Hi Andi,
source paper would be very much appreciated. Thank you for digging to find
it and for sharing this. I very much hope she cites OST particularly.
Warmly,
Birgitt

On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 6:12 PM Andi Roberts via OSList <
oslist@lists.openspacetech.org> wrote:

> The following popped up on an email today at a University I work with and
> I thought that the research might be of interest to this group. I am unable
> to attend the session, due to prior work commitments, but will try and dig
> up the source paper.
>
> Unstructured Meeting Organisation in Open Source Communities
>
> Professor Emma Bell, Professor of Management and Organisation Studies,
> Keele University, will be presenting at the next DPO seminar on Wednesday,
> 7 December, at 14:00, in Meeting Rooms 3 - 4 in the Michael Young Building.
>
> *Abstract:*
>
> In this paper we focus on the organisation of ‘unconferences’, an umbrella
> term that refers to a range of off-site meeting formats where there an
> explicit attempt to break down social hierarchies and develop organic forms
> of organization (Burns and Stalker, 1961).  Also referred to as ‘camps’,
> unconferences have no pre-set agenda, are designed to be participant driven
> (Wolf et al., 2011), and are characterised by a ‘distinct lack of
> structure’ (Boule, 2011: 17).  Drawing on a qualitative study of
> unconferences aimed at managers and management consultants, we assess the
> extent to which unconferencing enables the hierarchical power relations
> that characterise conventional off-site meeting organisation to be overcome
> (Bell and King, 2010; Ford and Harding, 2008).  We find that unconferences
> go some way towards addressing interactional and performative dynamics that
> contribute towards unequal participation and exclusion in off-site meeting
> encounters. However, our analysis also highlights the powerful behavioural
> norms and group dynamics associated with off-site meetings which can result
> in these attempts at openness and sharing being undermined.
>
>
> Cheers, Andi Roberts
>
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>
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