A Blended Conference

For over 30 years, Common Ground has been invested in developing technologies that seek to break down barriers of access in scholarly communication. In each phase, we’ve built media platforms to support spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue, before such approaches were in vogue; connected international voices, when disciplines were too often isolated in national silos; and supported an agenda of access and equality, by offering pathways and opportunities for diverse voices.
We now propose another kind of intervention -- to build a scholarly communication infrastructure for a blended future.
Our blended model seeks to transcend physical boundaries by offering a platform to extend in-person conference content online, while ensuring online-only delegates are afforded equal participatory and experiential spaces within the platform. At the same time, the model offers participants a legacy resource to which they can return in the Event application, with access to a social space in our Community application where fellow participants can keep connected long after the conference ends.

Themes and Special Focus

Founded in 1993, 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.

The Twenty-third International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 2023 Special Focus: Rethinking Organizational Resilience
  • 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

Conference Chair

Davood Askarany

Davood Askarany

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

Conference Partner

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