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04 Apr 2017

EGOS Colloquium: The Good Organization with Nyla Aleem Ansari

Nyla Aleem Ansari

The 33rd EGOS Colloquium in Copenhagen offers a bridge to discussions concerning the aspirations, interventions and struggles for The Good Organization. We consider The Good Organization both a tempting prospect and a project inherently ridden with tensions.

Nyla Aleem Ansari is a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) student at Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)) and an assistant professor with a post-graduate diploma in the Human Resource Management Program at the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Pakistan.

She has received a research grant from GEM and will attend the 33rd EGOS Colloquium in Copenhagen, Denmark. She will present her paper co-written with Séverine Leloarne: Proposing an embodied ethical approach of women leadership through the philosophy of Michel Foucault: A model based on the case of women top managers in Pakistan.


This paper points out the limits of existing theories of women leadership and searches to complete the literature on women leadership. For that matter, we refer to the thought of the French Philosopher Michel Foucault (1926-1984).

Here we propose a model of development of women leaders who developed their capacity to gain power in their professional relationships (mostly against and thanks to male leaders) and, consequently, succeeded to become top-managers in organizations.

We test and illustrate this model  through the story of women in Pakistan who succeeded to gain to position of top managers within the banking and service industries.

Exploring research at the vanguard of knowledge

In addition to issue-based research, EGOS places emphasis on wide-ranging themes and offers a forum to identify and discuss key organizational theory and practice issues through critical reflection on contemporary ideas and theoretical approaches. Furthermore, the mission of EGOS is to support and train beginning scholars by supplying a stimulating intellectual environment and arranging PhD and post-doctoral workshops at the start of each of its annual EGOS Colloquium.

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