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The programme in Organizational Behaviour / Strategic Management will include seminars on the following topics :
Professor Richard M. BURTON, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, U.S.A.
The Eden seminar will focus on the understanding and development of an organizational design knowledge framework. How do we as researchers apply our understanding of organization theory, including new forms, and our knowledge about organizations to the development of a robust research-based normative framework on an organizational design appropriate for the situation and condition of the organization, particularly in today’s rapidly changing world?
The seminar will address how researchers can critically modify and embellish the knowledge base to incorporate new ideas and the most recent developments in organization theory into a systematic and comprehensive framework for the recommendation of what design the organization should have. Going beyond the basic contingencies of environment, technology, management style, size and strategy, we will discuss and develop organizational design implications of climate, information technology, organizational learning, and new approaches to strategy. We will discuss how organizational design evolves in a dynamic perspective in today's fast moving world.
The target group of the seminar is Ph.D. students and junior scholars. The purposes of the seminar are:
It is very important to emphasize that each participant will be expected to develop a proposal for a research project of personal interest (e.g., part of thesis) which incorporates issues from organizational design and knowledge framework development. The participants will be requested to present their research problems and research ideas at the beginning of the seminar.
Active participation in the seminar is expected. Readings before and during the seminar will be required (a reading list will be published on early May, 2010). There will be several work sessions. Participants will be expected to present their ideas and work to the seminar audience.
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Professor Lex Donaldson
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Professor Charles Snow
Richard M. Burton is Professor of Management and Organization at The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He teaches MBA and PHD courses in organizational design and computational organization theory. His research interests are in organizational design and computational organization theory. Together with Professor Obel, he has published a third edition of their organizational design book, Strategic Organizational Diagnosis and Design: The Dynamics of Fit, Springer/Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. They are also the developers of the OrgCon (Organizational Consultant), a knowledge base software program which aids the organizational designer. They are currently researching the implications of organizational climate for organizational design and also the application of organizational misfits for dynamic organizational change management.
Børge Obel is President of and Professor at The Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus and a professor at EIASM. He teaches Master and PHD courses in organizational design. His research interests fall within strategy, management, organizational design. Together with Professor Burton, he has published a third edition of their organizational design book, Strategic Organizational Diagnosis and Design: Developing Theory for Application, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. In 2006 their new book Organizational Design: A step-by-step- approach, Cambridge University press will appear. Currently he is doing research on strategy, leadership, and organization of Danish SME’s. Professor Obel has been the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Odense University. He has visited The Fuqua School of Business frequently. Professor Obel spent the spring and summer of 1998 at Stanford University. Professor Obel is Editor of the Danish Journal on Management Research and has on editorial boards on a number of international Journals including being associate editor of Management Science for several years. He also serves on a number of company boards.
Lex Donaldson is Professor of Organizational Design at the Australian Graduate School of Management, which is a joint venture of the Universities of New South Wales and Sydney. He teaches courses on organizational structure, organizational design and corporate governance on the MBA program. He also teaches the philosophy of science on the PhD program. He has taught organizational theory and philosophy of science to PhD students at London Business School and the University of Iowa. His research interests are organizational theory, especially contingency theory, organizational structure and corporate governance.
Charles C. Snow is the Mellon Foundation Professor of Business Administration in Penn State University’s College of Business where he has been on the faculty since 1974. He is a native of San Diego, California, and he obtained a B.S. in Business Management from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on business strategy, organization design, and new organizational forms. He has been a visiting professor at Dartmouth College (1989), Norwegian School of Management (1994), University of Oregon (2002), University of Melbourne (2007-08), and University of Aarhus Business School (2007-09).
The participant's capacity to develop and integrate new ideas into the organizational design knowledge base will be evaluated. This will be done on the basis of individual participation throughout the seminar and the individual’s presentation at the end.
TIME AND LOCATION
Should you wish a single room, an extra fee of 50 € per night will be charged to you.
Cancellations made before May 10, 2010 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.
The EDEN Team
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