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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM STUDYING UNUSUAL ORGANIZATION? - BY EERO VAARA

ONLINE, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
OBJECTIVE

Since its foundation in 1971, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management has dedicated itself to raising the profile of European Management Research with respect to other established scientific disciplines, as well as the business world. We are European in origin, whilst being global in our outlook!

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the institute reaffirms its mission to foster and support innovative, rigorous, responsible and impactful research in management, governance and related disciplines. In this perspective, the EIASM Board wanted the institute to be able to provide the communities of the members of its Academic Council with a series of discussions on subjects that are both interdisciplinary and suitable for Grand Challenges we are currently facing in doctoral education and research in Management.

SPEAKER

               

Prof. Eero Vaara - Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK

Short bio:
Eero’s research focuses on organisational and strategic change. He is a world leading expert in discursive and narrative perspectives. His work deals with strategy process and practice research, studies of radical change such as mergers and acquisitions, work on institutional change and legitimation, and research on multinational corporations, nationalism and globalisation. Eero combines practically relevant topics such as strategy work and management of postmerger integration with deep theoretical and methodological reflection on organisational and strategic processes and practices.

SPEECH

Management scholars tend to focus on business organizations with less attention paid on other types of cases. This is especially the case with historical studies of organizations that are unique or extreme cases. In this seminar, I will present two recent papers focusing on unusual cases and reflect upon how to generalize the findings beyond these specific organizations. The first paper (Sasaki, Kotlar, Ravasi & Vaara, 2020) focuses on how Japanese family companies deal with ancient identity statements (mottos) when pursuing strategic change. The second paper (Cappellaro, Compagni & Vaara, 2021) examines the role of strategic ambiguity in the Sicilian Mafia. I will also make some comments about publishing such work based on my editorial experience.

PROGRAMME

This webinar will take place on Friday, 17th of September 2021 at 10.30 CET.

It is available ONLY for participants coming from an EIASM Academic Council Member (see deatils below). Online registration via this website is mandatory. The meeting link will be sent to registered participants a couple of days before the date of the event. 

Registration deadline: September 15th  (midnight CET).

PRACTICALITIES

ONLINE REGISTRATION

This event is available only for EIASM Academic Council Members 2021 (see list here). If you are part of one of these univeristies/schools you can register online.

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
0,00 € (VAT Exempt)

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ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Cristina Setyar - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PASSAGE DU NORD - 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: setyar@eiasm.be