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The walls within: working with defenses against otherness

Online Conference 5-11 July 2021

Amsterdam 2006

The Dark Side of Competition - Psychoanalytic Insights

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The Dark Side of Competition - Psychoanalytic Insights

Chair: Jeroen Muller

Amsterdam/Haarleem, the Netherlands
June 19-25, 2006


Friday June 23, 2006

08.15-09.15 Social Dreaming Matrix

09.30-10.00 Welcome and Introduction:

Burkard Sievers, ISPSO President
Jeroen Muller, Symposium Chair 2006

10.00-11.15 Plenary Presentation

Competition in a Global Setting
Manfred Kets de Vries (France)
Moderator: Lilian Hupkens (Netherlands)

11.45-13.00 Parallel Papers

Modern Madness
Adrian Carr and Cheryl Lapp (Australia/Canada)
Moderator: Judith Levy (Israel)

The Reciprocal Rivalry between Consultant and Manager
André Schönberg (Israel)
Moderator: Clare Huffington (UK)

The Goma Club: Competition and Envy in Humanitarian Aid
Barb Wigley (Australia)
Moderator: Jim Krantz (USA)

Competition, Rivalry and Envy at the Workplace
Bénédicte Vidaillet (France)
Moderator: Kris Johnson (USA)

Not Born to Compete
Francesca Cardona (UK)
Moderator: Werner Forster (Switzerland)

14.30-15.45 Plenary Presentation

The Dark Side Within – Competitiveness as Internalized Aggression
John Stokes and Richard Jolly (UK)
Moderator: Paula Singer (USA)

16.15-17.30 Parallel Papers

It’s a Dog Eat Dog World out There: Competition, Collaboration and Consulting
Brigid Nossal (Australia)
Moderator: Thomas Hoffman (USA)

Mergers & Acquisitions: Interpersonal Fantasies that Hinder Successful Management Team Integration
James Krantz and Johnathan Smilansky (USA/UK)
Moderator: Under discussion

Competition: Some Reflections on its Archetypical Roots and its Effects on Today’s Organizations
Hans van den Hooff (Netherlands)
Moderator: Heiner Kottman (Germany)

Competition in Modern-Day Mexicans
Gabriela Fernandez and Geraldine Calvo Z. (Mexico)
Moderator: Carlos Sapochnik (UK)

Competition and the Tropism in Systems
Gordon Lawrence (UK)
Moderator: John Newton (Australia)

Closure of the Day
Moderator: Mannie Sher (UK)

Saturday June 24, 2006

08.15-09.15 Social Dreaming Matrix

09.30-10.45 Parallel Papers

Means of Survival: Escaping from Reality into Worlds of Desire
Claus Hohmann (Germany)
Moderator: Silvia Prins (Belgium)

Competition and the Search for Self: Implications for Organizational Life
David Levine (USA)
Moderator: Karien van Lohuizen (Netherlands)

Globalisation: The Social and Political Consequences of Competition
Lionel Stapley (UK)
Moderator: Jutta Schultes (Germany)

The Instinctual Dimension of Work Re-Examined: Sublimation, Self-Preservation, Mastery and the Drive
toward Perfection
Gilles Arnaud and Roland Guichard (France)
Moderator: Philip Boxer (UK)

When Disaster Strikes: The Impact on Involved Organisations, Groups and Individuals Following a Train Accident
Renate Gronvold Bugge (Norway)
Moderator: John Scheenen (Netherlands)

11.15-12.30 Plenary Presentation

Doctors – Death by Degrees
Alan Sandford and Glenda McLean (Australia)
Moderator: Hüseyin Özdemir (Germany)

14.00-15.15 Parallel Papers

Born into Competition: Negotiating Succession in the Family Firm
Debbie Bing (USA)
Moderator: Jarl Rastrand (Sweden)

Daring to Desire: Ambition and Competition in ‘Idealistic’ Organisations
Vega Roberts and John Bazalgette (UK)
Moderator: R. Bonnie Haber (USA)

Beyond the Competition: Excellence
Stéphanie Palazzi (France)
Moderator: Halina Brunning (UK)

South African Diversity Dynamics: The Competition for Survival
Frans Cilliers and Michelle May (South Africa)
Moderator: Elisabet Engellau-Kets de Vries (France)

Co-Opetition: The Boundary between Competition and Cooperation
Murray Gordon (USA)
Moderator: Janet Fitzell (Australia)

15.45-17.00 Parallel Papers

Competition and Coherence: Creating a New Balance Between Economic Change and Social Identity in Health Care Organizations
Mathias Lohmer (Germany)
Moderator: Donna Lofgren (USA)

The dark side of competition - Psychoanalytic insights to the establishing of new Psychoanalytic institutes.
Avia Berman and Gila Ofer (Israel)
Moderator: Jan Baker (UK)

Competition: The Source of Life
Paul Munyon (USA)
Moderator: Vasheehar H.A. Razack (Malaysia)

Competition – A Multi-Level Phenomenon
Robert Abraham and Erik van de Loo (Netherlands)
Moderator: Gaby Braun (UK)

The Voice of the Reasonable Man: A Reflection on Leadership as a Masculine Paradigm
Hannah Piterman (Australia)
Moderator: Elisabeth Henderson (UK)

Closure of the Day
Moderator: Kathy Pogue White (USA)

Sunday June 25, 2006

08.15-09.15 Social Dreaming Matrix

09.30-10.45 Plenary Presentation

Organizations and their Discontents - Toward a Theory of Organizational Miasma
Organizations and their Discontents - Toward a Theory of Organizational Miasma
(Complete slide presentation)
Yiannis Gabriel (UK)
Moderator: Larry Hirschorn (USA)

11.15-12.30 Parallel Papers (6):

The Dark Side of Lack of Market Competition: Dynamics in Foundations
Thomas N. Gilmore and Kathleen Feely (USA)
Moderator: Miranda Alcock (UK)

A Kleinian Analysis of Organisations – Implications for Competitive Activity
John McManus (UK)
Moderator: Martijne Rensen (Netherlands)

Has the Dark Side Obscured the Light? A Look at Bion’s Ideas on Groups
Robert French and Peter Simpson (UK)
Moderator: Christine Kuenzle (Switzerland)

Succession – A Process Involving Constructive and Destructive Competition
Siv Boalt Boëthius (Sweden)
Moderator: Carole Eigen (UK)

Competition, Stress and Subjectivation
Laurent Chaine (France)
Moderator: Eliat Aram (UK)

Closing of the Symposium
Burkard Sievers, ISPSO President

Invitation to the Annual Meeting in 2007 in Stockholm, Sweden
Siv Boalt Boëthius, Symposium Chair 2007