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London alumni event (distinguished speaker talk and drinks reception)

18:30 - 20:30

“Can the Public Trust Banks Again?”

Lord Blackwell, Chairman of Lloyds Bank

The Cambridge Judge Business School London alumni group and the Trinity Business and City Association (TBCA) Committee are delighted host the inaugural talk in the forthcoming Distinguished Speaker Series. This event will see Lord Blackwell, Chairman of Lloyds Bank, present a talk entitled “Can the public trust banks again?”

December 2007: As the contagion of fear spreads, Lloyds and RBS are bailed out by the government with £1.1 trillion of taxpayer’s money. Public anger grows at the casino culture underwritten by the taxpayer. After the bailout, the government promises this will not happen again. A “major enquiry” is launched into the culture, pay and practices of staff in banking that led to this…

December 2015: It is made known that the inquiry is to be quietly dropped…


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Alumni of Cambridge Judge Business School

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Seminar – Beyond Institutional Theory – The Partial Organisation of Markets and Organisations

12:00 - 13:30

Professor Nils Brunsson, Uppsala University

Organisation studies researchers have traditionally been good at importing ideas from other areas of research but poor at exporting their own ideas to other fields. And even within the field of organisation studies, interest in organisations has decreased over the past decades as organisation scholars have turned away from organisations to address such other phenomena as institutions or networks. Both developments are undermining the significance of organisation studies as a distinctive field of research, the insights of which are necessary for understanding modern society. In order to strengthen concern for the particularities of organisation in social theorising, decisions should be moved back to the core of the field and the notion of organisation should be extended beyond organisations.