Call for 2022 TIM Best Dissertation Award Submissions
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 25, 2022
The Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division of the Academy of Management is pleased to invite submissions for the 2022 TIM Best Dissertation Award.
We take a broad perspective on technology and innovation including aspects of the emergence, diffusion, adoption, commercialization, evolution, and consequences of technologies and innovations. The TIM Division's domain statement can be found at www.tim.aom.org. As per the domain statement, we welcome dissertations from different disciplinary perspectives including management (strategy, organization theory, organizational behavior etc.) as well as economics, technology studies, sociology, etc. We are also happy to consider a broad range of methodologies. We encourage the applications of underrepresented groups.
The award process involves two stages. In the first stage, each applicant submits a 5-page dissertation abstract (see details below) along with supporting references and figures. A committee of experienced scholars then selects the finalists. In the second stage, finalists are invited to submit a 30-page manuscript based on their dissertation. The committee reviews these manuscripts, provides feedback, and selects the best dissertation, which will be announced at the 2022 Annual Academy of Management Meeting in Seattle.
Finalists will be invited to present their work at a dedicated session during the conference. The session will afford high visibility to the finalists' dissertations. The winner will be announced during the TIM Meeting.
Submission Requirements during the first stage:
The submission should include two WORD files:
(1) a cover page and
(2) the dissertation abstract
The cover page should include the following information:
The cover page should be the only page to include identifying author, school, and committee information.
Please only submit a dissertation abstract at this stage and not a complete dissertation (selected finalists will be subsequently asked to submit a manuscript of up to 30 pages in the second round).
The dissertation abstract must follow these requirements:
Please note that late submissions or submissions that do not follow these requirements will not be considered, as the integrity of the reviewing process depends on consistency across submissions.
Submit one copy electronically to Ram Ranganathan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject "TIM Dissertation Award Submission" by February 25, 2022.
If you have any question about eligibility, please contact the Dissertation Award Co-Chair well in advance of the deadline for abstract submission:
Ram Ranganathan (Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin)