02 Dec 2020

Organizing Outside Organizations 

PuntOorg International Journal

Editors: Barbara Czarniawska (University of Gothenburg),  Gianluca Miscione (University College Dublin),  Elena Raviola (University of Gothenburg),  Rafael Alcadipani da Silveira (EASP-FGV),  Emre Tarim (Lancaster University)


We have been studying formal organizations for at least a century, if not longer, and there is not much that we do not know about them. A recent phenomenon – the digital transformation of contemporary organizations – has also attracted much attention, and great many studies were done, with interesting results. But digitalization opened also wide doors to organizing outside, oftentimes in spite of, and against, formal organizations. How do people organize demonstrations in Belarus, in Poland, or, for that matter, how do The Proud Boys do it in the USA?  Indeed, there is no need for an a priori moral evaluation, although a posteriori one is always welcome. We simply need to know more about such informal organizing, which was always present, but now has become widespread thanks to globalization and digitalization. After all, it is connecting collective actions, or “doings” to one another, which is the main trait of organizing…

Deadline: 30 September 2021

Link: https://www.puntoorginternationaljournal.org/index.php/PIJ/announcement/view/9