Sub-theme 62: Professional Work(ers): Past, Present, and Future/s

Sumati Ahuja, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Andrew Sturdy, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Lucie Noury, Audencia Business School, France
Session I: Thursday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, Economia – D – 0_Arcari
PSFs and Professionalization
Chair: Sumati Ahuja
Ghislaine Garmilis, Johan Bouglet and Olivier Joffre
The quest for professionalization: The case of the French equity crowdfunding sector
Discussant(s): Schropp et al.
Rosanna Schropp and Kerstin Kuyken
The crack in the wall? A generational perspective on the professional culture in journalism in transformative times
Discussant(s): Garmilis et al.
Format for all 8 Sessions:
We have allotted approx. 30 minutes to each paper in 3 paper sessions. In 4 paper sessions we have allotted 20 minutes to each paper. We suggest that this time is spent as follows. Session chairs will be responsible for time-keeping.
1. Author presentation: at max. 5 slides; 8 minutes.
2. Discussant feedback: at max. 5 minutes (slides optional, but please consider sending additional comments in writing to the authors). This will be highly appreciated.
3. Open discussion: 10–15 minutes. Please read papers in advance so that the discussion is focused and helps the author move their work forward.
Session II: Thursday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, Economia – D – 0_Arcari
Professions and Tech
Chair: Frida Pemer
Dimitra Petrakaki, Petros Chamakiotis and Andreas Kornelakis
Rethinking Professionalization on Digital Platforms
Discussant(s): Mesa et al.
Valentin Mesa and Géraldine Galindo
“Data scientists tried to come by the window and we closed it”: Understanding professional change with Bourdieu
Discussant(s): Anderson
Deborah Anderson
Going back is the future: Re-infusing judgment into over-automated routines
Discussant(s): Petrakaki et al.
Session III: Thursday, July 06, 14:00 to 15:30, Economia – D – 0_Arcari
Professional Control
Chair: Sabina Siebert
Lucie Noury, Thibaut Bardon and Sophia Galière
'Come play with us, you’ll be rich and happy’: Friendship as an alternative organizing principle in a post-bureaucratic professional firm
Discussant(s): Kaynak et al.
Andrea Wessendorf, Kamal A. Munir and Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari
Negotiating order: Experts and control in bureaucratic organizations
Discussant(s): Schunnesson et al.
Jonathan Schunnesson
In lieu of authenticity among young professionals: Variations of performance-based identity construction(s)
Discussant(s): Noury et al.
Ece Kaynak and Hatim Rahman
“It takes more than a pill to kill”: Professional self-regulation in the opioid epidemic
Discussant(s): Wessendorf et al.
Session IV: Friday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, Economia – D – 0_Arcari
Managing Professional Work, Careers and PSFs
Chair: Lucie Noury
Svjetlana Pantic Dragisic
Working betwixt and between: Virtual teamwork in management consulting
Discussant(s): Huang
Stefanie Gustafsson, Laura Empson and Laura Empson
“Are we just stuck here forever in limbo?” Liminality and the co-construction of career immobility in semi-professional roles
Discussant(s): Bienstein et al.
Henrik Bienstein, Björn Schäfer, Vinzenz Krause and Max Josef Ringlstetter
Conceptualizing the emergence of silence in professional service firms
Discussant(s): Gustafsson et al.
Ruilin Huang
Time Control Paradox in Remote Work: Incorporating the “Self” and the “Home”
Discussant(s): Dragisic
Session V: Friday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, Economia – D – 0_Arcari
Changing Work Practices in Healthcare
Chair: Laura Empson
Sumati Ahuja
“Not for us, not by us”: Technology and identity in healthcare
Discussant(s): Ernst et al.
Ishan Jalan and Jamie A. Hahn
A psychoanalytic inquiry of a NHS in crisis: Exploring occupational boundaries, professional tribalism, and social defences against anxiety
Discussant(s): Ahuja
Jette Ernst and Sarah Robinson
Nurses’ professional mobility struggles and relational strategies of power and influence within a changing organisational context
Discussant(s): Jalan et al.
Session VI: Friday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, Economia – D – 0_Arcari
Occupations in Flux
Chair: Stefanie Gustafsson
David Santana and Nicola Mirc
The multifaceted role of M&A advisors’ in pre-acquisition processes: Between technical experts and emotional scapegoats
Discussant(s): Alvehus et al.
Sabina Keston-Siebert and Barbara Czarniawska
Is spying a profession?
Discussant(s): Weber et al.
Clarissa E. Weber, Marilena Diel and Indre Maurer
How non-professional actors manage professional actors in home care
Discussant(s): Santana et al.
Johan Alvehus, Thomas Andersson and Christian Gadolin
Reconceptualizing the management–profession conflict: Occupational heuristics and multi-professional interrelations in health care
Discussant(s): Siebert et al.
Session VII: Saturday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, Economia – D – 0_Arcari
Social Capital, Identity, Time
Chair: Johan Alvehus
Frida Pemer, Ruilin Huang and Ruilin Huang
Time flies: How becoming a professional changes the memories of time
Discussant(s): Fisher et al.
Ian McDonald
Social class and professional careers: the case of the ‘design-led’ architectural practice
Discussant(s): Stenger
Sébastian Stenger
The impact of social origin and educational background on orientation in Big Four audit firms: Comparison of audit and consulting recruitment in the case of a French Grande Ecole
Discussant(s): Pemer et al.
Daniel Fisher, Simon Parker and Simon Parker
I’m not a train nerd: the influences of temporality and time as quality on the professional identity of UK train drivers
Discussant(s): McDonald
Session VIII: Saturday, July 08, 11:00 to 12:30, Economia – D – 0_Arcari
Aesthetics and Ethics in Professional Work
Chair: Andrew Sturdy
Giada Baldessarelli and Pauli Pakarinen
Aesthetic expertise: Understanding cultivated, sensory reactions in professional work
Discussant(s): Fladjemark
Tristan Dupas Amory
‘The world’s most populist profession’: ‘Corporate populism’ and grand challenges as discursive organizing resources to shape the future of work
Discussant(s): Thomas
Lisa C. Thomas
Reconciling organisational ambivalence in business schools: The role of slow swimming in returning from the deep end
Discussant(s): Baldessarelli
Ulrika Flädjemark
Professional subjectivation in Swedish health care context: Organizational subjectivity framed in biopolitics or of professional ethics
Discussant(s): Dupas-Amory