Journal of Organizational Ethnography: Volume 6 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Ethnographies of public service reform

Guest Editors: Bagga Bjerge, Mike Rowe

Trimming the social body: An analysis of Lean management among family counsellors in a Danish municipality

Jakob Krause-Jensen

The purpose of this paper is to analyse through ethnographic fieldwork the social and cultural context and (unintended) consequences of introducing a management concept…

Affective atmospheres of hope: management model training in public reforms

Renita Thedvall

The purpose of this paper is to argue that we need to take seriously what affective atmosphere means in public reform. Particular emphasis is put on understanding the…

The twilight zone: paradoxes of practicing reform

Bagga Bjerge, Toke Bjerregaard

In many public sector reform processes, employees’ roles as professional experts are shifting toward more entrepreneurial and market-oriented roles, a change that entails…

Metaphors of change: Descriptions of changes within the practice of social work for socially marginalized people

Louise Christensen

The purpose of this paper is to explore how a study of a practice can lay the foundation to describe this very practice whilst transformations of it were taken place…

How did I become an abductive ethnographer? Reflections on a research journey

Lila Le Trividic Harrache

Drawing on part of a French doctorate research journey, the purpose of this paper is to illustrate how an initial research design gets to be questioned and deconstructed…

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