Sub-theme 15: (SWG) Organizational Ethnography: The Theoretical Challenge

Heidi Dahles, Griffith University, Griffith Business School, Australia
Heather Höpfl, University of Essex, UK
Juliette Koning, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Session I: Thursday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, G3-26
Ethnography: The Theoretical Challenge I
Chair: Heidi Dahles
Jana Costas
Towards ethnographic imagination: Insights from an ethnography of the organizational underworld of cleaning
Theo Boyce
Saving culture: The prescience of ethnography in organisation studies
Janice Goldman
The contribution of ethnography to organizational theory: A view from the barrio
Session II: Thursday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, G3-26
Ethnography: The Theoretical Challenge II
Chair: Juliette Koning
Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, Ingunn Hybertsen Lysø and Larry D. Browning
From cockfights to insights: Tensions of reflexivity in organizational ethnography
Hugo Gaggiotti, Monika Kostera and Paweł Krzyworzeka
More than a method? Re-founding organizational ethnography as a style of social imagination
Peter Nugus
Re-thinking the "astructural bias" in organizational ethnography: The symbolic interaction of emergency clinicians
Session III: Thursday, July 03, 16:00 to 17:30, G3-26
The Ethnography of Organizational Life
Chair: Irene Skovgaard Smith
Nana Vaaben
Reconsidering innovation: Dreamed potentials and the value of professional practice
Tijo Salverda
An ethnography of investors in global investment chains
Sara Öhlin
Practice recurrence and innovation – An organizational ethnography approach to a practice theoretical view
Session IV: Friday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, G3-26
Ethnography in the Wild: Present & Future Challenges
Chair: Attila Bruni
Tobias Röhl and Cornelius Schubert
Ethnography through thick and thing. Comparative multi-actant, multi-sited, multi-temporal, and multi-media observations of organisations in action?
Enrico Maria Piras, Claudio Coletta, Francesco Miele and Alberto Zanutto
Exploring health "in the wild". Following patients, medications and health documents outside the clinic
Manuela Perrotta
What if I feel uncomfortable? Using emotions to enhance ethnographic research
Session V: Friday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, G3-26
The Practice of Ethnography
Chair: Heidi Dahles
Amanda Peticca-Harris, Nadia deGama and Sara Soares Traquina Alves Elias
Stories of securing samples
Karin Berglund and Annika Skoglund
Co-constructing ethnographic sites
Tom G. Vine
Appetite for organizational ethnography? Realising the potential of a common methodology for critical scholar and management consultant
Mike Lucas and Alex Wright
Organizing spaces: The visual construction of space in organizational ethnography
Session VI: Saturday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, G3-26
Critical Ethnography
Chair: Mike Humphreys
Mark Learmonth and Daniel King
The contribution of organizational (auto) ethnography to a critical understanding of management practice: And how things might be changed
Patrick Reedy
Alternative organizing and the politics of ethnography
Mona Moufahim and Ming Lim
Distance, emotional work and reflexivity. A reflexive collaborative process
Session VII: Saturday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, G3-26
Reflexivity Revisited
Chair: Juliette Koning
Deniz Tunçalp and Umut Koç
Looking at the field mirror: Reviewing reflexivity in organizational ethnography
Maria Schiller
Collaboration and reflexivity in organizational ethnography
Markus Walz, Patrizia Hoyer and Matt Statler
Into the Abyss: Reflexive organizational research (after Herzog)
Constantin Holzer
Merging the Austrian School of Economics with organizational ethnography – Progress towards an interpretive social science paradigm