IAOM Paper Development Workshop at #AOM2024

Call for papers

The Iberoamerican Academy of Management (IAOM) would like to invite the submission of proposals for its Professional Development Workshop (PDW) sessions that will take place at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, August 9-13.

The IAOM’s PDWs are an excellent platform to share knowledge and expertise and foster workshop participants’ professional development.  The two primary objectives of IAOM are:

(1) to foster the general advancement of knowledge in the theory and practice of Management among Iberoamerican scholars and any academics interested in Iberoamerica.

(2) to perform and support educational activities that contribute to intellectual and operational leadership in Management within an Iberoamerican context.  IAOM emphasizes its Iberoamerican focus (Latin America, Latino populations in North America, and Spain/Portugal) but is open to comparative proposals that integrate participants and dialogues between scholars from different world regions, perspectives and backgrounds to enrich its objectives. You can find more information about IAOM at www.iberoacademy.org and follow us on your preferred platform Ibero AOM (bento.me).

The theme for 2024 is Innovating for the Future: Policy, Purpose, and Organizations.  The conference invites AOM members to examine the interplay of innovation, policy, and purpose as  lens for rethinking conventional ways of leading, managing, and organizing.

Following the Academy of Management theme for 2024 consider the guidelines detailed in the proceedings.  The future state of the organization is of perennial concern to management scholars and managers themselves. Political unrest, economic volatility, inequality, rapid technological change, environmental erosion, health crises, and pronounced societal issues across the globe continue to challenge traditional approaches to governing the organization.

What are the implications for the organization of the future? The unprecedented complexity underscores the importance of innovation and policymaking (at macro, meta, and micro levels) in shaping organizations in pursuit of sustainable growth. Developing novel managerial and organizational purpose driven solutions to address this complexity requires collaboration and co-innovation with and among multiple stakeholders around the globe. Yet, orchestrating an evolving and diverse set of independent actors to solve untamed problems requires working in unfamiliar ways. Empirical research also reveals the tradeoffs and difficulties organizations encounter when responding to the multi-faceted, concurrent challenges.

In today’s world, the intricacies of effectively leading and managing an organization demand a fresh perspective. And who better to continue to lead the charge than management scholars. We are uniquely positioned to question the status quo and reimagine how value is orchestrated, created, and distributed with and among diverse and loosely connected stakeholders.

Dramatic technological shifts coupled with amplifying environmental and public concerns serve as the backdrop for the 2024 theme. Instead of focusing on organizational reactions to the ever-changing complexities of our world, Innovating for the Future urges scholars to delve deep within organizations. By reimagining the organization from the inside out and considering the interplay of innovation, policy, and purpose, the theme seeks to unlock a wave of innovative insights and evidence-based contributions that pave the way for a brighter future for workers, managers, organizations, and society at large. Several questions emerge:

What is the relationship in Iberoamerica between policy, purpose, and innovation in organizations and how does it affect value creation and distribution?

What organizational processes enable (constrain) decision-making that integrates all three elements? What innovations in organizational forms, systems, and micro-processes can help leaders, managers and workers embed concerns about societal issues in day-to-day activities for enduring impact?

What innovations in organizational policies, processes, and practices can help employees and leaders in Iberoamerican countries to cope with intractable problems while staying true to their purpose, the expectations of external stakeholders and to morality?

How might organizations and managers create policies (at macro, meta, and micro levels) that strike a balance between regulating the use of emerging technologies and incentivizing innovation that aligns with responsible, purpose-oriented growth?

Under what conditions will government intervention in Iberoamerica, such as regulation or deregulation, help or hinder an organization’s ability to mobilize collective action aimed at addressing complex grand challenges? How might regulatory heterogeneity and institutional conflicts across and within countries affect the pace of solution development?

What can leaders do to ensure that governing policies related to the use of emerging technologies and the organizational practices associated with their implementation promote inclusion rather than exacerbate inequalities?

What actions might leaders take to infuse a responsible business mindset into an organization’s culture, practices, policy-making, and innovation activities?

In what ways can managers and loosely connected stakeholders align incentives and cultivate productive relational arrangements to ensure that co-innovated solutions are developed and utilized in a manner that remains true to purpose-driven objectives?

How might organizations leverage advancements in digital technology to shape stakeholder interactions and to rethink their value creation and distribution processes?

Innovating for the future beckons scholars to broaden their thinking and creativity about what needs to change within organizations to address the persistent problems and opportunities of our time. The unparalleled level of complexity in today’s environment provides an opportunity for us, AOM’s ecosystem of scholars, educators and practitioners, to come together to make a compelling difference.

We welcome proposals that advance management theory, research, education, and practice within the scope of IAOM objectives. PDWs can take various forms, including round tables, panel sessions, developmental workshops, practitioner-focused sessions, and doctoral consortia, to name a few.  Acceptance of PDW proposals will be based on relevance to IAOM members’ interest, novelty, creativity, and potential to be engaging. We encourage PDWs that are:

Innovative (experiment with new formats, models, processes, and ideas)

Provocative (energize participants before, during, and after the meeting)

Experiential (incorporate principles for practical learning)

Interactive (seek engagement of participants to offer alternative points of view)

Inclusive (provide value to students, faculty, practitioners, and international members)

Integrative (bridge divisional lives and international borders)

Developmental (allow participants to network and capitalize on physical presence)

Valuable (enrich participants with experiences, tools, thoughts, relationships, or projects)

We welcome to proposals of interest to members of other AOM divisions and committees. Please indicate which divisions and interest groups may be suitable as potential co-sponsors in the submission document. All proposals require a statement indicating that all PDW participants have consented to participate in the PDW. According to AOM’s “Rule of Three” for the PDW program, no one may submit or be associated with more than three PDW submissions or appear in more than three PDW sessions during the pre-conference from Friday to Saturday. Proposals that violate this rule may be rejected. Space and time allotted for PDW sessions are limited, and we cannot guarantee acceptance of all proposals. Submissions for PDW Proposals will begin in early December 2023 and will close on January 10, 2024 (17:00 ET UTC-5/GMT-5). Please follow the Academy of Management’s PDW Guidelines for Submissions. Please submit using the PDW submission system at http://aom.org/annualmeeting/submission/.

We look forward to your proposals and your participation in the IAOM PDWs!

For any comments or additional questions, please contact the 2024- IAOM PDW Chair: Erica Salvaj ([email protected])

Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile & Universidad de San Andres, Argentina