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Organizational Design Community's online Idea Workshop

October 24-25, 2023

ODC is pleased to announce that it will hold its second annual Idea Development Workshop on October 24 & 25, 2023, over the two days before its Annual Meeting. The Workshop is designed to support PhD students and other junior scholars interested in topics related to organization design, by matching each participant with three senior scholars who will provide feedback on a proposed study, similar in format to a PhD proposal defense.


The co-chairs of this year’s workshop are Özgecan Koçak and Marco Minervini. Faculty mentors include Carliss Baldwin, Francisco Brahm, Diane Burton, Vibha Gaba, Scott Ganz, Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson, George Hendrikse, John Joseph, Thorbjorn Knudsen, Tobias Kretschmer, Borge Obel, Henning Piezunka, Joaquin Poblete, Phanish Puranam, Marlo Raveendran, Metin Sengul, Kannan Srikanth, and Gurneeta Vasudeva.

Workshop plan

Each day’s program will consist of two parallel feedback sessions of 40 minutes each, followed by an hour-long panel. Each feedback session will consist of a 10-minute presentation by the participant, 5-minute comments by each senior scholar, and open discussion. The feedback sessions will be open only to program participants and applicants.

Our ‘ask the faculty’ panel on October 24 will feature discussions with Carliss Baldwin and Linda Argote on the origins of their influential ideas. On the second day’s panel, we will have Marlo Raveendran and Henning Piezunka lead a discussion on how they build and nurture research collaborations.

How to apply

We welcome participants from all stages of a PhD program, post-docs, and junior faculty, but places in the workshop are limited. Applicants should submit a (maximum) 5-page paper / thesis proposal to the workshop co-chairs Özgecan Koçak ( and Marco Minervini ( by September 30, 2023. We will inform all applicants of their admission and match them with mentors by October 5. Successful applicants will be awarded an annual membership to ODC, which also covers the fees for the conference on October 26-27.


Özgecan Koçak

Özgecan Koçak is associate professor of Organization & Management at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

Marco Minvervini

Marco Minvervini is an Assistant Professor at IE Business School.

Faculty mentors

Carliss Baldwin

Francisco Brahm

Diane Burton

Vibha Gaba

Scott Ganz

Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson

George Hendrikse

John Joseph

Thorbjørn Knudsen

Tobias Kretschmer

Børge Obel

Henning Piezunka

Joaquin Poblete

Phanish Puranam

Marlo Raveendran

Metin Sengul

Kannan Srikanth

Gurneeta Vasudeva

Join us

Membership in the community is open to any individual, firm, organization or institution with an interest in advancing the knowledge and practice of organization design and who wish to support and enhance ODC's mission.


Contact us

Organizational Design Community
Co/Department of Management
Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
Fuglesangs Alle 4
DK-8210 Aarhus V

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