The Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division invites paper and symposium submissions for the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, which will be held from Friday, 9 August 2024 until Tuesday, 13 August 2024.
The TIM Division welcomes submissions related to the management of innovation and technological change. Members of the TIM community represent a wide range of disciplines and draw from an array of theoretical and empirical research paradigms. We encourage dialogue and debate, with the goal of developing a deeper understanding of issues related to technological, organizational, and industrial change and their effects. More information about the division is available on the TIM website.
The theme of this year's meeting is “Innovating for the Future,” which encourages management scholars to “examine the interplay of innovation, policy, and purpose as a lens for rethinking conventional ways of leading, managing, and organizing.” We expect the TIM community will have much to contribute to this theme! We welcome submissions that address ‘innovating for the future’ topics as well as submissions that examine technology and innovation generally. The TIM community advances knowledge on a wide variety of topics including: general purpose and platform technologies, entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems, the role of artificial intelligence in researching and conducting innovation activities, organizing and governing innovation, technology adoption and diffusion, adapting to technological change, experimenting and designing for future innovations, the science of science, open innovation, geographic influences on innovation, nascent markets and business ecosystems, technology and innovation strategy, intellectual property and knowledge management, micro-foundations of invention and innovation, management of technology and new product development, entrepreneurial support organizations and university research and technology transfer.
Each year, the TIM Division presents several awards at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, including two best paper awards. The TIM Best Paper Award recognizes an empirical or conceptual paper in the refereed scholarly program that makes a significant contribution to the field of technology and innovation management. The TIM Best Student Paper Award recognizes a notable student paper in the refereed scholarly program. To be eligible for the best student paper award, a student must be the lead author or sole author of the paper, and this should be clearly indicated on the submission. Papers considered for the Best Student Paper Award can also be considered for the TIM Division Best Paper Award. A full list of TIM Division Awards is available here.
We look forward to your program submissions: these can be research papers or symposia proposals. Symposia offer wonderful opportunities to foster research collaborations and meaningful scholarly dialogue. We warmly welcome submissions from scholars who have participated in the past, as well as PhD students and faculty who are new to the division. Our community is excited to engage with new ideas and to welcome new members.
Please submit your research papers and symposia proposals on or before Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (UTC-5/GMTC-5) through the AOM Submission Center.
The AOM Submission Center and Reviewer Center will open early in December.
Also please remember that we will be able to consider your paper thanks to the help of three anonymous colleagues who will volunteer to serve as reviewers. Therefore, if you submit a paper, we also ask you to please sign up to review so that you can give back to the community that is supporting you. The success of the TIM program relies on your participation in the review process. Also, please remember that you need to renew your reviewer registration every year––so, sign up today! PhD students are also welcome. Your review assignment will be based on the keywords you listed describing your areas of expertise. Thank you for volunteering and contributing to the division.