Now, then Silverman’s The Theory of Organisations at 50

23rd March, 2021 

This workshop celebrates the 50th year anniversary of David Silverman’s The Theory of Organisations – a landmark text in the development of organisation studies. It brings together a community of organisational scholars who have taken inspiration from Silverman’s thinking and calls for all participants to consider the state of organisation theory then, now and in the future.  

Due to social distancing guidelines in the UK, the event will run over two sessions on Zoom.

Session 1: 9:00-11:30am GMT 
9:00-9:20: David Silverman 
9:20-9:40: Stewart Clegg and Richard Badham  
9:40-10:00 Barbara Czarniawska 
10:00-10:15 Thoughts and reflections 
10:15-10:35 Christian Heath 
10:35-10:55 Robert Dingwell 
10:55-11:15 Martin Parker and John Hassard 
11:15-12 midday Thoughts and reflections 
Session 2: 2:00-4:30pm GMT 
2:00-2:20 Talk: Tony Watson 
2:20-2:40 Jaber Gubrium and Silvia Gherardi   
2:40-3:00 Mary Jo Hatch and J.P. Cornelissen  
3:00-3:15 Thoughts and reflections 
3:15-3:35 Talk: Antony Bryant 
3:35-3:55 Mike Reed, Catherine Casey and Gibson Burrell  
3:55-4:15 Hugh Willmott and Lindsay Prior  
4:15-4:30 Thoughts and reflections 

There is no registration fee but spaces are limited. To attend please complete this form. To ensure that as many people can access the event, please indicate whether you will attend both sessions or a single session in your email. 

3 thoughts on “Now, then Silverman’s The Theory of Organisations at 50

  1. Hi there, I was unable to attend this. It was such a great line up of speakers I was wondering if any recording/s was available anyway…?


      1. Great thanks Robert, if you could add me to your attendee list to email the link that would be great and save me from remembering to check!


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