2024 Affiliate PDW Program: Call for Submissions

PDW Chair: Carlos J. Alsua, University of Arizona

The Iberoamerican Academy of Management (IAOM) would like to invite the submission of creative proposals for its Professional Development Workshop (PDW) sessions that will take place at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. The Academy's PDWs are an excellent platform for colleagues to share knowledge and expertise and foster workshop participants' professional development. 

The two primary objectives of IAOM are: 

  1. to foster the general advancement of knowledge in the theory and practice of Management among Iberoamerican scholars and any academics interested in Iberoamerican issues, and  
  2. to perform and support educational activities that contribute to intellectual and operational leadership in Management within an Iberoamerican context. IAOM emphasizes its Iberoamerican focus (Latin America, Latino populations in North America, and Spain/Portugal) but is open to integrating participants, dialogues, and proposals from different perspectives, backgrounds, and regions to enrich its objectives. You can find more information about IAOM  at

We would like to suggest some potential topics that may be consistent with the conference theme: 

High stress/low trust:

  • How are Iberoamerican organizations handling work ethic in the post-pandemic workplace? 
  • How have trust and organizational commitment evolved in this new normal? Can employees trust their organizations? Should they? 
  • Traditional management outcomes focus on employee performance as a precursor of economic profit. Are there any alternative outcomes to for-profit performance?  
  • Management as a discipline has traditionally identified performance and profit as two ultimately desirable outcomes. Can Management in Iberoamerica address social justice, gender equity, or social peace as stand-alone desirable organizational outcomes rather than mere tools to achieve performance and profit? 
  • Does a “hardcore work environment” relate to higher productivity?  What about well-being? Does it matter?  


  • How does the Iberoamerican experience contribute to add knowledge in times of uncertainty?  
  • How do deglobalization and reshoring impact Iberoamerican organizations?  
  • Old problems with new lenses. Can we confront the traditional challenges to Iberoamerican organizations from fresh perspectives on our societies' rapid changes? 

How do we go from here?

New opportunities and challenges to the traditional organization: Management in the age of AI, cybersecurity, war,  and re-polarization? 

Social justice: Global polarization and the desire for social justice have brought increased turmoil in Iberoamerican countries. 

  • What does diversity mean in Iberoamerica?  
  • Should Iberoamerican countries mirror the concept of gender and race, diversity, and inclusion from the Anglo-American model?   

We welcome proposals that advance management theory, research, education, and practice within the scope of IAOM objectives. PDWs can take various forms, including round tables, panel sessions, developmental workshops, practitioner-focused sessions, and doctoral consortia, to name a few.  Acceptance of PDW proposals will be based on relevance to IAOM members' interest, novelty, creativity, and potential to be engaging. We encourage PDWs that are:  

  • Innovative (experiment with new formats, models, processes, and ideas)  
  • Provocative (energize participants before, during, and after the meeting)  
  • Experiential (incorporate principles for practical learning) 
  • Interactive (seek engagement of participants to offer alternative points of view)  
  • Inclusive (provide value to students, faculty, practitioners, and international members) 
  • Integrative (bridge divisional lives and international borders)  
  • Developmental (allow participants to network and capitalize on physical presence)  
  • Valuable (enrich participants with experiences, tools, thoughts, relationships, or projects) 

We welcome proposals of interest to members of other AOM divisions and committees. Please indicate which divisions and interest groups may be suitable as potential co-sponsors in the submission document. All proposals require a statement indicating that all PDW participants have consented to participate in the PDW. According to AOM's "Rule of Three" for the PDW program, no one may submit or be associated with more than three PDW submissions or appear in more than three PDW sessions. Proposals that violate this rule may be rejected. Space and time allotted for PDW sessions are limited, and we cannot guarantee acceptance of all proposals. Submissions for PDW Proposals will begin in early December 2023 and will close on Tuesday, 9  January 2024 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5). Please follow the Academy of Management's PDW Guidelines for Submissions. Please submit your PDW submission by using the Submission Center.  

We look forward to your proposals and your participation in the IAOM PDWs! 

For any comments or additional questions, please contact the 2024- IAOM PDW Chair.


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.

AOM 2024
Key Dates

  • Call for Submissions Available:
    Early November 2023
  • Submission Center Opens:
    Early December 2023
  • Reviewer Sign-up Opens:
    Early December 2023
  • Submission Deadline:
    9 January 2024
    (17:00 ET GMT-5/UTC-5)
  • Review Period:
    18 January-15 February 2024
  • Registration/Housing Open:
    Early March 2024
  • Decision Notifications:
    Late March 2024
  • Annual Meeting Program
    May 2024
  • 84th Annual Meeting:
    Held in person
    9-13 August 2024
    Chicago, IL, USA

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