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23rd EGOS Colloquium 2007  

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Postdoctoral pre-colloquium workshop

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Roland Calori Prize

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 Sub-theme program


Sub-theme 42

The Protean Self and Organization: Dances of 'Becoming' in the Post-Industrial Organization


Steve McKenna
York University/Toronto, Canada
Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo
London School of Economics, UK

Todd Bridgman
Victoria Management School, University of Victoria/Wellington, New Zealand



• Presentation by discussant (10 minutes)

• Response from author (5 minutes)

• General discussion (15 minutes)



Session I: Thursday, July 5 – 11:00–12:30


Chair: Steve McKenna

Cagri Topal and Robert P. Gephart, Jr.
The construction of the witness as an institutional subject through power and reciprocal relations in public inquiries
Discussant: Margaret Hawthorne

Margaret Hawthorne
Foucault and organisational identity
Discussants: Cagri Topal and Robert P. Gephart, Jr.

Session II: Thursday, July 5 – 14:00–15:30

Chair: Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo

Casper Hoedemaekers
Slipping and sliding. Organization, subjectivity and the metonymy of identification
Discussant: Gabriela Edlinger

Gabriela Edlinger
Be-coming scientist
Discussant: Thorsten Jelinek

Thorsten Jelinek
Being as the hegemonic presence of the absence – Fundamental consideration about being and becoming
Discussant: Casper Hoedemaekers

Session III: Friday, July 6 – 9:00–10:30

Chair: Todd Bridgman

Amanda Sinclair
'If they made a movie of your life, would anyone buy a ticket?' The trials and tribulations of being and becoming a leader
Discussant: Thomas Andersson

Thomas Andersson
When the dancing partner does not want to follow any more – Experiences from managers' personal development training
Discussant: Dennis Jancsary

Dennis Jancsary
Written principles of leadership in Austrian companies – An analysis of their meaning and role in organizational narratives
Discussant: Amanda Sinclair

Session IV: Friday, July 6 – 11:00–12:30

Chair: Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo

Richard Badham, Richard Claydon and Karin Garrety
The dance of identification: Ambivalence, irony and organizational selfing in late modern organizations
Discussant: Steven Sonsino

Steven Sonsino
Being, becoming and the emergence of narrative identity: Exploring the dialectics between individual and collective identity
Discussant: Holly Marsh

Holly Marsh
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Discussants: Richard Badham, Richard Claydon and Karin Garrety

Session V: Friday, July 6 – 13:45–15:15

Chair: Steve McKenna

Miguel Caldas and Sierk Ybema
Mayday! Mayday! Identity processes among members of organizations 'going down'
Discussant: Samantha Fairclough

Samantha Fairclough
Magic and myth: Being and becoming part of a professional elite
Discussants: Miguel Caldas and Sierk Ybema

Closing remarks