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Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) PDW Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions



PDW Chair: Naomi B. Rothman, Lehigh University;


The Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division invites you to submit proposals for the pre-conference professional development workshops (PDW) to be held at the 2019 Academy of Management meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. PDW sessions are scheduled from 8AM to 8PM on both Friday (August 9th) and Saturday (August 10th).


Think about it! The MOC Division is devoted to understanding individual and collective cognitive processes in organizational contexts, including, but not restricted to, the nature and role of mental representations, judgment and decision making, social identity processes, attribution processes, individual differences, non-conscious forms of cognitions, sense making, categorization, organizational learning and memory, culture, communities of practice, cognitive institutionalism, and the influence of emotions on these cognitive processes.  


Learn about it! PDW sessions present an opportunity for Academy members to interact in new and innovative ways. We’re looking to sponsor PDW sessions in many formats (workshops, panel discussions, tutorials, town hall meetings, breakout sessions, debates, round tables, research incubators), but we’re especially interested in proposals that are innovative, integrative, developmental, and inclusive. We encourage submissions that experiment with new formats and/or shorter, bursts of interaction and those that offer unique experiences for the participants. In crafting your proposals, remember that MOC encourages PDW’s that build bridges spanning the macro, meso, and/or micro levels of analysis. As in previous years, wherever possible, we encourage you to create proposals that may be of relevance to more than one division. We also encourage you to think about, but not feel constricted by this year’s AOM theme “Understanding the Inclusive Organization” when developing your PDW proposals.  You can learn more about the conference at the Academy of Management annual meeting website:  


Tell us about it!  Please be sure to follow the Academy of Management's PDW Guidelines for Submissions. In addition, for tips on composing your submission, please see:

PDW submissions should be made through the Academy's Submission System websiteThe submissions system closes Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5pm ET (NY Time). 



You are welcome and encouraged to discuss potential PDWs with Naomi B. Rothman at before submitting your proposal. The deadline for submitters to contact PDW Chairs for general inquiries and to discuss ideas for PDW sessions is Friday, December 7, 2018.

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