With its decentralized and non-profit nature, the Fediverse in general and Mastodon in particular provide a fitting and low-threshold opportunity to follow interesting researchers and practitioners, stay in touch with colleagues and share research output with the world. However, for a social network to thrive, it requires a critical mass of active users. To make it easier to find and (re-)connect with fellow organization and management scholars on Mastodon, we have launched the Organidons project: a curated opt-in only list of organization and management scholars on Mastodon.
In addition, we have also extracted via fedifinder those people who are following the account of the journal Organization Studies on Twitter (@osofficer) and have put their Mastodon handle in their Twitter profile to be found there. Check out this list to get an overview of some people who are already on Mastodon (this list is static and won’t be updated in the future).
In this article in Organization, we, Milena Leybold and Monica Nadegger, unpack how stigmatized groups reconstruct stigma despite their communicative separation. We conducted a netnographic study to investigate a case of pole dancers—and later sex workers, strippers, and other stigmatized groups—protesting the stigmatization practice of shadowbanning and the sex-work stigma on Instagram.
The Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) is an Interest Group at the Academy of Management and thus quite global. However, beyond international meetings and online collaborations, we thought more regional meetings would be nice to allow for informal exchange and peer learning. And the first Austrian SAP Community meeting on January 13, 2023, demonstrated that this thesis was highly accurate. Thanks to all who joined us in Innsbruck – and a special thank you goes to Milena Leybold, who was the lead organizer of the event.
Ten years ago, in autumn 2013, I had teamed up with Georg von Krogh and Richard Whittington applying for a first of what turned out to become a series of four sub-themes on organizational openness that I had the honor to co-convene:
One red thread throughout these EGOS sub-themes was the goal to connect research on organizational openness across various domains. Building upon these discussions, Violetta Splitter, Richard Whittington, Georg von Krogh, Peter Walgenbach and I applied for editing a special issue on “Open Organizing in an Open Society? Conditions, Consequences and Contradictions of Openness as an Organizing Principle”, which has now finally been published. The introductory article is available as an open access full text:
‘Openness’ has become an organizational leitmotif of our time, spreading across a growing set of organizational domains. However, most discussions within these specialized domains (e.g. open data, open innovation or open strategy) pursue openness as a program, focusing on challenges specific to the particularities of those domains. Conceptualizing openness as a dynamic organizing principle along dimensions of transparency/opacity and inclusion/exclusion allows theorizing and potentially addressing dilemmas associated with programmatic approaches to openness across these various domains.
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