Call for participation: Bridging Organizational Learning – Collaboration and Co-production for a sustainable future

The conference will happen in Copenhagen, Denmark

OLKC 2020 at Aalborg University – City of Copenhagen, April 2020.

The organizing committee is delighted to announce that the Call for the Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC) 2020 Conference is now open at the website:

The conference takes place from 21th to 24th April 2020 in Copenhagen (DK). Bridging research and practice through organizational learning is the theme of OLKC 2020 – bridging diverse practices, organisations, people and disciplines in order to explore new perceptions of organizational learning with the intention of creating organizations and companies that are ready for the challenges of the third decade of the 21st century. At the conference, we want to explore the possible positive outcomes of relating and connecting theoretical and practical understandings of organizational learning in new ways. An “out-of-the-box” thinking, to other disciplines, other professional fields and other areas of production, is necessary as new understandings of organizational learning is needed in order to support sustainable organizational development – understandings that can grasp the increasing complexity of the impending decade. Therefore, we encourage a range of different contributions – as outlined below – dealing with the theme of ‘Bridging Organizational Learning – Collaboration and Co-production for a sustainable future’.

Please submit an extended abstract (1800 words excluding references) by December 1st, 2019. Acceptance notification will be sent by 7th February 2020. Full papers (5,000-7,000 words) will be due by 1st April 2020. Abstracts and papers can be submitted via the conference website. Submission Guidelines are available at the conference website (see above). Content in the conference website will be added as the event develops and we invite you to check for updates from time to time.

Doctoral Workshop (PhD and DBA)

We invite submissions for our doctoral workshop, which will take place at the same location as the conference on 21th and 22th April 2020. All students participating in the doctoral workshop will be eligible to attend the main conference without additional charge (except conference dinner). The Workshop will provide the opportunity for students to engage with experienced researchers from the OLKC community. An extended abstract of 1000 words should be set out under 7 sub-headings: Objectives, Research methods, (expected) Findings, Research implications, Practical implications, Originality, Key references.

You will then be required to submit a paper of 4000 words by 16th March, following the same format as the abstract. You should also include an additional section (no more than 300 words) outlining the main challenges you currently facing in your doctoral studies.

Please circulate the Call widely within your networks

We look forward to welcoming you to Copenhagen. The conference venue is at Aalborg University, Copenhagen located close to the central station and the airport.

Best regards from Nikolaj Stegeager, Anja Thomassen, Søren Frimann, Lone Hersted, Mogens Sparre, Nikolaj Klee and Jeanette Arboe, AKA the Conference Organizing Committee