Stephan Schaefer

Stephan Schaefer

Senior lecturer, Associate Professor, PhD

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My overall research interest focuses on reflective and critical research about organization/ organizing based on interpretative and qualitative research methodologies. The common central theme of all my scholarly work is an empirical and conceptual engagement with possibilities of alternative forms of organizing as well as potential dysfunctionalities of existing organizational forms and organizing activities. I am doing and have done research and published on organizational creativity, craft, ignorance, digitalization and qualitative research methods. I have recently published a book which develops a processual-cultural perspective on organizing creativity. Currently I run a research project which explores craft as an alternative form of organizing and its role in sustainable transformation processes.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration

Free keywords

  • Organization Theory
  • Managerial Work
  • Ignorance
  • Creativity
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Social Media


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