Topic Thread

  • 1.  Passing of Andy van de Ven

    Posted 20 days ago
    I am saddened by the passing of Andy.  He was a caring scholar not just about how our research can make a difference but to everyone he encountered.  I take comfort in knowing I was able to learn from him and get the benefit of his wisdom.

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    Stella Nkomo
    Professor
    University of Pretoria
    Pretoria
    27824166308
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  • 2.  RE: Passing of Andy van de Ven

    Posted 12 days ago
    PDW CELEBRATING ANDY VAN DE VEN'S
    WONDERFULLY FULL LIFE

     

    On August 5, Andy Van de Ven's friends and colleagues will celebrate his wonderful life at an Academy of Management PDW. We draw inspiration from Frank Capra's assertion that the absence of a single exemplary individual (like George Bailey or Andy Van de Ven) would have opened gaping holes in the social fabric of his community.

    Andy went the distance. He continued teaching a PhD seminar until just weeks before he passed away on April 30, 2022. Andy leaves a legacy of contributions that have influenced scholars across the Academy. His work has shaped our thinking on topics like organizational change, engaged scholarship, abduction, process theorization, and innovation. 

    Please join us on Friday, August 5, 4:00-5:30, Westin Hotel, Puget Sound Room to celebrate the diverse ideas and principled causes that sparked Andy's passions.  



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    Alan Meyer
    Professor Emeritus
    University of Oregon
    Eugene OR
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