University of Essex

Academic Staff

Dr Marjana Johansson

Position in departmentPostgraduate Programme Director (Management, Marketing and Organisation)
Staff positionSenior Lecturer in Management
Telephone01206 874462
Office hoursYou can find details of Academic office hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911

MSc, PhD, PG Cert

Research interests
  • Organisational identities
  • Inequalities in organisations
  • Work in academia
  • Arts and cultural organisations
  • Experience production and consumption
  • Organisational ethnography
Teaching responsibilities
  • BE450 Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • BE965 Research Methods in Management and Marketing

Yates, S., Riach, K. and Johansson, M. (2017) Stress at work, gendered dys-appearance and the broken body in policing. Gender, Work and Organization, DOI 10.1111/gwao.12179.

Adamson, M. and Johansson, M. (2016) Compositions of professionalism in counselling work: An embodied and embedded intersectionality framework. Human Relations, 69(12): 2201-2223. 

Johansson, M. and Śliwa, M. (2016) 'It is English and there is no alternative': Intersectionality, language and social/organizational differentiation of Polish migrants in the UK. Gender, Work and Organization, 23(3): 296-309.  

Luonila, M., Suomi, K. and Johansson, M. (2015) Creating a stir: The role of word of mouth in reputation management in the context of festivals. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, DOI 10.1080/15022250.2015.1113646.

Johansson, M. and Toraldo, M.L. (2015) 'From mosh pit to posh pit': Festival imagery in the context of the boutique festival. Culture and Organization, DOI 10.1080/14759551.2015.1032287.

Śliwa, M. and Johansson, M. (2015) Playing in the academic field: Non-native English speaking academics in UK business schools. Culture and Organization, 21(1): 78-95.

Śliwa, M. and Johansson, M. (2014) How non-native English speaking staff are evaluated in linguistically diverse organizations: A sociolinguistic perspective. Journal of International Business Studies, 45(9): 1133-1151. . 

Śliwa, M. and Johansson, M. (2014) The discourse of meritocracy contested/reproduced: foreign women academics in UK business schools. Organization, 21(6): 821-843.

Johansson, M. & Śliwa, M. (2014) Gender, foreignness and academia: An intersectional analysis of the experiences of foreign women academics in UK business schoolsGender, Work and Organization, 21(1): 18-36.

Johansson, M. (2012) Place Branding and the Imaginary: The Politics of Re-imagining a Garden CityUrban Studies, 49(16): 3611-3626. 

Johansson, M. & Kociatkiewicz, J. (2011) City Festivals: Creativity and Control in Staged Urban Experiences, European Urban and Regional Studies, 18(4): 392-405.

Johansson, M. & Näslund, L. (2009) Welcome to Paradise. Customer experience design and emotional labour on a cruise ship. International Journal of Work, Organization and Emotion, 3(1): 40-55.

Johansson, M. (2008) Engaging Resources for Cultural Events: a Performative Perspective. Stockholm: The Economic Research Institute, SSE. (Published PhD thesis) 

Johansson, M. & Näslund, L. (2007) Artisans of the Spectacle – Entrepreneurship in the Event Industry. In Hjorth, D. & M. Kostera (eds.). Entrepreneurship & the Experience Economy. Copenhagen: CBS Press, pp.155-178.

Johansson, M. (2007) Associations, ephemera and durability: an actor-network perspective on two music festivals. The Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy, 2: 112-133. 


Adamson Karepova, M. & Johansson, M. (2013) Performing counselling work in post-socialist Russia: Embodied constructions of professional expertise. CMS, Manchester. 

Johansson, M. & Śliwa, M. (2012) Changing the composition of UK academia? A structuration perspective on the employment of foreign faculty. 28th EGOS Colloquium, Helsinki. 

Warnes, S. and Johansson, M. (2012) A Sense of Space: Using visual ethnography to explore workers’ reflective and interpretive understanding of organisational space. 28th EGOS Colloquium, Helsinki.

Watts, S., Riach, K. and Johansson M. (2012) From Cognition to Sensation: How Stress is Experienced by Female Police Managers. 7th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference of Gender, Work and Organization, Keele.

Johansson, M. and Śliwa, M. (2012) Gender, foreignness and academia: An intersectional analysis of the experiences of foreign women academics in UK business schools. 7th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference of Gender, Work and Organization, Keele. 

Johansson, M. and Toraldo, M.L. 2011. Mobilizing the cultural consumer through the senses: festivals as sensory experiences. CMS, Naples.

Johansson, M. 2011. Exploring the branded value of culture: the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 27th EGOS Colloquium, Gothenburg. 

Śliwa, M. and Johansson, M. 2011. Intersectionality at work. Foreign women academics in UK business Schools. 27th EGOS Colloquium, Gothenburg. 

Johansson, M. & Śliwa, M. 2010. Transnational female academics in UK Higher Education: Institutional changes and individual realities. Work, Employment and Society Conference, Brighton.

Śliwa, M. & Johansson, M. 2010. Multilingually competent or linguistically stranded? Discourses surrounding the employment of non-native English speaking academics at UK business schools. 26th EGOS Colloquium, Lisbon.

Johansson, M. & Śliwa, M. 2010. Transnational academic mobility and workforce diversity: experiences of female academics in two UK business schools. 26th EGOS Colloquium, Lisbon.

Johansson, M. & Näslund, L. 2009. Manipulating Meaning: a semiotic reading of the construction of ‘home’ in interior design retail. 25th EGOS Colloquium, Barcelona.

Johansson, M. & Kociatkiewicz, J. 2008. The Festive City: Urban Space as a Site of Staged Experience. SCOS XXVI, Manchester.

Johansson, M. 2007. “… and this is where the flying cars were supposed to land.” Spaces and events in the making and celebrating of a Garden City. SCOS XXV, Ljubljana.

Johansson, M. & L. Näslund. 2006. Organising Experience and Sanitising Emotion on a Cruise Ship. Inaugural Conference on Emotions and Work, London School of Economics.

Johansson, M. 2005. Cultural event organising from a resource mobilisation perspective. EURAM, Munich.

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