Sub-theme 18: Pragmatism, Organizing, and Learning

Barbara Simpson, Strathclyde Business School, UK
Philippe Lorino, ESSEC Business School, France
Anna Rylander Eklund, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:45, H-C32
Inter-organizational Collaboration
Chair: Barbara Simpson
Sören Augustinsson and Lars Paulsson
Collaboration: Balancing on an unsecure association
Discussant(s): Frans Prenkert and Damien Mourey
Damien Mourey
Coordinating in interorganizational life: A process and dialogical perspective. An analysis of a category management approach in the retail business
Discussant(s): Sören Augustinsson and Frans Prenkert
Frans Prenkert
Elements of an aporetic transcendental theory of organization
Discussant(s): Sören Augustinsson and Damien Mourey
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, H-C32
Extending Pragmatism into Organizing
Chair: Philippe Lorino
Nick Marshall
Beyond knowledge transfer: A pragmatist commentary on the theory of absorptive capacity
Discussant(s): Benoît Tricard and Cathrine Filstad & Mike Geppert
Cathrine Filstad, Mike Geppert and Max Visser
Pragmatism, learning and sensemaking in organisations – Bringing power and politics back in
Discussant(s): Nick Marshall and Benoît Tricard
Benoît Tricard
The insights given by Peirce's "Interpretant" notion to the study of organizations
Discussant(s): Nick Marshall and Cathrine Filstad & Mike Geppert
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, H-C32
Learning and Knowing through Interaction
Chair: Anna Rylander
Pierre Barbaroux and Cécile Godé
Organizing action learning processes in the French Air Force aircrews
Discussant(s): Jeroen Kraaijenbrink and Claudia Gillberg & Linh Chi Vo
Claudia Gillberg and Linh Chi Vo
Pragmatist perspective on knowledge and learning in organizations
Discussant(s): Pierre Barbaroux & Cécile Godé and Jeroen Kraaijenbrink
Jeroen Kraaijenbrink
Beyond Cartesian dualism: Towards a pragmatist mode of organizing
Discussant(s): Pierre Barbaroux & Cécile Godé and Claudia Gillberg & Linh Chi Vo
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 11:00, H-C32
Sensemaking and Learning
Chair: Barbara Simpson
Jorgen Sandberg and Haridimos Tsoukas
Unpacking and extending sensemaking theory in organization studies: From pragmatism to phenomenology
Discussant(s): Jacob Vakkayil and Kristiane Marie Lindland
Kristiane Lindland
Enabling through transactional situations: How re-interpretation of meaning and meaning-makers can enable us to find creative solutions in challenging times.
Discussant(s): Jacob Vakkayil and Jorgen Sandberg & Haridimos Tsoukas
Jacob Vakkayil
Learning and becoming in transition zones
Discussant(s): Jorgen Sandberg & Haridimos Tsoukas and Kristiane Marie Lindland
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 16:00, H-C32
The Practice of Inquiry
Chair: Claudia Gillberg
Frank Martela
Abductive mode of inquiry – A pragmatic alternative for conducting organizational research
Discussant(s): Philippe Lorino and Hayo Siemsen & Carl Henning Reschke
Hayo Siemsen and Carl Henning Reschke
Reorganizing syntheses of empirical meanings – Learning to live with evolutionary learning
Discussant(s): Anna Rylander and Frank Martela
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, H-C32
Chair: Linh Chi Vo
Andrea Cherman and Sandra Regina Rocha-Pinto
Knowledge in organizations: Valuing and meaning in the organizational action
Discussant(s): Christina Mauléon and Tobias Hallensleben
Tobias Hallensleben
Indefiniteness and organizational change. Issues of the social logic of uncertainty in processes of learning
Discussant(s): Andrea Cherman & Sandra Regina Rocha-Pinto and Christina Mauléon
Christina Mauléon and Vincent Gauthereau
Reframing safety culture within health care – Presenting a relational-interpretive framework
Discussant(s): Andrea Cherman & Sandra Regina Rocha-Pinto and Tobias Hallensleben
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, H-C32
- Group Discussion -
Chair: Anna Rylander, Claudia Gillberg and Linh Chi Vo