The International Centre for Research in Organisational Discourse, Strategy and Change (ICRODSC) was established in 2001 to link researchers from across the world who share an interest in developing and applying discourse methods in the study of organisations.
Through its team of leading scholars, the centre is building a critical mass in research expertise, facilitating cross-institutional research and providing a banner for new and collaborative research initiatives.
The centre also holds regular workshops and exchanges, bringing leading international scholars to Australia, as well as providing opportunities for academics and doctoral students to engage with institutional partners.
ICRODSC's objectives are:
- to establish a leading group of world class scholars in organisational discourse in order to facilitate research on organisational discourse, strategy and change,
- to encourage collaborative research projects among leading universities in the field of organisational discourse,
- to disseminate research findings on discourse analysis and its applications through academic publications, seminars and conferences,
- to facilitate research and teaching interchanges among scholars who work in this area,
- to increase opportunities for researchers interested in discourse analysis to interact through specific initiatives, such as workshops and conferences, and
- to facilitate collaborative links regarding research and postgraduate training in the field of organisational discourse.
Since being launched by four institutions - the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, King's College at the University of London, and Canada's McGill University - the centre has grown to include institutional partners in a range of countries.
ICRODSC brings together researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds to develop and apply discourse methods to the study of organisations.
Since it was founded in 2001, ICRODSC's network of researchers worldwide has won millions of dollars in research grants, undertaken groundbreaking studies into many facets of the discipline and organised and participated in workshops, seminars and conferences across the world.
ICRODSC members have also collaborated to produce special issues of a variety of leading publications.
National Competitive Research Grants
ICRODSC has been awarded more than $2 million in national and international grants since it was founded.
Workshops and Seminars
Workshops and seminars on organisation discourse, featuring leading scholars in the field, have been held across the world.
Conferences and Conference Streams
Since its inception, ICRODSC members have presented at, as well as coordinated, a range of sub-streams and conferences held in different countries.
Leading academics from universities across the world are working together to build knowledge in the field.
To build the profile of research into organisational discourse, strategy and change, ICRODSC members have contributed to special issues of leading international publications.
ICRODSC comprises the following partner institutions across the world.
Below is a list of partner institutions and email contact details for ICRODSC co-directors at each institution.
The University of Sydney, School of Business
(Co-director Professor Leanne Cutcher)
Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School
(Co-director Professor Robyn Thomas)
City University London, Cass Business School
(Co-director Professor Cliff Oswick)
Lund University, Department of Business Administration
(Co-director Professor Mats Alvesson)
McGill University, Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations
(Co-director Professor Steve Maguire)
Meiji University, Tokyo, Institute of Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change (IODSC), the Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA)
(Co-director Professor Masayasu Takahashi)
Texas A&M University, Department of Communication
(Co-director Professor Kevin Barge)
University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Communication
(Co-director Professor Linda Putnam)
University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Communication
(Co-director Professor Stan Deetz)
University of Cambridge, Judge Business School
(Co-director Professor Kamal Munir)
University of Leicester, The Management Centre
(Co-director Professor Yuval Millo)
VU University Amsterdam, Department of Organization Sciences
(Co-director Professor Sierk Ybema)
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