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.