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AOM PDW (in-person): Using Sport Data to Advance Management Theory - submission deadline July 18th

  • 1.  AOM PDW (in-person): Using Sport Data to Advance Management Theory - submission deadline July 18th

    Posted 07-04-2022 09:54

    AOM 2022 PDW
    14974 (OMT)


    (In-person only)
    Friday, August 5th 2022
    08:00 - 12:00 (Seattle time, UTC-7)


    PART I (panel): open to all
    PART II: by submission, deadline July 18th.


    Dmitry Sharapov
    (Imperial College Business School)
    Paolo Aversa
    (Cass Business School)


    If you are considering working with sport data, you cannot miss this AOM's PDW (In-person only) that will bring together a selection of authors and editors who recently published in top journals using sports data to advance management theory.


    Our PDW will combine hands-on insights, state-of-the-art research presentations, senior and junior scholars' discussion, and feedback on participants' paper drafts and research proposals from the panelists and co-organizers. The co-organizers are members of the guest editorial team for the Academy of Management Discoveries Special Research Forum: A Whole Different Ball Game - Exploring the Modern Organizational Context Through the Lens of Sport (initial submission window: 1 December 2022 to 1 January 2023) and will be happy to provide feedback both on papers targeting other journals as well as those targeting this Special Research Forum.


    Our PDW will tackle the following questions:

    • What kinds of theories can be tested with sport data? Which sport settings are better suited for specific research questions and designs?
    • What existing theoretical problems could be tackled with sports data? What could such a research agenda look like?
    • What are the typical challenges that scholars using sport data face during the publication process at top-tier management journals? How can scholars overcome them?
    • Where can scholars find and how can they obtain sports data for research purposes? What are appropriate methods for testing theories using sports data?


    Building on successful editions of this workshop at AOM in the previous five years, this two-part PDW will (1) bring together a panel of scholars to share experience in publishing management research with sport data and (2) provide feedback and developmental support in the second part of the workshop for scholars that are in the process of using sport data in their projects or who plan to use sport as a setting to study their research questions.

    While the first part of this PDW will be open to everyone with no registration required, those who wish to join the Part II of the workshop need to submit a full paper (40 pages max as per AOM Conference paper submission format guidelines) or a proposal (max 5 pages, single-spaced, excluding references and tables). Participation to the first part is not a mandatory requirement to submit to the second part, and vice versa. Please send the submissions at this link.

    Deadline to submit your work for the Part II of the workshop: July 18th.


    Panellists and Topics

    The panellists have been selected due to their specific and complementary expertise with using sport data in recent management publications. While the workshop is sponsored by the OMT division, the workshop will also engage with topics of interest for members of the HR, MOC, OB, RMD, STR, TIM, and other divisions. The workshop will host one or more authors from each of the following papers (each paper is related to a different sport and theoretical perspective):



    Panelist: Andrew Carton (University of Pennsylvania), Associate Editor at Academy of Management Journal

    Context: College Football

    Topic: Leadership, information processing, stereotyping.

    Paper: Carton, A. M., & Rosette, A. S. 2011. Explaining bias against black leaders: Integrating theory on information processing and goal-based stereotyping. Academy of Management Journal, 54(6): 1141-1158.


    Panelists: Kenny Ching (Worcester Polytechnic Insitute) & Enrico Forti (University College London)

    Context: E-sports

    Topic: Team coordination, specialization, and familiarity.

    Paper: Ching, K., Forti, E., & Rawley, E. 2021. Extemporaneous coordination in specialist teams: The familiarity complementarity. Organization Science, 32(1): 1-17.


    Panelists: Sarah Doyle (University of Arizona)

    Context: Soccer, Fantasy Football

    Topic: Past outcomes, future expectations, and competitive transgressions.

    Paper: Doyle, S.P., Pettit, N. C., Kim, S., To, C., & Lount, R. B. Jr. 2021. Surging underdogs and slumping favorites: How recent streaks and future expectations drive competitive transgressions. Academy of Management Journal, in-press.


    Panelists: Mikhail Wolfson (University of Kentucky) & John Mathieu (University of Connecticut)

    Context: Cycling

    Topic: Human capital, situational alignment, social capital.

    Paper: Wolfson, M. A., & Mathieu, J. E. 2021. Deploying human capital resources: Accentuating effects of situational alignment and social capital resources. Academy of Management Journal, 64(2): 435-457.

    Dmitry Sharapov
    Imperial College Business School