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Shadowing and other techniques for doing fieldwork in modern societies

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Apr 13, 2016
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM


MH102, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD Blackrock Campus

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  • April 13th at 11am-1pm, Blackrock Campus in room MH102 “Shadowing and other techniques for doing fieldwork in modern societies”

Ethnography-inspired research methods have been of recent increasingly popular in management and organization studies. But fieldwork techniques, developed to perfection by anthropologists, are not always suitable for studying work in contemporary organizations. Contemporary organizing is global, virtual, and moving through space and time. New variations of old techniques need to be developed. This talk presents some of them.


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About the speaker: Barbara Czarniawska is Torsten & Ragnar Söderberg Senior Professor of Management Studies at Gothenburg Research Institute, School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She takes a feminist and processual perspective on organizing, recently exploring connections between popular culture and practice of management, and the organization of the news production. She is interested in in techniques of fieldwork and in the application of narratology to organization studies. Latest publications in English: Coping with Excess (ed. with Orvar Löfgren, 2013); Social Science Research From Field to Desk (2014), and A Theory of Organizing (second edition, 2014).