Sub-theme 44: When Critical Research Goes to Work: Bridging Pragmatist Problem-solving and Continental Critique [merged with sub-theme 54]

Christopher Wickert, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stephan M. Schaefer, Lund University, Sweden
Frank den Hond, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, Fisica 4
Pragmatism and Critique
Chair: Frank den Hond
Alexander Hiller
Consumption ethics as practice: Towards a pragmatist understanding of values and value
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Dean Pierides, Michael Zyphur & Nicholas Barthel de Weydenthal
Dean Pierides, Michael Zyphur and Nicholas de Weydenthal
Numbers that pose and solve problems: A quantitative organization science between pragmatism and critique
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Alexander Hiller
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, Fisica 4
Revisiting Critical Performativity
Chair: Stephan M. Schaefer
Daniel King and Christopher Land
Critical Performativity, CMS and the limits of well-intentioned consulting interventions: Democratic aporia and performative failure in an organizational change project
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Lotte Holck, Sara Louise Muhr, Laurence Romani and Julie Lorenzen
Lotte Holck and Sara Louise Muhr
Critique Matters - Developing critical methods with practical relevance for organizing cross-cultural diversity
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): King & Land
Alban Ouahab and Aurélien Acquier
Will Critical Management Studies ever tolerate engaged critical scholars? Dealing with critical performativity’s paradox.
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Martyn Griffin & Nick Piper
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, Fisica 4
Researching Organizations Critically
Chair: Christopher Wickert
Martyn Griffin and Nick Piper
A democracy to come? Investigating change in alternative organizations
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Alban Ouahab & Aurélien Acquier
Hakushi Hamaoka
Appreciating power in organizations: A method to analyze power with narrative frameworks
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Tony Huzzard, Andreas Hellström & Svante Lifvergren
Andreas Hellström, Tony Huzzard, Andreas Hellström and Svante Lifvergren
Depreciative inquiry? A critical analysis of a large group intervention
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Hakushi Hamaoka
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, Fisica 4
Identities, Talk and Critique
Chair: Stephan Schaefer
Mona Toft Madsen
Facilitating conversations about managerial identities- Critical and practical engagement i a post-bureacracy
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Luca Carollo & Marco Guerci
Luca Carollo and Marco Guerci
CSR managers talk: Occupational rhetoric between continuity and change in managerial work
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mona Toft Madsen
Leanne Cutcher, Maegan Baker and Richard G. Seymour
Critical realist action research: Informing research design to ensure positive outcomes for Indigenous entrepreneurs, their communities and researchers
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mette Mogensen
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30, Fisica 4
Pragmatism and Ethics
Chair: Ed Freeman
Matt Statler and Perttu Salovaara
Pragmatic truths in organization studies
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Max Visser
Max Visser
Pragmatism, Critical theory and business ethics: Converging lines.
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Matt Statler & Perttu Salovaara
Ryan S. Burg
Pragmatic Technology for Organizational Ethics
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mollie Painter-Morland
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, Fisica 4
Forms of Critical Engagement
Chair: Christopher Wickert
Beyond happy families and authenticity - back to work organization and mundaneness in the critique of ‘authenticating’ management programs
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Maegan Baker and Richard Seymour
Léa Dorion
The critical scholar as a subject of performativity: subversive potentialities of feminist engagement.
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Patrick Reedy & Daniel King
Patrick Reedy and Daniel King
Academic Activism, radical ethnography and the critical scholar
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Léa Dorion
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, Fisica 4
Critical Research Designs
Chair: Mollie Painter-Morland
Closing discussion: towards a Call for Papers