Garden Conversation with Gibor Basri, Fifteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Fifteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Fifteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations

  • 2015 Special Focus: Productive Diversity: The Dynamics of Organizational Cultures
  • 19–20 February 2015
  • Clark Kerr Conference Center, University of California, Berkeley, USA

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

130+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Fifteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations.

31

Countries represented.

2015 Special Focus: Productive Diversity: The Dynamics of Organizational Cultures

Diversity manifests itself in organizations in a myriad of ways—the diversity of human resources within an organization, diversity among clienteles, diversity of divisional or occupational cultures, and diversity when meeting other organizational cultures—be they private, public, or other community organizations. In the twentieth century, the prevailing assumption was that organizational cultures based on sameness or alignment would inevitably work best. In the twenty-first century, globalization and civil rights movements that focus on human differences mean that such assumptions are no longer tenable. In fact, they may well be counter-productive, hence the notion of “productive diversity”.

Plenary Speakers

The Fifteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Gibor Basri

Gibor Basri

Chair, Chancellor’s Task Force on Undocumented Campus Members and the Senior Administration Campus Climate Council; Liaison to the UC President’s Council on Climate, Culture and Inclusion

Keith Merron

Keith Merron

Senior Associate, Barbara Annis & Associates Inc.

Graduate Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2015 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Adeleke Banwo

Adeleke Banwo

Jiangsu University, China

Darima Butitova

Darima Butitova

University of Missouri, US

Aneetha Rao Kasuganti

Aneetha Rao Kasuganti

Indian Institute of Technology, India

Ehosa Peter Ogbeni

Ehosa Peter Ogbeni

Bolton Business School, UK

Kalu Oji

Kalu Oji

University of Salford, UK

Makoji R. Stephen

Makoji R. Stephen

University of Salford, UK