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Welcome to the Organization Development and Change (ODC) Division of the Academy of Management. I invite you to join and select ODC as one of your divisions of choice so that you can network with our members and contribute to its many activities.

For over 40 years our division has been home to a large and vibrant community of organization development and change scholars, consultants, practitioners, and students, drawn from all around the world. We are united in our commitment to the study and practice of organization development and change in all its forms and at many levels. We focus our efforts on the processes and outcomes of change at the individual, group, organizational, and institutional levels in different contexts using multiple methods and perspectives. Through high impact research and its application, our members seek to make a positive difference to society, and to organisations and the lives of the people that work in them. You can read more about us.

We are renowned for being a division where you will find numerous opportunities to meet and stay connected with like-minded, friendly and supportive colleagues. If you are interested in the scholarship and practice of organization development and change our division is the place for you.

The ODC Division prides itself on providing innovative and high quality programs at the annual Academy Meeting. Thought provoking empirical or conceptual research is presented and discussed that develops theory and practice relevant to, for example, strategic and organizational change, sustainability, culture change, dialogic and new OD, institutional change, transformation, and leadership.

At the same time we seek to provide a range of sessions in which members can discuss and exchange the latest tools and resources necessary to advance ODC education and teaching and the work of scholar-practitioners.

Our highly popular doctoral consortium, in which participants receive one-on-one coaching from leading international scholars, consistently receives excellent reviews and has become an important feature of the program.

The annual Academy Meeting also offers the chance for members to engage in a range of other important activities such as mentoring ODC members new to the division, attending orientations for new members and attending the annual socials.

Join us at Boston, Massachusetts in 2019 and experience all of this for yourself!

And aside from the annual meeting there are opportunities to engage and network with us throughout the year using our regular communications or via our on-line LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

If you have any questions about engaging with the ODC Division do please contact any of our board members. A full list of board members can be found here.

Make our community your community – you will be very welcome!

Best wishes,

Danielle Zandee, Organization Development and Change Division Chair                                                                           

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ODC Doctoral Consortium

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

Organizers: 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, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State U., USA
  • Ron Fry, Weatherhead School of Management, 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:
 

  • 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
  • Strategic change
  • Change management

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 (cliff.oswick.1@city.ac.uk) by May 19, 2019.

 

  • A one-page bio summarizing your contact information, research and teaching interests, and publications
  • 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 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 (cliff.oswick.1@city.ac.uk)

 Janina Klein (janina.klein@ed.ac.uk)

ODC Junior Faculty Consortium

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

Application Deadline: May 19, 2019

Organizers:
Amit Nigam (Cass Business School, City University of London)

Simone Gutzan (University of St.Gallen) and Linda Rouleau (HEC Montreal)

Are you an early career researcher (e.g. Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Post-Doctoral Fellow) whose research looks at organizational development or organizational change? Then join us for the first ever ODC Junior Faculty Consortium at AOM! The day will be packed full of insights into the field of organizational change, mentoring from senior scholars in the field, advice from journal editors, and career perspectives from people who have been through it all, on different paths. It is crafted to give you insights into how you can navigate your career in the years after your Ph.D.

The 2019 ODC Junior Faculty 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.

It is aimed at early career researchers interested in studying issues associated with any aspect of change and changing. We welcome and encourage scholars at all stages of their early PhD life – including Assistant Professors, Lecturers, Post-Doctoral Researchers and people with other, roughly equivalent job titles.

The consortium will provide opportunities for structured discussion and informal interaction between early career researchers and more senior faculty concerning research, publishing, and early career issues. In small group coaching sessions, participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their ongoing research with faculty members who will give feedback and help further advance participants’ work toward publishable results. 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
  • Reut Livne-Tarandach, U. of Oregon, USA
  • 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, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State U., USA
  • Ron Fry, Weatherhead School of Management, 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 research 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 research 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 and changing
  • 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 Amit Nigam (amit.nigam@city.ac.uk) by May 19, 2019.

 

  • A current CV
  • A one-page bio summarizing your contact information, research and teaching interests.
  • A 3-5 page (double-spaced) summary of a research paper in progress that you would like to present in mentoring sessions, 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 research paper in progress 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:

Amit Nigam (amit.nigam@city.ac.uk), Simone Gutzan (simone.gutzan@unisg.ch) or Linda Rouleau (linda.rouleau@hec.ca)