Scholars' most successful papers according to standard metrics (e.g. citation count, prestige of the publication outlet) are not always one and the same with the papers they felt were their best. We invite you to join us for a PDW discussion with several widely-admired scholars who will share their experiences with ideas of theirs that did not attain the prominence they expected.
Panelist: Teresa Amabile, Harvard University
Panelist: Blake Ashforth, Arizona State University
Panelist: Jerry Davis, University of Michigan
Panelist: Neil Fligstein, University of California Berkeley
Panelist: Sarah Kaplan, University of Toronto
Panelist: Elizabeth Morrison, New York University
Presenting scholars will revisit what they feel is their most under-appreciated piece of work from their career thus far. They will share the main idea of the paper they chose, why they felt it was an important contribution, and why they suspect it didn't receive the accolades or generate the buzz that they expected. They will further expound on how others might learn from their experiences with "ideas that got away."
What lessons, if any, can be gleaned about scholarship and recognition? Is there a way to ensure that good ideas do not fall through the cracks? Are ideas in our field subject to the "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune," or are there steps that authors or the field at large could take to make sure that good ideas are not overlooked? Please join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion on scholarship, recognition, and the processes that lend to the amplification or disregard of ideas.
Organizer: Laura Sonday, U. of Michigan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Organizer: Diana Jue-Rajasingh, U. of Michigan (email@example.com)