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Dr. Birke Dorothea Otto

Birke Dorothea Otto, PhD

Research Associate

Tel:  +49 (0)335 5534 2511

Fax: +49 (0)335 5534 2519

E-Mail: botto@europa-uni.de

Main Building, Room HG 038

Office Hours

By appointment.

Current Academic Appointment

Since 2016

Postdoc Project: Secrecy as Organizing Uncertainty in Creative Processes (German Research Council –Research Unit 2161‚Organized Creativity’).

Visiting Researcher, Department for Philosophy, Politics and Management, Copenhagen Business School.

Other Work

Since 2014

Associated Consultant Water Integrity Network (WIN)

Education

2012      PhD, Essex Business School, University of Essex
2007      Diplom-Kulturwissenschaften, Europa Universität Viadrina
2005      M.A. in Management Studies, Essex Business School, University of Essex

Publications

Dissertation: Otto, B. (2012). Politics and Management in Water Governance. Networks, Knowledge and Capacities. Thesis for Doctor of Philosophy, Essex Business School, University of Essex.  

Journal and Conference Contributions (peer-reviewed)

Otto, B. (2018).  The generative properties of secrecy in idea development. A case study in pharmaceutical innovation. Organized Creativity Discussion Paper No. 18/5. Berlin: Free University Berlin.

Otto, B./ Pors, J./ Johnsen, R. (2018). Looking away: Practices of unseeing and the organization of public secrecy. Culture and Organization. doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2018.1537277

Otto, B. (2018). Timing secrecy and surprise in idea generation, 34rd EGOS Colloquium, Tallinn, July 4-7, 2018.

Otto, B. (2018). Modes of secrecy influencing creativity in innovation processes. Examples from the Danish pharma industry, The 4th Israel Organization Behaviour Conference (IOBC), Tel Aviv, Jan 2-4, 2018.

Otto, B. (2017). Secrecy and creativity: The potential of discretionary spaces in science-based innovation, 33rd EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen, 6.-8.7.2017.

Otto, B./ Clement, F./ Das, B. (2017). Social accountability? The impact of participatory and transparent budgeting practices, XVI Biennial IASC Conference- Practicing the Commons, Utrecht, July 10-14, 2017.

Bialski, P. and Otto, B. (2015). Collective low-budget organizing and low carbon futures: An interview with John Urry, in: ephemera. Theory and politics or organisation. Volume 15(1). 221-228.

Otto, B. with Butler, N./ Jeanes, E. (2014). The diagrammatics of organisation, in: ephemera. Theory and politics or organisation. Volume 14(2).

Otto, B. / Böhm, S. (2006). ‘The people’ and resistance against international business: The case of the Bolivian ‘water war’, in: Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 2(4), pp. 299-321. (received Highly Commended Award from the Emerald LiteratiNetwork)

Book Chapters

Otto, B. (2016). Selbstorganisierte Infrastrukturen in der Stadt. Das Beispiel EcoSan, in: Matern, Antje (eds): Beyond modernity – Urbane Infrastrukturlandschaften und ihre Transformation, Bielefeld: transkript.

Otto, B. mit Färber, A. (2016). Saving Practices in a Common World. Studying Urban Assemblages from the Perspective of Low-Budget Urbanity, in: Farias, Ignacio/ Blok, Anders (eds): Urban Cosmopolitics: Agencement, Assemblies, Atmospheres. Studies in Urban and Social Change Book Series, Wiley-Blackwell.

Otto, B. mit Terhorst, P. (2011). Challenges in Activist Research. Bridging differences among the mobile/immobile divide, in: Motta, S/ Nielsen, A (2010): Social Movements and/in the Postcolonial: Dispossession, Development and Resistance in the Global South, London: Palgrave, pp. 200-227.

Otto, B. mit Gaber, K. (2008). Manager der Marginalität. Kultur und Sozialarbeit in den Favelas von Rio de Janeiro, in: Lanz, S/ Dorner, G,/ Otto, B et al (eds): Funk the City. Sounds und städtisches Handeln aus den Peripherien von Rio de Janeiro und Berlin, bbooks, Berlin, pp.  132-152.

Otto, B. (2008). ‘Die Hamburger Wasserwerke sind Ausdruck des Bürgersinns’ – Lokale Proteste in Zeiten sich wandelnder Staatlichkeit, in: Wasserkolloquium (2008): Wasser. Die Kommerzialisierung eines öffentlichen Gutes, Karl Dietz Verlag, Berlin, pp.75-88.

Edited Volumes

Otto, B. mit Bialski, P./ Derwanz, H. (2015). Saving the City. Collective low-budget organising and urban practice. Special issue of ephemera. Theory and politics in organisation, 15(1).

Otto, B. mit Beverungen, A./ Spoelstra, S. (2013). Free Work Special Issue of ephemera. Theory and politics of organization. Volume 13(1).

Otto, B. mit Lanz, S./ Dorner, G./ et al (2008). Funk the City. Sounds und städtisches Handeln aus den Peripherien von Rio de Janeiro und Berlin, bbooks, Berlin.

Wasserkolloquium (2008). Wasser. Die Kommerzialisierung eines öffentlichen Gutes, Karl Dietz Verlag, Berlin.