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SOCIAL ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT (SIM)

2024 Division PDW Program: Call for Submissions

PDW Chair: Rajat Panwar, Oregon State University


The Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division seeks proposals for Professional Development Workshop (PDW) sessions at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024), which will be held in-person on-site in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 9-13 August 2024. PDWs will occur from Friday, 9 August through Sunday, 11 August.

PDWs are among the most rewarding, stimulating, and enjoyable sessions of the AOM Annual Meeting. PDWs differ from the Academy’s scholarly program, and should focus on widespread participation and skill development. PDWs should be interactive, inclusive, provocative, and creative. These sessions are typically structured as workshops, breakout sessions, tutorials, discussion panels, research incubators, or other interactive formats. They provide a forum for exchanging ideas and building relationships in a manner that does not typically fit the constraints of paper and symposium sessions. Knowledge sharing and participation are key, and PDWs present the opportunity to experiment with new models of interaction and engagement.

PDW organizers may choose to incorporate this year’s Annual Meeting theme: “Innovating for the Future: Policy, Purpose, and Organization.” Amid a broad spectrum of complex and widespread societal challenges, including geopolitical tensions, human rights violations, inequality, biodiversity loss, deforestation, and climate change, there is a growing need for innovative models of management in both organizations and institutions. This year's conference theme closely aligns with the core objectives of the SIM domain, aiming to foster a deeper comprehension of responsible conduct in business and related organizational contexts. The focus of SIM scholarship on ethical systems, social change, and sustainable development harmoniously dovetails with this year's call to reimagine the future of organizations and organizing, ultimately paving the way for a more promising future for employees, managers, organizations, and society at large.

We also welcome non-thematic PDW proposals about other topics within the SIM domain. Priority will be given to proposals that engage scholars from other divisions in topics of interest to SIM scholars and that create the capacity for generative multi- or interdisciplinary conversations, methods, understandings, and problem-solving. 

PDW proposals are sought after in three Tracks: Research, Teaching, and Professional Development. We are particularly interested in PDW proposals focused on any of the following aims:

  • Publishing research
  • Amplifying research impact
  • Developing research technical skills
  • Collaborating with practitioners on research projects
  • Innovating the practice of teaching
  • Inspiring engagement with SIM topics in and beyond the classroom
  • Stewarding SIM interests and learning in our own workplaces
  • Succeeding in the retention, promotion, and tenure process
  • Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Writing grants, pursuing funding, arranging productive sabbaticals

PDW proposals should include the following sections:

  1. Research, Teaching, or Professional Development:  Please indicate which PDW Track your submission fits into. 
  2. Workshop Focus and Importance:  What is the focus of the proposed PDW and why is this important to SIM scholars/teachers?  If relevant, please indicate how the workshop relates to this year’s Academy theme. Why might other AOM Divisions and Interest Groups be interested in this PDW?
  3. Structure and Audience Engagement: (a) How will the audience engage interactively during the PDW? (b) How much time is needed for this workshop and how will it be used?
  4. Goals and Outcomes: Indicate clearly the primary goals of the PDW. What are the anticipated valuable outcomes for workshop participants? How could these outcomes be shared with SIM or other AOM members not in attendance? 
  5. Key Biographies: Provide short biographies for each organizer and key presenter (up to 125 words per person).

The PDW Submission Center opens in early December 2023. The submission deadline is Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5).

All submissions must be made through the AOM Submission System. Please contact PDW Chair Rajat Panwar before 15 December 2023 if you would like to discuss proposal ideas or if you have questions.

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

  • 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
  • TLC@AOM
    Held in person during AOM2024
    11 August 2024

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