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Organizing in Extreme Contexts Workshop Series

  • 1.  Organizing in Extreme Contexts Workshop Series

    Posted 09-22-2020 11:24


    1st Workshop Theme: COVID-19 and Extreme Contexts

    Wednesday October 28th 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm GMT

    Are you a scholar interested in extreme context research (ECR)? If so, we invite you to the inaugural Organizing in Extreme Contexts Workshop online on Wednesday October 28th 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm GMT. The purpose of the workshop series is to bring together the community of extreme context researchers on a recurrent basis throughout the year. Extreme context research has been an international and interdisciplinary effort among scholars interested in organizing in contexts that have potential to cause severe physical, psychological, or material harm to participants or those in close psychosocial proximity to them (Hällgren, Rouleau, & de Rond, 2018). The ongoing workshops will allow those of us interested in ECR to connect with each other, to stay up-to-date with the latest research through presentations and discussion, and to get ideas and feedback for empirical or theoretical studies.

    The theme of the first workshop is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – featuring scholars who will present their working studies of coronavirus in the contexts of healthcare and financial organizations, followed by open discussion about how we as extreme context researchers can better theorize and empirically study organizing in the context of COVID-19.

    Future workshops in the series will respond to current events of interest to ECR (e.g., natural or industrial disasters, emerging high-risk technologies) as well as research approaches (e.g., methodology and publishing in ECR).

    What? Online workshop series featuring presentations and informal discussion opportunities for researchers interested in extreme context research (ECR).

    When? The first organizing in extreme context workshop takes place Wednesday October 28th 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm GMT using Zoom (link is provided after signing up). Future workshops in the series are planned in Fall 2020 and in 2021.

    Who? Everyone with an interest in ECR is welcome to join. Presenters in the first workshop include Alan D Meyer, Julia DiBenigno, Daniel Beunza, Linda Rouleau and Markus Hällgren.

    How? To join the first workshop, please register before 20th of October at https://forms.gle/PABjD6nPTybqAZdx9. To ensure a lively discussion, participants will have access to pre-recorded presentations, and will be asked to view these before the workshop. The workshop is free of charge.

    More information on the workshop series and the presenters at http://organizingextremecontexts.org/extreme-contexts-virtual-seminar-series/

    Organizers and contact information:

    Derin Kent, PhD
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Organization and Management
    Department of Management Studies
    Aalto University School of Business