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2021 Division PDW Program: Call for Submissions

  • 1.  2021 Division PDW Program: Call for Submissions

    Posted 12-04-2020 02:55


    PDW Chair: Grazia D. Santangelo, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark,
    2021 Division PDW Program: Call for Submissions

    The International Management (IM) Division invites submissions for Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) at the 2021 virtual Annual Meeting. This year's conference theme is "Bringing the Manager Back in Management". This theme is particularly salient for the IM Division, in light of the challenges and opportunities that managers face when operating across a variety of national and sub-national contexts under increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous conditions.
    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 2021 PDW sessions may take place any day during the Annual Meeting (Friday, 30 July - Tuesday, 3 August). See the Annual Meeting website 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, Grazia D. Santangelo ( 
    Final PDW submissions must be made through the AOM submission system website. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 12 January 2021 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). This system will open early December 2020.
    We look forward to hearing from you regarding exciting workshops for the 2021 online conference!
    Grazia D. Santangelo
    IM Division PDW Chair

    Grazia Santangelo
    Copenhagen Business School