Nick Butler and Sverre Spoelstra

Nick Butler is a postdoctoral researcher at Lund University, Sweden, having previously worked as a lecturer at the University of St Andrews, UK. His research is in the area of organisation studies, focusing on the sociology of work and critical perspectives on management. He is currently working on two main projects: the politics of excellence and relevance in the business school and the working lives of stand-up comedians. Sverre Spoelstra is an associate professor at the Department of Business Administration, Lund University, Sweden. His research interests include philosophy of leadership and organization, the relation between work and play and academic knowledge production.

The Tyranny of Excellence is Hurting Research

Nick Butler and Sverre Spoelstra argue that the game-playing that accompanies Britain’s Research Excellence Framework to achieve better appearances is harming the intent of the exercise.

8 years ago