It’s that time of the year again. The winter semester just started, the trees are turning from green to yellow, and, most importantly, the annual OS ConJunction Day is coming up! This year, it’s all about creativity and organizing. How is creativity organized? What role does creativity play in organizations? How do organizations make creativity valuable? These and many more questions will be explored in talks and a panel discussion. After the formal part, we look forward to nice conversations over food and drinks at Brennpunkt Coffee Competence.
November 29th 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Kaiser Leopold Saal, Faculty of Theology
Karl-Rahner-Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck
3:00 p.m. Meet and Greet
3:15 p.m. Welcome
Prof. Leonhard Dobusch & Prof. Richard Weiskopf
3:30 p.m. Research 1: How organizations make creativity valuable
Prof. Birthe Soppe
4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Creativity at work
5:00 p.m. Coffee break
5:30 p.m. Research 2: How creativity is organized
Prof. Elke Schüssler, University of Linz
6:00 p.m. Crossing Genealogies
Graduation speech and welcoming fresh(wo)men
6:30 p.m. Concluding Thoughts
7:00 p.m. Eat and Meet
Food, drinks, and conversation at Brennpunkt Coffee Competence
We kindly ask you to register for the OS ConJunction Day before November 15th 2019 under the following link. We are looking forward to your participation and hope to welcome many of you!
This year’s OS ConJunction Community day with the topic „Creativity and Organizing“ will take place in Innsbruck on Friday, November 29 from 3:00 p.m.
Information about the exact location and the program will follow soon. As always, we are looking forward to spend a good time with the Organization Studies Innsbruck community, with interesting talks, discussions and, of course, the after party.
Please save the date, we are looking forward to seeing you!
As every year, 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.
In a new paper published by Momentum Quarterly, I look at the modalities of organizing in the global jihadist movement. One reason for the resilience of the movement is the combination of different modes of organizing, such as hierarchical organizations and networks. I argue that some of the difficulties in effectively countering global jihadism result from a misconception of the movement as being either a hierarchy or a network. The “rhizome” metaphor of French philosophers Deleuze and Guattari can help us to better grasp the organizational complexity of the phenomenon, and might help us to think about new ways to deal with global jihadism. The abstract reads as follows:
This article illustrates the “rhizome” metaphor of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari with the example of global jihadism. The aim of the article is twofold: first, it shows the potential of the metaphor to contribute to a better understanding of dynamic modalities of organizing. Second, it contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of global jihadism as an empirical phenomenon. By implementing the rhizome metaphor, it becomes apparent that the organization of global jihadism extends beyond an either/or duality of hierarchy and network, but that it is an organizational multiplicity which comprises both hierarchical and network dimensions at the same time. The extent of those dimensions is constantly changing.
The full open access article (in German) can be found here.
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.