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Kostera, M. (2017). 2021: A campus Odyssey. In: Michal Izak, Monika Kostera and Michal Zawadzki (Ed.), The Future of University Education: (pp. 309-328). London: Palgrave Macmillan
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2017 (English)In: The Future of University Education / [ed] Michal Izak, Monika Kostera and Michal Zawadzki, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 309-328Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
Series
Palgrave Critical University Studies
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68914 (URN)978-3-319-46894-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2018-05-09Bibliographically approved
Kostera, M. (2017). Adventures and lovers: organizational heroines and heroes for a new time. Journal of Genius and Eminence, 2(2), 115-125
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Genius and Eminence, ISSN 2334-1130, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 115-125Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Narratives resonating with profound layers of culture have such a strong influence because they use archetypes. Archetypes, understood in the Jungian way, as constructs in the collective unconscious, ready to hold important cultural material, can shape the plot, characters, time and place of such tales. I analyzed the empirical material collected during a longitudinal ethnographic study of Polish and UK alternative organizations, such as cooperatives, value driven businesses, anarchist collectives and others, operating in the margins of the capitalist system, looking for underpinning archetypical tales, which referred to their general principle of organizing. I have found two such overarching motifs: the Adventurer (or the classic Campbellian hero) and the Lover. The narrative thrust of the archetypical tales seems to be directed in opposite ways. The hybrid they form may have an interesting potential for radical change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ICSC Press, 2017
Keyword
Narratives, Leadership, Cooperation, Alternative organizations, Heroic tales
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Business administration; Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72052 (URN)10.18536/jge.2017.02.2.2.12 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-03-31 Created: 2018-03-31 Last updated: 2018-04-09Bibliographically approved
Izak, M., Kostera, M. & Zawadzki, M. (2017). Anti-Coda. In: Michal Izak, Monika Kostera, Michal Zawadzki (Ed.), The Future of University Education: (pp. 329-336). London: Palgrave Macmillan
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2017 (English)In: The Future of University Education / [ed] Michal Izak, Monika Kostera, Michal Zawadzki, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 329-336Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
Series
Palgrave Critical University Studies
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68913 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-46894-5 (DOI)978-3-319-46894-5 (ISBN)978-3-319-46893-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2018-05-09Bibliographically approved
Pirson, M. & Kostera, M. (2017). Concluding observations (1ed.). In: Monika Kostera & Michael Pirson (Ed.), Dignity and the organization: (pp. 245-247). London: Palgrave Macmillan
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2017 (English)In: Dignity and the organization / [ed] Monika Kostera & Michael Pirson, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 1, p. 245-247Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This book presents some of the latest thinking on dignity and organizations. It focuses on the conceptualization of dignity within organizational contexts and explores practices that either undermine, deny, remedy, or protect human dignity. While this book presented a short glimpse into ongoing research, it hopes to spark more such research. While dignity arguably is a base concept relevant for better organizing practices, much needs to be understood, formalized, and explored. We wish to encourage more conceptual work, measurement work, and studies exploring practices that protect and promote human dignity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 Edition: 1
Series
Humanism in Business Series
Keyword
Business Ethic, Human Dignity, Organizational Context, Social Entrepreneurship, Humanistic Management
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68912 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-55562-5_12 (DOI)9781137555625 (ISBN)9781137555618 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2018-05-08Bibliographically approved
Kostera, M. & Pirson, M. (Eds.). (2017). Dignity and the organization (1ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan
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2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This important book focuses on the role of human dignity, its protection and promotion in the context of organization and Humanistic Management. The recent phenomenon of humanism in management already has a rich body of literature and takes up many themes both theoretically, and from a practitioner perspective. Dignity and the Organization is the first book to explicitly deal with the topic of human dignity and management. The chapters address various aspects and problems from a humanistically-oriented perspective, taking up issues relevant for the contemporary management theorists and practitioners, and are concerned with organization, management and the social and cultural context. The book develops the notion of human dignity in conceptual and theoretical terms in its practical application, within the context of organizations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 260 Edition: 1
Series
Humanism in Business Series
Keyword
Humanistic management, Dignity, Organization
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68895 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-55562-5 (DOI)9781137555625 (ISBN)9781137555618 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2018-05-08Bibliographically approved
Izak, M., Kostera, M. & Zawadzki, M. (2017). Introduction: The future of university education. In: Michal Izak, Monika Kostera, Michal Zawadzki (Ed.), The Future of University Education: (pp. 1-16). London: Palgrave Macmillan
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2017 (English)In: The Future of University Education / [ed] Michal Izak, Monika Kostera, Michal Zawadzki, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 1-16Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
Series
Palgrave Critical University Studies
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68915 (URN)978-3-319-46894-5 (ISBN)978-3-319-46893-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2018-05-09Bibliographically approved
Pirson, M. & Kostera, M. (2017). Introduction to Dignity and organization (1ed.). In: Monika Kostera & Michael Pirson (Ed.), Dignity and the organization: (pp. 1-9). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction to Dignity and organization
2017 (English)In: Dignity and the organization / [ed] Monika Kostera & Michael Pirson, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 1, p. 1-9Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Humanistic management is a paradigm focusing on organizational practices that protect human dignity and promote human well-being. It differs from the economistic paradigm in that it embraces the distinction between goods that can be exchanged and those things in life that are priceless and cannot be (Pirson and Dierksmeier 2014; Pirson and Lawrence 2010). Kant would say the latter possess dignity and are intrinsically valuable (such as love, character, human rights), but these elements of life also escape the most prominent research paradigm we have in organizational contexts: the exchange paradigm. The humanistic management perspective as such challenges a foundational principle of modern organizational science: the focus on the market, efficiency and exchange. While the humanistic perspective clearly embraces the exchange perspective, it sees exchange as a reductionist approach to social and organizational science. The humanistic management perspective also questions one of the prevailing, paradigmatic pillars of what we organize for, by suggesting that the aim of organizing should be a contribution to the common good, or the creation of well-being. This aim contrasts with one of the primary organizational goals of the business world: material wealth creation, i.e. shareholder value. (Mele 2003; Pirson and Lawrence 2010).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 Edition: 1
Series
Humanism in Business Series
Keyword
Human Resource Management, Human Dignity, Organizational Context, Organizational Practice, Humanistic Management
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68911 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-55562-5_1 (DOI)9781137555625 (ISBN)9781137555618 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2018-05-08Bibliographically approved
Gaggiotti, H., Kostera, M. & Krzyworzeka, P. (2017). More than a method?: Organisational ethnography as a way of imagining the social. Culture and Organization, 23(5), 325-340
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2017 (English)In: Culture and Organization, ISSN 1475-9551, E-ISSN 1477-2760, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 325-340Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The authors – two anthropologists and an organisational theorist, all organisational ethnographers – discuss their understanding and practices of organisational ethnography (OE) as a way of imagining and reflect on how similar this understanding may be for young organisational researchers and students in particular. The discussion leads to the conclusion that OE may be regarded as a methodology but that it has a much greater potential when it is reclaiming its roots: to become a mode of doing social science on the meso-level. The discussion is based on an analysis of both historical material and the contemporary learning experiences of teaching OE as more than a method to our students.

Keyword
Organisational ethnography, Anthropology, Teaching and learning organisational ethnography, Sociological imagination, Ethnographic imagination, Research methods
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Organisation theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-57501 (URN)10.1080/14759551.2016.1203312 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-10-20 Created: 2016-10-20 Last updated: 2017-09-22Bibliographically approved
Kociatkiewicz, J. & Kostera, M. (2017). The Body in the Library. In: Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, XXXV SCOS Roma, Carne – Flesh and Organization: Book of abstracts. Università Degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza, Rome, 10-13 July 2017. Paper presented at Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, XXXV SCOS Roma, Carne – Flesh and Organization. Università Degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza, Rome, 10-13 July 2017 (pp. 63-63).
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2017 (English)In: Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, XXXV SCOS Roma, Carne – Flesh and Organization: Book of abstracts. Università Degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza, Rome, 10-13 July 2017, 2017, p. 63-63Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Following Agatha Christie (1942), we investigate the mysterious case of the body found in the library. A dead body of an older woman is found in the public library, well dressed, with platinum blonde hair, and completely unknown to everyone at the premises. She appears to have been strangled, though we are still waiting for the coroner's report. The police have been called, but can they be trusted to uncover the truth? Meanwhile, the unprepossessing Miss Marple, conducting her own investigation, has established beyond doubt the identity of the dead woman: it is the body of Knowledge. 

But who has killed Knowledge and why? It is clear that the culprit is one of the characters present at the murder scene, but who? Was it Monsieur Foucault, with his basilisk like panoptical gaze, revolting against her power? Could it have been Herr Nietzsche, who one drafted her into the mobile army of metaphors and no one has truly spoken with her since? Or perhaps kind Polányi úr, who is said to have been enamoured with her once? Did her tacit acceptance of social mores drive the mild-mannered professor to murder? Meanwhile, Mr Karl Popper has been observed acting quite suspiciously; did he falsify the clues while testing his hypothesis on ignorance not being the same as the absence of Knowledge? 

This paper will be written in the old school dialogical style of a SCOS from before the formatting era (b.f.e.) and presented in a theatrical fashion of that same style. No apologies will be given. Powerpoints are unlikely. A mystery will be solved though complications will abound. If references are required, please allow the aforementioned Ms Christie and Mr Guillet de Monthoux (2004) to fulfil these noble roles.

National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68916 (URN)
Conference
Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, XXXV SCOS Roma, Carne – Flesh and Organization. Università Degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza, Rome, 10-13 July 2017
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Izak, M., Kostera, M. & Zawadzki, M. (Eds.). (2017). The Future of University Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan
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2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This collected volume of essays offers glimpses of the future of university education. While universities consider the spirit of theoretical exchange and intellectual pursuit to be a defining trait of their identity, this book argues that this heritage is disappearing under the influence of the short-term demands of societies and markets. Universities used to be sites of dissent, civil courage and societal conscience, but have now instead become little more than pseudo-businesses, rendering them incapable of remaining critical or independent. However, with more people going to university every year, there is a strong resistance to the notion that the university as a collegial and critical institution is dead, among academics as well as the broader public. With contributions from scholars across the world, this edited collection explores the ramifications of marketization on universities, and provides glimpses of what higher education will look like in the future. It will be of great interest to teachers and students in higher education, as well as policy makers and those interested in the current and future state of higher education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 346
Series
Palgrave Critical University Studies
Keyword
university, academia, education, higher education
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68907 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-46894-5 (DOI)978-3-319-46894-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2018-05-09Bibliographically approved
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