New Publication: »Financialization as Strategy« in Accounting, Organizations and Society

Business process and inter-organizational relations of the IMMOFIRM Group.

The paper “Financialization as strategy: Accounting for inter-organizational value creation in the European real estate industry”, co-authored with Sebastian Botzem and published in Accounting, Organizations and Society, investigates an in-depth case study of a European real estate firm and its financialized business model. The key findings of our study can be summarized as follows (German version): Continue reading “New Publication: »Financialization as Strategy« in Accounting, Organizations and Society”

Save the Date for the second Organization Studies ConJunction Students and Alumni Day on Friday, November 24th 2017

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(Picture: Martin Grandjean, CC BY-SA 3.0)

This day is an opportunity to connect with current and former fellow students of OS, to share experiences, to gain new and interesting insights into on- and off-campus OS-topics and mainly, to spend a good time together in a relaxed atmosphere.

Further information about the event’s content will follow soon, more information can be found at the Organization Studies Innsbruck Alumni Portal.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

New Publication: »Openwashing: A Decoupling Perspective on Organizational Transparency«

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In my PhD project (supervised by Leonhard Dobusch) I studied the institutionalization of Open Data in and around the city administrations of Berlin, London and New York City.  One of the questions I tried to answer was how organizations balance a public demand for information sharing with their inherent preference for informational control. My answers have now been published in an article entitled “Openwashing: A decoupling perspective on organizational transparency” in Technological Forecasting and Social Change as part of a Special Issue on the Sharing Economy (edited by Aurélien Acquier, Thibault Daudigeos and Jonatan Pinkse). The abstract reads as follows: Continue reading “New Publication: »Openwashing: A Decoupling Perspective on Organizational Transparency«”

Interview auf Deutschlandradio Kultur: »Wikipedia im Zeitalter von Fake News«

(Foto: Lane Hartwell, CC-BY-SA 3.0)

In der Sendung breitband auf Deutschlandradio Kultur ging es anlässlich des 16. Geburtstags der deutschsprachigen Wikipedia um die Frage, “[w]ie gut Wikipedia heute darin ist, die Qualität und die Unabhängigkeit seiner Inhalte zu sichern”.  Continue reading “Interview auf Deutschlandradio Kultur: »Wikipedia im Zeitalter von Fake News«”

Workshop on “Approaches to Ethical Challenges in Business and Economics”

screenshot-workshop-aianiOn March 1, 2017 a one day workshop on “Approaches to Ethical Challenges in Business and Economics: Religious and Cultural Contributions” organized by University of Innsbruck in cooperation with the Austrian Israeli Academic Network (AIANI) takes place Claudiana, (Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3, 2nd floor). Among the speakers are Rabbi Barry Leff (The Neshamah Center) and Richard Weiskopf (University of Innsbruck).

The workshop is free of charge and a couple of places are still available for readers of this blog. If someone from the OS conjunction community is interested and flexible enough to join at the last minute, please send an e-mail to Andreas.Exenberger [at] uibk.ac.at.

Nachwuchsworkshop Organisationsforschung in Hamburg: Zur Bedeutung digitaler Präsenz

Location des WKOrg-Nachwuchsworkshops 2017 (Foto: Leonhard Dobusch, CC-BY)
Location des WKOrg-Nachwuchsworkshops 2017 (Foto: Leonhard Dobusch, CC-BY)

Rund 100 Organisations- und Managementforschende an Universitäten in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz treffen sich einmal im Jahr zur Tagung der Wissenschaftlichen Kommission Organisation (WKOrg) des Verbands der HochschullehrerInnen für Betriebswirtschaft. Als Ausrichter fungiert immer für zwei Jahre ein Organisationslehrstuhl, letzte Woche fand die Tagung an der Universität Hamburg unter Leitung von Jetta Frost statt. Noch vor Beginn der eigentlichen Tagung findet dabei traditionell ein Workshop für Postdocs und HabilitandInnen statt.  Continue reading “Nachwuchsworkshop Organisationsforschung in Hamburg: Zur Bedeutung digitaler Präsenz”