3rd Organization Theory Winter Workshop

University of Oslo, Norway

February 2–3, 2023


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, and who consider Organization Theory as a potential outlet.


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 third edition of our annual workshop that brings 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 will open on September 1, 2022 via a dedicated link on our website (www.ot-workshop.com). We encourage both seasoned scholars as well as researchers in earlier stages of their careers to submit conceptual papers to be considered for this workshop. We are open to all theoretical perspectives, including those 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 data) will NOT be accepted.

Our workshop will be face-to-face and will take place on the premises of the University of Oslo, hosted by the Department of Sociology and Human Geography and the Department of Political Science (unless the pandemic regulations will not allow this). We will not be able to offer a hybrid format.

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


Emma Bell | Open University, United Kingdom
Eva Boxenbaum | Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Joep Cornelissen | Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Samer Faraj | McGill University, Canada
Joel Gehman | George Washington University, USA
Markus Höllerer | UNSW Sydney & WU Vienna, Australia & Austria
Madeline Toubiana | University of Ottawa, Canada



  • The 3rd Organization Theory workshop will take place on the February 2–3, 2023.

  • Those interested in participating should submit an extended abstract until November 15, 2022 via a dedicated link on our website (www.ot-workshop.com). Abstracts should be no more than 1,000 words.

  • Authors will be notified of acceptance by November 30, 2022.

  • Full papers must be submitted by January 15, 2023 to give every­one a fair chance to read and prepare in-depth comments.

  • 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 Joep Cornelissen, Markus Höllerer, or Sophia Tzagaraki.

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

   Call for Papers_OT-Workshop_Winter-2023 (PDF, 207 KB)