Stefanie Reissner is a Senior Lecturer in Management and Organization Studies at Newcastle University, UK. The overarching theme of her research is an interest in how social actors make sense of their experiences in organizations and how they talk about these experiences through language and storytelling. Stefanie's work has focused on processes of sensemaking under conditions of change and the effects on individual and organizational identities. Methodologically, her work has been qualitative and interpretive with a focus on narrative and storytelling. Stefanie has published in highly esteemed academic publications, including Public Administration, European Management Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Culture and Organization, and Journal of Organizational Change Management.
Stefanie is currently working on the following two, publicly funded projects.
(1) Teleworkers' Boundary Work
This two-year project in collaboration with Dr Michal Izak (University of Roehampton) examines the spatial and conceptual boundaries of work and nonwork amongst mobile workers using narrative and visual methods. It has been funded by the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences / Leverhulme Trust under the Small Grant Scheme and started in April 2016. Work in progress have been presented at the 2017 Critical Management Studies, European Group for Organization Studies and British Academy of Management Conferences and is currently being prepared for academic publication. The project will conclude in May 2018.
(2) Storytelling in Management Practice
The project examined the purposive use of storytelling in management practice and was funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under award No. RES-061-25-0144-A. The findings were published in a monograph entitled 'Storytelling in Management Practice: Dynamics and Implications' (Reissner SC and Pagan V, 2013), and three academic journal articles have also been published to date.
More details about Stefanie's work can be found at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/business-school/staff/profile /stefaniereissner.html#research