The role of images (verbal and visual) in organization research (2012)

IOA Conversation Series seminar: Featuring Roy Suddaby, University of Alberta, and Joep Cornelissen, University of Amsterdam as guest speakers

Mandag, 17 september, 2012 - 09:00 to 11:30

IOA Conversation Series

Future of organization studies : The role of images (verbal and visual) in organization research

September 17th, 9 am to 11:30 am at Kilen K4.74 

Organization studies, at least in its traditional form, seem 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. Scholars are increasingly concerned that current organization theories “fail to capture the rich manifestations of organizations in society” (Suddaby, Hardy and Huy 2011).

Is organization theory and research becoming outdated, empirically irrelevant, or losing its scholarly touch? Is it losing out to other fields in management research? Is there hope of renewal, and if so, in what form? 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 (

The upcoming seminar will explore the role of images (verbal and visual) in organization research and feature Roy Suddaby (University of Alberta and Australian School of Business, Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Review) andJoep Cornelissen (VU University Amsterdam, General Editor of the Journal of Management Studies) as guest speakers. Local commentators will be Majken Schultz, Renate Meyer and Eva Boxenbaum from IOA/CBS.

Sidst opdateret: Communications // 25/10/2012