2023 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 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston, Massachusetts, August 4-8. 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 www.iberoacademy.org

The theme for 2023 is "Putting the Worker Front and Center" The post-pandemic new normal has left workers in organizations filled with high stress and low trust.  All too often, management research has focused on the upper echelons of the firm. The theme of this conference proposes a shift toward understanding the needs of the worker and the social consequences of employment at will, and the critical challenges workers face in feeding their families without the generous severance packages that upper management enjoys.  

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 from Friday to Saturday. 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 2022 and will close on Tuesday, 10 January 2023 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 2023- IAOM PDW Chair.


AOM 2023 Key Dates

  • Submission Center Opening:
    December 2022
  • Submission Deadline:
    10 January 2023
    (17:00 ET UTC-5/GMT-5)
  • Review Period:
    19 January-23 February
  • Registration/Housing Open:
    Early March 2023
  • Decision Notifications:
  • Annual Meeting Program
    June 2023
  • 83rd Annual Meeting:
    4-8 August 2023