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A Plea for Innovative Research Methods in Careers Research: A LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® PDW on Identity Threats

  • 1.  A Plea for Innovative Research Methods in Careers Research: A LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® PDW on Identity Threats

    Posted 06-12-2024 13:37


    2024 Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago

    Friday, August 9, 2024, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Swisshotel Chicago in Arosa

    Subscription deadline: July 20th, 2024 (12 spots maximum)

    Objective of the PDW

    While traditional qualitative research methods have advanced our understanding of organizational issues over time, they often rely on the linear logic inherent in language. This PDW encourages authors to explore alternative and innovative methods to further unpack new theories related to their research topics.

    In line with recent calls for methodological pluralism (Langley et al., 2023; Bansal et al., 2018; Bansal & Corley, 2011; Beck et al., 2016; Rainbird & Rose, 2009; Winkler et al., 2023), we show how LSP as an innovative methodology can lead to (prospective) theory development in organizational studies (Gumusay & Reinecke, 2024). As such, we join a growing number of organizational scholars who call for unconventional approaches to theorizing and conducting research.

    In general, this interactive PDW focuses on:

    -  Inspiring organizational scholars who wish to expand their repertoire of research methods by using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® as a facilitating tool. The workshop will
    focus on exploring the dynamics of identity work and identity threats.

    - Considering how LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® in particular can be used for discussions in a variety of settings, such as
    team building, strategy development, and classroom interactions.

    - Exploring one's own work and nonwork identities and how to manage the (changing) relationships between them after experiencing job loss.

    PDW Organizers

    Under the guidance of Yoy Bergs, PhD student in the field of multiple identities and identity work and Prof. Dr. @Xander Lub, you will develop in your
    personal and professional efforts in a playful, engaging, and creative way.

    The PDW will also serve as a moment of data collection for Yoy's own doctoral research, for which she will ask informed consent.

    Please subscribe by sending an e-mail to: bergs.y@buas.nl (12 pax.)

    Yoy Bergs
    Nyenrode Business Universiteit