PDW Chair: Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
2022 Affiliate PDW Program: Call for Submissions

A Sanskrit phrase, found in ancient Indian scriptures reads as “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”. It emphasizes that the whole world (Vasudha) is (iva) one family (Kutumbakam). In other words, it emphasizes the interconnectedness amongst us. The Covid-19 pandemic (in a painful way) has made us realize (again) that not only are we interconnected, we are also a small, close-knit, family.

The Indian Academy of Management (INDAM) invites scholars interested in research on Indian management to submit Professional Development Workshop (PDW) proposals. The invitation is open to all members of the academic fraternity – disciplinary or geographic boundaries are no bar! The PDW proposals should address management challenges and issues faced by Indian organizations, institutions, or the larger social set up. We expect that the proposals would be:

  • Innovative (that experiment with new processes, models, formats, and ideas)

  • Interactive (that offer compare, discuss, test, and evaluate many alternative points of view on topics)

  • Integrative (that bridge and cross-fertilize disciplines, international borders, and levels of analysis)

  • Inclusive (that accommodate and provide values for all types of participants such as doctoral students, junior faculty, international members, and practitioners)

  • Interesting (that generate value by enriching participants with experiences, tools, thoughts, projects, approaches, methods, relationships, promises, or data that they do not have before the workshop)  

The theme of the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management is “Creating a Better World Together”. Let us come together to create a better world. As we meet in 2022 (5-9 August), INDAM encourages scholars interested in management research to think of new and creative ways through which individuals, institutions, organizations, and societies can live in harmony.

PDW organizers may need to act early, expend sufficient effort, contact knowledgeable advisors, and follow sound design principles to develop exemplary PDW proposals. Knowledgeable advisors are often generous of their time but may not be available too close to the deadline. Therefore, it is advised that you start working on the proposal as early as possible as you may need to revise the proposals multiple times, and seek timely feedback from your colleagues.

Feel free to contact the PDW Chair to get feedback on the 'preliminary' PDW idea/proposal. You may note that many PDW proposals get rejected because the PDW chairs receive them too late. 

Proposals for sessions organized in collaboration with other divisions and affiliates of the Academy of Management will be highly appreciated.

See you at the Annual Meeting!

Sushanta Kumar Mishra