Call for Professional Development Workshop Proposals: Technology & Innovation Management (TIM)

PDW Chair: Michael Leiblein, Ohio State University,, STR Assistant Program Chair

Call for Professional Development Workshops

The Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division invites innovative proposals for its pre-conference Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) within the Academy of Management's annual meeting in Vancouver in August 2020. PDW 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 take 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 are also intended for professional development of the participants, so their engagement is essential. We aim for a program of highly innovative, interactive and diverse PDWs. Past TIM workshops have delved into such topics as digital transformation, ecosystems, emerging business models, external sources of innovation, behavioral innovation, lean startups, platforms, patent research methods, and technological change. 

We are particularly interested in receiving proposals that are related to the conference theme, 20/20: Broadening our Sight. The conference theme explicitly calls for TIM research that explores the relationship between technological advances and seeing the implications for organizations and workers more clearly, and broaden the way we think about technology, management, and our own profession.

The Academy of Management aims to “inspire and enable a better world through our scholarship and teaching about management and organizations.” Thus, as we prepare for our Annual Meeting in 2020, let’s think outside of the box and use our capabilities to broaden our vision Technology and innovation strategies that can help organizations (individually or collectively) attain inclusivity, and thereby, optimize employee well-being, achieve sustainable economic growth, and improve societal health are at the core of this year’s theme, and TIM scholars have much to offer here in terms of emerging trends both in research and in practice.  

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 and engaging session. We also welcome proposals that identify other Divisions and Interest Groups as co-sponsors but this is not required.  

PDW sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday, 7 – 8 August 2020. We encourage you to submit a proposal by using the PDW form available at the AOM Submission Center.  The Submission Center opens early December 2019. The submission deadline is Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time).