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Barbara Czarniawska

Barbara Czarniawska

Managing Overflow
P.O Box 603
SE 405 30 Gothenburg
Övre Fogelbergsgatan 6
46 31 786 1552
46 31 786 5619


Born 2nd December 1948 in Bialystok, Poland, to where her family moved from Wilno after the second World War. Swedish citizen since 26 August, 1988. MA in Social and Industrial Psychology, Warsaw University, 1970; Ph.D.in Economic Sciences, Warsaw School of Economics, 1976. Visiting Research Fellow at Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA; London School of Economics and Political Science; Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin; Scholar-in-Residence at Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy; Fellow at Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University; Visiting Professor at Università di Roma, La Sapienza.

Member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Royal Engineering Academy, the Royal Society of Art and Sciences in Göteborg and the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters.

Received the Lily and Sven Thuréus Technical-Economic Award for internationally renowned research in organization theory, 2000 and a Wihuri International Prize in 2003, "in recognition of creative work that has specially furthered and developed the cultural and economic progress of mankind."

In 2003 she has been elected to a Honorary Fellow of the European Institute of Advanced Studies, Brussels. Stockholm School of Economics bestowed on her the title of Oeconomiae doctor honoris causa in September 2005; Copenhagen Business School made her Doctor Mercaturae Honoris Causa in March 2006; Helsinki School of Economics made her a Honorary Doctor of Science (Economics) in May 2006. She holds the Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg professorship at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. 

Her most recent books in English are A theory of organizing (second edition, 2014) and Social science research from field to desk (2014).










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