Monthly Archives: August 2010

Green response or ‘greenwash’?

The editor of Green Scene, an environmental magazine I read, challenged his readership to explain why they think large companies (or corporate citizens) might not be as concerned with the well-being of society as they claim in their social and environmental reports … Continue reading

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Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Last weekend I read Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis by Smith, Flowers and Larkin.  I found their discussion of the philosophical roots of IPA extremely interesting.  Being phenomenological it draws on Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre concerning itself with the nature of … Continue reading

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Future Scenarios

I am attending a Social and Environmental Accounting conference next week and included are a number of workshops.  One of the workshops is about considering the role of accounting in future scenarios.  Attendees have been sent some papers to read … Continue reading

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Carbon Reduction Commitment

I have spent some time over the last couple of days reading up on the Carbon Reduction Commitment or CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme as it is now known.  I am giving a talk on environmental management accounting to the NW … Continue reading

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Habermas, ideology and universities

Over the weekend I read some essays by Jurgen Habermass published in Toward a Rational Society in 1971.  I was particularly interested in the first and last essays; The University in a Democracy:  Democratization of the University and Technology and … Continue reading

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A walk in Roudsea Woods

I had an interesting day out on Friday; I went to Roudsea Wood and Mosses, a National Nature Reserve.  I saw a few birds I hadn’t seen this year, in particular Spotted Flycatchers and Marsh Tits.  I was please as … Continue reading

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A Research Methodology

The last two weeks have been spent finishing a paper on a research methodology developed by Mats Alvesson and Kaj Skoldberg in their book Reflexive Methodology New Vistas for Qualitative Research.  It requires that the researcher makes four different interpretations … Continue reading

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