2024 Affiliate PDW Program: Call for Submissions

PDW Chair: Chinmay Pattnaik, The University of Sydney Business School 

The Asia Academy of Management (AAM) invites scholars interested in relevant business and management issues, in organizations in Asia to submit innovative and thought-provoking proposals for its Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024) held in person 9-13 August 2024 in Chicago, IL, USA.

Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) provide a platform for scholars to share their knowledge and expertise and to foster the professional development of the participants attending the PDWs. The PDWs provide an opportunity to develop pioneering and innovative workshops that will benefit the Academy members. 

The mission of the Asia Academy is to assume a global leadership position in the advancement of management theory, research and practices as well as education of relevance to Asia. It is a global organization that welcomes researchers and practitioners who are interested in management issues relevant to Asia.

The AOM 2024 meeting is of great significance to us as it focuses on the theme of "Innovating for the Future: Policy, Purpose and Organizations," which is an important issue called for attention by many management scholars. We have the opportunity and responsibility to create a better world through innovation. Asia-pacific region is home to the most dynamic and innovative firms who have been at the forefront of transforming the region into economic powerhouse. However, the accelerated pace of development of digital technologies including artificial intelligence has opened new opportunities for organizations as well as created new challenges. Mangers and businesspeople are more eager than ever to find ways to cope with these rapidly increasing pressures from these new technologies on organizing their innovation, managing them and utilizing them for their success. There is a need to deepen our attention to the role of digital technologies and their implications for the Asia-pacific region. More dialogues are needed among scholars and practitioners which requires us to consider out-of-box thinking and take both short- and long- term view. Considering the variety of issues faced by Asian organizations in managing their innovations, scholars studying these organization can provide substantial recommendations to organizations based in and outside the region to learn from the Asia-pacific context.

The Asia Academy of Management invites and encourages scholars to submit proposals for PDWs and symposia on the Academy of Management 2024 conference theme and the related areas. We suggest some topics which requires greater scholarly discourse below: 

  • What are the unique features of innovation by organizations in Asia-pacific region and their implications from organizations in and outside the region?
  • Historically, how has the innovation and its purpose changed in organization in Asia-pacific region?
  • What are the relationships between policy, purpose and innovation in organization in Asia-pacific region?
  • How do organizations in Asia-pacific region utilize innovation for value creation and distribution? How do they utilize innovation to deal with complex and grand challenges facing the region?
  • How are organizations in Asia-pacific region creating a mindset into an organization’s culture, practices, policy-making, and innovation activities?
  • How are digital technologies transforming organizations in Asia-pacific region? Is there any Asian approach that helps organizations to continue to survive and maintain competitiveness by utilizing digital technologies? Are there research findings useful to Asian firms and can also be applied to other countries? 
  • What are the differences in management styles and approaches within the countries in Asia pacific region? What are the sources of these differences?
  • How can we promote research that is not only academically rigorous as well as practically relevant? How can the “balance” be achieved and are the corresponding implications differ across countries in Asia?
  • Is there any unique issue emerging in Asian countries, related to the “balance of scientific rigor with the demands for quick publications”? 
  • How to develop further the business education, through say case teaching, in Business schools in Asia, so that we can cultivate more qualified future managers for businesses? 

The issues listed above are representative examples. We invite and encourage you to be creative & forward-looking, proposing new ideas relevant to Asian management. Such academic activities could comprise:

  1. Panel sessions
  2. Developmental workshops for junior faculty and doctoral students
  3. Round table discussions on specific research areas/topics
  4. Feedback on preliminary research ideas by experienced journal reviewers
  5. Any other creative forms of scholarly activities

Any proposals for sessions organized in collaboration with other divisions, associated or affiliated societies of the Academy of Management will also be highly appreciated.

The submission deadline is Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (UTC-5/GMT-5). Please submit your proposal through the AOM Submission Center. You are welcome to connect with Chinmay Pattnaik for enquires and if needed, coordination before you submit your final proposal.

Interested in discovering research questions tailored to each Division and Interest Group (DIG)?
Explore the Theme-related Research Questions offered by the Program Chairs and PDW Chairs of each DIG.

84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024)

9-13 August 2024
Chicago, IL, USA

AOM 2024 Key Dates

  • Registration/Housing Open:
    5 March 2024
  • Decision Notifications:
    Late March 2024
  • Annual Meeting Program
    Available June 2024
  • Early Registration Rate Deadline:
    7 May 2024
  • Regular Registration Rate Deadline:
    16 July 2024
  • Late Registration Rates
    17 July-13 August 2024
  • Hotel Reservations Deadline:
    17 July 2024
  • 84th Annual Meeting:
    9-13 August 2024
    Chicago, IL, USA
    In-person @AOM 2024
    11 August 2024

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