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Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Call for Submissions

 Call for Submissions 

Program Chair: Rahul Kapoor, University of Pennsylvania;

The Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division encourages interdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue on the management of innovation and technological change from a variety of perspectives including behavioral, cognitive, sociological, and economic approaches.


The theme of this year's meeting is "Understanding the Inclusive Organization." This focus cuts to the core of research on technology and innovation because technology is altering the organizational form and the employment relationships via the emergence of the new business models such as those within the gig economy. At the same time, innovation is becoming a much more distributed process involving many actors and stakeholders. While these shifts present tremendous opportunities for economic growth and societal well-being, they also present challenges for established organizations and institutions in adapting to the new modes of organization. Understanding how organizations are innovating and adapting to this changing technological landscape are important thematic topics for investigation by TIM scholars. Similarly, understanding how the diffusion of digital technologies are impacting the relationships between organizations and their stakeholders is another important research domain very suitable for exploration by the TIM community.


We welcome paper and symposium submissions related to these topics, new and emerging topics, as well as established topics that have previously been represented in the TIM program. In the past, major topics areas have included Adaptation and Change, Innovation Strategy, New Product Development, Open Innovation, Microfoundations of Innovation, Innovation & Technology Policy, Knowledge Management, Technology Platforms and Ecosystems, Technology Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property Strategies, Innovation and Organizational Forms.


Because TIM is cross-disciplinary, papers or symposia that relate to the domains of other divisions are also encouraged. These submissions may become candidates for cross-divisional sessions.  As participants in our academic field come from a wide range of disciplines and draw from a rich array of theoretical and empirical research paradigms, we enter this complex domain in the spirit of dialogue and debate, seeking deeper understanding. Our goal is to present paper sessions and symposia that are as diverse, creative and engaging as our membership.


The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time).  If you submit a paper we also expect you to sign up to review.  Remember that you need to renew your reviewer registration every year. To sign up, please visit


Awards: TIM division offers a number of awards:


Best Paper Award.  Award for the paper with the most significant contribution to TIM in the refereed scholarly program.


Best Student Paper Award. Award for the best student paper in the refereed scholarly program.  To be eligible for the best student paper award, the student must be the lead author or sole author and this should be clearly indicated on the title page of the paper. Papers considered for the Best Student Paper Award can also be considered for the TIM Division Best Paper Award.


Best Reviewer Awards. Awards for reviewers who provide reviews that are exceptionally thorough, insightful, and helpful. 

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