Call For Papers
The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call For Papers for the Fifteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations which will be held 19-20 February 2015 at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, USA. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives and encourage faculty and research students to jointly submit proposals, discussing the Organization through one of the following themes:
• Management Education
• Knowledge Management
• Change Management
• Organizational Cultures
• Productive Diversity: The Dynamics of Organizational Cultures
2015 Special Focus:
In addition to the annual themes, the conference will address the special focus – Productive Diversity: The Dynamics of Organizational Cultures – through keynote speakers, garden sessions, workshops, and parallel sessions that examine the following topic:
“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.”
Proposal Submissions and Deadlines
The current review period closing date for the latest round of submissions to the conference Call For Papers (a title and short abstract) is 17 July 2014* . To submit a proposal and for more information on the conference, please click on the link below.
If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may still join the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to The Organization Collection.
*Proposals are reviewed in rounds adhering to monthly deadlines. Check the website often to see the current review round.