The OT@IOA group aims to advance the domain of Organization Theory (OT), which develops generalizable insight into organizations, the organized, organizing processes within and between organizations, the relationship between organizations and their environments, and the role of organizations in society.
OT@IOA is open to theoretical plurality and a broad range of qualitative methods to advance the understanding of organizational phenomena. Our aim is the development of theory and empirical research that are of high academic quality and that address contemporary challenges to organizational life and the broader society.
OT@IOA organizes academic activities to support OT scholars at IOA in developing their research ideas into papers and in publishing qualitative research in highly recognized international journals within the field of Organization Theory. We host OT Publishing Seminars on qualitative methods and international publication, and organize IOA Conversation Series to provide inspiration for new ideas through dialogue and cross-fertilization between Organization Theory and other fields. In addition, we host OT Publishing Workshops where authors receive constructive input on their manuscripts from other group members, which include active editors of Organization Studies and Organization Theory (SAGE journals associated with EGOS). Our scope is limited to manuscripts that have received a revise and resubmit invitation to the following journals on the IOA Top15 list: Academy of Management Journal; Academy of Management Review; Organization Studies; Organization Science; Organization; Journal of Management Studies; Human Relations. Finally, the OT@IOA group engages proactively with the international community of organizational scholars through a variety of activities and leadership roles in the OMT Division (Organization and Management Theory) of the Academy of Management, and in EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies).