Ann Cunliffe 

Ann L. Cunliffe is Professor of Organization Studies at Bradford University School of Management. She moved to Bradford from the University of Leeds, UK after spending 25 years working in the USA, latterly at the University of New Mexico and California State University.  She is also Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, UK, and at the Escola de Administracâo da Fundaçao Getulio Vargas, Brazil. Her recent publications include the books A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management (2014) and the co-authored Key Concepts in Organization Theory with John Luhman (2012). She has published articles in Organizational Research Methods, Human Relations, Management Learning, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies. In 2002 she was awarded the Breaking the Frame Award from the Journal of Management Inquiry for the article that best exemplifies a challenge to existing thought.

Yrjo Engestrom

Yrjo Engestrom is Professor of Adult Education and Director of the Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning (CRADLE) at University of Helsinki. He is also Professor Emeritus of Communication at University of California, San Diego. He applies and develop cultural-historical activity theory as a framework in studies of transformations and learning processes in work activities and organizations. He is known for the theory of expansive learning and for the interventionist methodology of developmental work research.

Annalisa Sannino 

Annalisa Sannino works at the Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning in the Faculty of Education at University of Helsinki, Finland. Currently on leave from her position as University Lecturer in Educational Sciences, she holds an Academy Research Fellowship (2012-2017) with a project focused on “The Emergence of Agency: Foundations for Educational Change from Below.” Recently she was appointed visiting professor at Rhodes University, South Africa and at University West, Sweden. Her research is primarily focused on understanding the emergence of agency as a dialectical process of mastering historical contradictions and related conflicts of motives. In her recent work she has developed foundations for an intervention methodology based on the principle of double stimulation and on the principle of ascending from the abstract to the concrete.

Tanya Bondarouk

Tanya Bondarouk is Professor of Human Resource Management and the head of the department of HRM at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. She also works as the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Human Resource Management and as the co-editor of the Advanced Series in Management (Emerald Publishers). Her research covers both private and public sectors and deals with a variety of areas such as the implementation of e-HRM, management of HR-IT change, HRM contribution to IT projects, roles of line managers in e-HRM, implementation of HR Shared Service Centers. She has conducted research projects with the Dutch Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations, Dow Chemical, Ford, IBM, ABN AMRO bank, Shell. Since 2006 she is involved in organizing European Academic Workshops on e-HRM, and International Workshops on HRIS. T. Bondarouk is active in various externally funded research and teaching projects, related to the intersection of HRM, Innovation and Technology. She is the project leader of the NWO-funded large-scale project on “Innovating HRM for Employee-Driven Innovation”.

Francisco J. Lara 

Dr. Francisco J. Lara is professor of Management and International Business. Vice President of International Relations at UCV Valencia from 2006 to 2012. He is specializes in leadership, entrepreneurship and international relations. He teaches courses in the area of International Business, Management, Change Management, Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. He has been a visiting professor in many US and European Universities, like Florida State University, Bentley University, ISM Frankfurt, Universittá Cattólica Sacro Cuore Milan, ESDES Business School Lyon, ISC Paris or Regents University London among others. He jointed The Catholic University of America in August 2014 as a visiting profesor.