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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 493 | Submission: 10807 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, ODC)
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 5 2017 8:00PM - 9:30PM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Marquis M101
Beyond the Classical Management Paradigm
Management Paradigm
Theme: At the InterfaceResearch

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Organizer: Ernestina Giudici, U. of Cagliari
Organizer: Kumaran Rajaram, Nanyang Technological U.
Presenter: Luisa Varriale, U. OF NAPLES PARTHENOPE
Presenter: Angela Dettori, U. of Cagliari
Presenter: Maria Della Lucia, U. of Trento
Presenter: Michael D. Santonino, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U. – Worldwide
Presenter: Valerie Claude-Gaudillat, Audencia Business School
Presenter: Julie Ricard, ESG-U. du Québec à Montréal
At the beginning of the past century some scholars were actors in a great theoretical revolution: the “classical” management paradigm, essentially based on efficiency stress. Throughout the past century to the current millennium, the internal and external factors influencing the economic systems have being completely transformed: the biggest change could be pointed towards the birth of a borderless world. Some key questions emerge: 1) Is the “classical” management paradigm still significant for current organizations? 2) Are scholars engaged to investigate and propose new management paradigms? 3) Are business schools and professors aware of the necessity to change programs contributing to the shift from the classical management paradigm to one that is new, more effective, flexible, and dynamic? Searching for a new model does not mean dismissing the classical management paradigm; instead, research should focus in developing a new paradigm able to work in current complex scenarios. The objectives of this PDW are to: 1) discuss and establish new principles that can constitute an alternative to the efficiency- focused mainstream, reinvigorating the management and organization theory; 2) highlight if management scholars perceive there should be no more delay in pulling out of the management and organization theory from today’s self-reference and instead work for OMT revitalization 3) identify the challenges of innovative teaching programs as perceived by teachers; 4) plan activities such as seminars, conferences, etc.; and 5) discuss the avenues to establish a community for academics and professionals to discuss and exchange views.
Pre-registration is required for this session. To register online, please visit The deadline to register online is July 30, 2017.
Search Terms: Management paradigm | Borderless world | Organization theory revitalization
KEY TO SYMBOLS Teaching-oriented Teaching-oriented   Practice-oriented Practice-oriented   International-oriented International-oriented   Theme-oriented Theme-oriented   Research-oriented Research-oriented   Teaching-oriented Diversity-oriented
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