2021 Call for PDWs


PDW Chair: Kai Foerstl, EBS University, Kai.Foerstl@ebs.edu

2021 Call for PDW Submissions 

The Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) Division invites you to submit creative and innovative proposals for pre-conference Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) for the 2021 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, A Virtual Experience. PDWs will take place over the entire course of the conference, from Friday, July 30 until Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

The OSCM Division encourages PDWs that build knowledge and share expertise oriented towards emerging research themes and methods as well as management practice in the OSCM area. PDW sessions are also intended for professional development of the participants, so sessions around research and teaching development are called for. PDWs can take different formats, such as workshops, tutorials, debates, roundtable discussions, panel discussions, facility tours, etc. 

We highly encourage PDW proposals that link to other divisions/interest groups with joint sponsorship as well as ones that reflect the conference theme – ‘Bringing the Manager Back in Management’. Workshops and panels with journal editorial board members as well as off-site PDWs such as facility tours are encouraged. Preference will be given to proposals that are of relevance to the Division’s membership and represent innovative, inclusive, interactive, and developmental ideas. (Note: Traditional presentations of research papers should be submitted to the Scholarly Program portion of the Annual Meeting).

Proposals must be submitted online via the AOM submission website https://review.aom.org/. Please submit all proposals along with any joint-division “sponsorship” suggestions using this website. The General Submission Guidelines are available at the 2021 Annual Meeting website, https://aom.org/events/annual-meeting/submitting. Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time).

If you have any questions or suggestions or would like feedback on your ideas for a PDW event, please do not hesitate to contact Kai Foerstl, EBS Universität, EBS Business School (kai.foerstl@ebs.edu).