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Welcome to the inaugural lecture by Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen, professor of organisationsstudies.


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Title

"Power, politics, and ethics in organizations"

Abstract

The lecture discusses power, politics and ethics in organizations in an age where sustainability has become a new matter of concern. Organizations are an inherently modern invention in that principles of rationality have always been embedded into organizational practices. A central topic in critical organization studies has been the problematic conditions for ethical action within managerial regimes of control. How does a concern with sustainability redirect our attention towards how to organize? Can we envision organizations that work from within the limits of the planet and in a way that respects human rights? If this is to become true, we need to look at organizing from another perspective. Maybe this perspective can resonate with Bruno Latour’s observation that “we have never been modern” and Hannah Arendt’s idea that storytelling “can save the world”. 

KS is delighted to be inaugurating ten new professors at the Faculty during the 2021 Annual Academic Celebration. As there are more professors to inaugurate than in previous years, KS has decided to change the format of the inaugural lectures this year. All lectures will be taking place over the course of three mornings, where each professor will be interviewed, holds a lecture and answers questions for 30 minutes. Additionally, all professors will have the opportunity to give a longer lecture later in the autumn semester.

Moderator

Magnus Nilsson, Pro Dean KS. During the lectures, viewers have the opportunity to send questions to the professors via the moderator at magnus.nilsson@mau.se

At Malmö university and via livestream

All lectures will be held in auditorium B1 at Niagara. The auditorium has a maximum capacity of half the seats at the moment, which is 45 people in total, to avoid risk of infection. No registration is required, but please note that seating is limited. We will livestream the event. Documenting the event is of public interest and the processing of this data is therefore in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. 

During the week of the Annual Academic Celebration and the lectures, there will also be a big international conference taking place in Malmö. The Swedish government and Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén have invited international heads of state and government from 50 different countries to Malmö. This unique event around the Internationellt forum för hågkomst av Förintelsen och mot antisemitism (International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism) means that large parts of the streets of Malmö will be closed off. Please make sure you leave a little earlier if you want to attend the lectures at Niagara. You can find more information about the closures at https://polisen.se/malmoforumet    

We are looking forward to all inaugural lectures at KS and hope that many of you will join – either in person or digitally.

Watch the livestreamed event here