Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Organization Studies Research Network comes together around a common concern for, and a shared interest to explore, new possibilities in knowledge, culture and change management, within the broader context of the nature and future of organizations and their impact on society. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Twenty-first International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations features research addressing the following annual themes.

  • Theme 1: Organizational Intangibles and Tangible Value
  • Theme 2: Knowledge Economies as the Constant
  • Theme 3: Organizations as Knowledge Makers
  • Theme 4: The Value of Culture and the Demand of Change
  • 2021 Special Focus - Preparing Organizations for New Digital Futures: New Rules of Engagement for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Plenary Speakers

The Twenty-first International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Susan Watson

Susan Watson

Professor and Dean, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Sholeh Maani

Sholeh Maani

Professor, Economics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Conference Chair

Davood Askarany

Davood Askarany

Senior Lecturer, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Research Network Chair

Ross Brinkert

Ross Brinkert

Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Abington, PA, United States

Conference Partner

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