Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Professor of Management Studies
GRI, School of Business, Economics & Law
University of Gothenburg
Postal address: Box 603, SE 405 30 Göteborg, Sweden
Visiting address: Övre Fogelbergsgatan 6
Phone: +46 (0) 31 786 1552
Fax: +46 (0) 31 786 5619
Barbara Czarniawska, MA in Social and Industrial Psychology, Warsaw University, 1970; Ph.D.in Economic Sciences, Warsaw School of Economics, 1976. Doctor honoris causa at Stockholm School of Economics, 2005; Copenhagen Business School and Helsinki School of Economics 2006. She holds a Chair in Management Studies at Gothenburg Research Institute, School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research takes a constructionist perspective on organizing, most recently exploring the connections between popular culture and practice of management. She is interested in methodology, especially in field studies and in the application of narratology to social studies. Her latest books in English are Writing Management (1999) A Tale of Three Cities (2002), Narratives in Social Science Research, (2004), Shadowing and Other Techniques of Doing Fieldwork in Modern Societies, (2007) and A Theory of Organizing (2008). She has recently edited Actor-Network Theory and Organizing (with Tor Hernes, 2005), Global Ideas (with Guje Sevón, 2005), Management Education & Humanities (with Pasquale Gagliardi, 2006), Organization Theory (2 volumes, 2006), and Organizing in the Face of Risk and Threat (2009).
Czarniawska is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Royal Engineering Academy, the Royal Society of Art and Sciences in Gothenburg and Societas Scientiarum Finnica. She received Lily and Sven Thuréus Technical-Economic Award for internationally renowned research in organization theory in 2000 and Wihuri International Prize in recognition of creative work that has specially furthered and developed the cultural and economic progress of mankind", 2003.
Recent article: Pipan, Tatiana and Czarniawska, Barbara (2010) How to construct an actor-network: Management accounting from idea to practice. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 21(3): 243-251.
Recent chapter: (2010) The construction of businesswomen in the media: Between evil and frailty. In: Chouliaraki, Lilie and Morsing, Mette (eds.) Media, organizations and identity. London: Palgrave, 185-208.
Recent book: (ed.) (2009) Organizing in the face of risk and threat. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar http://www.e-elgar-business.com/Bookentry_Main.lasso?id=13506