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Meet the OMT DivisionDate: Thursday, July 4, 18:00 – 19:30Location: CSC, RJ Level, Yellow Section, Salon National
Organizers: Christine Beckman, University of California, USAMichael Lounsbury, University of Alberta, Canada
Participants: Eva Boxenbaum, Mines Paris Tech, FranceJoel Gehman, University of Alberta, CanadaCandace Jones, Boston College, USA
You are invited to join members of the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division of the Academy of Management for a reception. We will have a short presentation with details about OMT events at the Academy meetings and tips on submitting papers to the conference, and we hope to encourage cross-memberships. We are also happy to answer any questions about OMT and Academy. Fine cheeses, wine and refreshments will be provided.
Voting is now complete in the OMT Division officer elections. Over 1,000 members (26%) voted. The following candidates were elected: DIVISION PROGRAM CHAIR-ELECT (5 Years)
DIVISION REPRESENTATIVE-AT-LARGE (3 Years)
Congratulations to those elected! A huge thanks also to all those members who participated and to those members who were nominated but did not make it onto the final slate. To those candidates who were not elected, your willingness to stand is much appreciated.
We look forward to seeing you all in Orlando!
Mike LounsburyOMT Division Chair-Elect
Below are some key OMT events at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Orlando:
As always, OMT is the place be!
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Teaching Social Networks PDWSaturday, August 8, 8:30-12:30, WDW Yacht and Beach Club Resort
Organizers: Prof. Bill McEvily (University of Toronto) & Prof. Martin Gargiulo (INSEAD)
Deadline for applications: May 31, 2013
The purpose of this PDW is to create an ongoing forum for Academy members interested in teaching social networks to undergraduate, MBA, and executive audiences to share and learn practical insights on how to prepare and deliver individual sessions or entire courses on the topic. The PDW will be organized into two modules - frameworks and tools - that are central to transforming research on social networks into effective educational experiences. Whereas the frameworks module will discuss integrated bodies of knowledge about networks, the tools module will explore pedagogical instruments useful for illustrating network concepts. Each module is led by a panel of senior scholars who will summarize their experience with a particular framework or tool, followed by an open discussion among the entire group. In order to ensure a high-quality experience and an atmosphere conducive to interaction and exchange of ideas, participation in the workshop will be limited to 50 individuals.
For more information and the application form please visit:https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-oNynsqBh9ReEhVRFFGbHMySG8/edit?usp=sharing
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by Danielle Logue, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney
Co-hosted by UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney and the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, a paper development workshop thematically focused on ‘Organizing Practices’ took place in Sydney on April 4-5, 2013.
A group of over 30 national and international organization theory scholars gathered ‘down under’ to present and discuss their work in various formats, including plenary panels and roundtable sessions.
The paper development workshop offered the opportunity for scholars to present and develop their ongoing work related to the broad theme of ‘Organizing Practices’. The overall theme was deliberately indexical and open-ended, signifying analysis of both practices that organize as well as analysis of theories of how practices are organized. In this way, it intended to cross-fertilize the fields of practice studies and institutional theory which have been remarkably fecund in recent years. The combined insight is the co-constitutive relationship between institutions and social practices: institutionalized meaning systems and power relations essentially structure social practices, which in turn sustain and transform institutions.
The workshop was organized in collaboration with Organization Studies, and co-sponsored by the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) and the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division of the Academy of Management. The local organizing committee – Stewart Clegg, Antoine Hermens, Markus Höllerer, Hokyu Hwang, Emmanuel Josserand, Danielle Logue, Jaco Lok, and Gavin Schwarz – was delighted to welcome Frank den Hond, the incoming co-editor of Organization Studies, in providing the keynote for the workshop.
With a strong scholarly focus on further developing individual manuscripts, and situated in one of the most beautiful locations on the globe, both participants and organizers agreed that the workshop was a great experience and big success. The next one will follow!
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We are pleased to announce that Ed Zajac has been named the OMT Distinguished Scholar for 2013. Please join us on Monday morning at the Academy meetings in Orlando to congratulate Ed and hear his distinguished talk!
OMT Distinguished Scholar BreakfastMonday, Aug 12 2013, 8:00AM - 9:30AMWDW Yacht and Beach Club Resort, Asbury A
Ed is the James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations, and Chair of the Management & Organizations Department at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He earned his Ph.D. in organization and strategy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1986.
Since 1980, the Organization and Management Theory Division has been presenting the Distinguished Scholar Award to scholars whose contributions have been central to the intellectual development of the field of organization studies.
Distinguished Scholar Award and Breakfast Sponsor:
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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!
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