SEMINAR: Associate professor Andrea Mannberg of UiT on social aspirations and risk taking in offpist skiing

Yesterday we had the great pleasure to listen to associate professor Andrea Mannberg and her presentation on social aspirations and risk taking in off-pist skiing. Andrea is an economist that have worked on different variations of risk behaviors. With a quantitive approach she provided a very refreshing perspective on the actions of people involved in what can easily become an extreme context.

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Presentation by Associate professor Andrea Mannberg out of UiT on “risk behavior in avalanche terrain”

We are excited to announce that our final guest of 2018 are a home coming scholar that defended her dissertation at the department of Economics here in Umeå; Andrea Mannberg. She will be visiting TripleEd for week 51 and among other things give a presentation titled “Are you keeping up with the (Jeremy) Joneses?: An attempt to link social aspirations to risk-taking behavior in avalanche terrain”

 

WHAT: Are you keeping up with the (Jeremy) Joneses?: An attempt to link social aspirations to risk-taking behavior in avalanche terrain
WHEN: 17th of December
TIME: 13.15-14.15
WHERE: S 206

Looking forward seeing you there!

Bio:
Andrea Mannberg is an associate professor in Economics at the School of Business and Economics and the Center for Avalanche Research and Education (CARE), at UiT- the Arctic University of Norway. She is currently the project leader of a four-year research project, which focuses on motivating factors behind risk-taking behavior in high risk environments. Mannberg acquired her PhD in economics at the School of Business and Economics, at Umeå University.

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Workshop with Professor Robert Gephart on Qualitative Research as Interpretative Social Science

Yesterday we again had the great pleasure of listening to Robert Gephart from the University of Alberta, Canada. This time he presented/had a workshop based on his book chapter “Interpretative Social Science” – reference below. The chapter is not only useful for people interested in qualitative research at large, but also a call for really considering what we are doing, why we are doing it, and how we are doing it.

Gephart Jr, R. P. (2017). In Cassell, C., Cunliffe, A. L. & Grandy, G. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods: History and Traditions (pp. 33-53). Los Angeles: Sage.

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Funding received for theory and method development related to the grand challenges

Per and Eivor Wikströms stiftelse gracefully approved our application related to theory and method development in grand challenges associated with extreme contexts. The idea behind the program is to develop an exchange program with scholars in french speaking academic environments. The program is a continuation from the Riksbanken funded exchange program and will run during 2019.

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Seminar with Robert Gephart on “Narrative resistance: Temporal work, risk sensemaking, and institutional legitimation”

Today we had the great pleasure to listen to Professor Robert Gephart giving a presentation on “Narrative resistance: Temporal work, risk sensemaking, and institutional legitimation” The paper is co-authored with Marc Bonnet and Roy Suddaby. The paper is really interesting, developing theory on the difficulties of resistance and how resistance bring about oppression by institutional entities set in place to protect citizens.

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Virginia defends her dissertation!!! – “The interplay of roles and routines: Situating, patterning, and performances in the emergency department”

This Friday Virginia Rosales went from a promising doctoral student to a promising Ph.D. After a successful defense of her dissertation titled “The interplay of roles and routines: Situating, patterning, and performances in the emergency department” she can now call herself a “doctor”! TripleEd´s members are of course extremely proud and happy for her! Next step is to continue her work at HEC Montreal.

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WORKSHOP 29/11 with Professor Robert Gephart on “Qualitative research as interpretive science”

We, TripleEd and the research profile “Leadership, Organization and Working life” @ the Department of Pedagogy, are excited to welcome Professor Robert Gephart from University of Alberta to Umeå. Professor Gephart is an extremely well-known professor in the broad field of organization studies, with a particular interest in crises and qualitative methods. You find his biography below. We really hope that you take the opportunity to attend the two events. There will be one seminar and one workshop. Please see information below.

 

 

 

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WORKSHOP – Qualitative research as interpretive science

WHERE: S209

WHEN: 29th of Nov

TIME: 13.15-15

Signing up is not required but appreciated; markus.hallgren@umu.se
(Chapter to be provided on request)

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Biography

Bio: Robert P. Gephart is Professor of Business at the University of Alberta and Chercheur associé at Institut de socio-économie des entreprises et des organizations, Magellan, IAE Lyon, Université Jean Moulin.  Dr. Gephart is an internationally recognized scholar whose research has contributed important advances in qualitative research methods for the social and management sciences.  His substantive research has also provided important insights into the management of organizational risks, crises and emergencies.  Dr. Gephart served for over 10 years as Associate Editor of the Organization Research Methods journal.  He has published in a number of highly visible journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management Organization Studies, and Organizational Research Methods.  Dr. Gephart is the author of Ethnostatistics: Qualitative foundations for qualitative research (Sage, 1988), co-editor of Postmodern Management and Organization Theory (Sage, 1996, with D. Boje and T. Thatchenkery) and lead editor of The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Emergency Management (2019 with C. C. Miller and K. Svedberg Helgesson). Dr. Gephart received the 2015 Sage/Research Methods Division Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Management for his contributions to organizational research methods and launching the field of ethnostatistics.

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SEMINAR 27/11 with Professor Robert Gephart on “Narratives of resistance to the oil and gas industry”

We, TripleEd and the research profile “Leadership, Organization and Working life” @ the Department of Pedagogy, are excited to welcome Professor Robert Gephart from University of Alberta to Umeå. Professor Gephart is an extremely well-known professor in the broad field of organization studies, with a particular interest in crises and qualitative methods. You find his biography below. We really hope that you take the opportunity to attend the two events. There will be one seminar and one workshop. Please see information below.

 

 

 

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SEMINAR – Narratives of resistance to the oil and gas industry

WHERE: Hörsal C

WHEN: 27th of Nov

TIME: 10.15-12

Signing up is not required but appreciated; markus.hallgren@umu.se

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Biography

Robert P. Gephart is Professor of Business at the University of Alberta and Chercheur associé at Institut de socio-économie des entreprises et des organizations, Magellan, IAE Lyon, Université Jean Moulin.  Dr. Gephart is an internationally recognized scholar whose research has contributed important advances in qualitative research methods for the social and management sciences.  His substantive research has also provided important insights into the management of organizational risks, crises and emergencies.  Dr. Gephart served for over 10 years as Associate Editor of the Organization Research Methods journal.  He has published in a number of highly visible journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management Organization Studies, and Organizational Research Methods.  Dr. Gephart is the author of Ethnostatistics: Qualitative foundations for qualitative research (Sage, 1988), co-editor of Postmodern Management and Organization Theory (Sage, 1996, with D. Boje and T. Thatchenkery) and lead editor of The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Emergency Management (2019 with C. C. Miller and K. Svedberg Helgesson). Dr. Gephart received the 2015 Sage/Research Methods Division Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Management for his contributions to organizational research methods and launching the field of ethnostatistics.

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PUBLISHED: Buchanan & Hällgren – “Surviving a zombie apocalypse: Leadership configurations in extreme contexts”

David Buchanan and Markus Hällgren have their leadership article based on the zombie classic “Day of the Dead” by George Romero published in pre-print. Available at the journal of “Management Learning”. If you´d like a copy drop any of the authors an email.

Abstract

What can the classic zombie movie, Day of the Dead, tell us about leadership? In our analysis of this film, we explore leadership behaviours in an extreme context – a zombie apocalypse where survivors face persistent existential threat. Extreme context research presents methodological challenges, particularly with regard to fieldwork. The use of films as proxy case studies is one way in which to overcome these problems, and for researchers working in an interpretivist perspective, ‘social science fiction’ is increasingly used as a source of inspiration and ideas. The contribution of our analysis concerns highlighting the role of leadership configurations in extreme contexts, an approach not previously addressed in this field, but one that has greater explanatory power than current perspectives. In Day of the Dead, we observe several different configurations – patterns of leadership styles and behaviours – emerging, shifting and overlapping across the phases of the narrative, each with radically different consequences for the group of survivors. These observations suggest a speculative theory of leadership configurations and their implications in extreme contexts, for exploring further, with other methods.

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