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  • 15 Apr 2014 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    ODC has learned that Jay Galbraith, one of our founding members, passed away last week. That same week, the Journal of Organization Design published a special issue on big data and organization design with the lead article written by Jay. The special issue was the culmination of the World Summit on Big Data and Organization Design, held in Paris in May 2013. Jay was one of the keynote speakers in Paris. Also, the third edition of his book Designing Organizations was published just a few weeks ago.

    Jay’s name is synonymous with organization design theory and practice. His concept of information processing as the basis of organization design and capability has been the inspiration for many researchers in organization design. Jay developed his widely recognized Star Model (TM) for analyzing organizations in the 1960s, and it is a framework that any company can use to make its strategic design choices. His work has received more than 10,000 Google citations, and he was a consultant to many of the world’s leading companies. Numerous organizations have benefitted from his insights and writings – particularly about how to master the difficult task of getting a global matrix structure to work.

    Jay loved his research and consulting work, and he was active until the end. His contributions to the field of organization design are immense, and he will be greatly missed in our community.

    Børge Obel & Charles Snow

  • 10 Apr 2014 4:30 PM | Anonymous

    The special issue stems from papers presented at the World Summit on Big Data and Organization Design, which was held at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris) on May 16-17, 2013. Initiated by the Organizational Design Community (ODC) and co-sponsored by IBM, the Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture (ICOA) at Aarhus university (Denmark), and the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, the conference featured 11 keynote and distinguished speakers and included 130 participants from 26 countries. The speakers and participants represented academia, business, and government. Seventy-four papers co-authored by the 130 participants were accepted by the Organizing Committee. The articles in this special issue offer a selection of the issues and opportunities posed by big data and their implications for organizations. This special issues include three research articles, two point of view articles, and one case study. We are very excited about this new publication and hope you find the content interesting.

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  • 06 Jan 2014 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    Big Data can help streamline a company’s production or improve our welfare services. But we cannot make the most of Big Data until we have learned to harness the vast amount of information. This is the conclusion of a new international White Paper based on input from 130 researchers, business professionals and governmental officials. The paper has been sent to the European Commission. The initiators hope that their call-to-action will give rise to new research and funding activities.

    When you use your credit card you produce data about what you have bought, where and when. Google uses your online searches to forecast when and where the next flu epidemic will occur. Big Data is created constantly and everywhere, and by exploiting this knowledge about our whereabouts and behaviour, private and public organisations can optimise their production and services.

    But according to Professor Børge Obel, who is centre director of Aarhus University's Interdisciplinary Centre for Organizational Architecture (ICOA), we must learn to process and handle all of these intangible data before we can profit properly.

    "Big Data holds countless opportunities as well as liabilities. We need more research on relevant issues in order to learn to exploit Big Data properly with the right legislation and regulation," says Børge Obel, who is one of the initiators of a new comprehensive report, Unleashing the Potential of Big Data. The White Paper was developed by the research centre ICOA at Aarhus University in collaboration with Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, IBM and the Organizational Design Community.

    The White Paper is the product of the World Summit on Big data and Organization Design, which was held at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris in May 2013. The participants were representatives of the business community, government representatives and the world’s leading researchers on Big Data.

    FULL ARTICLE WHITE PAPER VISIT WEBSITE

  • 12 Dec 2013 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    It is a great pleasure to announce that the Organizational Design Community (www.orgdesigncomm.com) has published volume 2, issue number 3, 2013, of the Journal of Organization Design (www.jorgdesign.net). Please enjoy the papers appearing in our last issue of the year. There are several great pieces in this issue, including a special topic on Making Organization Design Knowledge Actionable with a case study of and commentaries on Ascension Health. In addition there is a translational article and one point of view article. We are very excited about this new publication and hope you find the content interesting.

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  • 20 Aug 2013 12:30 PM | Anonymous

    It is a great pleasure to announce that the Organizational Design Community (www.orgdesigncomm.com) has published volume 2, issue number 2, 2013, of the Journal of Organization Design (www.jorgdesign.net). We are very excited about this new publication and hope you find the content interesting. This issue contains three research articles, one case study, and one point of view. Enjoy this new issue and please help us spread the news!

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  • 18 Apr 2013 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    It is a great pleasure to announce that the Organizational Design Community (www.orgdesigncomm.com) has published volume 2, issue number 1, 2013, of the Journal of Organization Design (www.jorgdesign.net). We are very excited about this new publication and hope you find the content interesting. This issue contains an editorial, two research articles, one case study (our new article section), and two points of view. Enjoy and spread the news!

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  • 08 Feb 2013 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Academics and practitioners are invited to participate in the World Summit on Big Data and Organization Design, May 16-17, 2013, at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne 1, Paris. Participation requires membership of the Organizational Design Community or special invitation. If you are interested in participating write the orgdesign@asb.dk for an invitation or membership.

    The conference is co-hosted by the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne 1, IBM, ICOA, Aarhus University, and the Organizational Design Community.

    This is an event for a carefully selected group of academics and business representatives to work together on the future challenges of big data and organization design. The number of participants is limited to 100 people.

    Process

    To extract your knowledge and views, we would like you to submit a position paper with your thoughts on:

    • The State of the Art on Big Data
    • Your current work on Big Data, in particular, on teaching, research, applications, and its expected outcomes
    • Your future work on Big Data
    • Your foreseen Challenges/Issues and Recommendations

    You can submit your paper at: http://icoa.au.dk/conferences-workshops/big-data-and-organization-design

    Please use the template found here: http://icoa.au.dk/conferences-workshops/big-data-and-organization-design/about-the-workshop/

    To ensure the maximum outcome, the workshop process requires a high level of pre-workshop interaction from all participants. You will be asked to contribute to the pre-workshop actions in one of five virtual groups, each developing a report on the most relevant perspectives of Big Data and Organizational Design, based on the submitted position papers. The five work groups are: 1) University/Business driven Applications, 2) University/Public driven Applications, 3) Data Challenges, 4) Organization Impacts, and 5) Partnership/Fellowship. A workgroup chair will drive this process, and all participants are expected to participate.

    Outcome

    The pre-workshop papers will be distributed to all participants prior to the conference. The papers will be discussed at the conference and will form the basis of a white paper on Big Data and Organizational Design to be submitted to leading decision makers, including the European Union and national governments.

    Following the summit, the Journal of Organization Design will run a special issue on organization design and big data, where you are invited to submit a paper.

    Costs

    The workshop sponsors have kindly agreed to cover all conference participation fees. However, you are responsible for your own costs of travel and accommodation.

    We hope that you will find this interesting and are looking forward to seeing you in Paris.

    Please let us know if you are interested in participating and will submit a position paper by replying to this email: orgdesign@asb.dk

    SUBMIT PAPER TEMPLATE

  • 14 Dec 2012 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    It is a great pleasure to announce that the Organizational Design Community (www.orgdesigncomm.com) has published issue number 3 of the Journal of Organization Design (www.jorgdesign.net). The publication of issue 3 concludes the journal's first full volume of 2012. We are very excited about this new publication and hope you find the content interesting. This issue contains three research articles, one translational article, and two points of view. Some of these articles are also accompanied by an introduction video by the author explaining why the article is important and why you should read it. Enjoy!

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  • 03 Aug 2012 4:30 PM | Anonymous

    It is a great pleasure to announce that the Organizational Design Community (www.orgdesigncomm.com) has published issue number 2 of the Journal of Organization Design (www.jorgdesign.net). The issue was launched on 3 August during the inaugural ODC conference in Boston hosted by Harvard Business School. We are very excited about this new publication and hope you find the content interesting. This is the first full issue containing research articles, a translational article, point of view, and urgent issue. Some of these articles are also accompanied by an introduction video by the author explaining why the article is important and why you should read it. Enjoy!

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  • 31 May 2012 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    It is a great pleasure to inform you that the Organizational Design Community (www.orgdesigncomm.com) has published its first issue of the Journal of Organization Design (www.jorgdesign.net). We are very excited about the release and hope you find the content interesting. There is already a large handful of articles ready for issues 2 and 3, and we are very excited about these too and the work that is ahead of us to finish volume 1. We would also like to inform you that the journal is open for the ODC members to submit their papers.


    Celebrating the launch of the journal at ICOA.

    (Left to right: Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson, Marianne Sejthen, George P. Huber, Børge Obel, Morten Bygvraa Rasmussen, Anne Bøllingtoft)

    The seven articles in the first issue of JOD will be presented by the authors and discussed in a session at the inaugural ODC conference to be held at the Harvard Business School on Friday, August 3, 2012. There are still opportunities for you to attend the conference (at this point approximately 30 available seats). Please send an e-mail to orgdesign@asb.dk if you want to participate (participation requires membership in the ODC).

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