Recent Projects

Improving communication in socio-paediatric care
Funds: Wagener Foundation
Team: Olivier Berthod (PI); Carolin Auschra
Phase: Running (1.10.2017-30.9.2018)
Topic: This project inspects patterns in written communication between medical professionals and their patients and look for ways to promote mutual understanding. The project relies on an experimental research design.

 

Policy-driven reliability via networks
Funds: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Team: Olivier Berthod (Co-PI) & Jörg Sydow (Co-PI); Michael Grothe-Hammer
Phase: Completed (31.8.2017)
Topic: This project compares US and German policies for inter-agency cooperation in crisis management and the different organizational solutions that have emerged in two specific cities: Düsseldorf and New York City. The project relies on fieldwork and direct observations.

 


Publications

Berthod, O., Helfen, M., Sydow, J. (forthcoming) Institutional work for value co-creation: Navigating amid power and persistence.
SAGE Handbook of Service-Dominant Logic. S. L. Vargo, R. L. Lusch (eds.). Los Angeles and London: SAGE reference, in print.

Berthod, O. (2018) Operating at the edge: Firefighters, networks and lessons for minimal disruption during crisis.
Journal of Business Strategy, 39(3): 34-39.

Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., Sydow J. (2018) Inter-organizational ethnography.
Unconventional Methodology in Organization and Management Research. A. Bryman, D.A. Buchanan (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, in print.

Berthod, O., Müller-Seitz, G. (2018) Making sense in pitch darkness: An exploration of the sociomateriality of sensemaking in crises.
Journal of Management Inquiry, 27(1): 52-68.

Grothe-Hammer, M., Berthod, O. (2017) The programming of decisions for disaster and emergency response: A Luhmannian approach.
Current Sociology, 65(5): 643-662.

Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., Müller-Seitz, G., Raab, J., Sydow, J. (2017) From high-reliability organizations to high-reliability networks: The dynamics of network governance in the face of emergency.
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 27(2): 352-371.

Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., Sydow, J. (2017) Network ethnography? A mixed-method approach for the study of practices in interorganizational settings.
Organizational Research Methods, 20(2): 299-323.

Berthod, O. (2016) Institutional theory of organizations.
Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governnance. N. Lind, A. Farazmand (eds.). Berlin, Springer.

Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., Sydow, J. (2015) Some characteristics of high-reliability networks.
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 23(1): 24-28.

Berthod, O., Müller-Seitz, G., Sydow, J., von der Lieth, D. (2015) Interorganisationaler Wissenstransfer – Von Dyaden zu Netzwerken?
WiSt – Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium, 4: 182-187.

Berthod, O., Müller-Seitz, G., Sydow, J. (2014) Out of nowhere? Interorganizational assemblage as the answer to a foodborne disease outbreak.
Schmalenbach Business Review, 66(4): 385-414.

Berthod, O., Müller-Seitz, G., Sydow, J. (2013) Interorganizational crisis management.
Handbuch Krisenmanagement. A. Thiessen (ed.), 139-152. Wiesbaden, Springer VS.

Berthod, O. (2013) Challenging the imperative to build: The case of a controversial bridge at a World Heritage site.
Constructing Green – The Social Structures of Sustainability, R. Henn, A. Hoffman (eds.), 285-306. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Berthod, O., Sydow, J. (2013) Locked in the iron cage? When institutionalization is (not) a path-dependent process.
Self-Reinforcing Dynamics in and among Organizations. G. Schreyögg, J. Sydow (eds.), 204-229. London, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.

Berthod, O., Müller-Seitz, G., Sydow, J. (2012) Über Risiken hinaus? Interorganisationale Antworten auf Unsicherheit am Beispiel des EHEC-Ausbruchs 2011.
ZFO, 81(4): 230-236.

Berthod, O. (2011) On Institutions, Paths and Routes Set in Stone: The Construction of a Bridge as a Case of Path Instantiation. Doctoral Dissertation, Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin.

Loebbecke, C., Huyskens, C., Berthod, O. (2007) Research importance in the information systems field: A citations analysis.
Proceedings of the ICIS, paper N°100.

 

Talks and Presentations (selection)

14th workshop on new-institutionalism (2018, Bocconi, Milan, Italy); 42nd Workshop of the Wissenschaftskommission Organisation (2018, University of Hamburg, Germany); Workshop of the Wissenschaftskommission öffentliche BWL (2017, KPM, Bern, Switzerland); 33rd Colloquium of the European Group of Organization Studies (2017, CBS, Copenhagen, Denmark); 41st Workshop of the Wissenschaftskommission Organisation (2017, University of Hamburg, Germany); Strategic Management Society Conference (2016, Berlin, Germany); 76th Meetings of the Academy of Management (2016, Anaheim, CA, USA); 32nd Colloquium of the European Group of Organization Studies (2016, University of Naples, Italy); 40th Workshop of the Wissenschaftskommission Organisation (2016, UZH, Zürich, Switzerland); 1st Workshop on Goal-Directed Networks (2016, ESADE, Barcelona, Spain); 75th Meetings of the Academy of Management (2015, Vancouver, Canada); 31st Colloquium of the European Group of Organization Studies (2015, Athens, Greece); 30th Colloquium of the European Group of Organization Studies (2014, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NL); Interdisziplinäre Tagung ‘Dynamiken räumlicher Netzwerkstrukturen’ (2014, Darmstadt); 10th New Institutionalism Workshop (2014, LUISS, Rome, Italy); 37th Workshop der Wissenschaftkommission Organisation (2013, Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena, Germany); DFG-NSF Research Conference on Reckoning with the risk of catastrophe (2012, Washington DC, USA); 28th Colloquium of the European Group of Organization Studies (2012, Helsinki, Finland); 12th EURAM Conference (2012, Rotterdam, NL); 36th Workshop of the Wissenschaftkommission Organisation (2012, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany); Interdisziplinärer Workshop zu dezentrale Organisation und Netzwerke (2011, Universität Siegen, Germany); 27th Colloquium of the European Group of Organization Studies (2011, Göteborg University, Sweden); 2nd International Conference on Path Dependence (2011, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany); 70th Meetings of the Academy of Management, OMT Division (2010, Montreal, Canada); 26th Colloquium of the European Group of Organization Studies (2010, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal); Constructing Green Conference (2010, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA); International Summer School on the Logic of Self-Reinforcing Processes (2009, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany); 2nd International Conference on Institutions and Space (2009, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada).