Save the date for the OS ConJunction Day 2019

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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!

Looking back at the OS ConJunction Students and Alumni Day 2018: “The Value of Organizing and the Organization of Value(s)”

 

Last Friday, the 3rd OS ConJunction Students and Alumni Day took place at the Haus der Begegnung in Innsbruck. As the title already gives away, this year’s event was all about values.

After a theoretical introduction by Richard Weiskopf, where he gave an overview on “The Value of Values in Organizing”, the panel discussion related theory to organizational praxis.

In a vivid discussion, the panelists Stephan Laske (Transformation Management AG), Tabea Ebel (Lebenshilfe Tirol), Ursula Randolf (BTV) and Konrad Frank (Accenture) shared interesting insights on the role of values in their respective organizations. Continue reading “Looking back at the OS ConJunction Students and Alumni Day 2018: “The Value of Organizing and the Organization of Value(s)””

Save the Date for the third Organization Studies ConJunction Students and Alumni Day on Friday, November 23, 2018

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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.

This Year, we will meet at Haus der Begegnung and the topic will be “Organizing Values and the Value of Organizing”. 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: »Organisatorische Komplexität in sozialen Bewegungen: Das Beispiel globaler Dschihadismus«

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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.

 

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!