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Interpretative Method/ology Development Workshop in Organization Studies

Palermo (Italy), Palazzo Butera 
9-20 October, 2023

Deadline for submission of abstacts September 1st 2023


Download full call for applications & information here

Hosts & Local Organizers

•    Prof Tammar Zilber, The Hebrew University Business School, Israel; Co-Editor-in-Chief of OS (Host)
•    Prof Paolo Quattrone, Alliance Manchester Business School, UK; Co-Editor-in-Chief of OS (Host)
•    Prof Arabella Mocciaro Li Destri, Università di Palermo, Italy
•    Prof Giovanni Battista Dagnino, LUMSA, Palermo, Italy



•    Prof. Jean Clarke, emlyon, France.
•    Prof Bernard Forgues, emlyon, France.
•    Prof Claudia Gabbioneta, School for Business and Society, University of York, UK.
•    Prof. Joel Gehman, George Washington University
•    Prof. Dennis Jancsary, WU Vienna, Austria.
•    Prof Renate Meyer, WU Vienna, Austria. 
•    Prof. Davide Nicolini, University of Warwick.


More than five years ago, Organization Studies (OS) launched a new Method/ology section. This signalled the importance that the Journal gives to methodological issues, in all of their dimensions, from ontological and epistemological matters to the choice of data and method of analysis. We now want to reinforce that call with the launch of this ‘Method/ology Development Workshop’ (MDW). Our aim with this workshop is to open a forum to debate and innovate our interpretative methodologies and methods in OS. The MDW adds to the two recent Special Issues that the Journal has launched: the first on Enhancing Organizations Research Involving Meaning and Culture Using Computational Text and Image Analyses (ongoing review process) and the other on The Future of Qualitative Research in Management and Organization Studies (Deadline for submissions: 29th February 2024). Authors who plan to submit a paper to this special issue are invited to participate in the workshop and develop their ideas through the feedback that would be provided. However, participation in the MDW is not required and authors who did not attend the MDW are equally welcome to submit papers to the special issue.

The workshop is free of charge. Coffee breaks are provided. Travel, accommodation, and other expenses (e.g. dinners) have to be organized and covered by participants. A limited number of stipends will be offered to cover at least part of the cost for travel and accommodation for emerging scholars who cannot obtain (sufficient) funding from their home institutions. Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered for financial support (max. € 300 depending on the number of applicants) and confirm, in this case, that you have no or only limited funding from your home institution. For those who cannot participate in person, we plan to provide personalized feedback to 5 papers on dedicated on-line sessions to be organized depending on demand.

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