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Barbara Czarniawska


Barbara Czarniawska

+46 31 786 1552

Postal Address: Box 603, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13, plan 3 , 41125 Göteborg

Gothenburg Research Institute (More Information)
Box 603
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 5619
Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13, plan 3 , 411 25 Göteborg

About Barbara Czarniawska

Barbara Czarniawska holds an MA in Social and Industrial Psychology from Warsaw University and a Ph.D.in Economic Sciences from Warsaw School of Economics. She is Doctor honoris causa at Stockholm School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Helsinki School of Economics, and University of Aalborg. 

At present, she is Senior Professor of Management Studies at Gothenburg Research Institute, School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In her research she applies a constructivist perspective on organizing, with the focus on action nets. Her methodological interests concern fieldwork techniques and the narrative approach in social science studies.

Latest publications in English: Social Science Research From Field to Desk (2014), A Theory of Organizing (second edition, 2014) and Robotization of Work? (2020, with Bernward Joerges. Recent edited volumes: A Research Agenda for Management and Organization Studies (2016) and Overwhelmed by Overflows? (2019, with Orvar Löfgren). 

She 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. Lily and Sven Thuréus Technical-Economic Award for internationally renowned research in organization theory, 2000; Wihuri International Prize "in recognition of creative work that has specially furthered and developed the cultural and economic progress of mankind", 2003.

On other web sites

Research areas

  • General Management
  • Organization Theory
  • Methodology

Teaching areas

  • Methodology

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The uses of narrative in social science research
Barbara Czarniawska
Hardy, Melissa and Bryman, Allan (red.) Handbook of data analysis, London, Sage, Chapter in book 2004
Chapter in book

My mother's daughter
Barbara Czarniawska
Stablein, Ralph E. & Frost, Peter J. (eds.) Renewing research practice, California, Stanford University Press, Chapter in book 2004
Chapter in book

Gabriel Tarde and big city management
Barbara Czarniawska
Distinktion, Aarhus, Journal article 2004
Journal article

On time, space and action nets
Barbara Czarniawska
I: Organization. London: Sage., Journal article 2004
Journal article

Svenska företag i deckarromaner 1943-2004
Barbara Czarniawska
Nordiske Organisasjonsstudier, Sandvika, Norge, Fagbokforlaget, Journal article 2004
Journal article


Narratives we organize by
Barbara Czarniawska, Pasquale Gagliardi
Amsterdam, John Benjamins., Edited book 2003
Edited book

The Northern Lights. Organization theory in Scandinavia
Barbara Czarniawska, Guje Sevòn
Malmö, Liber ekonomi , Edited book 2003
Edited book

Consulting as a liminal space
Barbara Czarniawska, Carmelo Mazza
Human Relations, London, Journal article 2003
Journal article

Social constructionism and organization studies
Barbara Czarniawska
In: Westwood, Robert and Clegg, Stewart (eds.) Debating organization. Point-counterpoint in organization studies, Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishing, Chapter in book 2003
Chapter in book

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