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AOM PDW synchronous session on video ethnography in organizational studies

  • 1.  AOM PDW synchronous session on video ethnography in organizational studies

    Posted 07-07-2021 08:50

    Dear colleagues -

    Apologies for cross-posting.

    If you are interested in learning more about using video methods in your research, then we invite you to register for this interactive PDW synchronous session at this year's AOM (scroll down for the registration link):

    Broadening our vision: Video Ethnography in Organizational Studies.

    AOM PDW - Saturday, Jul 31 2021 12:00 noon - 2:00pm ET (UTC-4)

    Sponsors: SAP, RM, OB, OMT, ODC

    Purpose of PDW and how to participate

    Management scholars have increased their use of video as a research tool in organizational studies. It helps them to see, understand, codify, and make sense of the strategizing process.  These methods uncover the micro interactions of organizational actors. It allows insights into their implicit practices that emerge in their moment-to-moment exchanges.

    This PDW is timely, as it provides an opportunity to revisit the recent progress of video-based research. What changes do we observe over recent times? The newly online world of social distancing in the pandemic has switched many in-person interactions to video-based ones, thus increasing the need for and opportunity to study video. Thus, we will examine the progress, benefits and challenges of video ethnographic methods. While the PDW will provide an update of the field, it will emphasize "hands on" experience of video analysis taking different approaches.

    Finally, the PDW aims to encourage newcomers. It will help them understand and use this method in their research, spark debate, and generate further innovation. We aspire to co-create good practices and build a community of engaged scholars.

    Please pre-register using the following link to secure a place: http://insead.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efiajUYRgj6MLKC

     Format of the workshop

    The PDW will be participative and inclusive through virtual 'round table' discussion groups centered around actual video data. We will provide video case material for participants to analyze and discuss.  By experiencing the practice of capturing, viewing, analyzing and interpreting video recordings, participants will increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in conducting this type of research.  The plenary discussions will provide collective insights into practices, pitfalls to avoid and steps to advance our research.

    PDW Organizers:

    Marlys Christianson is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Rotman, University of Toronto. She received a PhD in Management & Organizations from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include the coordination of complex and interdependent work, sensemaking in high-risk environments, and resilient organizing, particularly as it relates to error detection and correction. Her work has been published in a variety of outlets, including Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Perspectives, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management InquiryJournal of Organizational BehaviorOrganizational Research Methods, and Organization Science.


    Michael Jarrett is a Professor of Management Practice in the OB department of INSEAD, Singapore.  is research focuses on the psychological and structural factors that help or hinder organizational change and strategy execution. He also teaches and directs an Executive Masters on organizational change and has published books, chapters and articles including Organizational Research Methods, Long Range Planning, Harvard Business Review, Organizational Dynamics and Journal of Change Management. He has contributed to and organized a number of PDWs on video-based research methods both at AOM and EGOS.


    Curtis LeBaron is a Professor of Management and Department Chair at Brigham Young University, where he teaches graduate courses on leadership and qualitative research methods. He helped to create and lead the Strategy Activities and Practices (SAP) interest group. He was also a Founding Associate Editor of Academy of Management Discoveries (AMD). He has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles and chapters in leading academic outlets, as well as two edited books.


    PDW Discussion Leaders:

    Philip Gylfe is a Post-Doc at the Department of Management Studies at the Aalto School of Business in Helsinki, Finland. In his research he looks at how people in organizations (and across multiple stakeholders) make sense of a common strategy and how middle managers influence creative processes. Philip has a strong interest in qualitative research methods and video analysis. He has published in the Strategic Management Journal and in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.


    Feng Liu is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Sobey School of Business Management at Saint Mary's University, Canada. Feng's research interests focus on board team and top management team strategizing activities and emotions in organizations.  She uses qualitative research methods such as video ethnography and interview to examine how strategies are formed, changed and implemented in organizations. She has published in the Journal of Management Studies, Organizational Research Methods, Strategic Organization and Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice.


    Sotirios Paroutis is Professor of Strategic Management at Warwick Business School. His teaching and research interests include strategic discourse and paradox, the intersections of technology and strategy, and visual views on strategy. His work has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Organization Studies, Long Range Planning amongst others. He has served as chair of the Strategizing Activities and Practices DIG at AOM. 


    Mary Waller is Senior Research Scholar at the College of Business, Colorado State University, and Professor Emerita, York University, Toronto, Ontario. Her research focuses on identifying the behavioral patterns of effective teams in stressful, critical situations. She teaches MBA and executive courses on topics including team dynamics, motivation, and negotiation. She has published in a variety of leading academic journals including Organization Science, Academy of Management Annals, and Journal of Applied Psychology, winning many academic awards for her research. She is a professor emerita at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

    Marlys Christianson
    University of Toronto
    Toronto ON
    (416) 978-0250