Sub-theme 52: Organizing Performativity: The Practical Life of Theory across Time and Organizational Settings

Karen Boll, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Jean-Pascal Gond, Cass Business School, UK
Paul L. du Gay, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, Decelles, 4th floor, Section Sud, Beloeil
The Practical Life of Organization Theory: Framing the Debates
Chair: Karen Boll, Jean-Pascal Gond, Paul du Gay
Signe Vikkelsø and Paul L. du Gay
What makes organization? Organizational theory as a 'practical science'
Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth
Has organization studies lost its object?
Laure Cabantous, Jean-Pascal Gond, Nancy Harding and Mark Learmonth
What do we mean by performativity in organization studies?
Discussants: Collective discussion of the four papers
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, Decelles, 4th floor, Section Sud, Beloeil
Socio-Material Perspectives on Performativity
Chair: Paul du Gay
George Kuk and Nadia Kirilova
Performativity of artifactual agency in open design
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Lars Walter
François-Xavier de Vaujany, Carine Dominguez-Péry, Sabine Carton and Emmanuelle Vaast
Performing information technology pre-adoption: How organization, industry and society matter
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): George Kuk and Nadia Kirilova
Lars Walter
Making markets for work. A study of Sweden's employment services
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Sabine Carton
Session III: Thursday, July 04, 16:00 to 17:30, Decelles, 4th floor, Section Sud, Beloeil
Performing Social Innovation? Cooperativism and the Bottom of the Pyramid
Chair: Laure Cabantous
Ella Bongers
Common sense in organization
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Carole Ferranti
Carole Ferranti
On business strategy performation: Learning from the BoP case
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Bernard Leca and Luciano Barin Cruz
Luciano Barin Cruz, Bernard Leca and Jean-Pascal Gond
Building critical performativity engines for deprived communities: The construction of popular cooperative incubators in Brazil
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ella Bongers
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, Decelles, 4th floor, Section Sud, Beloeil
Critical and Moral Perspectives on Performativity
Chair: Mark Learmonth
Jérémy Morales, Yves Gendron and Henri Guénin-Paracini
Performing the soul: The normalization of organizational deviance and conceptualizations of the "dangerous" individual
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Susanne Ekman
Silvia Jordan and Iain Munro
Critical performativity and institutional critique: A case study of WikiLeaks
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jérémy Morales
Susanne Ekman
The professional persona of organizational scholars – Tales of an ethical impasse
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Iain Munro
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30, Decelles, 4th floor, Section Sud, Beloeil
Performing Organizational Change
Chair: Jean-Pascal Gond
John Hassard and Julie Wolfram Cox
Revisiting paradigms of practice: Accounting for the recent evolution of organization theory
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ralf Wetzel and Lore Van Gorp
Ralf Wetzel and Lore Van Gorp
Eighteen shades of grey? An explorative literature review into the theoretical flavours of organizational change research
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Maria Lusiani
Anne Roelsgaard Obling and Signe Vikkelsø
Organizing the situation at hand: Beyond 'optimizing' and 'humanizing' in accelerated cancer treatment
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): John Hassard and Julie Wolfram Cox
Viviane Sergi, Maria Lusiani, Ann Langley and Jean-Louis Denis
Saying what you do and doing what you say: The performative dynamics of lean management theory
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Anne Roelsgaard Obling and Signe Vikkelsø
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, Decelles, 4th floor, Section Sud, Beloeil
Bridging Theory and Practice across Spaces: Boundary and Liminality
Chair: Signe Vikkelsø
Mike Lucas and Alex Wright
Liminal performativity: Modern-day festivals and embodied practice
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Olivier Ratle
Olivier Ratle
The shifting boundaries of organisation theory across time: A demarcation perspective
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Karen Boll
Karen Boll
Specifications of state change
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mike Lucas
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, Decelles, 4th floor, Section Sud, Beloeil
Processes in Performativity and Organization Studies
Chair: Karen Boll and Jean-Pascal Gond
Justine Grønbæk Pors and Helene Friis Ratner
Process theory in public management: Liberating value from structure or strange bedfellows?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Sander Merkus
Sander Merkus
World-making as a resultant of performative struggle: Bringing strategic agency and power as potentia into the performative research agenda
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Stefanie Reissner
Stefanie C. Reissner
The performativity of corporate storytelling: Theory and practice
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Justine Grønbæk Pors and Helene Ratner