We now have two candidates for the position of Treasurer of the EGRG (see their brief personal statements below). Please vote for one candidate by simply sending me an e-mail with the name of the candidate you prefer. I regret that I can only accept votes from members of the Royal Geographical Society, as this is an official committee position of an RGS-sponsored research group. Do NOT reply directly to this message! E-mail me your vote by 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 18 to:
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I have an undergraduate BA in Geography (Cambridge), MSc 'Society & Space' (Bristol) and a PhD in Human Geography (Cambridge). Since 2000 I have lectured at Birkbeck, University of London. Economic geography with a sociological flavour has always been the core of my research interests in human geography. Earlier research included studies into the development of a global business class in Chile and the gendered nature of recruitment into investment banks in the City of London. More recently, my work has focused on theorising the nature and development of transnational business service firms (banks, consultancies, legal services) - this has addressed issues including organizational globalization, transnational social contact networks, managerial structures and corporate cultures. I am also undertaking research projects on the transformation of work in all its forms as a consequence of globalization - I organised a session on 'Global Work' in this area at the 2004 AAG conference in Philadelphia. My future work is likely to continue to focus on the development of TNCs and the firm-level influences on their success or failure in the global economy.
I have been involved in the EGRG for several years as a committee member and have been a regular attendee and participant in events such as the Spring Symposium. I'm keen to continue to support the EGRG's activities and strengthen its profile across the discipline and beyond.
BSc. (QUB), MA (UBC), PhD (Toronto). My research focuses on the geographies of making markets, with particular reference to global finance. Current research projects on the genealogy of computerised trading systems and the making of information disclosure as a regulative principle in finance
examine the ways in which 'disruptive technologies' are enrolled within
markets. This work engages with scholarship on the geographies of
regulatory reform, the connections between making markets and state
building, and the forces that undermine and resist economic and legal
knowledges as world making enterprises. I lecture in economic geography at Queen's University Belfast.
Dr. Michael Samers
Secretary, Economic Geography Research Group, RGS-IBG
Director of Masters Programmes
School of Geography
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD
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