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Ericsson, D. & Kostera, M. (2020). Strategier för hopp i brytningstid. Stockholm: ETC Press
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2020 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Hopplöshet präglar dagens samhällsdebatt. Men det finns vägar ut ur hopplösheten. Att organisera sig och skapa en bild av det samhälle vi vill ha är en sådan väg. Det skriver Daniel Ericsson och Monika Kostera som står bakom forskningsantologin Organizing Hope.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: ETC Press, 2020
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Organisation theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90952 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-16 Created: 2020-01-16 Last updated: 2020-01-16
Kostera, M. (2019). A mury (wyobcowania) runą.... Nowy Obywatel (2019-09-01)
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2019 (Polish)In: Nowy Obywatel, ISSN 2082-7644, no 2019-09-01Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
Language, Writing, Politics
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79959 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-27 Created: 2019-01-27 Last updated: 2019-09-12Bibliographically approved
Ericsson, D. & Kostera, M. (2019). Introduction: Organizing hope: narratives for a better future (1ed.). In: Daniel Ericsson & Monika Kostera (Ed.), Organizing hope: narratives for a better future (pp. 1-13). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2019 (English)In: Organizing hope: narratives for a better future / [ed] Daniel Ericsson & Monika Kostera, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, 1, p. 1-13Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019 Edition: 1
National Category
Business Administration Sociology
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90632 (URN)9781788979436 (ISBN)9781788979443 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-19 Created: 2019-12-19 Last updated: 2020-02-26Bibliographically approved
Ericsson, D. & Kostera, M. (Eds.). (2019). Organizing hope: narratives for a better future (1ed.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Crumbling social institutions, disintegrating structures, and a profound sense of uncertainty are the signs of our time, stemming from a situation in which traditional systems are dying but the new cannot yet be born. In this timely book, this contemporary crisis is explored and illuminated, providing narratives that suggest how the notion of hope can be leveraged to create powerful methods of organizing for the future, in communities, workplaces and businesses.

In response to the increasing attention being paid to the shocking seriousness of the current state of the world, this innovative book offers a variety of ways of bringing hope into a situation otherwise defined by hopelessness, following a tradition of radical dissent by public intellectuals such as Zygmunt Bauman and Vaclav Havel. Chapters first consider theoretical and philosophical perspectives on hopeful organizing, followed by both empirical discussions about achieving change and more imaginative narratives of alternative and utopian futures, including an exploration of the differing roles of work, creativity, idealism, inclusivity and activism.

Organizing Hope will be a critical and thought-provoking read for researchers and students of organization theory and sociology, as well as other social sciences. Politicians, policy makers and other decision makers in government will also find the book insightful and useful.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019. p. 244 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90631 (URN)10.4337/9781788979443 (DOI)9781788979436 (ISBN)9781788979443 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-19 Created: 2019-12-19 Last updated: 2020-02-26Bibliographically approved
Kociatkiewicz, J. & Kostera, M. (2019). The body in the library: An investigative celebration of deviation, hesitation, and lack of closure. Management Learning, 50(1), 114-128
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2019 (English)In: Management Learning, ISSN 1350-5076, E-ISSN 1461-7307, Vol. 50, no 1, p. 114-128Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The unexpected, if still clichéd, discovery of a body in the library introduces Agatha Christie’s plot starring the genius amateur detective, elderly Miss Marple. We will use the same situation as the starting point of our article and investigation, promising both the unmasking of the culprit and the departure from the currently standard form of an academic text. In a self-consciously rambling and digressive text, we will touch on various issues relevant to writing what we consider good social science, and the difficulties in doing so. Firmly reaffirming the need for writing organization studies and social science in the narrative mode, we trace what we see as the decline in quality and joyousness of contemporary management journal articles, and attempt to demonstrate, both through narrative means and by more traditional academic reasoning, how and why it is important to embrace variety in the ways knowledge in the social sciences is constructed and communicated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
Culture, Fiction, Knowledge creation, Narrative, Tacit knowledge, Writing
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Organisation theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-76389 (URN)10.1177/1350507618780367 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-25 Created: 2018-06-25 Last updated: 2019-03-14Bibliographically approved
Kociatkiewicz, J. & Kostera, M. (2018). After retrotopia: the future of organizing and the thought of Zygmunt Bauman. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 34(4), 335-342
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2018 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 34, no 4, p. 335-342Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The main body of work of Zygmunt Bauman concerns his home discipline of sociology, but his insights have been influential also in the field of organization studies. In this text, we provide an overview of the extent of this influence, providing some additional context for positioning the other contributions to this special section. Afterwards, we explore in more detail two notions central for Bauman’s late thought: that of liquidity and retrotopia. The former constitutes the root metaphor for theorizing the current global predicament. In this text, we analyse how two modes of interpreting it, using the assumptions behind Kurt Lewin’s CATS model and the alchemical tradition underpinning Carl Gustav Jung’s conception of archetypes respectively, can help us theorize the alternative modes of organizing and managing encountered in a study of contemporary alternative organizations.

These insights form the starting point for our second goal: to explore Bauman’s notion of retrotopia as a potentially fruitful starting point for discussing both the deficiencies of current visions of our future society, and the possibilities and vicissitudes of developing new forms of organizing and managing. Such new forms, both as practice and as theoretical constructs, are urgently needed if we are to face the numerous, and potentially catastrophic global challenges facing our society today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Zygmunt Bauman, Liquid modernity, Liquidity, Retrotopia, Alternative organizations
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Business administration; Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75449 (URN)10.1016/j.scaman.2018.05.003 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-10 Created: 2018-06-10 Last updated: 2019-03-11Bibliographically approved
Kostera, M. (2018). Akademia moja miłość. Polityka Akademicka (2018-07-24)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Akademia moja miłość
2018 (Polish)In: Polityka Akademicka, no 2018-07-24Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
academy, higher education
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78568 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-31 Created: 2018-10-31 Last updated: 2019-05-16Bibliographically approved
Kostera, M. (2018). Bohaterstwo drugiego planu, czyli navigare necesse est. Nowy Obywatel, 11/4
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2018 (Polish)In: Nowy Obywatel, ISSN 2082-7644, Vol. 11/4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [pl]

Wmoim niedawnym felietonie pisałam, że jest za dużo szkół zarządzania. Studenci różnych kierunków zarówno w Polsce, jak i niemal na całym świecie, masowo uczą się rozumienia haseł takich jak przedsiębiorczość, projekt, marketing. Takie kształcenie jest nadmiarowe i oderwane od rzeczywistych potrzeb, a poza tym silnie nacechowane ideologicznie. W odróżnieniu od „zwykłych” kierunków studiów, kursy z zarządzania szczególnie często uczą treści niezgodnych, czy nawet sprzecznych z aktualną nauką, i nierzadko oczekuje się od studentów bezdyskusyjnego przyswajania wiedzy, nie samodzielnego, krytycznego myślenia. Jest zdecydowanie za dużo takich szkół zarządzania. To jednak nie znaczy, że jest za dużo zarządzania. Przeciwnie, uważam, że zarządzania jest za mało. Ale nie takiego, jakiego dziś uczą szkoły zarządzania.

Keywords
entrepreneurship, cooperation, responsibility
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78572 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-31 Created: 2018-10-31 Last updated: 2019-05-16Bibliographically approved
Kostera, M. (2018). Być obecnym. Nowy Obywatel (2018-11-07)
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2018 (Polish)In: Nowy Obywatel, ISSN 2082-7644, no 2018-11-07Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [pl]

Zeitgeist zabrał głos. Powiedział, że w przyszłości wszystko będzie się działo online. Zakupy, koncerty, flirty, leczenie, uczenie się, nabożeństwa – w sieci. A jeśli komuś marzy się staroświeckie ściśnięcie czyjejś graby, to jest dinozaurem zasługującym na wyginięcie. Fizyczność jest przestarzała, nieetyczna, niehigieniczna. Przyszłość należy do sztucznej inteligencji, a ludzie mogą co najwyżej się z tym pogodzić i upodobnić. Jednak Zeitgeist jest wybitnie słaby w przepowiadaniu przyszłości i niewiele z jego wyroczni wylądowało poza śmietnikiem historii, nawet gdy były poparte absolutną władzą Stalina czy spokojną rozwagą Thomasa Watsona z IBM. Tak będzie i tym razem.

Keywords
space, office space, workspace
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78727 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-07 Created: 2018-11-07 Last updated: 2019-05-15Bibliographically approved
Kostera, M. (2018). Druga mila. Nowy Obywatel, 12/5
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2018 (Polish)In: Nowy Obywatel, ISSN 2082-7644, Vol. 12/5Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [pl]

Według relacji Mateusza Ewangelisty, podczas Kazania na Górze Jezus powiedział do zebranych: „Jeśli ktoś przymusza cię do przejścia jednej mili, przejdź z nim dwie”. Myślę sobie, że pierwsza mila jest dla struktur, a druga – dla wyobraźni. Pierwszą przejść trzeba, bo ten, kto nas przymusza, ma władzę i może spowodować, że z nim pójdziemy. Drugą postanawiamy przejść sami, po to, by zrozumieć, co właściwie się stało, co spowodowało, że musieliśmy się posłuchać. Jakie środki przymusu, perswazji, zachęty miał do dyspozycji ten, kto nas do tego skłonił? A także: jak to właściwie jest iść z tym, kto ma nad nami władzę, jakie przyjmujemy role, jaka jest między nami relacja? Wreszcie: skąd – dokąd wiedzie droga?

Keywords
sociological imagination, organizing
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78573 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-31 Created: 2018-10-31 Last updated: 2019-05-16Bibliographically approved
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