View upcoming and past conferences in which the center has participated.
Conference in Honor of James Gardner March
October 4 and 5, 2019, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. The conference was organized by Dan Levinthal (Wharton), Arie Lewin (Duke University) and Linda Argote (Carnegie Mellon University).
Researchers from around the world came together to celebrate the remarkable life and the exceptional research contributions of Jim March. Panels were held on topics central to Jim's work: organizational learning, decision making, search, exploration versus exploitation, and the use models in organization science. Current research in these areas was presented.
Organization Science Winter Conference (OSWC XXIV) on Technology and the Modern Organization,
March 1-3, 2018, Park City, Utah. The conference was co-organized by Gautam Ahuja (Cornell University), Linda Argote (Carnegie Mellon University), Gino Cattani (New York University), PuayKhoon Toh (University of Texas at Austin) and Anita Woolley (Carnegie Mellon University).
This conference brought together scholars from a variety of disciplines to examine the many facets and implications of how organization structures, systems, practices and cultures are shaping technology and how technology is also shaping these structures, systems, practices and cultures.
Organization Science Winter Conference (OSWC XXIII) on Creating, Retaining, and Transferring Knowledge in Organizations, February 2-5, 2017, Park City, Utah. The conference was co-organized by Zur Shapira (New York University), Terri Griffith (Santa Clara University), Kyle Lewis (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Linda Argote (Carnegie Mellon University).
This conference highlighted points of intersection across research in fields including management, organization theory, psychology, economics and sociology, and brought to the fore themes that address organizational learning and knowledge.
The Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University co-sponsored a conference titled, “Learning in Social Contexts,” organized by John Levine and Linda Argote in May 2016.
The conference brought together leading researchers from several disciplines (e.g., social and cognitive psychology; education; organizational behavior; strategic management) whose work addresses learning processes and outcomes in social contexts. The goal of the conference was to highlight current work on both individual and collective learning. Although substantial theoretical and empirical work has been done within each of these traditions, little effort has been made to bring them together. It is hoped that the conference will promote development of a more integrated perspective on learning in and learning by groups and organizations.
SCALE Conference. An interdisciplinary group of researchers (see photo) met in Pittsburgh in March 2013 to discuss supporting collaboration across large environments. The group, which is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, included computer scientists, psychologists, sociologists and organizational behavior researchers.
Behavior Theory of the Firm (May 26-27, 2006). This influential book, coauthored by Richard M. Cyert and James G. March over 40 years ago, continues to have a major impact today. The conference took stock of the work's impact and suggested promising directions for future research on the behavioral theory of the firm. Because the concept of organizational learning was introduced in the book, it is fitting that the CLIK center hosted the conference, which was co-sponsored by the Carnegie Bosch Institute (CBI). The conference was tied into a special issue of organization science. The co-editors of the special issue were co-organizers of the conference: Mie Augier (Stanford University), Henrich R. Greve (Norwegian School of Management, BI), Dan Levinthal (Wharton), Michael Prietula (Emory University) and Linda Argote (Tepper School of Business). We were delighted that Jim March visited Tepper to participate in the conference. A highlight of the conference was Dean Ken Dunn's announcement that a classroom at the Tepper School of Business would be named in honor of James G. March.