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Organization & Management Theory (OMT) PDW Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions


Organization and Management Theory (OMT)

PDW Chair: Martin Kilduff, UCL School of Management; 

2019 Division Professional Development Workshops: Call for Proposals

As a community of scholars, the OMT division is built from the desire to develop and promote understandings of organizations and organizing. We stand at the intersection of micro and macro analysis, providing a context for mutually beneficial intellectual engagement across disciplinary and other boundaries. For the 2019 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, which will be held from August 9-August 13, 2019, we invite proposals for PDW sessions that creatively and innovatively contribute to this mission of our Division.

The aim of PDW sessions is to explore emerging or understudied research questions, advance novel theoretical perspectives, develop innovative empirical approaches, and encourage engagement with relevant but underexplored phenomena around organizations and organizing. PDWs can be organized in a variety of formats such as workshops, tutorials, debates, roundtable discussions, town hall meetings, and many more. Most importantly, PDW sessions are intended for professional development of the participants; this means that participants’ active engagement in the sessions is essential.

We look forward to innovative, diverse, and inclusive PDWs that engage as large and as broad a representation of the OMT membership as possible. We particularly encourage submissions that address the overall AOM 2019 conference theme “Understanding the Inclusive Organization.” The conference theme links to many interests of the OMT community including, but not limited to, organizational goals and boundaries, the role of organizations in society, the internal relations within organizations, the social networks that connect organizational members and units, the possibilities of organizational change, and the alliances that organizations form.  Let the theme inspire you – we are open to a wide range of different topics and formats that will interest the OMT community.

Acceptance of proposals for OMT PDWs will be based on (a) relevance to the interests of the Division's membership; (b) novelty and creativity; and (c) plans for creating an interactive and engaging session. We further welcome proposals that are of interest to members of other AOM divisions (e.g., ENT, STR, OB, MOC, TIM, etc.), although that is not a requirement for acceptance.  Please indicate in the submission document what divisions and interest groups may be suitable as potential co-sponsors.


PDW sessions will be held on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 8am-8pm. The submission system opens late November 2018. All submissions are to be submitted electronically through the AOM Submission System. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). We encourage you to submit early to enable the possibility of feedback to maximize your chance of acceptance. 

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