Phenomenography in Business & Management Research (Webinar)

Date(s) - 28/05/2020 9:00 am - 10:30 am


In this webinar we will examine the use of phenomenography in Business and Management Research. Drawing on experience of conducting phenomenographic research on topics such as internationalisation, how managers actually manage diversity in practice and what constitutes human practice at work, Professor Jorgen Sandberg will present some practical insights into how to conduct phenomenography, and reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of this approach. There will be time for questions and discussion after the talk.

The webinar will be held on the platform Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. An access link will be emailed to everyone who registers. On the day, please arrive 5 minutes before the event starts to check your mircophone and speaker settings.

Speaker Bio:

Jorgen is Professor in Management and Organization in the UQ Business School at the University of Queensland, Australia and also Professor of Organization Studies at the Warwick Business School. Prior to these, he held academic positions at Stockholm School of Economics and at Gothenburg School of Economics in Sweden. Jorgen sits on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Organization studies. He is currently doing research on knowing in professional practice, sensemaking in organizations, and the development of more novel and impactful theories within organization studies.

Related Reading:

Sandberg, J. (2000). Understanding human competence at work: an interpretative approach. Academy of Management Journal43(1), 9-25.

Lamb, P., Sandberg, J., & Liesch, P. W. (2011). Small firm internationalisation unveiled through phenomenography. Journal of International Business Studies42(5), 672-693.

O’Leary, J., & Sandberg, J. (2017). Managers’ practice of managing diversity revealed: A practice‐theoretical account. Journal of Organizational Behavior38(4), 512-536.

Sandbergh, J. (1997). Are phenomenographic results reliable?. Higher Education Research & Development, 16(2), 203-212.

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