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AOM 2021 PDW on Optimal Distinctiveness

  • 1.  AOM 2021 PDW on Optimal Distinctiveness

    Posted 07-13-2021 21:53

    We invite you to participate in the 2021 AOM PDW on "Optimal Distinctiveness: A Critical Reflection on What We Have Learned and Ways Forward" (session 512). The PDW is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 1, 9:00-12:00EDT. The format is live open synchronous.


    PDW Co-Organizers:

    Eric Zhao, Indiana University

    Joanna Li, Indiana University


    Registration Link:


    The Provisional format is as follows

    9:00am - 9:10am PDW Introduction and Overview

    9:10am - 10:00am Plenary Session I

        - Mary Ann Glynn: Theoretical Foundation and Historical Development of OD Research

        - Rudy Durand: Fundamental Assumptions of Contemporary OD Research

        - Gino Cattani: Promises and Challenges of OD Research

        - Peer Fiss: Empirical Advancement in OD Research

        - Nelson Phillips: Qualitative Approach to OD Research  

    10:00am - 10:20am Quick Q&A and Break

    10:20am - 11:05am Breakout Room Discussions

        - Room 1: OD and Institutions and Organizational Identity (Mary Ann Glynn, Mike Lounsbury)

        - Room 2: OD and Qualitative Research (Nelson Phillips, Shannon Younger)

        - Room 3: QCA and Multidimensionality of OD (Peer Fiss, David Deephouse)

        - Room 4: OD and Machine Learning (Richard Haans, Majid Majzoubi)

        - Room 5: OD in Entrepreneurial Markets (Matthew Barlow, J Cameron Verhaal)

        - Room 6: OD and Stakeholder Multiplicity (Gino Cattani, Eunice Rhee)

        - Room 7: OD and Market Categories (Rudy Durand, Jade Lo)

    11:05am - 11:40am Plenary Session II

    Panelists: Matthew Barlow, Richard Haans, Jade Lo, Majid Majzoubi, Eunice Rhee, J Cameron Verhaal, Shannon Younger

    11:40am - 11:55am Q&A and Open Discussions

    11:55am - noon Closing Remarks


    We will keep tracking the registration information before the event. However, we encourage you to complete the survey questions and submit by Sunday, July 25.  


    Thanks for your interest. We look forward to seeing you!


    Best regards,

    Eric Zhao & Joanna Li

    Indiana University



    Eric Zhao
    Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship
    Institute for Entrepreneurship and Competitive Enterprise Faculty Fellow
    Co-Chair of the PhD Program
    Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
    Bloomington, IN