EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies) is a scholarly association that focuses on the theoretical and empirical advancement of knowledge about and within organizations. EGOS currently has 2000 members worldwide and is the second-largest organization in this field after the Academy of Management.
Selected findings are published by SAGE in the journal Organization Studies" and once a year an international conference takes place.
The 2012 EGOS Colloquium will be held in Helsinki, Finland, the World Capital of Design 2012, and has the theme Design!?. In good time for the Helsinki conference, checkpointmedia has revised the website content, improved its usability, adapted its graphics to tie in with the 2012 theme, Design!?, and has updated the technical features to the very latest standards.
checkpointmedia developed the comprehensive conference organisation system beforehand, and this has now been extended in the websites background. It includes administration of membership, the online coordination of the themes of each conference, submission of short papers and papers, discussion and assessment of the submitted short papers and papers by the convenors as well as votes taken by the board on the budget and important issues.
There are various groups of members, and these have different rights which are administered centrally. Active members can book and pay for their conference, hotel and any additional services online using an interface with the local conference organizers. The local organizers can draw up the schedule and room allocation for the conference. All the information that is relevant to the programme is therefore managed centrally. The information ultimately chosen for inclusion in the programme - themes, papers and other information can then be retrieved directly to produce the catalogue.
Dealing with several conferences at the same time has also made easier. While topics for the following years colloquium are being coordinated, papers can be adapted to the themes of the current colloquium and discussed online.
The next EGOS colloquia will be in Helsinki in 2012, Montreal in 2013 and Rotterdam in 2014