Seminar with Andrew H. Van de Ven

New Concepts and Findings on Processes of Organizational Change and Innovation Andrew H. Van de Ven, University of Minnesota

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00


Together with Scott Poole, Andrew Van de Ven is preparing to edit a second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation.  This seminar seeks feedback on some new concepts and research findings on organizational change and innovation that emerged since the initial publication in 2004.  

The new concepts include revised conceptions of process, greater diversity in process theories, greater attention to time and temporality, and greater focus on social constructions and ecosystems of organizational change and innovation.  Recent research emphasizes the tangled world of innovation and change, that organizational change never ends, never repeats, and never returns to a prior process, and that context and timing are critical for understanding processes of organization change and innovation.  The seminar welcomes other important new concepts and findings that, no doubt, have emerged and should be included in the second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Organization Change and Innovation.


Andrew H. Van de Ven is Professor Emeritus in the Carlson School of the University of Minnesota. He teaches courses on the management of innovation and change, organizational behavior, and engaged scholarship research methods. Van de Ven's books and journal articles over the years have dealt with the Nominal Group Technique, organization design and assessment, inter-organizational relationships, organizational innovation and change, and engaged

scholarship research methods.

He is co-author of 13 books, including: The Innovation Journey (1999, 2008), Organization Change and Innovation Processes (2000), Engaged Scholarship (2007, which won the 2008 Terry best book award from the Academy of Management), and Managing Knowledge Integration across Boundaries (2017). During 2000-2001 Van de Ven was President of the Academy of Management, and he was founding editor of Academy of Management Discoveries (2013-1017).



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