Conference Dinner, Seventeenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, 20–21 April 2017
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

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

  • 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
  • 2017 - Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

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:

Dave Snowden

Dave Snowden

Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge, Singapore
(2003)

Kirpal Singh

Kirpal Singh

Director, Wee Kim Centre, Signapore Management University, Singapore
(2003)

David Gurteen

David Gurteen

Founder, Gurteen Knowledge, London, UK
(2004)

Leslie Johnson

Leslie Johnson

Emeritus Professor, University of Greenwich Business School, London, UK
(2004)

Thomas A. Stewart

Thomas A. Stewart

Executive Director, National Center for the Middle Market, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
(2004)

Bruce Payne

Bruce Payne

Founding Director, Graduate Program in Arts Administration, Baruch College, New York, USA
(2007)

Alexandra V. Roth

Alexandra V. Roth

Executive Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
(2008)

Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Deputy Dean, University of Durham, Durham, UK
(2009)

Nuzhat Jafri

Nuzhat Jafri

Executive Director, Office of the Fairness Commissioner, Ontario, Canada
(2010)

Anne H. Reilly

Anne H. Reilly

Professor, Loyola University, Chicago, USA
(2012)

Samantha Miles

Samantha Miles

Reader in Accounting & Finance, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
(2013)

Gibor Basri

Gibor Basri

Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA
(2014)

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: