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Iberoamerican Academy of Management (IAM) PDW Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions




Iberoamerican Academy of Management (IAM)

PDW Chair: Jorge Gonzalez, University of Texas Rio Grande


The Iberoamerican Academy of Management (IAM) invites the submission of creative proposals for its Professional Development Workshop (PDW) sessions that will take place at the Academy of Management (AOM) meeting on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Boston. The Academy’s PDWs are a great platform for colleagues to share knowledge and expertise and foster the professional development of workshop participants.

The two primary objectives of IAM are (1) to foster the general advancement of knowledge in the theory and practice of management among Iberoamerican scholars and/or those academics interested in Iberoamerican issues, and (2) to perform and support educational activities that contribute to intellectual and operational leadership in the field of management within an Iberoamerican context. IAM emphasizes its Iberoamerican focus (Latin America, Latino populations in North America, and Spain/Portugal), but is open to integrate participants, dialogues, and proposals from different perspectives, backgrounds, and regions to enrich its objectives. More information about IAM can be found here:

The 2019 AOM conference theme is “Understanding the Inclusive Organization.” This year’s theme considers that global trends such as population growth, increased migration, and prolonged life expectancies are producing compositional changes in the workforce, and that other trends such as continued technological advancement and the growing gig economy call into question traditional notions of employment. These trends highlight the heterogeneity of the workforce and the importance for organizations to be inclusive of the cultural, cognitive, linguistic, ideological, economic, and other types of employee diversity. We would like to suggest some potential topics that may be consistent with the conference theme:

What compositional changes in the Iberoamerican workforce drive the importance of inclusive organizations, communities and environments? How do they differ within Iberoamerica and from other regions?

What are the characteristics of inclusive organizations in Iberoamerica? Are these characteristics generalizable across nations and cultures within and outside the region?

How do national cultures and/or identities in Iberoamerican countries and populations contribute to, or detract from, organizational inclusiveness?

How does migration out of, into, and within Iberoamerica contribute to institutional and societal contexts relevant to organizational inclusiveness?

How do Iberoamerican managers and employees contribute to the cultural, cognitive, linguistic, ideological, economic, and other types of diversity of Iberoamerica and other regions? How can organizations in this and other regions be inclusive of and capitalize on these types of heterogeneity?

We welcome proposals that advance management theory, research, education, and practice within the scope of IAM objectives. PDWs can take a variety of forms including round tables, panel sessions, developmental workshops, practitioner focused sessions, and doctoral consortia, to name a few.  Acceptance of PDW proposals will be based on relevance to IAM members’ interest, novelty, creativity, and potential to be engaging. We encourage PDWs that are:

Innovative (experiment with new formats, models, processes and ideas)

Interactive (seek engagement of participants to offer alternative points of view)

Inclusive (provide value to students, faculty, practitioners and international members)

Integrative (bridge divisional lives and international borders)

Developmental (allow participants to network and capitalize on physical presence)

Valuable (enrich participants with experiences, tools, thoughts, relationships or projects)

Provocative (energize participants before, during, and after the meeting)

Andragogical (incorporate principles for adult learning)

We welcome proposals of interest to members of other AOM divisions and committees.  Please indicate in the submission document which divisions and interest groups may be suitable as potential co-sponsors. All proposals require a statement indicating that all PDW participants have consented to participate in the PDW. According to AOM’s “Rule of Three” for the PDW program, no one may submit or be associated with more than three PDW submissions or appear in more than three PDW sessions during the preconference from Friday to Saturday. Proposals that violate this rule may be rejected. Space and time allotted for PDW sessions is limited and we cannot guarantee acceptance of all proposals.

Submissions for PDW Proposals will open in late November 2018 and will close by Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). Please follow the Academy of Management's PDW Guidelines for Submissions. Please submit using the PDW submission system at:

We look forward to your proposals and to your participation in the IAM PDWs in Boston!

For any comments or additional questions, please contact the 2019 IAM PDW Chair:


Jorge A. Gonzalez

University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

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