Invitation to seminar with Professor Andrew Pettigrew

The Rise, Fall and Regeneration of Interest in the field of Organisation Design

Onsdag, 7 september, 2011 - 10:30 to 12:30

The Rise, Fall and Regeneration of Interest in the field of Organisation Design

with Professor Andrew Pettigrew, University of Oxford.

In his talk Pettigrew will offer a personal view of the rise and fall of the field of Organisation Design in academia since its high point in the 1960's and 1970's.

Andrew associates the partial regeneration of the field in the 1990's with the interest in so-called 'new forms of organizing' and the recognition that with heightened competitive circumstances the form of organisation (broadly defined) can contribute to forms and rates of organisational innovation.

The future development of this field may depend on three requirements: 

1. Exemplary empirical studies which progressively map the contours of change in organisational form and process,

2. The need to commit programmatic resources to map changes in organisational form and process within and across nations and regions, and

3. Studies which are able to link organisation design choices and changes to performance which generate 'what to' and 'how to'' knowledge.

Andrew Pettigrew’s expertise is the management of strategic change processes; the relationship between leadership, change and performance; and the processes, practices and performance of collaborative research. He holds an Honoray Doctorate from CBS, where he is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Organization and an Academic Advisor to the WMO? Programme.

Professor Pettigrew is author, co-author or editor of 15 books and has published in many of the top management journals in the US and Europe. He has been awarded many distinctions as a scholar.  In 2002 he was the first, and is still the only non North American to be elected the Distinguished Scholar of the US Academy of Management. Professor Pettigrew is Chairman of the Academic Sounding Board for McKinsey’s worldwide organisation practice. He was awarded on OBE in the 2009 New Year Honour’s list for his services to higher education.

For registration and further information contact:

 Ane Lindgren Hassing, Department of Organization:

Registration by e-mail before 31 August.

The Seminar is Hosted by the Velux Research Programme, What Makes Organization? and The Department of Organization (IOA)

Sidst opdateret: Communications // 25/10/2012