IABD CRITICAL POSTMODERN ORGANIZATION THEORY track CALL FOR PAPERS

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14th annual conference to be held in Las Angles.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 17, 2001

CRITICAL POSTMODERN ORGANIZATION THEORY track of the

The International Academy of Business Disciplines
14th ANNUAL MEETING
April 4 - April 7, 2002
Los Angeles, CA


PLEASE SUBMIT PAPERS FOR EVALUATION TO THE TRACK CHAIRS BY NOVEMBER 17, 2001. Once accepted, papers must be modified according to the Business Research Yearbook guidelines.

Track Chair - Alexis Ann Downs adowns@ucok.edu will be handling the review and submission process for the program this year.

Princess Grace Ann Rosile garosile@aol.com and Board Member - David Boje dboje@nmsu.edu are working with Alexis.

  • By November 17th, please send (3) copies of paper or symposia idea (max 20 pages), with complete address and email with letter certifying your attendance if accepted, for blind review to
  • SEND PAPERS/SUBMISSIONS to Alexis Ann Downs
  • Professor Alexis Downs
    Department of Management
    College of Business Administration
    University of Central Oklahoma
    100 North University Drive
    Edmond OK  73034-5209

     adowns@ucok.edu   fax is (405) 974-3853  phone is (405) 974-5333

  • Accepted papers will be published both on the web, and in a condensed 5 page single spaced version in the Business Research yearbook. See http://www.IABD.org/ for details on where to send it.

 


SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

1. Submit three (3) double-spaced copies. Minimum Length 2 pages - Maximum length is 20 pages including references and tables.

2. Submissions must be entirely original: not under concurrent consideration, scheduled for presentation elsewhere, or previously published.

3. No participant is allowed to be included as an author or presenter in more than three submissions.

4. Each submitted paper must include a self-addressed stamped postcard if you would like to receive acknowledgment of its receipt.

5. The title page must include the name(s), affiliation(s), title/academic rank(s), address(es), phone number(s), and email address(es) of the author(s).

6. At least one of the authors must certify his/her intention to register for and attend the conference to present the paper if it is accepted.

 


REVIEW PROCESS

Papers are blind reviewed by three reviewers. Comments are meant to be helpful and are returned to authors. Authors must avoid revealing their identity or affiliation within the body or the references of the paper.

 


PUBLICATION OF ACCEPTED PAPERS

If accepted for publication, authors will be notified and sent guidelines for modifying the paper for publication. This will include condensing the paper to 5 pages single spaced. Camera ready papers that follow the guidelines and ate submitted with the registration fee and with a copy of the track chair's acceptance letter by January 19, 2001, should be sent to:

Business Research Yearbook editor
Dr. Jerry Biberman
Department of Management/Marketing
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
bibermangl@uofs.edu
(570)941-7707

Papers received after January 19, 2002 cannot be published.

 


REGISTRATION FEE - send to Reza

The registration fee (which includes annual membership in IABD) is US $150 for regular members and US $40 for students. Late registration (after March 15, 2002 is US $175/$50. However, accepted papers will not be eligible to be published in the "Business Research Yearbook" or included in the program unless payment is received with the paper by January 19, 2002. To register without a paper, send name, address, phone, email, and check to:

IABD Secretary/Treasurer
Reza Eftekharzadeh
Department of Quantitative Analysis
School of Business
St. John's University
Jamaica, NY 11439
718-990-2134

 


CONFERENCE LOCATION

Marina del Rey Hotel
13534 Bali Way,
Marina del Ray, CA 90292
800-882-4000
or 310-301-1000


 

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PHOTOS from the last Conference            

We encourage people to stay with our Critical Postmod Org Theory track for the full three days of discussions, beginning Thursday morning and ending with an informal farewell brunch Sunday morning. In this way, the track is more a workshop format, with conversations building and evolving each day. Our favorite presenters stimulate the audience into rebellious banter. Most of us eat and relax together in the evenings. Join us!

Presentation Style - Perform it - Please try to give oral presentations (with few notes and few if any overheads). We prefer to promote discussion, dialog, debate, and controversy (not to read papers). The idea is to create a workshop-effect, where you respond to the events and sessions of the day, and everyone responds to you.  We do not imitate the old Academy format of people presenting mindless overheads with vacuous word statements that are devoid of story, narrative, and your own existential being. Overhead presentations split the spectators attention between you the lively human being and the dead screen.  Have you ever noticed people will read you something they pout on an overhead. Or say "I only have 10 minutes, so I can not tell you what happened" then plash 10 more overheads.  We prefer you to tell your story, implicating yourself in your theory and research.   We do like pictures (pictures and images are cool in overheads; word slices are phallologocentric erection).

We would like to have paper theme sessions, with people invited to discuss particular themes.

THEME ONE: SPECTACLES OF ORGANIZATION and THE ORGANIZATION OF SPECTACLES.

Key Note speaker: STEVE BEST "Spectacles of Organization"

For more on Spectacle:

 

Robert Dennehy Carolyn Gardner are proposing an Opening session of Postmod-OT.  The

The Ultimate Spectacle: The Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center at the start of the program.

of Disneyland, the freeway system, and McDonalds in Southern California is a set-up for a lively first session.  Newcomers and veterans can engage in the interactive Q & A format.  They sent along some humor:

1)The success of what European leader influenced Eisenhower to build the  Interstate Highway System?

Ans: Hitler the Autobahn!

2)What happened to the trolley system in LA in the 20's? 

Ans: It was bought  by GM and shut down!

 

3)What is the most prized characteristic of a McDonalds hourly employee? 

         Ans: Obedience!

 

4)In 1997 McDonalds sold 10 million Happy Meals in a  typical week.  With the  introduction of Teenie Beanie Babies the number of Happy Meals increased to -  ? -million. 

        Ans: 100 million!

5)What location is the most likely target for armed robbery?

  a)convenience store

  b)gas station

  c)bank

  d)fast food restaurant

             Ans: d)fast food restaurant

 6)Why did Ray Kroc of McDonalds decline to sell French fries at Disneyland? 

Ans: It is reported that Walt wanted to raise the price of French fries from  $.10 to $.15 and to keep the $.05 as a commission!

Robert Dennehy  rdennehy@pace.edu

Carolyn Gardner wzygardner@yahoo.com

 

THEME TWO:

First  Idea "Spectacle Play Places" - From Adrian Carr acarr@kilo.uws.edu.au - If Vegas was the playground for gamblers and constituted a site of spectacle, to people outside the US, Florida has to be the 'space'  for play. I would like to explore the notion of play and in particular the realm of play as simply another level of reality neither serious nor non-serious.


Second Idea
David Boje, dboje@nmsu.edu 

I wrote a paper on what has happened to Disney since the 1995 Tamaraland paper I published in AMJ. It is titled "Phenomenal Complexity Theory and Change at Disney: Response to Letiche." 

Third Idea -- The Nike Research Proposal -- Lets talk about it.  http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/nike/call_for_nike_research.html  Nike called Boje and asked him to write a proposal. Now what would any critical postmodernist do?   

SEND MORE IDEAS to dboje@nmsu.edu or garosile@nmsu.edu

On the subject of TAMARA, that is the name for a new journal I am starting on Critical Postmodern Organization Science.  It is an IABD sponsored journal and dedicated to this track. Check it out at http://www.zianet.com/boje/tamara/  There are calls for papers for the next two years.  It is the Rock and Roll journal for our interdisciplinary effort; a scholars version of Mother Jones and UTNE reader.  Write for TAMARA, become a board member or ad hoc reviewer.  Spread the word....

 


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AS YOU SEND ME IDEAS AND PROPOSALS I WILL POST THEM DBOJE@NMSU.EDU 

Visit  Journal of Organizational Change Management  ARCHIVES

SEE last year - ORLANDO ABSTRACTS AND SESSION SCHEDULE

David Boje see http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje
Grace Ann Rosile http://www.horsesenseatwork.com