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Distinguished Speaker Series

Nina Granqvist, - Aalto University

When the time never comes: Temporal tensions in mobilising an emerging solar energy field.

Nascent fields are settings where the temporal orientations and rhythms of formerly disconnected communities interact and which lack shared norms for coordination. A major challenge in mobilisation, therefore, lies in reconciling different and potentially conflicting temporalities to enable collective action. Drawing on a qualitative, longitudinal study of solar energy in a Northern country, this study explores the development of temporal tensions among multiple communities. We contribute to the literature on temporality and field mobilisation by showing how communities engage in temporal structuring to alleviate temporal tensions. However, these efforts create only temporary settlements as mobilisation breaks down with temporal tensions resurfacing. We show how failed temporal structuring and asynchronicities in engagement and pace of developments contribute to this outcome. As a result of mobilisation breakdowns, a further source for temporal tensions emerges over a long period. Participating communities begin to hold differing views on the nature of progress within the field – specifically, circularity and stagnation among pioneering communities who carry the burden of repetitive developments, and linearity and progress as a perception of new members lacking long-term exposure to the field. The study explains some core temporal dynamics of mobilisation in nascent fields.

HYBRID event...
31st May, 14:00 - 15:30 (GMT) in MS Teams OR In person (room 2.214).

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Professor Renate E Meyer - WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

Day 1: Workshop in 'How to publish in Organization Studies, ...'

(POSTPONED - new date anticipated for October 2022)

Suitable for early career researchers and PhD students.

Day 2: Title - TBA

(POSTPONED - new date anticipated for October 2022)

Renate’s current research interests include the institutionalisation of new management ideas, translation, institutional renewal, the analysis of institutions as multimodal accomplishments, novel organisational forms, collective action in crises, as well as governance structures and governance gaps mostly in urban contexts.

HYBRID events...
Postponed until October 2022 ... in MS Teams OR In person (room TBC).

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Postponed until October 2022 ... in MS Teams OR In person (room TBC).

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Jean Bartunek - Boston College

Title - TBC

Abstract to follow...

Hybrid event...
1st December, 2022 12:00 - 14:30 (GMT)

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Fabio Rojas - Indiana University Bloomington

Title - TBC

Abstract to follow...

Face to face event...
15th March, 2023 13:00 - 14:30 (GMT)

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Past speakers

Esther LeibelLink opens in a new window (Boston University)

Tammar ZilberLink opens in a new window (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Daniel BreslauLink opens in a new window (Virginia Tech)

Keith GrintLink opens in a new window (WBS) - presentation slidesLink opens in a new window

Yutaka YamauchiLink opens in a new window (Kyoto University)

Daniel GeigerLink opens in a new window (Hamburg University) - recordingLink opens in a new window

Marianna Fotaki & Innan Sasaki (WBS) - AM SessionLink opens in a new window, PM SessionLink opens in a new window & Gender Day 2021 FlyerLink opens in a new window

Lucas IntronaLink opens in a new window (Lancaster University)

Frithjof WegenerLink opens in a new window (TU Delft, The Netherlands)

Christopher SteeleLink opens in a new window (University of Alberta)

Katharina DittrickLink opens in a new window (WBS)

Ari Kuismin (Aalto University School of Business)

Charlotte Cloutier, Ann Langley (HEC Montreal)

Rodrigo Ribeiro (UFMG), Hari Tsoukas (WBS) and Demetris Hadjimichael (WBS)

Tima Bansal (Ivey Business School)

Ruthanne Huising (EM Lyon)

Kate Kellog (MIT)

Jean Bartunek (Carroll School of Management - Boston College)

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