OMT WebOrganization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management
Date: Thursday, July 3, 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Erasmus Paviljoen
Organizer: Michael Lounsbury
Sponsors: Nijmegen School of Management at Radboud University, and
Research in the Sociology of Organizations (Emerald Publishing)
You are invited to join members of the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division of the Academy of Management for a reception. Please join us for libations, light refreshments, and conversations. We are pleased to have this year's Meet OMT @ EGOS sponsored by Nijmegen School of Management at Radboud University and Research in the Sociology of Organizations (Emerald Publishing).
2013-2014 OMT Meet OMT @ EGOS Sponsors
OMT has a superb offering of stimulating PDWs this year based on a record number of submissions. As usual, we have developmental workshops for doctoral students (Consortium and Dissertation Proposal) and Junior Faculty, as well as skill building workshops such as the Teaching Roundtables, and a full day of sessions on Researching and Teaching Social Networks (to be held on Saturday August 2). New this year is a special OMT Paper-Development workshop for Mid-Career Faculty with participation from the editors of the top OMT-related journals and a workshop on Bringing Your Research into the Classroom.
Other highlights of this year’s program include workshops on key topic areas for OMT members such as Categorization, Vocabularies, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Scandal Processes, Trust, Organization Design, Paradox Theory, Alternative Organizational Forms and Processes/ Practices/ Routines amongst others. In addition, if you are looking for methods insights, check out workshops on Ethnography, Experimental Research in OMT and Strategy, Media Content Analysis and Visuality. This is, of course, just a sample of the offerings so please see the program for the full list. Also, be sure to check to see whether your favorite workshop requires registration and register early.
We would also like to invite you to come meet your colleagues and kick off the conference with Meet OMT on Friday, August 1 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center Room 124. And make sure to join us at the OMT Business Meeting on Monday, August 4 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm where we will award best paper prizes before moving across to the OMT Social Hour from 7:30-9:00. We will also honour our Distinguished Scholar, Royston Greenwood at the OMT Breakfast on Monday, August 4 from 8:00 to 9:30 AM.
See you at OMT (the place to be) in Philadelphia.
Ann Langley PDW Chair
I am happy to report that the OMT Research Committee recently completed the process of selecting winners for the OMT paper and symposium awards that will presented at the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Awards are given in six categories: (1) Best Paper, (2) Best Paper from a Doctoral Dissertation (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 Student Paper, (5) Best Empirical Paper on Social and Environmental Practices sponsored by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, and (6) Best Symposium.
Nominees were identified based on the ratings of OMT reviewers. Then subgroups of Research Committee members read each award-nominated paper or symposium in one of the six categories and voted on their picks for the most outstanding work submitted to this year’s Academy of Management (AOM) conference.
Congratulations to all the award-winning authors and to those whose paper and symposia were nominated! Their names are listed below. The formal presentation of the OMT Division’s awards will take place in August, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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!
OMT Division Best Paper Award
“These Unequal States: Corporate Organization and Income Inequality across the US States”
Adam Cobb – U. of Pennsylvania
Flannery G. Stevens – U. of Utah
“Chicken or Egg: Exploring the Coevolution of VC Firm Reputation and Status”
Tim Pollock – Pennsylvania State U.
Peggy M. Lee – Arizona State U.
Kyuho Jin – Seoul National U.
Kisha Lashley – Pennsylvania State U.
“Competing from the Board Room: How the Board Affects a Firm’s Competitive Dynamics”
Michael C. Withers – Texas A&M U.
David Sirmon – U. of Washington
Chris Tuggle – U. of Nebraska-Lincoln
Christina M. Carnes – Texas A&M U.
“Effects of Conformity to and Deviation from the Crowd: Reputation in the Context of Equity Analysts”
Steven Boivie – Texas A&M U.
Donald Lange – Arizona State U.
Eugene Paik – U. of Arizona
“Micro Dynamics and Macro Outcomes: A Study of the Role of Networks in Segregation Processes”
Francois Herve Collet – Esade Business School
Peter Hedström – Institute for Future Studies
Anders Johansson – U. of Bristol
Louis R. Pondy Best Paper Based on a Dissertation (also AOM Newman Award nominee)
“Understanding the Evolution of Theoretical Constructs in Organization Studies: Examining Purpose”
Laura Singleton – Eckerd College
“Resisting or Governing Risk? Professional Struggles and the Regulation of Safe Science”
Joelle Evans – HEC Paris
Carolyn Dexter Nominee (OMT’s nominee for AOM Best International Paper)
Winner/Officially nominated paper:
“When Times Collide: Temporal Brokerage at the Intersection of Markets and Development”
Juliane Reinecke – U. of Warwick
Shaz Ansari – U. of Cambridge
“Learning Foci and the Reproduction of Social Relations”
Valery Yakubovich – ESSEC
Ryan Burg – National Research U.
“Vicious and Virtuous Practices: Logics of Mining on the Frontiers of an Emerging Economy”
Anna Canato – IESEG School of Management
Jacob Vakkayil – IESEG School of Management
“Connecting and Creating: Tertius Iungens, Individual Creativity, and Strategic Decision Processes”
Olli-Pekka Kauppila – Aalto U.
Lorenzo Bizzi – California State U., Fullerton
Kristiina Mäkelä – Aalto U.
David Obstfeld – California State U., Fullerton
2013-2014 OMT Best International Paper Award Sponsor
OMT Division Best Student Paper:
“Task Segregation: A Mechanism for Work Inequality”
Curtis Kwinyen Chan – Harvard U.
“A Place for Emotion: How Space Structures Nurse-Patient Interactions in W. African Pediatric Wards”
Ryann Elizabeth Manning – Harvard U.
“Brewing an Assortment of Responses to Institutional Logics”
Lærke Højgaard Christiansen – Stanford U.
Best OMT Empirical Paper on Environmental and Social Practice
"Commensuration in Dutch Sustainability Reporting"
Koen Van Bommel – VU University Amsterdam
“The Failure of Professional Networks to Detect and Expose Corporate Corruption”
Claudia Gabbioneta – U. of Genoa
“Up for Interpretation: How Audiences’ Unexpected Responses Threaten Social Movement Identities”
Julie Battilana – Harvard U.
Lakshmi Ramarajan – Harvard U.
“Relational Work by Elite Actors: Defining Authority Relationships as Institutional Maintenance”
Suhaib Riaz –U. of Massachusetts, Boston
Sean C. Buchanan – York U.
2013-2014 OMT Best Paper on Environmental and Social Practices Sponsor
OMT Division Best Symposium
"Industry Evolution Revisited: The Role of Categories in Emerging Market Spaces"
Fernando Suarez – Boston U.
Stine Grodal – Boston U.
“How to be Successful at the Academy of Management”
Jeffrey Miles –U. of the Pacific
“The Dynamics of Brokerage”
Martin Gargiulo – INSEAD
Yonghoon Lee – INSEAD
“Virtual Collective Production: Questions, Pitfalls and Possibilities for Organization Theory”
Andreea D. Gorbatai – U. of California, Berkeley
Ming D. Leung – U. of California, Berkeley
“Bridging Institutional Analysis with Micro Cultural Dynamics in Explaining Environmental Sustainability”
Grace H. Fan – U. of British Columbia, Okanagan
P. Devereaux Jennings – U. of Alberta
“Market Entry and Adoption Dynamics in the Emerging Cleantech Sector”
Siddharth Vedula – U. of Colorado, Boulder
Xin (Eva) Yao – U. of Colorado, Boulder
Jeffrey G. York – U. of Colorado, Boulder
Update on the Best Published Paper Award
OMT first began honoring the Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory in August, 2010. In 2013, a committee of distinguished OMT scholars, co-chaired by Jane Dutton (U. of Michigan) and Mary Ann Glynn (Boston College), named Ethan Bernstein’s (Harvard U.) 2012 paper, “The Transparency Paradox: A Role for Privacy in Organizational Learning and Operational Control” Administrative Science Quarterly, Volume 57 (2): 181-216, as the winner.
This year the Best Published Paper Committee is being chaired by Dave Whetten (Brigham Young U.). The committee is hard at work choosing the best paper in OMT published in 2013. Please join us at the OMT Business Meeting when we will reveal which paper published in 2013 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 six 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. Simply 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After all, OMT is the Place to Be!
2014 OMT Research Committee Members
My sincere thanks go out to the all the OMT members who volunteered to be part of the 2014 OMT Research Committee. They make my life easy and provide a wonderful professional service to the division by 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!
Felix Arndt, University of Nottingham
Roxana Barbulescu, McGill University
Sekou Bermiss, University of Texas at Austin
Daniel Beunza, London School of Economics
Lyda Bigelow, University of Utah
Emily Block, Notre Dame University
Gianluca Carnabuci, University of Lugano
David Chandler, University of Colorado, Denver
Lisa Cohen, McGill University
Rich Dejordy, Northeastern University
Niki den Nieuwenboer, Santa Clara University / University of Kansas
Micki Eisenman, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Vibha Gaba, INSEAD-Singapore
Scott Graffin, University of Georgia
Nina Granqvist, Hanken School of Economics
Peter Groenewegen, Vrije University
Dan Halgin, University of Kentucky
Kate Kellogg, MIT
Tomi Laamanen, University of St. Gallen
Brandon Lee, London Business School
Dali Ma, Drexel University
Nydia MacGregor, Santa Clara University
Yuri Mishina, Imperial College
Tom Moliterno, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Hongseok Oh, Yonsei University
Markus Perkmann, Imperial College
Antoaneta Petkova, San Francisco State University
Jo-Ellen Pozner, University of California, Berkeley
Greg Robbins, Southern Connecticut State University
Gokce Sargut, Governors State University
Bruce Skaggs, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Paul Skilton, Washington State University, Tricities
Ned Smith, Northwestern University
Giuseppe Soda, University of Bocconi
Maxim Sytch, University of Michigan
Adam Tatarynowicz, Tilburg University
Hovig Tchalian, Claremont Graduate University
Balagopal Vissa, INSEAD
Klaus Weber, Northwestern University
Jennifer Woolley, Santa Clara University
Eric Zhao, University of Alberta
David Zhu, Arizona State University
Report submitted by:
Joe BroschakAssociate Professor of ManagementUniversity of ArizonaEller College of Management405 McClelland HallTucson, AZ 85718
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Sponsor: OMT (also BPS, Entrepreneurship, MOC, TIM)
AOM 2014 Philadelphia
Friday 1 August 2014, 8-11am
Despite a wide array of scholarly contributions, ‘category studies’ as a field is relatively young within organization theory. A common lexicon has only begun to take shape, basic assumptions are still under debate, and several avenues for research bearing considerable promise have hitherto been only scantly explored. This PDW takes stock of dominant thought within the field, continuing the “categorization of category research” quest (e.g. Durand & Paolella, 2013; Vergne & Wry, 2014). But it also aims to foster thought-provoking debates on emerging themes and approaches within category research. With a hybrid format between panel presentations and roundtable workshop, we engage in a community-building effort, gathering scholars from OMT and adjacent fields who recognize the role that a multitude of categorization processes play in the ordering of various offerings, firms, and markets.
Outline of the workshop
During the first hour, four distinguished scholars in the field give their view on the current stage and future development of category studies:
Ezra Zuckerman, MIT Sloan School of Management: “The Categorical Imperative Revisited”
Elizabeth Pontikes, University of Chicago: “The Role of Audiences Revisited”
Rodolphe Durand, HEC Paris: “Border-Crossing and Strategic Outcomes Revisited”
Mukti Khaire, Harvard Business School: “Category Construction Revisited”
This is followed by an interactive section where participants break out into discussion groups, each moderated by a facilitator, covering various relevant topics within category research.
Stine Grodal, Boston University
Lionel Paolella, Cambridge University
Anna Tyllström, Uppsala University
J.-P. Vergne, Ivey Business School, Western University
Tyler Wry, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
To conclude, we discuss each table’s “discoveries” in a plenum and wrap up with a general conclusion, and comments from the guest speakers. We also aim to identify future steps to be taken to foster the community.
PARTICIPATION BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY
As time is short and space limited, we accept a maximum of 30 participants. Please write a short abstract (about 200 words) on what you perceive as important future directions for research on categories and categorization, to be sent to the
*** no later than May 30, 2014.***
Topics could concern, but are not restricted to, the following themes:
- strategic self-categorization
- category straddling and hybridization
- language, semiotics and meaning in categorization
- categories and power
- category emergence and change
- practices of categorization
- movements, logics and categories
- new approaches to categories and identity
- longitudinal dynamics of categorization processes
Note that if accepted, your text might be shared with other participants to form basis for the roundtable discussions.
Welcome to join the discussions and debates on the future of categories and categorization research.
Rodolphe Durand, HEC Paris
Writing Workshop – Organizational and Institutional Change
By: Sarah Birrell Ivory, Doctoral candidate, University of Edinburgh Business School
Thirty-five doctoral students and faculty gathered at the University of Edinburgh Business School in Scotland. We came from as far afield as USA, Canada, India, South Africa, Israel, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, France, and Switzerland, as well as from across the UK. We were grouped with senior academics Jennifer Howard-Grenville (University of Oregon), Gerry George (Imperial College), Mike Lounsbury (University of Alberta), Nelson Phillips (Imperial College), Paul Tracey (University of Cambridge) and John Amis (University of Edinburgh) to discuss our papers relating to organizational and institutional change. Over lunch, coffee, and eventually wine and beer, topics veered to broader issues of academia and PhD trials and tribulations.
Writing workshops such as these are rarely just about specific feedback for a paper you are about to submit to a journal. They provide a forum for each of us to get a glimpse of the academic writer that we want to become. We see our paper through other people’s eyes and realise they didn’t interpret it how we thought we had written it. We read other people’s papers and see obvious improvements that they were blind to because they became so embedded in the work. Hearing people explain their paper in 5 minutes often cleared the fog of what their paper was trying to say. More than once I thought (about my own work as well as others) “if that’s what you meant, why didn’t you write that?” (see Rule 1 below). I heard people say – and I said myself – “I didn’t realise what my argument was until you told me what you thought it was after you read my paper” (see Rule 2 below). It is a classic case of how do I know what I think until I hear what I say – or in our case, until I see what I write.
Travelling for a whole day, and being away from your computer for the best part of a week, in order to get a 45 minute review of your paper doesn’t appear to make sense from a cost-benefit perspective. But it often happens that 45 minutes of good comments trumps 3 months of vague, non-committal, or polite comments from people who haven’t really looked at your work. That 45 minutes of feedback can change the direction of your thinking, the theoretical foundations of your article, the ambitions for your data, or the confidence in your scholarship. Writing workshops aren’t necessarily about making a specific paper ready for publication. More often they are about making a specific author a better writer and communicator for the future. Perhaps this is the greatest lesson from a Writing Workshop: sometimes, when we are stuck, we need to just write. Not for an audience, a journal, or a deadline, but for ourselves, for our understanding, and for the clarity of our argument.
The keynote from Gerry George gave the audience an outline of the journal submission process and an understanding in particular of the Academy of Management Journal. In my view, though, it did much more than this. It showed us that academia as a field can be guided in different directions, and has different potentials. Gerry encouraged us to consider the practical implications of our work, and centre our work on questions that business needs answered. Not, he hastened to add, at the expense of solid theory, well-supported scholarship, or rigorous empirical method. However, as an applied field it is our role to provide a better understanding of business and management.
It is essential to thank those senior academics who took the time to organise and lead this Workshop. These scholars have incredibly busy calendars and it is a credit to their commitment to the next generation of researchers that they carve out time for doctoral Writing Workshops. I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the students who attended the event in thanking the group leaders.
A special note of thanks should go to Nelson and John who were the organisers of the event, and to event sponsors:
Finally, I have summarised two key rules that I have taken from the Writing Workshop held in Edinburgh. These may be useful in your writing endeavours:
Rule 1: Write what you want people to hear, in language that ensures they understand what you are saying.
Rule 2: Know what you are trying to say, otherwise rule 1 becomes defunct.
Photos of the event can be seen on the OMT Facebook page!
In late 2013 Christine Beckman conducted a survey with past OMT attendees of the doctoral consortium. We had the opportunity to ask her some questions about the results to find out what it says about careers opportunities for OMT doctoral students and the community at large.
1. What motivated you to conduct a survey with OMT members who had recently attended the OMT doctoral consortium?
At our 2012 Fall Executive Committee Meetings, we decided that we wanted to know what happened to our OMT doctoral students – where do they go and what kinds of jobs do they get? We thought this knowledge would help us better serve our members and particularly our youngest faculty members. As Division Chair, I conducted a survey of past doctoral consortium participants between 2009- 2012. We sent the survey to 157 participants and received 108 responses over the summer (of 2013). It was a very short survey, and we wanted to find out where the doctoral students had ended up and what they were teaching. We were able to find email addresses for almost all of the past participants (through the Academy and the web), and 97.5% of them still have emails affiliated with educational institutions. Clearly, the most serious students are coming to the doctoral consortium and it seems they are finding jobs.
2. Could you tell us a little bit about your basic findings surrounding student placement and teaching focus?
Of the students who responded to the survey, 64% were been hired as assistant professors, 12% were post-docs, 10% were on the market, 3% were lecturers, 2% had taken industry jobs, and another 9% are still in the PhD program. So there is no question that these doctoral students are getting jobs! But we wanted to know what kind of jobs they are getting.
Over half of the doctoral students are employed in the US, another 27% in Europe, 9% in Canada, and 7% in Asia. They work in departments of Management, Business, Organizations, Strategy and Entrepreneurship. The positions they hold were advertised broadly – in organization theory (18%), strategy (26%), management (25%), organizational behavior (17%), entrepreneurship, (10%) and HR (4%). What does this tell us? I think it says that if you look for “OMT” jobs, you can’t look just at jobs in organization theory – you need to understand that OMT scholars have relevance and legitimacy in a number of areas. I see that as a key strength of OMT. OMTers are versatile and have relevance from everything to HR to Strategy. That means that OMT doctoral students, like you, should feel incredibly positive about the future!
On the teaching front, we see incredible variety. OMTers are versatile. The most common course taught is Strategy (30%) but OB (17%), Entrepreneurship (10%), OT (8%), Leadership (6%), Introduction to Management (6%), and Corporate Social Responsibility (6%) were also well represented. But there is a wide variety of courses being taught (in order of frequency): Organizational Change, Research Methods, Innovation and Technology, HR, Power and Politics, International Business, Networks, and Social Entrepreneurship.
3. What was the most surprising element[s] of the survey results for you?
I was surprised, and intrigued, by the regional variation. We have known for a while that OMT membership is increasingly global. Roughly half of our membership and of our submissions to the Academy are from people outside the US. I think it’s interesting to note that in Europe, Management, Organization Theory, and Strategy each accounted for about 20% of the jobs. In the US, jobs were evenly divided between Management, Organizational Behavior, and Strategy (25% each). In Canada, half of the jobs were strategy jobs. In Asia, the jobs were more likely to be Management or OB. Now these are small numbers (especially in Canada and Asia) but it does suggest that the labels vary across region. To me, that means we shouldn’t get too hung up on the labels. It may mean that what OMT looks like may vary by country.
You see similar variation in teaching. The majority of OT and Research Methods classes taught by the respondents are being taught in Europe (even thought Strategy and OB are also taught frequently in Europe). In the US, OB and Strategy are the most common classes taught (21% and 27%, respectively). This makes sense given the structure of the various programs, but I hadn’t anticipated seeing that.
I was also surprised that Networks courses were not more popular because that’s a very popular area within OMT. However, there is a new Networks Teaching PDW being offered this year, so those numbers may increase.
4. Why do you think PhD students in OMT are doing well overall?
In many departments, OMT offers the glue that holds departments together. Mirroring the Academy, OMT is the bridge between OB and Strategy. The very smartest departments understand that OMT is critical area within management because of this ability to connect with those in multiple areas (and don’t forget OMT as part of entrepreneurship and HR as well). Our research topics bridge multiple domains, and it means we can talk with and understand our colleagues. You can see this in the types of positions that these newest faculty members hold and in the classes they teach. We are also very versatile in the classroom, and we can teach a variety of classes. This makes new OMTers very attractive on the job market because they can ‘fit’ in a number of different ways. This makes OMTers attractive scholars, teachers and colleagues.
5. What do you think the results say about the trajectory of the OMT community?
The trajectory of OMT community is very positive, and our membership is strong and increasingly global. OMT members are a diverse bunch, and I think (and hope) this continues to be true. When smaller communities within OMT develop, we sometimes see those communities break off and form their own interest groups or divisions. We can see this a challenge - because we lose members - or we can see this as a sign of intellectual vibrancy and development, - where OMT helps develop and nurture new ideas and new communities. I obviously think it’s the latter, and it is one of the facets of OMT that I find most appealing Although there are some strong research areas within OMT (institutional, network and learning approaches being three of them), we are not driven by a single point of view. We continue to see new topics emerge and flourish. In fact, Mike Lounsbury and I wrote an article highlighting many of the vibrant developments in organization theory. It will be coming out in Journal of Management Studies around Academy. We will have to revisit that topic in the fall! I think it’s safe to say that, given the diversity of our membership, we should continue to have spirited and engaging discussions going forward.
6. After completing the survey, do you have any advice for new or current PhD students interested in OMT?
I encourage you to get to know OMT scholars and engage in OMT research. You can get to know us at Academy. We try to help doctoral students at the Academy meetings – through the dissertation proposal workshop and doctoral consortium – but also through a range of PDWs in areas you may be interested in. These are great opportunities to build relationships with other OMT members. And don’t forget to come to the OMT Business Meeting on Monday night at Academy and to receive your very own OMT Artifact – an eagerly awaited OMT tradition.
We are also trying to engage with people outside of the Academy meetings. We have the OMT Blog (and Facebook). And I also encourage you to look for the paper development workshops we have been holding around the world (we have had 10 so far!). These workshops are for doctoral students and junior faculty, and we bring mentors in to really focus on helping people develop their work. We have been offering small travel stipends for doctoral students. OMT scholars publish some of the highest quality work – winning more than our fair share of Academy and Best Paper awards – and our goal is to help younger scholars develop the tools to continue that tradition long into the future!
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We are looking for a team of enthusiastic OMT members who would like to help the OMT Communications Committee as a "Social Media Rep" during AOM. Specifically, we are looking for volunteers who will take photos during OMT events and upload them to our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc), and live Tweet from OMT sessions. If you are interested, please send an email to Jochem Kroezen (
Posted on behalf of Niccolo' Gordini
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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Following on from last year’s highly successful inaugural event, we are pleased to announce the second annual Warwick Business School International Summer School on Practice-Based Studies.
This year’s School is taking place from 1-5 September on the University of Warwick campus, Coventry, UK. Working in collaboration with the International Symposium Series on Process Organization Studies (PROS), the School is envisioned as a key international forum for the study, development and promotion of practice-based studies in organization, administrative and policy sciences. For its second edition, themed ‘How to conduct practice-based studies in social and organizational research’, the School aims to engage a limited number of ‘advanced studies’ participants who have some familiarity with the practice approach and are interested in further exploring this topic in a multidisciplinary, inclusive and open setting.
Confirmed faculty for this year’s edition include Theodore Schatzki (University of Kentucky, USA), Barbara Czarniawska (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Jorgen Sandberg (The University of Queensland, Australia), Silvia Gherardi (University of Trento, Italy) and Michel Anteby (Harvard Business School, USA). The School is directed by Davide Nicolini, Maja Korica and Hari Tsoukas, and supported by a Scientific Advisory Committee that includes some of the most prominent scholars in the field (for full list, please see the website).
Abstracts should be submitted to
no later than 9 May 2014. For further information, please visit the School website: http://warwick.ac.uk/isspbs
Sponsored by: European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS), Academy of Management Organization & Management Theory (OMT) Division, Organization Studies, Aalto University, and Hanken School of Economics.
To be held: In Helsinki on 4th and 5th of September, 2014
The purpose of this workshop is to facilitate the publication of empirical research in quality outlets by doctoral students and faculty members. The broad theme of the workshop is on "explaining change", with primary emphasis on research methods and connection between theory and data. We hope participants will study change related to institutions, industries, organizations, groups, or individuals in organizations. We will accept up to 24 participants including at least 10 PhD students based on written applications.
We hope to work in an informal and developmental atmosphere to advance the work of our participants. The primary intent of the workshop is to create stronger networks among European scholars and to develop research skills of the participants. Our mentors will include senior professors and editors from high quality journals. Organization Studies is an official sponsor and partner of the workshop.
For more details, contact:
Applications for participation: Please submit an abstract of maximum 1500 words by June 1st to
Travel and accommodation scholarships: Organization and Management Theory division of AoM will provide travel grants for a number of PhD students. EGOS will sponsor travel for a number of PhD students and faculty members from the Eastern Europe. Please indicate in your application if you want to be considered for travel scholarships.
Participating mentors include:
Frank den Hond Hanken School of Economics (Organization Studies)
Robin Holt University of Liverpool (Organization Studies)
Nelson Phillips Imperial College London (Journal of Management Inquiry)
Rebecca Piekkari Aalto University
Henri Schildt Aalto University
Janne Tienari Aalto University (Organization)
Eero Vaara Hanken School of Economics
Workshop website: http://goo.gl/PAeG7P
2014 OMT Doctoral Student Consortium Academy of Management Annual Meeting Philadelphia August 1, 2014
Call for Applications -- Deadline: May 15, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) division will once again hold a Doctoral Student Consortium as part of the pre-conference activities at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Designed just for OMT members, the goal of this consortium is to help doctoral students who are broadly interested in organizations and management as they enter the final phase of their doctoral programs and prepare for the job market and future careers. We aim to help you make the most of your doctoral program, advance your research, consider how best to publish your dissertation or parts thereof, find a job in the academic or professional world, and, perhaps most importantly, establish professional networks with colleagues who share similar research interests.
For further details visit the Doctoral Consortium Workshop page.
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