Conference roundup – EGOS special

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 20 August 2019

Issue publication date: 20 August 2019



(2019), "Conference roundup – EGOS special", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 33 No. 4, pp. 53-55.



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35th EGOS Colloquium

The 35th EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies) takes place July 4-6, 2019 at Edinburgh University Business School, UK

The theme for this year is Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations.

This is based on how a combination of political shifts, technological advancements, forms of interaction, and focus on personal interests may be reframing the ways in which decisions are made in organizations. We need to understand how and why these changes have happened now, how they influence our engagement with and understanding of societal institutions and how they impact the ways in which we seek to live our lives.

To support this, there are a number of sub-themes:

  • Organization and Time: Organizing in the Nexus between Short and Distant Futures.

  • Revealing Obscured and Emerging Issues in Organizational Responsibilities.

  • When Civil Society Re-enchants the World: Changing Society by Governing the Common Good.

  • Organization as Communication: Exploring the Communicative Incarnation of Organization.

  • Routine Dynamics: New Ways of Organizing.

  • Networks, Goals and Organizational Effectiveness: The Idea of ‘Network Management’.

  • Occupational Membership, Careers and Resources in Flux.

  • Paradoxes of Enlightenment: Enlightenment of Paradoxes.

  • Doing Process Research: Approaching Power as Productive and Relational in Organizing.

  • Organizing in the Age of Digitalization and Datafication: Surveillance, Transparency and Power.

  • Institutions, Innovation, Impact: Technology, Materiality and Networks of Interaction.

  • Close to Heart: The Emotional Underpinnings of Institutions and Organizations.

  • Missions of Present-Day Universities.

  • ‘Faking It’: Identity Work in An Age of Exclusion.

  • Discursive and Material Struggles over the Natural Environment.

  • Enlightening the Future through Riskwork.

  • Enlightenment, Freedom and Work in the 21st Century.

  • Strategizing for Grand Challenges.

  • Shedding Light on the Dark Sides of Creativity and Innovation.

  • Heuristics & Simple Rules: Decision-making under Uncertainty in Dealing with the Unexpected.

  • Evaluative Actions: Exploring Evaluation in Professional and Organizational Life.

  • Disruptive Technologies and Organizational Capability Needs for a Sustainable Future.

  • Challenging Organizations from Within: Novel Management Practices and Unsanctioned Organizational Change.

  • Institutional Theory and Problem-driven Research: The Challenge of Normativity.

  • The Unsettled Humanities: (Anti-)Humanism, Fictionalization and Organizational Speculation.

  • Rediscovering Craft and Craftsmanship in Organizations.

  • Leadership Development for a Post-truth, Post-human and Post-organizational world.

  • Societal Evaluations: Antecedents, Outcomes and the Process of Social Construction.

  • Realizing the Potential of Historical Organizational Studies.

  • The Agency-ing of Agency: Linking Actors and Institutions.

  • Technological Innovation in Healthcare Organizations: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?.

  • Disrupting Organizing Practices in Healthcare.

  • Organizing the Generalisation of Distributed and Decentralized Technological Innovations.

  • Digitalization of Work and Organizations: Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Identity.

  • Societies and Organizations to the Test of Migration and Multiculturalism.

  • The Intricacies of Meta-Organizations.

  • Organizing across the Supply Chain: Enlightening Responsible Forms of Organizing.

  • Activity Theory and Formative Interventions in Organizing.

  • Cities as Sites and Drivers of Organizational Action.

  • Valuation, Strategy and Organization.

  • Formal Organization Today: Reconnecting with the Classics.

  • Politics of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work.

  • Historical-Evolutionary Organization Studies: Understanding the Past to Shape the Future.

  • Dreams, Fictions and Calculations: Imagined Futures in Organizational Life.

  • Dynamics of Trust and Distrust: Temporality, Technology and ‘Truth’.

  • Feminist Enlightening for More Ethical, Socially and Ecologically Sustainable Organizations.

  • Reorganizing (against) Race: Histories of Radicalization in Organization.

  • Discourse, Organizations and Society: The Constitutive and Performative Role of Language.

  • Exploring the Labour Dimension of Sustainable Organizations: Ideologies, Struggles, Solutions.

  • Open Organizing for an Open Society: Connecting Research on Organizational Openness.

  • Re-visiting Markets from Attachments and Organizing Peace from Grassroots.

  • Organizational Fields of the Future and the Future of Fields.

  • Organizational Theory from the South: Enlightening the North.

  • Actor-centered Institutionalism: Comparing Actors, Contexts, Interactions and Change.

  • Organization and Decision: The Theoretical Challenge of a Changing World.

  • Advancing Enlightenment: Philosophical Ideas and Methods for Organizational Research.

  • Managing in the Age of Disruptions.

  • The Politics and Ethics of Social-Symbolic Work.

  • Challenging Public Management: A Fresh Look at HRM, Organizational and Individual Behaviour in the Public Sector.

  • Marxist Organization Studies: Enlightening the Future – The Challenge for Organizations.

  • Temporality and Project-based Organizing.

  • Critical Organizational Anthropocene Studies.

  • The Politics of Sharing: Opening Innovation, Enlightening Co-creation, Transforming Society?

  • Management in Crisis: Understanding Anomie in Contemporary Corporations.

  • Social Impact Evaluation: The Technical and Sociopolitical Challenges of Accountability.

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