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Business and Management
Oxford Brookes Business School
+44 (0) 1865 485613
CLC G14, Headington Campus
I am Professor in Organisational Studies at Oxford Brookes Business School and Director of the Research Centre on Business, Society and Global Challenges. I have a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After a career in social anthropology, I turned my academic interest to organisation studies, in particular the study of small business organisations in Southeast Asia and more recently the study of private security organisations in South Africa and the UK and transnational organised crime and maritime security in Indonesia. I am particularly interested in crossing disciplinary boundaries which explain my research interests in small businesses, leadership, security, privatisation, regulations, identity, religion, spirituality, ethnicity, and kinship. I have published widely on these topics such as a recent (2018) article in Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice (with Michiel Verver) combining kinship and entrepreneurship with the title “Towards a Kinship Perspective on Entrepreneurship” or on learning and identity work in Management Learning (2016, with Liam Moore) called “Intersubjective Identity Work and Sensemaking of Adult Learners on a Postgraduate Coaching Course”. I also have a keen interest in research methodology and qualitaive research, such as the chapter (2018) with Sylwia Ciuk and Monika Kostera on “Organizational Ethnographies” in The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research (edited by C. Cassell, A. Cunliffe and G. Grandy) and an article with Can Seng Ooi (2013) on “Awkward Encounters and Ethnography” in Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. Some of my edited volumes include “New Religiosities, Modern Capitalism and Moral Complexities in Southeast Asia” (edited with Gwenael Njoto-Feillard) published (2017) by Palgrave/MacMillan (New York) and “Chinese Indonesians and Regime Change” (with Marleen Dieleman and Peter Post) published by Brill in 2011 (Boston). I present my research among others at EGOS (European Group for Organisational Studies), where I am co-convenor of a Standing Working Group on Organisational Ethnography and I regularly organise panels and chair sessions at numerous international conferences both in Europe and Asia. I acts as PI and Co-I on externally funded research projects (ESRC/AHRC, British Council/Newton, CREST) in cooperation with universities in the UK (the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University), Europe (VU University Amsdterdam), Southeast Asia (Singapore and Indonesia) and South Africa; I have recently been appointed as Research Fellow for 5-years with the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) at Stellenbosch University, South Africa and as visiting professor at the Department of Organization Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
My teaching and learning philosophy, based on some fifteen years of national/international higher education experience, consists of creating curiosity and an interest in ‘how’ questions among students. I consider it important to create an international and reflexive learning environment for students in which there is room to constructively examine theory and practice (and our own values and biases) and explore cultural diversity as an asset in for instance teamwork. Through reflection sheets, online discussion groups, and audio-visuals I try to engage students (whether adult learners, experienced practice MBA students or undergraduates) in scholarly debates on the topic under investigation, always trying to connect the themes of lectures to on-going developments in the world of business and management.
Teaching interests include: the dynamics of leadership and management of small business organisations (the challenges of intersectionality and dualities of roles, for instance in family firm settings or where gender, ethnicity and leadership overlap), the relationships between business and society (globalisation, transnationalism, historical legacies, corporate social responsibility, ethical leadership), research philosophy and methodology (ontological and epistemological questions, reflexivity, emotions and embodiment, life and business histories), and ‘cultural’ questions in International (Asian) Business and Management.
• Module Leadership (UG/PG/PhD) and lecturing on: Personal Development & Leadership (MSc Business and Management); Introduction to Business and Management (BSc); Introduction to Management (BA); Research Methods (MA Coaching and Mentoring), Dissertation incorporating Research Methods (MBA), Critical Approaches to Business (MBA).• Module Development: developed unique PhD course on Qualitative Research Methodology (level A & B) for all the PhD Students of the Business School with Dr Karen Handley.
Previous teaching (in the Netherlands MRes, MA, BA level) showcases my interdisciplinary expertise: Globalization & Transnational Entrepreneurship; Migration, Ethnicity & Entrepreneurship; Research Methodology and Fieldwork Preparations; Social Security, Social Policy and Social Justice; Gender, Law and Development; Anthropology of Law; Livelihood, Natural Resources and Legal Pluralism; Corporate Social Responsibility; Globalization and Development.
Completed PhD and Professional Doctorates (Coaching and Mentoring)1) Local and Expatriate Hotel Management in Indonesia (PhD - R. Situmorang, OBBS 2017).2) Human Rights in Business (PhD – S. Goethals, HSS 2016)3) Coaching, Well-being and Organizational Culture (DCM - S. Davis, OBBS 2016).4) Ethnic Chinese Entrepreneurship in Cambodia (PhD - M.Verver, VU University Amsterdam 2016).5) The Impact of Coaching on Post-merger Staff Integration (DCM - M. Rafique, OBBS 2015).6) Breaking Glass: An exploration of women’s experience of executive coaching and mentoring (DCM - P. DeValle, OBBS 2015).7) The Jewish Diaspora in Southeast Asia. Ethnic and Religious Identification of the Jewish Businesses in Singapore and the Straits (PhD - T. Kamsma; VU University Amsterdam, 2010).8) The Small and Medium Sized Tourist Industry in Yogyakarta, From Crisis to Crisis (PhD - T. Susilowati; VU University Amsterdam, 2010).9) In Pursuit of Comfort, The Transnationalisation Process of Malaysian Chinese Small and Medium Enterprises (PhD - E. Zwart; VU University Amsterdam, 2007).
On-going supervision1) Female Leadership in Zambia (DCM – A. Kleinert, OBBS)2) Coaching and expatriation (DCM – N. Streatfield, OBBS)3) Responsible business among small organizations in the UK (PhD - S. Ward, OBBS)4) Internationalization of small businesses (UK-India) (PhD – F. Young, OBBS)5) Family Firm Sustainability in the Batik Industry, Indonesia (PhD - L. Kristianiwati, OBBS)6) Second-generational Turkish Entrepreneurs in the Netherlands (PhD – N. Ibrahim, OBBS)7) Ethical Leadership Challenges in the Philippines (J. Kandola – PhD OBBS) 8) Women in the Private Security Industry (B. den Outer – PhD OBBS)9) Dynamic capabilities behind thriving churches in post-church countries (D. Makinde – PhD OBBS)
10) Local Communities and Social Entrepreneurship in Kenya (PhD – L. Dou, OBBS)
Externally funded research:
1. Imaginative Scenario Planning for Law Enforcement Organizations (2017/2018)This research project investigates scenario planning for future security threats by engaging with law organisations in the Netherlands and the UK. Scenario planning is a tool for organizations to anticipate unpredictable futures. For this, organizations need to (1) imagine a variety of possible futures, (2) undertake a holistic analysis of those futures, and (3) strategically plan for the long term. Future scenario planning is not widely practiced in law enforcement organizations, since they traditionally focus on short term operational and tactical planning. This is a £112,301 worth project, funded by CREST (ESRC) and is a collaboration with Coventry University UK and Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
2. The Maritime Dimension of Transnational Organized Crime in Indonesia. Collaboration with Coventry University UK and International Organization for Migration Indonesia (2016/2018)
The aim of this research project which won an ESRC/AHRC Trans-National Organised Crime Cross-disciplinary Innovation Grant of £97,703 is to foster cooperation between coastal communities and law enforcement agencies to redress transnational organized maritime crimes in Indonesia and advance Indonesia's maritime security. The research investigates such issues as: who are the main actors in the maritime domain; which ‘crimes’ are being experienced and with what effect; what law enforcement tools and recourses are being used and with what success; what specific threats are articulated by coastal communities; how do the communities and law enforcers appreciate each other; and what do these stakeholders see as ways forward.
I received a Research Excellence Award from Oxford Brookes University for my project on Private Security Organisations for whitch I Collaborate with Coventry University UK and Stellenbosch University, South AfricaPrivate security companies constitute a growing, global industry, with an estimated 500 billion USD annual revenue. The UK is a core hub for private security companies and South Africa is among the counties with the fastest growing private security sector with some 10.000 registered private security companies (compared to 5.000 in the US). This research project (supported by an OBU Research Excellence Award of £20,000) addresses interdisciplinary questions rarely combined in one study: the codification and regulation of the sector, the ethics of private security companies, relationships with government (public/private partnerships), and stigmatization of the sector through identification with ‘mercenary’ activities. It addresses the broader questions of ‘organizing for security’.
Additional research projects include:
Meaningful Work? Identity Work in ‘Green’ Organisations. This project investigates how people working in/for ‘green’ organizations in the United Kingdom (and Denmark) keep motivated to act and be sustainable, the role of meaningful work, and the main drivers to stay a ‘true’ sustainability adherent.
New Religiosities, Modern Capitalism and Moral Complexities in Southeast Asia. This is a research and book project funded (€10,000) by Irasec, the Research Institute for Contemporary Southeast Asia, based in Bangkok and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, Paris). The edited volume (Palgrave) addresses the rapid changes in the religious and economic landscape in Southeast Asia. This edited volume addresses the moral complexities that arise when religious and economic developments converge.
Ethnic Chinese Business Organizations and Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia. This research is a red line in my work and is on-going. It follows debates in social sciences and organization studies on the role and meaning of identity, ethnicity, religion and kinship in the setting up and running of small enterprises in societal contexts in which the ethnic group is a political and cultural minority.
The existing literature on Chinese Indonesians has so far tended to take an approach of either victimization and marginalization or a focus on elite businessmen and their economic influence. This volume takes a different perspective. The Chinese in Indonesia were not only innocent victims of history, but were simultaneously active agents of change. Chinese Indonesians from different walks of life played an active role in shaping society during regime changes and found creative and constructive ways to deal with situations of adversity. This book demonstrates that regime changes in Indonesia did not only pose threats of violence, but also offered opportunities that induced “agency” on the part of Chinese Indonesians to shape their own destinies and that of the country.
The aim of this paper is to explore ways in which small tourism-based enterprises can offer a crisis-resilient pathway to sustainable development. Based on a mixedembeddedness framework, this paper explores the multiple strategies which small enterprises in the silver souvenir industry of Kotagede (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) applied to cope with hardship during the Indonesian decade of crisis (1996-2006). This paper makes two contributions to current literature. The first contribution is conceptual arguing that an embeddedness approach sensitive to location-specific characteristics is a promising road towards a better understanding of small tourism enterprises as a crisisresilient development pathway. The second contribution is empirical offering longitudinal primary data on small firm performance against the background of fluctuations in the tourism industry. The data on which this paper builds stem from qualitative research conducted in Yogyakarta over a time span of 20 years. So doing, this paper also addresses the question of what potential small businesses offer to become agents of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Family values are argued to enable ethical family business conduct. However, how these arise, evolve, and how family leaders articulate them is less understood. Using an ‘identity work’ approach, this paper finds that the values underpinning identity work: (1) arise from multiple sources (in our case: religion, culture and sustainability), (2) evolve in tandem with the context; and, (3) that their articulation is relational and aspirational, rather than merely historical. Prior research mostly understood family values as rooted in the past and relatively stable, but our rhetorical analysis unlocks a more dynamic and promising research direction advancing family business ethics.
This article introduces the Special Issue concerned with organizational spirituality, symbolism and storytelling. Stressing the growing scholarly interest in these topics, the article makes a two-fold contribution. First, it critically assesses their development over time while identifying the emerging trends and new ways spirituality, symbolism and storytelling are taken up in management and organization studies. We make a case for utilizing their promise to transcend the epistemic boundaries and extend the scope of our academic practice beyond self-referential approaches or ‘fashionable’ topics. Second, it links them to what we term the current crises of imagination, calling into question extant institutional and organizational paradigms, as well as the theoretical frames we rely on in our teaching and research. The multiple crises we face -- economic, financial, food, water, energy, climate, migration and security -- we suggest, are partly due to the fragmentation of meaning that bedevils our scholarship and, implicitly, the failure of our collective imagination. Reaching across foundational disciplines and core methodologies, we bring into the conversation the interlocking fields of spirituality, symbolism and storytelling highlighting their potential for addressing the cardinal challenges we face as citizens of this world as much as organizational scholars.
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing has been identified by the UN as one of the seven major threats to global maritime security; it causes loss of economic revenue, severe environmental damage, and far-reaching livelihood implications for coastal communities. Indonesia, by far the biggest archipelagic state, faces enormous challenges in all aspects of IUU fishing and addressing those is one of the current Indonesian Government’s top priorities. This article addresses the under-researched dimension of how IUU fishing affects fishing communities. With the use of collage making focus groups with fishermen from different Indonesian fishing communities, the research highlights the interrelated environmental (depletion of resources), socio-economic (unbridled illegal activities at sea), cultural (favouritism) and political (weak marine governance) dimensions of IUU fishing as experienced at the local level. However, the research also indicates a strong will by fishermen to be seen as knowledge agents who can help solve the problem by better dissemination of information and cooperation between the local government(s) and the fishing communities. The article concludes by arguing for the involvement of local fishing communities in national and international policy making that addresses IUU fishing.
This study investigates how business leaders dynamically narrate their aspirational ethical leadership identities. In doing so, it furthers understanding of ethical leadership as a process situated in time and place. The analysis focuses on the discursive strategies used to narrate identity and ethics by ethnic Chinese business leaders in Indonesia after their conversion to Pentecostal–charismatic Christianity. By exploring the use of metaphor, our study shows how these business leaders discursively deconstruct their ‘old’ identities and construct their ‘new’ aspirational identities as ethical leaders. This leads to the following contributions. First, we show that ethical leadership is constructed in identity talk as the business leaders actively narrate aspirational identities. Second, the identity narratives of the business leaders suggest that ethical leadership is a context-bound and situated claim vis-à-vis unethical practice. Third, we propose a conceptual template, identifying processes of realisation and inspiration followed by significant shifts in understanding, for the study of aspirational ethical leadership.
Autoethnography is a research approach in which the researcher uses personal experiences to examine cultural practices. In a coaching context this could mean seeking answers to questions such as: What does it mean to train to be a coach? What does it mean to be an internal coach in a multinational company? What does it mean to be a coach returning to work after a career break? Other methodologies could be used to address these questions. Where autoethnography differs, however, is in its ability to elucidate, through close examination, the mutual influence of the researcher’s personal experience (as subject) and the research context. The questions above are often either posed by a researcher to a research participant or are addressed in a purely autobiographical manner, without also examining the cultural context in which the experiences take place. Autoethnography, uniquely, interweaves the two. Autoethnography has rarely been applied to coaching and we feel this presents a missed opportunity since it provides an effective way to close the gap between coaching research and practice. In particular, the use of autoethnography could help to give voice, compel response, and offer insight into the social and cultural structures that impact on coaching by examining personal experiences and practices within a broader context (e.g. that of coaching practice or of specific organisational settings in which coaching takes place). With the growing interest in using autoethnography in and for professional practice and in organisational research, we are of the opinion that autoethnography holds value for coaching research, too. To determine what autoethnography has to offer coaching research, we will explore in this chapter what autoethnography is, how autoethnography may be applied to coaching research and to what end. In the first part of the chapter we show our sense-making of the literature on autoethnography and how it relates to other forms of ethnography. We address the distinctive features of autoethnography and the implications it has for the role of the researcher, relationships with participants, philosophical synergies, and which coaching questions might be meaningfully investigated with it. In the second part, to illustrate how and why autoethnography might be applied to coaching research, we offer Liam’s reflections on using an autoethnographic approach in his coaching research project. Finally, we will evaluate the strengths and limitations of autoethnography for coaching research.
This chapter discusses the normative complexity of private security. It critically debates the stigmatization of private security companies and the limitations of legal regulation, and highlights the role of self-regulation in the form of corporate ethics and (international) branch standards. Based on a review of scholarly literature, (inter)national cases, and examples from fieldwork in South Africa, the chapter captures the growing plurality of actors and voices in a vastly diversifying private security sector. In order to overcome the traditional bias towards private security and its corporate sector, it advocates an organizational anthropological approach to uncover regulatory alternatives and the ethical and normative diversity that is essential to a comprehensive understanding of the privatization of security.
Books (edited volumes):
Von Benda-Beckmann, Franz and Keebet and Juliette Koning (2001) (eds.) Natural Resources and Social Security. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.
Juliette Koning & Marleen Nolten & Janet Rodenburg & Ratna Saptari (2000) (eds.), Women and Households in Indonesia: Cultural Notions and Social Practices. Surrey: Curzon Press.
Koning, Juliette (2008) A New Born Christian - A New Identity? Conversion, Ethnicity and Citizenship in Indonesia. Religiao e Sociedade 28(1): 42-68
Koning, Juliette (2007) Chineseness and Chinese Indonesian Business Practices; A Generational and Discursive Enquiry. East Asia: An International Quarterly 24 (2). Special Issue Can Seng Ooi & Juliette Koning (eds.) The Business of Identity, pp.129-152
Ooi, Can Seng and Juliette Koning (2007) Introduction: The Business of Identity. East Asia: An International Quarterly 24 (2). Special Issue Can Seng Ooi & Juliette Koning (eds.) The Business of Identity, pp. 107-110
Koning, Juliette (2002) Social Sustainability in a Globalizing World: Context, Theory and Methodology Explored. In Henk J. van Rinsum & Arie de Ruijter (eds.) More on MOST. The Hague: National Unesco Commission, pp. 63-89.
Chapters in Books:
Hüsken, Frans & Juliette Koning (2006) Between Two Worlds: Social Security in Indonesia. In: Juliette Koning & Frans Hüsken (eds.) Ropewalking and Safety Nets. Local Ways of Managing Insecurity in Indonesia. Leiden, Boston: Brill, pp. 1-26
Koning Juliette (2006) Exclusion, Inclusion and Social Security in Central Java. In: Juliette Koning & Frans Hüsken (eds.) Ropewalking and Safety Nets. Local Ways of Managing Insecurity in Indonesia. Leiden, Boston: Brill, pp. 147-174
Koning, Juliette (2006) Fishermen and Farmers: Entrepreneurs in Risks, Resources, and Resource-Risks? In: Juliette Koning & Frans Hüsken (eds.) Ropewalking and Safety Nets. Local Ways of Managing Insecurity in Indonesia. Leiden, Boston: Brill, pp. 27-54
Koning, Juliette (2002) Rural Java and the Crisis. A Rice Cultivating Village and a Fishing Community Compared. In Coen Holtzappel, Martin Sanders & Milan Titus (eds.) Riding a Tiger. Dilemmas of Integration and Decentralization in Indonesia. Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers, pp. 221-246
Koning, Juliette (2001) Access to Land and Water Resources in Rural Java; The Role of Natural Resources in Social and Economic Security. In Frans & Keebet von Benda-Beckmann and Juliette Koning (eds.) Natural Resources and Social Security. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar, pp. 261-293. [in Indonesian]
Koning, Juliette and Frans & Keebet von Benda-Beckmann (2001) Social Security and Natural Resource Management: Reflections of Normative Complexity in Indonesia. In Frans & Keebet von Benda-Beckmann and Juliette Koning (eds.) Natural Resources and Social Security. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar, pp. 1-20. [in Indonesian]
Koning, Juliette (2000) Different Times, Different Orientations, Family Life in a Javanese Village. In Juliette Koning & Marleen Nolten & Janet Rodenburg & Ratna Saptari (eds.), Women and Households in Indonesia: Cultural Notions and Social Practices. Surrey: Curzon Press, pp. 181-207.
Koning, Juliette (1996) Family Planning Acceptance in a Rural Central Javanese Village. In P. Boomgaard (ed.), Health Care in Java, Past and Present. Leiden: KITLV Press (Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology), pp. 147-169.
Security and Private Security Organisations
Small Business Organisations (family firms, ethnic entrepreneurship, leadership)
Religion and Business in Southeast Asia
Identity Work and Organisations
Ethnographic and qualitative Research
I am Co-Convenor of an EGOS (European Group for Organisational Studies) Standing Working Group on Organizational Ethnography in cooperation with VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands/Griffith Business School, Australia; Catholic University Milan, Italy; University of Essex, UK; Universite Paris Quest Nanterre, France; HEC Montreal, Canada; Oxford Brookes University. 2013-2017.
Examples of my engagement in professional advisory roles and knowledge exchange meetings (stakeholder dialogues, public debates and expert knowledge sharing) include:
Law enforcement and scenario-planning in the UK and NetherlandsStakeholder workshops on imaginative scenario-planning in UK and Netherlands that address future security threats 
Maritime Law Enforcement Engagement Indonesia Workshop to identify maritime security problems and practices. Focus group with representatives of Law enforcement agencies in Jakarta 
Coastal Community Leadership Engagement IndonesiaWorkshop to identify transnational crime and problems with coastal community leaders from across Indonesia 
Agenda-setting Economic Development of Women in Southeast AsiaInvited Rapporteur for the Southeast Asia Strategic Forum 2016: “Women, Business, and Economic Growth in Southeast Asia. Oxford, 13 – 15 April 2016. University of Oxford in conjunction with the Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2016 and Din Consultants. 
Academic-practitioner debate UKParticipation in International Workshop on Intersectionality and Migrant Entrepreneurship; University of Birmingham; ‘Intersectionality: What does it mean for practice’. 
Business Community Dissemination Workshop in IndonesiaDiscussion of findings & exploring new research directions with representatives of the Indonesian Chinese Business community in Indonesia, i.e. business owners and managers. Based on a research project with NIOD research centre Amsterdam, and National University of Singapore Business School. Co-Funded by participating organisations as well as the publisher. 
Stakeholder and Practitioner Workshops in CambodiaPart of integrated research programme: ‘Competing Hegemonies. Foreign-dominated processes of development in Cambodia’ funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Stakeholders taking part in the project range from civil society representatives (Youth Council of Cambodia, National Democratic Institute, Committee to Promote Women in Politics), International NGOs (Asia Development Bank, Friends International, Plan-International Cambodia) to the private sector such as Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA). Aim: building a sustainable network within the research programme to make the research practitioner informed, and capacity building. [2009 and 2010].
Practitioner Expert MeetingsRegional Expert Meeting Organiser for the Development Policy Review Network; Regional Expert Meeting on Southeast Asia & Oceania. Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands. Participating experts: NGO’s (practitioners), ministries of Foreign Affairs and Development Aid (policy makers) and academics. Aim: building bridges for cooperation and knowledge sharing among experts to tackle urgent problems that hamper development in Southeast Asia. [2005 and 2007].
Local dialogues on Sustainable DevelopmentInteraction with local government (Tilburg Province) on dissemination of research results: public debates & stakeholder dialogues on sustainable development, including an UNESCO (Management of Social Transformation Programme) expert meeting. Aim: make sustainable development and integral part of all stakeholders in the local community and inspire research from bottom-up. [2000 and 2001]
Conference Convening and International Conference/Panel Organisation (selection)• Panel Organizer (Convenors: Frans Kamsteeg & Harry Wels, Sierk Ybema (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam); Steven Robbins (Stellenbosch University); Juliette Koning (Oxford Brookes University): ‘Critical Investigative Ethnography in Organizations’. 12th Annual International Ethnography Symposium: Politics and Ethnography in an Age of Uncertainty. The University of Manchester, 29th August - 1st September 2017.• Panel organizer (with S. Ybema & M. van Hulst) Copenhagen Business School. Organizational Ethnography Long Shots and Close Ups. EGOS 2017.• Co-convenor of the 11th Organization Studies Summer Workshop, organized by Organization Studies theme: In search of new meanings in times of crisis: Re-imagining the spiritual and symbolic dimension of organizations and organizing. Mykonos. 2016• Co-Convenor EGOS Standing Working Group on Organizational Ethnography in cooperation with VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands/Griffith Business School, Australia; Catholic University Milan, Italy; University of Essex, UK; Universite Paris Quest Nanterre, France; HEC Montreal, Canada; Oxford Brookes University. 2013-2016. • Panel organizer with Professor Jana Costas (Germany) at EGOS 2016 Naples, Italy: The Power of Organizational Ethnography. 2016.• Stream organiser. APROS/EGOS Conference: Organizational Ethnography and the Challenges of Social Space. CMOS (Centre for Management and Organisation Studies) UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia. 9-11 December 2015.• Invited workshop leader and organiser for the Organizational Learning and Knowledge Conference in Milan, March 2015.• Panel Organiser. Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2014 (University of Oxford, UK) Small and Medium Enterprises and Value Creation in Southeast Asia, March 2014.• Panel Organiser. Panel EGOS Colloquium (Helsinki, Finland): Organizational Anthropology and Ethnography: Culture, Context, and Camera. 2012.• Conference Organiser. Organiser International Conference Chinese Indonesian Businesses in the 21st Century: Historical and Contemporary Dynamics at Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta, Indonesia (with NIOD Amsterdam, NUS Business School Singapore). 2011.• Panel Organiser. Identity and Mobility in Southeast Asia; 5th International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS5); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2007.• International Panel Organiser. “Diaspora Entrepreneurs: Religion, Ethnicity and Business Networks in Southeast Asia”; ICAS4; Shanghai, China. 2005• Co-organiser of the Interdisciplinary International Conference on “Human Security@20: Past Experiences and Future Prospects”; Oxford Brookes University (HSS and Business School). 2014• Convenor PDW. Paper Development Workshop for early career scholars on ‘New ways of writing organizational ethnography’, EGOS 2013 and EGOS 2014.• International Conference Chair. The 6th International Conference on Services Management: Managing Services across Continents. Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility; Cyprus. 2013• Invited convenor: Two-day workshop for staff on local entrepreneurship in Indonesia; Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Economics; Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 2007.
International Conference Presentations (selection)2017 • Constructing a Spiritual Research Method in Management and Organisation Research: the case of the Quakers. Leadership, Spirituality & Education 18-20 May 2017, University of Arkansas. The 2017 Conference for the International Association of Management, Spirituality and Religion (paper presented by Nicolas Burton, Northumbria University).2016• No Time for Silence; Narratives of Sustainability. 12th International Conference on Organizational Discourse; VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. July2015• Lost in Space while Locating the Field. Organisational Ethnography in and for Entrepreneurship Research. APROS/EGOS 2015: Organizational Ethnography and the Challenges of Social Space. UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. December • Moral Economy? Identity-work in Pentecostal-charismatic organizations in Indonesia. International book seminar on Emerging Moral Economies in Southeast Asia, IISMM, Institute for the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies, part of the EHESS Paris, June2014• Sustainism: Sustainable Experiences as Faith? (with Can Seng Ooi) International Research Collaboration Conference, Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Business, Oxford. June2013• Ethnography and Embodiment. Sub-theme 15 (SWG) Organizational Ethnography. 29th EGOS Colloquium. HEC, Universite de Montreal, Canada. July• Charismatic Christianity and Identity Formation in Southeast Asia. Panel Religious Revivals in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia Studies Symposium, University of Oxford, UK. March2012• Awkward Moments and Ethnography. Paper Symposium: Reflexivity and Crafting Research Narratives. Academy of Management, Boston, USA. August• Beyond the Boundaries of Business? Social Anthropology and the Study of Small Businesses; Sub-theme 32: Organizational Anthropology: Culture and Context. 28th EGOS Colloquium, Aalto University & Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland. July• Closeness and Distance, Body and Emotions: Participating, Observing Organisational Life in Pentecostal-charismatic Communities. Qualitative Research in Management and Organization Conference on Embodiment, Imagination, and Meaning, University of New Mexico, USA. April2011• Ethnic Chinese Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia: Questions of Generations, Ethnic Identity and the Rise of China. Joint Burgundy Business School & Oxford Brookes Business School Conference, Dijon, France. May• Business and Religious Networks: The Pentecostal-charismatic Experience among Chinese Indonesians. Conference on Religion and Economy in a Global World, 31st International Society for the Study of Religion, Aix-en-Provence, France. June2010• Awkward Ethnographic Encounters: Reflexivity and its Discomforts. 26th EGOS Colloquium; Sub-theme 11: Organizational Ethnography: Assessing its Impact. Lisbon, Portugal. July
• Inclusion and Exclusion: Religious Experiences of ‘Born Again’ Chinese Indonesian Entrepreneurs. 6th International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS6), Daejeon, Korea. • Awkward Ethnographic Encounters: Reflexivity and its Discomforts. 4th Annual Ethnography Symposium, University of Liverpool, UK.• Ethnic Chinese Entrepreneurship; Stakeholder Involvement in Processes of Local Development. International seminar on Changing Approaches to Development in Cambodia. Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Phnom Penh.2008• Gifts of the Spirit? Chinese Indonesians, the State, and Pentecostal-charismatic Christianity. International conference on Christianity and the State in Asia: Complicity and Conflict. Asia Research Institute, National University Singapore, Singapore. 2007• Proud to be Chinese? A Transforming China and Chinese Indonesians. International conference on Implications of a Transforming China: Domestic, Regional and Global Impacts. Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.2006• After the Narrative. Conversion, Entrepreneurship, and Ethnic Chinese Businessmen in Indonesia. 22nd EGOS Colloquium. Sub-theme: Doing Organizational Ethnographies and other Interpretive Methods: Issues and Concerns. University of Bergen, Norway.
I have been active as:
* Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Culture, Organization and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. * Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.* Affiliated Academic Coordinator Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Research Project on Social Security, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.* Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Social Sciences, Law and Governance Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
I have held visiting roles at:
* Business School, National University Singapore.* Singapore Management University.* Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.* Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta, Indonesia.* Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University, New Haven, USA.
Juliette Koning BBC Oxford:South related to externally funded CREST project on 19June2017.mp4