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Cfp_“Putting critical performativity to work”

“Putting critical performativity to work”, Call for Papers – Special Issue of M@n@gement. Special Issue Guest editors: Isabelle Huault (Université Paris-Dauphine PSL); Dan Kärreman (Copenhagen Business School); Véronique Perret (Université Paris-Dauphine PSL); André Spicer (Cass Business School, City University London). Deadline: 30th September 2015. Continue reading

Capitalizing on Performativity: Performing on Capitalization

Symposium Capitalizing on Performativity: Performing on Capitalization. 16-17 October 2014, Paris con la participación de los colaboradores de Estudios de la Economía: Daniel Fridman y Álvaro Pina-Stranger.

A cogent appraisal of the spirit of contemporary capitalism and its problems calls for renewed attention to the performative. Business schools, consultancy firms, corporations, investment banks, start-up companies, market research agencies, public administrations and other sites of business life are characterized by the presence of habits, idioms and apparatuses that constitute a significant part of the reality of business. These include techniques for the simulation of business situations, methods for the explanation of business problems, instruments for the valuation of business endeavours, and tools for the presentation of business outcomes. But simulation, explanation, valuation and presentation are not only about accounting for external states of affair. They are, at least in part, about moulding, enacting, provoking and effecting the business realities they signify. Continue reading