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Call for Papers! Special Collection on 'New Trends in Organization Design'

In private as well as public organizations we have been seeing fast-changing organizational forms, a growing importance placed on ecosystems for competitive advantage, an emergence of platform organizations, an increase in hybrid organizations, and many different experiments with flat organizations without hierarchy.

The Journal welcomes New Content Itemsubmissions to a Special Collection devoted to addressing new trends and emerging themes in the field of organization design.

Topics could include, but are not limited to: 
• new organizational designs, organizational agility, and adaptation
• the importance of digitization, artificial intelligence, and machine learning for organization design
• multi-organizational collaboration and organizational performance

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2019
Learn more here, and download the full Call for Papers here!


  1. Content type: Organization Zoo


    Authors: Oliver Baumann, Carsten Bergenholtz, Lars Frederiksen, Robert M. Grant, Rebecca Köhler, David L. Preston and Scott Shane

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The Journal of Organization Design publishes the following Collections on topics of special interest.

Corporate Headquarters in the 21st Century
Guest Editors: Sven Kunisch, Markus Menz, and David J. Collis
Open for submissions

Fading Hierarchies and the Emergence of New Forms of Organization
Guest Editors: Stephan Billinger, Maciej Workiewicz, Børge Obel, and Charles Snow
Open for submissions​​​​​​​

Designing and Managing the Digital Organization
Guest Editors: Børge Obel and Charles Snow
Published 1 March through 24 August 2017

Supplementary videos

Click here to watch JOD authors and editors introduce their publications, illustrate the Organization Zoo, and debate the dark side of big data. 

Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4

SpringerOpen is proud to publish the Journal of Organization Design from Volume 5 onward. Previously it was published by the Organizational Design Community: Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 are available in full. 

Authors and readers accustomed to the previous system: please take a few minutes to "Register Now" via our submission site.

Additional Calls for Papers

The editors invite submissions to the following Collections on topics of special interest.

Call for Papers: Corporate Headquarters in the 21st Century

Call for Papers: Fading Hierarchies and the Emergence of New Forms of Organization

When submitting your paper to any Special Collection, reply "Yes" when asked whether it's part of a "thematic series" and choose the appropriate title from the drop-down menu.  ​​​​​​​

Aims and scope

The mission of the Journal of Organization Design (JOD) is to publish theoretical and empirical research on organization design. Organization design is an applied discipline based on the literature of the organization sciences. The relevant knowledge base is diverse, including concepts, theories, and research findings from fields such as economics, psychology, sociology, management, and information technology. Effective organization design requires both science and art, and the best theorists and practitioners have a deep understanding of how organizations work as well as how they can be redesigned and changed. JOD is eclectic in its interests, both in terms of topics and research methods. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, design thinking, sustainable designs, redesign and change, organizational agility and adaptation, multi-organizational collaboration, anticipating the future, strategic leadership, crisis management, and organizational performance. JOD is receptive to papers based on traditional research methods such as surveys and experiments but also encourages papers that are based on future-oriented approaches such as simulations, thought experiments, scenario development, and Delphi studies. JOD seeks to be relevant as well as rigorous. According to JOD's philosophy, rigor and relevance do not represent a trade-off. JOD wants to publish valid research that will be used by the designers and managers of organizations. The members of the editorial board share this philosophy and will favor papers that focus on significant organization design problems whose solutions can be understood and used by managers.   


A Gold Open Access journal, free for readers & authors

This journal benefits from full sponsorship. Papers that are accepted following peer review will be published and no article-processing charge (APC) will be charged to the author.


The Journal of Organization Design is the official journal of the Organizational Design Community.

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