Sub-theme 47: Social-Symbolic Work and the Unexpected in Organizational Life

Convenors:
Thomas B. Lawrence, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Nelson Phillips, Imperial College Business School, United Kingdom
Stephanie J. Creary, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Session I: Thursday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, EBS 304
Organizational Identity Work
Chair: Nelson Phillips
Janina Reich and John M. Amis
Uncovering the unexpected: Design, change and pluralistic organizational identities
Discussant(s): Simon Cooper, Martin Kitchener and Graeme Currie
Session II: Thursday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, EBS 304
Making the Organization
Chair: Thomas B. Lawrence
Simon Cooper, Martin Kitchener and Graeme Currie
The collective strategic activities of middle managers: A case of institutional work upwards?
Discussant(s): Itziar Castelló, Michael Etter and Peter Winkler
Joeri Mol and Graham Sewell
“Office work”: Classification, social order and the taming of monsters
Discussant(s): Swati Ghulyani, Ranjeet Nambudiri and Rihana Shaik
Session III: Thursday, July 05, 16:00 to 17:30, EBS 304
Identities in the Workplace
Chair: Stephanie J. Creary
Swati Ghulyani, Ranjeet Nambudiri and Rihana Shaik
Acquired disability and positive identity construction: An embodied narrative sensemaking approach
Discussant(s): Tone Lindheim
Tone Lindheim
Access and belonging: Shaping mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion at the multicultural workplace through different forms of work
Discussant(s): Jan Hermes
Session IV: Friday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, EBS 304
Work and Agency
Chair: Nelson Phillips
Jan Hermes
The heterogeneity of intentionality – NGO workers’ roles in institutional work for peace in Myanmar/Burma
Discussant(s): Eva Schlindwein and Claudio Biscaro
Itziar Castelló, Michael Etter and Peter Winkler
Accommodative Rhetoric Work in the Implementation of a New Digital Strategy
Discussant(s): Joeri Mol, Miya Tokumitsu and Graham Sewell
Eva Schlindwein, Claudio Biscaro, Markus A. Höllerer and Thomas B. Lawrence
Summoning the Moral Demon: Discursive work in the Case of Cannabis Prohibition in the U.S., 1900–1960
Discussant(s): Svenja Tams and Judi Marshall
Session V: Friday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, EBS 304
Working for Good
Chair: Thomas B. Lawrence
Svenja Tams and Judi Marshall
Making a difference? A dialogical narrative analysis of change agents’ identity and political work on social and environmental issues
Discussant(s): Jess Schulschenk, Stephanie Bertels and Ralph Hamann
Jess Schulschenk, Stephanie Bertels and Ralph Hamann
Shifting the stories that matter: The narrative work of strategic champions
Discussant(s): Jenny O'Connor
Jenny O'Connor
To chime with the times: Leveraging identity in the sharing economy
Discussant(s): Shaivi Mishra and Mukta Kulkarni
Session VI: Saturday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, EBS 304
Ideology and Stigma
Chair: Stephanie J. Creary
Shaivi Mishra and Mukta Kulkarni
Managing Stigma in Dirty Work: The Case of Waste Pickers
Discussant(s): Florian Überbacher and Andreas Georg Scherer
Florian Überbacher and Andreas Georg Scherer
FRAME PERFORMANCE AND THE DISRUPTION OF REGULATORY CAPTURE IN THE UK CORPORATE TAX AVOIDANCE FIELD rupting ideological capture in the UK corporate tax avoidance field
Discussant(s): Danielle M. Logue and Matthew Grimes
Session VII: Saturday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, EBS 304
Constructing Fields
Chair: Nelson Phillips
Danielle M. Logue and Matthew Grimes
Platforms for the people: Enabling civic crowdfundingthrough the cultivation of institutional infrastructure
Discussant(s): Tristan May
Tristan May
With no strings attached: Insurgent uses and the redefinition of the electric guitar
Discussant(s): Janina Reich and John M. Amis