Subplenary 4:

Bridging Theory & Practice in Organizational Change


Jean M. Bartunek

Robert A. and Evelyn J. Ferris Chair & Professor of Organization Studies
Boston College, USA



Jean Bartunek's research focuses on organizational change and transformation, social cognition, affect, and conflict. She is interested in multiple dimensions of the links between theory, research, and practice and has been active in encouraging greater attention to implications for practice in scholarly publications. She has published over 125 journal articles and book chapters, as well as five books.

Jean is a past president and fellow of the Academy of Management (AoM), and received the Academy's distinguished service award in 2009.




Jean-Louis Denis

Professor at the École Nationale d'Administration Publique,
Montréal, Canada



Jean-Louis Denis is Canada Research Chair in the Governance and Transformation of Health Organizations and Systems.


Haridimos Tsoukas

Columbia Ship Management Professor of Strategic Management, University of Cyprus
Professor of Organization Studies, University of Warwick



Haridimos Tsoukas' research interests include knowledge-based perspectives on organizations, organizational becoming, the epistemology of practice and process, and meta-theoretical issues in management studies. His recent thinking deals with the linkage between theory and practice taking a phenomenological view.

He was Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies (2003–2008), and founded (with Ann Langley) the annual International Symposium on Process Organization Studies.