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Niccolò Gordini, Lerong He, James Cordeiro
This special issue is designed to spotlight contemporary research on corporate governance, with preference given to research emphasizing corporate governance in a global context and related issues such as the global financial crisis.
Previous research on corporate governance has been focused principally at the national level, with relatively limited consideration given to the role of corporate governance in global markets. As business activities continue to expand globally, however, the relevance and implication of corporate governance theories, mechanisms and models that were originally developed, applied, and tested in an Anglo-American context merits revisiting, for example, in terms of the applicability and convergence of corporate governance models in non-Western contexts, and in terms of global events that provide valuable natural experiments such as the signature governance reforms in the recent past in China and India, and the global financial crisis.
The Special Issue provides an opportunity for contributors to spotlight their contributions to the broad fields of business and economics, political science, and law in terms of corporate governance. Within business and economics, contributions from the sub-fields of accounting, finance, economics, law, marketing, supply chain, international business and management are all welcome.
While a focus on corporate governance is a critical requirement, preference will be shown to research focused on corporate governance in global markets, in terms of new perspectives, issues of applicability and convergence of Anglo-American corporate governance practices in new national contexts, the role governance plays in terms of promoting or retarding CSR efforts, and to corporate governance’s responsibility for and its role as an instrument to respond effectively to the global financial crisis.
Deadline for Submission of Papers: March 15, 2015
Notification of Decision: July 10, 2015
Final Papers Due: August 31, 2015
Expected Publication Date: December, 2015
Guest Co-Editors Contact Details
Niccolò Gordini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Milan-Bicocca, email:
Lerong He, Ph.D., Associate Professor, State University of New York, College at Brockport, email:
James Cordeiro, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, State University of New York, College at Brockport, email:
For more information on research themes and guidelines for authors, please visit:
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OMT Division Program Chair Candidates: Davide Ravasi and Marc-David Seidel
Davide Ravasi is Professor of Management at the Cass Business School, City University London. Prior to joining Cass, he spent fifteen years at Bocconi University, in Milano, and a sabbatical at HEC Montreal. He is interested in the interrelations between organizational identity, culture, and strategy in times of change, and in sensemaking in and around organizations. He is also being increasingly involved in research on the socio-cultural processes that affect the diffusion of practices and technologies. He has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management Studies, and his works have appeared on the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, and the Journal of Business Venturing among others. He has been a member of the OMT division since 1999, and served as facilitator for the doctoral consortium or junior faculty consortium since 2007. It has been pointed out to him that, after having attended OMT social hours for fifteen years , it is now time to really pay all those drinks back...
Marc-David L. Seidel
Marc-David Seidel is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources division at the University of British Columbia. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley, his M.B.A. and B.A. from Cornell University, and previously was on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. Marc-David’s past service includes OMT Representative at Large from 2005-2008, as well as the OT Division Chair three year cycle of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada from 2004-2007. His current research interests include entrepreneurship, diffusion, social networks, and life course models. He has published in Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, Industrial Relations, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Research in the Sociology of Work, International Migration Review and Social Science Research, and is on the editorial board of Administrative Science Quarterly. Marc-David loves improvisation, having trained and performed with ComedySportz, Theatresports, Heroes of Comedy, and Instant Theatre.
OMT Division Representative-at-Large 1 Candidates: Robert David and Patricia Thornton
Robert David is Associate Professor of Strategy & Organization and Cleghorn Faculty Scholar at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. He holds a PhD (2001) in organization studies from Cornell University. Robert studies the evolution of management practices, organizational forms, and organizational fields from an institutional perspective. His work has been published in leading journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Research Policy. He recently co-edited a volume on Institutions and Entrepreneurship as part of the Research in the Sociology Work series. Robert first attended the Academy of Management annual meeting in 1997, and has been an active member of the OMT Division ever since as a reviewer, presenter, session chair, and symposium organizer. In recent years, he has been a faculty facilitator on multiple occasions for both the Doctoral Student Consortium and the Junior Faculty Consortium. As a committed member of the OMT community, Robert hopes to devote more energy to keeping OMT “the place to be”!
Patricia Thornton is adjunct associate professor of Management and Strategy at the Fuqua School of Business, and affiliated faculty at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Duke University. She is visiting associate professor at the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. She has been a visiting scholar at INSEAD in France and at Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University. Her research interests include institutional and organizational theory, social and cultural change, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Her research has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Organization Science, and the Academy of Management Journal. Her research has received awards including the best paper award with Nancy Tuma by the OMT Division, the W. Richard Scott award with William Ocasio for the best research article by the Organizations, Occupations and Work section of American Sociological Association, and the George R. Terry award granted by the Academy of Management for outstanding contribution to management knowledge for her co-authored book with William Ocasio and Michael Lounsbury on institutional logics. She has been peer elected to the honorary Macro-Organizational Behavior Society of scholars whose interests lie in organization theory and the behavioral aspects of strategy. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology in 1993 from Stanford University. As a long-time member of OMT, Pat hopes to be able to contribute further to OMT.
OMT Division Representative-at-Large 2 Candidates: Cristina Boari and Anne-Claire Pache
Cristina Boari is professor of Strategic Management at the School of Economics, Management and Statistics of the University of Bologna. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Bologna she served on the faculty of the University of Florence. She held long-term visiting positions at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and at the Hitotsubashi University- Tokyo. Her research focuses on inter-firm networks and on their impact on knowledge management, innovation, and international entrepreneurship, with a major emphasis on high-tech and creative industries. Her most recent studies are on the interaction between network position and strategic action, with a special attention to knowledge brokers’ origins and development. Her papers were published in journals such as Research Policy, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal and International Business Review. She was coordinator of the PhD program in Management and Dean of the Department of Management of the University of Bologna. After collaborating with the European Science Foundation on organizational research concepts and methods and with the European Group for Organization Studies (co-convenor on the sub-theme “Entrepreneur, Networking and Clusters: a Multi-level perspective” at Rotterdam Conference this year) she is willing to contribute to the OMT division of the Academy of Management.
Anne-Claire Pache is Associate Professor in Social Entrepreneurship at ESSEC Business School (Paris, France), holder of ESSEC’s Chair in Philanthropy. Before embarking on an academic career, Anne-Claire was part of the co-founding team of Unis-Cité, a French social enterprise which pioneered youth community service in France. She holds a Master in Public Administration (2001) from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from INSEAD (2010). Her research uses an organizational theory lens to explore growing phenomena such as hybrid organizations, social enterprises or philanthropic organizations. More broadly, she is interested in the effect of pluralistic environments on organizations as well as in growth processes in organizations. She co-authored several books and articles, including in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Research in the Sociology of Organizations and Leadership Quarterly. Four of her articles submitted to the OMT division also appeared in the Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings. After many years of enjoying the benefits of the OMT membership, Anne-Claire feels now motivated and ready to make a more substantial contribution to the OMT community.
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