2024 Division PDW Program: Call for Submissions

PDW Chair: Michael Withers, Texas A&M University

The Research Methods Division (RM) invites submissions for 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. PDW sessions will be held Friday-Sunday, 9-11 August 2024. RM’s goal is to provide developmental workshops that will attract not only members of RM but also members from throughout the Academy. As such, we are seeking workshops that introduce researchers to specific quantitative or qualitative methods, best practice workshops for methods that are becoming increasingly relied upon, or advanced workshops that appeal to methodological experts. These workshops can take many forms (e.g., tutorials, town hall meetings, breakout sessions, debates, roundtables, or research incubators), as long as they have a clear interactive component and advance the development of Academy members by discussing currently used or state-of-the-art research methods. With this purpose in mind, we seek submissions that can be co-sponsored by other divisions. Although it is not a requirement, we also encourage you to consider the AOM 2024 theme – “Innovating for the Future.”

RM is looking for quantitative and qualitative methodology PDWs that are relevant for micro, macro, meso, or multi-level applications and can best meet expectations to be interactive, inclusive, innovative, informative, integrative, developmental, and/or challenging. Potential PDW topics include, but are not limited to: big data, machine learning, data visualization, sociometric badges, biometric data, neuroinformatics, qualitative coding, meta-analysis, replication, multilevel modeling, analysis of longitudinal data, advanced regression models, network analysis, process research, discourse analysis, endogeneity, experiments, field studies, simulations, panel studies, comparative case studies, mixed methods, construct development, missing data, causal inference, abductive reasoning, and Bayesian analysis.

RM will consider PDW sessions that have been popular at prior meetings, but we also seek new proposals. Preference will be given to sessions that will last less than or equal to two hours (with the minimum requested being 1.0 hours), and submitters should be willing to adhere to the time allotment that is awarded. Also, PDW submissions that are clearly research-focused rather than developmental may be better suited for submission to the RM scholarly program as a symposium.

PDW submissions should be made through the Academy's Submission Center. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 9 January 2024, 17:00 ET UTC-5/GMT-5.  You are welcome to discuss potential PDWs with the PDW Chair, Michael Withers, before submitting your proposal.

For more information about the RM Division, please visit our website.

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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
    May 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:
    Held in person
    9-13 August 2024
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Held in person during AOM2024
    11 August 2024

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