Edinburgh Paper Development Workshop

Starts:  Nov 12, 2018 4:50 PM (GMT)
Ends:  Jan 17, 2019 11:59 PM (GMT)
Associated with  LGBTQ+ Scholars and Friends




Sponsored by the Organization Development & Change Division of the Academy of Management and the Centre for Strategic Leadership at the University of Edinburgh Business School


To be held at

University of Edinburgh Business School,

March 4, 2019




Following previous successful events held in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, we are very pleased to be able to announce that the sixth annual paper development workshop on organisational and institutional change will take place on March 4, 2019. This workshop has been generously sponsored by the Academy of Management’s Organization Development & Change Division and the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Strategic Leadership. As previously, this workshop offers an opportunity for scholars to develop their ongoing work related to organisational and/or institutional change. The workshop will be developmental with each paper having as a discussant a senior scholar with a track record of multiple publications in, and editorial/editorial board appointments with, our leading journals.


Confirmed discussants will be John Amis (University of Edinburgh), Royston Greenwood (University of Alberta and University of Edinburgh), Matthew Grimes (University of Cambridge), Candace Jones (University of Edinburgh), Tom Lawrence (University of Oxford), Johanna Mair (Hertie School of Governance & Stanford University), Gerardo Patriotta (University of Warwick) and Nelson Phillips (Imperial College).


Authors will also receive feedback from peers with similar research interests. It should be of special interest for colleagues recently graduated with a Ph.D., and doctoral students with quite well developed manuscripts; scholars more advanced in their careers are also welcome to attend. Selection of papers will be based on an abstract of 500 words.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is 11.59pm, January 17, 2019. Full paper drafts will be required by February 22, 2019.



The generous support of the ODC Division and the Centre for Strategic Leadership will allow us to provide a small number of $500 scholarships to help defray expenses for some doctoral students. Successful applicants to the workshop will automatically be considered for a scholarship; no separate application is required.


Logistics and Support to Participants

The Centre for Strategic Leadership at the University of Edinburgh Business School is pleased to host and jointly organize this workshop. The conference will consist of around 50 doctoral students, early career faculty and senior colleagues who will discuss papers and offer developmental advice. The atmosphere will be collegial and informal, but centred on progressing working papers with the objective of getting them published in leading journals. There will also be a plenary session devoted to improving understanding of how to publish in leading journals.


There is no conference fee, and no charge for lunch, coffee breaks and closing reception. Participants must make their own travel arrangements and pay for accommodation - we will provide recommendations of where to stay. Participants are expected to attend for the whole day: registration is 8.30am; formal programme concludes at 5pm with a drinks reception finishing at 6pm. If participants wish to extend their trip to enjoy Edinburgh and the surrounding area, we can help with advice and arrangements.


Key Dates

Submission of abstract: 11.59pm, January 17, 2019

Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2019

Full paper due: February 22, 2019

Workshop: March 4, 2019


Contact for questions regarding the workshop:

John Amis (john.amis@ed.ac.uk)


John Amis
+44 131 651 5545