Post author/ship: Five or more IKEA customers in search of an author

Angelo Benozzo, Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Neil Carey

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In this article, imposters’ (or fake authors) aim is to problematize fixed concepts such as author, authoring, and authorship both in qualitative research and in organization studies—especially in relation to organizational communications that ostensibly promote and value diversity of (sexual) identity. In seeking to do so, these imposters engage with an IKEA ad and, in a process of “prospective” writing, inductively explore the absence or void of an author through a series of writing events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-580
Number of pages13
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Issue number7
Early online date10 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016


  • Author/ship
  • LGBT issue & theory
  • organizational difference
  • post-qualitative research
  • writing as method of inquiry

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