Organization Development and Change (ODC) Doctoral Consortium

Organization Development and Change (ODC) Doctoral Consortium

Organization Development and Change (ODC) DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

AUGUST 1- 2, 2014

The 2014 ODC Doctoral Consortium will be held on August 1 and 2, 2014 as part of the pre-conference program at the Academy of Management meetings in Philadelphia.

This Doctoral Student Consortium is for doctoral students interested in studying issues associated with human systems and organizational change. We welcome and encourage students at all stages of their dissertation – those who are well advanced in their dissertation work as well as those who are in an early stage in their dissertation.

The consortium will provide opportunities for structured discussion and informal interaction between doctoral students and faculty on issues of 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 some of the prominent scholars in the field and network with peers.

Participating faculty / panelists will include:

  • John Amis, U. of Edinburgh, UK
  • André Avramchuk, Cal State U. Los Angeles, USA
  • Julia Balogun, U. of Bath, UK
  • Rune By, Editor Journal of Change Management
  • Bill Cooke, U. of Lancaster, UK
  • David Grant, U. of Sydney, Australia
  • Ann Feyerherm, Pepperdine U., USA
  • Jeffrey Ford, Ohio State U., USA
  • Jim Ludema, Benedictine U., USA
  • Huy Quy, INSEAD, France
  • Cliff Oswick, Cass Business School, UK
  • Sonja Sackmann, University Bw Munich, Germany
  • Gavin Schwarz, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
  • Inger Stensaker, NHH, Norway
  • James Vardaman, Mississippi State U., USA
  • Julie Wolfram Cox, Monash U., Australia
  • Richard Woodman, Texas A&M, former JABS editor

Broad, relevant topical areas of the dissertation work may focus on issues of

  • Organization growth & development
  • Change management
  • Strategy-as-practice
  • Social movements in organizations
  • Organizational improvisation
  • Organizational learning
  • Responses to change
  • Network dynamics
  • Transformational leadership
  • Innovation
  • Micro-dynamics of change
  • Change agent-target dynamics
  • Multi-cultural dimensions of systems change
  • Complex responsive processes
  • Topics related to institutional change

To apply, please send an email with the following three documents attached to Sonja Sackmann ( by May 31, 2014 (or earlier):

  • A recommendation letter from your dean, department chair, or major advisor 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. This one-page bio will be distributed among consortium participants.
  • A 3-5 page (typed and double-spaced) summary of your dissertation project, including the research question, rationale, hypotheses/propositions, proposed methods and results (if applicable). This will be distributed to consortium faculty and participants in advance of the August sessions.

Selections will be made by June 15. Any questions can be directed to Sonja Sackmann (