OMT WebOrganization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management
Title: On the Beginning of a New Beginning: Connecting with a Collective Mind in Form Emergence
Date and Location: Saturday, Aug 8 2015 6:00PM - 8:30PM at Vancouver Convention Centre in Room 217,218,219
Sponsors: INSEAD, OMT, ENT, MOC, TIM
This PDW brings together scholars primarily in the new institutional tradition to engage in questions about the interpretive antecedents of form emergence, particularly relating to the socially emergent, cognitive aspects of a crowd – a “collective mind.” Can we build systematic theories linking shifting meaning patterns of a collective mind to the political process of new form emergence? How should we study the role of institutional entrepreneurs in the context of meaning inter-connectedness between different actors and activities? The first half of the workshop is dedicated to exploring various preliminary frameworks for addressing how new forms emerge from collective dynamics spurred by new interpretations, and how social actors can engage in institutional work to connect with a crowd for new innovative opportunities. The theoretical and practical relevance of studying crowd dynamics has never been stronger, as the expansion of digital technologies and crowdsourcing in our rapidly wired world is increasingly giving rise to novel forms of organizing, i.e., crowd-forms. To that end, the second half of the workshop hosts roundtable discussions for examining applications of the suggested frameworks to practical issues of opening governance, followed by discussions on the type of changes incurred by crowd-forms as well as the promising areas of research and challenges going forward.
Pre-registration is required for this workshop. To register online, please visit https://secure.aom.org/PDWReg. The deadline to register online is July 31, 2015.
Starting this year, OMT division has a new award, the Best OMT Entrepreneurship Paper. This award seeks to recognize scholarship that uses core OMT theories and concepts and apply them in the context of entrepreneurship. We had an opportunity to interview Tom Moliterno from the sponsoring institution, The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.
Thank you again for sponsoring a new award, the Best OMT Paper on Entrepreneurship. First, tell us about the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship. What is the Center and why are you sponsoring the award?
The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship is housed in the Isenberg School of Management and serves a central role promoting entrepreneurship and innovation across the UMass Amherst campus and throughout the region and state. The Center is the hub of a cross-campus network serving both student and faculty entrepreneurs. For students, our focus is primarily educational, providing students with experiential opportunities to develop the skills and competences required to successfully launch new businesses. For faculty, our focus is on providing pathways and connections that allow scientists and engineers to commercialize innovations and inventions developed in their research.
Could you tell us about the purpose of the award?
This award seeks to recognize scholarship that uses core OMT theories and concepts and apply them in the context of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is a practice-centric domain, and so we hope that the scholarship recognized by this award will both advance the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.
How do you see the connection between entrepreneurship and OMT?
The OMT division is widely recognized as the home of high impact organization-level research at AOM. Entrepreneurship as a domain is fundamentally concerned with launching and growing high-impact organizations, and so OMT research can greatly impact both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. In sponsoring this award, the Berthiaume Center hopes to support research that is on the leading edge of entrepreneurship scholarship.
What consists of the award? Also, could you tell us about the evaluation criteria?
The award carries a cash prize as well as recognition at the OMT business meeting at the Annual Conference. As with all OMT paper awards, nominees for the Best OMT Entrepreneurship Paper are identified by the OMT Program Chair based on the ratings of the division’s reviewers. Then a subgroup of OMT Research Committee members reads each nominated paper and votes for the most outstanding work submitted to this year’s AOM conference in the area of entrepreneurship.
2015 Best OMT Entrepreneurship Paper
"Cultural Entrepreneurship and the Role of Visuals in Interactive Frame Alignment Process"
Itziar Castelló, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
David Barberá, Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)
“Network Structure and Uncertainty: The Role of Strong Ties in Venture Capital Funding Networks”
Demetrius Lewis – Stanford U.
“Broadly Specialized: Identity and Entry into Entrepreneurship”
Peter Younkin – McGill U.
Social Movements and the Economy
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
I am delighted to report that the OMT Research Committee this Spring completed the process of selecting winners for all the OMT paper and symposium awards that will presented at the 2015 Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. Awards are given in seven categories: (1) Best Paper, (2) Best Paper from a Doctoral Dissertation (Lou Pondy Award) which will be the OMT division’s nominee for the Academy’s Newman Award, (3) Best International Paper which will be the OMT division’s nominee for the Academy’s Dexter Award for best paper that internationalizes the Academy of Management, (4) Best OMT Student Paper, (5) Best Empirical Paper on Social and Environmental Practices sponsored by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, (6) new this year - Best OMT Entrepreneurship Paper, and (7) Best Symposium.
Nominees were identified by Program Chair Ann Langley based on the ratings of OMT reviewers. Then subgroups of Research Committee members read each award-nominated paper or symposium in one of the seven categories and voted on their picks for the most outstanding work submitted to this year’s AOM conference.
Congratulations to all the award-winning authors and to those whose paper and symposia were nominated! The names of winner and nominees are listed below. The formal presentation of the OMT Division’s awards will take place in August, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Monday night of the AOM conference at the OMT Business Meeting. We hope you will join us at the business meeting to celebrate the winners and experience the unveiling of the latest OMT artifact.
The OMT Business Meeting and Social Hour is also the perfect time to find out more about the OMT Research Committee, which is staffed by a dedicated group of OMT volunteers. Be a part of recognizing the excellence of OMT scholarship. Join the OMT Research Committee!
Joe BroschakUniversity of ArizonaChair of the Research Committee
OMT Division Best Paper Award
“Weeding Out the Competition: How Alternatives are Eliminated during Institutionalization”
Kenji Klein – California State U., Long Beach
Renee Rottner – New York U.
“Knowledge Transfer in Multilevel Networks: Contingent Effect of Organizational and Social Structure”
Alessandrio Lomi – U. of Lugano
Paola Zappa – U. of Lugano
“Stamps of Power and Conflict: Imprinting and Influence in the U.S. Senate, 1973-2009”
Christopher C. Liu – U. of Toronto
Sameer B. Srivastava – U. of California, Berkeley
“Organizational Design and Coordinating Dirty Work”
Christopher Corbishley – Imperial College Business School
Gerard George – Singapore Management U.
Rifat Atun – Harvard U.
“Women Don’t Mean Business? Signaling Effect of Female Board Appointments and Impact on Firm Value”
Isabelle Solal – INSEAD
Kaisa E. Snellman – Harvard U.
Eric Luis Uhlmann – HEC Paris
“A War in Ninety Seconds: Moderation and Escalation of Neighborhood Rivalry in the ‘Palio di Siena’”
Elisa Operti – ESSEC Business School
Shemuel Lampronti – ESSEC Business School
Stoyan V. Sgourev – ESSEC Business School
Louis R. Pondy Best Paper Based on a Dissertation (also AOM Newman Award nominee)
“Explaining Unequal Returns to Social Capital Among Entrepreneurs”
Mabel Abraham – MIT Sloan
“The Dark Side of Brokerage: Conflicts between Individual and Collective Pursuits of Innovation”
Russell J. Funk – U. of Minnesota
“Organizational Identity and Resistance to Environmental Pressures”
Oliver Schilke – U. of Arizona
“Strategic Categorization: Vertical and Horizontal Changes in Self-Categorization”
Eunice Y. Rhee – Seattle U.
Carolyn Dexter Nominee (OMT’s nominee for AOM Best International Paper)
Winner/Officially nominated paper:
“Gray Matters in the Growth of Markets”
Valentina Assenova – Yale School of Management
Olav Sorenson – Yale School of Management
“Faraway, So Close! Field Access and Status Rise in Case of Institutional Complexity”
Giuseppe Delmestri – WU Vienna
Fabrizio Montanari – U. of Modena and Reggio Emilia
“The Nature and Limits of Collective Identity as an Editing Lens for Institutional Complexity”
Jaco Lok – U. of New South Wales
Anu Gupta – U. of New South Wales Sydney
“Closure and Social Capital: A Complete-Network Interpretation”
Dalhia Mani – HEC Paris
OMT Division Best Student Paper:
“Here’s an Idea: Knowledge Sharing among Competitors to Build a Critical Mass”
Tristan L. Botelho – MIT Sloan
“How Does Nested Categories Influence a Market Emergence? Evidence from Early American Music Record”
Jaemin Lee – INSEAD
“The Contingent Spillovers of Organizational Wrongdoing”
Jacob Model – Stanford U.
“A Key Constraint to Conceptual Blending – Examining Two Metalanguages of Change”
Peter Kenttä – Aalto U.
Best OMT Empirical Paper on Environmental and Social Practice
"Tea Time: Temporal Coordination for Sustainable Development"
Anna Kim – Western U., Ivy Business School
Pratima Bansal – Western U., Ivy Business School
Helen Haugh – U. of Cambridge
“Smoke Signal or Smoke Screen? Why the Media do not Disapprove Equally of Overpaid CEOs”
Jean-Philippe Vergne – Western U., Ivey Business School
Georg Wernicke – Copenhagen Business School
Steffen H. Brenner – Copenhagen Business School
“Red, Blue, and Purple Firms: On the Coherence and Implications of Organizational Ideology”
Abhinav Gupta – Pennsylvania State U.
“Paying Attention to Misconduct: Differential Reactions to Misconduct after Sarbanes - Oxley”
Jo-Ellen Pozner – U. of California, Berkeley
Aharon Yehuda Cohen Mohliver – London Business School
Celia Moore – London Business School
“Responding to Complexity within a State Logic: Environmental Responsibility Reporting in China”
Ruxi Wang – Erasmus U. Rotterdam.
Frank Wijen – Erasmus U. Rotterdam
“Earnings Pressure and Corporate Philanthropy: The Influence of Analysts and Foreign Exposure”
Weiping Liu – Shanghai U. of Finance and Economics
Heli Wang – Singapore Management U.
Michael A. Hitt – Texas A&M U.
Best OMT Entrepreneurship Paper:
Peter Younkin –McGill U.
OMT Division Best Symposium
"What Does Imprinting Mean? New Perspectives on Imprint Formation and Persistence Processes"
Rolf L. Hoefer – INSEAD
“Category Dynamics: Emergence, Change, and Dissolution”
Jade Yu-Chieh Lo – Drexel U.
Peer C. Fiss – U. of Southern California
“Beyond Embeddedness: When Community Engagement Governs Firm Strategy”
Robert Eberhart – Santa Clara U.
“Forgetting: Structural and Competitive Implications for Organizational Performance”
Amit Jain – National U. of Singapore
“Organizational Aspirations and Strategic Action: Open Questions and Avenues for Future Research”
Natalie Senf – European U. Viadrina
Theresa Lant – Pace University
George Shinkle – U. of New South Wales
Update on the Best Published Paper Award
OMT first began honoring the Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory in August, 2010. In 2014, a committee of distinguished OMT scholars, chaired by Dave Whetten (Brigham Young U.), named Emily Bianchi’s (Emory University) 2013 paper, “The Bright Side of Bad Times: The Affective Advantages of Entering the Workforce in a Recession. Administrative Science Quarterly, 58(4): 587-623, as the winner.
This year the Best Published Paper Committee is being chaired by Royston Greenwood (U. of Alberta). The committee is hard at work choosing the best paper in OMT published in 2014. Please join us at the OMT Business Meeting when we will reveal which paper published in 2014 wins!
Question: How do I become a member of the OMT Research Committee?
Approximately forty OMT division members annually volunteer their time as part of the Research Committee. Volunteers are placed on one of seven sub-committees and are asked to read and rank the three to six papers or symposia that have been nominated. The committee’s work is done in a very compressed time frame, usually near the end of February and the beginning March. Each year some new members are added to the Research Committee as long-serving members who have provided five or more years of valuable service to the division begin to cycle off. If you want to be a part of selecting which papers and symposia win awards, please volunteer. The requirements are that you are an active reviewer for the OMT division and that you can commit to being available during the time we review papers for awards. If you are interested you can contact Joe Broschak, University of Arizona, via email (
) or phone (520-626-0464), to join. Better yet, stop by and talk to Joe at the Meet OMT Social, the OMT Business Meeting, or the OMT Social Hour in Vancouver, British Columbia. After all, OMT is the Place to Be!
2015 OMT Research Committee Members
My sincere, heart-felt thanks go out to the all the OMT members who volunteered to be part of the 2015 OMT Research Committee. They make my life easy by providing this wonderful professional service to the division; evaluating the potential award winners. As you can see below, the Research Committee represents a broad sample of OMT’s membership. Please consider joining the committee next year as a volunteer!
We have a really exciting set of PDW offerings this year at OMT after a record number of submissions! The program represents our continuing effort to offer multiple ways for our members to meet and engage with each other in Vancouver, making OMT the place to be!
In addition to our usual wide variety of high-quality topical workshops, we have some exciting new offerings this year including:
The OMT Cafe (Friday and Saturday at various times throughout the day) series are topically themed discussions in popular local cafes where folks can come together to meet others with similar interests in a casual self-hosted cafe setting. The topics include:
When planning your pre-conference program, you can search for "OMT Cafe" in the program to find the cafes and times of your choosing. No pre-registration is required - just come to the cafe and meet up with other members who share your interests.
The inaugural OMT New and Returning Member Networking and Research Forum (Friday 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm) was created especially to help members to feel “at home” in the OMT division. We designed the forum so that you can meet leading scholars in the OMT division, meet other new members of the division, and discuss research with other scholars who share similar interests. The forum includes a welcome and overview of the OMT Division and research discussions moderated by renowned scholars who actively conduct research in a particular area of interest. As a participant in the forum, you can self-select into several research themes of your choice. Research themes will be organized by theory, context and methodology.
OMT Bike is a series of organized bike rides to enjoy the Vancouver outdoors together while meeting other academy members. There will be two rides this year:
For both OMT Bike rides, please be sure to sign up on the PDW website as space is limited. Registration includes bike rental, helmet and lock.
Some major OMT events to put on your conference calendar:
And to serve our members at various career stages we have:
Be sure to take a look at the complete set of topical offerings from OMT this year. A sampling include:
Come join us at one or all (just be sure to pre-register for those sessions which require it for logistical reasons) - even if you are not yet a member of OMT - all are welcome! We look forward to welcoming you to OMT, the place to be, in Vancouver!
Marc-David L. SeidelPDW Chair
At this year’s Academy of Management Meeting in Boston, the OMT community paid homage to Gibson Burrell and Gareth Morgan, who were named the Joanne Martin Trailblazer Award Winner’s for 2014. This prestigious award recognizes their leadership role in opening up new lines of thinking and inquiry in the field of OMT. Gibson and Gareth coauthored the now classic text Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis which pushed scholars to confront the hidden assumptions in the field’s dominant paradigms and revealed how these paradigms influenced the ways in which we interpret organizational actions and develop theory. Beyond this both Gareth and Gibson have shaped the field with their own work. Gareth Morgan’s work on metaphors, diversity and paradigmatic issues such as his seminal book Images of Organization and Gibson Burrell’s work on space, postmodernism, power and materiality. They are currently writing the much anticipated new release of Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis. This interview was conducted by Madeline Toubiana with Gareth Morgan to speak about their collective accomplishment.
Congratulations Gareth on receiving the OMT Joanne Martin Trail Blazer Award with Gibson. What does it feel like to be a trail blazer?
[Laughs]. Well. The interesting thing is that it is obviously feels very good. It’s an affirmation of what we were always trying to do. The whole point of what we sought to do was to push boundaries and make a transformation within the field.
What gave you the inspiration and courage to take the risks necessary to write a groundbreaking work that went against the dominant paradigm of the time?
Our quest was first to understand the field and then to present it back in a way that presented opportunity for new development. Academics are always wondering (or should be wondering…) what is the nature of the field? The purpose of our work was to sort this out for ourselves and to share it with others.
In terms of process, though, I think you always know when you are working on a transformative idea because a) it usually takes a hell of a lot of work; and b) it takes a MAJOR commitment to what you are doing. If you didn’t believe you were really on to something you just wouldn’t go along this path. In many ways, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy …. you have what you feel are powerful ideas and they attract energy that help to make those ideas a reality. The important thing is that you also have to be able to write and present them in a way that is intelligible to others, because you can’t rely on third party translation. If you can present your ideas in a way that is intelligible they stand a much better chance of attracting the attention they deserve. It seems like stating the obvious, but the communication element is so important.
Furthermore, my belief is that if you have really good ideas and you believe in them, work at them! When it comes to my academic work risk has NEVER entered my vocabulary. And this was certainly the case with Sociological Paradigms. It was never a question of taking a risk … it was just a question of doing something that seemed worthwhile…something that had to be done.
You have not only been trailblazer’s collectively but also individually. Did your collaborative work help you with your own research projects and vice-versa? In what ways?
My collaboration with Gibson was crucial. Neither one of us could have written our book without the other, and it has provided an important platform for our ongoing work even though we have pursued different directions. In my case, for example, the relationship between Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis, 1979 (collaborative) and Images of Organizations 1986 (sole authored) was absolutely crucial. The one built directly on the other. But there was a lot of thinking and development work in between on how to take the issues further and create new value.
For example, the Sociological Paradigms book was an attempt to map out social and organization theory, and it raised a question for me: How is that theory created? … i.e. It was not just there! It had to come from somewhere! This is the issue that really compelled me to understand the role of metaphor in social theory which became the driving idea leading to Images of Organization. This basically reproduced the paradigm framework through the medium of metaphor. But there were “in-between” works that were really important. For example, the 1980 ASQ “Paradigms, Metaphors and Puzzle Solving” paper I wrote was absolutely crucial in helping to drive “Sociological Paradigms” into the heart of organizational theory as opposed to standing on the periphery. Then my book Beyond Method helped to drive it into the center of the research methodology debates. The whole relationship between ontology, epistemology and method as core issues in social research were introduced in Sociological Paradigms and elaborated in Beyond Method and in another article with Linda Smircich in AMR on “The Case for Qualitative Research”. It is gratifying to see how these concepts, and the key relationships between them, are now routinely recognized in most standard research methodology textbooks and how Sociological Paradigms and the other works were key drivers here.
So the in-between work was crucial, helping to drive the continuing interest in the original work and in pushing my thinking further. I don’t write a book and then just write another book. It is the continuity of thinking that is important…. The other missing pieces (in the above) are Riding the Waves of Change (1987) and Imaginzation (1993) – all part of the holistic process of working the implications of metaphor and taking the process of challenging our thinking about organization into the domain of everyday management, helping me to attract a practitioner audience. So the whole process, it seems to me, is about having a solid foundation and then working the implications – in my case in exploring the synergy between theory, method and practice.
My work with Gibson has now come full circle as we are collaborating again on a new release of Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis and the current challenges facing the field.
Did you imagine when you both first wrote Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis it would make such waves, and that it would continue to be relevant over 35 years later? To what do you attribute to your success?
I can truly say that we felt that the book had the potential to become a classic. You just don’t do that kind of work unless you believe in it. We knew we had something really important on our hands because the work and ideas truly transformed our thinking. Sociological Paradigms completely changed our way of seeing social theory and organization theory. The writing of it was a process of discovery, and we both dropped all our other projects so that we could focus on this. You know!… You know when you’ve got something. When you have real resonance with the ideas there is an energy to the process that carries you through the barriers that everyday work throws at you.
Also, it is important if you can find ways of getting the ideas out there and exciting others. If you can keep a good idea alive in public space long enough, the tipping point phenomenon can then take over. That’s been the case for both Sociological Paradigms book and Images of Organization. The key seems to be able to present ideas that resonate with the field - so that other people start to pick them up…
Could you share a little bit of the process of undertaking such grand theoretical works like those you have produced collectively and individually? In times where scholarship is focused on papers rather than books do you think we do enough (or good enough) theory-building?
Both Gibson and I wrote in an era when there was much more openness. What we see now is that young researchers are being told what to do, rather than being encouraged to discover what they could or should do. This manifests itself most clearly in the idea of “filling a gap” in the field. When you rush to fill a gap, you don’t usually change a field. I have always been committed to the latter. That said and done I don’t think it applies to everyone…
As far as theory building is concerned, I think that is the end result of your work, not the starting point. The important thing is to do good work on important rather than trivial issues and to get beyond mastery of method and technique so that you are always connecting with the bigger issues. As I shared in my recent AOM address I think the field of organization studies is far too reductive; holistic understandings of phenomena tend to get lost and I think the dominance of short papers as opposed to longer pieces is all part of this. However, I think the growing dominance of digital media is going to help all this in a way that will radically change academia and its role in the production of knowledge and the publication of research.
If you could say one thing to all those young people desiring to be trail blazers, what would it be?
Take time to understand the nature of the whole field and its possibility. Start by getting educated rather than rushing to produce. When you know where you, personally, are located, and where your current thinking stands against where you could or need to be, all kinds of unexpected things can happen. If you lock yourself into an academic or research “box” too early it is extremely difficult to get out. So take advantage of being a relative newcomer with fairly open eyes– the chance does not often come again.
(Gibson left, Gareth right)
Tags: Gareth Morgan | Gibson Burrell | interview | Joanne Martin Trailblazer
- Posted on behalf of Emily S. Block and Jo-Ellen Pozner
Date and Location: Friday, Aug 7 2015 4:30PM - 6:00PM at Vancouver Convention Centre in Room 210
The OMT Division is one of the three major divisions of the Academy of Management. Given OMT’s size, it can be difficult for new or returning scholars to make connections within the division. The objective of this PDW is to enable members to feel “at home” and experience the division as a community of scholars. It is a forum to help members meet leading scholars in the OMT division, meet other new members of the division, and discuss research with other scholars who share similar interests. The forum will include a welcome and overview of the OMT Division and research discussions moderated by renowned scholars who actively conduct research in a particular area of interest. As a participant in the forum, you can self-select into several research themes of your choice. Research themes will be organized by theory, context and methodology.
The Strategy research cluster at UNSW Australia Business School (Martin Bliemel, Joe Cheng, Lex Donaldson, Ricardo Flores, Shayne Gary, Allya Koesoema, Steven Lui, Elizabeth Maitland, Peter Murmann, Salih Ozdemir, Jane Qiu, & George Shinkle) is delighted to host an exciting two-day symposium to further research in strategy, innovation, & entrepreneurship bringing together high quality scholars in the Asia-Pacific. We adopt a broad definition of Asia-Pacific that includes the West Coast of The Americas.
Keynote Speakers: Kathy Eisenhardt, Stanford W. Ascherman Professor at Stanford University and Charles Snow, AGSM Unilever Visiting Professor at UNSW Australia Business School.
Day 1 will focus on doctoral student development with presentations by advanced doctoral candidates followed by detailed Q&A and roundtable feedback provided by experienced faculty. Day 2 will focus on faculty presentations of current working papers and early stage work in progress.
Tentative Program Schedule
Doctoral Workshop: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Saturday, September 19, 2015
Conference Dinner: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday, September 19, 2015
Main Program: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Sunday, September 20, 2015
Location: University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2015
Acceptance Notification: Monday, June 1, 2015
Doctoral Workshop: The doctoral student workshop is open to students in the advanced stages of their dissertations. The format will be highly interactive. Senior scholars will provide developmental feedback on students’ research topics, theory development, methodologies, and results. Students should submit a vita, a 1-page summary of their research topic and stage in the doctoral program, and a 5-page extended abstract of a working paper from their dissertation. Please submit materials with the subject line: “SIE Doctoral Workshop.”
Main Program Working Paper Proposals: We invite high quality conceptual and empirical papers covering the full spectrum of topics within strategy, innovation, & entrepreneurship. We are open to a wide variety of methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives. Authors who wish to present their papers at the symposium should electronically submit a 5-page extended abstract of the paper. We encourage proposals for papers that are under development for submission to journals and major conferences. Please submit paper proposals with the subject line: “SIE Paper Submission.”
Main Program Very Early Stage Papers: We also invite submissions of very early stage research ideas. Please submit a 2-page abstract of your idea including the topic and key research questions, the theoretical framework and model, proposed methods, and expected contributions. Early stage papers will be allocated a shorter presentation time than more advanced working papers. Please submit early work-in-progress with the subject line: “SIE WIP.”
Click here to download this call for papers as a pdf file.
Please send all submissions electronically to Allya Koesoema. Attendance will be limited to 50 scholars to ensure all sessions are highly interactive. Catering included for coffee breaks and lunch for both days plus dinner on Saturday.
Title: Ethics in Management Research: Collusion, Competition, or Collaboration?
Location: Friday August 7th at 3:30-5:30 PM in Room 002 Vancouver Convention Center
Sponsors: AMLE: Academy of Management Learning & Education; AMP: Academy of Management Perspectives; AAT: All-Academy
The limited availability of publication space in reputable “top-tier” management journals combined with growing pressure to publish in these journals may be creating an ethically challenging environment for scholars. While young academics may be familiar with the ethical principles of their professions, they may struggle to put these principles into practice in a context increasingly shaped by intense competition, high journal rejection rates, and rising expectations from their institutions. As a result, scholars must deal with numerous ethical dilemmas that arise during research collaboration, data gathering, analysis, manuscript construction, and the review and publication process. In this workshop, a panel of editors for the upcoming special sections of the Academy of Management Perspectives and Academy of Management Learning and Education journals will provide a forum to examine and discuss some of the implications of the “practical side” of a number of ethical dilemmas and opportunities for future research on the topic. One premise behind the workshop is to call into question presumptions that scholars acquire “research ethics” during graduate training and whether we can take for granted that research norms and values are commonly and universally applied by scholars. We offer a discussion through an open forum Q&A session with the editor panel regarding directions for future research for the special sections of the sponsoring journals. We conclude with roundtable breakout discussions, each led by a panelist and focused on a specific aspect of the issues presented for more detailed discussion of potential future research opportunities.
Organizers and Panelists:
Chris Quinn Trank, Vanderbilt University, & Editor-in-Chief, Academy of Management Learning & Education
Donald Siegel, University of Albany, SUNY, Outgoing Editor, Academy of Management Perspectives, & Editor, Journal of Management Studies
Benson Honig, McMaster University, & AMLE Special Section Co-Editor
Joseph Lampel, City University, London, UK, & AMLE Special Section Co-Editor
Paul Drnevich, University of Alabama, & AMLE Special Section Co-Editor
Siri Terjesen, Indiana University, & Associate Editor, Academy of Management Learning & Education
[Posted on behalf of Marc-David Seidel]
As part of OMT's continuing effort to offer multiple ways for our members to meet and engage with each other we are introducing two new offerings during the 2015 Academy pre-conference. The OMT Cafe series and OMT Bike are offered at various times throughout the day Friday-Saturday.
Call for Papers: Social Movements and the Economy
Date: October 23-25, 2015
We invite submissions for a workshop on the intersection of social movements and the economy, to be held at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from Friday October 23 to Sunday October 25, 2015.
In recent years, we have seen the rise of a vibrant literature engaging with questions of how social movements challenge firms, support the rise of new industries, and engender field change in a variety of domains of economic activity. A growing amount of attention has also been devoted to the ways that actors with vested interests in particular types of economic activity may resist, co-opt, imitate, or partner with activist groups challenging their practices. On the whole, there is now substantial evidence of a variety of ways that social movements effectively influence the economy.
And yet there has been less recent attention paid to the inverse relationship: classic questions related to how economic forces – and the broader dynamics of capitalism – shape social movements. This is all the more remarkable given the major economic shifts that have taken place in the U.S. and abroad over the past decade, including economic crises, disruptions associated with financialization and changing corporate supply chains, the struggles of organized labor, and transformations linked to new technologies. These changes have major implications for both the theory and practice of social movement funding, claims-making, strategic decision-making, and the very targeting of states, firms, and other institutions for change.
This workshop seeks to bring together these two questions in order to engage in a thorough reconsideration of both the economic sources and the economic outcomes of social movements, with careful attention to how states intermediate each of these processes.
The keynote speaker will be John McCarthy, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Pennsylvania State University.
The workshop is planned to start with a dinner in the evening on Friday 10/23, to conclude with morning sessions on Sunday 10/25. Invited guests will be provided with domestic travel and accommodation support.
Submissions (PDF or DOC) should include:
- A cover sheet with title, name and affiliation, and email addresses for all authors
- An abstract of 200-300 words that describes the motivation, research questions, methods, and connection to the workshop theme
- Include the attachment in an email with the subject “Social Movements and the Economy”
Please send abstracts to
by May 15, 2015. Notification of acceptance will occur on or around June 15.
Contact Brayden King (
) or Edward Walker (
) for more information.
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