Sub-theme 45: Formal Organization Today: Reconnecting with the Classics

Pedro Monteiro, emlyon business school, France
Paul L. du Gay, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom, and Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Signe Vikkelsø, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, ECCI - POD
Welcome + Formal and Informal
Simon Bailey, Gemma Lord and Dean Pierides
Anti-bureaucratic schisms between the formal and the informal in public and non-profit organisations
Sven Kette
Dynamics of meta-formality. Organizational de-differentiation and personalization in the context of organizational compliance management
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, ECCI - POD
Formal Organization and its Consequences
Wolfgang H. Güttel, Stefan W. Konlechner, Markus Latzke and Caroline Paparella
Performing in a straightjacket – How organizations deal effectively with publicly demanded safety rules tightening
Claire Champenois and Michel Devigne
Formal organization and routinization of charisma: Organization-creation by entrepreneurs
Pedro Monteiro
The Bureaucratic Infrastructure of Knowledge: How Formal Organization Shapes Expertise in Aeronautical Product Development
Session III: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, ECCI - POD
Classics and Their Stance
Kazuhito Isomura
Barnard’s method of creating theory from experience
Catherine Casler
"Old Men Plant Trees": Reappraising Chester I. Barnard
David Musson
Reconnecting with the Classics: The Work of Edith Penrose, Tom Burns, and Isabel Menzies-Lyth
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, ECCI - POD
Classics and Organizations
Roman Gibel
Selznick revisited: Leadership and value infusion in obscure organizations
Patrik Aspers
Organizations and the fashioning of grown and decided institutions
Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth and Paul L. du Gay
Anti-bureaucratic romanticism from critical organizational theorizing to The White House
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30, ECCI - POD
Organization Structure and Design
Bastian Wurm, Saimir Bala, Waldemar Kremser, Jan Mendling, Reinald Minnaar and Erik Strauss
Patterns of bureaucratic growth in new forms of organizing: Investigating holacracy at springest
Nicolay Worren
Axiomatic Design theory: Linking the organization’s purpose and structure
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, ECCI - POD
Formality Across Organizations
Isabelle Ruelland and Jean-Louis Denis
Formalizing organizational collaboration in public mental health network(s): Revisiting human relations theories
Aurélien Acquier and Aurélien Rouquet
The rise of ‘indicatocracy’ and the demise of strategic and operational autonomy in professional organizations
Signe Vikkelsø, Mikkel Stokholm Skaarup and Julie Sommerlund
The organizational tensions of innovation partnerships
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, ECCI - POD
Formalization and its Mechanisms
Hannah Mormann
How SAP formalizes the world of organizations. On the complementarity of formal organization concepts in new institutionalism and Luhmann’s organizational sociology
Barbara Fryzel
Emergent mechanisms of managing ethical conduct under the formal regulatory conditions