Mona Florian, M.A.
Phone: +49 (0)335 5534 2506
Fax: +49 (0)335 5534 2519
Hauptgebäude, Room HG 040
Student Office Hours
Winter term 18/19: mondays, 2-3 pm. Prior registration by email outlining topic of discussion for meeting necessary.
Interest of Research
voluntary work, non-profit organisations, flight and migration, organisational in-and exclusion and diversity and management, alternative organisations.
Voluntary work in the context of refugee aid: self-organisation and meaningfulness of volunteers in a Berlin emergency shelter
Florian, M.; Costas, J. & D. Kärreman (forthcoming). Struggling with meaningfulness when context shifts. Volunteer work in a German refugee shelter. Journal of Management Studies.
Florian, M. (2018). ‘Unlikely allies. Bureaucracy as a cultural trope in a grassroots volunteer organization’. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 34, 151-161, doi: 10.1016/j.scaman.2018.03.002.
Conference Presentations & Workshops
|2018||Florian, M. Prison, bureaucracy or home? Spacing the refugee camp from a volunteers' perspective, LAEMOS, Buenos Aires, Argentinia.|
|2018||Florian, M., Costas, J. & Kärreman, D. Struggling with meaningfulness. Volunteer work in a German refugee shelter, invited talk at the FGV-EASP, Sao Paulo, Brazil.|
|2018||Florian, M., Costas, J. & Kärreman, D. Struggling with meaningfulness. Volunteer work in a German refugee shelter, WK ORG, February, Hamburg, Germany.|
|2017||Florian, M., Costas, J. & Kunda, G. Organizing outsiders and their spaces. Stream convenors on 12th Annual International Ethnography Symposium, August, Manchester, UK.|
|2017||Florian, M., Costas, J. & Kärreman, D. Too much of a good thing? Excessive meaningfulness in voluntary work in a German refugee shelter, 77th Acadamy of Management Annual Meeting, August, Atlanta, United States.|
|2017||Florian, M. Exclusion or inclusion? Spacing the refugee camp through the prism of a volunteer experience, 33rd EGOS Colloquium, July, Copenhagen, Denmark.|
|2016||Florian, M., Costas, J. & Kärreman, D. Too much of a good thing? Excessive meaningfulness in voluntary work in a German refugee shelter, 2nd Symposium on Meaningful Work, December, Auckland, New Zealand.|
|2016||Florian, M. Exclusion or inclusion? Spacing the refugee camp through the prism of a volunteer experience, Organization Workshop, November, Manchester, UK.|
|2016||Florian, M. Zu viel des Guten? Sinnerleben in freiwilliger Arbeit mit Geflüchteten, 1. Konferenz des Netzwerks Flüchtlingsforschung, Oktober, Osnabrück, Germany.|
|2016||Florian, Mona. Breakdowns of meaningfulness in work. Insights from voluntary work in a German refugee centre, 32nd EGOS Colloquium, July, Naples, Italy.|
|2015||Florian, Mona. Freiwillige Arbeit - (K)eine Alternative? 4. Workshop des Forums Kritische Organisationsforschung, Oktober, Chemnitz, Germany.|
2015 - present
Research Assistant at the Chair in Business Administration (Human Resource Management), Prof. Dr. Jana Costas, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Research Assistant at the Chair in Intercultural Communication, Prof. Dr. Stefan Strohschneider, Faculty of Philosophy, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
EGOS best student paper award 2017
Scholarships: Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (2007-2013), DAAD-lecture travel program (2017), VIP-sponsorship of a stay abroad at Copenhagen Business School (09/17-10/17)
Magazine-article: Nach der Euphorie, ENORM 02/16
Reviews for WK ORG, Industrielle Beziehungen, Management Revue, Organization, Acadamy of Management Annual Meeting, Journal of Organizational Ethnography