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Call for Proposals: AOM PDW on "Knightian Uncertainty: Its Operationalization and Application in Various Context"

  • 1.  Call for Proposals: AOM PDW on "Knightian Uncertainty: Its Operationalization and Application in Various Context"

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    Call for Proposals: AOM All Academy Synchronous Paper Development Workshop
    Knightian Uncertainty: Its Operationalization and Application in Various Context
    July 31st, 2021, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
    Proposal Deadline: June 30th, 2021

    PDW Hosts: 


    Ilgaz Arikan, Kent State University

    Sharon Alvarez, University of Pittsburgh

    Asli Arikan, Kent State University


    PDW Organizers: 


    Dongwook (Jimmy) Kim, University of Pittsburgh

    Shuo (Luna) Yang, Kent State University


    PDW Panelists:


    Cristina Gibson, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

    Francisco Polidoro, University of Texas, Austin

    Joseph Porac, New York University

    Violina Rindova, University of Southern California

    1. C. Spender, Kozminski University

    Henrik Berglund, Chalmers University of Technology

    Minyoung Kim, University of Kansas

    Curba Morris Lampert, Florida International University

    Mark D. Packard, University of Nevada, Reno


    We invite you to submit a Professional Development Workshop (PDW) proposal for the Academy of Management Annual Meeting Knightian Uncertainty PDW program to be held synchronously, July 31st, 2021, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (EDT). 


    Knightian uncertainty refers to where neither the possible outcomes nor the probability of those outcomes is known or knowable when a decision is being made. Management researchers have not ignored fundamental, or "Knightian," uncertainty over the years, but systematic theorizing has been sparse and fragmented. This paper development workshop devotes itself to deepening the conversation about fundamental uncertainty and how to make it operationalizable and actionable. This workshop emphasizes repurposing uncertainty from being a background assumption to a foreground focal construct that enables better understanding of but not limited to opportunity creation and discovery, imagination, curiosity, and creativity.


    Tentative Program 


    Part 1: Panel presentations and Q&A (140 minutes)

    Part 2: Paper development sessions - paper discussions in breakout groups (80 minutes)

    Part 3: Closing comments and Q&A (30 minutes)


    PDW Proposals Must Include


    1. Title page with author information and keywords
    2. An abstract of up to 250 words
    3. A paper that you would like to receive feedback on (MS Word file, 35 pages of text maximum, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman Font)
    4. For less developed papers, we suggest minimum 4-5 pages in length so that the ideas can be communicated adequately

    Proposals will be evaluated based on: (a) the fit with the theme of the PDW session. (b) the novelty of the topic or the degree of raising interesting new questions, (c) the expected substantive and networking benefit for participants (d) the interest of the individuals in the session and other groups within the broader Academy. We encourage submission of proposals which could address these four criteria. Please email aompdw2021@gmail.com with your proposal by June 30th, 2021. Participants will be notified of their breakout groups and receive the submitted papers within the same breakout group one week before the PDW. All papers' abstracts will be made available to all attendees, who want to join in any one of the tables as an audience. 


    For any questions please contact Dongwook (Jimmy) Kim or Shuo (Luna) Yang at aompdw2021@gmail.com.


    Dongwook (Jimmy) Kim & Shuo (Luna) Yang



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    Shuo Yang
    Kent State University
    Kent OH
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