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Professor Martin Parker becomes Distinguished Fellow of Schumacher Institute

24 June 2020

Martin Parker, Professor at the University of Bristol School of Management, has been awarded a Distinguished Fellowship by The Schumacher Institute, an independent think tank for environmental, social and economic issues.

Martin’s research focuses on organisations (the circus, the worker co-op, Apollo space programme etc), and ways of representing organising (in art, cartoons, films etc). He also leads the university-wide Bristol Inclusive Economy initiative, which co-produces research with organisations and networks in the Bristol city region to work towards a fairer and inclusive no carbon economy.

The fellowship was awarded to Martin in recognition of his support and contribution to the field of social and environmental justice. As a Distinguished Fellow, Martin will work with the institute on building partnerships, initiating research projects and promoting its work.

Martin said "The Schumacher Institute has been at the forefront of social and environmental thought for many years and I am really honoured to be able to have a closer relationship with them. Ernst Schumacher's work has long been an inspiration to me and his ideas will be crucial in dealing with the climate crisis to come."

The School of Management will officially launch on 3rd August with a mission to "Foster a sustainable, inclusive and prosperous world by driving a progressive understanding of management and organisation in alliance with business, government, and society."

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