Sub-theme 17: (SWG) Expert Power and Management: The Role of Management and Occupations in Shaping Organizations, Institutions and Societies

Andreas Werr, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Andrew Sturdy, University of Bristol, UK
Claudia Gabbioneta, Newcastle University Business School, UK
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, PresEco
Theorizing Professions
Chair: Andrew Sturdy
Daniel Muzio, Ian Kirkpatrick and Sundeep Aulakh
Are expert occupations still interested in labour market closure? Re-assessing evidence from the United States
Szilvia Mosonyi, Szilvia Mosonyi, Jean-Pascal Gond and Laura Empson
25 years of theorising: Management consultants as pretexts, contexts, service providers, practitioners and subjects
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: The Influence of Professions, Organizations and Institutions - Room: PresEco
Chair: Ian Kirkpatrick
Sue Dopson, Michael J. Gill, Andrew Sturdy and Gerry McGivern
Unpacking the micro-processes of mimetic isomorphism: How consultants and their clients generate, harness and translate isomorphic pressures through benchmarking
Stephen Frenkel, Ivanka Mamic and Laura Greene
Towards shared responsibility: Theory and practice in regulating labour standards in global supply chains
Tim Seidenschnur, Julia Galwa, Rick Vogel and Georg Krücken
Consultants as key agents in shaping organizations and institutions: A comparative analysis in public administration and universities
Christian T. Lystbaek
The power of strategy expertise
Parallel Stream B: Professions and Institutions - Room: MEF
Chair: Daniel Muzio
Anand Ramaswamy Vijayasankaran and Hüseyin Leblebici
The dilemma of management as a profession: Why some occupational groups may gain power and status in spite of lacking professional closure
Anand Narasimhan, Tim Morris and Namrata Malhotra
Uber-professionalism and institutional transformation
Ilay H. Öztürk, John M. Amis and Royston Greenwood
Intra-professional status hierarchies during institutional change: the Scottish civil justice reforms
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, PresEco
The Influence of Practices, Organizations and Institutions
Chair: Marlieke van Grinsven
Lisa Baudot and David Cooper
(Co) constructing transparency: The role of organizations and professions in transnational governance initiatives
Mehmet Erçek
(Double) translation: A post-colonial appraisal of management model transition in a multinational company network
Christian Wittrock
Defining power: Management concepts as concepts of expectation and concepts of struggle
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Professional Identity - Room: PresEco
Chair: Darren McCabe
Natalia Nikolova, Sumati Ahuja and Stewart Clegg
The changing nature of architectural work and its relation to architects’ identity
Claudia Gabbioneta, Evelyn Micelotta and Giulia Cappellaro
Becoming astronauts: A multi-level process model of relational identity in nascent occupations
Andrew Sturdy, Marlieke van Grinsven and Stefan Heusinkveld
Translating identities. Management concepts as means and outcomes of identity work
Parallel Stream B: The Liminal Space of Consultants - Room: MEF
Chair: Hüseyin Leblebici
Christine Räisänen, Martin Löwstedt and Max Rapp Ricciardi
The problematic of place-taking and space-making in liminal practices: Contending experts appropriating space
Stephanos Avakian
Attachment, detachment, identity crisis and affirmation. Client identification in the course of deep consulting change
Claire McKenzie and Gary Brown
People are strange when you’re a stranger? Extending liminality and ‘strangerhood’ in organisational knowledge work
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30, PresEco
Chair: Stefan Heusinkveld
James Faulconbridge and Daniel Muzio
More than a fad, less than an institution: The effects and legitimacy of the profits per equity partner metric in the legal profession
Julia Quartz, Iris Wallenburg and Roland Bal
Making hospitals governable. Performativity and institutional work in ranking practices
Ke Cao and Joel Gehman
Practical theory? A process study of how managers mobilize academic research
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, PresEco
Social Construction of Experts and Expertise
Chair: Claudia Gabbioneta
Sebastian Becker and Lukas Goretzki
Constructing social identities for staff professions – A discourse analysis
Frans Bévort and Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen
The construction of ‘temporary experts’ and expertise – Power, roles and identity
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, PresEco
Internal Dynamics in PSFs
Chair: Andreas Werr
Darren McCabe
'You have to bring them on the journey': Change agents constructing flexible career subjects in a local government authority
Daniel Tyskbo, Niklas Egels Zandén and Evelina Börjesson
Categorizing talents: Talent identification in a Swedish MNC
Bas Koene, Michel W. Lander and Stefan Heusinkveld
Profiling the powerful: networks in professional service firms