Dr Miguel Imas
BSc PhD Social Psychology, LSE
KHBS303 Kingston Business School
Kingston Upon Thames
- 020 8417 9000 Ext: 65562
Following a research fellowship at the faculty of economics and administration (Catholic University of Chile), Miguel was appointed Lecturer in the school of psychology (same university) where he taught qualitative methods and organisational psychology. There he conducted several research and consultancy projects with pharmaceutical companies, NGOs and educational organisations. He joined Kingston University in 2003.
Interests: Current interests comprise radical and alternative forms of organising, post-modern and critical organisation theory, literary fiction and storytelling, art and management, skateboarding architecture and free running, liberation management and globalisation effects in Latin America, women and minority issues in organisations. Member of the organisational research group at the institute of social psychology (LSE).Current research projectsThe Argentinean Organisational Change Experience: the project looks at new forms of organising that are emerging in Argentina as a result of the countries economic collapse in 2001. (www.psych.lse.ac.uk/kode/projects.html).Changing Narratives of Corporate Building Architecture for the XXIst Century: With Dr Maria Daskalaki, this ongoing project in Europe and Latin America seeks to provide subversive narratives for the way organisational actors experience working (architectural).
Miguel is a member of the organisational research group at the Institute of Social Psychology (LSE). Miguel's principal research interests are: radical and alternative forms of organising; postmodern and critical organisation theory; literary fiction and storytelling; art and management; skateboarding architecture and free running; management change and globalisation effects in Latin America. Current research projects include (i) the Argentinean Organisational Change Experience: this project looks at new forms ofrganising that are emerging in Argentina as a result of the country's economic collapse in 2001; and (ii) Changing Narratives of Corporate Building Architecture for the XXIst Century (Dr Maria Daskalaki): this on-going project in Europe and Latin America seeks to provide subversive narratives for the way organisational actors experience working (architectural) space.
Miguel teaches Organisational Behaviour on the MA Business Management, and the Management of Change on the MBA). He is also the liaison officer on the Internal Communications programme (between Kingston University and Capita). He holds visiting lectureships at the LSE and the Catholic University of Chile.
Kosmala, Katarzyna and Imas, J. Miguel (2012) Favela is painting: an UrbansparkZ/art installation of social commitment and organisational change. Cadernos EBAPE.BR, 10(2), pp. 466-469. ISSN (online) 1679-3951
Imas, J. Miguel and Weston, Alia (2012) From Harare to Rio de Janeiro: Kukiya-Favela organization of the excluded. Organization, 19(2), pp. 205-227. ISSN (print) 1350-5084
Kosmala, Katarzyna and Imas, Miguel (2012) Narrating a story of Buenos Aires' Fabricas Recuperadas. International Journal of Management and Business, 3(1), pp. 103-114. ISSN (print) 1949-2839
Imas, J. Miguel (2012) The curious organisational world of imagination, art and the precariat: imagining a friend. Revista Electrônica de Gestão Organizacional, 10(3), pp. 436-444. ISSN (online) 1679-1827
Kosmala, Katarzyna and Imas, J. Miguel (2010) Pedestrian utterances on space/less green awareness: visualizing the process. Teaching Artist Journal, 9(1), pp. 35-46. ISSN (print) 1541-1796
Imas, J. Miguel (2006) Postcard from South America: experiencing organisation at the end of the world. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 2(1), pp. 58-64. ISSN (online) 1742-2043
Imas, J.M. (2005) Rational darkness: voicing the unheard in the modern management discourse of Chile. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 27(1), pp. 111-133. ISSN (online) 1084-1806
Blackman, Deborah and Imas, Miguel (2011) Transgressive knowledge creation in entrepreneurship. In: Hindle, Kevin and Klyver, Kim, (eds.) Handbook of research on new venture creation. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 99-118. ISBN 9781847200952
Imas, Miguel (2010) 'Dirty management': the legacy of Chile and Argentina. In: Guedes, Ana and Faria, Alex, (eds.) International management and international relations: a critical perspective from Latin America. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 185-200. ISBN 9780415801690
Conference or Workshop Item
Imas, J. Miguel, Donnelly, Paul, Sell, Lucia, Daskalaki, Maria and Garcia, Lucia (2013) Les Misérables, deuxième partie, insurrection and resistance at the heart of entrepreneurship. In: The 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies (CMS): Extending the Limits of Neo-Liberal Capitalism; 10-12 Jul 2013, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Kosmala, Katarzyna and Imas, Miguel (2009) LandArt for a sustainable & activist 'bioculturally diverse' management: voices from the south! In: 2009 Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting: Green Management Matters; 7-11 Aug 2009, Chicago, U.S..
Imas, J.M., Lowe, S and Daskalaki, Maria (2005) Who am I to say? The story of Marcus Elron's Exxon and the Tabaco community of Columbia. In: 15th Annual Conference of sc’MOI: Manufacturing Identity(ies); 7 - 9 April 2005, Philadelphia. (Annual Review of Management & Organization Inquiry: Tamara Journal) ISSN (print) 1532-5555 (Unpublished)