Sub-theme 68: Perspectives on Gender, Identity and Employment [= open sub-theme 2]

Petra Adolfsson
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Gianluigi Mangia
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Call for Papers

This sub-theme is based on a selection of high-quality papers re-routed from other sub-themes. The papers revolve nicely around identity in the broad sense and represent different studies on identity, gender and/or employment. While some have a pronounced focus on the individual level, others focus more on an organizational level or different groups of actors such as professions or entrepreneurs. It generates an interesting variety concerning the level of analysis and methods used. The organizational contexts considered include small businesses and entrepreneurship as well as larger organizations in different sectors.

Petra Adolfsson is Associate Professor of Business Administration at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is involved in the Managing Big Cities research programme at Gothenburg Research Institute and conducts studies on sustainable city development. She has previous experiences from organizing EGOS as a member of the local committee 2011 in Gothenburg. Her general research interest is change management, profession, sustainability and public participation. In the article "After Quantification: Quality Dialogue and Performance in a Swedish Municipality" (in: Financial Accountability & Management) several of these dimensions are discussed as it shows how public administration can support professional development in evaluation processes. She is also enganged in qualitative methods and have used different forms of visual methods as part of her studies on professional work as well as how public participation is formed in cultural heritage and city management settings.
Gianluigi Mangia is Associate Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Naples Federico II; he holds a PhD in Organization Theory and Management; he was visiting researcher at London School of Economics, at Warwick University and at Cardiff University. In his academic research, he has deeply investigated, under a managerial perspectives, the presence of criminal organizations within legal economic system. His research articles have appeared in several international journals in the field of public administration, public policy and general Management, including 'Journal of Knowledge Management', 'International Review of Public Administration', 'Journal of Management and Governance', 'International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics', 'International Journal of Managing Projects in Business'. He served as principal investigator or co-investigator in several research projects funded by Italian Ministry of University. He coordinated the organizing committee of the VII International Critical Studies Conference 2011 held in Naples. He is co-chair of 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016 in Naples.