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M@n@gement Special Issue "Observation" now online

  • 1.  M@n@gement Special Issue "Observation" now online

    Posted 10-21-2020 19:04

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    M@n@gement Special Issue "Observation" is available online (Open Access)

    Dear colleagues,

    In this tough period, we are grateful for the opportunity to share with you this wonderful special issue on 'observation' in all its forms, in entirely free and open access journal M@n@gement. 

    The issue 23(3) starts with an introductory piece by guest editors Thibaut Bardon, Lionel Garreau, Chahrazad Abdallah, Benoît Journé and Maja Korica. You can then read four original research papers dedicated to different methods of observation. Isabelle Royer first investigates techniques and challenges of observing materiality in organizations. Christelle Théron then develops an original methodological device, the "SCI" (Shadowing-Conversations-Interview to the Double), to capture cognitive underpinnings of action. Nathalie Raulet-Croset, Rachel Beaujolin and Thierry Boudes examine multi-shadowing, i.e. multiple simultaneous observators. Justine Arnoud and Hélène Peton study the production of a collective narrative through the emplotment of multiple parallel stories in the nuclear sector. In an invited contribution, Hervé Laroche uses the metaphor of photography to analyze observation.

    A nicely complementary Unplugged concludes this issue by focusing on ethnography, with the collective contributions of, in their order of appearance: David Courpasson, Eleunthia Wong Ellinger, Yousra Rahmouni Elidrissi, Nesrine Bouguerra, Roscoe Conan D'Souza, David Sanson, Claire Le Breton and Clara Roussey.

    We are also pleased to announce that M@n@gement has been awarded the DOAJ Seal of Approval, granted by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) to journals that achieve a high level of openness, adhere to best practices and high publishing standards. M@n@gement is also a signatory member of the San Francisco Declaration on research assessment (DORA).

    We would like to thank all those who contributed to this issue and this DOAJ award: authors, reviewers, readers, former co-editors in chief, guest and senior editors, methodology GT AIMS, our publishing editor Open Academia, CNRS INSHS, and AIMS.

    Have a good read,

    On behalf of the editorial team

    Héloïse Berkowitz and Hélène Delacour

    Co-editors in chief of M@n@gement


    M@n@gement 23(3), Special Issue: Observation


    Rethinking Observation: Challenges and Practices

    Thibaut Bardon, Lionel Garreau, Chahrazad Abdallah, Benoît Journé, Maja Korica



    Observing Materiality in Organizations

    Isabelle Royer


    Enhancing In Situ Observation with the SCI Design (Shadowing–Conversations–Interview to the Double) to Capture the Cognitive Underpinnings of Action

    Christelle Théron


    Multi-Shadowing: A Gateway to Organizing? The Case of Hunting with Hounds

    Nathalie Raulet-Croset, Rachel Beaujolin, Thierry Boudes


    Observing to Coproduce a Collective Narrative: Emplotment of Multiple Parallel Stories

    Justine Arnoud, Hélène Peton



    Observation as photography: A metaphor

    Hervé Laroche



    Ethnography Unplugged

    David Courpasson, Eleunthia Wong Ellinger, Yousra Rahmouni Elidrissi, Nesrine Bouguerra, Roscoe Conan D'Souza, David Sanson, Claire Le Breton, Clara Roussey

    Michael Grothe-Hammer
    -Senior Editor at M@n@gement-
    Associate Professor
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim