About APROS

Posted On: January 21, 2011

APROS 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.

APROS is a multidisciplinary network of researchers interested in organization issues that meets around the Asia-Pacific region. Created in Australia in 1982, the network has gradually expanded to include members in many countries. The network conducts meetings at local and international levels. The major meetings are the International Colloquia which take place at biennially. See below for details of previous meetings.

As well as this web site, APROS has web presences at the Archiving Practice web site and the specific colloquium sites below.

First University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, PRC

Second University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, PRC

Third, 1989 Australia National University
Canberra, Australia

Fourth University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences
Kobe, Japan

Fifth, 1993 East-West Center
Hawaii, USA

Sixth, 1995 Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
Cuernavaca, Mexico

Seventh, 1998 China Europe International Business School
Shanghai, PRC

Eighth, 2000 University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Ninth, 2001 Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong, PRC

Tenth, 2003
(mirror here)
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
Oaxaca, Mexico

Eleventh, 2005
Victoria University
Melbourne, Australia Insight leadership management coaching mentoring

Twelve, 2007 Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India
9 – 12 December 2007

Thirteen, 2009 EGADE, Monterrey Tec, Monterrey, Mexico
6 – 9 December 2009

Fourteen, 2009 School of Management, Massey University Auckland, New Zealand1
29 – 1 December 2011

Fifteen, 2013 Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
15 – 17 February 2013

APROS is associated with EGOS – the European Group for Organization Studies – and is hosted by CMOS – the Centre for Management and Organization Studies – in the Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney.
Diversity and plurality
APROS is a conjuncture in which the social and human sciences meet organizations – where scholars are as likely to draw on sociology, social history, political science, psychology and anthropology as much as philosophy, discourse analysis, literary criticism and rhetoric.
Exploring research at the forefront of knowledge
APROS emphasizes broad themes as well as issue-based research. In this respect it mirrors its sponsoring organization, CMOS, in offering a stimulating intellectual environment for younger scholars, running PhD and post-doctoral workshops.

How to become a member?

Being a member of APROS is easy. You just connect with APROS on Linked-in to become part of a thriving network of scholars interested in organization, organizing and the organized. There are no costs as APROS is and will for the immediate future continue to be a virtual member-based organization. Our primary means of dissemination of information is web-based so keep checking the web pages.

Hosting APROS

Is your institution interested in hosting APROS? The process is quite simple:
• Make an offer for the APROS Board (comprised of past APROS convenors) to consider
• The Biennial Conference is usually held in December of every other odd-numbered year
• The expenses and receipts entailed in running an APROS International Conference are organized by the host institution.