EGOS is a scholarly association which aims to further the theoretical and/or empirical advancement of knowledge about organizations, organizing and the contexts in which organizations operate. As a collective, one of its main aims is to maintain and provide a voice for the critical and analytical approaches of its members to the study of organization worldwide.
Diversity and plurality
EGOS has its identity and intellectual roots in the social sciences. It encourages an analytical and theoretical approach towards organizations.
EGOS embraces diversity of all kinds including a pluralistic approach to understanding organizations from the perspective of the social sciences (such as sociology, social history, political science, psychology and anthropology) as well as the humanities (such as philosophy, discourse analysis, literary criticism and rhetoric).
Exploring research at the forefront of knowledge
EGOS emphasizes broad themes as well as issue-based research.
The association provides a forum for identifying and discussing key issues in organizational theory and practice. Critical refection on the most recent ideas and theoretical approaches is at the core of the association’s activities.
EGOS, moreover, explicitly aims at supporting and training younger scholars by offering a stimulating intellectual environment and running well-attended PhD and post-doctoral workshops at the beginning of the annual EGOS Colloquium.