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Call for Papers
How Do Institutions Matter?
June 12-14, 2015 Fairmont Banff Springs Resort, Banff, Alberta, Canada
While the question of how institutions matter is in many respects an age-old question, we believe that it merits revisiting. In the wake of the recent financial crisis and concomitant social unrest, institutional scholars have increasingly become interested in contemplating the possibilities for altering extant and creating alternative institutions—new regulatory frameworks allowing for novel social sector organizations (e.g., Benefit Corporations, CICs, L3Cs), new market configurations, new forms of transnational governance, and new kinds of entrepreneurial ecosystems. We have also become interested in major policy issues having to do with problems such as climate change and social inequality. How does our research matter to these issues, and how do these issues challenge our research? Do we have anything to say about how to (re)design institutions? We believe that now more than ever, institutions matter, and that, as a community, we have much to contribute and learn.
This fourth triennial installment of the Alberta Institutions Conference is designed to foster new conversations about how institutional theory could enrich our understanding of these emergent social problems and how deeper engagement with such problems could foster new insights and enrich our theoretical understanding. Our aim is to bring together diverse institutional scholars from all career stages, including PhD students, to discuss these topics. Jerry Davis will provide a keynote address.
Specifically, we invite papers (our preference will be for empirical papers) that consider how institutions matter in the following areas:
The Fourth Triennial Alberta Institutions Conference will be held from Friday, June 12 to Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Resort in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Approximately 25 papers will be selected for presentation. The Alberta School of Business will sponsor two nights room and board for first authors who are selected to present papers. Additionally, there will be 5 doctoral travel scholarships of $500 CDN. If you are a doctoral student who wishes to be considered, please indicate this on your submission.
Abstract submission (approximately 500 words): December 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2015
Submission of full paper (maximum 8,000 words): May 1, 2015
Please email your submissions to the 2015 conference to Michelle Olah:
Tony Briggs, David Deephouse, Joel Gehman, Vern Glaser, Royston Greenwood, Matthew Grimes, Bob Hinings, Jo-Louise Huq, Dev Jennings, Michael Lounsbury, Evelyn Micelotta, Mia Raynard, Trish Reay, Marvin Washington, all of the University of Alberta.
As it becomes available, additional information will be posted at: AlbertaInstitutions.com
Photo credit: Fairmont Banff Springs Resort website.
We are pleased to announce the 2nd Emotions and Institution Workshop, which is planned for December 15 and 16th, 2014, at the Schulich School of Business, York University, in Toronto, Canada. The theme is “Beyond the gap: Discovering the impact and importance of studying emotions and institutions”. High quality papers will be encouraged to submit to a special topic forum at Organization Studies, for which a separate call for papers will be issued. Deadline for full papers for the workshop is September 1st, 2014. More information is below. There will be no fee for the workshop, but we do ask you to cover your own travel and accommodation expenses. Please submit papers or questions to workshop organizers Charlene Zietsma (
) or Madeline Toubiana (
), and join our linkedin group “Emotions and Institutions” where we will have relevant resources, papers, and information on upcoming events.
Background on the Emotions and Institutions Workshop There is a growing acknowledgement that emotions have been understudied and undertheorized in institutional theory (Creed, Dejordy, & Lok, 2010; Creed, Hudson, Okhuysen, & Smith-Crowe, forthcoming; Voronov, forthcoming; Voronov & Vince, 2012), yet we have little understanding of why such study is important, and what role emotions play in key institutional phenomena like change, persistence, agency, reflexivity, identity and logics. As Friedland (2013: 44) described: “institutional life…demands myriad moments of located passion”. But how – and why – do emotions matter? In this conference we are seeking to move “beyond the gap” to look at the ways in which an empirical and theoretical focus on emotions may improve our understanding of core institutional phenomena.
Early efforts show that emotions have important impacts such as: stimulating institutional work (Toubiana, Zietsma, & Bradshaw, 2012; Voronov & Vince, 2012), institutional conformity, disruption and recreation (Creed, et al., forthcoming), energizing and constituting institutional logics (Friedland, Mohr, Roose, & Gardinali, forthcoming); influencing actor involvement in emerging fields (Grodal & Granqvist, forthcoming), and legitimacy and network spillovers (Haack, Pfarrer, & Scherer, 2014). Related areas have also explored how emotions can be amplified in social settings (Collins, 2004; Hallett, 2003), and examined the effects of emotions on social outcomes and processes (Goodwin & Jasper, 2006; Jasper, 2011). In this workshop, we will bring together scholars leading the charge in the emerging area of emotions and institutions to further the conversation and galvanize their efforts to develop meaningful contributions to institutional theory. Roger Friedland will provide a keynote presentation, and other leading scholars will present a closing panel.
Dr. Charlene ZietsmaAssociate Professor and Ann Brown Chair in Organization StudiesSchulich School of BusinessYork University
Madeline Toubiana B.Com, M.EdPhD CandidateOrganization StudiesSchulich School of BusinessYork University
Collins, R. (2004). Interaction ritual chains. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Creed, W. E. D., Dejordy, R., & Lok, J. (2010). Being the change: Resolving institutional contradiction through identity work. Academy of Management Journal, 53(6), 1336-1364.
Creed, W. E. D., Hudson, B. A., Okhuysen, G. A., & Smith-Crowe, K. (forthcoming). Swimming in a sea of shame: incorporating emotion into explanations of institutional reproduction and change. Academy of Management Review.
Friedland, R. (2013). God, love and other good reasons for practice: Thinking through institutional logics. In M. Lounsbury & E. Boxenbaum (Eds.), Institutional Logics in Action: Research in the Sociology of Organizations (Vol. 39A, pp. 25-50): Emerald Group Publishing.
Friedland, R., Mohr, J., Roose, H., & Gardinali, P. (forthcoming). The institutional logics of love: measuring intimate life. Theory and Society.
Goodwin, J., & Jasper, J. M. (2006). Emotions and social movements. In J. E. Stets & J. H. Turner (Eds.), Handbook of the sociology ofemotions (pp. 611-636). New York: Springer.
Grodal, S., & Granqvist, N. (forthcoming). Great expectations: Discourse and affect during field emergence. In N. M. Ashkanasy, W. J. Zerbe & C. E. J. Härtel (Eds.), Research on emotions in organizations (Vol. 10): Emerald. Haack, P., Pfarrer, M. D., & Scherer, A. G. (2014). Legitimacy-as-Feeling: How Affect Leads to Vertical Legitimacy Spillovers in Transnational Governance. Journal of Management Studies, 51(4), 634-666. Hallett, T. (2003). Emotional Feedback and Amplification in Social Interaction. The Sociological Quarterly, 44(4), 705-726. doi: 10.2307/4120729 Jasper, J. M. (2011). Emotions and social movements: twenty years of theory and research. Annual Review of Sociology, 37, 285-303. Toubiana, M., Zietsma, C., & Bradshaw, P. (2012). Why won’t you advocate for us? Exploring the disruptive institutional work of marginalized stakeholders. Academy of Management Proceedings. Voronov, M. (Ed.). (forthcoming). Towards a toolkit for emotionalizing institutional theory (Vol. 10): Emerald. Voronov, M., & Vince, R. (2012). Integrating emotions into the analysis of institutional work. Academy of Management Review, 37(1), 58-81. doi: 10.5465/armr.2010.0247
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EGPA 2014 Annual Conference
10-12 September, Speyer (Germany)
Permanent Study Group: Public Administration Technology & Innovation
Call for papers: Innovation in public management
This year's main theme is innovation in public management.
Although public sector innovation has become a well-accepted term for thinking about public sector changes, the precise limits of what exactly constitutes innovation in public management have not been settled. We are seeking to put together an interdisciplinary debate on this question by inviting papers that deal with diverse topics from the centre and periphery of what can be called as debates on innovation in public management.
The PSG will be ‘co-sponsored’ by and following the research philosophy of the FP7 research project ‘Learning Innovation in Public Sector Environments’ (LIPSE: www.lipse.org).
We invite, but are not limited to, theoretical and empirical papers dealing with the ways:
a) how technology (not limited to just ICT) influences how public sector organizations function in policy making and service delivery – i.e., management structures, tasks, autonomy, coordination practices, accountability systems, etc (see, e.g. Pollitt, C. 2012, New Perspectives on Public Services: Place and Technology, Oxford)?
b) how are the principles and practices of co-creation, collaborative innovation and governance influencing public services, management structures and coordination practices (see, e.g., the special issue on ‘Collaborative Innovation in the Public Sector’ in the The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, vol. 17(1), 2012, edited by Sorensen, E. and Torfing, J.)?
c) how could the practices of private sector innovation planning and management (such as foresight, design thinking etc) affect public management – i.e., management structures, tasks, autonomy, coordination practices, accountability systems, etc (see, e.g. Kuosa, T. 2012, The Evolution of Strategic Foresight: Navigating Public Policy Making, Gower)?
Deadline for online submission of abstracts proposals: 15 May 2014
Deadline for decision and selection of abstracts: 1 June 2014
Deadline for submitting the complete papers: 5 August 2014
For submission of abstracts, further information, please go to:
For questions, please contact Dr. Erkki Karo:
OMT Needs YOU!! Calling for OMT Submissions and Reviewers for Academy of Management 2013
The OMT program at the Academy of Management is one of the most significant and vibrant events for our division. Significant because it is where we create and engage community: share our work, debate ideas, meet new friends and reconnect with existing friends. It is vibrant because scholars like you submit your cutting edge research and timely topics in the form of symposia and papers. The more submissions we have, the more choices you have as presenters and participants! OMT is known for high quality papers and symposia. OMT papers routinely win the Dexter and To have a high quality program, we need reviewers--both new and established scholars. New scholars bring fresh voices, and established scholars bring wisdom on the craft of research and publishing. We need both kinds of reviewers! OMT is known for high quality and developmental reviews, so please sign up today to review for OMT at http://review.aomonline.org.
The review period is from January 15, 2013 (Submission Deadline) to February 21, 2013 (Review Deadline).
OMT has six divisional awards to identify outstanding papers and symposia: Best Paper, Louis Pondy Best Dissertation paper, Best International Paper (often the winner of the Academy wide Dexter award), Best Environmental and Social Practices paper and Best Symposia. Please submit your excellent work and sign up to review to ensure and identity high quality work! For more information on these awards, please go to http://omtweb.org/awards.
Looking forward to a great program and seeing you in Orlando!
Candace JonesOMT Division Program Chair
Call for papers
An International Conference on:
Inequality, Institutions and Organizations
June 6-8, 2013Segal Graduate School of BusinessSimon Fraser University,Vancouver, Canada
John A. Amis (
) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Memphis. His research interests center on issues of organizational and institutional change. He has had over 50 articles and book chapters published, including papers in Academy of Management Journal, American Journal of Public Health, Human Relations, Organizational Research Methods, and Journal of Sport Management. His current research on childhood obesity policy was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Amis was runner up for the 2004 Academy of Management Journal ‘Best Paper’ award, and has also twice won best paper awards from the Southern Management Association. In 2009, he was awarded the University of Memphis’ Distinguished Teaching Award. He has served on several editorial boards including currently Academy of Management Review.
Thomas B. Lawrence (
) is the W. J. VanDusen Professor of Management at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. His research focuses on the dynamics of power, change and institutions in organizations and organizational fields. It has appeared in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Organization, and the Journal of Management. He is a co-editor (with Stewart Clegg, Cynthia Hardy and Walter Nord) of the Sage Handbook of Organization Studies, Second Edition (Sage Publications, 2006), and (with Roy Suddaby and Bernard Leca) Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organizations (Cambridge University Press 2009). .
Kamal Munir (
) is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at University of Cambridge, where he has been based since 2000. He obtained his PhD in Organization and Management Theory from McGill University, Canada. Kamal has published several articles in organizational journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Industrial and Corporate Change, Organization Studies and Research Policy. In addition, he has written numerous articles for prominent newspapers and magazines such The Financial Times, The Guardian, Economic and Political Weekly, Herald and World Business. Kamal has acted as a consultant or advisor to several multilateral agencies and government departments including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the Government of Pakistan.
Although the relevance of organizational research to societal problems has been a heated debate for at least a decade and has generated a proliferation of polemics and prescriptions (e.g., Starkey & Madan, 2001, Hinings & Greenwood, 2002, Gulati, 2007, Lorsch, 2009, Dover & Lawrence, 2010), organizational scholars have not produced sufficient systematic empirical and theoretical examinations of social inequality, and especially of how organizations and institutions contribute to or mitigate inequality.
The issue of social inequality is a profound one for contemporary societies, both developed and developing. Despite Vermeulen's (2010) claims that helping businesses make more money is itself a major contribution to society because social welfare increases when businesses make more money, a growing body of research contradicts this claim. Rich societies do not necessarily tend to do better in terms of social and health indicators. Equal ones do. Thus Greece, with all its problems has a higher life expectancy with $20,000 per capita income than the USA which boasts twice the per capita income. Income inequality is also growing in its prevalence and impact. The share of wealth enjoyed by the top 1% Americans for instance has grown from19.9% in 1976 to 34.6% in 2007, with liquid wealth (all assets minus housing) even more concentrated with the top 1% owning 42.7% of total household financial wealth in 2007 (Wolff, 2010). In 1960, the ratio of annual pay of CEOs of large and medium sized American companies to that of workers was 42; by. By 2007 it had shot up to 344.
The growing problem of inequality in developed countries appears connected to the growing power of large corporations. Barley (2007), for instance, argues that large corporations wield inordinate influence over policy-making, hamper the performance of institutions created to protect the public from corporate excesses and, together with various multilateral institutions, push for increased privatization of public services. In a similar vein, Davis (2009), proposes the financialization of the economy has been a powerful catalyst for inequality. Shareholder value creation is the only imperative with employment, economic mobility or other benefits such as health or retirement increasingly forgotten. A symptom of such a changes is the shift in elite incomes: in 2004, the top 25 hedge fund managers earned a greater combined income than the CEOs from the entire S&P 500.
Social inequality is tied to, but broader than, inequality in income or wealth. It includes inequality in access to health care, education, housing, food, economic resources, power structures, or areas of recreation; degradation of living conditions, the environment, social structures, or relationships; and direct or indirect exploitation of groups on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic status, disability, or sexuality. All of these are driven in part by the distribution of wealth, but also have their own specific dynamics and challenges.
A critical way in which organizational scholars can contribute to a better understanding of social inequality is through an examination of the roles played by organizations and institutions in producing, reproducing, and lessening social inequality. An institutional perspective on these issues would highlight the ways in which social rules, beliefs, norms, values and practices are mediated through formal organizations to reinforce or challenge social inequality. It would further highlight the institutional work of individual and organizational actors in the formation, ongoing operation, and potential transformation of institutions that include certain groups while excluding others, reinforce unequal access to power and decision-making mechanisms, and provide freedom and wealth to some parts of society, while impoverishing and constraining others.
A focus on organizations and institutions might explore institutions and actors most clearly tied to issues of social inequality, including those with formal decision-making power, such as politicians, corporate managers, senior civil servants, educators, and leaders of non-profit organizations. It could also examine, however, institutions and actors tied to the construction of culture, and thus the shaping of values and beliefs, such as film and television producers, media writers, designers, architects, professors, and enablers of mass forms of communication. Finally, an institutional lens could also explore acts of resistance, ranging from the occasional and highly symbolic (Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a Birmingham, Alabama, bus) to the everyday tactics employed by the weak (silent non-compliance, gossip, petty sabotage, small theft and pilferage, etc.).
Despite the tremendous growth in institutional research over the past decades and its potential utility in exploring issues of inequality, the intersection of social inequality, organizations and institutions remains significantly under-examined. Our aim for this special issue is to help fill this important gap. Thus, we invite papers that explore a range of themes, including the following:
This list is, of course, meant to be illustrative, rather than exhaustive. Our goal is to broaden and deepen the exploration of how, why, when and where social inequality, organizations and institutions interact. We welcome work that seeks engagement with a wide range of theoretical and empirical approaches. These may include institutional logics, practices and/or routines, institutional work, feminism, critical theory, actor network theory, sensemaking, semiotics, network analyses, discourse analyses, and action research approaches. We equally welcome case studies, comparative research projects, ethnographies, survey-based work, large statistical analyses, and conceptual pieces.
The conference is intended to provide the opportunity for high quality discussion and feedback for presenters. To achieve those ends, a limited number of papers will be accepted so that presenters can more deeply engage with each others’ work. All presented papers will be given reasonable time slots to allow for meaningful discussion and development of ideas.
The conference is intended to host approximately fifty participants for intensive mutual discussions. Our aim is to secure participation from around the world and to give equal opportunity to newer as well as more established scholars.
PhD Student Workshop
Prior to the main conference, there will be a one-day (June 5, 2013) workshop for PhD students working in the area of institutions and inequality. More details on this workshop will be posted closer to the date. Please write to Tom Lawrence (
) if you are interested. Please include a brief description of your research focus, where you are at in your program, and anything else you think might be useful for us to know.
If you are interested in participating, please email an extended abstract (500-1000 words) of your proposed paper to the organizers by January 31, 2013. Please include contact information: name(s), affiliation(s) and e-mail address(es) of all authors. We also ask that you indicate who will attend the conference if your paper is accepted. PhD students who wish to participate in the preconference workshop should note this clearly on their submission. Authors will be notified by February 28, 2013 whether their paper is accepted for presentation. Full papers must be submitted by May 1, 2013. Possible avenues for publication of papers following the conference are currently being explored.
W. J. VanDusen Professor of Management
Director, CMA Canada Centre for Strategic Change and Performance Measurement
Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University
500 Granville Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1W6
Connecting Rigor and Relevance in Institutional Analysis
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, June, 3-4, 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS
Over the past three years, the ABC Network has held a series of conferences on institutional theory (see www.cbs.dk/ABC for details), addressing important topics such as agency in interpretive approaches, institutional emergence and institutional logics. In this conference, we aim to tap into that momentum, holding a conference focused on a significant critique of institutional theory – practical relevance. That is, while it is recognized that institutional theory encompasses a rigorous set of tools and mechanisms for understanding changes in firms’ external environments, such tools are not as relevant for helping practitioners address important problems and issues.
The time is ripe for such a conversation because contemporary societies are struggling with reforming deeply rooted systems, such as financial, educational and health care systems. Institutional theory can contribute to understanding how change unfolds and can be shaped in such domains at both organizational and institutional levels. The conference will focus on how institutional theory can be mobilized to help understand and manage such organizational and institutional dynamics.
For this conference, we explicitly look for papers that aim to show how institutional analysis can both be scientifically rigorous and also provide a relevant perspective on leadership, managerial action, and organizational functioning. Some possible areas of inquiry include:
We are also open to other topics that examine the connection between organizations and institutional change more generally. We encourage methodological and theoretical diversity including quantitative and qualitative studies as well as studies that take a multi-level approach connecting organizational processes with the broader institutional environment.
Abstract submission (approximately 500 words): October 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2012
Submission of full paper (maximum 8,000 words): April 1, 2013
Please send submissions to Julie Battilana (
The workshop will be held at Harvard Business School
Julie Battilana (
Eva Boxenbaum (Copenhagen U.), Frank Dobbin (Harvard U.), Mary Ann Glynn (Boston College), Royston Greenwood (U. of Alberta), Ranjay Gulati (Harvard U.), Rakesh Khurana (Harvard U.), Michael Lounsbury (U. of Alberta), Jesper Strandgaard (Copenhagen U.), and Michael Tushman (Harvard U.).
OMT offers a feast of preconference activities this year with over 50 sessions! We focus on developmental workshops for Doctoral students (Consortium and Dissertation) and Junior Faculty consortium as well as providing skill building such as the Teaching Roundtables, publishing process or entrepreneurship research, funding and methods from qualitative to Bayesian statistics, social networks to institutional theory.
Explore provocative topics with your colleagues, including organizational misconduct, social evaluation, attention, knowledge, learning, social hybrids, inequality, Occupy movement, dyads, alliances and behavioral strategy. You can even see a play—Invisible Foot: Our attachment to Growth!
Come meet your colleagues and kick off the conference with Meet OMT on FRIDAY Aug 3 2012 6:00PM - 8:00PM in the Constitution Ballroom B, Sheraton Hotel. On Sunday Aug 5, we engage in our yearly ribaldry at the business meeting, award best paper prizes and march off the OMT Social hour—come join in the fun. We honor our Distinguished Scholar, Linda Argote, with a breakfast on Monday 8;00-9:30 AM. As you can see, OMT is the place to be in Boston.
CALL FOR PAPERS
ARCS Fourth Annual Research Conference
Wednesday May 16 - Friday May 18, 2012
Yale University Center for Business and the Environment
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
This Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) and Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) conference will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives interested in advancing research on corporate sustainability. This is the fourth annual conference of ARCS, a consortium of universities that seeks to provide data, tools and networking opportunities to researchers who are developing a greater understanding of the opportunities and limits of policies and strategies to foster sustainable business. The conference builds on the successful Third Annual ARCS Conference hosted by the Wharton School last spring.
The conference welcomes unpublished working papers focused on business and sustainability (both social and environmental) from all disciplines and research areas. We are receptive to a wide range of perspectives and methods including empirical research, theory development, formal theoretical modeling, and experimental methods. We are particularly interested in papers that have implications for management and organizations. Papers drawn from organizational theory, strategy, operations, sociology, psychology and decision making, law, economics, political science, and other fields are within the realm of the conference.
Examples of suitable topics include non-market strategy, climate change management, sustainability reporting and disclosure, green supply chains, green marketing, sustainable finance, renewable energy investments, business/NGO partnerships, sustainable mobility, social dimensions of sustainability, cleantech innovation, green entrepreneurship, sustainable natural resource management, and "base of the pyramid" development strategies.
The ARCS Conference will be preceded on May 16 by the first ARCS Sustainability Teaching Summit - From Classrooms to Boardrooms: Embedding Sustainability Research in Curriculum and Corporate Strategy, to showcase and discuss the latest available pedagogical approaches, tools and materials. The conference will begin with dinner on May 16th, and conclude the afternoon of May 18th.
Submission Information: DEADLINE Tuesday January 31st, 2012
The firm deadline for submitting papers is Tuesday January 31, 2012. Instructions for submitting papers will be made available on the ARCS web site by Monday January 2nd.Those who submit papers will be notified regarding paper selection by February 23rd. The program will be announced by March 1, 2012.
Submissions must be working papers not yet accepted for publication, 30 pages or less in length (double-spaced, 11 pt font). Papers must include an abstract, as well as the cover page information below.
Conference location: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Yale School of Management,New Haven, Connecticut, USA
There is no conference fee, and all meals will be provided at no charge. Participants, including speakers, are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. We will use our travel-related conference budget this year to support those whose organizations are unable to pay for travel. We encourage domestic and international attendees to contact Stuart DeCew, CBEY Program Director, for more information.
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Call for Sub-theme Proposalsfor the 29th EGOS ColloquiumHEC MontréalMontréal, CanadaJuly 4-6, 2013
Submit your sub-theme proposal:http://www.egosnet.org/jart/prj3/egosnet/main.jart?rel=en&content-id=1277261386348&reserve-mode=active
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Please help the OMT division create a GREAT program in Boston!
Please volunteer to review for the OMT division and provide up to three high-quality reviews for fellow members. PLEASE NOTE THAT EVEN IF YOU HAVE REVIEWED IN THE PAST,YOU STILL NEED TO SIGN UP AGAIN FOR THE 2012 MEETING.
To sign up, please visit http://review.aomonline.org/ and click the 'Sign Up Now' button. You will have to create a user account and choose your areas of expertise (i.e. keywords) for the divisions or interest groups for which you want to review. The sign up process should not take more than 10 minutes.
And, don't forget...submit YOUR best work to the OMT division! You can even self-nominate for our prestigious awards:
1) Best Paper Award for the paper which offers the most significant contributions to OMT in the refereed scholarly program paper (may be co-authored; may be empirical or conceptual). OMT gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of SAGE Publications;
2) Lou Pondy Best Dissertation Paper for the best paper based on a dissertation in the refereed scholarly program (the paper cannot be co-authored and must be clearly identified as dissertation-based at the time of submission). If you wish to be considered for the Pondy, please be sure to mark the box identifying your submission as a student submission when uploading your paper to the AOM website;
3) Best International Paper in the refereed scholarly program regarding themes and content of interest internationally;
4) Best Symposium Award for a symposium submitted to the annual meeting that stimulates, integrates or extends discussions about OMT;
The winning papers for all awards will be selected by a panel of distinguished OMT scholars.
Thanks in advance for volunteering, and thanks for making the OMT program great!
EGOS Subtheme 28 Call For Papers: Risks of Organizing and Organizing of Risks
We would like to invite you for the European Group of Organization Studies Colloquium, Helsinki, Finland, July 5–7, 2012, at Aalto University & Hanken School of Economics.
Deadline for paper submissions is January 16, 2012. For further information please visit the EGOS website or contact one of the convenors:
Steve Maguire, McGill UniversityNelson Phillips, Imperial College LondonDror Etzion. McGill University
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The ABC Research Network (Alberta, Boston and Copenhagen), comprised of the University of Alberta, Harvard University, and Copenhagen Business School, has announced the theme of its third annual conference on interpretive approaches to institutional change.
Organizing Institutions: Creating, Enacting and Reacting to Institutional Logics will be be held at the Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada from June 14-16, 2012.
DeadlinesAbstract submission (approximately 500 words): December 15, 2011Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2012Submission of full paper (maximum 8,000 words): May 1, 2012
Please email your submissions to the 2012 conference to: Michael Lounsbury, Alberta (
For more details download the call for papers.
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