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Prof. Dr. Ian Towers receives Emerald Literati Award

Prof. Towers’ paper on the role of television drama series in the transfer of management knowledge has been selected for a 2019 Highly Commended Paper Literati Award by Emerald Publishing

“Learning how to manage by watching TV” is the title of one of the winning papers among this year’s Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence.

The article that was published in the International Journal of Organizational Analysis takes police series as an example of how the changing ways in which managers are expected to exercise authority are reflected in contemporary TV drama. It establishes how and why the latest management techniques are shown in TV drama programmes and then become part of management discourse.

Prof. Towers adds: "Learning about management takes place not only in classrooms and the workplace - many people spend a lot of time watching TV and I was curious about the role this plays in our understanding of what a good manager is. My next theme will be how we learn what not to do as a manager by watching TV comedies!"

For over 25 years the Emerald Literati Awards celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers to scholarly research.

Towers, I. (2018) Learning how to manage by watching TV. International Journal of Organizational Analysis. 25(2), pp. 242 – 254. doi: 10.1108/IJOA-07-2017-1194

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