• 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 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.

    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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