The concept of liminality in management and organizational studies: Past accomplishments and future challenges
2013 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
This paper presents a systematic literature review of studies of liminality in management and organization studies. The attempts by studies in this field to develop knowledge on contemporary organizations and organizing, as well as the effects it has on the people who dwell in them, has led to the emergence of new or renewed conceptualizations and constructs. One such concept is that of liminality. The present paper provides a foundation for future explorations by untangling different applications of liminality in management and organization research. The paper also provides suggestions for future research inquiries that rely on the liminality metaphor.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, Nordic Academy of Management, ISSN 2298-3112
Liminality, systematic literature review, rites of passage, contingent work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105480OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-105480DiVA: diva2:707628
Nordic Academy of Management (NFF), Reykjavik, Island, August 21-23, 2013