Relational Coordination Collaborative

Relational Coordination at the AOM

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August 4-8, 2023 in Boston, MA - Full Program

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Friday, August 4

Positive Approaches to Management Education: Enhancing Relationships and Building on Strengths

Time and Place: Friday, August 4, 3-4:30 (Sheraton Boston, Independence West)

Chair:  Marc Hoffman Lavine (University of Mass Boston)

Presenters: David Bright (Wright University), Jody Hoffer Gittell (Brandeis University), Darren Jason Good (Pepperdine University), Corey Crossan (University of Western Ontario), Mary Crossan (Western University), Cassandra Lyn Ellis (Western University), Mary Dunn (St. Edwards University), Lauren Hajjar (Suffolk University), Christopher Lyddy (Providence College), Ninna Meier (Aalborg University), Tim Peterson (North Dakota State University)

Sponsoring Divisions: Organizational Behavior; Organizational Development and Change

Saturday, August 5

Collectives at a Crossroads: Time, Space and World Building

Time and Place: Saturday, August 5, 12:00-2:00 (Sheraton, Public Garden)

Presenters: George Kuk (Nottingham Business School), Elina Melious (Brunel University London), Kathleen Ann Stephenson, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Carlos Denner, University of Brasilia; Ajnesh Prasad, CMS; Natalia A. Vershinina, Audencia; Ellen Ernst Kossek, Purdue University - and more!

Practicing Dialogic OD In a World of Linear Change Frameworks

Time and Place: Saturday, August 5, 12:30-2:00 (Sheraton, Exeter)

Presenters: Joan Goppelt, Act Too Consulting, Inc.; Keith Ray, Fielding Graduate University 

Teaching Relationally: Building Community and Connection in Our Classrooms

Time and Place: Saturday, August 5, 12:00-2:00 (Westin Hotel, America South)

Presenters: Arne Carlsen (BI Norwegian Business School), Jane Dutton (University of Michigan), Emily Heaphy (University of Massachusetts), Hooria Jazaier (Santa Clara University), Jason Kanov (Western Washington University), Sally Maitlis (Oxford University), Gianpiero Petriglieri (INSEAD), Miha Škerlavaj, (University of Ljubljana), John Paul Stephens (Case Western Reserve)

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Strengthening Networks for Equitable and Integrated Healthcare

Time and Place: Saturday, August 5, 3:30-5:00 (Sheraton Boston, Independence West)

Chairs: Kathryn McDonald (Johns Hopkins University) and Ingrid Nembhard (Wharton)

Presenters: Sara Singer (Stanford University), Michaela Kerrissey (Harvard University), Christina Yuan (Johns Hopkins University), Hao Gong (University College London), Robert Kahn (Cincinnatti Childrens), Heba Naim Ali (Brandeis University), Jody Hoffer Gittell (Brandeis University)

Discussants: Stephen Shortell (UC Berkeley) and Glen Mays (CU Anschutz and Robert Woods Johnson Foundation)

Sponsoring Divisions: Health Care Management; Organization and Management Theory

Building Digitally Enabled Ecosystems for Social Value Creation 

Time and Place: Saturday, August 5, 4-6:00 (Boston Marriott)

Chairs: Ina Sebastian (MIT CISR) and Claus Jebsen (BI Norwegian Business School)

Presenters: Jens Roehrich (University of Bath), Thomas Haskamp (University of Potsdam), Jody Hoffer Gittell (Brandeis University), Robert Gregory (University of Miami), Elizabeth Davidson (University of Hawaii), Farbod Hagigi (ClinicalBox), Amy Smith (Cambridge Health Alliance), Tomaz Sedej (Hyperledger Foundation and Copenhagen Business School), Kaveh Abhari (San Diego State University), Vegard Kolbjørnsrud (BI Norwegian Business School), Mekhail Mustak (IESEG), Ola Henfridsson (University of Miami)

Sponsoring Divisions: Communication, Digital Technology and Organizations; Organizational Development and Change

Meet Up for Drinks and Conversation Hosted by the Relational Coordination Collaborative


Time and Place: Saturday, August 5, 6-7:00 pm (Yard House, 110 Huntington Ave)

Hosts: Jody Hoffer Gittell (Brandeis University), Masami Tabata-Kelly (Brandeis University), Ina Sebastian (MIT Sloan)

Join us for drinks after the Healthcare Networks and Ecosystems for Value Creation workshops to continue the conversations and celebrate with colleagues and friends.

Sunday, August 6

Annual Gathering of POS Scholars at the 2023 Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Time and Place: Sunday, August 6, 7:30-9:00 am (Sheraton Boston, Back Bay Ballrooms C and D)

Hosts:  Jane Dutton (University of Michigan), Allison S. Gabriel (Purdue University), Katina Sawyer (The University of Arizona), Aqsa Dutli (Purdue University), Kelly Gabriel (The University of Arizona)

This breakfast experience organized by the Center for Positive Organizations gathers together the community of scholars applying the concepts and theories in the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) in their research. Please, join us for the POS gathering to build community, connect with research collaborators, learn about new developments in the field, and generate energy about the possibilities created by using the POS lens.  Please RSVP by July 30, 2023.

Building Connection: Fostering Work Relationships in Remote/Hybrid Environments

Time and Place: Sunday, August 6, 12-1:30 (Hilton Boston Back Bay, Adams B)

Chairs:  Elana Feldman (University of Massachusetts Lowell) and Sarah Kostanski (University of Massachusetts Lowell)

This caucus will explore workplace relationships in remote/hybrid environments. Its goal is to generate pressing research questions and spark new collaborations to further understanding of how connections are built, maintained, and experienced when face-to-face work interactions are infrequent or nonexistent.\

Sponsoring Divisions: Social Issues Management; Organizational Development and Change

Gathering at Boston Public Garden Hosted by Relational Coordination Collaborative and Positive Relationships at Work

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Time and Place: Sunday, August 6, 2-4:00 (Boston Public Garden near Edie's Tree) - refreshments will be served!

Hosts: Lyndon Garrett (Boston College), Melissa Chamberlin (Iowa State), Masami Tabata-Kelly (Brandeis University), Emily Heaphy (University of Massachusetts Amherst), John Paul Stephens (Case Western Reserve), Jody Hoffer Gittell (Brandeis University)

Rigor and Relevance - In Conversation with Henry Mintzberg and Don Hambrick

Time and Place: Sunday, August 6, 4-5:00 pm (Sheraton Boston, Public Garden)

Hosts:  Quy Huy (INSEAD), Richard Stackman (University of San Francisco) and Jill Paine (IE Business School)

This event brings together eminent scholars who share their experiences in the pursuit of both rigor and relevance in their research. 

Sponsoring Division: Organizational Development and Change

Monday, August 7

Tackling Society’s Grandest Challenges Through Responsible Management SHOWCASE SYMPOSIUM

Time and Place: Monday, August 7, 12-1:30 (Boston Park Plaza, Stuart Room)

Chairs: Tracey Dodd (University of Adelaide) and Samantha Lai (University of Adelaide)

Presenters: Edward Freeman (University of Virginia), Jody Hoffer Gittell (Brandeis University), Cristina Gibson (Pepperdine University), Hari Bapuji (University of Melbourne), Mette Morsing (Copenhagen Business School and United Nations Global Compact), Roy Suddaby (University of Victoria)

Sponsoring Divisions: Social Issues Management; Organizational Development and Change

Tuesday, August 8

Relational Human Resource Management SHOWCASE SYMPOSIUM

Time and Place: Tuesday, August 8, 12-1:30 (Westin Copley Place, Courier Room)

Chairs: Qian Zhang (University of Ontario) and Jody Hoffer Gittell (Brandeis University)

Presenters: Aoife McDermott (Cardiff University), Catherine McIntosh (University of the West of England), Alankita Pandey (Eastern Michigan State), Jillian Graves (Eastern Michigan State), Christina Marsack-Topolewski (Eastern Michigan State), Kartik Trivedi (Brandeis University), Qian Zhang (University of Ontario)

Discussants: Scott Soltis (University of Kentucky) and Robin Switzer (Brandeis University)

Sponsoring Divisions: Human Resource Management; Organizational Development and Change