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.