We are excited to announce the first Decentralization in Organizations (DiO) mini-conference, organized by Ying-Ying Hsieh (Imperial College London), Mike Lee (INSEAD), Phanish Puranam (INSEAD), and PK Toh (UT Austin). Recent years have seen a proliferation of decentralized forms of organizing: Platform ecosystems, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), and less hierarchical organizations (self-managing or bossless organizations). Decentralization stands as a key ingredient in many important contemporary organizational phenomena. However, research on decentralization in organizations remains much fragmented.
We have assembled an exciting lineup of scholars who work in this space, across levels of analysis and using different methods, to present and discuss their work. The goal of the conference is to spark dialogue and build some common understanding about the concept of decentralization across these streams of research. Speakers include (in alphabetical order):
Oliver Alexy (TUM), Carliss Baldwin (HBS), Ethan Bernstein (HBS), David Clough (UBC), John Eklund (USC), Annabelle Gawer (U. of Surrey), Lindy Greer (U. Michigan), Vivianna Fang He (U. of St. Gallen), Michael Jacobides (LBS), John Joseph (UCI), Ronald Kilngebiel (Frankfurt School), Wesley Koo (INSEAD), Tobias Kretschmer (LMU), Saerom (Ronnie) Lee (Wharton), Natalia Levina (NYU), Hila Lifshitz-Assaf (Warwick/ HBS), Siobhan O'Mahony (BU), Markus Reitzig (U. Vienna), Melissa Schilling (NYU), Sonali Shah (UIUC), Deepak Somaya (UIUC), Charlie Williams (Bocconi), Trevor Young-Hyman (U. of Pittsburg)
The conference is scheduled to take place on June 21-22 at Imperial College Business School with a small group of in-person attendees. Much as we would have liked to have a larger conference, we were severely constrained in how many participants we could physically accommodate. However, in the spirit of decentralized participation, we would like to open up the conference to virtual participation via zoom. We will find ways to integrate the online and offline conversations as best as we can – so we do hope you will consider joining the conference virtually.
If you are interested in participating virtually, please register here. Once you register, you will receive the full program and a link to the event. We will experiment with ways to integrate in-person and virtual conversations. Look forward to seeing you!
------------------------------Ying-Ying HsiehAssistant ProfessorImperial College Business SchoolLondon+44 0207 594 9163------------------------------