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The Process of Social-Symbolic Work: Understanding the Role of Agents in the Ongoing Construction of Organizational Life
General process-oriented and theme-focused papers are invited


Tom Lawrence, Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK

Nelson Philips, College of Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

Paula Jarzabkowski, The University of Queensland, Australia & City, University of London, UK  

Ann Langley, HEC Montreal, Canada 

Haridimos Tsoukas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus & University of Warwick, UK 


Keynote Speakers:

Nina Bandelj, Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California at Irvine, Co-Editor, Socio-Economic Review, Vice-President, American Sociological Association, USA

Tina Dacin, Stephen J.R. Smith Chair of Strategy and Organizational Behavior, Smith School of Business, Queen's University, Canada

Dermot Moran, Joseph Chair in Catholic Philosophy, Boston College, USA, former Co-editor of the book series “Contributions to Phenomenology” (Springer), author of Introduction to Phenomenology and Edmund Husserl: Founder of Phenomenology.

PROS & PHILOS are sponsored by
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Phenomenological and Hermeneutical Inquiry in Organization Studies: Taking Stock and Moving Forward
 General and theme-focused papers are invited


Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, University of New South Wales, Australia

Alessia Contu, University of Massachusetts, USA 

Mollie Painter, Nottingham Business School, UK

Jörgen Sandberg, University of Queensland, Australia
Haridimos Tsoukas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus & University of Warwick, UK

Mike Zundel, University of Liverpool, UK

Keynote Speakers:               

Ann L. Cunliffe, Professor of Organization Studies, Fundação Getulio Vargas-EAESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mark B.N. Hansen, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Literature, Duke University, USA

Panel Speakers:

Panel I - Interpretation and Construction of reality in the Digital Era

Andreas Hepp, Professor of Communication and Media Studies, University of Bremen, Germany, and co-author of The Mediated Construction of Reality.

Alberto Romele, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Technology, Lille Catholic University, France, and author of Digital hermeneutics. Philosophical investigations in new media and technologies.


Panel II - Recent developments in Interpretive and Phenomenological Organization Studies

Anders Örtenblad, Professor of Work Life Science, University of Agder, Norway, and

editor of The Oxford Handbook of Metaphor and Organization Studies.

Mar Pérezts, Professor of Philosophy and Organization, Emlyon Business School, France, and

co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenologies and Organization Studies.

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