarded as commercial operations. As the language of business and management (B&M language) increasingly frames how organisations of the cult...
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Phenomenological approaches to Management and Organization Studies offer a means to problematize 'appearances' in the field, allowing us to 'see' things in a different light and uncover what is hidden from our consideration by our theoretical or ideological assumptions. This handbook aims at showing the unexpected richness and diversity of phenome...
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This article focuses on workplace discrimination against LGBT employees in Mauritius – a multi-ethnic society in the Indian Ocean. Drawing from the insights of sociological studies that highlight how the manifestation of practices across settings is shaped by the process by which it is framed, the analysis illustrates the importance of the local co...
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Meta-work – the work that makes work possible – is an important aspect of professional lives. Yet, it is also one that remains understudied, in particular in the context of work activities characterised by continuous and global mobility. Building on a qualitative approach to online content analysis, this article sets out to explore the meta-work un...
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This paper focuses on the figure of the flâneur and sets out to explore how the practice of flânerie might offer social researchers a different way of engaging with digital worlds. It is articulated around two main interests: the relationship of the flâneur to digital worlds and the theoretical and methodological implications of envisioning the pra...
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The term ‘platform capitalism’ captures a dynamic set of new work modalities that are mediated by platforms and have been brought about through advances in Information and Communication Technologies, adjustments in consumption modes and preferences, and changes in how work is conceived. Beyond work-related changes, the ascent of platform capitalism...
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In the introductory paper of this special issue on new ways of working (NWW) the editors first reflect on the meaning of the ‘new’, finding inspiration in Hannes Meyer's essay “The New World” (1926). The ‘new’ is always relative, of course, closely associated with technological innovation, in our case digitalization, and integrates spatiotemporal,...
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Digitalisation offers a wide array of opportunities, but also challenges, for universities and business schools alike, regarding the provision and delivery of their teaching and learning activities. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted some of these challenges, as it forced educational institutions to move their pedagogic activities online in line...
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CFP of the 12th Organizations, Artifacts and Practices (OAP) workshop about "Posthumanist Organizing and Posthumanist Management".
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Purpose In an ever-complexifying business context, organizations need to continuously adapt, adjust and change their routines in order to remain competitive. Drawing upon a qualitative study focusing on three Southeastern European countries (Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia), this paper explores the role played by managerial feedback on routine change w...
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The focus of this edited volume is first enunciated, in the context of the Organizations, Artefacts and Practices Workshop Series, together with its intended readership. This is followed by a short literature review of the literature on New Ways of Working (NWW) in order to position the contribution of the volume, compared to recently published boo...
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This chapter describes the ‘experience of making’ in two makerspaces, one located in France and the other in the US. In particular, this chapter focuses on three concepts – silence, atmosphere and togetherness – in order to flesh out, or make visible, the specificities of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Do-It-Together (DIT) processes in makerspaces. Craft...
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This volume focuses on new ways of working, and explores implications of these new practices with a particular emphasis on the place occupied by technology, materiality and bodies within contemporary working configuration. It draws together an international range of scholars to examine diverse subjects such as: the gig economy, social media as a wo...
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Theme and objectives of OAP 2021 Time and temporality have long been central issues in Social Sciences and in Management & Organization Studies (MOS) in particular. Designing the Gregorian calendar was both theologically and politically meaningful for the Catholic Church. Likewise, many ‘temporal’ artifacts, such as the mechanical clock, time cloc...
Technical Report
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Ce troisième livre blanc RGCS est une réflexion sur l'enseignement supérieur dans le contexte du coronavirus. Il insiste sur ce que cette crise rend sensible : la nécessité, plus que jamais, d'ouvrir l'université. Cinq propositions à destination des pouvoirs publics et de la société civile sont détaillées dans le document. Elles s'appuient sur les...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand how historical materialities might play a contemporary role in legitimation processes through the memorialization of history and its reproduction in the here-and-now of organizations and organizing. Design/methodology/approach – The authors briefly review the existing Management and Organization...
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University governance is becoming increasingly autocratic as marketization intensifies. Far from the classical ideal of a professional collegium run according to academic norms, today’s universities feature corporate cultures and senior leadership teams disconnected from both staff and students, and intolerant of dissenting views. This is not a com...
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Digital nomadism, a mobile lifestyle that encompasses a wide array of professional endeavours, ranging from corporate remote workers to digital entrepreneurs, has benefitted from a steadily growing appeal. Despite this, there is a dearth of research exploring the premises and development of digital nomadism. This paper is concerned with the image o...
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The increasingly popular expression ‘collaborative economy’ seems to imply explicit, visible and ultimately ‘noisy’ work practices; collaborating requires expressing things, which is a ‘noisy’ phenomenon in itself. Paradoxically, most contemporary work environments (e.g. open-space oriented or mobile in the context of public spaces) appear to be la...
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For the UK, the 2008 financial crisis coupled with the subsequent economic austerity programme forced many public institutions to engage in various cost-cutting and fundraising activities. In parallel, corporate discourses came to dominate how academics, officials and professionals debated public activities, in turn profoundly affecting the provisi...
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Drawing on a rich two-year ethnographic study that followed evolutionary biologists in their everyday work, this paper explores the making of scientific knowledge through the spatial conceptual imagery developed by Deleuze and Guattari. In particular, this paper focuses on a field expedition to the South Pacific and investigates how different rhyth...
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Phenomenological, process-based and post-Marxist approaches have stressed the immanent nature of the ontogenesis of our world. The concept of performativity epitomizes these temporal, spatial and material views. Reality is always in movement itself: it is constantly materially and socially ‘performed’. Other views lead to a pre-defined world that w...
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An ever-increasing range of work activities occur in open spaces that require collective discipline, with silence emerging as a key feature of such workplace configurations. Drawing from an ethnographic examination of a makerspace in Paris, we explore the ways in which silence is incorporated into new work practices in the context of their actualiz...
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The originality of this paper lies in the ways in which it explores how the depiction of organised crime within Andrey Kurkov’s novel Death and the Penguin can inform our understanding of organisational modularity. This non-orthodox approach might open up new avenues of thought in the study of organisational modularity while further illustrating ho...
Research Proposal
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Call For Papers of the 3rd Dauphine Phenomenology Workshop (DPW), an annual event gathering researchers interested in phenomenological and post-phenomenological approaches of work, management, organizing, new modes of organization and collective activity. Ontological discussions about experience, space, time, corporeity, politics.
Technical Report
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This second RGCS white paper is focused on a new research practice and method co-designed by members of our network: Open Walked Event-Based Experimentations (OWEE). The protocol consists in a free, several day long learning expedition in a city, which brings together different stakeholders (academics, entrepreneurs, activists, makers, journalists,...
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This article seeks to examine how the notions of belonging and nativeness are enacted in virtual communities. It draws from an ethnographically inspired study of the players of a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) that is explored through three key dimensions: space, time, and language. Drawing on concepts developed by Gilles D...
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This paper aims to explore the insight that can be brought by Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of minor literature with regard to questions of field access within the context of organizational ethnography. This paper draws from an ethnographic account of scientists negotiating access during a field expedition to Fiji. While the scientists could secur...
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The aim of the article is to explore how an apprenticeship through signs can inform ethnographic inquiries. Upon engaging with signs, one can develop new empirical sen- sibilities that could allow for the appreciation of the flows, forces and intensities encountered during such research processes. In particular, it enables us to attend to those asp...
Conference Paper
Much debate has encircled studies of information systems (IS), technology and organizations with regards to ideas of process, stability and change, performance and materiality. This encapsulates different ways of viewing dualities (e.g. subjective/objective, social/technical, local/global, macro/micro, structure/agency, reality/construction, being/...
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Organizational life consists of an ever-changing world of encounters, experiences, and complex sociomaterial relations. Within this context, standard routines can be seen as a solution to problems of inefficiency within organizations, especially when associated with images of stability, repeatability, and standardization. This can bring a sense of...
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As we log into our computers, type in our passwords and connect to our extended world of networks, contacts and associations through email, the Internet and a wealth of applications, there can be a feeling that this electronic world appears automatically at our fingertips with an endless series of connections, standards and routines being performed...
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In Utopies et devenirs deleuziens (Utopias and Deleuzian becomings), Philippe Mengue reflects on the complex and sometimes problematic relationship between the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and the concept of utopia. As argued by Mengue, Deleuze’s position on utopia is distinctive and can bring interesting insights into contemporary discussions...

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This RG community is devoted to the books, articles, conferences, projects and all events focused on the topic of “Phenomenologies and Organizations Studies”. We diffuse here recent texts and ideas about phenomenological, post-phenomenological and anti-phenomenological* research in management and organization studies. We cover in particular topics such as: - Organizing as an experience; - Work and management as lived experiences; - Phenomenology of time-space and organizing; - Experiences, events and becoming; - Embodiment, disembodiment, corporeity and intercorporeity as dimensions of work, management and semiosis; - Research methods focused on lived experiences, e.g. ethnography, autoethnography, collaborative ethnography and all active methods such as action science and pragmatic inquiries; - Emotions and affects as processes of becoming at the heart of organizing; - Reversibility and the experience of life; - Phenomenological approaches of History and “longue durée” ; - Materiality, new materialities, performativity and their relationship with experience; - Phenomenologies of animality, machinism and humanism; - Digital semiosis, digital technologies, cybernetics and post-humanisms; - Ontologies, ontogenesis, immanence, transcendence, humanism and post-humanism; - Topics such as life, death, silence, perception, depth, meaning, sense, narratives, aesthetics, art, consciousness, intentionality, agency, responsibility, hermeneutics, gestures, atmospheres, technologies, spatiality, temporality, semiosis, ecology, spirituality, music, entrepreneurship, strategy, information systems, communication, projects, craftsmanship, power, collaboration, community, commons, from phenomenological and post-phenomenological perspectives. Publications and debates grounded in Lambert’s, Oetinger’s, Hegel’s, Nietzche's or Kant’s seminal phenomenologies are welcome. Husserlian thought and Husserlian heretics are more than welcome. German, French, Italian, British, European, Asian, American, African phenomenologies, post-phenomenologies or ante-phenomenologies as well. The Existentialism of Kierkegaard, Sartre, de Beauvoir, among others, are also more than welcome. Idem for the indirect or sensible ontology of Merleau-Ponty, the hermeneutic phenomenology of Ricoeur or the political thought of Arendt. Critical, historical and comparative perspectives (about Marxism, post-Marxism, American Pragmatism, process studies, critical studies, structuralism, symbolic perspectives...) as well. We also hope to collect here thoughts about the influence of the variety of phenomenologies on social sciences and humanities at large, and management and organization studies in particular. Phenomenological and post-phenomenological perspectives are not a clear cut school of thought or set of ideas that could be ‘aximomatized’ (a process which would not be coherent with most experiential thoughts). We welcome here a diversity of documents and events around the broad dimensions defined in this short text which will be adapted through the emergence of our community. Do not hesitate to share here with us your latest thoughts about phenomenology and organization studies! The collaborators * By post-phenomenological, we mean here streams of thoughts that have extended and hybridized phenomenological ideas (e.g. Husserlian concepts). By anti-phenomenological, we mean here streams of thoughts that have been critical about phenomenology (very often, implicitly or explicitly, about Husserl) but whose meaning is often better understood with a strong knowledge of phenomenological constructs.