Professor in Organisational Studies, Oxford Brookes University

Juliette Koning is Professor in Organisational Studies at the Business School of Oxford Brookes University. UK. She holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After a career in social anthropology, she turned her academic interest to organisation studies.

Through an interpretive and creative approach she investigates everyday organisational practices and processes of managing, organising, sense making and meaning making. Her research explores the complexities and dynamics of ‘how things work’ and the relationship between organisations and the external environment. She does so among small business organisations in Southeast Asia as well as among private security firms in South Africa and the UK.

Her interdisciplinary security research explores how private security organisations are ‘organised’ internally and externally, the regulation of the sector, relationships with the government (public/private partnerships) and the impact of this developing sector on perceptions and experiences of security.

This research is supported by a Research Excellence Award from Oxford Brookes University and an ESRC/AHRC awarded PaCCS (Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research) project. Juliette Koning is convenor of a Standing Working Group on Organizational Ethnography at the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS).

Recent Publications

  • Ciuk, Sylwia & Juliette Koning & Monika Kostera (in press 2017) Organizational Ethnographies. In A. Cunliffe, C. Cassell and G.Grandy (eds) Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Business and Management Research. London: Sage
  • Verver, Michiel & Juliette Koning (2017): Towards a Kinship Perspective on Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice
  • Koning, Juliette (2017) Beyond Prosperity Gospel. Moral Identity Work and Organizational Cultures in Pentecostal-charismatic Organizations in Indonesia. In: Koning & Njoto-Feillard (eds.) New Religiosities, Modern Capitalism and Moral Complexities in Southeast Asia. New York: Palgrave/MacMillan.
  • Moore, Liam & Juliette Koning (2016) Intersubjective Identity Work and Sensemaking of Adult Learners on a Postgraduate Coaching Course: Finding the Balance in a World of Dynamic Complexity. Management Learning 47(1): 28-44.
  • Koning, Juliette and Can Seng Ooi (2013) Awkward Encounters and Ethnography. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 8(1): 16-32.

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