Uppsala Lectures in Business 2018

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  • Location: Ekonomikum
  • Lecturer: Professor Haridimos Tsoukas
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  • Organiser: The Departement of Business Studies
  • Contact person: Fredrik Tell
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Uppsala Lectures in Business is a series of lectures that has been arranged annually by the Department of Business Studies since 1984. This year's speaker is Haridimos Tsoukas, Columbia Ship Management Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Cyprus, Cyprus and Distinguished Research Environment Professor of Organization Studies at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK.


27 November, 13:00-15:00, Lecture hall 2, Lecture I, Towards a general theory of sensemaking in organizations: Insights from existential phenomenology

The theory of sensemaking introduced by Karl Weick has had a strong influence on management research in general, and in particular on our understanding of the workings of organizations. Hari Tsoukas has recently criticized and elaborated the concept of sensemaking drawing upon symbolic interactionism (e.g. in Dionysiou and Tsoukas, 2013; Sandberg and Tsoukas, 2015). In this lecture, he articulates and furthers his arguments from the vantage point of existential phenomenology. 

28 November, 13:00-15:00, Lecture hall 3, Lecture II, Philosophical organization theory: Why and how philosophy matters to organization theory

Throughout his research, Hari Tsoukas has used philosophy as an inspiration for theorizing about management and organizations. The relationship between philosophy and organization theory is also the theme of his forthcoming book Philosophical Organization Theory (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). This lecture will preview contents from the book and rationales provided for bringing in philosophy to organization studies.

29 November, 10:00-13:00, Room K312, Workshop, When process meets practice: Further developing process research in management studies

Fully booked!