Social Symbolic Work in Context: Promoting Regional Development Through the ‘Good Organisation’

Benedikte Brincker

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This paper reports on a research project that explores social symbolic work. The social symbolic work in question seeks to introduce education in entrepreneurship into the school curriculum in a remote part of Greenland – in order to contribute to regional development.
The paper investigates how ‘the good organisation’ may offer a supportive organisational framework for social symbolic work, thus promoting regional development in peripheral and poorly developed regions. Exploring what qualifies as a ‘good organisation’, the paper identifies three key elements: management, motivation and agility (MMA).
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017: The Good Organization - Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 6 Jul 20178 Jul 2017
Conference number: 33


ConferenceThe 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017
LocationCopenhagen Business School
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  • The good organisation
  • Social-symbolic work
  • Regional development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Greenland

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