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Call for Applications: AOM PDW "Impactful Scholarship" on July 31, 2021

  • 1.  Call for Applications: AOM PDW "Impactful Scholarship" on July 31, 2021

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    Does it make a difference? Practices, Directions and Challenges of Impactful Scholarship
    July 31, 2021, 8 - 10 am (ET)

    Distinguished Senior Scholars                                    Area of Expertise
    Jennifer Howard-Grenville (University of Cambridge)   Environmental Sustainability
    David Seidl (University of Zurich)                                  Grand Challenges
    Eero Vaara (University of Oxford)                                  Change & Legitimation
    Charlene Zietsma (Pennsylvania State University)        Social Change


    Lorenzo Skade and Yanis Hamdali (European University Viadrina)
    Sponsor & Co-Sponsors

    How can scholars create societal impact with their research while succeeding in building careers and delivering on expected results in the competitive academic world? This question has spurred the ongoing commitment of scholars to rethink the impact of their research, leading to a growing body of thought-provoking works, embedded in a variety of discourses. Yet, especially early- and mid-career scholars often struggle to understand the process of creating and enunciating this impact in their careers-to-come. This SAP Professional Development Workshop (PDW) brings together distinguished senior scholars with dedicated participants across different AOM DIGs to collectively reflect on the role and relevance of management and organization research in addressing societal, economic, and environmental issues through rigorous and relevant research.

    The workshop will be split into two parts: Part one will be open for all interested participants and feature short presentations and a panel discussion to showcase different aspects of scholarly impact. Part two will provide 30 pre-selected early- and mid-career scholars with the opportunity to reflect upon the impact of their work during roundtable sessions, hosted by the distinguished senior scholars. The goal of this workshop is to discuss (1) what "impact" is and why it matters, (2) the practices of creating impactful scholarship, and (3) ways of impactful engagement in the academic and the public discourse.

    For the first part of this PDW, no application is required. For the second part of this PDW, participants have to register by sending an application to the organizers. This application should consist of (1) a 500-words abstract of the participants' current research project(s), (2) two questions for the panelists, and (3) three roundtable preferences. Please send your application as one single PDF file to until June 30, 2021. Please feel free to reach out if you should have any questions. Attached, you find a PDF file with the call. We are looking forward to your applications and interesting discussions in July.

    Lorenzo Skade
    Research Associate
    European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)