In the Business of Economic Geography
Project Phase 3 – spring / summer 2016 (ARCHIVE)
To carry out in-depth semi-structured interviews with a purposive sample of economic geographers that are now located in business and management. These interviews will:
- Examine the complex trade-offs and decision-making process that underpin the patterns of mobility identified in the Phase 2 survey data.
- Explore colleagues’ lived experiences of moving in relation to: valuing economic geography research, managerial / administrative role expectations, relative promotion prospects, intermediation by head hunters, and gender.
- Critically examine the role of REF in generating new cross-disciplinary labour market structures of opportunity and constraint for economic geographers.
- Compare the lived experiences of early first movers with those of more recent movers, to examine the significance of role model support.
- These interviews will be carried out by the research team and transcribed through RGS-IBG intern support. EGRG is extremely grateful to Marie Gallagher, Emily Brunton, Jemma Hulbert, Patrick Chorley, Douglas Jenkins, Arif Hussein, and Isabelle Green for all their hard work in transcribing the interviews.