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  • Understanding power and organisational learning

    [11 Oct 2017] Gustavo Guzman from Griffith University in Australia, now a visiting scholar at GRI, studies power from the perspectives of practice theory and Actor-Network Theory, and how politics shapes ethics and the other way around. Currently he is working on a study of a (failed) police department merger in Brazil.

  • A handbook (and an interview) on creativity

    [10 Oct 2017] Globalization and the rapid pace of technological change have made creativity and innovation important factors of success for many companies. But how does a company become more creative? What should, and can, leaders do? And how do you lead creative teams? The new Handbook of Research on Leadership and Creativity, edited by Sven Hemlin of GRI, and Michael D. Mumford, Professor at the University of Oklahoma, USA, collect the cutting edge science in the field. In this interview, Sven Hemlin, talks about what creativity really is and how we all can learn to become more creative.

  • Consumption and Sustainability - Does It Add Up?

    [5 Oct 2017] On August 2 of this year, we reached Overshoot Day. This is the day when the year¿s supply of renewable resources runs out, a day that comes earlier and earlier every year. Globally we are consuming like we have 1,7 planets at our disposal. This is not sustainable and for this to change we must consume less. But the economic system demands growth, and consuming less will have serious negative effects on the economy. How does this add up? Does it? What can the research on consumption tell us? At CCR many researchers grapple with these issues.

  • Institutional logic and immigrant women entrepreneurs focus for guest researchers

    [28 Sep 2017] Gothenburg Research Institute is a research center that maintains regular contacts with researchers from other universities in Sweden as well as other countries. Currently four guest researchers are visiting the Institute. Two of them are professor Tammar Zilber from Organizational Behavior Department at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Huriye Yeröz, from Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, UK and a Research Fellow at Bromon Foundation for Research and Enterprise.

  • Guest researchers from Turkey

    [14 Jun 2017] GRI is currently visited by four guest reseachers. Two of them, Mehmet and Filiz Eryílmaz, come from Uludag University in Turkey and will stay at GRI for a year. Mehmet is interested in translation of management knowledge, and Filiz in macroeconomics policies. At GRI they hope to continue their academic progress while getting to know the Swedish academic culture and Sweden in general.

  • Trust, distrust and secrecy in secret organizations

    [21 Oct 2016] The literature on organizational trust suggests that trust is necessary for functioning of most, if not all, organizations. In their paper Sabina Siebert and Barbara Czarniawska discuss the issue of distrust in organizations, and analyze the most extreme example of a ¿distrustful¿ organization - the secret service organization. Distrust is crucial in the running of the secret service, but how do secret service organizations produce and maintain distrust? The authors analyse the devices, rules and procedures which are put in place in secret service organizations for that purpose. Having analyzed those, they ask another question ¿ are these devices, rules and procedures different from those used by "ordinary" organizations?

  • Sten Jönsson receives the Anthony G. Hopwood Award

    [17 May 2016] Professor Sten Jönsson, researcher at Gothenburg Research Institute, receives The Anthony G. Hopwood Award for academic leadership ¿ one of the most prestigious awards in accounting. He is the first European to receive the award.

  • What constitutes a compact and sustainable city?

    [16 Mar 2016] Politicians and researchers often see compact cities as a solution to many environmental problems. But what exactly needs to be more compact? There is no clear answer to this question. Also, most of this discussion focuses on western cities in rich countries in the global north. This despite the fact that the most rapid urbanization takes place in informal settlements around cities in the global south. In the new project at GRI, researchers however, takes their starting point in the global south and asks: What does compact and sustainable mean in the context of informal settlements in developing countries?

  • "Humans and machines are competing"

    [7 Jan 2016] The growing market for storage rental, coffee tables loaded with chips and candy on Fridays, and the never-ceasing stream of news. What do these three phenomena have in common? They are all signs of overflow. A researcher since 1970, since 1996 at the Gothenburg Research Institute, Professor Czarniawska has studied management and organization in a variety of contexts. The present research program concerns the ways overflows are managed. In this interview she talks about overloaded bookshelves, the accelerated pace of news production and other kinds of overflows. And about robots.

  • Barbara Czarniawska and Andreas Diedrich participated in conferences in Sidney

    [22 Dec 2015] Barbara Czarniawska and Andreas Diedrich participated in two conferences in December, both in Sydney.

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