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Ericson, M. & Kjellander, B. (2018). The temporal becoming self-towards a Ricoeurian conceptualization of identity. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 34(2), 205-214
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2018 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 34, no 2, p. 205-214Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To enrich conceptually the study of identity work, the paper directs attention to how identity-self constitutes in individuals' interactions and relationships. By using a narrative approach that includes Ricoeur's notions of idem and ipse, it elevates temporal dynamics of identity work with reference to the becoming aspect of the individual self in relation to the other. Idem identity denotes sameness and permanence through time and space, and ipse identity concerns selfhood in the sense of change and interrupted continuity. As pointed out, a Ricoeurian conceptualization of identity helps to extend our understanding of practical actions beyond individual character and traits. In consideration of both concordance and discordance in narrative structure, this conceptualization suggests a middle way between stability and variability, refraining us from relying on a narrative that presupposes a linear plot based on a causal-type model of occurrences to construct and maintain a stable and coherent personal identity. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Identity work; Self; Temporality; Ricoeur; Idem; Ipse
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38944 (URN)10.1016/j.scaman.2018.02.002 (DOI)000438002700009 ()2-s2.0-85042022568 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-03-01 Created: 2018-03-01 Last updated: 2018-08-21
Simendinger, E., El-Kassar, A.-N., Gonzalez-Perez, M. A., Crawford, J., Thomason, S., Reynet, P., . . . Edwards, J. (2017). Teaching effectiveness attributes in business schools. International Journal of Educational Management, 1(6), 780-800
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2017 (English)In: International Journal of Educational Management, ISSN 0951-354X, E-ISSN 1758-6518, Vol. 1, no 6, p. 780-800Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

Determining the attributes of effective business teachers is critical to schools as they strive to attract and retain students, assure learning, obtain and maintain reputation and accreditations, and place their alumni in the competitive job market. This study examines students and faculty perceptions of teaching effectiveness in five culturally disparate countries: Colombia, France, Lebanon, Sweden, and the United States.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey was designed based on previous research complemented by an extensive literature review as well as personal communications with faculty in different international business schools. The survey considered 39 teaching attributes related to three specific dimensions: 1) class delivery, 2) class preparation and design, and 3) instructional traits and personal characteristics. The survey targeted students and faculty from seven business schools located in five countries.

Findings

This study offers new conceptual and analytical analyses from a cross-country comparative perspective. Rankings of the importance of perceived teaching attributes for both major groups involved in the teaching of business, faculty and students, are reported. The attributes are also ranked by teaching taxonomy and examined across countries.

Practical implications

This study provides practical results that can be useful to instructors wishing to increase their teaching effectiveness and to universities considering revising their student evaluation forms.

Originality/value

This study includes data collected from faculty and students from several schools located in culturally disparate countries and, thus, increases the applicability of the results in a cross-cultural manner and provides implications for practice internationally.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017
Keywords
Teaching effectiveness, class delivery, class design, class preparation, instructor traits, personality characteristics, cross-cultural, business schools
National Category
Didactics Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36823 (URN)10.1108/IJEM-05-2016-0108 (DOI)000407601400007 ()2-s2.0-85027566496 (Scopus ID)IHHCeFEOIS (Local ID)IHHCeFEOIS (Archive number)IHHCeFEOIS (OAI)
Note

Special Issue.

Available from: 2017-08-10 Created: 2017-08-10 Last updated: 2017-09-01Bibliographically approved
Kjellander, B., Nordqvist, M. & Welter, F. (2012). Identity Dynamics in the Family Business Context: A Novel('s) Perspective. In: Alan Carsrud & Malin Brännback (Ed.), Understanding Family Businesses: Undiscovered Approaches, Unique Perspectives, and Neglected Topics (pp. 39-53). New York: Springer
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2012 (English)In: Understanding Family Businesses: Undiscovered Approaches, Unique Perspectives, and Neglected Topics / [ed] Alan Carsrud & Malin Brännback, New York: Springer, 2012, p. 39-53Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter sets out to create a novel understanding of identity dynamics in the family business context. Focusing on Hjalmar Bergman’s The Head of the Firm (1924), a fiction novel, our purpose is to describe and interpret how the personal identity of an entrepreneur is challenged and changed in relation to demanding and overlapping family, business, and societal norms and expectations. In our case, ­particularly events related to succession of management and ownership in a family business form dynamic and emotional plots that propel the story forward.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Springer, 2012
Series
Springer International Entrepreneurship Series ; 15
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-14171 (URN)978-1-4614-0910-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-12-30 Created: 2010-12-30 Last updated: 2018-09-04Bibliographically approved
Kjellander, B. (2010). STRATEGY FORMATION IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS: THE ROLE OF STORYTELLING.
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2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper takes an interest in the past, as depicted by family business owners, and how it is reflected in the governance of the firm. The purpose of this paper is to explore how family business owners express and perceive their family business story and the implications for the strategy formation of the firm. Through the storytelling from 20 cases, we conclude that they embrace their past through different degrees of adoption and their promotion or prevention focus. We construct four typologies: strategy formation through reinforcement, renewal, remembrance and rhetoric. The implications of storytelling and these typologies are discussed.

Series
JIBS Working Paper Series, ISSN 1403-0454 ; 2010 - 1
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-13875 (URN)
Available from: 2010-12-07 Created: 2010-12-07 Last updated: 2017-08-10
Brundin, E. & Kjellander, B. (2010). Strategy Formation In The Family Business: The Role Of Storytelling. Jönköping: JIBS
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2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper takes an interest in the past, as depicted by family business owners, and how it is reflected in the governance of the firm. The purpose of this paper is to explore how family business owners express and perceive their family business story and the implications for the strategy formation of the firm. Through the storytelling from 20 cases, we conclude that they embrace their past through different degrees of adoption and their promotion or prevention focus. We construct four typologies: strategy formation through reinforcement, renewal, remembrance and rhetoric. The implications of storytelling and these typologies are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: JIBS, 2010
Series
JIBS Working Papers ; 2010-1
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-13826 (URN)
Available from: 2010-11-22 Created: 2010-11-22 Last updated: 2017-08-10
Kjellander, B. (2010). The Morgan family firm’s collective narrative strategies as ‘habitus’. In: IFERA Lancaster 2010 10th Annual World Family Business Research Conference Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK6–9 July, 2010. Paper presented at IFERA.
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2010 (English)In: IFERA Lancaster 2010 10th Annual World Family Business Research Conference Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK6–9 July, 2010, 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Family business ‘history’ and ‘the past’ are in the literature used interchangeably. History is often referred to as something static that can be elicited and analyzed from a firm’s past. Further, how culture is ingrained by history, especially the founder’s role is a well researched area (e.g. Dyer, 1986; Kets de Vries, 1993; Gersick et al., 1997; Garzia-Alvarez et al., 2002). The impact of family values and traditions on firm governance in general has also received attention (Alvesson and Melin, 1989; Kets de Vries, 1993; Hall et al., 2001; Hall, 2003; Brundin, Nordqvist and Melin, 2010). Hall, Melin and Nordqvist (2006) argue that family values, goals and relations have an impact on the strategy formation in the family firm. However, there is still scant research into how family business history may form firms’ narrative strategies. This paper suggests some perspectives and tools that can bring some more light on these matters.

 

A tenet of this paper is that discourse understanding is strategic. (Discourse) strategies, normally unconscious and instinctive, are formed to create multilevel representations employed in discourse understanding and memory (Dijk & Kintsch 1983). That is, it does not concur with Hall et al.’s, (2006)  claim that strategy is about “moving from its [the firm’s] history to its future” (p. 255). Along with Brundin & Kjellander, forthcoming), the paper claims that the firm’s history is an active part of the ongoing strategy formation of the firm.  When the family firm history has consequences for the present strategy formation of the firm, we claim that family business owners strategize.

 

The purpose is to discuss the unconscious and instinctive sides of these narrative strategies through the lens of Pierre Bourdieu’s notion of ‘habitus’. Firm praxis is in this paper seen as governed by habitus, which comprises both a practical apprehension of the world based on decisions made in the past as well as constructed, constructing dispositions “constituted in practice and […] always oriented towards practical function” (Bourdieu, 1990a: 52). Empirically, the paper applies Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) to look into how a firm’s narrative strategies are constructed around a sort of habitus.

Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-13846 (URN)
Conference
IFERA
Available from: 2010-11-30 Created: 2010-11-30 Last updated: 2017-08-10
Kjellander, B. (2010). The Morgan family firm’s narrative strategies as ‘habitus’. In: EIASM 6TH WORKSHOP ON FAMILY FIRMS MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CULTURE AND VALUESBARCELONA, SPAIN, JUNE 6-8, 2010. Paper presented at EIASM.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Morgan family firm’s narrative strategies as ‘habitus’
2010 (English)In: EIASM 6TH WORKSHOP ON FAMILY FIRMS MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CULTURE AND VALUESBARCELONA, SPAIN, JUNE 6-8, 2010, 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to discuss firm narrative strategies mainly through the lens of Pierre Bourdieu’s notion of habitus, as well as his notions of field and capital. It looks at the Morgan firm narrative strategies employed during the 1912 Pujo money trust investigation and the 1933 Pecora Commission’s hearings in the wake of Wall Street Crash of 1929.  Although more than twenty years apart, on both these occasions, the firm representatives refer to a discourse of codes, customs and traditions that had been carefully constructed and reconstructed, remembered and perpetuated, in the Morgan firm and family, as well as in private banking of that time in general. The paper also addresses how firm history may affect strategy formation in firms’ present and future practice through firm codes, customs and traditions, what Bourdieu calls the ‘capital of the field’. Investigating the 1912 and the 1933 Congressional hearings from a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) viewpoint, the paper shows how Morgan firm discouse is constructed as a sort of habitus, that is as a complex of common ideas, concepts or perception schemes of related emotional attitudes firm and outside-firm intersubjectively shared within a specific group of persons as well as of similar behavioural dispositions.

This paper calls for a view of the firm as emerging through interactions and activity, as relational and dispositional. Relational in the sense that it focuses on formative and substantial realities, individuals and groups rather than objective relations. Dispositional in the sense that this view notes the possible actions agents take as a group and in the structure of the situations where they act or, more precisely, in the relations between them (Bourdieu 1998.

Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-13845 (URN)
Conference
EIASM
Available from: 2010-11-30 Created: 2010-11-30 Last updated: 2017-08-10
Kjellander, B. (2010). The Novelist as Entrepreneur, the Novel as Entrepreneurship.
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2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We look at the potential of novelists to be producers of entrepreneurship and the novel as a potential carrier and product of entrepreneurship. Our argument is that some novelists challenge established norms and institutions and that some novels can be seen as products that aim to destroy the old, or at least improve the old, and give way to something new. We draw on the work of a classic Swedish novelist Carl-Johan Love Almqvist, and his novel – Why Not! (Det går an!, 1839). We combine a narrative approach with an interpretive framework from institutional entrepreneurship and literary theory. Almqvist uses the novel as a form of representation and carrier of ideas that challenge the established roles of women in society and economy. While contemporary literature on institutional entrepreneurship tends to focus on representations of accomplished change, our focus on narrative fiction also allows an emphasis on representations of change opportunities. Concentrating on the opportunity to change and taking a narrative approach, we put creativity and time at the heart of the process of institutional entrepreneurship, rather than merely action and change

Series
JIBS Working Papers ; 2010-10
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-13910 (URN)
Available from: 2010-12-07 Created: 2010-12-07 Last updated: 2017-08-10
Brunninge, O., Helin, J. & Kjellander, B. (2009). Corporate Museums as Creators of Organizational Memory. In: : . Paper presented at 6th International CMS Conference 13th - 15th July 2009, University of Warwick.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Corporate Museums as Creators of Organizational Memory
2009 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-8170 (URN)
Conference
6th International CMS Conference 13th - 15th July 2009, University of Warwick
Available from: 2009-03-26 Created: 2009-03-26 Last updated: 2017-08-10Bibliographically approved
Brunninge, O., Helin, J. & Kjellander, B. (2009). Corporate Museums, Memoralization and Organizational Memory. Paper presented at 25th EGOS Colloquium Barcelona.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Corporate Museums, Memoralization and Organizational Memory
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
family business, history, museum, management, memory
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-10923 (URN)
Conference
25th EGOS Colloquium Barcelona
Available from: 2010-01-25 Created: 2009-11-25 Last updated: 2017-08-10Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2416-0952

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