• ODC Doctoral Consortium

    Organization Development & Change (ODC)
    Doctoral Consortium
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019

    Cliff Oswick (Cass Business School, City University of London)
    Janina Klein (University of Edinburgh Business School)

    We are really pleased to be able to invite doctoral students involved in change-related research to our 2019 Doctoral Consortium. With great scholars to provide you with feedback on your work and career advice, excellent networking opportunities, and a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere, what’s not to like?

    The 2019 ODC Doctoral Consortium will be held on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 as part of the pre- conference program at the Academy of Management meetings in Boston, Massachusetts.

    This Doctoral Student Consortium is for doctoral students interested in studying issues associated with any aspect of organizational change. We welcome and encourage students at all stages of their dissertation – those who are well advanced as well as those who are at an early stage of their dissertation.

    The consortium will provide opportunities for structured discussion and informal interaction between doctoral students and faculty concerning research, publishing, and early career issues. In small group coaching sessions, participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their dissertation research with faculty members who will give feedback and help further advance participants’ work toward successful completion, publishable results, and smooth transitions into their academic careers. This is a great opportunity to meet prominent scholars in the field from around the world and to network with peers.

    Participating faculty include:
    • John Amis, U. of Edinburgh, UK
    • Jean Bartunek, Boston College, USA
    • David Bright, Wright State U., USA
    • Stephen Cummings, Victoria U., NZ
    • Michael Smets, Said Business School, UK
    • Markus Perkman, Imperial College, UK
    • Maria Gondo, U. of Mississippi, USA
    • Richard Hall, Monash U., Australia
    • Christian Hampel, Imperial College London, UK
    • Bruce Hanson, Concordia U., USA
    • Quy Huy, INSEAD, Singapore
    • Shaul Oreg, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem, Israel
    • Cliff Oswick, Cass Business School, UK
    • Linda Rouleau, HEC Montreal, CA
    • Patrice Rosenthal, Fielding Graduate U., USA
    • Richard Stackman, U. of San Francisco, USA
    • Sonja Sackmann, Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany
    • Inger Stensaker, NHH, Norway
    • James Vardaman, Mississippi State U., USA
    • Julie Wolfram Cox, Monash U., Australia
    • Richard Woodman, Mays Business School, USA
    • Danielle Zandee, Nyenrode Business U., Netherlands
    • Jeffrey Ford, Ohio State U., USA
    • Ron Fry, Case Western Reserve U., USA
    • Charles Fenner, State U. of New York, USA
    • Claudia Gabbioneta, U. of Newcastle, UK
    • Rob Blomme, Nyenrode Business U., Netherlands
    • Simone Gutzan, U. of St Gallen, Switzerland
    • Jim Ludema, Benedictine U., USA
    • Amit Nigam, Cass Business School, UK

    If your dissertation focuses on any aspect of organization development and change at the individual, group, organizational, and/or field level, you are welcome to apply. Examples of relevant topic areas of dissertation work include, but are not confined to:
    • Organization growth & development
    • Change management
    • Strategic change
    • Strategy-as-practice
    • Culture change
    • Social movements in organizations
    • Organizational improvisation
    • Organizational learning
    • Responses to change
    • Institutional change
    • Network dynamics
    • Leadership and change
    • Innovation
    • Discourse and Change
    • Dialogic OD
    • Micro-dynamics of change
    • Identity and change
    • Design thinking and change

    Places are limited and applications to participate in the consortium will be assessed on a first come, first served basis - so you are advised to apply early. To apply, please send an email with the following three documents attached to Cliff Oswick ( by May 19, 2019.

    • A recommendation letter from your dean, department chair, or major advisor/supervisor that verifies your (a) status/progress and (b) year in your school’s doctoral program.
    • A one-page bio summarizing your contact information, research and teaching interests, and publications.
    • A 3-5 page (typed and double-spaced) summary of your dissertation project, including the research question, rationale, any hypotheses/propositions, proposed methods, and any results (if applicable).

    Note: If accepted for the consortium, your one-page bio and summary of your dissertation project will be distributed among consortium faculty and participants in advance of the August session.

    Please direct any questions you may have about this consortium to the consortium organizers:

    Cliff Oswick (
    Janina Klein (