Publications


Journal Articles

Grothe-Hammer, M., & Kohl, S. (forthcoming). The Decline of Organizational Sociology? An empirical analysis of research trends in leading journals across half a century. Current Sociology.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M. (2019). Organization without actorhood: Exploring a neglected phenomenon. European Management Journal, 37(3), 325-338. doi:10.1016/j.emj.2018.07.009 . You can access the final postprint version here.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M., & Berthod, O. (2017). The programming of decisions for disaster and emergency response: A Luhmannian approach. Current Sociology, 65(5), 735-755. doi:10.1177/0011392116640592

 

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. doi:10.1177/1094428116633872

 

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. doi: 10.1093/jopart/muw05

 

Apelt, M., Besio, C., Corsi, G., von Groddeck, V., Grothe-Hammer, M., & Tacke, V. (2017). Resurrecting organization without renouncing society: A response to Ahrne, Brunsson and Seidl. European Management Journal, 35(1), 8-14. doi:10.1016/j.emj.2017.01.002

 

Grothe-Hammer, M. (2017). Preparing for the Field by Topics: A Systems Theory inspired Strategy for Improving Social Access. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 34(1), 41-50. doi:10.1002/sres.2393

 

Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., & Sydow, J. (2015). Some Characteristics of High-Reliability Networks. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 23(1), 24–28. doi:10.1111/1468-5973.12069

 

Grothe-Hammer, M. (2015). “You watch that the maniac finishes in time.” On the balance of power between the director and production manager in film projects. Studies in Communication | Media, 4(3), p.189-247. doi: 10.5771/2192-4007-2015-3-189 . You can access the paper here: http://www.scm.nomos.de/fileadmin/scm/doc/SCM_15_03_00.pdf


Articles in Edited Volumes

Grothe-Hammer, M. (2019). Die De-Organisation von Organisation? Zu den Konsequenzen des Ersetzens menschlicher Entscheiderinnen und Entscheider durch Algorithmen in Organisationen. [The de-organization of organization? On the consequences of replacing human decision-makers by algorithms in organizations.] In Nicole Burzan (Ed.), Komplexe Dynamiken globaler und lokaler Entwicklungen: Verhandlungen des 39. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Göttingen 2018. You can access the paper here: https://publikationen.soziologie.de/index.php/kongressband_2018/article/view/1183

 

Grothe-Hammer, M. (2019). Membership or Contributorship? Managing the inclusion of individuals into organizations. In G. Ahrne & N. Brunsson (eds.), Organization outside organizations: The Abundance of Partial Organization in Social Life (pp. 84-112). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M. & Schoeneborn, D. (2019). The queen bee outlives her own children: A Luhmannian perspective on project-based organizations (PBOs). In: C. Vásquez & T. R. Kuhn (eds.), Dis/organization as communication: Exploring the disordering, disruptive and chaotic properties of communication (pp. 60-79). New York: Routledge.

 

Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., & Sydow J. (2018). Inter-organizational ethnography. In A. Bryman, & D.A. Buchanan (eds.), Unconventional Methodology in Organization and Management Research (pp. 212-230). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., & Sydow, J. (2016). Einige Charakeristika von Hochzuverlässigkeitsnetzwerken. In P. Zoche, S. Kaufmann, & H. Arnold (eds.), Grenzenlose Sicherheit? Gesellschaftliche Dimensionen der Sicherheitsforschung (pp. 289–300). Berlin: Lit Verlag.

German translation of: Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., & Sydow, J. (2015). Some Characteristics of High-Reliability Networks. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 23(1), 24–28. doi:10.1111/1468-5973.12069

Book Reviews

Grothe-Hammer, M. (2015). Book review (in German): Etzioni, Amitai (1975): A Comparative Analysis of Complex Organizations. On Power, Involvement, and Their Correlates. 2. Edition. New York: The Free Press. In S. Kühl (ed.), Schlüsselwerke der Organisationsforschung (pp. 257–260). Wiesbaden: Springer.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M. (2015). Book Review (in German): Weick, Karl E.; Sutcliffe, Kathleen M. (2007): Managing the Unexpected. Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty. 2. Edition. San Francisco: Wiley. In S. Kühl (ed.), Schlüsselwerke der Organisationsforschung (pp. 734–738). Wiesbaden: Springer.

Conference Contributions

Grothe-Hammer, M., & Berkowitz, H. (2019, July). A theory of organization as decision. European Group for Organizational Studies. 35th EGOS Colloquium, Edinburgh.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M., & Berkowitz, H. (2019, May). Organization as decision. Workshop “Meta-, Macro-, and Partial Organization: Advances in Research and Theory”, Toulouse.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M., & Berkowitz, H. (2019, April). A theory of organization as decision. Spring Conference of the Section on Organizational Sociology of the German Sociological Association, Hamburg.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M. (2018, October). Die De-Organisation von Organisation? Zu den Konsequenzen des Ersetzens menschlicher Entscheider durch Algorithmen in Organisationen. [The de-organization of organization? On the consequences of replacing human decision-makers by algorithms in organizations.] German Sociological Association, Ad-hoc Group „Macht Digitalisierung Organisationen überflüssig?“ [Does digitalization render organizations expandable?]. 39th Congress of the German Sociological Association, Göttingen.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M., & Schoeneborn, D. (2018, July). The Project-Based Organization (PBO) as the “honeybee queen”: A Luhmannian perspective on the enduring and fading away of organization. European Group for Organizational Studies. 34th EGOS Colloquium, Tallinn.

 

Besio, C., Grothe-Hammer, M., & Fedtke, C. (2018, July). Big Data and Decision-Making in Insurance Organizations. International Sociological Association. XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M., & Kohl, S. (2018, July). The Decline of Organizational Sociology? An Empirical Analysis of Research Trends in Leading Journals across Half a Century. International Sociological Association. XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M. (2018, May). The consequences of replacing decision-makers by algorithms: On shifts in responsibilities and the de-organization of organizations. Workshop of the Working Group “Digitalization & Organization” of the Section on Organizational Sociology of the German Sociological Association, Berlin.

 

Muster, J., Grothe-Hammer, M., & Berthod, O. (2018, March). Fear and Loathing at the Workplace: Nature and Effects of Loophole Decoupling. 14th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Milan.

 

Besio, C., Fedtke, C., & Grothe-Hammer, M. (2017, December). Big Data und Entscheidungsprozesse: Wandel in der Versicherungsbranche. [Big Data and decision processes: Changes in the insurance sector.] Sections on Organizational Sociology and on Science and Technology Studies of the German Sociological Association. Joint Autumn Conference “Digitalisierung und Reorganisation”, Stuttgart.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M. (2017, July). From membership to contributorship: Managing the inclusion of individuals into organizations. European Group for Organizational Studies. 33rd EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen.

 

Berthod, O., & Grothe-Hammer, M. (2017, July). Cascading Doubt into Individual Responsibilities: How Emergency Responders Harness Profession and Organizational Structure for Continuous Adaptive Sensemaking. European Group for Organizational Studies. 33rd EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen.

 

Sydow, J., Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., & Müller-Seitz, G. (2016, August). Interorganizational Coordinating for Reliability: An Ethnography of a High-Reliability Network. Academy of Management. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim.

 

Besio, C., & Grothe-Hammer, M. (2016, July). From Micro to Meso to Macro and Back: A Systems-Theoretical Framework for Understanding the Relation Between New Organizational Forms (NOFs) and Society. International Sociological Association. 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M. (2016, July). The Non-Addressable Meta-Organization and Its Contribution to High Reliability. International Sociological Association. 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna.

 

Sydow, J., Berthod, O., Grothe, M., & Hagen, R. (2016, July). Does network design matter?: How interorganizational networks balance mandated structures and situatedness in crisis situations. European Group for Organizational Studies. 32nd EGOS Colloquium, Naples.

 

Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., Müller-Seitz, G., & Sydow, J. (2015, August). From HRO to HRN: Dynamics of Network Governance in the Face of Emergency. Academy of Management. Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2015.11138a

 

Sydow, J., Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., & Müller-Seitz, G. (2015, July). Coordinating for reliability? A practice-based perspective on high-reliability networks. European Group for Organizational Studies. 31th EGOS Colloquium, Athens.

 

Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., Müller-Seitz, G., & Sydow, J. (2014, July). From high-reliability organizations to high-reliability networks? Collective organizing in the face of emergency. European Group for Organizational Studies. 30th EGOS Colloquium, Rotterdam.

 

Grothe-Hammer, M., & Sydow, J. (2014, May). Network Ethnography? – Analysing a Multi-organisational Emergency Response Network using a Mixed Method Approach. Social Network Analysis Study Group (SNAG) of the British Sociological Association (BSA), Middlesex University, & University of Greenwich. Conference: Mixed-method approaches to social network analysis, London.

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Michael Grothe-Hammer

michael.grothe-hammer@hsu-hh.de