Vlerick will organise a track during the 2014 EGOS Colloquium

After a severe selection process Vlerick Business School has been chosen to organise one of 40 tracks during the 30th annual Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), taking place in Rotterdam in 2014. This is the most important European conference for scholars specialising in Organisational Behaviour and Organization Theory and it will put Vlerick on the map as an expert in this field of study.

The Program Committee of the EGOS 2014 Colloquium received an impressive number of high quality proposals and had to make some difficult decisions. From the 75 subtheme proposals received, 40 have been accepted. Accepted proposals all fit well with the theme of EGOS 2014, being ‘Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Organizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times’. The accepted subtheme proposals form an exciting basis for paper submissions. 

Ralf Wetzel, Professor of Organisation & Management, who was responsible for submitting Vlerick’s subtheme proposal on ‘Rethinking Change: The Modern Crisis of Intervention and the Dilemma of Experts’: “This is great news not only for us, since it is a joint proposal we submitted together with Professor Rees from Manchester University and Professor Alas from Estonian Business School Tallinn. It clearly shows Vlerick’s strong cross-European bonds in the field. It gives us a unique opportunity to push cutting-edge thinking on organizational change beyond its current limits and to reflect the impact of experts – like business schools – in future times. We are desperately looking for contributions of renowned scholars as much as of young ‘rebels’ and hope to gather a unique bunch of creative thinkers in Rotterdam next year!


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