We are delighted to announce the four scholars who received the highest votes in the 2022 OMT elections and will join our executive committee this summer. Congratulations! Brief statements concerning the elected members appear below.
Thank you to everyone who voted! And a big welcome to our newly elected members.
OMT Division Chair-Elect
Wendy K. Smith
Incoming Program Chair-elect
Wendy Smith has been an active member of OMT since starting her Ph.D. in 1998. She served as the OMT Representation-At-Large from 2015-2018 - organizing Junior Faculty Consortium, participating in new member events, running social hours and PDWs, and eagerly waiting for the annual OMT artifact reveal. She believes that great scholarship starts with great connections and conversations, and that OMT has an important role in fostering those connections. Wendy is the Emma Smith Morris Professor of Leadership and faculty director of the Women's Leadership Initiative at the Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware. She earned her PhD in organizational behavior at Harvard Business School, where she began her research on strategic paradoxes-how leaders and senior teams effectively respond to contradictory, yet interdependent demands. Working with executives and scholars globally, she received the Web of Science Highly Cited Research Award (2019, 2020 and 2021) for being among the 1 percent most-cited researchers in her field, the Decade Award (2021) from the Academy of Management Review for the most cited paper in the past 10 years, and the University of Delaware's Mid-Career Research Award (2018). Her work has been published in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Organization Science, and Management Science.
Incoming Rep-at-Large 1
Madeline Toubiana is an Associate Professor of Management and the Desmarais Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Her research program is focused on what stalls and supports social change. More specifically, she examines the role of emotions, stigmatization, institutional processes, and entrepreneurship in influencing the dynamics of social change. While she explores change processes in large organizations, like in academia, most of her research examines how marginalized and/or stigmatized actors can be better included in change processes, and what might support them in doing so. Madeline's research has been published in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Annual Review of Sociology, Organization Studies, and Journal of Management Studies, among others. She is on the editorial review board for Academy of Management Journal and Organization Studies. Madeline has considered OMT her "academic home" since she attended her first AOM conference as a graduate student. Since that time she has remained actively involved in the community. Madeline has benefitted immensely from her membership and engagement in the OMT division, and so she wants to give back as a rep-at-large. Her goal is to help ensure OMT continues to be such a welcoming community and that everyone feels (as much as she does) that OMT is "the place to be".
Incoming Rep-at-Large 2
Pedro Monteiro is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Organization at the Copenhagen Business School. His research focuses on the organizational aspects of collaboration across knowledge domains, the management of expert work, and the functioning of bureaucratic organizations. He has published in journals such as Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management Inquiry, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. His work has been recognized with the Grigor McClelland Best Dissertation Award, the Louis Pondy Best Paper Award, and the Annual Award in Honour of Max Boisot. Pedro has been an active member of OMT since his PhD. He has organized three past and one forthcoming edition of the PDW "Classics of OMT." He is also an active reviewer for OMT and has received ABCD Award in 2018, 2020, and 2021. His commitment to our community goes beyond AOM. He is the co-founder and co-producer of the Talking About Organizations Podcast-a podcast on organization theory with a vast audience established seven years ago. He is also the current social media officer for EGOS. Pedro is excited about further serving the OMT community as a rep-at-large. He hopes to help make OMT even more inclusive. He was born in Brazil and has lived across seven countries, and hopes OMT can be "the place to be" for everyone.
Incoming Rep-at-Large 3
Shubha Patvardhan is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India. Shubha's research explores the role of cognition in the field of strategy (e.g., identity, image, imagination). A qualitative researcher with an interest in field studies, Shubha is curious about outliers and pursuing questions that inform the foundational assumptions of organizational theories. Her more recent work explores "forward-looking" strategies by which firms only adapt to the future but also seek to "shape" it. She is currently exploring the cognitive origins of such forward-looking strategies-specifically, the role of imagination in strategy-making. Shubha's work has received multiple honors from the Academy of Management divisions, and from other prestigious scholarly associations. Her research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Annals, and Research in Organizational Behavior. She has also been a Research Fellow of the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. Shubha received her PhD from the Department of Management & Organization at The Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business. Prior to joining the PhD program, she worked as a HR Manager at Coca-Cola India, and as an arts consultant at British Council India. She earned her B.A. (Economics) from Bangalore University and MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur India. Shubha's research is informed by her decades-long training in the Indian classical arts and eastern meditation practices.