On August 5, Andy Van de Ven's friends and colleagues will celebrate his wonderful life at an Academy of Management PDW. We draw inspiration from Frank Capra's assertion that the absence of a single exemplary individual (like George Bailey … or Andy Van de Ven) would have opened gaping holes in the social fabric of his community.
Andy went the distance. He continued teaching a PhD seminar until just weeks before he passed away on April 30, 2022. Andy leaves a legacy of contributions that have influenced scholars across the Academy. His work has shaped our thinking on topics like organizational change, engaged scholarship, abduction, process theorization, and innovation. Please join us to celebrate the diverse ideas and principled causes that sparked Andy's passions.v