2nd Organization Theory Winter Workshop

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

February 10–11, 2022


Call for Papers

The Organization Theory (OT) Winter Workshop is aimed at organization and management researchers who wish to write high quality and impactful theoretical papers for journal publication. The workshop will offer detailed coaching and hands-on feedback sessions on participants’ papers as well as plenary sessions by members of the Organization Theory editorial team on key aspects of developing and writing theory (e.g., developing a theory contribution, construct clarity, genres of theory writing).


This will be the second edition of our annual workshop which will bring together organization and management scholars, the editors of Organization Theory, and senior academics with experience in writing theory papers as additional facilitators and mentors.

The submission system for the OT Winter Workshop 2022 will open on October 15, 2021 via a dedicated website.
We encourage both senior researchers as well as researchers in earlier stages of their careers to submit conceptual papers to be considered for this workshop. We are open to theoretical perspectives from outside the ‘mainstream’ and are keen to support the development of papers that are currently not under review. Please note that empirical papers (those with theorizing based on quantitative or qualitative data) will NOT be accepted.

This workshop will be face-to-face and will be taking place at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, hosted by the Department of Management and Organization [unless the pandemic regulations will not allow this]. We will not be able to offer a hybrid format.

The best papers from this workshop will be considered for publication in Organization Theory through a fast-track review process.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Lisa Herzog from the University of Groningen.


  • Eva Boxenbaum, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

  • Joep Cornelissen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • Joel Gehman, George Washington University, USA

  • Markus Höllerer, UNSW Sydney & WU Vienna, Australia & Austria

  • Juliane Reinecke, King’s College London, United Kingdom

  • David Seidl, University of Zurich, Switzerland


  • Scholars interested in this workshop should submit an extended abstract until November 15, 2021 through the OT Workshop website: www.ot-workshop.com. – Abstracts should be no more than 1,000 words.

  • Authors/submitters will be notified of acceptance by November 30, 2021.

  • Full papers must be submitted by January 15, 2022. Further details on the logistics of the workshop will be published through the OT Workshop website and via email to accepted participants.

Please address informal enquiries to
– either Joep Cornelissen – Cornelissen@rsm.nl
– and/or Markus Höllerer – markus.hoellerer@unsw.edu.au
– and/or Sophia Tzagaraki – orgtheoryjournal@gmail.com

To download this Call for Papers (pdf file), please click on the link below.

   Call for Papers_OT-Workshop_Winter-2022 (PDF, 113 KB)