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Asia Academy of Management (AAM) PDW Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

PDW Chair: Sanjay Kumar SinghCollege of Business, Abu Dhabi

The Asia Academy of Management (AAM) invites scholars interested in relevant business and management issues, pertaining to inclusive organizations, in organizations in Asia to submit thought provoking proposals for its Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) at the Academy of Management 2019 annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) provide a platform for scholars to share their knowledge and expertise and to foster the professional development of the participants attending the PDWs. The PDWs provide an opportunity to develop pioneering and innovative workshops that will benefit the Academy members.

The mission of the Asia Academy is to assume a global leadership position in the advancement of management theory, research and education of relevance to Asia. It is a global organization that welcomes researchers and practitioners who are interested in management issues relevant to Asia.

The AOM2019 meeting is of great interest to us as it focuses on the theme of "Understanding the Inclusive Organization". The present century is 'century of Asia' as this region of the world throws tremendous opportunities for organizations across the globe to setup their facilities, do businesses, develop the people & the region, and engage all relevant stakeholders towards better tomorrow in Asia. However, the Asian continent has been facing key challenges in terms of solving demographic dilemma, sustainable development, rapid aging population, health & well-being, migration & development, and inclusion & empowerment of youth. Therefore, inclusive organizations in Asia need to be concerned for sustainable economic development and taking care of people in organization who differ from their fellow colleagues on the cognitive, the linguistic and the economic parameters but they all give their best in the organizational value creation processes.    

The Asia Academy of Management invites and encourages scholars to submit proposals for PDWs and symposia on the Academy of Management 2019 conference theme and the related areas. We suggest some topics which requires greater scholarly discourse below:

  • Is there an Asia approach that symbolize characteristics of inclusive organizations? How do organizations provide opportunity to all their stakeholders to have access to information, resources, and capability to contribute to their functioning?  
  • How do inclusive organizations differ from boundaryless organizations? How do inclusive organizations formulate and implement practices to unleash the potentials of individual and group who differ from others in terms of the cognitive, linguistic, ideological, economic and other form of diversity?
  • What are inclusive practices in organizations in Asia? How do these organizations implement innovative policies and practices that drives empowerment and contributions of all as the development of inclusive business approach is key to attain sustainable economic growth as indicated by the international organizations - the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Group of Twenty (G20), and other global organizations?
  • Do the meaning and importance of inclusions differ across key stakeholders in organizations in Asia? If yes, what are they and how do organizations navigate to manage conflicting meanings of inclusions and their importance as perceived by their key stakeholders?
  • What are the critical perspectives on inclusive organizations in Asia that move beyond typical managerialism? Do institutional and societal contexts influence organizational inclusiveness in Asia? What methodologies best suit to study of inclusive organizations in Asia?

The issues listed above are representative examples. We invite and encourage you to be creative & innovative, and propose new ideas relevant to Asian management. Such academic activities could comprise:

1.       Panel sessions

2.       Developmental workshops for junior faculty and doctoral students

3.       Round table discussions on specific research areas/topics

4.       Feedback on preliminary research ideas by experienced journal reviewers

5.       Any other creative forms of scholarly activities

Any proposals for sessions organized in collaboration with other divisions, associated or affiliated societies of the Academy of Management will be highly appreciated.

The deadline for proposal submissions is January 15, 2019 at 5pm ET. Please submit your proposal through the online submission system. You are welcome to connect with Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh (email: for initial enquires and coordination before you submit your final proposal.

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