Thematic series

Designing and Managing the Digital Organization

The Journal of Organization Design (JOD) welcomes submissions to the new thematic series on 'Designing and Managing the Digital Organization'.

Increasingly, organizations are assessing opportunities, developing and delivering products and services, and interacting with their customers and other stakeholders digitally. Digital technology, social media, and big data are the drivers of the future workplace, and they are already having large social and economic impacts such as increased competition and collaboration, the disruption of both old and new industries, and organizations struggling to develop new capabilities and transform their cultures.

Computers, software tools and applications, communications networks, robots, 3-D printers, and other digital technologies are changing the way organizations are designed and managed, in terms of both improving existing practices and developing new businesses and approaches. Moreover, digital technologies are not only changing organizations but also the way we think about organizing. Both public and private organizations in the Digital Age will be quite different from today’s organizations.

Papers that address any aspect of designing and/or managing highly digitized organizations are welcome. Topics can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Implications of digital technology for the design of organizations
  • Implications of digital technology for the management of organizations
  • How digital technology can be assimilated and used by organizations
  • Process of digital transformation
  • Talent management in the digital organization
  • Business model innovation enabled by digital technology
  • Design of the future workplace
  • Prototyping processes facilitated by digital technology
  • Performance management in the digital organization

JOD publishes several types of papers including research papers, case studies, urgent issues and points of view all of which can be submitted to the Thematic Series.

Submission instructions:
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Journal of Organization Design. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Journal of Organization Design submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on Designing and Managing the Digital Organization. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 1 November, 2016


Børge Obel, Aarhus University, Denmark

Charles Snow, The Pennsylvania State University, USA


  • Submissions will also benefit from the usual benefits of open access publication:
  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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