pdgioa

Department of Organization

Paul du
Gay
Professor
,
PhD


Room: KIL/14.A-4.58
Tel:
+4538152917
E-mail: pdg.ioa@cbs.dk
Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas

 

  • The History and Contemporary Relevance of 'Classic' Organization Theory
  • Bureaucracy and Public Service Ethics
  • History and Contemporary Practices  of 'Office' Holding, their relationship to State Service, and casuistical reasoning
  • Identity and Personhood and their organizational constitution
  • Public Administration as an institution of government
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Presentation

I came to CBS in late 2008 as a Globaliseringsprofessor at IOA. Prior to that I was Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Warwick Business School, and Professor of Sociology and Organization Studies at the Open University, UK. My research interests have been and continue to be located on the cusp of sociology, politics, history and cultural studies, with a key focus on questions of organization and identity. Currently, my two main research foci concern 1) reviving Organization Theory (OT) as 'a practical science of Organizing', via an engagement with OT's own past 2) reviving notions of 'Office', 'Ethos', 'Persona' and practices of casuistical reasoning in the context of public administration and state service more generally. Theese two concerns are, to my mind, intimately linked.

At CBS, I am Co-Director of the School's Buisness in Society 'Public-Private Platform',
Director of the collective Velux Research Programme 'What Makes Organization?', and a member of the School wide appointments and promotion committee (CWAC). I am currently involved in co-supervsing the work of nine Ph.D students.

Courses

I teach on the CBS MPA and MPG, and on five Ph.D courses in te areas of Public Governance; Public Managment and Administration; Organizational Analysis; Work, Organization, and Identity; and the History of Theory. I also guest lecture on a number of teaching programmes troughout the School

Supervision

I am currently involved in co-supervising nine doctoral students. Their areas of interest are quite diverse, ranging from organizational changes in healthcare systems,  to questions of scientififc social responsibility, the constitution of  global professional networks, and the creation of markets for windpower. They all involve detailed empirical field studies, and are united by a set of related conceptual concerns, linking contemporary pragmatist analytics with organization studies, broadly defined.

Other teaching activities

I am involved in organizing a Denmark wide Public sector Reading Group for Ph.D Fellows, hosted by CBS's Public-Private Platform, and also host a workshop on Publishing Internationally for early career researchers and Ph.D Fellows. I also organize a Public Lecture Series on the theme of 'Organizing Uncertainty', whose aim is to bring to the School internationall renowmed scholars in the human and social sceinces whose work has had a profound impact on contemporary studies of organizaing. Speakers in the series have included Marilyn Strathern, Bruno Latour, David Stark, Karin Knorr, Mike Power, Donald Mackenzie, and Charles Perrow.

Selected publications

 

du Gay, P. & Morgan, G. (eds.) 2013 New Spirits of Capitalism? Crises, Justifications & Dynamics Oxford: Oxford University  Press

du Gay, P., Hall, S., Janesd, L., Koed Madsen, A., MacKey, H. & Negus, K. 2013 Doing Cultural Studies: the story of the Sony Walkman (2nd edition) London: Sage

du Gay, P. & S. Vikkelsø, S (2013). Exploitation, exploration, and exaltation: notes on a metaphysical (re)turn to 'one best way of organising. Research in the Sociology of  Organizations, vol.37.No.1.

du Gay, P., Millo, Y.& Tuck P. (2013). Making government liquid: shifts in governance using financialisation as a political device. Environment & Planning C: Government and Policy

du Gay, P. (2012) 'Leviathan Calling: some notes on sociological anti-statism and its consequences', Journal of Sociology, 48.4

Publications
2016
Paul du Gay; Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth / Fear of the Formal
In: European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2016, p. 6-40
Journal article
2015
Paul du Gay / Is Office a Vocation in 'Post-Bureaucratic' Public Management?
In: Neo-Liberalism and the Crisis of Public Institutions: Working Papers in the Human Rights and Public Life. . ed. /Anna Yeatman. Rydalmere : Whitlam Institute. Western Sydney University 2015, p. 36-55 (Working Papers in the Human Rights and Public Life Program , Vol. 2)
Book chapter
Paul du Gay / Organization (Theory) as a Way of Life
In: Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2015, p. 399-417
Journal article
2014
Peter Kjær; Paul du Gay / Bureaukratiet
In: Klassisk og moderne organisationsteori. ed. /Signe Vikkelsø; Peter Kjær. København : Hans Reitzel 2014, p. 23-46
Book chapter
Paul du Gay; Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth / Fear of the Formal : On Organizational and State Phobia.
Abstract from The Second Workshop on the Analysis of Bureaucracy in Society, 2014
Conference abstract for conference
Paul Adler; Paul du Gay; Glenn Morgan; Michael Reed / Introduction : Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies, Continuing Entanglements .
In: Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents . . ed. /Paul S. Adler; Paul du Gay; Glenn Morgan; Michael Reed. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2014, p. 1-8
Book chapter
Paul S. Adler (Editor) ; Paul du Gay (Editor) ; Glenn Morgan (Editor) ; Michael Reed (Editor) / Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies : Contemporary Currents .
Oxford : Oxford University Press 2014, 796 p.
Anthology
Paul du Gay; Signe Vikkelsø / What Makes Organization? : Organizational Theory as a 'Practical Science'.
In: Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents . . ed. /Paul S. Adler; Paul du Gay; Glenn Morgan; Michael Reed. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2014, p. 736-758
Book chapter
2013
Paul du Gay; Stuart Hall ; Linda James; Anders Koed Madsen; Hugh Mackay; Keith Negus / Doing Cultural Studies : The Story of the Sony Walkman.
2.ed.London : Sage Publications, Incorporated 2013, 175 p. (Culture, Media and Identities series )
Book
Paul du Gay; Signe Vikkelsø / Exploitation, Exploration and Exaltation : Notes on a Metaphysical (Re)turn to 'One Best Way of Organizing'.
In: Managing ‘Human Resources’ by Exploiting and Exploring People’s Potentials. ed. /Mikael Holmqvist; André Spicer. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013, p. 249 - 279 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 37)
Book chapter
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