OMT Podcast

OMT Podcast

The OMT Podcast series launched in spring 2020.

In this podcast series, we showcase the fascinating and diverse members of AOM's Organizational and Management Theory Division. Our conversations explore how they got to where they are today, the cutting-edge questions they are asking, and what motivates them and their work.

You can listen to the episode and subscribe to the Podcast on Spreaker, Spotify, Google, iTunes, iHeartRadio, and most of your favorite podcast outlets.

Season 3, Episode 1: Tim Weiss with Nicolas Friederici and Marlen de la Chaux, Life after PhD and outside of Academia
The new season of OMT podcast episodes kicks off with a special episode that was recorded in collaboration with the Africa Tech Collective and co-hosted with Tim Weiss from Imperial College London. The guests, Nicolas Friederici and Marlen de la Chaux got PhDs from Oxford and Cambridge, respectively, and then decided to leave academia, but are still connected to research. They reflect on their journey and the reasons for their decisions, the differences between a job in academia vs industry, and on creating impact from the research they did and are still doing. Thus, this episode is all about bridging the gap between academic research and real-world impact!

New episodes of the podcast will be published every 2 weeks, and will be in the usual format of introducing fascinating researchers, how they got to where they are, and their approach to research and the profession.

You can find the podcast here or on any of your favourite podcast outlets:
OMT Podcast

To find out more about the Africa Tech Collective, please visit their website:
africa tech research collective

Season 2, Episode 6: Emily Block, Authenticity in Academic Life

Emily Block, Associate Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada; Emily is also the OMT Division Membership Chair


Emily provides advice for scholars to be authentic and trust in themselves, even if they do not fit the image of the ‘typical' management scholar or OMT member. She talks about how she was influenced by her family and her professors, and how that experience has shaped what she does in her research.


Finally, Emily also discusses how she thinks about OMT and helps make it a welcoming community. You can get in touch with Emily, to help or volunteer.


If you have not done so, please also check out the initiative on OMT Meetups, which helps junior scholars connect with more senior mentors.


To find out more about Emily Block, please visit her official faculty profile.

Season 2, Episode 5: Sun Hyun Park


Sun Hyun Park, Associate Professor of Strategy and International Management at College of Business at Seoul National University in South Korea; Sun has also served as OMT’s Global Representative at Large


Sun’s research focuses on how corporate managers cope with a firm’s external environment. We talk about his research and also about his personal journey into academia in the United States and now back in his native Korea


To find out more about Sun Hyun Park, please visit his official faculty profile.

Season 2, Episode 4: Chahrazad Abdallah

Chahrazad Abdallah, Associate Professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal, in Canada, and Associate Faculty at Singapore University of Social Sciences, in Singapore


Chahrazad not only has a fascinating story of entry into academia, which includes speaking four languages and living in just as many countries, she also does thought-provoking research. She explains how her research discovered her (as opposed to the other way around) and how she uses anger in a constructive and positive way.

To find out more about Chahrazad Abdalla, please visit her official faculty profile.

Season 2, Episode 3: Daniel Armanios

Daniel Armanios, Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, in the United States


In this special, extended “Black Friday” episode, Daniel talks about how, despite being in an engineering department, he works in the field of management and organisation theory. Daniel has always wanted to be an academic (and he has a long list of degrees to show for it) and discusses how he manages to put all of them to good use. He also explains why teaching is really enriching for his research.


To find out more about Daniel Armanios, please visit his official faculty profile.

Season 2, Episode 2: Martin Kilduff

Martin Kilduff, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at University College London and the OMT Division Chair Elect


In this episode, Martin explains that his research shows how an association with someone famous can help people secure a position. He also explains how it can be detrimental when the long-term association “buffers” people from underperforming or penalizes them for overperforming. Martin also talks about the pandemic-related changes he had to make as OMT Program Chair to this year’s Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

To find out more about Martin, please visit his official faculty profile.

Season 2, Episode 1: Andrea Prado


Andrea Prado, Associate Professor for Management and Organisation at Incae Business School, in Costa Rica


In this episode, Andrea talks about her recent publication on Covid 19 in the Lancet and the interdisciplinary work she has been doing. She also reveals the impact of her work in a global context and the privilege of writing academic papers as a professor.


To find out more about Andrea Prado, please visit her official faculty profile.

Season 1, Episode 4: Lori Qingyuan Yue

Lori Yue, Associate Professor in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

In this final episode of our inaugural season, Lori talks about moving from China to the US and her research on social movements in China. She also discusses cultural differences, stereotypes, and the importance of paying attention to them.

To find out more about Lori Yue, please visit her official faculty profile:

Season 1, Episode 3: Hovig Tchalian

Hovig Tchalian, Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at University of Southern California in California

In this episode, Hovig relays his somewhat unusual path into academia, how he originally did not want to be an academic, and why he really enjoys being one now. He also discusses how management research relates to the humanities and what scholars in literature could both learn from and contribute to our field.

To find out more about Hovig Tchalian, please visit his official faculty profile:

Season 1, Episode 2: Dalhia Mani

Dalhia Mani, Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India

In this episode, Dalhia talks about family, serendipity and networks. She explains how her research was originally fueled by a conspiracy theory and how she found that this was not supported by her data. She also discusses her experience working in different parts of the world and why she loves being back in India now.

To find out To find out more about Dalhia Mani, please visit her official faculty profile:

Season 1, Episode 1: Marc-David Seidel

Marc-David Seidel, Professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business in Vancouver, Canada

In this episode, Marc-David Seidel talks about his interest in stand-up comedy, how his start-up may have been a unicorn, and questions about technology that he is researching and thinking about.

To find out more about Marc-David Seidel, please visit his official faculty profile: