2017 Roland Calori Prize

On July 6, 2017, the Roland Calori Prize was awarded for the eighth time at the 33rd EGOS Colloquium in Copenhagen, Denmark. Professors Fabrizio Ferraro (IESE Business School), Dror Etzion (McGill University), and Joel Gehman (Alberta School of Business) won the award for their paper, “Tackling Grand Challenges Pragmatically: Robust Action Revisited.” Read the paper here.

The Roland Calori Prize is awarded bi-annually by the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) for the best article published in the journal Organization Studies over the previous two years. Awarded in tribute to professor Roland Calori for his contributions to EGOS, Organization Studies, and EMLYON Business School, the prize recognizes papers that display methodological quality and theoretical innovation, reflecting the diverse perspectives of social sciences as they relate to organizational studies. In the spirit of Roland Calori’s own work, the prize reflects pluralism in research traditions and diversity of paradigms. The prize of €2,000 is sponsored by EMLyon.

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Complexity Arrangements Paper in the Top 10 Again

Approximately one year ago, my paper with Raghu Garud and Arun Kumaraswamy on “Complexity Arrangements for Sustained Innovation: Lessons from 3M Corporation“ was published in Organization Studies, where it was the lead article in a special issue entitled Towards the Ecological Style: Embracing Complexity in Organizational Research, guest edited by Kevin Dooley and Hari Tsoukas.

This week I learned that the paper was listed as an SSRN Top Ten download for the fourth time. As of today, the paper had been downloaded 208 times, making it my most popular paper to date. This time the paper was ranked as an Top Ten download in 14 different categories:

Metatheoretical Perspectives on Sustainability Journeys Now Published

We just received word that “Metatheoretical Perspectives on Sustainability Journeys: Evolutionary, Relational and Durational” has now been published in Research Policy. The paper can be downloaded from SSRN for free.

According to ISI, Research Policy had a 1-year impact factor of 2.51 and a 5-year impact factor of 4.24 in 2010, making it the highest rated journal for research related to innovation, technology and entrepreneurship — ahead of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Business Venturing, as well as journals such as Harvard Business Review, Management Science, and Organization Studies.

The final citation is: Garud, R. & Gehman, J. 2012. Metatheoretical Perspectives on Sustainability Journeys: Evolutionary, Relational and Durational. Research Policy, 41: 980-995.

Complexity Arrangements for Sustained Innovation

Today our paper on “Complexity Arrangements for Sustained Innovation: Lessons from 3M Corporation” was published in the June 2011 issue of Organization Studies. It was the lead article in a special issue entitled Towards the Ecological Style: Embracing Complexity in Organizational Research, guest edited by Kevin Dooley and Haridimos Tsoukas.

Drawing on an in-depth study of innovation practices and innovation journeys at 3M Corporation, we identify how combinations of practices – which we conceptualize as complexity arrangements – afford multiple agentic orientations simultaneously for the actors involved, thereby facilitating sustained innovation.

You can read the abstract here. A preprint of the paper is available on SSRN. If you would like a copy of the paper as published, please send me an email.

Raghu Garud, Joel Gehman, and Arun Kumaraswamy. 2011. “Complexity Arrangements for Sustained Innovation: Lessons from 3M Corporation.” Organization Studies, 32: 737-767.

Third Top 10

This week I received an email from SSRN informing me that my paper with Raghu Garud and Arun Kumaraswamy on “Complexity Arrangements for Sustained Innovation: Lessons from 3M Corporation” was a top ten download for a third month in a row.

This time it was listed in the Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Growth eJournal Top Ten.

Paper Makes Top 10

This week I just received an email from SSRN informing me that my paper with Raghu Garud and Arun Kumaraswamy on “Complexity Arrangements for Sustained Innovation: Lessons from 3M Corporation” was a top ten download in the Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Network: Organization (Sub-Topic) All Papers.

The paper is forthcoming in Organization Studies in a special issue entitled Towards the Ecological Style: Embracing Complexity in Organizational Research, guest edited by Kevin Dooley and Hari Tsoukas.