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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 85 | Submission: 10073 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, OB, HCM)
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 4 2017 10:15AM - 11:45AM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Marquis M101
Professional Organization Research: A Focus on Theory
Professions Research: Theory

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Organizer: David M. Brock, Journal of Professions & Organization
Chair: Daniel Muzio, Newcastle U.
Presenter: Roy R Suddaby, U. of Victoria/ Newcastle U.
Presenter: Paul S. Adler, U. of Southern California
Presenter: Crawford Spence, Warwick Business School
Organizer: Elizabeth Goodrick, Florida Atlantic U.
Organizer: Huseyin Leblebici, U. of Illinois
Research on professionals and their work-places is becoming increasingly popular, reflecting the growing importance of experts and other knowledge workers in contemporary society (Empson, et al., 2015). Yet we also note that researchers often struggle to ground their studies and to contribute to theoretical bases that are appropriate to this field (Saks, 2016; Suddaby & Muzio, 2015). Following successful PDWs over the last few years on methodological issues in professional organization research, this year we turn our attention to theoretical development in this field. Our brief is to address theory from three perspectives: (1) Retrospective -- on theory that have been used in professions research; (2) Normative -- how better to use theory; and (3) Prospective -- towards a theory of professional organization. Our panel will address these three perspectives, and a substantial question/answer/discussion period will be included. The PDW will also afford opportunity for small group interactions with our expert panelists and editors.
Search Terms: professions | organization | theory
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