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Barbara Czarniawska: 50 years in academia

Research
Society and economy

Barbara Czarniawska has been an active force of research for 50 years. Join this webinar in celebration of her work and contribution to science.

Seminar
Date
7 Dec 2020
Time
14:00 - 16:00
Location
Webinar on Zoom
Number of seats
For Zoom-link, email: agnes.faxen@gri.gu.se
Registration deadline
7 December 2020

Participants
Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, Professor, Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI)
Elena Raviola, Professor, Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg
Rolf Solli, Senior Professor at University of Gothenburg
Kerstin Sahlin, Professor at Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University
Sabina Siebert, Professor of Management in the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
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This seminar is open to the public. Send an email to agnes.faxen@gri.gu.se for a Zoom link.
Organizer
Gothenburg Research Institute, School of Business, Economics and Law

Organizational change, complex organizations, institutionalism and action nets, as well as narrative methodology, shadowing and organizational ethnographies. Since getting her MA in Social and Industrial Psychology from Warsaw University in 1970, Barbara Czarniawska has worked intensely to broaden our understanding and knowledge of organization and organizing.

For the last 50 years she has spent time at MIT Sloan School of Management, US, Yale University, New Haven, London School of Economics and Political Science, Stockholm School of Economics and Lund University, just to name a few universities around the world. Today, Barbara Czarniawska holds a Research Chair in Management Studies at Gothenburg Research Institute at the University of Gothenburg. 

From all these places and over the five decades of her academic work, Barbara has inspired many researchers of different generations with her distinct voice, ironic (and less ironic) questions and careful, insightful, patient and pragmatic guidance into academic work in many different disciplines. All this with a unique curiosity for new phenomena and new field studies and a restless warning against contemporary academic fads and fashions.

Barbara Czarniawska has worked intensely to broaden our understanding and knowledge of organization and organizing.

This seminar is a celebration of Barbara's 50th anniversary in academia. We want to gather around Barbara Czarniawska´s invaluable contribution to organizing and management science, but also around contemporary developments in our field of research. What are the challenges today? In a world of change with a pandemic, social unrest, climate change and digitalisation, what are the questions that need answers in organizing and management?

At the seminar, you will meet collegues and friends of Barbara Czarniawska from different periods of her career, and listen to the panel. The seminar will be moderated by Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, Professor at Gothenburg Research Institute, and Elena Raviola, Torsten and Wanja Söderberg, Professor in Design Management at the Academy of Art and Design, University of Gothenburg. 

The panel will include the following participants: 

  • Rolf Solli, Senior Professor at University of Gothenburg
  • Kerstin Sahlin, Professor at Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University
  • Sabina Siebert, Professor of Management in the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
  • Kjell Tryggestad, Professor, Høgskolen i Innlandet

And other interventions from close and far are planned. 

Join us in celebrating Barbara's 50 years in academia and converse with us about present and future of organizing and management research. 

For a Zoom link, please do not hesitate to email: agnes.faxen@gri.gu.se