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Costas, J. (2023). Im Minus-Bereich: Reinigungskräfte und ihr Kampf um Würde (R. Barth, S. Gebauer & M. Müller., Trans.). Berlin, Germany: Suhrkamp Verlag.

Costas, J. (2022). Dramas of Dignity - Cleaners in the Corporate Underworld of Berlin. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Winner of the European Group for Organization Studies Book Award 2023

Costas, J. & C. Grey (2016). Secrecy at Work: The Hidden Architecture of Organizational Life. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Refereed Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Arnold, P. & Costas, J. (forthcoming). Control through violence: A situational analysis of embodied practices of violence in a refugee reception centre. Organization Studies.

Arnold, P. & Costas, J. (2023) From Silence to Noise - The Politics of the Other in Organization Theory. Organization Theory, 4(3).

Beyes T., Costas, J. & G. Ortmann (2019) Novel Thought: Towards a Literary Study of Organization. Organization Studies. 40 (12), 1787–1803.

Blagoev B., Costas, J. & D. Kärreman (2019) 'We are all herd animals’: Community and organizationality in coworking spaces. Organization, 26(6), 894–916.

Costas, J. & C. Grey (2019) Violence and Organization Studies. Organization Studies, 40(10), 1573-1586.

Florian, M., Costas, J. & D. Kärreman (2018) Struggling with meaningfulness when context shifts. Volunteer work in a German refugee shelter. Journal of Management Studies, 56 (3), 589-616.

Albu, O. B. & Costas, J. (2018) Thrice-born and in-between? Exploring the Différance between “At-home” ethnography and ethnography abroad. Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 7 (2), 106-113.

Fan, Z., Costas, J. & C. Grey (2017) Secrecy and Communication: Towards a Research Agenda. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 22 (4), 562-566.

Costas, J., Blagoev, B. & D. Kärreman (2016) The Arena of the Professional Body: Sport, Autonomy and Ambition in Professional Services Firms. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 32 (1), 10-19.

Costas, J. & D. Kärreman (2016) The Bored Self in Knowledge Work. Human Relations, 69 (1), 61-83.

Costas, J. & G. Kunda (2015) When I Hear the Word Culture. Journal of Business Anthropology, 4 (1), 113-117.

Costas, J. & C. Grey (2014) Bringing Secrecy into the Open: Towards a Theorization of the Social Processes of Organizational Secrecy. Organization Studies, 35 (10), 1423-1447.

Costas, J. & C. Grey (2014) The Temporality of Power and the Power of Temporality: Imaginary Futures Selves in Professional Service Firms. Organization Studies, 35 (6), 909-937.

Bewernick, M., Schreyögg, G. & J. Costas (2013) Charismatische Führung: Die Konstruktion von Charisma durch die deutsche Wirtschaftspresse am Beispiel von Ferdinand Piëch. Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, August/September, 434-465.

Costas, J. (2013) Problematizing Mobility: A Metaphor of Stickiness, Non-places and the Kinetic Elite. Organization Studies, 34 (10), 1467-1485.

Costas, J. & D. Kärreman (2013) Conscience as Control: Managing Employees through CSR. Organization, 20 (3), 394-415.

Costas, J. & C. Grey (2013) Outsourcing Your Life - Separating Exploration and Exploitation in the 4-Hour Workweek. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 37, 221-247.

Costas, J. & A. Taheri (2012) "The Return of the Primal Father" in Postmodernity? A Lacanian Analysis of Authentic Leadership. Organization Studies, 33 (9), 1195-1216.

Costas, J. (2012) "We Are All Friends Here" – Reinforcing Paradoxes of Normative Control in a  Culture of Friendship. Journal of Management Inquiry, 21 (4), 377-395.

Costas, J. & P. Fleming (2009) Beyond Dis-identification – Towards a Discursive Approach to Self-alienation in Contemporary Organizations. Human Relations, 62 (3), 353-378.

Costas, J. (2009) On Mystifications of Power – Some Reflections on Lars von Trier’s ‘The Boss of It All’. Ephemera – Theory and Politics in Organizations, 9 (1), 52-60.

Book Chapters

Blagoev, B. & Costas, J. (2022) Constructivism and interpretive inquiry. In C. Neesham, M. Reihlen & D. Schoeneborn (eds.) Handbook of Philosophy of Management. Springer: 79-97.

Costas, J. (2019) Die Macht der Gewalt in Kafkas Der Proceß. Jenseits der Disziplinarmacht in Organisationen. Ortmann,  G. & M. Schuller (eds.) Kafka – Organisation, Recht, Schrift, 125-140. Weilerswist: Velbrück.

Costas, J. (2018) What are you famous for? Beziehungswirtschaft. Creative.NRW (eds.) Hidden Values - Die Währungen der Zukunft.

Costas, J. & C. Grey (2016) Invisible Organizations – A Research Agenda. Czarniawska, B. (eds.). A Research Agenda for Management and Organization Studies, 136-146. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Book Reviews

Costas, J. (2010) Unveiling the Masks: Critical Management Studies. Rezension des Buches: Alvesson, M., Bridgman, T. & Willmott, H. (eds) (2009) The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies. Organization, 17 (6), 789-792.

Costas, J. (2009) Organizing Identity of du Gay, P. (2007) Work, Employment and Society, 23 (1), 197-199.

Other Publications

Costas, J. & G. Kunda (2015) The Future of Work: Worlds Apart. Pacific Standard.

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