16 episodes

In this podcast, we show you how diverse the Organization and Management (OMT) division of the Academy of Management and its members really are. Our conversations explore how they got to where they are today, the cutting-edge questions they are asking, and what motivates them and their work.

The OMT Podcast Tanja Ohlson

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In this podcast, we show you how diverse the Organization and Management (OMT) division of the Academy of Management and its members really are. Our conversations explore how they got to where they are today, the cutting-edge questions they are asking, and what motivates them and their work.

    Tim Weiss – Lessons from and about research in Africa

    Tim Weiss – Lessons from and about research in Africa

    We end this season with Tim Weiss, who co-hosted the first episode of the season. He talked at length about how he got into his research in Africa, he talked about the difficulties he faced and the rewarding work. He also talked about creating theory from the data he had collected, and how he created a community of interdisciplinary researchers with a similar interest in technology and entrepreneurship in Africa.

    To find out more about Tim, please visit his official faculty profile:
    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/timweiss

    • 45 min
    Christopher Yenkey – An unusual way of finding the “fitting” research

    Christopher Yenkey – An unusual way of finding the “fitting” research

    Christopher Yenkey is an Associate Professor at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina

    In this episode, we heard another really unusual story into the life as academic. But there is so much more: Chris talked about how he found the topics that are a “fit” with him and fascinated him and also resonated with the world, and in his case this is research in Africa. He talked about how emotional the grounded work was in his research, but also how it is necessary to get to the bottom of an issue. In addition, he had some advice on the “bifurcated job markets” for those fresh out of their PhD, and why the job market – and even going back on the job market – should not scare you.

    To find out more about Christopher, please visit his official faculty profile:
    https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/moore/directory/yenkey_christopher.php

    • 46 min
    Olenka Kacperczyk – Her gems of advice for early-stage academics

    Olenka Kacperczyk – Her gems of advice for early-stage academics

    Aleksandra (Olenka) Kacperczyk is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School in the UK. Her research covers entrepreneurship, innovation, social responsibility and mobility and labour markets. She was also a representative at large at OMT.

    Olenka explained how her very entrepreneurial family sparked the questions in her that she now works on in her research. While talking about her journey to the questions she asks now, she shared tons of little gems of career advice for early-stage academics.

    To find out more about Olenka, please visit her official faculty profile: https://www.london.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty-profiles/o/olenka-kacperczyk

    • 35 min
    Lisa Cohen – Hiring and working (in academia)

    Lisa Cohen – Hiring and working (in academia)

    Lisa Cohen is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at McGill University’s Desautel Faculty of Management in Canada. She is also the Director for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) there.

    This episode is the first one hosted solely by Sara Mahabadi, Lisa’s former PhD student, and in this episode you get to know both of them a little bit as they speak about their joint research on hiring, as well as about working at a university.

    Lisa also was a Representative at Large at OMT.

    To find out more about Lisa Cohen, please visit her official faculty profile:
    https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/lisa-cohen

    • 36 min
    Rekha Krishnan – The importance of family for her academic work

    Rekha Krishnan – The importance of family for her academic work

    Rekha Krishnan – Associate Professor of International Business/ Innovation and Entrepreneurship, SFU Beedie School of Business, Vancouver, Canada

    This episode is the first hosted by Tanja Ohlson and new co-host Sara Mahabadi. We spoke with Rekha about strategies for publishing in top journals, and about honest feedback when working on papers with her brother.

    To find out more about Rekha Krishnan, please visit her official faculty profile:
    https://beedie.sfu.ca/profiles/RekhaKrishnan

    • 47 min
    Africa Tech Collective Special – Life after the PhD and outside of academia

    Africa Tech Collective Special – Life after the PhD and outside of academia

    This special episode is a collaboration with the Africa Tech Collective and co-hosted with Tim Weiss from Imperial College London. The guests, Nicolas Friederici and Marlen de la Chaux got PhDs from Oxford and Cambridge, respectively, and then decided to leave academia, but are still connected to research. They reflect on their journey and the reasons for their decisions, the differences between a job in academia vs industry, and on creating impact from the research they did and are still doing. Thus, this episode is all about bridging the gap between academic research and real-world impact!

    To find out more about the Africa Tech Collective, please visit their website:
    https://www.africatechresearch.org/

    • 1 hr

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