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Dr. Margaret Gorman

Publications

Schwandt, D. R.Ayvaz, T, Gorman, M  (2006) Relational perspectives of learning and knowledge creation. In M. Ozbilgin & O. Kyriakidou (Eds.) Relational Perspectives in Organization Studies. London :Edward Elgar Publishers. 

Schwandt, D. R.&, Gorman, M  (2004) Foresight or Foreseeing? A Social Action Explanation of Complex Collective Knowing. In H. Tsoukas & J. Shepherd (Eds.) Managing the Future: Foresight in the Knowledge Economy. Malden MA :Blackwell Publishing

Presentations, Refereed/Reviewed Acceptance

“Doing well with multi-level mix methods: Stories from an empirical study of knowledge creation within the financial service and power industries.” Accepted 2/07 for the Academy of Management Annual Meeting scheduled August’07 in Philadelphia , PA.

“Building strategic capabilities through creating organizational knowledge: An empirical mix-methods study of a financial service firm examining the reflective practices of their leadership team.” Co-authored with Gayatri Pandit as part of conference proceedings for International Conference on Organizational Learning and Knowledge Creation scheduled for June 14-17th, 2007 .

“Creating Knowledge through story-board process” (March, 2007) Tri-authored paper with Dr. Casey & Kamilah Giscombe accepted for Second International Conference on Innovative Research Methods to create valid and operational knowledge hosted March 26-28th in Lyon , France . Co-sponsored by the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management .

Gorman, M. & Schwandt, D (2005) The relationship between collective knowledge structures concerning transformational change to learning and performance actions.  The Sixth European Conference on Organizatioanl Knowledge, Learning, & Capability. Bentley College , Waltham Massachuesetts , USA , 17-19, March, 2005.

Schwandt, D. Ayvaz, T., Gorman, M. (2005) Relational perspectives of learning and knowledge creation. European Academy of Management Annual Conference, May 4-7, 2005 , Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany .

Schwandt, D.R. and Gorman, M. (2002) Foresight and foreseeing: A social action explanation of complex collective knowing in an executive team. A paper presented at the International conference on Organizational Learning, University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business in Glasgow , Scotland , UK . 11- 13th July 2002

Schwandt, D. Casey, A, Gorman, M (1999). The dynamic role of organizational memory in knowledge systems: A human action theory perspective. 3rd International Conference on Organizational Learning, Lancaster , UK .

Schwandt, D., Casey, A., & Gorman, M. (1998) In search of organizational sensemaking. Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management , 35th Annual Meeting, Springfield , Mass.

Schwandt. D, Casey, A. & Gorman, M (1997) Organizational Learning Advances: In Search of Organizational Sensemaking.  International Conference on Managerial and Organizational Cognition. Namur , Belgium .

Invited Presentations

August 2007. “Dissertation Success Strategies for Doctoral Students” as part of Executive Doctoral Colloquium at Annual Meeting of Academy of Management in Philadelphia, PA.

August 2006 “Research Strategies for Scholarly Practioners: Creating knowledge and action in organizational settings.” Academy of Management ’s Annual Conference, Atlanta , GA

August 2005. “Designing research: strategies for developing dissertation proposals”. as part of Executive Doctoral Colloquium at Annual Meeting of Academy of Management in Seattle , WA

August 2004. “Converting practical insights into researchable dissertations.”  As part of Executive Doctoral Colloquium at Annual Meeting of Academy of Management in Denver , CO

January 2000.  “Current career and industry trends in Human Resource Development.” Presentation at the Career Week 2000 program at The George Washington University, Washington DC.

August 1999. “Cognition’s evolution in the Academy: A journey into the new millennium.” Showcase symposium at the Academy of Management Conference . Chicago , IL .

August 1999.  “Cognition in the Rough: exploring unresolved theoretical and methodological dilemmas in cognition research.” Pre-conference workshop at the Academy of Management Conference . Chicago , IL

January 1999. “Ethnography as approach for understanding how organizational members make sense of their chaotic environment.” Invited panel member at INFORMS Winter Conference.  Keystone, CO.

January 1999.  “Chaos theory as an analytical lens: empirical studies and insights into connecting theory to research.” Invited panel for session at INFORMS Winter Conference. Keystone, CO.

October 1998. “High Performance Learning Network:  Assessing Performance and Learning in Manufacturing.”  Invited presentation to Virginia ’s manufacturing extension partnership.  Franklin , VA.

October 1998. “Developing new knowledge to enable organizational change.”  Invited presentation to United States Cross Divisional group: USACHPPM Knowledge Management Meeting. Aberdeen , MD.

August 1998.  “Reports From the Field: Mid-Year Conference-Organizational Learning: Moving Theory to Research.”  Invited Panel Member for MOGIC session.  San Diego . 1998

July 1998. “Organizational Effectiveness:  Comparing Performance and Learning Orientations of Manufacturing Firms.”  Presentation of Survey development and comparison research design to Virginia’s Philpot Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Community-L Inc..  Ashburn. VA

May 1998. “Collaborative Initiative: A Study of Trust and Learning.” Presentation to Intra-agency Headquarters Team:  US Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency.  Washington DC

June 1997    “Leadership and Transformation A Re-Entry and Reconnaissance.”  Government of The District of Columbia : Municipal Mangers Academy .  Bulgerfield , MD.

March 1997. “Enabling Change: Moving from Assumption into Action.” Association for the Education of Community Rehabilitation Personnel Annual Conference sponsored by the Association for the Education of Community Rehabilitation.  Washington , DC

March 1995. “Transformational Leadership: applications in Health-care Setting.” Prepared for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida

Research in progress: Journal Submissions & Revisions

(2007)  “Relativistic Cross-Cultural Investigation of Leadership for Organizational Learning” co-authored referred journal article with Dr. Lakhani under revisions for submission to Leadership Quarterly Journal. Rejected submission to Emergence: Complexity & Organization Special Issue on Leadership in June’06 with editor recommendation for submission to LQ.

(2007) “Cross-industry meta-analysis of organizational learning survey results” (spring’07 – ongoing). This project involves a meta-analysis of all of the sites where Dr. Schwandt’s organizational Learning survey instrument (OLSM) has been administered. This analysis includes ELP dissertations and CSL projects, along with my own dissertation sites (Financial Services & Power Industry).  This collaborative project with Dr. Schwandt and doctoral fellow Pandit key outcome is publication submission into referred journal such as Organizational Studies or Organize Science.

Proceedings, Invited Conference Presentations

October 1999. “Understanding Firms as Self-Generating Knowledge Systems” Presentation at Society for Organizational Learning @ MIT.  Cambridge , MA .

September 1999 “Analyzing Performance and Learning in Organizations.”  Presentation at 5th Conference on Human and Organizational Studies at GW’s Executive Education Center Ashburn, VA.

June 1999. “The dynamic role of organizational memory in Knowledge systems: A human action theory perspective.” Presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Organizational Learning. Lancaster , UK

June 1999. “Diagnosing Organizational Actions: Measuring Performance and Learning.”  Presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Organizational Learning. Lancaster , UK .

May 1999. “The role of knowledge creation in change: Unleashing organizational potential.” Presentation at the Eastern Academy of Management .  Philadelphia , PA.

August 1998.  “Organizational Transformation: Use of Organizational Learning frame to understand the Dynamics of Organizational Transformation and Innovation.”  MOGIC workshop: Cognition in the Rough. San Diego , CA .

August 1998.  OM/OMT/ODC Doctoral Consortium at Annual Academy of Management Meeting.  San Diego , CA .

June 1998. “Organizational Configurations: Patterns in Self-Generating Systems.” Conference on Human and Organizational Studies.  Airlie , VA.

May 1998.  “Organizational Sensemaking:  Application of Weick’s criteria in non-threatening situations.”  Eastern Academy of Management . Springfield , MA .

March 1998.  “Can Self Organization Theory Inform Organizational Learning Principles: from the Dynamic of Living System and Social System.  Academy of Management Mid-Year Conference on Organizational Learning.  Ashburn , VA.

March 1998.  “Organizational Reality & Change: Use of Anthropological Approaches to understanding organizational Change efforts.”   Academy of Human Resource Development, Chicago , IL .

September 1997,  “In Search of Organizational Sensemaking.”  International Conference on Managerial and Organization Cognition. Namur , Belgium

November 1996.  “Discovering Different Voices in Organizational reality: Lessons from the field in the use of anthropological approaches to examine how an inner city school makes sense of efficacy initiatives. Columbia , MD

November, 1996. “What is n the Horizon for Transformational Leadership in the New Millennium.” Conference on Human and Organizational Studies.  Columbia , MD.

October, 1996.  “Changing the Dominant Logic of Strategic HR Panning Through Development of Deep Structure Social System Thinking:  A Three year Case Study.”  Strategic Management Conference,  Mexico City , Mexico .

June, 1995. “Transformational Leadership:  A Review and Synthesis.” Conference on Human and Organizational Studies.  Gainesville , VA.

Working Papers / Client Reports

Gorman (1999).  “Understanding the function of HR in organizational transition.”  Action research report prepared for the John Nuveen Company as an assessment of the HR function.

Gorman, Johnson, Wright (1998) “The Learning Dimension: Focusing on What Maters in Understanding Dynamic Organizational Change.”  Work-in-progress.

Gorman, Johnson (1998)  “Use of Lisrel for Transformation Leadership Organizational Profile.”  Work in progress.

Schwandt, Goldman, Johnson, Gorman (1996).  “Collaborative Business Partners: Human Resources System Strategy Formulation.” Center for Study of Learning - White Paper Series: George Washington University .

Bugari, Dombrowski, Gorman, Johnson, Schwandt (1996).  “Human Resource Competencies: A source of Competitive Advantage.” Center for Study of Learning - White Paper Series:  George Washington University .

Sashkin, Gorman, Higgins (1995).  “Transformational Leadership Competencies: A Research Approach to Model.” Center for Study of Learning - White Paper Series: George Washington University .

Schwandt, Goldman, Johnson, Gorman (1994).  “Moving into Action: Corporate Human Resource System Strategy Formulation.” Center for Study of Learning - White Paper Series: George Washington University .

Schwandt, Goldman, Johnson, Gorman (1993). BCBSF Corporate Human Resource System Strategy Assessment/ Formulation.” Center for Study of Learning - White Paper Series:  George Washington University .

McDonald, Schwandt, Gorman, Johnson, Ibarra (1993).  “Organizational Learning in Public School: A Case Study.” Report of Research.

Schwandt, Gorman, Martin (1992).  Research on Employee Turnover.  A report to Ryland Mortgage.  The George Washington University , Academy for Applied Research in Organizational Learning.

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