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Performing the 50th anniversary of a Garden City: Staging time, place, and identity

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  • Johansson, Marjana

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    This paper describes the organising of a 50th anniversary of an urban community. The focus is specifically on how ideas of identity related to a past were manifested in various events. The organising of the anniversary is described in terms of temporary organising, where the activities of different actors form the basis for how the anniversary is conceptualised and performed. The study was conducted using an ethnographic approach.

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    Paper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Business Administration with number 2003:14.

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    Length: 21 pages
    Date of creation: 02 Dec 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:hhb:hastba:2003_014

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    Keywords: anniversary; event management; temporary organising; identity; municipality; garden city;

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    1. Lundin, Rolf A. & Steinthórsson, Runólfur S., 2003. "Studying organizations as temporary," Scandinavian Journal of Management, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 233-250, June.
    2. Lundin, Rolf A. & Söderholm, Anders, 1995. "A theory of the temporary organization," Scandinavian Journal of Management, Elsevier, vol. 11(4), pages 437-455, December.
    3. Packendorff, Johann, 1995. "Inquiring into the temporary organization: New directions for project management research," Scandinavian Journal of Management, Elsevier, vol. 11(4), pages 319-333, December.
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