Fifth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece
Third International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, Penang, Malaysia
Fifteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Our History ...

The Organization Studies Research Network

Background

Founded in 1993, the International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations provides a meeting place for the investigation of knowledge-based social and economic change. Perspectives at the conference range from big picture analyses, to detailed case studies of practice, traversing a broad terrain, from theory to strategies for action. In 2010 the World Universities Forum combined with the International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations.

The International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.

Publishing

The Organization Studies Research Network enables members to publish through two media. First, network members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums—a result of the responsive, non- hierarchical, and constructive nature of the peer review process. The Organization Studies Collection provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard. The second publication medium is through the Organization Studies Book Imprint, publishing cutting edge books in print and electronic formats. Publication proposal and manuscript submissions are welcome.

Community

The Organization Studies Research Network offers several opportunities for ongoing communication among its members. Any member may upload video presentations based on scholarly work to the network YouTube channel. Quarterly email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest. Join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter, or explore our new social media platform, Scholar.

Past Conferences and Speaker Highlights

Past Conferences
  • 1993 – Hilton Hotel, Sydney, Australia
  • 1995 - Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney, Australia
  • 2003 - Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
  • 2004 - University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
  • 2005 - University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece
  • 2006 - Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy
  • 2007 - Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • 2008 - Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • 2009 - Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2010 - HEC Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • 2011 - Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid, Spain
  • 2012 - University Center, Chicago, USA
  • 2013 - UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2014 - Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • 2015 - University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2016 - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu,USA
Past Plenary Speakers

The International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations has a rich history of featuring leading and emerging voices from the field, including:

  • Juan Alfaro, State Council on Corporate Social Responsibility of the Government of Spain, Madrid, Spain (2011)
  • Gibor Basri, University of California, Berkeley, USA (2014)
  • David Gurteen, Gurteen Knowledge, London, UK (2004)
  • Richard Harris, University of Glasgow, UK (2009)
  • Nuzhat Jafri, Office of the Fairness Commissioner, Ontario, Canada (2010)
  • Leslie Johnson, University of Greenwich Business School (2004)
  • Bruce Payne, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York City, USA (2007)
  • Anne H. Reilly, Loyola University, Chicago, USA (2012)
  • Alexandra V. Roth, Northeastern University, Boston, USA (2008)
  • Dave Snowden, IBM Centre for Action Research in Organisation Complexity, UK (2003)
  • Kirpal Singh, Signapore Management University (2003)
  • Thomas A. Stewart, Harvard Business Review. (2004)
  • Samantha Miles, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK (2013)

Past Partners

Over the years the International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations has had the pleasure of working with the following organizations: