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Call for Submissions: AoM 2024 PDW on Corporate Purpose

  • 1.  Call for Submissions: AoM 2024 PDW on Corporate Purpose

    Posted 04-23-2024 14:09

    Invitation to AoM 2024 Professional Development Workshop

    "Making Sense of Corporate Purpose: Charting New Conversations and Perspectives"

    Main sponsor: Organization and Management Theory (OMT)

    Other sponsors: Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC), Strategic Management (STR)

    Panelists: Juan Almandoz (IESE Business School), Marya Besharov (University of Oxford), David Chandler (University of Colorado Denver), Rodolphe Durand (HEC Paris), Claudine Gartenberg (The Wharton School), Matt Kraatz (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

    Organizers: Ricardo Flores (University of Victoria, email: ricardo.flores@uvic.ca), Luca Manelli (Politecnico di Milano, email: luca.manelli@polimi.it), David Chandler (University of Colorado Denver, email: david.chandler@ucdenver.edu)


    This workshop seeks to use the momentum generated by a recent special issue on corporate purpose (Ocasio, Kraatz, & Chandler, 2023) to spur new ideas around this concept and phenomenon. In particular, the goal is to explore ideas at the intersection of two interrelated analytical perspectives on corporate purpose: inside-out, the meaningful, value-laden reason for being of a specific corporation, and outside-in, the externally-imposed expectations bestowed upon corporations by society and stakeholders (Almandoz, 2023).

    Structure of the PDW.

    The PDW is divided in two parts. The first part consists of a plenary panel session, where distinguished scholars will suggest new research perspectives on the concept of corporate purpose. The second part consists of a feedback session, where selected research projects by junior scholars (doctoral students and early career scholars) will receive detailed feedback on their projects.

    Details for submission of extended abstracts.

    If you are a junior scholar working on corporate purpose, we invite you to submit an extended abstract (max. five pages double-spaced, excluding references, tables, and figures) between April 20th and June 3rd (5 pm London {GMT + 1}).

    The abstract should be sent as attachment via email to Luca Manelli (email: luca.manelli@polimi.it) and Ricardo Flores (email: ricardoflores@uvic.ca), with email subject "PDW Corporate Purpose". While we encourage empirical projects, theoretical projects will be given full consideration.

    Given time limitations, we will select a limited number of junior scholars to take advantage of this opportunity to discuss their work and receive feedback from experts. Notification of acceptance will be emailed by June 24th. Participation to the second part of the PDW is restricted to scholars who have their extended abstract accepted for the feedback session.

    If you have any question, please send an email to the organizers Ricardo Flores, Luca Manelli, and David Chandler. We wait for your submission!

    Ricardo Flores,

    Associate Professor,

    Gustavson School of Business

    University of Victoria

    Ricardo Flores
    Associate Professor
    U. of Victoria (Gustavson School of Business)
    Victoria BC