Below are some visual impressions from our 6th annual ConJunction, the OS Students and Alumni event. Prof. Weiskopf ceremoniously started the event. Next, Prof. Soppe shared her current work on the challenges faced by people working in the “increasingly stigmatized” oil and gas industry. The inspiring research talk was followed by a lively panel discussion hosted by Prof. Dobusch, with panel guests Julia Wolf (OS Alumna, GemNova), Alessia Zoppelleto (University of Trento), and Bernhard Staudt (BMW).
After the coffee break, Alwin Baumhöver, Niklas Hugot, and Milena Eberharter presented their master’s theses related to organizing (for) sustainability. Last but not least, Katharina Albertini gave the valedictorian speech on behalf of the graduating class.
The informal and best part of the event, the “eat and meet” was held at 6020. It was wonderful to meet again in person!
Our master’s program Organization Studies Students and Alumni Day will take place on the 18th of November 2022. After a Covid interruption last year and the online event in 2020, we are very excited to meet in person again! The theme of ConJunction this year is “Organizing (for) Sustainability.”
Our Org. Studies program Students and Alumni Day is postponed to November 2022 due to the current Covid situation. Please check back for the final date, and will inform you of further details as the event approach.
For the Organization Studies Students and Alumni Day taking place on Zoom next week, guests for the panel on “Organizing in Digital Times” are confirmed. They are alumni Josefin Brüning, currently HR Change & Transformation Manager at Viega Holding GmbH & Co. KG; Sarah Nobis, currently serving as People and Culture Manager at Swarm Analytics; and Hannah Schupfer, currently a doctoral research fellow at the University of Oslo.
For this fifth addition to ConJunction is something new to our format (aside from being held online). Three masters theses will be presented to inspire future research for current students, as well as generate discussion:
Elena Ruh – Corporate Health Programs between the Ethics of Care and Corporate Colonialization Lukas Nagel – Spaces of responsibility in algorithmic decision-making. An explorative study illustrated by the avalanche risk assessment of Skitourenguru Melissa Köhler – Ambivalences of spaces for ‘other’ organizing: A heterotopology on Virtual Spaces in a Large-Scale Corporation
The event will be hosted via Zoom by Prof. Richard Weiskopf, Prof. Leonhard Dobusch, and Dr. Birthe Soppe. Representing the graduating class is Alina Seebach, with a valedictory speech.
Who: Organization Studies (OS) community What: “Organizing in Digital Times” When: Friday, November 20, 4:00 p.m. – 06:30 p.m. Where: Zoom
Last Friday, the 4th OS ConJunction Students and Alumni Day took place at the Kaiser Leopold Saal at the University of Innsbruck. The theme for this year’s event was “Organizing Creativity and the Creativity of Organizing”.
After an introduction by Richard Weiskopf and Leonhard Dobusch, Birthe Soppe gave a talk on “How organizations make creativity valuable”. She provided insights from her empirical research on game development in the creative industry. She raised the topic of competing logics of market and creativity. This topic was revisited in a lively panel discussion, with five invited panelists, moderated by Katharina Zangerle.
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.