For the third time after Athens 2015 and Copenhagen 2017, Leonhard Dobusch, Georg von Krogh and Richard Whittington call for submissions to an EGOS sub-theme on organizational openness. After a focus on “open strategy” in 2017, the call for short papers of the 2019 sub-theme wants to connect research on open organizing across domains:
While there is growing reference to notions of openness across domains, these are largely disconnected from each other, show few signs of convergence and lack theoretical reference between domains. This fragmentation is even more marked when considering related notions such as organizational fluidity (Dobusch & Schoenborn, 2015), liquidity (Kociatkiewicz & Kostera, 2014), boundlessness (Ashkenas et al., 2002) and partiality (Ahrne & Brunsson, 2011). Alongside these notions, advanced societies appear also to be seeing the emergence of more open organizational forms such as crowds (Felin et al., 2014), communities (Faraj et al., 2016), ecosystems (Baldwin, 2012) or meta-organizations (Gulati et al., 2012). A central objective of the proposed sub-theme will be to bring together discussions of various forms of open organizing in order to explore possible commonalities and significant distinctions, and to develop means for more connected theorizing across domains and dimensions.
Check out the full call for papers at the EGOS website. Deadline for submissions is January 14, 2019.