We are pleased to announce that the 18th Workshop will be hosting two, excellent keynote speakers.
For the opening session - prof. Roy Suddaby
For the closing session - prof. Mikołaj Pawlak
- Roy Suddaby is the Winspear Chair of Management at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Carson College of Business at Washington State University, USA and Professor of Organization Theory at the Liverpool University Management School at the University of Liverpool, UK. Professor Suddaby is an internationally regarded scholar of organizational theory and institutional change. His work has contributed to our understanding of the critical role of symbolic resources – legitimacy, authenticity, identity and history – in processes of entrepreneurial change and innovation. His current research examines the rhetorical use of the past to mobilize resources for entrepreneurial change. Roy is a current associate editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives, past editor of the Academy of Management Review and is or has been an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and the Journal of Business Venturing. He has won best-paper awards from the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada as well as the Greif Research Impact Award from the Academy of Management. Roy was recently named a Fellow of the Academy of Management, a JMI Scholar by the Western Academy of Management and a Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. Thompson Reuters identified Roy as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in business and economics in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
- Mikołaj Pawlak is associate professor of sociology at the University of Warsaw, where he heads the Chair of Sociology of Norms, Deviance and Social Control. He is also a Vice-President of the Polish Sociological Association. Mikołaj Pawlak’s research interests cover new institutional theory, migration studies, sociology of knowledge/ignorance, and failure studies. In the book he recently co-authored ‘Ignorance and Change’ he analyzes the refugee crisis from the perspective of ignorance studies. In his previous book ‘Tying Micro and Macro’ he critically discusses the thesis on the sociological vacuum and presents it in the context of the debate on the micro- and macro-levels in sociological theory. He is a co-editor of the ‘Routledge International Handbook of Failure’ (to be published in November 2022) which institutionalizes failure studies as a new area of critical research.