Call for Papers and Panels
Submission Deadline - January 21, 2022
The Industry Studies Association (ISA) cordially invites submissions of abstracts for individual papers and panels for the 2022 ISA Annual Conference. While the ISA welcomes papers and panels related to the conference theme, a tie to theme is not mandatory. Any papers or panels that build upon the ISA's foundational interest in organizations and industries are welcome.
ISA's annual conference provides a forum to share industry studies research with fellow researchers, industry leaders and policy makers; provoke dialogue on industry challenges and opportunities; and form new collaborations. We welcome research that incorporates an industry focus from all disciplines; we regard the multi-disciplinary mix of scholars as one of the greatest strengths of our conference. ISA is especially interested in organized panels and papers that emphasize observation and insight into a particular industry or that consider how knowledge gained in studying one industry can provide insights into other industries.
2022 Conference Theme
The Future of Innovation: New Roles, New Rules, New Responsibilities
Amid the uncertainty and disruptions imposed on the world by COVID over the past two years, we've also seen shining examples of the power of innovation. From widespread remote and hybrid technology-mediated work to private space travel, from virtual medical visits and COVID-19 vaccine development to autonomous and electric vehicles – new developments in types of innovations, pathways to them (including financing and regulating), technologies and supply chains underlying them, and outcomes, both desired and unanticipated, are spurring dialogue and debate and informing both research and policy.
Phenomena carrying signals about the future of innovation are emerging within and across organizations, industries and ecosystems, whether locally, nationally, regionally or globally:
In short, as industries and their stakeholders consider their future innovation activities, new roles, new rules, and new responsibilities are emerging. Questions arise: how do we spread the positives of innovation and limit unintended consequences? Misinformation, climate threat, inequitable treatment, and supply chain vulnerability already loom large. The conference aims to address these issues and more. Our aim is to encourage wide-ranging conversations about as many aspects of innovation as possible, i.e., how innovations are developed, implemented, managed, and what consequences innovations have – via hoped-for transformations or unintended consequences.
We definitely welcome submissions that explicitly address how the COVID-19 pandemic is (and will continue) shaping the future of innovation. There is no question that the pandemic forced creative adaptation on the part of individuals, firms, institutions, and nations – and a rethinking of how the post-pandemic world could be different – and better – than the world we knew before. We do, nonetheless, want the focus on innovation to be broader in scope than what was prompted by the pandemic.
Topics of interest relevant to this year's theme include (but are not limited to):
The 2022 conference will be a great event, with content of interest to attendees across industry tracks. The conference will include:
Plus, many opportunities to network (safely!) and enjoy all the great conversations that happen when industry studies scholars get together.
For more information on Industry Studies Association, including the annual conference, please visit our website at industrystudies.org.