PDW-06 [SWG-12]: Understanding Organization as Process

Joep P. Cornelissen
VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jenny Helin
Uppsala University, Sweden
Daniel Hjorth
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Robin Holt
Liverpool University Management School, UK

Call for Applications



The "Process Organization Studies" Paper Development Workshop (PDW) is a pre-Colloquium activity that aims to help early-career academics develop their research ideas and papers towards publishable articles in close interaction with experienced scholars in the field. The workshop will be most beneficial for students and early-career scholars with fairly developed papers with the specific aim of developing these towards journal submission. We particularly invite papers connected to the Process Organization Studies field (= SWG 12).

This PDW will start with a brief introduction on topics of interest to Process Organization Studies. Accepted papers will then be briefly presented by the authors and discussed in round-table sessions. All participants will be expected to have read the papers of their fellow session presenters and be ready to contribute to these discussions. Participants will also be expected to attend all sessions of the workshop.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 9:00am–12:00pm.




All scholars interested in developing their papers towards publishable articles are invited to apply to this PDW. However, preference will be given to PhD students/early career scholars. To be considered as an early career scholar, the applicant needs to have completed his/her doctoral/PhD thesis within the last three years.


Please submit – via the EGOS website! – a single document of application (.doc, .docx or .pdf file) that includes:

  • On the first page: a short letter of application containing full details of name, address (postal address, phone and email), affiliation (date of PhD completion for early career scholars), a statement of why the applicant considers it valuable to attend this PDW as well as an indication of what journal(s) the paper is likely to be submitted to.
  • A full draft paper that is to be developed to a publishable stage.


Joep P. Cornelissen is Professor of Corporate Communication at VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His current research focuses on processes of framing and narration in strategic change, entrepreneurial and innovation contexts.
Jenny Helin is a post-doc researcher at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests lie at the intersection of process philosophy and dialogue where she primarily inquire into living conversations and generative meeting practices in organizational contexts.
Daniel Hjorth is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organisation at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He is Research Director for the Management Research Group. His latest books include "The Politics and Aesthetics of Entrepreneurship" (2009), edited with Chris Steyaert, and he is editor for the "Handbook of Organisational Entrepreneurship" (2012) and (co-editing) the "Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organisation Studies".
Robin Holt is Professor at the Department of Organisation and Management, Liverpool University Management School, UK. In his academic career, he worked in departments of politics and philosophy as well as business and management, and at a number of UK universities, including Southampton, Bath, Manchester Met. and Leeds. Throughout, he has been interested in the meanings associated with words like: value, production, good, work and wealth, and continue to be curious about these, currently through research work on ethics and judgment, on entrepreneurial activity, and on strategic practices. Since autumn 2013, Robin is one of the two Editors-in-Chief of 'Organization Studies'.