Journal of Organization Design Vol. 2, No. 3 Now Online!


Greetings JOD Readers,

It is a great pleasure to announce that the Organizational Design Community ( has published volume 2, issue number 3, 2013, of the Journal of Organization Design (

Please enjoy the papers appearing in our last issue of the year. There are several great pieces in this issue, including a special topic on Making Organization Design Knowledge Actionable with a case study of and commentaries on Ascension Health. In addition there is a translational article and one point of view article.

We are very excited about this new publication and hope you find the content interesting.


Best wishes and Merry Christmas,


Morten Bygvraa Rasmussen

Journal Manager, Journal of Organization Design


Table of Contents – Vol. 2, No. 3 (2013)

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Special Issue: Making Organization Design Knowledge Actionable

Introduction by Amy Kates, Charles C. Snow, Børge Obel    

A Living Case

Organizing Healthcare For Changing Markets: The Case of Ascension Health by Eric S. Engler, Stephen L. Jones, Andrew H. Van de Ven          

Case Commentaries

Emerging Assumptions About Organization Design, Knowledge, And Action by Alan Meyer

Viewing Ascension Health From A Design Thinking Perspective by Natalie W. Nixon 

Making Knowledge Actionable: Three Key Translation Moments by John R. Austin    

How Can We Create Collaborative Design Knowledge in Politicized Contexts? by Jone L. Pearce     

Translational Article

How Decisions Can Be Organized - and Why It Matters by Michael Christensen, Thorbjørn Knudsen        

Point of View Article

Navigating The Possible Legal Pitfalls Of Virtual Teams by Carolyn M. Plump, David J. Ketchen, Jr.