16-17 June, 2020 Lyon, France

    Organized in partnership with the ISEOR International Research Center at iaelyon School of Management, University Jean Moulin and Organization Development and Change Division
    of the Academy of Management (USA)

    Languages of submissions and presentations: English, Spanish or French


    Since 2006, international conferences and doctoral consortium of the ODC division of the AOM have taken place every other year by ISEOR, at University of Jean Moulin and have been very successful, enabling an overall 730 presentations of OD and Change academics and doctoral students from 25 countries. Indeed, these events showed how value added is the development of relationships across the Atlantic to share knowledge and experience in the field of research on themes such as:
    - Comparing the Doctoral Curricula in the field of ODC and MC in the US and in Europe
    - Preparing a Ph.D. or a DBA when in active life
    - Research on change management theories and evaluation methods of performance
    - Bridging the gap between theory and practice: action-research, intervention-research, appreciative inquiry…
    Format of the 2020 Conference and doctoral consortium:
    The consortium will consist of two kinds of presentations:
    - Papers, conferences and testimonies proposed by academics in the field of change management in different cultural settings.
    -Workshops, where doctoral students are invited to present their research project or their current research in order to debate and exchange and to get advise.
    Two Best Paper Awards will be given in each language: one for academics and another for a doctoral student (only if the paper is not co-authored by a doctor/academic).
    In addition, the most insightful papers in each language written by academics or doctoral students (only if co-authored with a doctor) can be submitted for publication to the Journal Recherches en Sciences de Gestion/ Management Sciences/ Ciencias de Gestión.
    ISEOR International Research Center and IAE Lyon, University of Jean Moulin, is the pilot research center of the doctoral program in Socio-Economic Approach to Management of change and to organization development. Lyon, France is ideally located at the heart of Europe and is an academic powerhouse in the field of management. (see: The ISEOR International Research Center has already organized several conferences with AOM (USA) : 2001 and 2014 (Management Consulting Division), 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019 (Research Methods Division), (2005) Social Issues in Management Division), 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 (Organization Development and Change Division), 2009 (Social Issues in Management, Organization Development and Change, Research Methods Division, Organizations and the Natural Environment, Management Consulting and Practice Theme Committee).
    Participation from the American side: at least 100 AOM members and/or other North American academics as well as Latin American and Asian academics, doctoral students and executive doctoral students are expected.
    Participation expected from the European side: at least 100 European doctoral students will present their project, and 40 European directors of research and academics have expressed their intention to participate.
    Submission deadlines: send an abstract (4,500 characters maximum) before February 15th, 2020. Full papers (15 pages or 40,000 characters maximum including spaces) in English, Spanish or French are expected by March 10th, 2020.
    Format: MS word, Times New Roman 10 point font, single spaced. Margins: 0.90" left, 1.73" right, 0.98" top and 1.18" bottom. Indent 1st line of each paragraph. Orientation of sheets: portrait and pages facing one another for all the document. Paper format: B5: 7.16" breadth x10.12"height. Headline 0" and bottom 0.79" Sub-headings should be bold, on a separate line, left-justified, and all caps. Title page for all submissions should appear as follows: on a separate page from the body of the paper: TITLE of paper, TYPE: Doctoral student, Executive doctoral student, academic, CONTACT PERSON: Choose 1 person to be the contact person, LIST of authors' names, in desired sequence. CONTACT INFORMATION for each author, including the following: Name, Organization or University affiliation, Occupation / Job for each author, Address, Phone, Fax, e-mail.
    The paper should include a ten-line abstract and 5 keywords at the beginning of the document.
    Participation fees:
    -Doctoral students: € 150, which includes registration, proceedings
    -Academics and practitioners: € 400, which includes registration, proceedings, lunches and gala dinner.

    Contact and submissions: (See also website:
  • 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 (