2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting
West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending
Developing Organizations Based on Academic Knowledge: Insights from Multiple Perspectives Developing Organizations
Organizer: Sonja A. Sackmann; University of Bundeswehr, Munich;
Presenter: Margaret E Phillips; Pepperdine University.;
Presenter: Terri Egan; Pepperdine University.;
Presenter: Andre S. Avramchuk; Fielding Graduate University;
This PDW offers four different perspectives on developing organizations based on academic knowledge. These include: 1) bringing practice into the traditional classroom setting and vice versa to improve organizational diagnosis and design; 2) fusing professional experience and academic knowledge to develop compassionate solution designers capable of leading rapidly changing organizations; 3) bridging theory with community program development in an international context; and, 4) creating a learning organization and developing theory through mutually beneficial action research activities. A multinational team with broad international and consultative experience, the four PDW contributors will provide their insights from these various perspectives, then engage workshop participants in stimulating discussions sharing their own experience around these themes.