“Cites as Sites and Drivers of Organizational Action” at the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium 2019
We would like to invite you to submit your current work to our sub-theme on Cities as Sites and Drivers of Organizational Action (#43) at the EGOS Colloquium 2019, which will be held in Edinburgh on July 4–6, 2019 (call for papers attached and online).
The sub-theme welcomes submissions of high-quality research on cities as arenas of and actors in organizing investigated from the perspectives of organization studies, management, sociology, geography, and political science, among others. While we have a preference for empirical, comparative research that neither relegates cities to a passive backdrop of organizational behavior, nor treats organizations as a derivate of local communities and markets, we are also open to other investigations on cities as sites and drivers of organizational action. This research will likely analyze processes, such as branding, collaborating, competing, learning, participating, and coordinating across sectors.
More generally, we seek to convene scholars who study the interplay of organizations and cites, which we broadly understand as place-based networks of people and organizations that share cultural norms, material resources, political regulation, and social structures.
The deadline for short papers (3,000 words) is January 14, 2019, and you can find instructions on how to submit to the sub-theme at http://egosnet.org/ in due course. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
We look forward to receiving your submissions and to engaging in fruitful discussions on cities and organizations in Edinburgh.
Christof Brandtner, Renate Meyer, and Silviya Svejenova