New article by Prof. Léna Pellandini-Simányi published in the Journal of Consumer Culture

Léna Pellandini-Simányi (USI, IMCA) and Zsuzsanna Vargha (ESCP, Paris) published a new article in the Journal of Consumer Culture. The article is titled “How risky debt became ordinary: A practice theoretical approach” and it explains how highly risky mortgages, which have led to the mortgage crisis in Central and Eastern Europe, had become seen as normal … Continue reading “New article by Prof. Léna Pellandini-Simányi published in the Journal of Consumer Culture”

A “Timely” IMCA project proposal approved by SNF

Congratulations to IMCA’s Prof. Michael Gibbert whose research project on the role of time in qualitative theorizing has been granted funding by the Swiss National Science Foundation.   Over the course of the next four years, Prof. Michael Gibbert will collaborate with Lakshmi B. Nair of the University of Utrecht (and an IMCA alumnus) and … Continue reading “A “Timely” IMCA project proposal approved by SNF”

The Magic Atmosphere of the Locarno Film Festival

A first journal publication is out from IMCA’s shared research project on the Locarno Film Festival. The paper – published in Organization Studies – analyses how the unique atmosphere of the Festival is created not despite, but in view of its multiply-located, hybrid space combining public and organizational space. The paper identifies multiple aesthetic practices … Continue reading “The Magic Atmosphere of the Locarno Film Festival”

IMCA’s PhD candidate Monika Maślikowska and Prof. Michael Gibbert published a new article on working spaces and organizational culture

Our IMCA colleagues – Monika Maślikowska (PhD Student) and Prof. Michael Gibbert have just published their a new article in the Facilities journal (Emerald Publishing) entitled  “The relationship between working spaces and organizational cultures”. This is a comparative case study that looks into  two levels of fit – company level and work group level –  between … Continue reading “IMCA’s PhD candidate Monika Maślikowska and Prof. Michael Gibbert published a new article on working spaces and organizational culture”

New article on the ASA’s blog “Consume this!” published by Prof. Léna Pellandini-Simányi

In a new general interest article on the American Sociological Association’s Consumers & Consumption Section’s blog “Consume this!”, IMCA member Prof. Léna Pellandini-Simányi and Prof. Zsuzsanna Vargha (ESCP Europe Business School, Paris) discuss their findings on the causes of growing mortgage debt and on how consumers end up taking out riskier mortgages than then planned: … Continue reading “New article on the ASA’s blog “Consume this!” published by Prof. Léna Pellandini-Simányi”

BEST PAPER AWARD at British Academy of Management Conference 2018 won by IMCA members

Michael Gibbert (IMCA), Lakshmi Balachandran Nair (Utrecht University) and Bareerah Hafeez Hoorani (IMCA) won the BEST PAPER AWARD at British Academy of Management Conference 2018! Congrats from all of us!

31.05.2018: The Roots of Tango @ StudioFoce

Thursday, 31 May, 6pm, IMCA is organizing the event “The Roots of Tango” under the initiative of Prof. Luca Visconti and with the support of USI and the City of Lugano. Tango is one of the many examples of the complex relationships between local and global culture. ‘Contaminated’ at the outset, it has evolved constantly … Continue reading “31.05.2018: The Roots of Tango @ StudioFoce”

Into the Unknown: From Empirical Insights to Theoretically Compelling Contributions

Alessandra Zamparini, together with Kevin Corley (Arizona State University) and Ileana Stigliani (Imperial College London), will organize at the next Academy of Management Meeting the Professional Development Workshop Into the Unknown: From Empirical Insights to Theoretically Compelling Contributions. The workshop discusses two crucial challenges in qualitative research: 1) how to translate empirical insights into compelling … Continue reading “Into the Unknown: From Empirical Insights to Theoretically Compelling Contributions”

IMCA at the Swiss Summer School

Professors Gibbert and Mengis are happy to offer also this year two doctoral courses on qualitative methods at the Swiss Summer School. If you are interested in learning about case study designs and on visual methods for social sciences, then please visit the workshop’s program http://forscenter.ch/en/research-publications-projects/swiss-summer-school/programme-workshop/

Arnould and Thompson edit the first manual on how to teach Consumer Culture Theory

The first manual to teach Consumer Culture Theory was recently published: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/consumer-culture-theory/book257349#contents

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