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AoM PDW on the Organization of Science

  • 1.  AoM PDW on the Organization of Science

    Posted 06-10-2024 17:11

    Dear Colleagues,

    Do you have research interests in the Organization of Science, broadly defined? Whether you have some data in search of a research question, a paper in need of fine-tuning, or just an inclination to learn more about this burgeoning field of research, we invite you to join us at the following PDW for this upcoming AoM in Chicago.

    We will begin with (a) a series of presentations by eminent scholars, followed by (b) interactive roundtables where individuals receive feedback on their ideas or working papers from organizers and presenters. To facilitate the roundtables, please email an extended abstract (i.e., 2-3 pages) to Waverly Ding (wding@umd.edu) by August 1. Roundtable spots are limited but we will try to fit in as many as we can.

    The Organization of Science: A Paper Development Workshop

    This session is IN PERSON only.

    Time and location: Sunday, Aug 11 2024 12:00PM - 2:30PM CT (UTC-5) at Sheraton Grand Chicago in Mayfair (program session #785)

    Sponsors: TIM, OMT, STR


    Waverly W. Ding, RH Smith School/University of Maryland

    Additional Presenters:

    Waverly Ding (University of Maryland, Smith School of Business)

    Maryann Feldman (Arizona State U)

    Russell Funk (University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management)

    Jeffrey Furman (Boston University, Questrom School of Business)

    Markus Perkmann (Imperial College Business School, London)

    Mathijs de Vaan (UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business)

    What are the costs and benefits of pursuing research projects on the organization of science? A focus on science and the production of knowledge has spurred the development of managerial and innovation topics ranging from status differentials to regional spillovers to the core capabilities of firms in the knowledge economy. And yet, in an age when Science is increasingly important, it is our belief that a significant amount of research on the Organization of Science, the examination of science as conducted by individuals embedded in organizations, has fallen dormant. Why is this so? And what can be done about it? In this Professional Development Workshop (PDW), we take a fresh look at a long-standing topic from a developmental perspective. This proposed PDW unfolds in two acts. In a first segment, we present short presentations by top management scholars that focus on an array of topics relating to the organization of science. Second, and more importantly, we provide an interactive venue for audience participants to receive direct feedback on their working papers and projects. The goal of this PDW is to promote a better understanding of the of the rewards and pitfalls of research in the Organization of Science, as well as to foster a burgeoning community on this important topic.

    Note: Pre-registration is not required. However, if you would like a paper discussed in the roundtable, please send an extended abstract (i.e., 2-3 pages) to Waverly Ding (wding@umd.edu) by August 1.

    If you have any questions, please contact Waverly Ding (wding@umd.edu). 

    Christopher Liu
    University of Oregon
    Toronto ON
    (416) 978-5268