SOCIAL ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT (SIM)
PDW Chair: Katherina
Pattit, University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business; KPattitAOM@stthomas.edu
2019 Professional Development Workshops: Call for
Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division seeks proposals for the Professional
Development Workshop (PDW) sessions (Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10)
at the 2019 Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.
Scholarship in the SIM Division is characterized by our shared interest in
understanding responsible managerial behavior at the individual,
organizational, and trans-organizational levels.
should promote attendee’s professional development – whether that be on
teaching or research. PDWs differ from the Academy’s scholarly program and are
managed separately from the All Academy Theme Program and the Scholarly
Program's paper sessions, symposia, and caucuses. As such, PDWs should not
mimic, for example, presenter symposia in which a series of academic papers is
presented with minimal audience involvement. Rather, PDWs should focus on
widespread participation and skill development. PDWs aim to attract and involve
a broad audience, including members of other Academy Divisions. PDWs should be
interactive, inclusive, provocative, and creative.
Proposals may choose to incorporate this year’s conference theme: Understanding
the Inclusive Organization. In her discussion of the theme posted on the AOM
conference website, 2019 Academy Program Chair Quinetta Roberson notes:
organizations are open systems of opportunity in which all stakeholders have
access to information, resources, and the capacity to fully contribute to their
development of inclusive business approaches is a key goal for sustainable
economic growth, as indicated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the
Group of Twenty (G20), and other global organizations. In addition, countless
organizations in both developed and developing nations, as well as across
public and private sectors, call for practices and policies that drive the
empowerment and contributions of all. Still, our knowledge of such approaches
are relatively nascent, as the creation, operation, and consequence of inclusive
organizations remain elusive to both scholars and practitioners. Accordingly,
the 2019 theme invites members to understand the inclusive organization.
gain such an understanding, several questions come to mind: What are the
characteristics of inclusive organizations? Are these characteristics
generalizable across cultures? How do inclusive organizations differ from
porous or boundaryless organizations? What is inclusive practice? What are the
effects of inclusion on employee, organizational, or societal outcomes? How do
organizational structures, cultures, and/or identities contribute to, or
detract from, organizational inclusiveness? How do institutional or societal
contexts impact organizational inclusiveness? Do the meaning and import of
inclusion differ across stakeholder groups? Are there critical perspectives on
organizational inclusion that move beyond managerialism? What methodologies may
be used to study inclusive organizations? How can we create more inclusive
Please visit the AOM website for the full text of the Call from the
year’s theme has a strong connection to the SIM domain and has significant implications
for the work we do as a division. Submitters are encouraged to reflect on
the conceptual and practical links their workshop offers to how we can build
inclusive organizations – in business and academia. Connections to
the theme are sought after in all three PDW tracks: research, pedagogy, and
we encourage proposals related to the conference theme, we also welcome
non-thematic proposals about other topics within the SIM domain including, but
not limited to, ethical decision-making, corporate governance, corporate social
responsibility, corporate philanthropy, business ethics, stakeholder engagement
and relations, environmental management, base-of-the-pyramid, social
entrepreneurship, moral development, public policy, and corporate political
strategy. PDW workshops may have a variety of structural forms, including
roundtable discussions, interactive panels, site visits, service-learning
activities, creative/artistic sessions, entrepreneurial incubators, and other activities
that help SIM members develop professionally.
your PDW proposal, please include the following sections:
Teaching, or Professional Development: Please indicate which PDW
Track your submission fits into. Efforts will be made to include an array
of workshops on scholarly research, pedagogy, and faculty development
Focus and Importance: What is the focus of this workshop and why is
that important to SIM scholars/teachers? If relevant, please indicate how
it relates to this year’s Academy theme.
and Audience Engagement: (a) How will the audience engage in
interactive activity during this workshop? (b) How much time is needed and how
will it be used?
What will be the valuable outcomes for participants? What useful outcomes can
you envision from this workshop that could be shared with SIM members not in
attendance? Indicate clearly the goals of the workshop.
Biographies: Provide short biographies (~125 words) for each organizer
and key presenter.
PDW submission system opens in late November 2018, and the deadline for PDW
proposals is January 15, 2019, at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time).
will be done on a rolling basis, however, so you are encouraged to submit
early. Please contact Katherina Pattit before December 12, 2018 if you would
like to discuss proposal ideas or if you have other questions regarding PDW
sessions. All submissions must be made online at https://aom.org/annualmeeting/submission/. Please also email a copy of your
proposal to Katherina Pattit at KPattitAOM@stthomas.edu.