The thesis has just officially passed committee and, after a final check-the-commas read-through, will be on its way to the external examiner. My external is Dr. Brenda Zimmerman from Schulich School of Business at York University, co-author of Getting to Maybe: How the world is changed. She is well-known for social innovation and complexity models of organization, and I am quite honoured to have her as my external.
Although the official defence is three months away, I am planning to do a public, "department defence" to which everyone is invited, including you! Here's the notice for the event:
What do a social justice NGO, a New York City advertising agency, and a Japanese Zen philosopher have in common?
Come find out how these three, very different entities represent a common future for organizational transformation when Mark Federman publicly presents his doctoral thesis research in a department defence.
From BAH to ba: Valence Theory and the Future of Organization
Wednesday, March 24, from noon to 1:00
OISE Room 7-162
252 Bloor Street West
Everyone is welcome! If you're on Facebook, you can RSVP to the event
If you are, or will be, in Toronto, it would be great if you could join in person. If you are not in Toronto, there will be a Skype conference call (max 23 people), with preference given to research participants who would like to listen in. Please email me with your Skype ID to reserve your Skype slot.
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