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Chicago AOM PDW: Publishing Organization Design Papers: An Editor and Author Perspective

  • 1.  Chicago AOM PDW: Publishing Organization Design Papers: An Editor and Author Perspective

    Posted 06-22-2024 13:06

    Program Session: 46 | Submission: 14446 | Sponsor(s): (STR, TIM, ENT, OMT)

    Scheduled: Friday, Aug 9 2024 8:00AM - 11:00AM CT (UTC-5) at Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago Ballroom IX


    Organizers: John Eklund, U. of Southern California; Michael Yanche Lee, INSEAD; Saerom Lee, The Wharton School, U. of Pennsylvania; Trevor Daniel Young-Hyman, U. of Pittsburgh

    Panelists: Rodrigo Canales, Boston U.; J.P. Eggers, New York U.; Claudine Madras Gartenberg, The Wharton School, U. of Pennsylvania; Samina Karim, Northeastern U.; Brian Silverman, U. of Toronto


    Despite both its scholarly and practical importance, research on organizational design has received relatively little attention since the 1980s. However, it has recently gone through a renaissance with scholars. Despite this upsurge in popularity, a study on organizational design can be highly challenging to publish. Theoretically, it is often perceived as an "old topic," requiring scholars to tease out a novel contribution and demonstrate the need for new research. Empirically, it is difficult to collect large-sample data and accurately measure various dimensions of organizational design, as this sensitive information is often not publicly available. Furthermore, as firms tend to endogenously choose their organizational design, scholars face challenges in finding a source of exogenous variation in these dimensions and causally identifying their effects. To help scholars navigate these challenges, we have gathered editors of leading management journals with expertise in this topic and authors who have recently published organizational design papers. In the first part of our PDW, these editors and authors will share their experiences and advice on how to successfully publish papers in this area. In the second part, attendees will undertake roundtable discussions to discuss their research project ideas receiving feedback from the PDW organizers and panelists. To apply to participate in this second part of the PDW, please complete the application form through this link.

    John Eklund
    Assistant Professor
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles CA
    (267) 471-3544