International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering

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Editor in Chief: Associate Prof. Lapo Mola
ISSN online: 1758-9800
ISSN print: 1758-9797
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IJODE is a journal that brings together information systems engineers and organisation science researchers to the integrated study of organisation design. This includes the integrated structuring, modelling, development and deployment of IS/IT and social processes. Organisation Design and Engineering (ODE) is part of the discipline of information systems but is manifestly open to influences coming from emerging fields of study, such as organisational ethics, service science and social media.


 Topics covered include

  • Real-time organisation
  • Organisational self-awareness
  • New organisational design principles and rules
  • Social networking
  • Visual management
  • Educating for ODE
  • Knowledge management and organisational steering
  • The limits of organisational modelling
  • Ethical issues
  • Dynamic enterprise architectures
  • Organisational innovation
  • Fast-cycle information system development
  • Ontologies for ODE
  • Service eco-systems and information architecture


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  • Real-time organisation: the impact of real-time information on organisational design
  • Organisational self-awareness: the increasing feedback capabilities associated with the implementation of informating artefacts in organisations
  • New organisational design principles and rules: the co-evolution of design-by-decision and emergent design
  • Social networking: the study of social networks and of networking applications as catalysts of emergent design
  • Visual management: the power of computer-based artefacts in making emergent designs visible
  • New approaches to the integration of computer-based artefact in organisation design: autopoiesis, social infrastructures, adaptive structuration
  • Knowledge management: the role of information systems in supporting emergent knowledge processes
  • The limits of organisational modelling: how to integrate design-by-decision with emergent design modelling
  • Ethical issues: the limits of organisational self-awareness arising from the new modelling and technological capabilities
  • Dynamic enterprise architectures: how to adapt business architectural models to fit emergent organisational designs
  • Organisational innovation: how organisations learn and change through the misalignment between planned and emergent design
  • Fast-cycle information system development: the continuous development cycle driven by emergent organisational designs
  • The impact of organisational design qualities on the design of computer-based artefacts
  • Organisational strategy: computer-based artefacts as drivers of strategy instead of merely supporters of strategy



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IJODE aims at advancing research and practice in ODE by bringing together individuals or groups working on the same or related areas and finding out how the various perspectives might be made to converge in terms of research objectives, methodologies and results. An important objective is also to promote collaborative research, including not only academics but also practitioners.


The readership of IJODE includes academics and practitioners in the fields of business, information systems, management, strategy, computer science, and organisation science education.


IJODE publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies and book reviews.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Mola, Lapo, SKEMA Business School, France

Associate Editors

  • Alter, Steven, University of San Francisco, USA
  • Beck, Kent, Three Rivers Institute, USA
  • Cacciatori, Eugenia, Bocconi University, Italy
  • Carvalho, João Alvaro, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Loebbecke, Claudia, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Migliarese, Piero, Università della Calabria, Italy
  • Pentland, Alex (Sandy), MIT Media Laboratory, USA
  • Reijers, Hajo, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Riehle, Dirk, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Rito Silva, António, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
  • Winter, Robert, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Editorial Board Members

  • Antunes, Pedro, University of Lisboa, Portugal
  • Bailey, Diane E., University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Batenburg, Ronald S., Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Beeson, Ian, University of the West of England, UK
  • Brocklesby, John, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Brooks, Jo Ann, MITRE-Bedford, New Zealand
  • Carugati, Andrea, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Chang, Artemis, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Charalabidis, Yannis, University of the Aegean and National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Cheng, Zhang, Fudan University, China
  • Cloutier, Martin, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
  • Copier, Marinka, HKU Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Corvello, Vincenzo, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Crowston, Kevin, Syracuse University, USA
  • da Cunha, Joao Vieira, Universidade Europeia, Portugal
  • Daneshgar, Farhad, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • De Cesare, Sergio, Brunel University, UK
  • Demirkan, Haluk, Arizona State University, USA
  • Elbanna, Amany, Loughborough University, UK
  • Faiz, Rim, University of 7-November at Carthage, Tunisia
  • Fang, Yulin, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Furnari, Santi, City University, UK
  • Giorgini, Paolo, University of Trento, Italy
  • Haskins, Cecilia, Norwegian University of Science and Technology-IOT, Norway
  • Hoogervorst, Jan, Sogeti Nederland B.V., Netherlands
  • Hung, Wei-Hsi (Frank), National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  • King, Nelson, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Leonardi, Paul M., Northwestern University, USA
  • Olguin Olguin, Daniel, MIT Media Laboratory, USA
  • Pucihar, Andreja, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Rai, Shailendra Kumar, Management Development Institute, India
  • Ramos, Isabel, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Reymen, Isabelle, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Rittgen, Peter, University of Borås and Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium
  • Rossi, Matti, Aalto University School of Economics, Finland
  • Ruta, Dino, Bocconi University, Italy
  • Sørensen, Carsten, London School of Economics, UK
  • Saleh, Imad, Université Paris 8, France
  • Sicilia, Miguel-Angel, University of Alcalá, Spain
  • Strohmeier, Stefan, Saarland University, Germany
  • Van Bree, Jeroen, Movable Mind, Netherlands
  • Wareham, Jonathan D., Ramon Llull University, Spain
  • Zacarias, Marielba Silva, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal


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