Sub-theme 45: New Studies of Business Elites: Imperfection Writ Large?

Convenors:
Maja Korica, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Brooke Harrington, Dartmouth College, USA
Stewart Clegg, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, D3.0.222
Virpi Sorsa, Pasi Nevalainen, Juha Kansikas, Mikko Laukkanen and Aleksi Korhonen
Executive education as business elite formation: Practical training, indoctrination, and the power of change
Walkens Sainval
Investigating the making of business elites: An ethnography in a French Grande école
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, D3.0.222
Annika Beelitz, Doris Merkl-Davies and Michael I. Reed
The invisible and hidden power of shadow elites
Cyrlene Claasen, Mariana Lyra and Hanna Lehtimäki
Unsavory business relationships amongst local political and global corporate elites – Examining the Namibian fishrot scandal and the impacts on local stakeholders
Gabriella Guinlle Ferreira de Oliveira Santos, Amon Barros and Pedro Bruzzi
Technical elites? Brazilian “Fintwit” and their political allegiances
Session III: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, D3.0.222
Sophie Agulhon and Thomas Mueller
Testing Wilson’s theory of public administration: An analysis of business elites fights around antitrust legislation
Israël Fortin and Nitesh Bhat
Perceived elitization, sensemaking narratives, and conspiracy theories
Dirk Matten, Andrew Crane and Jeremy Moon
CEO activism: A political theory
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 11:00 to 12:30, D3.0.222
Methodological Challenges and Opportunities When Studying Elites
Laura Empson
Prying into secrets: Uncovering dysfunctional leadership dynamics in elite professional service firms
– Group discussion –
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30, D3.0.222
Anne Monier
The imperfections of elites at work in philanthropic organizations: Division of labor and power struggles
Eric Davoine, Pedro Araujo and Pierre-Yves Donzé
Continuity and discontinuity in the institutions and capitals legitimating business elites – A diachronic analysis of the Swiss bank elites during the 20th century (1890–2020)
Kerrie Howard
Exploring the disarmed middle manager
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, D3.0.222
Jill Jones
Gender and the organisational arrangements of business angel elites in the U.K.
Graeme Ridgeway
The process of reparative reason: A psychoanalytic understanding of ethics in top management
Khaoula Omhand, Michael Ogunseyin and Sibel Yamak
Diversity and business elites: A study in UK pharmaceutical industry
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, D3.0.222
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