Challenges of Contemporary Economics

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First Name: Barbara
Second name: Czarniawska
Academic title: Professor

Place of employment: School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Position: Professor

M.A. in Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogics, University of Warsaw, Poland, 1970

Ph.D. in Economic Sciences, Central School of Planning and Statistics, Warsaw, Poland, 1976

Docent in Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, 1986

Research interests:
•the production of news
fashion (imitation as order without knowledge
•image construction (interplay of identity and alterity)
•popular culture and its circular connections to management theory and practice

•narrative approach
•mobile etnnology
•studying organizing in action nets


Publications (most important/popular):

2000 Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Group IX.
2001 Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Department VI.
2002 Member of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg.
2003 Honorary Fellow of the European Institute of Advanced Studies, Brussels.
2005 Oeconomiae doctor honoris causa, Stockholm School of Economics.
2006 Doctor Mercaturae Honoris Causa, Copenhagen Business School.
2006 Honorary Doctor of Science (Economics), Helsinki School of Economics.
2009 Member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters.

- Wihuri International Prize "in recognition of creative work that has specially furthered and developed the cultural and economic progress of mankind"", 2003.
- Lily and Sven Thuréus Technical-Economic Award for internationally renowned research in organization theory, 5 September 2000.