Call for TIM Doctoral Consortium 2016

Call for Applications (due: April 30, 2016)

The Technology and Innovation Management Division is now accepting applications from Ph.D. students for its 2016 Doctoral Student Consortium to be held at the Academy of Management meeting in Anaheim, CA, US. The consortium is held on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6. (A reception will be held for doctoral students and faculty on the Friday night.) Continue reading “Call for TIM Doctoral Consortium 2016”

TIM Past Division Chairs’ Emerging Scholar Award

TIM Past Division Chairs’ Emerging Scholar Award

Call for Nominates (due: March 31, 2016)

The Technology and Innovation Management Division (TIM) of the Academy of Management seeks nominations for the “Past Division Chairs’ Emerging Scholar Award.” This award is given annually to an emerging scholar who has already achieved a solid publication record and whose scholarly contributions show exceptional quality and great promise of becoming influential in the area of technology and innovation management. The winner is selected by a committee comprised of past TIM Division Chairs.

Who is eligible: Any scholar within 5 years of obtaining their Ph.D. degree (i.e., completed after Aug 1, 2011)

How can you nominate someone: Send an email to Mary Tripsas, TIM Division Chair ( with a short note explaining the reasons for your nomination and either an attachment with the nominee’s CV or a URL link to it.

Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2016.

TIM Doctoral Research Development Workshop 2016

TIM Doctoral Research Development Workshop 2016

Call for Applications (due: April 22, 2016)

The Technology & Innovation Management Division of Academy of Management is pleased to invite applications for the 2016 TIM Doctoral Research Development Workshop to be held at the AOM meeting in Anaheim on August 6. The workshop is designed as an idea-, paper-, and dissertation-development meeting for PhD students interested in technology, innovation, creativity, product development, and related topics. Students may be at any stage of a PhD program, and similarly the ideas brought to the workshop can range from initial ideas of a paper or dissertation to a fully-developed paper.

The workshop will be comprised of a panel discussion of what makes quality research, as well as extensive time dedicated to round table conversations about submitted research ideas from doctoral students. Workshop facilitators will include a mix of junior, mid-career, and senior scholars whose research focus on TIM-related areas. Some of the facilitators have served as members of the TIM leadership committee or have been finalists of different TIM Awards including TIM Dissertation Award, TIM Emerging Scholar Award etc.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Participation is limited to 30 students.

As of April 6, workshop facilitators will include:

  • Vikas Aggarwal (INSEAD)
  • Oliver Alexy (Technical University Munich)
  • Navid Asgari (Fordham)
  • April Franco (Rotman – Toronto)
  • Brent Goldfarb (Maryland)
  • Kenneth Hwang (National University of Singapore)
  • Alex Oettl (Georgia Tech)
  • Florenta Teodoridis (USC – Marshall)
  • Laurina Zhang (Western University – Ivey)

The application deadline is April 22, 2016. To apply, please submit the following documents to:

  1. A 3-page extended abstract (double-spaced) of a research idea that clearly outlines your research question, motivation, theory, methods/setting, and (expected) results. This will be used to form discussion tables.
  2. A CV

We look forward to seeing you in Anaheim, California!

Navid Asgari, Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, Florenta Teodoridis, Laurina Zhang (session organizers)

2016 TIM Division Scholarly Program: Call for Reviewers

We would like to invite all TIM members to sign up as volunteer reviewers of proposals received for the 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to be held in Anaheim (2016). Your help to the Division will be much appreciated. Please note that even if you have reviewed in the past, you still need to sign up again for the 2016 Annual Meeting. You can sign up NOW and the review period will be January 20, 2016 – February 18, 2016.

You may be asked to review up to three (3) submissions (papers and symposia) for the TIM Division. To sign up, please visit You will have to create a user account and choose your areas of expertise (keywords) for the divisions or interest groups for which you want to review. The signup process should not take more than 10 minutes. Reviewers are advised to carefully review the reviewer guidelines and resources on the 2016 Annual Meeting website.

Best regards, Aija Leiponen

2016 Program Chair of the TIM Division

2016 TIM Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Technology & Innovation Management (TIM)

Program Chair: Aija Leiponen, Cornell University;

2016 TIM Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Specific Domain: The Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division encourages interdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue on the management of innovation and technological change from a variety of perspectives including, but not limited to, behavioral, cognitive, sociological, and economic approaches. We study managerial challenges of innovation, technology strategy, research and development, information technology, technology-based entrepreneurship, process technologies, and the commercialization of scientific research. Since participants in our academic field come from a wide range of disciplines and draw from a rich array of theoretical and empirical research paradigms, we enter this complex domain in the spirit of dialogue and debate, seeking deeper understanding. Our goal is to present paper sessions and symposia that are as diverse, creative and engaging as our membership. In the past, major topics areas have included technology life cycles and evolution, technology entrepreneurship, new market emergence, incumbent innovation challenges, intellectual property strategies, multi-sided platforms and ecosystems, open innovation, user innovation, innovation networks, technology alliances and acquisitions, product development strategies, managing technical professionals, technological forecasting, innovation diffusion, impact of information technologies and the internet, and the relationship between new technologies and organizational forms.

Special Instructions:  The theme of this year’s meeting is “Making Organizations Meaningful.” The meaningfulness of an organization is defined as its expression of purpose, values, or worth. Creativity and innovation are activities that can enhance or transform the meaningfulness of the organization as well as that of the work, culture, and activities it offers. We welcome paper and symposium submissions that are related to the conference theme, as well as the topics listed above. Since TIM is cross-disciplinary, papers or symposia that relate to the domains of other divisions are also encouraged; they may become candidates for cross-divisional sessions. Deadline for Submissions is January 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time)..  If you submit a paper, we also expect you to please sign up to review!  To sign up as a TIM reviewer, go to Remember you have to renew your reviewer registration every year.

TIM offers a number of awards:

  • TIM Division Best Paper Award.  Award for the paper with the most significant contribution to TIM in the refereed scholarly program.
  • TIM Best Student Paper Award. Award for the best student paper in the refereed scholarly program. To be eligible for the best student paper award, the student must be the lead author or sole author and this should be clearly indicated on the title page of the paper. Papers considered for the Best Student Paper Award can also be considered for the TIM Division Best Paper Award.
  • Best Reviewer Awards. Awards for reviewers who provide reviews that are exceptionally thorough, insightful, and helpful.

2015 TIM Mid-Year Meeting Report

Dianne Welsh

I am pleased to report our first TIM Mid-Year Meeting held January 9-10 was a success! We had 16 attend in person and 4 attend remotely for a total of 20 members participating. This included the following Executive Board members: Riitta Katila (Past Chair), myself, Keld Laursen (Program Chair), Aija Leiponen (PDW Chair), BJ Zirger (Secretary/Treasurer and Webmaster), Darlene Alexander-Houle (Listserv Manager and Mid-Year Conference Paper Chair), Suchitra Veera (Newsletter Editor), Oliver Alexy (Rep-at Large), Giada Di Stefano (Rep-at-Large), J.P. Eggers (Rep-at-Large), Maryann Feldman (Rep-at-Large), Lars Frederiksen (Rep-at-Large), Amit Jain (Rep-at-Large), Henry Sauermann (Rep-at-Large), and Jennifer Woolley (Rep-at-Large). Membership Task Force Members attending included: Andre Slowak (Chair), Jon Beard, Shawn Carraher (also Past Division Chair), Karen Nicholas (ad hoc Assistant Secretary), and Philipp Tuertscher.

The Executive Board approved a $5,000 budget for the Mid-Year meeting. Through careful cost management and support from our sponsors, costs were held to $1,872. The Division thanks those universities who supported the travel of their TIM representatives, individuals who covered their own accommodation and travel expenses, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro which provided the facilities, teleconferencing, dinner, and other financial assistance.

During the two day program, we divided our time equally between the upcoming annual conference, current initiatives, and strategic planning. Each day ended with specific tasks (18 in all) to be completed by attendees before the next annual meeting. Some of these initiatives have been completed, including securing funding for some of our events and a new PDW speed dating topics event (thanks Aija)! The new initiatives include the following:

  • Seek external funding for annual meeting events and activities
  • Create reviewer’s guidelines
  • Create a list of past award winners and persistent reviewers to use for reviewers, consortium, etc.
  • Create funding opportunities menu for universities (multi-year sponsor commitment )
  • Introduce the “Faces of TIM “ and a teaching materials section on the website
  • Update domain statement


A week after the meeting attendees were surveyed to assess their satisfaction with the meeting logistics, agenda and overall work accomplished. The majority of attendees responded (11 of 20) and noted high satisfaction with the time and resources spent toward this Division activity.   Survey details are shown in Appendix 1. Based on the results of the survey, the recommendation of the attendees is that our division should continue to have an annual mid-year meeting. The TIM Executive committee will discuss if the mid-year meeting should be continued and if so on what frequency. I want to thank everyone that participated and gave up their weekend and provided their valued input to make TIM a better division.

Appendix 1:

We sent out a survey for feedback from those that attended either in person or remotely. Here are the results with 11 responding. We included an option on each question that the person joined remotely, not for the entire meeting.

On a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being none and 5 being significant:

Question Average Comments:
Q1: As a result of the mid-year meeting do you have a better / understanding of TIM? 4.67 I think every other year would suffice. Otherwise I worry about too much change for change’s sake
Q2: Did the mid-year meeting generate good information for your role in / TIM? 4 Coordinating mid-year meeting logistics while at AOM annual meeting could enlist more input; time well-spent.
Q3: Was your input valued and welcomed? 4.41 We should use the Academy meeting to think about (1) what topics we would discuss at a mid-year meeting, (2) how many day (maybe even 3), and (3) whether we would open it up (there could still be 1 day for us, only)
Q4: Were outcomes assigned as actions? 4.18 I thought the meeting was very productive, and although there were some difficult moments, we worked through some differences among the participants. It was very helpful for the group to get to know TIM and each other. However, I would keep it on the smaller side (EC + standing committees) for next year, too, as we only got started on the strategy discussions and a smaller group helps to create the right trusting atmosphere.
Q5: Did the hotel nurture and encourage you to relax and exchanges /during group meals energize you for the full days of discourse? 4.4 TIM should have another mid-year meeting. Dianne did an excellent job. TIM should seek to grow.
Q6: Do you think TIM should have a mid-year meeting annually? 10 yes,

1 no

Note: 1 person did not complete the survey except Q4-Q6