|“Simply pushing harder within the old boundaries will not do.”
|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.|
December 24th, 2022, Merry Christmas!
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!
Fall term, 2022: Violetta Splitter joined the Universität der Künste Berlin as Full Professor
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).
November 21st, 2022: We had our chair Christmas party to which all team members and their families were invited
November 03rd, 2022: UZH Spring Term Semester Award 2022 for Chantal Wey
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.
October 21st, 2022: Open Position – Student Assistant
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).
September 21th, 2022: Welcome Back & Happy Fall Term
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).
September 17th-20th, 2022: SMS Conference in London
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.
September 15th-16th, 2022: Magic Mountain London
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.
September 1st, 2022: New Team Member Robin Engelbach
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!
June 15th, 2022: Mentoring Award 2021 for David Seidl
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:
May 19th, 2022: Approval of SNF project on the "implications of increased openness for new and traditional strategy actors"
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.
May 16th, 2022: Tania Weinfurtner Received the Annual Award for Excellent Scholarly Work
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.
May 9th, 2022: Change in CareerElixier Leadership from Tania Weinfurtner to Theresa Langenmayr
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.
April 6th, 2022: New PhD Position
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)).
March 7th, 2022: SMJ Article on Formal and Informal Roles within Top Management Teams
March 3rd, 2022: Magic Mountain St. Moritz
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.
February 21th, 2022: Welcome Back & Happy Spring Term
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“.