Distances in Organizations McGill 2018

The first Distances in Organizations Workshop was held on May 11th – 12th at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, in Montréal Canada. The workshop’s goal was to provide a platform for academics and graduate students engaged in research in the field to present their findings and discuss innovative ideas.

Workshop Numbers

58 researchers attended from 8 countries (United States, Canada, Israel, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Australia, North Korea).  A total of 38 papers were presented during the workshop, as individual papers or grouped in themed roundtables. The workshop also included keynotes from Prof. Yaacov Trope and Prof. Batia Wiesenfeld, group activities with expert leaders, and a closing cocktail reception and awards ceremony.

Program Committee

All papers accepted for presentation were blindly reviewed by members of the Program Committee.

DIO 2018 Submission Awards

The six researchers who received the highest scores during the blind review process were awarded a Best Submission Award. Faculty members and PhD students competed in two separate categories.

Best Faculty Submission Award

  • Best Faculty Submission Award: Andrew Carton for the paper titled “Painting A Clear Picture While Seeing The Big Picture: Leadership, Construal Level Theory, and The Tradeoff Between Concreteness and Scale.
  • Runner-up for Best Faculty Submission Award: Yair Berson and Shaul Oreg for the paper titled “CLT At The Interface Of Managers And Employees During Organizational Change: Introducing The Concept Of Change Construal.

Best Student Submission Award

  • Best Student Submission Award: Ashli Carter for the paper titled “The Cognitive Consequences of Group Composition: A Construal Level Framework.
  • Runner-up for Best Student Submission Award: Robert Barrett for the paper titled “Where Is The Conflict? How Construal Level Affects Disagreements In Innovation Team.
  • Runner-up for Best Student Submission Award: Y. Andre Wang for the paper titled “Construal Level Switching: Costs and Consequences.