Sub-theme 41: The Power of Management Experts in Organizations and Society

Stefan Heusinkveld, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Andrew Sturdy, University of Bristol, UK
Andreas Werr, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Session I: Thursday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, M2-10
Foundations of Management Expert Power
Chair: Stefan Heusinkveld
Will Harvey, Tim Morris and Milena Mueller
Reaching for the stars: Reputation construction in management consulting
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Andrew Sturdy & Joe O'Mahoney
Vicky McConnellogue
Culture and formation of professional identities in management consulting: A Bourdieusian perspective
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): William Harvey, Timothy Morris & Milena Mueller
Joe O'Mahoney and Andrew Sturdy
Power and the diffusion of management innovations: The case of McKinsey & Co.
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Vicky McConnellogue
IMPORTANT INFORMATION on this sub-theme: The program is designed to give each paper 30 minutes within which (a) the authors have the opportunity to briefly introduce and clarify their work, and (b) space is given for discussion that stimulates and helps these authors in the further development of their paper, and contributes to the general understanding of the central research theme.
This means that each slot involves:
1. presentation by authors (max. 10 mins)
2. brief questions from designated “discussants” (max. 5 mins)
3. response from authors
4. open Q & A
Discussants are taken from the presenters of the other papers in the same session. Their role is to highlight and discuss a limited number of important issues of the paper (say 2–3) in a way that is (a) helpful for the authors, and (b) contributes to the general understanding of the theme.
Session II: Thursday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, M2-10
Legitimizing (Management) Expertise
Chair: Christine Räisänen
Staffan Furusten and Andreas Werr
Organizing expertise; promoting ignorance?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Joseph Fitzgerald & Brendan O'Rourke
J. (Hans) Strikwerda
The relation between academic management experts and macro-economic policy: Kaplan & Norton and the U.S. national economic agenda
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Staffan Furusten & Andreas Werr
Joseph K. Fitzgerald and Brendan O'Rourke
Exploring economists & society: Constructing expert identity
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): J. (Hans) Strikwerda
Session III: Thursday, July 03, 16:00 to 17:30, M2-10
The Adoption and Use of Management Expertise
Chair: Staffan Furusten
Annick Van Rossem
Co-consumption of management ideas, the end of the power of knowledge entrepreneurs? An analysis of the cognitive lifecycle of management ideas.
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Dominika Wruk, Achim Oberg, Florian Scheiber & Michael Woywode
Marlieke van Grinsven, Stefan Heusinkveld and Claudia Groß
Managerial agency in the intraorganizational dissemination of management concepts
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Annick Van Rossem
Johannes Britsch, Dominika Wruk, Achim Oberg, Florian Scheiber and Michael Woywode
Field interactions, adoption, implementation, and outcomes: How the usability concept is incorporated in German software firms
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Marlieke van Grinsven, Stefan Heusinkveld & Claudia Gross
Session IV: Friday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, M2-10
Management Experts in Organizations
Chair: Suela Haxhiraj
Christine Räisänen and Martin Löwstedt
Game of experts: Management consultants vying for power in unfamiliar fields
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Kasper Elmholdt
Monica Rolfsen and Marte Holmemo
Dedicated followers of fashion? The power of internal management experts
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Christine Räisänen & Martin Löwstedt
Stephanos Avakian
Transitions of client uniformity and diversity
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Monica Rolfsen & Marte Holmemo
Kasper Elmholdt
Occupational crossings and resisting practices - Exploring management development at a hospital
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Stephanos Avakian
Session V: Friday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, M2-10
The Organization of Management Experts
Chair: Andrew Sturdy
Cara Reed
The modern professional: 'the neo-liberal credentialist'
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Stefanie Gustafsson, Nick Kinnie and Juani Swart
Savita Kumra and Andreas Werr
Do you believe in Merit? Exploring how professionals deal with tensions between meritocratic ideals and non-meritocratic performance management practices
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Cara Reed
Crawford Spence, Chris Carter, Ataur Belal, Claire Dambrin, Javier Husillos and Pablo Archel
Explaining cross-national differences and similarities in professional service work
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Savita Kumra & Andreas Werr
Stefanie Gustafsson, Nick Kinnie and Juani Swart
The expert client: Constructions of clients during promotions in Professional Service Firms
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Crawford Spence & Chris Carter
Session VI: Saturday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, M2-10
The Impact of Management Expertise
Chair: Monica Rolfsen
Laetitia Legalais and Jérémy Morales
Interfaces, narrations and legitimizations: The role of management accounting experts in the financialisation of organisations
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Suela Haxhiraj
Ewan Mackenzie
Project managing the self and producing the truth of project management expertise in a UK local authority
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Laetitia Legalais & Jérémy Morales
Suela Haxhiraj
The role of expertise in the development of scenario analysis
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ewan Mackenzie
Session VII: Saturday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, M2-10
Management Expertise in a Global Context
Chair: Andreas Werr
Anne-Laure Boncori and Hannele Seeck
Exploring the roles of management experts and the different functions of managerial ideology in the dissemination of management ideas
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Alex Faria & Fernanda Sauerbronn
Ana Celano and Ana Guedes
The role of international management masters programs in emerging countries and their impact on the production and consumption of management knowledge
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Anne-Laure Boncori & Hannele Seeck
Alexandre Faria and Fernanda Sauerbronn
Rethinking strategic CSR and global public goods
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ana Celano & Ana Guedes