Announcements

  • “Sorry, I need to jump on another call…”: How to sustain and extend your network beyond virtual conf

    Read Lorenzo Skade's timely piece offering strategies for expanding your virtual network.
  • Announcing OMT Podcast, Season 2.6 - Emily Block, Authenticity in Academic Life

    Episode 6 of Season 2 of the OMT Podcast is here!

     

    In the second season of our podcast series, we feature conversations with members of the Organizational and Management Theory division, exploring how they got to where they are today, the cutting-edge questions they are asking, and what motivates them and their work.

     

    Season 2, Episode 6: Emily Block, Authenticity in Academic Life

     

    Emily Block, Associate Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada; Emily is also the OMT Division Membership Chair

      

    Emily provides advice for scholars to be authentic and trust in themselves, even if they do not fit the image of the ‘typical' management scholar or OMT member. She talks about how she was influenced by her family and her professors, and how that experience has shaped what she does in her research.
     

    Finally, Emily also discusses how she thinks about OMT and helps make it a welcoming community. You can get in touch with Emily, to help or volunteer. If you have not done so, please also check out the initiative on OMT Meetups, which helps junior scholars connect with more senior mentors.

    To find out more about Emily Block, please visit her official faculty profile.

     

    You can listen to the episode and subscribe to the Podcast on SpreakerSpotifyGoogleiTunes and most of your favorite podcast outlets.

  • OMT needs you as a reviewer of scholarly submissions

    Dear OMT Members and Friends,

    Reviewing is a great opportunity for scholars to read some of the newest work in their subfield before anyone else. It is also a good opportunity to learn about the review process, and to support our academic community.

    We expect to receive hundreds of submissions for the 2021 Academy OMT program and we need your help to review them. This year we will need again about 1,200 reviewers. So far only about 250 have signed up!

    You do not need to be a member of OMT, or even the Academy of Management, to serve as a reviewer. There is no obligation to attend the annual conference (although we welcome you to submit your research), nor any expectation that you have reviewer experience from the past. We welcome people worldwide at all stages of their careers, including PhD students.

    Please sign up now to review for OMT in 2021! After you click the "Sign In" button, you will be asked to select one or more Division and Interest Group(s). Please be sure to choose OMT!!!

    Your reviewer assignment will be based on the keywords you indicate as your areas of interest and expertise. The review period runs from January 21 to February 18, 2021. We recognize and award the very best OMT reviewers with an ABCD Award from the OMT Division!

    Please note that even if you have reviewed in the past, you still need to sign up again to review for the 2021 Annual Meeting. OMT depends on a terrific pool of reviewers and we need you, your friends, your colleagues, and your enemies to sign up in order to ensure a great virtual program in 2021.

    Thank you in advance for willingness to contribute to the field in this important way!

    Sincerely,

    Eva Boxenbaum
    Academy of Management
    OMT Program Chair 2021

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    Eva Boxenbaum
    Professor
    Copenhagen Business School
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  • 2021 OMT Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions and Reviewers

    ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT THEORY (OMT)

    2021 OMT Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions and Reviewers

     

    Program Chair: Eva Boxenbaum, Copenhagen Business School, omt@cbs.dk

     

    The Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division invites symposium and paper submissions for the 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, which will be held virtually from July 30 to August 3, 2021. The submission system opens in December 2020. You may send us submissions through the AOM Submission Center until it closes on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 at 5:00 PM EST (NY Time).

    Our Domain: The OMT Division welcomes submissions related to developing and testing theory about organizations, their members and management, organizing and managerial processes within and between organizations, organization-environment relations, and the role of organizations in society. The area has a rich intellectual heritage. OMT is inclusive of theoretical approaches and analytical methods that advance the understanding of organizational and managerial phenomena. We encourage the use of theory and research to address contemporary challenges to organizational life, managerial practice and broader society. More information about the division is available on the OMT website.

    The Conference Theme: When preparing your submission, we encourage you to connect to this year’s conference theme: "Bringing the Manager Back in Management." For instance, how do we manage organizations to create impact? How can organization and management theory help others manage organizations more effectively? We also welcome scholarly submissions that do not directly pertain to this theme. OMT encourages the submission of symposia or papers that develop new theory or that apply our existing theory base to emerging management domains. The division celebrates theoretical novelty, methodological pluralism, international research collaborations, and the use of theory to address organizational and societal challenges. We aspire to advance robust theoretical understanding of organizations, organizing, and management.

    Special Invitation: The OMT Executive Board thanks all of our members who have submitted and volunteered in prior years for their contributions to making OMT the place to be! We are counting on you to continue submitting your best research papers and most creative symposia. We especially invite PhD students and faculty who have not previously submitted research to the Academy or to the OMT Division. Our membership is eager to engage with new ideas and to welcome new members. If you have questions about the appropriateness of your submission for OMT, please feel free to contact the Program Chair at omt@cbs.dk.

    Reviewing for OMTOur division has a long tradition for providing constructive and developmental reviews of high quality. The success of the OMT program relies upon your active participation in the review process. We will need your help as a reviewer to help us identify our best submissions. Please sign up to review. The norm in the collegial community of OMT is that if you submit a paper, a symposium or a PDW, then you also help to develop the program by reviewing for the division. The sign-up system opens in early December – please sign up before you forget! Your reviewer assignment will be based on the keywords that you indicate are your areas of expertise. Thank you for your willingness to volunteer and contribute to the program by providing thoughtful and timely reviews. If you have not yet had a chance to review, 2021 is the year to start! PhD students are welcome.

     

    OMT Division Awards

    Each year the OMT Division presents a number of awards at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

    The Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes scholars who have been central to the intellectual development of the field of organization and management theory.

    The Joanne Martin Trailblazer Award recognizes scholars who have blazed trails and paved the way for new ideas during the course of their careers (given every other year; to be given in 2022).

    The Distinguished Educator Award recognizes scholars who have had a significant impact through their teaching and interactions with students (given every other year; to be given in 2021).

    The Best Published Paper Award recognizes a journal article published in the previous year that advances our theoretical understanding of organizations, organizing, and management.

    The Best Paper Award recognizes an empirical or conceptual paper submitted to the annual meeting that offers significant contributions to the field of organization and management theory.

    The Louis Pondy Best Dissertation Paper Award recognizes the best paper based on a dissertation in the refereed scholarly program.

    The Best International Paper Award recognizes research regarding themes and content of interest internationally.

    The Best Paper on Environmental and Social Practices recognizes research that advances our understanding of environmental and social dimensions of organizing.

    The Best OMT Entrepreneurship Paper recognizes a paper in the scholarly program that advances understanding of entrepreneurship drawing on organization and management theory.

    The Best Student Paper recognizes a paper authored solely by students and included in the refereed program.

    The OMT Responsible Research Award recognizes to a paper that offers both credible and useful knowledge that can potentially advance business practices toward a better society. 

    The Best Symposium Award recognizes an event submitted to the annual meeting that stimulates, integrates, or extends discussions about organization and management theory.

    The Research Committee Award recognizes the valuable service provided by the most dedicated members of the research committee.

    The Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) Award recognizes reviewers who were deemed worthy of special acknowledgment for the helpfulness, extensiveness and insight of their reviews.



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    Eva Boxenbaum
    Copenhagen Business School
    omt@cbs.dk
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  • Episode 3 of Season 2 of the OMT Podcast is here!

    Episode 3 of Season 2 of the OMT Podcast is here!

    In the second season of our podcast series, we feature conversations with members of the Organizational and Management Theory division, exploring how they got to where they are today, the cutting-edge questions they are asking, and what motivates them and their work.

     

    Season 2, Episode 3: Daniel Armanios

     

    Daniel Armanios, Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, in the United States

    Daniel Armanios

    In this special, extended “Black Friday” episode, Daniel talks about how, despite being in an engineering department, he works in the field of management and organisation theory. Daniel has always wanted to be an academic (and he has a long list of degrees to show for it) and discusses how he manages to put all of them to good use. He also explains why teaching is really enriching for his research.

     

    To find out more about Daniel Armanios, please visit his official faculty profile.

     

    You can listen to the episode and subscribe to the Podcast on SpreakerSpotifyGoogleiTunes and most of your favorite podcast outlets.

     

  • Announcing the Launch of OMTea and the Resumption of OMT Meetups

    Dear OMTers,

     

    I hope you and your dear ones are navigating safely through these disrupted times!

    AOM has announced recently that the Annual Conference 2021 will be held virtually again. Of course, we were hoping to be able to meet you in person again next year, but we appreciate that the decision was taken early. This gives us all the opportunity to adequately plan the event building on our rich experiences. We will keep you updated when we hear more from AoM.

     

    Forrest Briscoe, our PDW Chair, and Eva Boxenbaum, the 2021 Program Chair, are looking forward to receiving your submissions! Please make sure to help also by signing up as reviewer – OMT needs you more than ever!

     

    In addition to the preparations for the 2021 Conference and following up on the excellent feedback we received from participants, the OMT Executive Board has started to revive the virtual events we started in the last spring. We will again be hosting the OMT MeetUps for which PhD students can sign up to connect in a one-on-one call with OMT scholars to talk about research, scholarship, teaching, career, life, etc. Stay tuned for more information!

     

    We will also continue our long tradition of off-program OMT Cafés with a new format – OMTea. OMTeas are thematic virtual meetings that take place outside the conference period. If you are interested in hosting one of them or can volunteer in any other capacity, please contact our OMG Membership Chair Emily Block and/or our Digital Strategy Officer Mélodie Cartel.

     

    Stay well!

     

    Best regard,

    Renate

     

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    Renate E. Meyer

    Professor of Organization Studies, WU Vienna

    Professor in Institutional Theory, CBS Copenhagen

    OMT Division Chair

  • Announcing OMT Podcast, Season 2 & the OMT Best Published Paper Interview!

    1. Season 2 of the OMT Podcast is finally here

     
    Episode 1 features Andrea Prado, Associate Professor of Management and Organisation at Incae Business School, in Costa Rica.

    In this episode, Andrea talks about her recent publication on Covid-19 in The Lancet and the interdisciplinary work she has been doing. She also reveals the impact of her work in a global context and the privilege of writing academic papers as a professor.

    To find out more about Andrea Prado, please visit her official faculty profile.

    2. The fascinating
    interview with winners of this year’s OMT Best Published Paper Award is now available

    Teddy DeWitt (Umass) interviews Mark De Rond (Cambridge), Issac Holeman (U Washington), and Jennifer Howard-Grenville (Cambridge), who won the award for their paper, “Sensemaking from the body: An enactive ethnography of rowing the Amazon” (Academy of Management Journal, 62(6), 1961-1988).

    The authors discuss the process, challenges and rewards of writing a paper about the body and sensemaking.

  • Announcing the 2020 OMT Digital Artifact!

    If you haven't yet read Eva Boxenbaum's announcement of the 2020 OMT Digital Artifact, click here, then try your hand at spinning the slot machine.
  • Announcing the 2020 OMT Digital Artifact!

    If you haven't yet read Eva Boxenbaum's announcement of the 2020 OMT Digital Artifact, click here, then try your hand at spinning the slot machine.
  • The First Virtual AOM: A PhD's Experience

    Ila Orlandi provides her take on this year's virtual AOM meeting, from a PhD's perspective.
  • Could AOM 2020 Be the Future of Academic Conferences?

    Read Howard Aldrich's thought-provoking piece about this year's AOM and the future of academic conferences.
  • Thanks to the OMT Research Committee

    Big thank you to @maemcdonnell and the entire OMT Research Committee for their hard work.​​
  • Cheat Codes for a Virtual AOM

    In a throwback to early video games, Derek Harmon and Yun Ha Cho provide "cheat codes" for making the best of this year's virtual AOM.
  • In Search of the "New Normal"

    Job market recap:

    With the AOM virtual conference around the corner, catch the important highlights 

    and takeaways of Thursdays with OMT in the latest OMT Blog post by Mariam Siddiqui.

  • Re-Announcing the OMT Award Winners

    With everything going on, we wanted to make sure OMTers didn't miss this year's award winners.

    You can find the announcement from the OMT Research Committee Chair, Mary-Hunter McDonnell, here. Congratulations, once again, to the award winners!
  • Read the new Blog: I Love OMT Meetups

    Read about Bob Eberhart's experience with OMT Meetups, online chats that bring together junior and senior OMT scholars to promote connection and community.


  • NOTE: All AOM 2020 Session Times are EDT

    By now, all OMT organizers should have received updates about your sessions for the 2020 AOM Virtual Conference.

    Please note that all times quoted in the automated AOM messaging are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
  • OMT Meetup Initiative: Coffee Chats in the Time of Covid

    Read Wendy Kilminster's story about OMT Meetups, the chats that connects junior and senior OMT scholars to discuss jobs, research and teaching during the current pandemic.
  • OMT Podcast - Season 1

    If you haven't had a chance to listen to the inaugural season of the OMT Podcast, here's an overview of what you missed.
  • AOM Update on 2020 Virtual Conference

    Dear OMTers,

    We'd like to pass along a message we just received from AOM about ongoing preparations for the 2020 virtual conference:

    "We're currently in the process of scheduling all the sessions. Once scheduling is done we're going to inform everyone on the status of their submission. They will also receive detailed instructions about uploading content and deadlines. We plan to send this communication out next week."

    We appreciate your patience and will continue communicating additional updates if and when we get them.

    Be well and stay safe.
  • Calling all OMTers: Join Us on July 1st for Meet OMT@EGOS


    We hope you can join us for the Meet OMT@EGOS Social, the wonderful annual tradition of introducing OMT to EGOS attendees. This year, the informal gathering will take place during the EGOS 2020 virtual colloquium and be conducted entirely online.

    The Meet OMT@EGOS social is scheduled for July 1st, 19:45 – 21:00 CEST (1:45 – 3:00 EST).

    See the EGOS program for more details and updates.

    We hope to see you there.

  • OMT 2020 Spring Newsletter, Part 2

    Part 2 of the Spring newsletter has been released.

    Check it out, for important announcements from the Executive Committee about the AOM 2020 virtual conference.
  • OMT 2020 Spring Newsletter

    Please enjoy our 2020 Spring Newsletter. We hope it provides a bit of a respite and a way to reconnect with the OMT community. This is Part One of the newsletter, with Part Two to follow soon.
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    Chair’s Message – Peer Fiss, University of Southern California, introduces this issue of the OMT Division newsletter, conveys a special message to members, and looks ahead to plans for the upcoming Annual Meeting in Vancouver.

    Program Chair Martin Kilduff shares an overview of our scholarly program.

    PDW Chair Eva Boxenbaum previews the pre-conference program.

    Special Announcements
    We’re excited to announce that the inaugural season of our OMT Podcast is now complete. The first episode, a fascinating interview with Past Division Chair, Marc-David Seidel, is now available; future episodes will be added to this same page and available on all major outlets, including iTunes and Spotify.

    Thanks to Tanja Ohlson, our fearless host and producer. And special thanks to Dmitrijs Kravcenko, whose invaluable assistance helped us plan and launch the OMT Podcast. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email them here.

    We’ll be releasing an episode every two weeks and plan to have a second season (focused on research from around the world) ready to go in the weeks leading up to the Academy Annual Meeting. Check the OMT website for four more episodes from our first season (or subscribe to the RSS feed that will soon appear on the page to be notified when new episodes are released).

    We’re equally excited that the journal Innovation: Organization and Management (IOM) is now the exclusive sponsor of the Best OMT Entrepreneurship Paper. The mission of the Routledge journal is “publishing outstanding research on innovation within and across organizations.”

    First awarded in 2015, the Best OMT Entrepreneurship Paper recognizes a paper in the scholarly program that advances understanding of entrepreneurship drawing on organization and management theory.

    We thank IOM and its editors Markus Perkmann and Nelson Phillips for the sponsorship and look forward to more partnerships with journals, universities and organizations whose missions align with ours.

    Finally, we’ve updated our list of OMT Distinguished Scholars (and what a distinguished list it is!), thanks to some excellent detective work by Richard Haans, OMT Data Analytics Chair. Richard cross-checked information from old OMT newsletters and AOM programs in filling out some previously missing or incomplete information.

    Please take a look and let us know if you have additional information to provide. And if you happen to have hardcopies of old OMT newsletters dating to before 1988, please email Richard.

    In Closing
    A special thanks, once again, to all our sponsors, past and present. For future sponsorship information, contact Peer Fiss, OMT Division Chair.

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