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AOM PDW: Using Sports Data to Advance Management Theory - Submission Deadline July 18th

  • 1.  AOM PDW: Using Sports Data to Advance Management Theory - Submission Deadline July 18th

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    AOM 2024 PDW
    Session 319 (OMT)




    Saturday, August 10th 2024

    Fairmont in Crystal Room

    10:15AM - 2:15PM  (Chicago time)


    PART I (panel): open to all

    PART II: by submission, deadline July 18th.


    Paolo Aversa (King's Business School)

    Dmitry Sharapov (Imperial College Business School)

    Francesca Hueller (ULMS Management 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 panellists and co-organizers.

    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 eight 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 submissions at this link.

    Deadline to submit your work for the Part II of the workshop: July 18th 2024.

    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, RM, 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):


    Panellist: Christopher Rider - U. of Michigan, Ross School of BusinessAssociate Editor at Management Science

    Context: NFL Leadership Racial Disparity

    Topic: Racial Disparity, Promotions, Leadership

    Paper: Rider, C. I., Wade, J. B., Swaminathan, A., & Schwab, A. (2023). Racial disparity in leadership: Evidence of valuative bias in the promotions of National Football League coaches. American Journal of Sociology, 129(1), 227-275.


    Panellists: Lorna Anne Downie - Vrije U. Amsterdam

    Context: Biometric Workforce Management in Elite Sport Setting

    Topic: People Analytics, Biometric Data, Organizational Control

    Paper: Downie, L. A., Pachidi, S., Huysman, M., & Hafermalz, E. (2023). On the Right Track? Studying the Use of Biometric Data to Manage People in Organizations. Academy of Management Discoveries.

    Panellist: Patrick Hallila - Imperial College Business School

    Context: Competition Dynamics in MotoGP

    Topic: Firm-level Tournaments, Reputational Incentive, Competitive Actions

    Paper: Hallila, P., Frankort, H. T. W., & Aversa, P. (2023). Revving up or backing down? Cross-level effects of firm-level tournaments on employees' competitive actions. Academy of Management Journal.

    Panellists: Julien Clement - Stanford U.

    Context: Organizational Adaptation Challenges in Esports

    Topic: Organizational Adaptation, Complex Systems, Big Data

    Paper: Clement, J. (2023). Missing the Forest for the Trees: Modular Search and Systemic Inertia as a Response to Environmental Change. Administrative Science Quarterly, 68(1), 186-227.

    Dmitry Sharapov
    Imperial College Business School