Dr Peter Watt

Lecturer - Work & Organization

York Business School

Peter’s research focuses on the way contemporary managerial practices and processes construct ideal forms of subjectivity, and how these values are then understood and interpreted in wider society and culture. His current research is largely focused on popular portrayals of ‘graduates’, ‘interns’ and ‘entrepreneurs’.

BA (Hons) | MA | PhD | FHEA

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Latest Publications

  1. Watt, Peter (2016) Higher education, consumed! review of Williams, J. (2013) Consuming higher education: Why learning can’t be bought. London: Bloomsbury Academic. (PB, pp. x + 166, £25.99, ISBN 978-1-4411-8360-6). Ephemera: theory and policit, 16 (3). pp. 127-136.
  2. Chertkovskaya, Ekaterina and Watt, Peter (2017) Against idle complicity: challenging the employability agenda in teaching and daily academic life. In: Huzzard, Tony and Benner, Mats and Kärreman, Dan, (eds.) The Corporatization of Business Education: Minerva meets the market. Routledge
  3. Chertkovskaya, Ekaterina and Watt, Peter and Tramer, Stefan and Spoelstra, Sverre (2013) Giving notice to employability. Ephemera: theory and policit, 13 (4). pp. 701-716.
  4. Costea, B. and Watt, Peter and Amiridis, K. (2015) What killed Moritz Erhardt? Internships and the cultural dangers of ‘positive’ ideas. TripleC, 13 (2). pp. 375-389.
  5. Watt, Peter (2015) The rise of the ‘dropout entrepreneur’: dropping out, ‘self-reliance’ and the American myth of entrepreneurial success. Culture and Organization, 22 (1). pp. 20-43.
  6. Boak, George and Watt, Peter and Gold, Jeff and Devins, David and Garvey, Robert (2016) Procuring a sustainable future: an action learning approach to the development and modelling of ethical and sustainable procurement practices. Action Learning: Research and Practice, 13 (3). pp. 204-218.