Slawek Magala

Slawek Magala
Erasmus University Rotterdam | EUR · Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

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May 1985 - December 2015
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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The social impact of Solidarity, new forms of coexistence, the crisis of democracy and capitalism, the future of Europe and of Poland are only some of the themes explored in this book by such prominent authors as Zygmunt Bauman, Edwin Bendyk, Krzysztof Czyżewski, Dominika Kozłowska, Sławomir Magala, Reinhard Marx, Cezary Obracht-Prondzyński, Shalin...
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Corporate Social Responsibility is a label covering managerial checks and institutional balances introduced against the background of ethical values. Values are clearly formulated and organizational processes are designed with the inclusion of stakeholders and their voice in mind. In case of the post-communist societies designers of CRS cope with a...
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Public trust is either an attribute of a relationship, a property of an individual personality, or an attribute of socialization (a cultural rule). These three conceptualizations of trust overlap when oligarchs and populists make and break the elites. Populations should trust their hopes that upward mobility towards the elite status is possible, wh...
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This book brings together the theory and practice of managing public trust. It examines the current state of public trust, including a comprehensive global overview of both the research and practical applications of managing public trust by presenting research from seven countries (Brazil, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Portugal, Taiwan, Turkey) from th...
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Surfing contemporary media communications allows us to notice the names of a Swiss town of Davos and a Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. They stand for two different strategies of pursuing knowledge, allocating it to social institutions and organizing social learning processes. The first is for the rich and powerful. The second is for the poor and po...
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The second issue of JOCM in 2016 opens up without the fresh smell of paint on paper – in fact we have gone virtual a year ago and intend to remain firmly committed to the cause of politically correct ecological purity. Green is the new red on virtual barricades. Scanning the papers published in the present volume we cannot fail to notice that acade...
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Do we take changes in social production of knowledge seriously? Well, we are trying to, especially in view of the fact that advances in the most fashionable knowledge producing centers (radio telescopes spying on the universe and underground accelerators spying on subatomic particles) have already resulted in two major revisions. One of them is the...
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By the same token, all academic bureaucracies, in all countries, also display some common characteristics, which, as teaching bureaucracies, they share with and disseminate among the ever-growing numbers of students. Who will undertake a more ambitious research attempt trying to see what makes us such unusual carriers and transformers of knowledge?...
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The paper by Lowe et al., in turn, discusses the interactive processes linking lived embodied experiences, language and cognition (body-talk-mind) and their implications for organizational change. The authors find that participants used embodied metaphors in a number of ways (positive and negative connotations) in different contexts (single or mult...
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The third paper tackles a core problem and the main differentiating factor between democratic and authoritarian organizing and managing, namely the problem of control. Tiago Costa, Henrique Duarte and Ofelia Anna Palermo have written a paper on “Control mechanisms and perceived organizational support: exploring the relationship between new and trad...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to focus on methodological development of research into the influence of culture: the use of cross‐cultural, multidisciplinary and multi‐method techniques. Design/methodology/approach – The paper begins with a review of the interdisciplinary debate in business research, general management, IB and cross‐cultural m...
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Komentując krytycznie dwie polemiki (Wagner z Sorokowskim oraz Sztompki z Burawoyem), autor zadaje pytania na temat refleksji zawodowych przedstawicieli świata nauki na temat racjonalności naszych hierarchizacji. Polska socjolożka działająca w Paryżu i Warszawie krytykuje anglocentryczny i północno-amerykański marsz ku karierze, wyznaczany publikac...
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Purpose – This paper aims to provide an introduction to the special issue on the theme of sustainability and the need for change. Design/methodology/approach – The paper gives an overview of sustainability and its managerial and policy dilemmas for organizations. It also outlines the topics covered in the papers in the special issue. Findings – T...
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Purpose A concept of culture as a solid black box of mental software is gone from serious research surviving in consulting modules and undergraduate teaching. Cultural values evolve and are more frequently examined in public through filters of institutional patterns and frames. The new, emergent cluster of sustainability values dominates and realig...
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Purpose – Academic journals still navigate the relatively closed space of academic peer domains, but knowledge production explodes and blows up in a cloud of expanding “gases” of knowledges slowly solidifying into tectonically mobile continents. This paper seeks to address these issues. It also provides an overview of seven published papers. Desig...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to introduce this special issue on the subject of the rhetoric and narratives in management research. Design/methodology/approach The paper reviews selected contributions to the 4th Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research held on March 24‐26, 2011 at the ESADE campus in Barcelona. Findings...
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Ethical control is based on transparent access to the accounts of responsible behaviour on the part of individual and organizational actors. It is usually linked to the idea of a checkpoint: where celibate rules, no sexual interaction can be allowed. However, organizing and managing climates in professional bureaucracies have always led towards the...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to reinterpret rhetorical inventions in global multimedia and to re‐conceptualize the theoretical analysis of processes of sentimental representation of global inequalities, unfair terms of exchange and attempts to balance them (“Bollywood” of Mumbai vs Hollywood of LA). Design/methodology/approach – Philosop...
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'Crosscultural Life of Social Values', a conference organized by the Rotterdam School of Management, Department of Organization Studies and Human Resource Management (Erasmus University, May 18-19, 2007) and International Association for Crosscultural Competence and Management (IACCM) signaled major challenges to the dominant theories of national a...
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The case of the Danish “cartoon war†was a premonition of things to come: accelerated social construction of inequalities and their accelerated symbolic communication, translation and negotiation. New uses of values in organizing and managing inequalities emerge. Values lead active social life as bourgeois virtues (McCloskey, 2006), their subver...
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Cross-cultural management is a crucial challenge for the successful development of international business, yet it is often badly understood and poorly implemented. Misunderstandings arise as culture affects both individuals and organizations, yet attempts to understand, explain and interpret these differences have often been hidden between a welter...
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Developing a concept of professional self-identity and institutional peer-control and making it independent of empirical and third-party verification are two strategies reflecting the rise of professionalism. Both these concepts are purely formal and allow for an autonomous self-regulation of a professional community minimizing external influences....
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Cultural background of identities calls for upholding of values, but realities of multicultural interactions require cross-cultural compromises. Compromises begin already with the introduction of the term multiculturalism, which served both as a platform for cross-cultural urban policies in major western cities and for a non-class analysis of a new...
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The present backlash of neo-neopositivism has been academically justified either with a biological or evolutionary ideologies. How did academic intellectuals respond? First, by developing a concept of professional self-identity and institutional peer-control and making it independent of empirical and third-party verification Both these concepts are...
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Modern European identity has been forged in class struggles between the French revolution and fall of the Berlin Wall, which fell twice. Once, with the rest of the city in May 1945, when a national socialist alternative to a modernizing mix of parliamentary democracy and market economy crumbled after the hot WWII, and second time in November 1989,...
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Tracing Cold War in post-modern managerial science and ideology one encounters hot issues linking contemporary liberal dogmas and romanticized view of organizational leadership to the dismantling of a welfare state disguised as a liberation of an individual employee, empowerment of an individual consumer and a progressive, liberal and global develo...
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Comparative cross-cultural studies and identity research in social psychology focused on national and organizational differences, clashes and dimensions (Hofstede, Barsoux & Schneider, Jackson, Ward, Bochner & Furnham, Capoza & Brown). Mapping cultural software of individuals and dynamics of small groups was supposed to provide additional manageria...
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A Dutch proverb ("Oost, west, thuis best") in the title of the present address draws our attention to a common sense notion of differences between various human groups, organizations and societies. Societies, far and close, differ. Pascal has already noted that a truth on one side of the Pyrenees becomes a lie on the other. Most of us have been bro...
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Most of contemporary individual and social identities (constructed with societal, cultural and technological resources) are radically autonomous, nomadic and virtual - i.e. they are de-traditionalized, open to negotiation and not based on a single interpretation of a tradition. Identizations can be recycled - elements of former identities are being...
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Measuring culture originated in cultural anthropology, but all social sciences contributed to comparative cultural studies. Tracing critical approaches towards a measurement of cultural values one is bound to strip the biases and stereotypes bare and to invade numerous academic fiefs. Hofstede defined interdisciplinary cultural dimensions but faile...
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M@n@gement, 4(3): 209-216. M@n@gement is a double-blind reviewed journal where articles are published in their original language as soon as they have been accepted. Copies of this article can be made free of charge and without securing permission, for purposes of teaching, research, or library reserve. Consent to other kinds of copying, such as tha...
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Most of modern identities emerge from mediated interactions in public and virtual spaces. There are no acknowledged authorities to watch over organizational identities and grant them legitimacy. These identities are renegotiated in real and virtual communities, often carry a permanent label 'under construction' and can be violently contested in pub...
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Address given in shortened form at the occasion of accepting the appointment as Full Professor of "Cross-Cultural Management" at the Rotterdam School of Management / Faculteit Bedrijfskunde of Erasmus University Rotterdam on Friday, September 28, 2001
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The concepts of critical theory and complexity merit criticism. Growth of knowledge merits paradigmatic sacrifices. The erosion of orthodox establishments and an on-going re-structuring of research communities make the sciences of management susceptible to the influences of critical social scientists. A change of paradigms ceased to be a threatenin...
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Will the reconstructed library of Alexandria prevent a forthcoming clash of civilizations? Inventing and re-inventing traditions requires total quality management and multiple networking in shifting alliances in the information space. Stock exchange of cultural forms has long abandoned the golden standards of Enlightenment and follows a theory of c...

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