Call for papers 

The 24th edition of the International Workshop on Teamworking (IWOT) will be hosted by the Institute for Management Research at Radboud University (The Netherlands). The conference will take place in Nijmegen on the 8th and the 9th of September 2022.

Theme of the conference 

The main topic of the conference is “Bridging the gap between organization, team and job design”. Numerous studies have been published on how these designs affect a variety of different outcomes. Examples are studies relating organization, team and job design to performance (e.g. productivity, innovation or efficiency; Chen, 2021; Warnik et al., 2021) or employees’ physical health and well-being (e.g. burn-out risks and mental strain; Daniels, 2017; Parker et al., 2017). Often these studies target an audience in an established disciplinary field like business administration, organization science/behavior or work & organizational psychology. Each field has its own expertise and interests, but also its blind spots. For instance, scholars in business administration and organization science mainly conduct research on organization and team design, but often overlook the individual job holders with particular individual characteristics and backgrounds that perform tasks. Work & organizational psychologists on the other hand, focus on job design and individuals conducting a certain job. These studies, however, may overlook that jobs are embedded within a larger organizational or team context.

In this conference, we strive to build a bridge between these disciplines and take a step towards covering blind spots by complementing insights from the different disciplines. An increasing number of studies calls for research examining how organization and job design simultaneously influence outcomes for organizations and individuals. But until now, only few studies cross these disciplinary borders (Parker et al., 2017). We invite you to share and discuss insights on the challenges and opportunities of combining job, team, and organization design insights.

Although the topic for this year is about bridging the gap between organization, team and job design, we also welcome papers on related topics. The conference is inclusive and welcomes research on teams and teamworking without disciplinary or methodological restrictions. Papers will be presented in parallel sessions organized around similar topics.

Deadline of abstract submission (250 words): 31/5/2022

Conference fee (including catering and social event)

350 euros;

PhD candidates: 250 euros;

Payment is due on August 15th, 2022

More information

As of March 31, more information about uploading abstracts, key note speakers, payment, practical information about the venue, hotels etc. will be available on the website (

Local organizing committee

Lander Vermeerbergen

Anne-Linde Oldenhof

Emy Smolders

Patrick Vermeulen

Matthijs Moorkamp

Dirk Vriens


International organizing committee

Conny Antoni, University of Trier, Germany

Jos Benders, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway & KU Leuven, Belgium

Petru Curseu, Open University, The Netherlands & Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Andrea Bikfalvi, Universitat de Girona, Spain

Richard Cooney, Monash University, Australia

Steven Dhondt, TNO, The Netherlands & KU Leuven, Belgium

Geert Van Hootegem, KU Leuven, Belgium

Jonas Ingvaldsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Christian Koch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Abigail Marks, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, U.K.

Eric Molleman, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Peter Oeij, TNO, The Netherlands

Steve Procter, University of Newcastle, U.K.

Monica Rolfsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Sandra Schruijer (Utrecht University & TIAS Business School, The Netherlands)

Per Sederblad, Malmö University, Sweden

Steve Vallas, Northeastern University, USA

Michael West, Lancaster University, U.K