Technology & Innovation Management (TIM)

2023 Division PDW Program: Call for Submissions

PDW Chair: Susan K. Cohen, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

The Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division invites innovative proposals for pre-conference Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) within the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, which will be held from Friday, 4 August 2023 until Tuesday, 8 August 2023 in Boston, MA.  PDWs will be taking place Friday, 4 August and Saturday, 5 August 2023.

pPDW sessions provide excellent opportunities for exploring emerging research questions or methods, trying out new workshop formats, and fostering conversations on important but understudied phenomena. They can use a variety of formats––methods workshops, tutorials, debates, roundtable discussions, town hall meetings, to name a few––and address ideas or phenomena that might not (yet) fit in the regular program. PDW sessions should engage participants to develop their professional skills and be relevant to scholars interested in topics central to innovation, research and development, and the management of technology.

We aim for a program of diverse, innovative, and highly interactive PDWs that will attract members of the TIM community. TIM members represent a wide range of disciplines and draw from an array of theoretical and empirical research paradigms. More information about the division is available on the TIM website.

We invite submissions related to the AOM 2023 conference theme “Putting the Worker Front and Center”.  TIM members have much to contribute to our understanding of the role of workers in developing, adopting, and adapting to technologies can fundamentally change the nature of work as well how we innovate, conceptualize creativity, and engage in entrepreneurial activities.    

We also encourage PDWs that focus on topics of perennial interest to TIM members, such as: artificial intelligence as a tool for executing and to study innovation processes; managing science and technology professionals, R&D activities, intellectual property and knowledge; open innovation, ecosystem, and platform strategies; geographic influences on, emergence of, and advantages from entrepreneurial ecosystems; technological change and the emergence of new technologies, markets, and business models; strategies for diffusing and capturing value from new technologies; entrepreneur- and technology-based economic growth policies; academic entrepreneurship and university technology transfer; micro-foundations of invention and innovation; practice of and strategies for invention and commercialization. 

Acceptance of proposals for TIM PDWs will be based on (a) relevance to the interests of the Division's membership; (b) novelty and creativity; and (c) plans for creating an interactive, inclusive, and engaging session. We also welcome proposals that identify other Divisions and Interest Groups as co-sponsors, although that is not a requirement for acceptance. 

We look forward to receiving your proposal.  Please submit your PDW proposals electronically on or before Tuesday, 10  January 2023 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5) through the AOM Submission Center. The AOM Submission Center will open on 6 December 2022. Please consult the Academy of Management website for useful information and submission requirements; please carefully follow the Academy of Management’s submissions guidelines

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:
    Late March 2023
  • 83rd Annual Meeting:
    4-8 August 2023