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1st Organizing Creativity – Transalpine Paper Development Workshop


12-13 May 2023
@ JKU — Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

The First Creativity Paper Development Workshop is an opportunity for academics to develop their ongoing work, empirical or conceptual, related to creativity, broadly defined. The workshop will be developmental with each paper having as a discussant a senior scholar with a track record of multiple publications in creativity. Authors will also receive feedback from peers with similar research interests. It should be of special interest to colleagues who recently graduated with a Ph.D., and doctoral students with quite well-developed manuscripts; scholars more advanced in their careers are also welcome to attend. This workshop aims to become an annual opportunity for early scholars in Business/Management to establish themselves in the vibrant international community of scholars interested in the study of creativity. It aims to initiate and support a budding community of Europe-based researchers with a shared interest in creativity and to offer them an environment to come together, know each other as well as established scholars, benefit from close interpersonal relations, and initiate new exciting collaborations. We see this workshop as an opportunity to develop a standing working group on creativity, especially among Central and Southern European Universities.

Application and Selection

We encourage applications based on abstracts of around 500 words. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 11.59 pm, January 25th, 2023.
Email for submission: creativity@jku.at
Participants will be selected based on the abstract they submitted. Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by mid-February, 2023. Once accepted, early scholars will be asked to submit a full paper by 11.59pm, April 18th, 2023. Papers will then be electronically distributed by the end of April 2023. And, to promote constructive and developmental discussions, we ask participants to read a selection of papers, they will be invited to discuss at the workshop.

Workshop Conveners

  • Claudio Biscaro, Professor of Leadership and Change Management (JKU Linz)
  • Elke Schuessler, Professor of Organization Studies (JKU Linz)
  • Fabrizio Montanari, Professor of Organizational Behavior (University of Modena e Reggio Emilia)

Expert Team 

  • Robert Bauer, JKU Linz
  • Leonhard Dobusch, University of Innsbruck
  • Simone Ferriani, University of Bologna
  • Gernot Grabher, HafenCity University Hamburg
  • Oliver Ibert, IRS Cottbus & Freie Universität Berlin
  • Sara Lombardi, University of Florence
  • Pier Vittorio Mannucci, Bocconi Milan
  • Sigrid Quack, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Joerg Sydow, Freie Universität Berlin

Program Coordinator
Roja Ratzinger, creativity@jku.at

Program and Fees
The final program will be distributed by the end of April 2023. The workshop starts on May 12 at 9 a.m. and ends on May 13 at 1 p.m. There are no workshop fees for accepted participants. The workshop dinner on Friday is covered by the organization.

Conference Venue
The workshop is held at the JKU Campus in Linz, Austria.

Although participants are responsible for their travel arrangements and accommodation, a limited number of convenient accommodations will be available upon request to the program coordinator.

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