bompp

Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Birke
Otto
Postdoc
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Birke Otto
Presentation

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the European University Viadrina, Germany  and visiting fellow at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy. With a background in social and cultural studies, my research concerns the question of how larger societal trends and challenges are reflected, created and challenged in the mundane and colloquial practices of organizations. As a member of the research unit ‘Organized Creativity’ funded by the German Research Council and based the Free University Berlin, I currently study the role and effects of transparency and secrecy as normative concepts and concrete practice in creative and innovation processes. In further research, I have studied transparency and accountability as part water governance and policy making in the water sector. I use qualitative methodologies, focusing amongst other on affects and discourses.  I am a member of the editorial collective of ephemera: theory and politics in organization.

Primary research areas
  • Transparency, secrecy, ignorance
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Water governance and accountability, sustainability, urban settings
  • Qualitative methods
  • Affect and discourse
  • Organization theory, Social and cultural studies
Curriculum Vitae
Links
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/bompp
Courses
  • Theories of Contemporary Society (Copenhagen Business School)
  • Organizational Transparency and Secrecy (Leuphana University Lüneburg
Selected publications
  • Birke Otto; Justine Grønbæk Pors; Rasmus Johnsen: Hidden in Full View : The Organization of Public Secrecy in Miéville’s The City and the City. In: Culture and Organization, 12.12.2018
  • Alexa Färber; Birke Otto / Saving (in) a Common World: Cosmopolitical Instances from a Low-budget Urbanities Perspective. In: Urban Cosmopolitics: Agencements, Assemblies, Atmospheres. ed. /Anders Blok; Ignacio Farías. Abingdon : Routledge 2016, p. 25-43 (Questioning Cities)
  • Birke Otto: Selbstorganisierte Infrastrukturen in der Stadt. In: Urbane Infrastrukturlandschaften in Transformation: Städte - Orte - Räume. ed. /Antje Matern. Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag 2016, p. 189-210
  • Paula Bialski; Heike Derwanz; Birke Otto; Hans Vollmer: ‘Saving’ the City : Collective Low‐budget Organizing and Urban Practice. In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2.2015, p. 1-19
Publications sorted by:
2019
Birke Otto; Jana Costas / "We Did not Pay Any Attention to Them" : Practices and Implications of Deliberate Ignorance in Creative Processes in Pharmaceutical Innovation.
Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Birke Otto / Book Review: The Conversational Firm: Rethinking Bureaucracy in the Age of Social Media
In: Organization, 19.6.2019
Book review > peer review
Justine Grønbæk Pors; Lena Olaison; Birke Otto / Ghostly Matters in Organizing
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2019, 29 p., p. 1-29
Editorial
Birke Otto; Justine Grønbæk Pors; Rasmus Johnsen / Hidden in Full View : The Organization of Public Secrecy in Miéville’s The City and the City.
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 25, No. 2, 15.3.2019, p. 91-103
Journal article > peer review
Birke Otto; Floriane Clement; Binayak Das; Hari Dhungana; Lotte Feuerstein; Girma Senbeta; Jasmina Van Driel / Social Accountability and Water Integrity : Learning from Experiences with Participatory and Transparent Budgeting in Ethiopia and Nepal.
Bergen : Sidgwick & Jackson 2019, 60 p. (U4, No. 11, Vol. 2019)
Report
Birke Otto / The Generative Properties of Secrecy in Idea Development : A Case Study in Pharmaceutical Innovation.
In: Academy of Management Proceedings 2019. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2019, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Birke Dorothea Otto; Anke Strauß / The Novel as Affective Site : Uncertain Work as Impasse in Wait Until Spring, Bandini.
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 40, No. 12, 12.2019, p. 1805-1822
Journal article > peer review
2018
Jana Costas; Birke Otto / Modes of Secrecy Influencing Creativity in Innovation Processes. Examples from the Danish Pharma Industry
Abstract from The 4th Israel Organization Behaviour Conference, 2018
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Birke Otto / Performative Secrecies. Unfolding the Process of Idea Development : A Case Study in Pharmaceutical Innovation.
Paper presented at The 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
Birke Otto / The Generative Properties of Secrecy in Idea Development : A Case Study in Pharmaceutical Innovation.
Berlin : Freie Universität Berlin 2018, 18 p. (Organized Creativity Discussion Paper, No. 18/3)
Working paper > peer review
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