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2019 AOM PDW: Theorizing and Measuring Social Aspirations

  • 1.  2019 AOM PDW: Theorizing and Measuring Social Aspirations

    Posted 06-06-2019 12:54

    Dear Colleagues,


    With the gracious support of the STR, MOC and OMT divisions, we offer a collaborative and hands-on learning experience for scholars doing research on aspirations and performance feedback at this year's Academy of Management Annual Meeting. The PDW on Advancing Aspirations Research: Theorizing and Measuring Social Aspirations will be held on Friday, August 9, 11:15PM - 12:45 PM at Boston Park Plaza in room 'Arlington'.


    Following successful PDW in 2016 and 2017, this year's edition will aim to achieve a deeper understanding of how social comparisons influence aspirations. While recognized as an important topic, suggestions for more nuanced theory and modelling have not been adopted widely. Scholars seeking to advance their work on aspirations and performance feedback will be able to develop a thorough understanding of the main challenges and trends in this area of research as well as to receive personalized feedback on their work by leading authors and scholars.


    For a complete overview of this PDW, including a program, please go to: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dg02wu4ugciz8r1/PDW%20-%20Social%20aspirations%20-%20Program.docx?dl=0.


    We are glad to announce the following line-up of contributors:

    • Philip Bromiley (UC Irvine)
    • JP Eggers (NYU)
    • Vibha Gaba (INSEAD)
    • Songcui Hu (University of Arizona)
    • Robert Nason (Concordia University)
    • Ohad Ref (Ono Academic College)


    Please register for this workshop at http://events.aom.org/d/s6qxzy using the approval code you can obtain by e-mail (aspirations.pdw@gmail.com). The deadline to register for this PDW is July 26, 2019. Participants are kindly asked to submit a research outline (max. 2 pages describing a novel research proposal) that relates to the topic of this PDW (to be discussed in subgroups during the PDW). Furthermore, you are welcome to send us any question related to Social Aspirations for the panel discussion.


    We look forward to meeting you in Boston!


    Best regards,

    Hugo Verver, Gertjan Lucas and Marino van Zelst

    PDW Organizers

    Hugo Verver
    Tilburg University