Organization Development and Change (ODC) Doctoral Consortium PDF Print E-mail

August 8, 2015

Organizers: David Grant, University of New South Wales and Kate Elgayeva, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The 2015 ODC Doctoral Consortium will be held on Saturday, August 8th, as part of the pre- conference program at the Academy of Management meetings in Vancouver.

This Doctoral Student Consortium is for doctoral students interested in studying issues associated with organizational change and human systems. We welcome and encourage students at all stages of their dissertation – those who are well advanced in their dissertation work as well as those who are in an early stages of their dissertation.

The consortium will provide opportunities for structured discussion and informal interaction between doctoral students and faculty concerning research, publishing and early career issues. In small group coaching sessions, participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their dissertation research with faculty members who will give feedback and help further advance participants' work toward successful completion, publishable results, and smooth transitions into their academic careers. This is a great opportunity to meet prominent scholars in the field from around the world and to network with peers.

Participating faculty / panelists will include:

  • André Avramchuk, Cal. State U., Los Angeles, USA
  • Julia Balogun, U. of Bath, UK
  • Rune By, Editor, Journal of Change Management, Staffordshire U., UK.
  • Stephen Cummings, Victoria U., NZ
  • Richard Dunford, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Charles Fenner, SUNY, USA
  • Jeffrey Ford, Ohio State U., USA
  • Ronald Fry, Case Western Reserve U., USA
  • Bill Harley, U. of Melbourne, Australia
  • Richard Hall, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Cliff Oswick, Cass Business School, UK
  • Bill Pasmore, Editor, JABS, Teachers College, Columbia U., USA
  • Huy Quy, INSEAD, France
  • Sonja Sackmann, U., Bw Munich, Germany
  • Patrice Rosenthal, Fielding Graduate University, USA
  • Inger Stensaker, NHH, Norway
  • Robyn Thomas, Editor, Organization, Cardiff Business School, UK.
  • Julie Wolfram Cox, Monash U., Australia
  • Richard Woodman, Texas A&M, USA
  • Danielle Zandee, Nyenrode Business U.

Those whose dissertation focuses on any aspect of organization development and change at the individual, group, organizational, and institutional levels are welcome to apply. Examples of relevant topical areas of dissertation work might include, but are not confined to:

  • Organization growth & development
  • Change management
  • Strategic change
  • Strategy-as-practice
  • Culture change
  • Social movements in organizations
  • Organizational improvisation
  • Organizational learning
  • Responses to change
  • Network dynamics
  • Leadership and change
  • Innovation
  • Discourse and Change
  • Dialogic OD
  • Micro-dynamics of change
  • Multi-cultural dimensions of change
  • Institutional change
  • Applications to participate in the consortium will be assessed on a first come first serve basis and you are therefore advised to apply early as places are limited. To apply, please send an email with the following three documents attached to David Grant( by May 15, 2015:

    • A recommendation letter from your dean, department chair, or major advisor/supervisor that verifies your (a) status/progress and (b) year in your school's doctoral program.
    • A one-page bio summarizing your contact information, research and teaching interests, and publications.
    • A 3-5 page (typed and double-spaced) summary of your dissertation project, including the research question, rationale, hypotheses/propositions, proposed methods and results (if applicable).

    Note: If accepted for the consortium, your one-page bio and summary of your dissertation project will be distributed among consortium faculty and participants in advance of the August session.

    Please direct any questions you may have about this consortium to the consortium organizers: David Grant( or Kate Elgayeva (



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