Background and activities

Based broadly in cultural anthropology and sociology my research focuses on ethnography and theorizing in the context of political economy, especially contemporary forms of capitalism (such as financial capitalism), professional knowledge work, organizational, managerial and expert cultures, and economic and cultural globalization. Some of my publications include the co-edited collection Trangen til å telle. Objektivering, måling og standardisering som samfunnspraksis (with Tord Larsen, 2017) and the monograph The Allure of Capitalism: An Ethnography of Management and the Global Economy in Crisis (published with Berghahn Books). The Allure book won SINTEF’s award for excellence in research.  

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

Part of book/report

  • Larsen, Tord; Røyrvik, Emil André. (2017) Introduksjon. Trangen til å telle. Objektivering, måling og standardisering som samfunnspraksis.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2017) Sosialitet i målstyringens tid. Trangen til å telle. Objektivering, måling og standardisering som samfunnspraksis.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2016) SEC enacting organizational culture. Managing and Organizations. An Introduction to Theory and Practice (4th edition).
  • Aspen, Harald; Ravn, Malin Noem; Røyrvik, Emil André. (2015) Forord. Det skapende mennesket : Antropologiske dialoger om tegn, ting og tolkning.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André; Ravn, Malin Noem. (2015) Det skapende mennesket. Det skapende mennesket : Antropologiske dialoger om tegn, ting og tolkning.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2013) "Oblique Ethnography: Engaging collaborative complicity among globalised corporate managers". Organisational Anthropology. Doing Ethnography in and among Complex Organisations.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2012) Ethnography of globalization. Encyclopedia of Globalization.
  • Moe, Nils Brede; Dingsøyr, Torgeir; Røyrvik, Emil André. (2009) Putting Agile Teamwork to the Test – An Preliminary Instrument for Empirically Assessing and Improving Agile Software Development. Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming : 10th International Conference : XP2009, Pula, Italy, May 25-29 2009.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2008) Lettmetall og ledelse i Midtens rike. Globalisering gjennom et århundre, Norsk aluminiumsindustri 1908-2008.
  • Bygdås, Arne Lindseth; Røyrvik, Emil André. (2004) Knowledge Hyperstories and Context-Sensitive Knowledge Enabling. Living Knowledge. The dynamics of profession service work.
  • Røyrvik, Emil Andre. (2004) Dancing the Dilemmas: the Mythological Enabling of Collective Action. Living knowledge. The dynamics of professional service work.
  • Røyrvik, Emil Andre. (2004) Utvalgt. Non Plus Ultra. Festskrift til Stein Erik Johansen i anledning 50-årsdagen.
  • Røyrvik, Emil Andre; Bygdås, Arne Lindseth. (2004) Knowledge Hyperstories: The Use of ICT Enhanced Storytelling in Organizations. Living knowledge. The dynamics of professional service work.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André; Wulff, E.. (2004) Dancing the Dilemmas: the 'Mythological' Enabling of Collective Action. Living Knowledge. The dynamics of profession service work.
  • Røyrvik, Emil Andre. (2002) Læringshistorier. Forandring Fryder, M. Levin og R. Klev. Fagbokforlaget.
  • Røyrvik, Emil Andre. (2001) Fabel-forum. Innføring i en metode for historiesamling. Hatling, M. (red.) Fortellingens Fortrylling, Fortuna Forlag.
  • Røyrvik, Emil Andre. (2001) Myter og Mytemakere. Mytenes plass i organisasjonslivet. Hatling, M. (red.) Fortellingens Fortrylling, Fortuna Forlag.
  • Røyrvik, Emil Andre; Hatling, Morten. (2001) Læringshistorier: en praktisk gjennomgang. Hatling, M. (red.) Fortellingens Fortrylling, Fortuna Forlag.
  • Hatling, Morten Arnt; Røyrvik, Emil André. (2001) Læringshistorier - en praktisk gjennomgang. Fortellingens fortrylling.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2001) Myter og mytemakere. Mytens plass i organisasjonslivet. Fortellingens fortrylling.

Report/dissertation

  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2013) Consensus and Controversy: The Debate on Man-Made Global Warming. 2013. ISBN 9788214055825. SINTEF Rapport.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2008) Directors of Creation. An Anthropology of Capitalist Conjunctures in the Contemporary. 2008. ISBN 978-82-471-1301-1.
  • Røyrvik, Emil Andre; Bygdås, Arne Lindseth. (2004) The China Experience. 2004.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2000) London Calling. En reiserefleksjon. 2000.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2000) Svermeriske organisasjoner: Strategi i komplekse landskap. 2000.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (1999) Knowledge management memetics. 1999.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (1999) Mellom Sjetnemarka og Cyberspace. Kunnskapsbedrifter som glokale nettverk?. 1999.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (1998) Towards a political ecology of mind: On sterotypes and Gypsies in Bulgaria. 1998.

Others

  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2018) Material metaphors of management: a moral vocabulary of organizational bodies and buildings. Vinterseminaret, sosiologisk årskonferanse . Norsk sosiologforening; Hafjell. 2018-02-02 - 2018-02-04.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2018) The cultural logic of management by objectives. Autonomy, authoritarianism and the proletarianization of professional work in the context of the Nordic model. Nordic Work Life Conference . FAFO, AFI; Oslo. 2018-06-13 - 2018-06-15.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2018) Å sette karakterer. Her og nå NRK P1 [Radio]. 2018-02-12.
  • Forseth, Ulla; Røyrvik, Emil André; Clegg, Stewart. (2017) A Fabled Time: Metaphors and Symbols Framing the Global Financial Crisis. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) . European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS); København. 2017-07-06 - 2017-07-08.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2017) Sanctifying money, (un)making capitalism. 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA) . ESA; Athen. 2017-08-29 - 2017-09-01.
  • Forseth, Ulla; Clegg, Stewart R.; Røyrvik, Emil André. (2014) "The Moment of Truth" - Valuation devices to promote customer orientation and "right selling" in finance. Internasjonal konferanse . LAEMOS (Latin American and European Organization Studies); Havana. 2014-04-02 - 2014-04-05.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2014) Cultures of calculation and the spirit of speculation. Instituttseminar . Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo; Oslo. 2014-10-15 - 2014-10-15.
  • Forseth, Ulla; Røyrvik, Emil André; Clegg, Stewart Roger. (2013) Heroes and Villains in Bankers' Narratives After the Global Financial Crisis. 29th Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) . European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS); Montréal. 2013-07-04 - 2013-07-06.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2013) Eurovegas: Konseptuell kloning i kasinokapitalismens tid. Norsk Antropologisk Forenings Årskonferanse . NAF; Tromsø. 2013-05-03 - 2013-05-05.
  • Brodersen, Marianne Blom; Røyrvik, Emil André. (2012) Strangers in strange lands - creating the European Roma within the neoliberal culture complex. 2012 AAA Annual Meeting . American Anthropological Association; San Francisco. 2012-11-14 - 2013-11-18.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2012) From industrial management to money management. Corporate Norway and the disruption of democratic capitalism. STS-meeting . Kungliga Tekniska Høgskolan (KTH); Stockholm. 2012-05-02 - 2012-05-03.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2012) 'Managementality' and the displacement of democratic capitalism in Norway. 4S/EASST conference . 4S/EASST; Copenhagen. 2012-10-17 - 2012-10-20.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2012) Measuring, Managing and Manoeuvering in Opaque Money Markets. Objectification, Measurement and Standardization . NTNU; Dokkhuset, Trondheim. 2012-01-05 - 2012-01-07.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2012) Når halen logrer med hunden: Industri og ledelse i superfinansialiseringens tid. SINTEF Rådsmøte . SINTEF; Trondheim. 2012-04-25 - 2012-04-25.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2012) The Allure of Capitalism – Method and Theory. CUNY Seminar . City University of New York (CUNY); New York. 2012-11-07 - 2012-11-07.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2012) The Edge of Ethnography: Engaging ’collaborative complicity’ at the boundaries of the corporation. EASA conference . European Association of Social Anthropologists; Paris. 2012-07-10 - 2012-07-13.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2012) The ’Stock Options Carnival’. NAF-SANT conference . Norsk antropologisk forening/Sveriges antropologförbund; Stockholm. 2012-05-04 - 2012-05-06.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2011) “Is there such a thing as a neoliberal sociality? Adventures in the post-moral economy”. American Anthropologist Association Annual Meeting . American Anthropologist Association; Montréal. 2011-11-16 - 2011-11-20.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2011) 'State Crimes Against Democracy' (SCAD) som analytisk rammeverk. 'Vi skal snu på alle steinene'-eit år etterpå (Treholt-saken) . NTNU; Bokvennen forlag, Oslo. 2011-10-29.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2006) Fortrylling og fortrolling - Fortelling som metode i en aksjonsorientert antropologi. Årskonferansen i norsk antropologisk forening . NAT; Trondheim. 2006-05-19 - 2006-05-21.
  • Røyrvik, Emil André. (2006) Kildekode, Cash og Kultur - open source software som sosialt fenomen. Open source programvare - Dugnad i den digitale allmenningen . Tekna; Ingeniørenes Hus, Oslo. 2006-10-04 - 2006-10-05.