Every year, the EGOS Colloquium offers a comprehensive and diverse set of interesting sub-themes, each of which focuses on specific topics and streams in organization research. This also applies to next year’s EGOS Colloquium, which will take place from July 5–7 in Tallinn, Estonia.
The rich offer of sub-themes provides multiple opportunities for scholars interested in temporary organizing to submit their short papers until January 8, 2018. The following list includes some of the sub-themes that are interested in phenomena of temporary organizing. Please contact the authors of this blog if you have suggestions for extending this list.
Convenors: Jana Costas, Dan Kärreman
Given the precarious and, at times fluid nature of temporary organizing, examining this phenomenon imposes intricate methodological challenges on organization scholars. Ethnographic approaches may prove to be very helpful in this regard.
Convenors: Katharina Dittrich, Martha S. Feldman, Brian T. Pentland
How do organizations sustain repetitive patterns of action in light of the fact that temporary organizing becomes ever more ubiquitous? Scholars interested in temporary organizing may find interesting theoretical responses to this and other questions.
Convenors:Consuelo Vásquez, François Cooren, Jeanne Mengis
CCO scholarship not only demonstrates deep interest in distinct forms of temporary organizing but also provides a useful theoretical apparatus for gaining a deeper understanding of temporary organizing.
Convenors: Barbara Simpson, Nancy Harding, Viviane Sergi
Convenors: Shiko M. Ben-Menahem, Georg von Krogh, Uriel Stettner
Temporary organizing aims to generate knowledge by constantly bringing together different organizational actors. The resulting challenge of spurring collaboration might be of interest to this sub-theme.
Convenors: Israel (Issy) Drori, Jochen Koch, Mike Wright
Contributions addressing temporary organizing in accelerators, incubators, etc. may target this sub-theme.
Convenors: Iain Munro, Aki-Mauri Huhtinen, Kirstie Ball
This sub-theme focuses on one of the key challenges of temporary organizing: re-integrating the ideas of temporarily established social collectives in the permanent organization.
Convenors: Kristina Lauche, Hans Berends, Paul R. Carlile
Contributions on inter-organizational temporary organizing initiatives may find their home in this sub-theme.
Convenors: Blagoy Blagoev, Laura Empson, Renate Ortlieb
Given that many professional organizations rely heavily on temporary organizing, papers that focus on related challenges might be welcome here.
Convenors: Lars Engwall, Matthias Kipping, Behlül Üsdiken
How to organize multiple temporary social collectives? Related theoretical ideas might make contributions to the topic of this sub-theme.
Convenors: Wolfgang H. Güttel, Moritz Loock, Madeleine Rauch
Despite its complexity, even temporary organizing may rely on simple rules. Related contributions may be submitted to this sub-theme.
Convenors: Patrick Cohendet, Elke Schüßler, Jörg Sydow
(How) can temporary organizing resolve the tension between creativity as something unorganized on one side and the attempt to perpetuate creativity on the other side?
Convenors: Joep P. Cornelissen, Curtis LeBaron, Matthias Wenzel
The inherently unstable, continuously evolving, and at times rapidly changing nature of temporary organizing results in a central methodological challenge for organization scholars: how to observe and record the processes of temporary organizing as they unfold? Multimodal methods may prove to be very useful in this regard.
Convenors: Tor Hernes, Juliane Reinecke, Elden Wiebe
Time and temporality play a key role in and for temporary organizing. Therefore, scholars interested in temporary organizing might make interesting contributions to this sub-theme.
Convenors: Andrew Davies, Jonas Søderlund, Paolo Canonico
Given that project work is one prevalent form of temporary organizing, scholars who focus on projects may find their home in this sub-theme.