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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
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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
Helin, J. (2015). Writing Process After Reading Bakhtin: From Theorized Plots to Unfinalizable “Living” Events. Journal of management inquiry, 24(2), 174-185
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Writing Process After Reading Bakhtin: From Theorized Plots to Unfinalizable “Living” Events
2015 (English)In: Journal of management inquiry, ISSN 1056-4926, E-ISSN 1552-6542, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 174-185Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on the process of writing where the purpose is to explore how it is possible to write a research account that is inviting and “alive” so that, in reading, novelty unfolds. The account includes an illustration of how I struggled with writing and eventually found a way forward in reading Bakhtin’s work on the polyphonic novel. Inspiration from this genre opened up a kind of “listening writing”: an embodied and prospective form of writing that questions the traditional role of plot, because it calls for a letting go of predesigned structures. Instead, it suggests a writing driven by the interplay of voices, curiosity, and openness to the next possible word. The article contributes to the discussion on how writing matters and, in particular, how “unfinalizable” writing practices, in which the author tries not to be the final mediator of meaning, can enrich organization studies.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-229500 (URN)10.1177/1056492614546898 (DOI)000349988700005 ()
Available from: 2014-08-10 Created: 2014-08-10 Last updated: 2018-07-13Bibliographically approved
Helin, J. & Avenier, M.-J. (2014). Dialogue, arresting moments and the emergence of novelty. In: : . Paper presented at EGOS 2014 sub-theme 12: Understanding organization as process.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dialogue, arresting moments and the emergence of novelty
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-229501 (URN)
Conference
EGOS 2014 sub-theme 12: Understanding organization as process
Available from: 2014-08-10 Created: 2014-08-10 Last updated: 2018-07-13
Cunliffe, A., Helin, J. & Luhman, J. (2014). Mikhail Bakhtin: (1895-1975) (1ed.). In: The Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies: . Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mikhail Bakhtin: (1895-1975)
2014 (English)In: The Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, 1Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014 Edition: 1
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-229499 (URN)
Available from: 2014-08-10 Created: 2014-08-10 Last updated: 2018-07-13
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3289-4286

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