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ODC Annual Conference 2018

  • 12 Aug 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Kellogg School of Management in Chicago
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  • Free of charge


Organization Design and Industry Dynamics


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: ODC Annual Meeting and breakfast (administrative)

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Welcome by Brian Wu (University of Michigan)

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM: Ecosystem Design and Boundaries of the Firm

In this session we will focus on organization design issues with respect to managing platforms and ecosystems.


Kevin Boudreau (Northeastern University)

Andrei Hagiu (MIT Sloan),

Rahul Kapoor (Wharton)

Juan Santalo (IE),

practitioner presenter to be confirmed


Melissa Schilling  (NYU Stern)

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM: Lunch and Networking

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM: Organization Design and Industry Dynamics

This session will focus on the interplay between industry dynamics and organization design. We will discuss how new competitive forces, and technological and societal trends are changing the organization design landscape.


Oliver Baumann (University of Southern Denmark)

Daniel Spulber (Kellogg School of Management)

Charlie Williams (Bocconi)

practitioner presenter to be confirmed


Michael Jacobides (LBS)

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM: Coffee Break

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Platforms and Ecosystems – Modularity and Organization Design

The aim of this session is to have a broader discussion with conference participants about the role of technology and specifically of modularity on the evolution of organizational forms and platforms.


Bruce Kogut (Columbia University)

Conference co-organizers: 

Maciej Workiewicz (ESSEC Business School) and 

Brian Wu (University of Michigan)

The ODC conference is sponsored by Leaders in Organization Design: 


Organizational Design Community
Co/Department of Management

Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
Fuglesangs Alle 4
DK-8210 Aarhus V

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