Call for Professional Development Workshop Proposals: International Management Division

PDW Chair: William Newburry, Florida International University,

The International Management (IM) Division invites submissions for Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Vancouver. This year's conference theme is “20/20: Broadening Our Sight”. We welcome PDW submissions both directly related to this call as well as submissions focusing more broadly on faculty development in international management in general. Given that the PDWs are associated with "development", we are particularly interested in submissions that contain a skill-development aspect.

The IM Division focuses on content pertaining to the theory, research, and practice of management that has a cross border, cross-cultural, or comparative dimension. Major topics include, but are not limited to: the cross-border management of operations, including multi-country, multi-unit, strategy formulation and implementation; evolving forms and management practices in cross-border business; the cross-border differential impact of cultural, social, economic, technological, political, and other institutional forces on strategies, organizational forms, and management practices; the international competitiveness of firms, industries, and nations; and comparative management studies involving two or more countries. To learn more about the IM Division, visit our website.

Our goal for the PDWs is to provide participants with opportunities to enhance their professional and personal skills relevant to IM-related scholarship and teaching including macro and micro topics. With this in mind, we seek innovative, provocative, and exciting proposals that bring together an international community of scholars interested in enhancing research and teaching in the broad field of International Management.

The format for PDW sessions is highly flexible. PDWs may consist of workshops, panels, round-table discussions, training sessions, etc. – meaningful interaction is the key. As such, PDWs provide opportunities to experiment, with respect to both content and format, that are typically beyond the scope of regular paper sessions. We seek creative and interactive proposals that promote scholarship or teaching and involve not only other AOM divisions, but also firms, not-for-profit organizations, consultancies, NGOs, and public sector organizations.

The 2020 PDW sessions will be held between Friday, 7 August and Saturday, 8 August 2020 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. See the Annual Meeting web pages for additional information about the conference.

Submissions: If you are interested in organizing or being involved in a PDW in any way, please contact the IM Division’s PDW Chair, William Newburry (

Final PDW submissions must be made through the AOM Submission Center website. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time).