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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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Gendered references in organization studies
Barbara Czarniawska, G. Sevon
Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Fieldwork Techniques for Our Times: Shadowing
Barbara Czarniawska
Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies, Vol. II: Methods and possibilities, London, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book


Hybrydyzacja sektora publicznego
Rolf Solli, Barbara Czarniawska
Studia Polityczne, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Marketing and cyberspace: William Gibson’s view
Barbara Czarniawska
Cochoy, Franck; Hagberg, Johan; Petersson McIntyre, Magdalena and Sörum, Niklas (eds) Digitalizing consumption. How devices shape consumer culture, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Organization studies as symmetrical ethnology
Barbara Czarniawska
Journal of Organizational Ethnography, Journal article 2017
Journal article

A willing slave: reflections on e-books
Barbara Czarniawska
Consumption Markets & Culture, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

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