Public Lecture with professor Barbara Czarniawska

The 25th of February 2013 from 14:00 to 16:00 the ‘Organizing Uncertainty’ lecture series present Barbara Czarniawska at CBS.

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 14:00 to 16:00

The 25th of February 2013 from 14:00 to 16:00 the  ‘Organizing Uncertainty’ lecture series present Barbara Czarniawska at CBS.

Together with the Department of Organization, the Public-Private Platform is glad to host the event and exited to  hear her presentation “In defence of management”.

Abstract: It is estimated that management will continue to increase in relation to other occupations. This fact, far from producing joy or gratefulness, is met with an increasing hostility towards the occupation. This hostility is not produced by our colleagues in critical management studies - like every art, management needs its critics - but by its often thoughtless enthusiasts. After having reviewed some most blatant examples from what Nigel Thrift called "cultural circuit", comprising business schools, management consultants, management gurus, and business media, I will suggest a way of building an old-new alliance, necessary in order to retrieve the positive meaning of management.

Barbara Czarniawska holds a Chair in Management Studies at GRI, School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Doctor honoris causa at Stockholm School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School and Helsinki School of Economics, 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. Czarniawska takes a feminist and processual perspective on organizing, recently exploring connections between popular culture and practice of management, and the organization of the news production.


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