With the guiding theme of this year’s colloquium “Organizing an inclusive society: Meanings, motivations, and mechanisms”, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) shares Amsterdam’s history of finding unconventional ways to deal with setbacks and adversity. Founded in 1880 as a privately financed counter-movement to the ruling of the clergy and the government, it organized itself to stay independent and free (vrij) from external influence – free from the church, the state, and commercial interests. VU embodies the will to organize for an inclusive society, yet does not hesitate to acknowledge the complexity of such organizing. VU asked EGOS members ‘to look further’ – beyond their own interests and discipline, beyond the familiar, and beyond the here and now.
SBE & FSW host 37th EGOS Colloquium
12 July 2021
During 6-10 July 2021, School of Business and Economics together with the Faculty of Social Sciences of the VU, hosted of the 37th Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies. This is the largest European event for management and organization scholarship. With more than 80 different sub-themes, PhD workshops, and plenary presentations, we were proud to organize this important conference in Amsterdam. More than 2200 international scholars attended the event.