Biographies in Organizations – Organizations in Biographies
People are involved in organizations in diverse ways and in different phases of life. These are public institutions of socialization, such as schools, professional organizations in the economic, academic or public sectors, but also organizations of religious groups or associations for leisure activities. Individual trajectories, in this context, underlay the social and institutional setting of organizations. Vice versa, individual biographies influence organizations in various ways: People with diverse biographical backgrounds are included and promoted in organizations and co-construct the structures and processes in place.
The aim of this session is to gain a deeper insight into the interrelation of biographical experiences and organizational constellations from a perspective of biographical research.
We invite papers that deal with the interrelation between biographic experiences and organizations illustrating how structural and institutional aspects of organizations interrelate with the biographical history.