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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, 2012). There will be several work sessions. Participants will be expected to present their ideas and work to the seminar audience in particular at day 5..
10.00 - 11.00 Professor Richard Burton
11:00 - 12:30 Professor Børge Obel
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Professor Børge Obel
16.30 - 17.30 Professor Richard Burton & Professor Børge Obel
14.00 – 17.00 Professor Phanish Puranam
10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 12.30 Professor Charles Snow
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Professor Charles Snow
15.30 – 16.00 Break
16.00 – 17.00 Professor Charles Snow
17.00 – 17.30 Question and Answer Period
'The chemistry of organization'
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Professor Anna Grandori
13.30 - 17.00 Student presentations
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 Director and Professor at The Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture, f Business Social Sciences, Aarhus University 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 2011 the second edition of their book Organizational Design: A step-by-step- approach, Cambridge University press appeared. 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 as well as dean of Aarhus School of Business. 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.
Phanish Puranam is School Chair Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. He is also Chair of the School’s PhD Programme.
Phanish studies the design and management of collaborative structures within corporations (i.e. between divisions or departments) as well as between corporations (i.e. alliances and acquisitions). His theoretical work involves mathematical and computational analysis of collaborative structures, and his empirical work focuses on European/US companies with an interest in India as well as Indian companies that are actively globalizing. Phanish obtained his PhD at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and joined the faculty of London Business School in 2001. He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science and on the Research and Executive Committees of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management. He is Senior Editor at Organization Science and also guest co-editor of a special issue of the Strategic Management Journal on the “Design of Strategic Organizational Architecture”, to appear in 2012. Phanish is currently working on a series of theory development projects on “The Foundations of Organization Design” funded competitively by the European Research Council.
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.
4 ECTS will be assigned upon completion of the seminar
TIME AND LOCATION
Should you wish a single room, an extra fee of 30 € (VAT Not Included) per night will be charged to you.
Cancellations made before February 20, 2012 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.
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