The American College of Greece is proud to announce that Alba Graduate Business School received the Silver Award for the category of Scientific Conferences in the recent Event Awards 2016, organized by Boussias Communications. Alba was awarded for the organization of the 31st European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium which was held in Greece for the first time in July, 2015, welcoming on campus 1,850 participants from more than 50 countries.
EGOS is a scholarly association which aims to further the theoretical and/or empirical advancement of knowledge about organizations, organizing, and the contexts in which organizations operate. As a collective, one of its main aims is to maintain and provide a voice for the critical and analytical approaches of its members to the study of organization worldwide.
The EGOS Colloquium is organized and hosted annually by top-notch business schools around the globe, including ESADE, HEC, and the Rotterdam School of Management, and is considered to be one of the largest and most prestigious scientific conferences in its field.
The 31st Colloquium ran with the theme “Organizations and the Examined Life: Reason, Reflexivity, and Responsibility,” and was inspired by Socrates’ timeless statement, “an unexamined life is not worth living,” from his trial in classical Athens; a statement that is the most succinct advocacy of philosophy, science, and democracy ever since.