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Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) PDW Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions


PDW Chair: Janet Bercovitz, University of Colorado Boulder;

2019 Professional Development Workshops: Call for Proposals

The Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division invites innovative proposals for its pre-conference Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) within the Academy of Management's annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in August 2019. PDW sessions provide excellent opportunities for exploring emerging research questions or methods, trying out new workshop formats, and fostering conversations on important but understudied phenomena. They can take a variety of formats – methods workshops, tutorials, debates, roundtable discussions, town hall meetings, to name a few – and address ideas or phenomena that might not (yet) fit in the regular program. PDW sessions are also intended for professional development of the participants, so their engagement is essential. We aim for a program of highly innovative, interactive and diverse PDWs. Past TIM workshops have delved into such topics as digital transformation, ecosystems, emerging business models, external sources of innovation, behavioral innovation, lean startups, platforms, patent research methods, and technological change. 

We are particularly interested in receiving proposals that are related to the conference theme, Understanding the Inclusive Organization.”  The conference theme description explicitly calls for TIM research that explores the relationship between technological advances and the creation of inclusive organizations that value, support, and actively engage with a diverse set of stakeholders.  Firm innovation strategies have the potential to both positively and negatively impact inclusivity.  Technologies and innovation strategies that can help organizations (individually or collectively) attain inclusivity, and thereby, optimize employee well-being, achieve sustainable economic growth, and improve societal health are at the core of this year’s theme, and TIM scholars have much to offer here in terms of emerging trends both in research and in practice.  

Acceptance of proposals for TIM 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 also welcome proposals that identify other Divisions and Interest Groups as co-sponsors but this is not required. 


PDW sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 9-10. We encourage you to submit a proposal by using the PDW form available at the AOM submission site  The submission system opens on in late November 2018. The submission deadline is Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5:00pm EST (US Eastern Standard Time).

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