2013 BPS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Division Assistant Program Chair: Alfonso Gambardella, Università Bocconi,
The BPS Division invites submissions of creative proposals for PDW sessions for the 2013 AOM Conference in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida. Our continuing goal is to make the BPS Division's PDWs as innovative, diverse, and interactive as possible. The preconference portion of the conference offers opportunities to experiment with new session formats and ideas that might not fit easily within the confines of the regular conference program. For instance, session formats might include roundtable discussions, methods workshops, town hall meetings, debates, 'games' involving participants, technology demonstrations, breakout group sessions, and even off-site events. Illustrative topics include emerging theoretical developments, connections between strategic management and disciplinary research, cutting edge methods, and paper development workshops, just to name a few. Sessions that look like standard paper presentations are more appropriate for traditional symposia. Unlike symposia, PDW sessions are also specifically intended for the professional development of participants.
PDW proposals that are of interest to other divisions besides the BPS division are also encouraged, though this is not a requirement for acceptance. Also encouraged are proposals that address the overall AOM 2013 conference theme: "Capitalism in Question" (please see the conference website for additional details).
PDW proposals may be submitted online at http://annualmeeting.aomonline.org/2013/ beginning on November 6, 2012. The deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2013, 5PM EST. The PDW program runs from 8 am Friday through 8 pm Saturday (August 9-10, 2013). All PDW participants must commit to participation in advance. All proposals require a statement indicating that all PDW participants have consented to participate in the PDW. The AOM's "Rule of Three" for the PDW program is that "no one may submit or be associated with more than 3 PDW submissions; or appear in more than 3 PDW sessions during the preconference from Friday to Saturday, regardless of whether the sessions are held on-site or off-site." Space and time for PDWs is limited, and we cannot guarantee acceptance of all proposals, yet our goal is to have as broad a representation of the BPS membership as possible.