EGOS Honorary Membership was created in 1998 to honour and thank scholars who have made pioneering and lasting contributions both to the advancement of knowledge in the social sciences dealing with organization, organized and organizing, and to EGOS as an association.
Suggestions for the nomination of a new Honorary Member can be sent by EGOS members to the EGOS Executive Secreariat () by December 31 of each year.
Please note: No current member of the EGOS Executive Board – whether elected by the members or ex officio – is eligible for nomination!
The EGOS Board makes the final choice according to the two criteria mentioned above. It also takes into account the European and international character of the association.
The new EGOS Honorary Member is welcomed with a laudatio during the annual EGOS Colloquium each year.
The EGOS Honorary Members since 1998 – and, if available – the laudatios are listed below.
Ann Langley – Laudatio by Paula Jarzabkowski
Georg Schreyögg – Laudatio by Jörg Sydow
Stewart Clegg – Laudatio by Bob Hinings
Haridimos Tsoukas – Laudatio by Ann Langley
David Wilson – Laudatio by Ziyad Marar
Cynthia Hardy – Laudatio by David Wilson
Royston Greenwood – Laudatio by Renate E. Meyer
Alfred Kieser – Laudatio by Kari Lilja
Barbara Czarniawska – Laudatio by Bruno Latour
Arndt Sorge – Laudatio by Sigrid Quack
Nils Brunsson – Laudatio by Woody Powell
Silvia Gherardi – Laudatio by Barbara Czarniawska
Johan P. Olsen - Laudatio by Jean-Claude Thoenig
John Child – Laudatio by Max Boisot
Jean-Claude Thoenig – Laudatio by Arndt Sorge
Michael Aiken – Laudatio by David Wilson
Bob Hinings – Laudatio by Mitchell P. Koza
Renate Mayntz – Laudatio by Jean-Claude Thoenig
Cornelis J. Lammers – Laudatio by Jean-Claude Thoenig
James G. March – Laudatio by Finn Borum
David Hickson – Laudatio by Bob Hinings