New Article: »Overcoming communicative separation for stigma reconstruction: How pole dancers fight content moderation on Instagram«

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. 

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New Special Issue in Organization Studies: “Open Organizing in an Open Society? Conditions, Consequences and Contradictions of Openness as an Organizing Principle”

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:

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ConJunction 2022 Impressions

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!

There is a newly created LinkedIn group for our ConJunction community. Spread the word!
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9273317/


6th Annual ConJunction Day

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.”

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Panelist beim “Public Value Tag” des ORF zum Thema “Public Service Internet”, Beitrag zu “Formen digitaler Publikumseinbindung” [Update]

Genau zum Start des Wintersemesters, konkret am 4. Oktober 2021, präsentiert der ORF den jährlichen Public-Value-Bericht im Rahmen eines ganzen “Public Value Tags”. Ich darf im zweiten Panel zum Thema “Public Service Internet” mit Simone Grössing (ORF Denkraum), Christoph Neuberger (FU Berlin und Weizenbaum-Institut für die vernetzte Gesellschaft) sowie Susanne Pfab (ARD-Generalsekretariat) Barbara Thomas (Uni Bochum) und Tom Lohninger (Epicenter.Works) diskutieren.

Um 10.00 Uhr geht es los im Radiokulturhaus in der Argentinierstraße in Wien und als Livestream unter zukunft.orf.at.

Für die diesjährige Public-Value-Studie habe ich außerdem gemeinsam mit Ricardo Parger einen Beitrag zum Thema “Formen digitaler Publikumseinbindung: Potentiale für öffentlich-rechtliche Medien” verfasst. Die gesamte Studie ist frei im Netz, ein Preprint unseres Beitrags inklusive Appendix ist hier als PDF verfügbar.