AOM 2017: Call for PDWs MH division


PDW Chair: Dan Wadhwani; University of the Pacific;

2017 MH Division Professional Development WorkshopsCall for Proposals

The Management History Division is a diverse and inclusive community of scholars devoted to historical reasoning and research as an essential and unique approach the study of organizations, organizing, and management. The division embraces history in its multiple forms – as a set of methods, as a form of theorizing, and as a topic – and seeks to foster engagement with historical reasoning throughout the AoM as a way to deepen discourse about the nature of management and its role in organization and society: past, present, and future.

The Division invites proposals for Professional Development Workshops (PDW) for the 2017 Academy of Management meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. PDWs are scheduled to be held between Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 8am to 8pm. We are especially keen to receive bold proposals that broaden the range of topics, expand the types of methods, and deepen the engagement with theory in management history. The conference theme is “At the Interface.” With this in mind, the MH Division especially encourages PDW proposals that explore the interfaces between history and other divisions of the Academy, examining the creative and untapped possibilities for research and dialogue between history and other fields of management research.

The PDW format is very flexible and can take nearly any form (workshops, tutorials, panels, debates, round table discussions, offsite facility tours, journal editorial panel sessions, etc.) and address varied topics (Research Methodologies, New Member Welcome, PhD/New Faculty consortium, Dissertation Workshops, Teaching and Pedagogical issues, Getting Published, etc.). We encourage submissions of creative ideas for interactive sessions that actively engage participants in learning new forms of interpretation, acquiring new skills and techniques, or addressing pressing issues or questions. Normally, PDW sessions are 2 hours or longer; but if a shorter session is appropriate proposers should request that in their proposal.

In developing your proposal, we encourage you to read the PDW Guidelines for Submission. The submission website will open Tuesday, November 15, 2016 and the deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 5pm ET (NY Time), through the Academy’s submission website.

If you would like to engage in an exploratory discussion about a PDW idea or proposal, of if you simply have a question or concern about the process, please contact PDW Chair Dan Wadhwani (