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OMT will once again offer a wide range of engaging and thought-provoking preconference activities this year with over 60 sessions on offer. As usual, we have included developmental workshops for doctoral students (Consortium and Dissertation Proposal) and junior faculty, as well as providing skill building workshops such as the Teaching Roundtables, sessions on researching and teaching social networks, and how to get funding from the NSF.
There is also a wide range of empirically focused PDWs for you to choose from. You can explore provocative topics and meet like-minded people at sessions such as Sustainability as a Challenge, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Empirically Exploring Paradox, and Social-Business Hybrids. This is, of course, just a small sample so please see the programme for the full list.
We would also like to invite you to come meet your colleagues and kick off the conference with Meet OMT on Friday, August 9 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Asbury D, WDW Yacht and Beach Club Resort. And make sure to join us at the OMT Business Meeting on Monday, August 12 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, Ed Zajac at the OMT Breakfast on Monday, August 12 from 8:00 to 9:30 AM. As you can see, OMT is the place to be in Orlando!
Nelson PhillipsPDW Chair
The Academy of Management recognizes four outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of management through their service, research, innovative teaching methods, breakthrough developments, and more. Why not nominate someone for the OMT Division for one or more of these four AOM career achievement awards?Distinguished Educator AwardDistinguished Service AwardDistinguished Scholar-Practitioner AwardDistinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management AwardYou can find out more about these awards and see a list of past recipients at: http://aom.org/Meetings/awards/Career-Achievement-Awards.aspxPlease contact Karen Golden-Biddle, Chair, AOM Career Achievement Awards Committee at
for more information and to make a nomination. The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2013.
AOM 2013 Program Previewby Candace Jones, Program Chair
OMT has an exceptionally strong, vibrant and interesting program at Orlando, come and enjoy! OMT events are located in the Walt Disney World Yacht & Beach Club Resort.
OMT had 605 paper submissions for 2013 AOM program. Of these, 299 papers were accepted (49% acceptance rate) and organized into 70 paper sessions, exploring issues such as Sin and institutions (i.e., “Sin-titutions”), the Ecology of Hollywood, Behavioral Theory of The Firm: What Managers Do, Do Leaders Matter?, Brokerage and closure: Friends or foes?, Category formation, sustainability & dissolution, CEOs and Boardroom dynamics, Deviance & Misconduct, Networks that Adopt, Adapt, Abandon & Isolate, Routines & Rules, Identity & Institutional Logics, and Microprocesses of Institutions. The paper submissions are of high quality, and thus space on the program is very competitive. 50% of the accepted papers are rated by reviewers 4.0 or higher on a scale of 5.0! The Best Papers for the Proceedings average a rating of 4.67 or higher out of 5.0. OMT has a program of extremely high quality papers. Congratulations to the authors!
The program this year reflects the diverse theoretical and empirical perspectives of OMT’s community, which bridges micro and macro theoretical perspectives and phenomena, employs diverse methodologies, and tends to focus on organizations.
Paper Sessions. The key words associated with authors of accepted papers provide a portrait of OMT:
Theory: Institutional Theory (48), Learning, Adaptation & Routines (18), Networks & Embeddedness (17), Behavioral Theory & Decision Making (15), Upper Echelons (13) Social Movement (10)
Topics: Identity & Categorization (21), Corporate Governance & Business Strategy (18), Change (17), Innovation & Creativity (13), Entrepreneurship (12), Groups & TMT (12), Performance-Effectiveness (12), Institutional Logics/Complexity (11), Status-Reputation (10)
Methods: Quantitative (78), Qualitative (58), Conceptual (38)
Levels: Organization; Structure (39), Ecology, Population or Field (11), Individual; Social-Psychological (9), Group-Team (9), Industry (6)
Symposia. OMT had 58 symposia submitted to the division for solo or co-sponsorship. 43 symposia are accepted. OMT’s co-sponsorships reflect its boundary spanning role in AOM. The primary divisions with which OMT is co-sponsoring symposia are: BPS (28%), MOC (24%), OB (22%), TIM (10%), ENT (7%) and ODC (5%). OMT is lead division on the following 15 symposia and a co-sponsor on the other 28 symposia, providing an intellectual feast for OMT members! Please attend these provocative and intellectually stimulating events.
10295 Attending to Capitalism in Organizational Institutionalism
10656 Creating and Publishing New Management and Organization Theories
10738 Multi-Theoretical Perspectives in Crisis Management
10764 Management M-Theory
10954 Halos and Horns: Understanding Corporate Reputations for Social and Environmental Responsibility (Finalist for Best Symposium)
11014 Behavioral Theory of the Firm: The First 50 Years and the Next 50 years (Finalist for Best Symposium)
11460 Professional Service Firms: Key Debates and Potential Contributions
11610 From Whence They Came: How the Origins of Networks Constrain Their Effects
12069 The Macro-Structures and Micro-Processes of Cultural Mixing: Exploring Opportunities for Synthesis
12973 Organizational Learning from Complex Environments: Incentives and Feedback Ambiguity
13234 Institutional Theory and Entrepreneurship: Promise and Pitfalls
14529 Organizationally Diverse Capitalism: Exploring Alternatives to 20th century Corporations (Winner of the Best Symposium Award)
16132 Experimental Research in Institutional Theory
16302 The Role of Organizational and Product Names in Management and Organization Theory
17401 Organizational Wrongdoing: Conceptual and Empirical Advances
Reviewers. I thank the 1005 reviewers who made selecting the papers and symposia for the program possible. OMT could not function without this vital and voluntary task. Reviewers are the unsung heroes of the program and profession!
The OMT program in Orlando showcases a wide array of interesting, provocative and engaging papers and symposia. Thank you to those who submitted papers and symposia and to the 1105 reviewers. I look forward to seeing you in Orlando!
2013 OMT Doctoral Student Consortium Academy of Management Annual Meeting Lake Buena Vista (Orlando) August 9-13, 2013
Call for Applications -- Deadline May 15, 2013
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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For the 8th successive year, the Strascheg Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIIE) of EBS Business School (www.ebs.edu/siie) and High-Technology-Park MikroFORUM (www.mikroforum.de) are awarding the Best-Paper-Award Innovation Management 2013 including prize money of € 5,000.
All journal articles with tangible managerial implications regarding Innovation or Technology Management, which have been published or accepted for publication after January 1, 2012, qualify for the award. The patron of the award is Deutsche Bank.
For more information please notice the attached leaflet or visit: www.bestpaperaward.de
In the last four years, the first prizes went to:
Other finalists included:
We are looking forward to receiving your publications and your participation in this innovative and highly-anticipated event!
New Book from Oxford University Press on Chinese Capitalism, Business Strategy and Trade Policy: Description, Features, Reviews
Subsidies to Chinese Industry: State Capitalism, Business Strategy and Trade Policy by Usha C. V. Haley and George T. Haley, Oxford University Press, USA, April 2013.
For more information, including reviews, please click here.
How did China move so swiftly in capital-intensive industries without labor-cost or scale advantage from bit player to the largest manufacturer and exporter in the world? This book argues that subsidies contributed significantly to China's success. Industrial subsidies in key Chinese manufacturing industries may exceed thirty percent of industrial output. Economic theories have mostly portrayed subsidies as distortive, inefficiently reallocating resources according to non-market criteria. However, China's state-capitalist regime uses subsidies to promote the governments' and the Communist Party of China's interests. Rather than aberrations, subsidies help Chinese businesses and governments produce, stabilize and create common understandings of markets; the flows of capital reflect struggles between critical Chinese actors including central and provincial governments. Concepts of state capitalism including market-transition theory, the multi-organizational Chinese state, and state as paramount shareholder, create complex and relevant understandings of Chinese subsidies. The authors develop independent measures of industrial subsidies using publicly-reported data at firm and industry levels from governmental and private sources. Subsidies include free to low-cost loans, subsidies to energy (coal, electricity, natural gas, heavy oil) and to key inputs, land and technology. Four sequential studies identify the growth of subsidies to Chinese manufacturing over time and effects on world industry: steel (2000-2007), glass (2004-2008), paper (2002-2009) and auto parts (2001-2011). Subsidies to Chinese industry affect and are affected by business strategy and trade policy. Business strategies include lobbying for subsidies and for protection from subsidized foreign competitors and managing supply chains to guard against whiplash effects of uncoordinated subsidies. The subsidized solar industry highlights how global business strategies and decisions on production location and technology development respond to production or consumption subsidies and include market (competitive) and non-market (political) strategies. The book also covers government policies and regulation on subsidies broadly focusing on domestic consumption (antidumping and countervailing duties) and domestic production (indigenous innovation). Over the last five years, research in this book on several industries including steel, glass, paper, auto parts and solar has supported regulation and business strategy both in the United States and the European Union. More information at http://www.ChinaSubsidies.com.
About the Authors
Usha Haley is Professor of International Business at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand and Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute, Washington, DC.George Haley is Professor of Marketing & International Business, and Director of the Center for International Industry Competitiveness at the University of New Haven.
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Warwick Business School is pleased to announce the launch of the annual INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON PRACTICE-BASED STUDIES, taking place at the Warwick Palazzo in Venice from 10 to 13 September this year. Established with the support of the Warwick Institute for Advanced Study, and in collaboration with the International Symposium Series on Process Organization Studies, 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 first edition, themed ‘How to conduct practice-based studies in social and organizational research: Concepts, strategies, and consequences’, 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), Martha Feldman (UC Irvine), Silvia Gherardi (University of Trento), Bonnie Nardi (UC Irvine), Jack Whalen (Aalto University), and Mika Pantzar (National Consumer Research Centre, USA). The School is directed by Davide Nicolini 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). The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 2, 2013.
For further information, please visit http://warwick.ac.uk/isspbs
The Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility at the Milgard School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma is pleased to announce its fourth annual research conference, July 11-12, 2013 in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Conference website: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/clsr/academic-conference
or call 253-692-5685 with questions about the conference.
2013 OMT Award Winners
The OMT Research Committee recently completed the process of selecting winners for the OMT paper and symposium awards that will presented at the 2013 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Awards are given in five 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 symposium, (4) 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, and (5) best Empirical Paper on Social and Environmental Practices sponsored by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.
Nominees were identified based on the ratings of OMT reviewers. Then subgroups of Research Committee members had the honor of reading each award-nominated paper or symposium in one of the five categories and voted on their picks for the most outstanding work submitted to this year’s AOM conference.
Congratulations to all of the award-winning and nominated paper and symposia authors listed below! The formal announcement and presentation of OMT Division’s awards will take place in August, on Monday night, at the OMT Business Meeting in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida. We hope you will join us at the OMT Business Meeting to celebrate the winners.
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
“Social Distancing from Journalists Who Engage in Negative Coverage of Firm Leadership”James Westphal – U. of Michigan; Guy Shani – U. of Michigan
“Rubik’s Dilemma: Partial Knowledge and the Efficacy of Learning”Hart E. Posen – U. of Wisconsin, Madison; Dirk Martignoni -- U. of Zurich; Markus Lang – U. of Zurich
“Crime and Punishment: The Reputational Consequences of Withdrawal from VC Syndicates”Pavel Ivanov Zhelyazkov – Harvard Business School; Ranjay Gulati – Harvard Business School
“Moving from an Exception to a Rule: Analyzing Mechanisms in Emergence-based Institutionalization”Jeannette Colyvas – Northwestern U.; Spiro Maroulis – Arizona State U.
Louis R. Pondy Best Paper Based on a Dissertation (also AOM Newman Award nominee)
“The Illusions of Power”Murad Mithani – Stevens Institute of Technology
“Confused by the Middle: Status, Acquisition Advisors, and their Opportunism in Acquisition Premium”Yonghoon Lee – INSEAD
“Reunited: Exploring the Performance Effects of Newcomers’ Tie Reactivation”Massimo Maoret – Boston College
“Female Entrepreneurship and Alternative Career Advancement Inside the Firm”Aleksandra Kacperczyk – MIT
OMT Division Best Symposium
“Organizationally Diverse Capitalism: Exploring Alternatives to 20th Century Corporations”Suntae Kim – U. of Michigan
“Halos and Horns: Understanding Corporate Reputations for Social and Environmental Responsibility”Jenna P. Stites – Penn State U.; Barbara Gray – Penn State U.
“The Behavioral Theory of the Firm: The First 50 Years and the Next 50 Years”Vinit Desai – U. of Colorado, Denver; Chengwei Liu – U. of Warwick; Peter Madsen – Brigham Young U.; David Maslach – Florida State U.
Carolyn Dexter Nominee (OMT’s nominee for AOM Best International Paper)
Winner/Officially nominated paper:
“The Diffusion of Contested Practices across Environments: Social Movements’ Boundary-Bridging Role”Daniel Waeger – HEC U. of Lausanne; Sébastien Mena – U. of Alberta
“How Entrepreneurs Become Strategic Cultural Operators”Florian Ueberbacher – U. of St. Gallen; Claus D. Jacobs – U. of St. Gallen
“Evaluating Negative Evaluation: An Experimental Investigation of Category Spanning”Nathan Betancourt -- U. of Lugano; Inga J. Hoever – Erasmus U.; Jeroen Kuilman – Tilburg U.; Filippo Carlo Wezel – U. of Lugano
“Intentionality and Institutional Work: Emergency Physicians as Institutional Guardians”April Wright – U. of Queensland; Ray Zammuto – U. of Queensland
Best OMT Empirical Paper on Social and Environmental Practices (sponsored by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship)
“Be Fair or Care? Fairtrade and the Standardization of Ethical Practices”Juliane Reinecke – U. of Warwick; Shaz Ansari – U. of Cambridge
“Caught in the Revolving Door: Firm-government Ties as Determinants of Regulatory Outcomes”Ivana Katic – Columbia U.; Jerry W. Kim – Columbia U.
“Responses to Institutional Defiance: How Media Frames Alter the Rate of Sanctions”Thomas H. Allison – U. of Oklahoma; Matthew G. Grimes – U. of Alberta; Aaron Francis McKenny – U. of Oklahoma; Jeremy Collin Short – U. of Oklahoma
Best Published Paper Award
OMT first began honoring the Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory in August, 2010. In 2012, a committee of distinguished OMT scholars, chaired by C.R. (Bob) Hinings, Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management and Organization at the University of Alberta, named Ned Smith’s (U. of Michigan) 2011 paper, “Identities as Lenses: How Organizational Identity Affects Audiences’ Evaluation of Organizational Performance,” Administrative Science Quarterly, Volume 56, Number 1: 61-94, as the winner.
This year the Best Published Paper Committee is being co-chaired by Jane Dutton (U. of Michigan) and Mary Ann Glynn (Boston College). The committee is hard at work choosing the best paper in OMT published in 2012. Please join us at the OMT Business Meeting when we will reveal which paper published in 2012 wins!
Q: 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 and are placed on one of five sub-committees. Research Committee members are asked to read and rank the three to five papers or symposia that have been nominated, working in a very compressed time frame, usually near the end of February and the beginning March. In some years committee members are also asked to participate with other tasks, such as the selection of the Martin Trailblazer Award winner. Nearly every year some new members are added to the Research Committee as long-serving members who have provided this valuable professional service to the division for many years 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 Lake Buena Vista, Florida. After all, OMT is the Place to Be!
2013 OMT Research Committee Members
My sincere thanks go out to the all the OMT members who volunteered to be part of the 2013 OMT Research Committee. They make my life easy and provide a wonderful professional service by evaluating all of 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!
Report submitted by:
Joe Broschak Associate Professor of Management University of ArizonaEller College of Management405 McClelland HallTucson, AZ 85718
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Call for Nominations: 11th Annual OMT Dissertation Proposal Workshop
The Dissertation Proposal Workshop aims to improve the focus and framing of research questions, identify and address methodological issues, and/or constructively critique conceptual foundations. Discussions may also address process issues like managing your dissertation committee, and completing the dissertation. The workshop consists of roundtable discussions between faculty and doctoral students working on dissertation proposals in the scholar’s area of expertise.
The dissertation proposal workshop is for students who have completed preliminaries and have selected a dissertation topic but have not yet defended their dissertation proposal. If you have a 50-page proposal with data, well-defined hypotheses, and a committee, you are probably too late. On the other hand, if you have not narrowed your ideas beyond a broad theoretical or phenomenological space, you are probably too early.
Deadline for Nominations: May 31, 2012. Attendance is limited to 27 students, so early application is advised.
For complete details, visit the Dissertation Proposal Workshop page.
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Call for Applications: 2013 OMT Junior Faculty ConsortiumAugust 9, 2011(Application deadline: May 15, 2013)
The OMT Division is pleased to invite applications for the 2013 OMT Junior Faculty workshop. If you have started a faculty position in the last few years, this workshop is for you! The workshop focuses on three areas: First, on developing your research for publication with the help of seasoned scholars in your area; second, on strategies for impact and growth as a scholar and teacher, and third, on navigating the early years of building a successful faculty career in diverse institutional settings. You will have a chance to interact with an exciting team of Faculty Fellows and diverse peers through developmental feedback on your research, panels, roundtable discussions and informal conversations.
For further details visit the Junior Faculty Consortium Workshop page.
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