Jürgen Deeg


“Unveiling the heart of darkness: A socio-analysis of corrosive cultures in the investment banking industry”
(conducted together with Andrea Derler)

Undoubtedly, the influence of organizational culture on individuals as well as groups seems to be pervasive (cf. Alvesson 2013, Schein 2004). Yet the processes of its influence, in particular the impact on individual and collective identities and the role of specific characteristics of organizational culture in shaping individual (mis-)behaviour are not fully explored (Campbell & Göritz 2014). Against this backdrop we argue, that in order to understand the mutual influencing processes between culture and individuals and their respective identities, we have to “combine subject and object” (Collinson 2003, 528). Accordingly, we… Read more

My claim: “We suggest that there is a need for a closer investigation of organizational cultures not only as a positive influencing factor, but also with regard to their destructive elements. In our opinion this can shed light on some blind spots in the divisive discussion of the dysfunctional dynamics of the current economy and inspire the development of management theory in terms of its cultural turn.”

My Expectations: “We look forward to a vivid conference with thought-provoking contributions and engaging debates.”

Jürgen Deeg is long-term senior research fellow at the Chair of Business Administration, Leadership and Organization, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, at the University of Hagen (Germany) and works within the fields of business administration, leadership, organisation and human resource management. After having studied administrative sciences at the University of Konstanz he earned his doctorate in business administration at the University of Hagen. For years, Dr. Deeg is also teaching organization and leadership for the MBA program of Education & Science Management at the University of Oldenburg and leadership within the DAAD exchange program UNILEAD, addressed to executive personnel in higher education institutions. His main fields of interest are concepts and theories of human resource management, organization & leadership, change management, management in higher education and public administration.