2024 Affiliate PDW Program: Call for Submissions

PDW Chair: Sumit Kumar Kundu, Florida International University, Miami

The Indian Academy of Management (INDAM) invites scholars interested in research on Indian management to submit Professional Development Workshop (PDW) proposals. The invitation is open to all members of the academic fraternity – disciplinary or geographic boundaries are no bar! The PDW proposals should address management challenges and issues faced by Indian organizations, institutions, or the larger social set up. We expect that the proposals would be:

  • Innovative
    (that experiment with new processes, models, formats, and ideas)
  • Interactive
    (that offer, compare, discuss, test, and evaluate many alternative points of view on topics)
  • Integrative
    (that bridge and cross-fertilize disciplines, international borders, and levels of analysis)
  • Inclusive
    (that accommodate and provide values for all types of participants such as doctoral students, junior faculty, international members, and practitioners)
  • Interesting
    (that generate value by enriching participants with experiences, tools, thoughts, projects, approaches, methods, relationships, promises, or data that they do not have before the workshop)

The theme of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024) is “Innovating for the Future – Policy, Purpose, and Organizations” and takes place in Chicago, IL, USA 9-13 August 2024. We invite proposals on a variety of topics that focus on Indian organizations innovation, internationalization, and creating a vibrant business environment.

We invite proposals to examine innovation in the organization, and challenges and opportunities faced by them in the fast-changing business environment. The organizational environment has gone through profound changes in the past few years due to new challenges faced in the external environment in the way of climate change, political unrest, health crises, economic volatility, and income inequality. Rapid technological changes have resulted in the shortening of the product life cycle, as organizations strive optimal allocation of resources to maximize stakeholders’ wealth. The business models of organization have embraced new technology in a significant manner, and this in turn provided the impetus of doing more with less. The rise of ecommerce and digitalization has disrupted the way business is done, and organizations continuously look for ways to create and capture value.

INDAM encourages submission from scholars interested in management research to think ways through which Indian organizations embrace innovations that enhance their productivity locally and globally. We encourage scholars undertaking research work on Indian organizations operating in India and abroad to submit proposals that shed light on the innovative practices pursued to reduce uncertainties and disruption in the business environment. Digitalization, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, cloud computing and data analytics are ways and means to better themselves by streamlining resources and creating a sense of purpose as well as being relevant in today’s business landscape.

The government policy in India focuses on “Atma Nirbhar” and conscious efforts by policy makers and enterprises to serve the 1.4 billion people in an efficient manner to foster sustainable development. Innovation is tied to the education policy of the government and has huge implications for the workforce in India that is skewed towards young people (over 50% of Indian population is below 30 years). The role of government is to create an environment that cultivates productive organizations through adequate human capital in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to foster innovation.

Indian companies have set up operations in several developed and developing countries. Innovating for the future would include learning through technology exploration as well as sharing best practices developed indigenously. We welcome qualitative and quantitative studies on Indian organizations managing innovation in the domestic setting as well as the strategies deployed outside India.

PDW organizers need to act early, expend sufficient effort, contact knowledgeable advisors, and follow sound design principles to develop exemplary PDW proposals. Knowledgeable advisors are often generous of their time but may not be available too close to the deadline. Therefore, it is advised that you start working on the proposal as early as possible as you may need to revise the proposals multiple times, and seek timely feedback from your colleagues.

Feel free to contact the PDW Chair at to get feedback on the ‘preliminary’ PDW idea/proposal. You may note that many PDW proposals get rejected because the PDW chairs receive them too late.

Proposals for sessions organized in collaboration with other divisions and affiliates of the Academy of Management will be highly appreciated.

See you at the AOM 2024.

Submission Deadline – Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (UTC-5/GMT-5)

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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