We encourage organizational scholars participating to the 2020 WOA in Milan to contribute with new empirical evidence and theoretical perspectives on the following two broad issues:
the effects of current socio-technical developments on organizational design; exploration of organizational choices they enable and/or constraint;
the effects of the resulting organizational changes on organizations’ ability to satisfy customers’ needs, reward shareholders and contribute to stakeholders’ wellbeing; contribute to the preservation of the natural environment and the support of the social cohesion and equality; increase transparency, participation, and active citizenship, with a focus also on the impact on global institutions, public administrations and third sector organizations.
In order to guide researchers in framing their potential contributions, in the following table we present some preliminary ideas concerning topics and tracks for the WOA conference. It should be noted that the following represents just some examples, but do not exclude contributions on other topics in the spirit of this conference.
Thus the research community is strongly encouraged, but not limited to making contributions that relate to the following topics: