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Barbara Czarniawska


Barbara Czarniawska
+46 31 786 1552

Postal Address: Box 603, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13, plan 3 , 41125 Göteborg

Gothenburg Research Institute (More Information)
Box 603
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 5619

Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13, plan 3 , 411 25 Göteborg

About Barbara Czarniawska

Barbara Czarniawska holds an MA in Social and Industrial Psychology from Warsaw University and a Ph.D.in Economic Sciences from Warsaw School of Economics. She is Doctor honoris causa at Stockholm School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, and Helsinki School of Economics. 

At present, she is Senior Professor of Management Studies at Gothenburg Research Institute, School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In her research she applies a constructivist perspective on organizing, with the focus on action nets. Her methodological interests concern fieldwork techniques and the narrative approach in social science studies.

Latest publications in English: Social Science Research From Field to Desk (2014), A Theory of Organizing (second edition, 2014) and A Research Agenda for Management and Organization Studies (edited, 2016). 

She is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Royal Engineering Academy, the Royal Society of Art and Sciences in Gothenburg, and Societas Scientiarum Finnica. Lily and Sven Thuréus Technical-Economic Award for internationally renowned research in organization theory, 2000; Wihuri International Prize "in recognition of creative work that has specially furthered and developed the cultural and economic progress of mankind", 2003.

Research areas

  • General Management
  • Organization Theory
  • Methodology

Teaching areas

  • Methodology

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Czy konsultant może być konstruktywistą?
Barbara Czarniawska
Stan Rzeczy, Journal article 2014
Journal article

The codification of everything
Barbara Czarniawska
: Pallas, Josef; Strannegård, Lars & Jonsson, Stefan (red.) Organizations and the media. Organizing in a medialized world, Abingdon, Oxton, Routledge, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Ute på fältet, inne vid skrivbordet
Barbara Czarniawska
Lund, Studentlitteratur, Book 2014

Social science research from field to desk
Barbara Czarniawska
London, Sage Publications, Book 2014

Why I think shadowing is the best field technique in management and organisation studies
Barbara Czarniawska
Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Magazine article 2014
Magazine article

Hard is soft, precise is fuzzy, concrete is abstract, or, where does the economic information belong?
Barbara Czarniawska
Bourmistrov, Anatoli & Olson, Olov (red.) Accounting, management control and institutional development, Oslo, Cappelen Damm, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

How to regain trust, if it is at all possible?
Barbara Czarniawska, Rolf Solli
In: Kociatkiewicz, Jerzy and Kostera, Monika (eds) Liquid organization, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Changing perspectives on the management of overflow
Orvar Löfgren, Barbara Czarniawska
Czarniawska, B. & Löfgren, O. (red.) Coping with excess: How organizations, communities and individuals manage overflows. , Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

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