Future of organization studies (2012)
IOA Conversation Series
Future of organization studies
Thursday April 26th 2012, 2-5 pm in Kilen 4.74
Organization studies, at least in its traditional form, seems to be losing terrain in business schools and universities. While it may still be going fairly strong in Scandinavia, it seems to be regressing in other parts of Europe and in the U.S. Although the Academy of Management and EGOS experience continually growing memberships, it is increasingly questioned whether there is, and whether there should be, a field worthy the name of organization studies. To whom does it speak? Social sciences? Practitioners? Whereas OS exhibits a rich past of close links both with social science and the world of practice, we are not sure if this is still the case. Instead, we fear that we are witnessing a field in a state of fragmentation and/or a field that is closing in on itself.
Is OS becoming outdated, empirically irrelevant, or losing its scholarly touch? Is it losing out to other fields? Is there hope of renewal, and if so, in what form? What is happening to the field? What can we as scholars do to save it, or should we do anything to save it?
We invite international and local scholars to a series of seminars hosted by the Department of Organization, to reflect on the past, the present and possible futures of organization studies (http://www.cbs.dk/en/Research/Departments-Centres/Institutter/IOA/Menu/C...). The upcoming seminar will feature David Courpasson (EM Lyon; Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies) and Rodolphe Durand (HEC Paris) as guest speakers. Local commentators will be Kristian Kreiner (IOA/CBS) and Susanne Ekman (IOA/CBS).
David Courpasson, Professor of Sociology, EM Lyon, and Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies
Rodolphe Durand, Professor of Strategy and Chair of the Strategy Department at HEC Paris.
For registration, please contact Ane Lindgren Hassing