European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium (EGOS)*

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The European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium (EGOS), incorporating a 3-days pre-conference (doctoral) workshops program, is the annual colloquium of the European Group for Organisational Studies – a scholarly association which aims to further the theoretical and/or empirical advancement of knowledge about organizations, organizing and the contexts in which organizations operate.

Sub-themes are also organized by the EGOS Standing Working Groups (SWGs)

Conference History:

40th EGOS Colloquium 2024, July 4-6, 2024, University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Conference Theme: Crossroads for Organizations: Time, Space, and People
(Host: University of Milan-Bicocca, Department of Business and Law)

    Conference Sub-Themes:

39th EGOS Colloquium 2023, July 6-8, 2023, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
Conference Theme: Organizing for the Good Life: Between Legacy and Imagination
(Host: University of Cagliari, Department of Economics and Business Sciences)

    Note: Some sub-themes will be held in a HYBRID format!

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    Organizational Storytelling Futures: Using History to Enable Becoming (hybrid)
    Beyond Ideation: Sustaining Open Innovation in Organizations, Communities, and Markets
    Paradoxes, Practices, and Potential of Creatives in Organizational Innovation
    Spaces for Creativity and Innovation within and across Organizational Boundaries
    Interorganizational Relationships for Sustainable Development: Collaboration in the Circular Economy

38th EGOS Colloquium 2022, July 7–9, 2022, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria
Conference Theme: Organizing: The beauty of imperfection
(Host: WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Department of Management & its Institute for Organization Studies)

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    Imperfect Knowledge: Re-examining the Role of Experts and Expertise
    New Approaches to Organizing Collaborative Knowledge Creation
    Opportunities for Path Creation: Practices and Processes of Interorganizational Collaboration
    Smart and Livable Cities: SDGs in Urban Governance and Organization
    Social and Organizational Memory Studies: Closing the Gap

37th EGOS Colloquium 2021, July 8–10, 2021, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Virtual venue
Conference Theme: Organizing for an Inclusive Society: Meanings, Motivations, and Mechanisms
(Host: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics (SBE), Department of Organization Sciences)

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    Ignorance at Work: How Organizations Strive Not to Know; Organizational Storytelling Activism: Using Praxes of Storytelling to Enable Diversity and Equity; Collaboration, Coordination, and Cooperation across Organizations: Meaning(s), Types, Contexts, and Determinants

36th EGOS Colloquium 2020, July 2–4, 2020, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Virtual venue
Conference Theme: Organizing for a Sustainable Future: Responsibility, Renewal & Resistance
(Host: University of Hamburg, School of Business, Economics and Social Science)

    Conference Sub-themes:
    New Approaches to Organizing Collaborative Knowledge Creation (CANCELLED); Storytelling a Sustainable Future

35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, July 4–6, 2019, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Conference Theme: Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations
(Host: University of Edinburgh, Business School)

    Conference Sub-Themes:

34th EGOS Colloquium 2018, July 5–7, 2018, Estonian Business School/ Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia
Conference Theme: Surprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected
(Host: Estonian Business School)

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    New Approaches to Organizing Collaborative Knowledge Creation; Inclusive Organizations and Knowledge Workers Mobility

33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, July 6–8, 2017, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Conference Theme: The Good Organization
(Host: Copenhagen Business School, Department of Management, Society and Communication)

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    Anticipation: Models, Technology and Knowledge in the Making of Organizational Futures; Dynamics of Practices, Knowledge and Work in Healthcare Organizations

32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, July 7–9, 2016, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Conference Theme: Organizing in the Shadow of Power
(Host: University of Naples Federico II, )

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    Innovating across Boundaries: Practices of Interorganizational Collaboration; Projects, Knowledge and Time

31st EGOS Colloquium 2015, July 2–4, 2015, American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
Conference Theme: Organizations and the Examined Life: Reason, Reflexivity and Responsibility
(Host: American College of Greece, ALBA Graduate Business School)

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    Innovation, Knowledge Integration and Path Dependence: Towards More Reflective Practices; Learning Networks, Innovation and Educational Institutions

30th EGOS Colloquium 2014, July 3–5, 2014, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Conference Theme: Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Organizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times
(Host: Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management)

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    (SWG) Visualizing Institutions and Knowledge; (SWG) Organizational Network Research: Organization and Renewal of Organizational Networks; Innovation in Organizations

29th EGOS Colloquium 2013, July 4-6, 2013, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Conference Theme: Bridging Continents, Cultures and Worldviews
(Host: Université de Montréal, HEC Montréal (École des Hautes Études commerciales))

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    (SWG) Professional Service Organizations and Knowledge-Intensive Work; (SWG) Processes of Organizational Creativity: Collective Entrepreneurship, Co-Creation and Collaborative Innovation; (SWG) Organizational Network Research: Bridging and Bridges in Organizational Networks; Inter-organizational Collaboration and Networks; Strategic Learning in Practice: Understanding the Complexity of Organizational Learning

28th EGOS Colloquium 2012, July 5–7, 2012, Aalto University / Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
Conference Theme: Design!?
(Host: Aalto University, School of Science and Technology & School of Economics; Hanken School of Economics, Department of Management and Organization)

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    (SWG) Professional Service Organizations and Knowledge-Intensive Work; Building on the Work of Max Boisot: The Knowledge-based Study of Complex Organizations and Systems; Practices of Inter-Organizational Collaboration: Designed or Emerging?

27th EGOS Colloquium, July 6–9, 2011, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Conference Theme: Reassembling Organizations
(Hosts: University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law)

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    Other Sides of Knowledge Work; Pragmatism, Organizing, and Learning; Creative Selves: Organizing Work in Knowledge Capitalism; Managing without Managers in Complex Knowledge-based Organizations; Organizational Networks in Flux

26th EGOS Colloquium 2010, July 1-3, 2010, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Conference Theme: Waves of Globalization: Repetition and difference in organizing over time and space
(Host: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, School of Business and Economics)

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    (SWG) Professional Service Organizations and Knowledge-Intensive Work; (SWG) Institutions and Knowledge: Sources and Consequences; Sourcing Knowledge Work Globally; Wisdom in Organizations and Wise Organizing; Communities and Networks as Organizational Form

25th EGOS Colloquium 2009, July 2–4, 2009, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain
Conference Theme: Passion for creativity and innovation: Energizing the study of organizations and organizing
(Host: Ramon Llull University, ESADE Business School)

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    (SWG) Professional service organizations and knowledge-intensive work; (SWG) Institutions and knowledge: The role of materiality; Institutionally-embedded practice-based learning in multinationals; The strategic management of organizational knowledge: Creation versus control; Knowledge integration and innovation; Theorizing practice in communities of practice

24th EGOS Colloquium 2008, July 10–12, 2008, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Conference Theme: Upsetting Organizations

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    (SWG) Professional Service Organizations and Knowledge-Intensive Work; (SWG) Practice-Based Studies of Knowledge and Innovation in Workplaces: Practices that Upset and Upsetting Practices; Working Across Boundaries: The Upsetting Effects of Offshoring on the Dynamics of Knowledge Intensive Works; A Knowledge Perspective on Emerging Clusters and the Role of Creative Entrepreneurs

23rd EGOS Colloquium 2007, July 5–7, 2007, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria
Conference Theme: Beyond Waltz – Dances of Individuals and Organization

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    (SWG) Professional service organizations and knowledge-intensive work; (SWG) Practice-based studies of knowledge and innovation in workplaces: The waltz of practice and practicing; Impact of organization on organizational learning and knowledge management; Individuals, organization, and knowledge: Knowledge management in research-intensive organizations; Unravelling organizational learning in multinational corporations

22nd EGOS Colloquium 2006, July 6-8, 2006, Bergen, Norway
Conference Theme: The Organizing Society’
(Hosts: University of Bergen and The Rokkan Centre in co-operation with: Norwegian School of Management, SINTEF, University of Oslo)

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    (SWG) Professional Service Organizations and Knowledge-intensive Work; Global Organizations and Expertise; Organising Knowledge and what it reveals about other Kinds of Organizing; Learning from Rare Events: How Organisations Learn (or Fail to Learn) from Unusual Experiences; Communities of Practice, Learning and Performance; The Social Complexity of Organizational Learning: Dynamics of Micro-Practices, Processes and Routines; Hot and Cold Contexts for Learning in Organizations

21st EGOS Colloquium 2005, June 30 – July 2, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Conference Theme: Unlocking Organizations

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    “Of course that’s not the whole story!” Unlocking Multiple Organizational Narratives; Strategic Learning: Transforming Strategic Experiences into Actionable Knowledge; Organization of Knowledge, Knowledge in Organizations; Practice-Based Studies of Knowledge, Work and Technology; Unlocking Organizational Learning in Multinational Corporations: Exploring the Pivotal Role of Cross Cultural Interactions; Professional Service Organization at Work; (SWG) Professional Service Organizations and Knowledge-Intensive Work

20th EGOS Colloquium 2004, July 1 – 3, 2004, Ljubljana University, Slovenia
Conference Theme: The Organization as a Set of Dynamic Relationships

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    Professional Service Organizations and Knowledge-intensive Work; Epistemological Foundations of Organizational Knowledge and Knowing: Knowledge between Reflexivity and Practice; The Relationships and Dynamics of Identity, Knowledge, and Strategy

19th EGOS Colloquium 2003, July 3 – 5, 2003, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Conference Theme: Organization Analysis Informing Social and Global Development

    Conference Sub-Themes:

18th EGOS Colloquium 2002, July 4 – 6, 2002, EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Conference Theme: Organizational Politics and the Politics of Organizations
(Host: The Centre for Organisational Studies COS (EADA), Esade Business School, IESE Business School – University of Nava, IE – Instituto de Empresa, The University Carlos III (Madrid), University Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Faculty of Economics – Department of Economics and Business (Barcelona))

    Conference Sub-Themes:

17th EGOS Colloquium 2001, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Lyon, France
Conference Theme: The Odyssey of Organizing
(Host: E.M. Lyon; Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Institut d’Administration des Entreprises; Université Lumière Lyon 2, Research Institute on the
Socio-economy of Enterprises and Organizations)

    Conference Sub-Themes:
    Knowing as Desire

16th EGOS Colloquium 2000, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland
Conference Theme: Organizational Praxis

15th EGOS Colloquium 1999, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Conference Theme: Organizations in a Challenging World: Theories, Practices and Societies

14th EGOS Colloquium 1998, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Conference Theme: Stretching the Boundaries of Organisation Studies into the next Millennium

13th EGOS Colloquium 1997, Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Conference Theme: Organisational Responses to Radical Environmental Changes

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