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|The Chair of Organization & Management is part of the Department of Business Administration at the University of Zurich. In our research and teaching we are concerned with different aspects of organization and management, which we examine using different theoretical and methodological approaches. More specifically, in our research we address questions concerning the practice of strategy, top management team dynamics, routine dynamics, organizational spaces and the relation between management research and practice. In our teaching we cover a wide range of topics such as organization theory, organization design, change management and strategy as practice. We are fully committed to excellence and responsibility across the entire range of our activities.|
After a long Covid break our new researcher in residence has arrived: Peter Smith from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will be staying with us at the Chair of Organization and Management for the next three months. Peter is a lecturer and researcher in the University of Auckland’s Department of Management and International Business. His research interests are based on the practice of strategy; specifically, he is interested in how an individual’s practice of management and strategy, in an organization, makes a difference to the firm’s strategy. It is a pleasure to have Peter here, and we wish him an inspiring and productive time at our chair!
Welcome back from your holidays to FS23! We hope you all had a great start to the new year. We are looking forward to a fresh start on campus and to seeing many of you in our seminar Qualitative Forschungsmethoden and our lectures BWL II and Organisation und Führung (undergraduate level) as well as in Organization Theories (master level). If you are interested in writing your thesis at our chair, please register for the information event on March 24th, 2023 (14-15h) by sending an email to Kalliopi Vagias. On May 22nd, 24th, and 26th we offer a Distinguished Scholars Seminar with Martha Feldman (University of California, Irvine) on the topic „Power & Organization“.
Violetta Splitter, Leonhard Dobusch, Georg von Krogh, Richard Whittington, and Peter Walgenbach just published their special issue paper in Organization Studies.
Their article "Openness as Organizing Principle: Introduction to the Special Issue" has been published in the OS Special Issue: "Open Organizing in an Open Society? Conditions, Consequences and Contradictions of Openness as an Organizing Principle".
You can find the full article here
This weekend our annual Winter Magic Mountain took place in Arosa. During the offsite we combined workshops and creative sessions with great social activities. In the mornings we conducted workshops on our key topics for 2023 and in the afternoons seized the great weather for outdoor activities.
We all had a lot of fun and an unforgettable weekend on the ski and sled slopes, lunching together at the mountain hut or enjoying the traditional Swiss Raclette with the extended Chair Family in the evening.
We are happy to introduce our new semester assistant Gloria Pünchera, who recently started working for us at the chair.
We are very much looking forward to working with Gloria and wish her an interesting and exciting time at our chair! Gloria, who is currently studying Business Administration (major) with History, Society and Politics (minor) at UZH, will support our teaching and research activities in various ways.
The Chair of Organization and Management wishes you a peaceful holiday season and a happy, prosperous New Year! The festive season gives us the chance to look back on a year with numerous highlights - the last of which were gatherings within our team and with our colleagues of the faculty to celebrate and exchange on the successful year. We would like to thank everyone with whom we have been in contact and who helped us to jointly shape the year 2022.
We are very much looking forward to our new teaching portfolio and new forms of academic exchange in 2023!
We are proud to announce that our colleague Violetta Splitter joined the University of Arts Berlin (Germany) as a guest Professor in October 2022. We are very happy for Violetta and wish her all the best for this new chapter in her academic career while we are also very glad that Violetta continues to work at our Chair as Senior Research Associate (Oberassistentin).
It was a great and fun evening that started with an aperitif and then continued with a joint cheese fondue. During the dinner our "Schrottwichteln" provided some surprises and laughs.
Chantal Wey received the UZH spring term 2022 semester award with her outstanding bachelor's thesis: «Arbeitsumgebung und Produktivität: Analyse anhand der Covid-19 bedingten Homeoffice-Pflicht»
The thesis was supervised by Tania Weinfurtner and Chantal was specially nominated by David Seidl for her very good academic contribution. The award was presented to her by the rector of the university.
Am Lehrstuhl für Organisation und Management der Universität Zürich (Prof. David Seidl) ist derzeit eine Stelle für eine/n Semesterassistenten/-in ausgeschrieben. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 30. November 2022. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in der vollständigen Ausschreibung (PDF, 66 KB).
Welcome back to HS22! We hope everybody had a lovely summer break and wish all students a good start into a new term full of interesting courses. We are excited to see many of you in our lecture Change Management (Bachelor level) as well as in our seminar Case Studies (Master level). In November, we offer a doctoral seminar with Anne Smith (University of Tennessee) on Writing Qualitative Work (PhD level). If you are interested in writing your bachelor or master thesis at our chair, please apply by October 31 by emailing Kalliopi Vagias. This term, our lecture will be available online; our seminars will take place as usual (in class, at our institute).
Before the start of Fall Term, we attended the Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society in London under the theme „Innovative Strategies for an Open World“. Some members of the chair took a leading role in activities of the Strategy Practice IG: Violetta Splitter and Theresa Langenmayr acted as conveners of two sessions on Open Strategy; David Seidl, Violetta Splitter, Shenghui Ma and Benjamin Grossmann-Hensel were nominated for the Best Paper and Best PhD Paper Awards, respectively, and presented their papers.
In Mid-September, we traveled to London for this year’s „Summer Magic Mountain“ – the second of our biannual strategy workshops this year. As always, we used the retreat to discuss research, teaching and administration related topics concerning the future of the Chair of Organization and Management. Our reinvigorating retreat took place right before the Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society in London.
We are happy to welcome our new team member Robin Engelbach! As of today, Robin will support our chair as a research associate and PhD candidate. He holds a bachelor's degree from the EBS University and a master's degree from the University of St. Gallen. As part of our SNF-funded project he will have a special focus on the topic of „Open Strategy“. We wish Robin all the best for his PhD studies and a fruitful and exciting time at our chair!
David Seidl received the Mentoring Award 2021. This annual award recognizes supervisors of PhD candidates at UZH for outstanding mentoring and promotion of early-career researchers. The prize money is endowed with 5,000 Swiss francs.
See the interview with David Seidl on the Mentoring Award:
We recently received a 4-year project grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) to study the impact of increased openness in strategy making on strategic roles. Within this project we can study how the inclusion of formerly excluded actors in strategy processes changes the traditional strategic role constellations.
The UZH Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics presented the annual award for excellent scholarly work 2022 to Tania Weinfurtner for her PhD thesis. Entitled «The role of space in organising», it examines the role of physical and social spaces in organisational processes, such as coordination and strategy development. Tania’s dissertation contributes to establishing a spatial perspective in organisation studies.
After five years in office, Tania Weinfurtner, former director of CareerElixier, the GRC funded peer-mentoring group for women in academia, has handed over the group management to Theresa Langenmayr and colleagues. Starting with only 14 members, the group has grown to over 35 women today. The new leadership team, for its office term, strives to generate long-term funding for the group in order to provide stability and ensure the group’s existence in the long run.
Am Lehrstuhl für Organisation und Management der Universität Zürich (Prof. David Seidl) ist derzeit eine Stelle für eine/n wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in für Forschung mit dem Ziel der Promotion sowie Lehre ausgeschrieben. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 31. Mai 2022. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in der vollständigen Ausschreibung (Link (PDF, 70 KB)).
In early March, we traveled to St. Moritz for this year’s „Winter Magic Mountain“ – the first of our biannual strategy workshops in 2022. As always, we used the retreat to discuss research, teaching and administration related topics concerning the future of the Chair of Organization and Management. In between discussions, we enjoyed the beautiful Alpine scenery of the Engadin. We spent a very fruitful strategy workshop and a great time with the team.
Welcome back from your holidays to FS22! We hope you’ve all had an enjoyable start into the new year. We are excited to see many of you back for a fresh term on campus without any restrictions apart from the (as of now) mandatory wearing of masks during courses. As in the previous terms, all of our lectures will be fully broadcasted via SWITCHcast. We are looking forward to seeing many of you in our seminar Qualitative Forschungsmethoden and our lectures BWL II and Organisation und Führung (undergraduate level) as well as in Organization Theories (master level). If you are interested in writing your thesis at our chair, please register for the information event on April 1st, 2022 (14-15h) by sending an email to Kalliopi Vagias. On May 11th-13th, we offer a Distinguished Scholars Seminar with Nils Brunsson (Uppsala University) on the topic „Organization Outside Organizations“.