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2023 Edinburgh Paper Development Workshop

  • 1.  2023 Edinburgh Paper Development Workshop

    Posted 11-09-2022 04:26
    Apologies for cross-posting




    Sponsored by

    Organization Theory

    Organization Development & Change Division of the Academy of Management

    Centre for Strategic Leadership, University of Edinburgh Business School


    To be held in person at

    University of Edinburgh Business School,

    March 6th, 2023



    Following previous successful events held annually from 2014, we are very pleased to be able to announce that the tenth annual paper development workshop on organisational and institutional change will take place on March 6th, 2023 at the University of Edinburgh Business School. This workshop has been generously supported by the journal Organization Theory, the Organization Development & Change Division of AOM, and the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Strategic Leadership. As previously, this workshop offers an opportunity for scholars to develop their ongoing work, empirical or conceptual, related to organisational or institutional change, broadly defined. The workshop will be developmental with each paper having as a discussant a senior scholar with a track record of multiple publications in, and editorial/editorial board appointments with, our leading journals.

    Discussants include John Amis (University of Edinburgh), Joep Cornelissen (Erasmus University), Jennifer Howard-Grenville (University of Cambridge), Candace Jones (University of Edinburgh), Davide Ravasi (University College London), Michael Smets (University of Oxford), Paul Tracey (University of Cambridge) & April Wright (University of Warwick).

    There will be a plenary session led by Professor Joep Cornelissen, Editor-in-Chief at Organization Theory, devoted to improving understanding of how to write papers, particularly theory papers, that can be published in leading journals in general and Organization Theory in particular.

    Authors will also receive feedback from peers with similar research interests. It should be of special interest for colleagues recently graduated with a Ph.D., and doctoral students with quite well developed manuscripts; scholars more advanced in their careers are also welcome to attend. Selection of papers will be based on an abstract of 500 words. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 11.59pm, January 15th, 2023. Full paper drafts will be required by 11.59pm, February 19th, 2023.


    The generous support of the ODC Division and the Centre for Strategic Leadership will allow us to provide a small number of $500 scholarships to help defray expenses for some doctoral students. Successful applicants to the workshop will automatically be considered for a scholarship; no separate application is required. Notification of awardees will be made immediately following paper acceptance.

    Logistics and Support to Participants

    The Centre for Strategic Leadership at the University of Edinburgh Business School is pleased to host and jointly organize this workshop, which will be held in person. The conference will consist of around 50 doctoral students, early career faculty and senior colleagues who will discuss papers and offer developmental advice. The atmosphere will be collegial and informal but centred on progressing working papers with the objective of getting them published in leading journals.

    There is no conference fee, and no charge for lunch, coffee breaks and closing reception. Participants must make their own travel arrangements and pay for accommodation - we can provide advice on potential places to stay. Participants are expected to attend for the whole day: registration is 8.30am; the formal programme concludes at 5pm with a drinks reception finishing at 6pm. If participants wish to extend their trip to enjoy Edinburgh and the surrounding area, we can help with advice and arrangements. 

    Key Dates

    Submission of abstract: 11.59pm, January 15th, 2023

    Notification of acceptance: w/c January 16th, 2023

    Full paper due: 11.59pm, February 19th, 2023

    Workshop: March 6th, 2023


    Contact for questions regarding the workshop and for all submissions of abstracts and full-papers:

    John Amis:

    John Amis

    Professor of Strategic Management & Organisation
    University of Edinburgh Business School