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International Management (IM) PDW Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions



 PDW Chair: Katherine XIN, China Europe International Business School;

2019 Professional Development Workshops: Call for Proposals

The International Management (IM) Division invites submissions for Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Boston. Special consideration will be given to PDW proposals that connect with the conference theme of “Understanding the Inclusive Organization”. This theme is particularly salient for the IM Division, given that members of IM division are from diverse backgrounds working in organizations in different cultural, economic and political contexts. This theme is of particular importance to IM Division members.

The IM Division focuses on content pertaining to the theory, research, and practice of management that has a cross border, cross-cultural, or comparative dimension. Major topics include, but are not limited to: the cross-border management of operations, including multi-country, multi-unit, strategy formulation and implementation; evolving forms and management practices in cross-border business; the cross-border differential impact of cultural, social, economic, technological, political, and other institutional forces on strategies, organizational forms, and management practices; the international competitiveness of firms, industries, and nations; and comparative management studies involving two or more countries. To learn more about the IM Division, visit our website at

Our goal for the PDWs is to provide participants with opportunities to enhance their professional and personal skills relevant to IM-related scholarship and teaching including macro and micro topics. With this in mind, we seek innovative, provocative, and exciting proposals that bring together an international community of scholars interested in enhancing research and teaching in the broad field of International Management.

The format for PDW sessions is highly flexible. PDWs may consist of workshops, panels, round-table discussions, training sessions, etc. – meaningful interaction is the key. As such, PDWs provide opportunities to experiment, with respect to both content and format, that are typically beyond the scope of regular paper sessions. We seek creative and interactive proposals that promote scholarship or teaching and involve not only other AOM divisions, but also firms, not-for-profit organizations, consultancies, NGOs, and public sector organizations.

The 2019 PDW sessions will be held between Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 8:00PM. See the Annual Meeting website for additional information about the conference.

Submissions: If you are interested in organizing or being involved in a PDW in any way, please contact the IM Division’s PDW Chair, Katherine Xin (


Final PDW submissions must be made through the AOM submission system website. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). This system opens in late November 2018.

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