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Helin, J. (2019). Dialogical writing: Co-inquiring between the written and the spoken word. Culture and Organization, 25(1), 1-15
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dialogical writing: Co-inquiring between the written and the spoken word
2019 (English)In: Culture and Organization, ISSN 1475-9551, E-ISSN 1477-2760, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 1-15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The foundational view of discourse as a descriptive mode of representation and writing as a retrospective stabilizing tool has been criticized in organization and management research. The purpose of this paper is to inquire into a more emergent, unfinished and relational writing used throughout the research processes. To that aim, I develop the notion of ‘dialogical writing’ by drawing on literature on performative utterances and a collaborative fieldwork project where writing became an integrated part of the research process. I come to understand this form of writing as one in situ where addressivity, responsiveness and unfinalizability are emphasized. This enables writing to be part of a conversation; writing as a response to that which has been said and in anticipation of the next possible utterance. I close with implications for writing in organization studies, such as the possibility of thinking of writing as an offering of the tentative.

Keywords
writing, dialogue, performative, utterance, collaborative study, emergent
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-294997 (URN)10.1080/14759551.2016.1197923 (DOI)000447372600001 ()
Available from: 2016-06-01 Created: 2016-06-01 Last updated: 2018-12-12Bibliographically approved
Helin, J. (2019). Dream Writing: Writing Through Vulnerability. Qualitative Inquiry, 25(2), 95-99
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dream Writing: Writing Through Vulnerability
2019 (English)In: Qualitative Inquiry, ISSN 1077-8004, E-ISSN 1552-7565, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 95-99Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Wet sheet that gets cold. The smell of sweat. A disrupted, unpleasant night again where my dreaming had me; a felt vulnerability from which it was impossible to hide. Sometimes, at bedtime, I already know that it will be a tough night. At the same time, the night offers experiences that radically differ from my everyday life. I want to learn from the way in which these experiences unfold and what I am capable of doing at night; what can my dreaming body teach me that can be generative for my writing? Through a reading of Helene Cixous's work on the writing body and inquiring into my night dreaming, I elaborate on possibilities for writing that differ from my usual daylight writing. Written in the form of seven invitations, I note that these possibilities are not about finding ways to overcome vulnerability in writing, but rather writing through vulnerability as a gift from the dreaming-writing-body.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, 2019
Keywords
writing, dreaming, body, Cixous, vulnerability
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-375213 (URN)10.1177/1077800418810984 (DOI)000455377800001 ()
Available from: 2019-01-29 Created: 2019-01-29 Last updated: 2019-01-29Bibliographically approved
Gilmore, S., Harding, N., Helin, J. & Pullen, A. (2019). Writing differently. Management Learning, 50(1), 3-10
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Writing differently
2019 (English)In: Management Learning, ISSN 1350-5076, E-ISSN 1461-7307, Vol. 50, no 1, p. 3-10Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This special issue of Management Learning on 'Writing Differently' builds on a groundswell of resistance to 'scientific' norms of academic writing. These norms are restrictive, inhibit the development of knowledge and excise much of what it is to be human from our learning, teaching and research. Contributors to the special issue explore how, released from these restrictions, it is possible to touch vulnerable flesh and invoke new political and ethical practices. Through changing our norms of writing, we explore different modes of learning and change how and what we teach. By bringing the previously excised vast hinterlands of life and lives to the fore, we create the intellectual space to engender new ideas as well as more collaborative forms of learning. In so doing, we foster alternative conversations as to how we might constitute new, highly ethical and humanitarian organisations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 2019
Keywords
Writing affectively, writing differently, writing emotionally, writing ethically, writing powerfully
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-377105 (URN)10.1177/1350507618811027 (DOI)000456412400001 ()
Available from: 2019-02-13 Created: 2019-02-13 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved
Irving, S. & Helin, J. (2018). A world for sale?: An ecofeminist reading of sustainable development discourse. Gender, Work and Organization, 25(3), 264-278
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A world for sale?: An ecofeminist reading of sustainable development discourse
2018 (English)In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 264-278Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine how the sustainable development discourse created by one of its most influential proponents, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, constructs representations of gender and nature. A discourse analysis, performed from Plumwood's ecofeminist perspective, is conducted on their cornerstone text Vision 2050: The new agenda for business. We find that what might at first appear to be a roadmap out of the many crises that humanity faces today, is instead simply new twists on ‘old’ established discourses that reinforce rather than diminish forms of hierarchy and domination. Different discursive strands work together to create dualistic traits that simultaneously constructs gender, nature and some classes as a dependent ‘other’. To overcome this we elaborate on implications for teaching, research and practice.

Keywords
Sustainable development, ecofeminism, Plumwood, discourse, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-338340 (URN)10.1111/gwao.12196 (DOI)000430916500004 ()
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2018-07-13Bibliographically approved
Helin, J. & Avenier, M. (2016). Dialogues, moments saisissants, et innovation. In: in François-Xavier De Vaujany, F-C., Hussenot, A., Chanlat, J-F. (Ed.), Théories des organisations: Quatre tournants pour penser les évolutions organisationnelles et managériales. Paris: Economica
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dialogues, moments saisissants, et innovation
2016 (French)In: Théories des organisations: Quatre tournants pour penser les évolutions organisationnelles et managériales / [ed] in François-Xavier De Vaujany, F-C., Hussenot, A., Chanlat, J-F., Paris: Economica , 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: Economica, 2016
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265286 (URN)
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-10-26 Last updated: 2018-07-13
Helin, J. & Jabri, M. (2016). Family business succession in dialogue: The case of differing backgrounds and views. International Small Business Journal, 34(4), 487-505
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family business succession in dialogue: The case of differing backgrounds and views
2016 (English)In: International Small Business Journal, ISSN 0266-2426, E-ISSN 1741-2870, Vol. 34, no 4, p. 487-505Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although the role of communication during family business succession has been highlighted in numerous studies, communication has mostly been implicitly addressed in relation to other issues and seldom as an issue in itself. This has led to a situation where we know the importance of communication, but how it matters, and how enriching communication can be achieved, is often overlooked. In light of this, the purpose of this article is to develop a greater understanding of succession as a process taking place within emergent conversations. Based on a real-time qualitative study of an owner family’s conversations during succession and Bakhtin’s notion of the ‘utterance’, three dimensions of dialogic transformation are elaborated upon: the role of differences during conversations, the role of multi-voiced conversations, and the role of listening during conversations. When these dimensions are viewed together, they contribute to current family business research by emphasizing the need to better understand the present moment during succession conversations. We are conceptualizing the present moment as a ‘living moment’; as a reminder of the once-occurring, unique and momentary transformation that can take place between family members in such encounters. Implications for research as well as practice are elaborated upon.

Keywords
Bakhtin; dialogue; family business; process; qualitative methods; succession
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238878 (URN)10.1177/0266242614567482 (DOI)000377817100005 ()
Available from: 2014-12-16 Created: 2014-12-16 Last updated: 2018-07-13Bibliographically approved
Helin, J. & Avenier, M.-J. (2016). Inquiring into arresting moments over time: Towards an understanding of stability within change. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 32(3), 142-149
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inquiring into arresting moments over time: Towards an understanding of stability within change
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 32, no 3, p. 142-149Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to contribute to current knowledge about special moments – what is referred to as “arresting moments” – when something unexpected spontaneously occurs, by exploring how such moments are part of a dialogic flow taking place over time. Based on a collaborative study that has been going on for 15 years and Bakhtin’s work on dialogic forces, the paper contributes with a conceptualization of “stability within change,” which shows how arresting moments not only create newness but also a sense of stability; a strong feeling of knowing how to meet the future and thereby how to move on here and now. Thus, it is not a question of stability or change, but rather an intertwined manifold of opposing forces of stability within change. Implications for practice and research are elaborated upon.

Keywords
Arresting moments, dialogue, Bakhtin, collaborative research, forces, stability
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies; Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295607 (URN)10.1016/j.scaman.2016.06.001 (DOI)000384775500003 ()
Available from: 2016-06-08 Created: 2016-06-08 Last updated: 2018-07-13Bibliographically approved
Helin, J. (2015). Att skriva det levande. In: Helin, J. (2015). Att skriva det levande, in Borgström, B., Helin, J., Norbäck, M., Raviola, E. . (Ed.), Skrivande om skrivande: . Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att skriva det levande
2015 (Swedish)In: Skrivande om skrivande / [ed] Helin, J. (2015). Att skriva det levande, in Borgström, B., Helin, J., Norbäck, M., Raviola, E. ., Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2015
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265288 (URN)
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-10-26 Last updated: 2018-07-13
Helin, J., Borgström, B., Norbäck, M. & Raviola, E. (2015). Introduktion. In: Benedikte Borgström, Jenny Helin, Maria Norbäck, Elena Raviola (Ed.), Skrivande om skrivande: . Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduktion
2015 (Swedish)In: Skrivande om skrivande / [ed] Benedikte Borgström, Jenny Helin, Maria Norbäck, Elena Raviola, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265293 (URN)
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-10-26 Last updated: 2018-07-13
Helin, J., Borgström, B., Norbäck, M. & Raviola, E. (2015). Skrivande om skrivande. Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Skrivande om skrivande
2015 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur, 2015
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265297 (URN)
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-10-26 Last updated: 2018-07-13
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