Online Only in 2021 // Blended 2022

Due to current restrictions on entry into New Zealand—and uncertainty on the date these restrictions will end—we have decided to continue with only the online component of the 2021 conference.
We are nonetheless excited to announce the online conference will be delivered on the CGScholar platform – developed by the Common Ground Media Lab, the research and technology arm of Common Ground Research Networks.
We are moving to bring the conference experience into the digital era. All presenters will be given Presenter Pages: linked to profiles on CGScholar, displaying abstract summary, thematic connection to panelists and peers, ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files. As an alternative, you can also participate online with Audience Passes. And finally, we'll be offering innovative online social spaces to frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.
All "Blended" registration types will be able to present in-person and online in 2022. Please contact us to have this registration added to your account.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Themes and Special Focus

Founded in 1993, the Organization Studies Research Network comes together around a common concern for, and a shared interest to explore, new possibilities in knowledge, culture and change management, within the broader context of the nature and future of organizations and their impact on society. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

The Twenty-first International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 2021 Special Focus - Preparing Organizations for New Digital Futures: New Rules of Engagement for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
  • Theme 1: Organizational Intangibles and Tangible Value
  • Theme 2: Knowledge Economies as the Constant
  • Theme 3: Organizations as Knowledge Makers
  • Theme 4: The Value of Culture and the Demand of Change

Plenary Speakers

The Twenty-first International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Susan Watson

Susan Watson

Professor and Dean, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Sholeh Maani

Sholeh Maani

Professor, Economics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Daniel Araya

Daniel Araya

Co-founder, Aion Advisors; Senior Partner, World Legal Summit; Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Conference Chair

Davood Askarany

Davood Askarany

Senior Lecturer, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Conference Partner

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