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EXTENDED DEADLINE UNTIL JUNE 30! 2023 AOM PDW – BOSTON Tradition: Resource or Constraint? Rediscovering the Role of Tradition in Organizations

  • 1.  EXTENDED DEADLINE UNTIL JUNE 30! 2023 AOM PDW – BOSTON Tradition: Resource or Constraint? Rediscovering the Role of Tradition in Organizations

    Posted 05-30-2023 23:54

    This PDW builds on the recent revival of research on the role of tradition in organizations. The convoluted challenge that organizations, managers, and workers face is how to leverage traditions as a resource while simultaneously pursuing innovation and organizational renewal. Therefore, the PDW addresses the challenges that organizations face in framing tradition as a 'resource or constraint'. Although existing research has started to address this challenge, there are many unresolved questions such as: To what extent can tradition go hand in hand with innovation? How to accommodate the renewal of a cherished tradition without stifling it? Can traditions from different cultural spheres be combined? What are the ethical considerations in using traditions?, and many more.

    This PDW is structured in two parts. The first half will be open to all participants interested in hearing our distinguished panelists. The second half of the PDW will be reserved for those participants who have pre-registered and submitted a short, executive summary of a paper they are working on. Each participant will have 20 mins time to gain high-quality feedback from the mentors and panelists. Please contact the workshop organizers (innan.sasaki@wbs.ac.uk; gc59@stern.nyu.edu; Simone.Ferriani.2@city.ac.uk) to register and submit the short papers. The deadline to register is June 30, 2023.

    Extended abstracts should be at least 5 pages (excluding references) and should describe a) the purpose of the study and the research question, b) the data collection and analysis, c) an executive summary outlining the main empirical findings of the study, and d) proposed theoretical contributions. Full paper submissions are welcome too!

    Innan Sasaki (Warwick University, UK), Gino Cattani (Stern Business School – NYU), Simone Ferriani (Bologna University & City, University of London)

    Sofiane Baba (University of Sherbrooke, Canada) Gino Cattani (Stern Business School – NYU, US) Tina Dacin (Smith School of Business, Queen's University, Canada) Laura Dupin (Amsterdam Business School, Netherlands) Simone Ferriani (Bologna University, Italy & City, University of London, UK) Ann Langley (HEC Montréal, Canada & University of Warwick, UK) Davide Ravasi (UCL School of Management, UK) Innan Sasaki (University of Warwick, UK) Eero Vaara (University of Oxford, UK)

    The PDW will be an opportunity to announce two related initiatives: a forthcoming special issue on Tradition and Innovation in Advances in Strategic Management and a paper development workshop open to all the selected participants, which will be held in the UNESCO world heritage site of Matera (Italy) on December 15-16, 2023.

    If you are interested and available to contribute to the workshop, please send your proposal (working paper or extended abstract) to: Workshop@EMAIL.org by 1 October 2023. Notification of inclusion in the workshop will be sent to the authors by 15 October 2023. Submission to the workshop and inclusion in the workshop programme does not imply in any way consideration for the Special Issue of Advances in Strategic Management, "Tradition as Resource or Constraint for Strategic Action." Authors interested in submitting to the Special Issue will have to submit their work also to the Special Issue following the instructions at this link. General information on the AiSM series can be found here (Call for Paper AiSM 2023.pdf (emeraldinsight.com)). 


    Dr Innan Sasaki
    Associate Professor, Organisation and Work, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL.
    Work Tel: +44 24 765 24267
    Email: innan.sasaki@wbs.ac.uk

    Innan Sasaki