Newsletter July 2023

Division Chair Message

Maryann Feldman
Maryann Feldman, TIM Division Chair

I hope this finds you well and getting ready for our return to an in-person meeting in Boston.

This year we completed our 3-year strategic plan. We identified the following goals and actions we would like to undertake over the coming three years:

  1. Increase our efforts to engage mid-career scholars: One group that we have not addressed in our current programming efforts are mid-career scholars, who have achieved tenure and are at the rank of associate professor and considering the next career moves to take them to full professor. We are interested in member’s opinions about this initiative.
  2. Expand geographic reach of the division: TIM membership remains concentrated in North America and Western Europe. Our target is to increase participation from underrepresented geographies, including scholars from Africa, Asia, India, South America, Oceana, and Eastern Europe by 20% by 2026.
  3. Increase the quantity and quality of our social events: Based on the survey results, TIM members are asking for additional social events. After the last strategic plan, we experimented with a new member breakfast. In the next three years, we will include more community building exercises.
  4. Continue and augment our mid-year research meetings: The Research Committee experiment, led by PDW chair jointly with two Representatives-at-Large, has been a success.
  5. Update communications and member outreach efforts: Two members of the leadership team are responsible to feed the social media and update the website on a regular basis. Our website has been updated. We plan to develop a resources tab on our webpage that would provide course syllabi, information and helpful hints about experiences with different data sources and other useful information. We also plan to develop a podcast series.
  6. Ramp up external fund-raising efforts: We are always looking for new sponsors to enable out new initiatives. Suggestions for potential sponsors are appreciated.

We also discussed increasing the number of members at large to help accomplish our new strategic goals, specifically forming a two person committee to propose and manage activities for mid-career scholars and another two person committee to organize our social events. This would require changing our bylaws, which will involve a vote from the general membership.

The TIM Executive Committee is convinced that these changes will help strengthen the governance of the division in the years to come.

For the 2023 Meeting, the TIM division has an exciting program. We look forward to a productive and engaging few days full of lively discussion and debate. I would like to thank all of the division officers who have worked very hard to put the program together. In particular, thanks to Elena Novelli, Program Chair for an inspiration program; Susan K. Cohen, PDW Chair, who has arranged a fantastic set of pre-conference workshops; Sonali Shah, Chair-Elect, who has provided superb leadership; and Janet Bercovitz, Past Chair, for on-going wise council.

Most of all, thanks to all of you for contributing to the program by submitting your research to TIM and helping to review. This newsletter provides further details on the conference program. I would like to highlight a few sessions that are available to you via this link.

In addition to the program for the August meeting, we have been working on ways to engage with our membership more effectively throughout the year. With these issues in mind, we held a mid-year planning meeting on line in January. Our next mid-year meeting will be in Chicago. Please share your ideas with TIM Executive Committee members. And please consider running for the committee.

In closing, I particularly wish to thank Janet Bercovitz for her five years of service as an officer of the division, including her current role as Past Division Chair. Janet has filled out the various roles within the division with an enormous amount of energy, creativity and dedication.

See you in August in Boston!

2023 TIM Distinguished Scholar Luncheon


Sonali Shah
Sonali Shah, Division Chair-elect

This year TIM honors Alfonso Gambardella as the 2023 recipient of the Wiley TIM Distinguished Scholar Award.

Alfonso Gambardella, PhD Economics, Stanford University, is Professor of Corporate Management in the Department of Management & Technology of Bocconi University, Milan.

He is known for two main projects. The first one is the rise and growth of markets for technology. Together with Ashish Arora and Andrea Fosfuri, he developed and documented that technologies can be exchanged through the market giving rise to an efficient division of innovative labor among firms specialized upstream and downstream in the innovation value chain. His research on this topic is well represented by his 2001 MIT Press book Markets for Technology, written with his two co-authors.

The second project is that entrepreneurs, and top managers more generally, can make better strategic decisions under uncertainty by developing theories and experiments like scientists. This research, developed with Arnaldo Camuffo and several colleagues, was first published in 2020 in Management Science. Today, it has become more robust thanks to ongoing replications and new studies that have uncovered mechanisms and produced new insights. In 2021 he obtained a prestigious 5-year grant of the European Research Council (ERC) on this topic. A former co-editor (2013-2020) of Strategic Management Journal, he is currently Department Editor of Business Strategy of Management Science. He is also a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, Academia Europea, and the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), London.

He has advised many successful PhD students, and in 2019 was awarded a Honorary Doctorate from the Business School of the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Visit his website .

2023 TIM Program Chair Report


Elena Novelli
Elena Novelli, Division Program Chair

I am thrilled about the program that awaits us at the Boston meeting. This year, the TIM Division received a total of 721 program submissions (647 papers and 74 symposia). Thanks to everyone who has elected TIM as their intellectual home and submitted their paper to our Division. I am also extremely grateful to the 935 reviewers who generously offered their time and completed 1884 reviews. The submitted papers cover a wide range of topics, including traditional TIM topics such as collaborative and open innovation strategies, innovation and technology policy, as well as emerging topics like business and innovation ecosystems, experimentation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and sustainability. While a significant portion of TIM research is quantitative, many scholars also employ qualitative and conceptual methods. Approximately 68 percent of the papers used quantitative data and methods, 22 percent were qualitative, and the remaining 10 percent were conceptual.

TIM’s global presence continues to expand rapidly. While the United States remains the largest contributor with 110 submissions, we have also received significant numbers of submissions from China (75), Germany (76), and the United Kingdom (55), followed by Italy (36), India (21) and Taiwan (21). Figure 1 provides a visual representation of submission origins across major geographical regions. European scholars accounted for the highest number of papers (47%), followed by Asia and North America (28% and 18%, respectively).

Considering the overall submission volume across all divisions and the available conference space, we were able to accept a total of 324 papers.

The TIM program has been organized into tracks. These tracks allow conference attendees to delve into their preferred areas of interest on Monday and Tuesday during the main conference. Each paper session has been assigned to one of the eleven tracks:

  • AI and Emerging Technologies Track (6 sessions)
  • Digitization Track (5 sessions)
  • Ecosystems and Platforms Track (5 sessions)
  • Innovation and Competitive Strategy Track (15 sessions)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Track (4 sessions)
  • Innovation Processes Track (4 sessions)
  • Learning and Innovation Track (7 sessions)
  • Open Innovation Track (4 sessions)
  • People and Innovation Track (13 sessions)
  • Technological Change Track (4 sessions)
  • Technology, Policy, and Society Track (9 sessions)

To identify papers in each track, you can search for the track name in the session titles.

This year we were able to accept 52 symposia and TIM was the primary division for 16. The TIM-led symposia deal with topics such as technological change and technology life cycle, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and platforms. Among them, showcase symposia stand out as they tackle novel and significant issues, such as entrepreneurial experimentation, the implications of the artificial intelligence for innovation and strategy, the new frontiers in platform governance, and the new ways of connecting creativity and innovation.

2023 TIM Division Plenary


TIM Division Plenary 2023

TIM will showcase a very exciting Plenary Session titled: "?" It will delve into the reasons possibly explaining the apparent decline in high-impact discoveries with a stellar panel of experts: Daron Acemoglu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Ashish Arora (Duke University), and Maryann Feldman (Arizona State University). I am very grateful to Myriam Mariani from Bocconi University for her intellectual contribution in conceiving this plenary session and for having graciously accepted our invitation to moderate the panel. This thought-provoking event is sponsored by the . It will be followed by a sponsored by .

Finally, I would like to thank a number of people and institutions to whom we are extremely grateful for lending their skills, time, and support:

  • Sonali Shah (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), the former TIM program chairs for her guidance and advice.
  • Raffaele Conti (ESSEC Business School) and Eunhee Sohn (Georgia Institute of Technology) for helping with the review process and program schedule.
  • Francesca Hueller (Bayes Business School) for her support in the coordination of the review, assessment, scheduling, and implementation of the conference program.
  • Eunhee Sohn (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Shibo Zhou (Scheller College of Business) for designing and implementing an algorithm for grouping papers into tracks.
  • Massimo Maoret (IESE Business School) for automating the paper check-in process.
  • B.J. Zirger (University of Cincinnati) for her work on the “TIM matching algorithm,” which pairs reviewers with submissions for TIM and now all other AOM divisions
  • Brianna Giampia, Gabe Bramson and all the rest of the team at the Academy of Management Headquarters for their constant and precious support.

We hope that, as a result of this large collaborative effort, you will find that the TIM program will be interesting, interactive, and on the cutting edge. We look forward to seeing you in Boston, and we particularly welcome all the new members and friends of TIM!

2023 TIM Professional Development Workshops (PDWs)


Susan K. Cohen
Susan K. Cohen, TIM PDW Chair

We look forward to connecting with our diverse community of scholars in Boston, August 4-8!

This year, the TIM Division is sponsoring 16 PDWs (in-person only) on an intriguing collection of topics, including AI and Blockchain as General Purpose Technologies, the Science of Science and Open Innovation, Democratizing AI and Platforms, implications of the Data Revolution for Innovation, Effective Peer Reviewing, Experimentation for Future Making, and Art Thinking to Engage Stakeholders. Three PDWs are limited to admitted applicants: the TIM Doctoral Consortium (72 participants), TIM Doctoral Research Development Workshop (44 participants) and TIM Junior Faculty Consortium (45 participants).

TIM PDW sessions introduce you to leading edge approaches to researching innovation and provide excellent opportunities to network and explore current debates and emerging research questions. These TIM PDWs use a variety of formats and methods for audience engagement and are sure to provoke new thinking and conversations on important innovation topics.

We look forward to seeing you all at AOM!

2023 TIM Election Results

Janet Bercovitz, Past Division Chair

Thank you to everyone who participated in the TIM Division elections. We are thrilled to announce the newest members of the TIM Leadership Team.

Please join us in congratulating our fantastic group of incoming elected Officers and Executive Committee members:

  • Congrats to Valentina Tartari (Stockholm School of Economics), who will be the TIM Program Chair-Elect for the 2023-2024 academic year (and will continue to Program Chair, Division Chair-Elect, Division Chair and Past Division Chair over the next five years as an elected Officer in the TIM Division).
  • Congrats to the following five individuals, who were elected for a two-year term to the TIM Executive Committee:
    • Daniel Armanios (University of Oxford)
    • Susanne Beck (Copenhagen Business School and Open Innovation in Science Center)
    • Aldona Kapacinskaite (Bocconi University)
    • Hyunjin Kim (INSEAD)
    • Abhishek Nagaraj (University of California, Berkeley)

TIM is in excellent hands!

Additionally, we would like to thank the 5 TIM Representatives-at-Large that have just completed their 2-year term. All of these folks below were wonderful to work with and their efforts were instrumental to the successful operation of the TIM Division. Thanks again to:

  • Susan L. Cohen (University of Georgia)
  • Colleen Cunningham (University of Utah)
  • Hila Lifshitz-Assaf (Warwick University)
  • Ram Ranganathan (University of Texas-Austin)
  • Eunhee Sohn (Georgia Tech)

2023 TIM Best Paper Award Finalists


Denisa Mindruta
Denisa Mindruta, TIM Best Paper Awards Organizer

To select the finalists for the Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards, the Awards Committee started with a set of the most highly ranked papers from the regular review process. These papers were sent to two committees of 20 reviewers in total (each award being evaluated by 10 reviewers), whose scores determined the two finalists for each award, as well as the ultimate winners. The finalists are:

Best Paper Award Finalists

  • “Architectural Knowledge and Evaluations: When Does Feasibility Drive Technological Innovation?”, by Jacqueline Lane (Harvard U.), Zoe Szajnfarber (George Washington U.), Jason Crusan (George Washington U.), Michael Menietti (Harvard U.), Karim R. Lakhani(Harvard U.)
  • “Workforce age diversity, innovation performance, and the moderating effect of societal tolerance “, by Shukhrat Nasirov (U. of Manchester), Gary Chapman (U. of Nottingham), Mathew Hughes (U. of Leicester), Paul Hughes (Lancaster U.)

Best Student Paper Award Finalists

  • “Complexity and the Visible Hand: the Role Of Knowledge Interdependence in Employee Entrepreneurship” , by Yuheng Ding (Maryland U.)
  • “Environmental Transparency and Value Appropriation from Innovation: Evidence from US Fracking”, by Xiaoli Tang (Washington U. in St. Louis)

We will honor these finalists at the during the AOM Annual Meeting where we will also announce the winners of the Best Paper Award and the Best Student Paper Award. We look forward to seeing you all there!

2023 TIM Best Dissertation Award Finalists


Ram Ranganathan
Ram Ranganathan, TIM Best Dissertation Award Organizer

The Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division of the Academy of Management invited submissions for the 2023 TIM Best Dissertation Award, sponsored by the Lazaridis Institute, in January 2023. As per the Division’s domain statement, we welcomed dissertations from different disciplinary perspectives including management (strategy, organization theory, organizational behavior etc.) as well as economics, technology studies, sociology, etc. We considered dissertations across a broad range of methodologies and encouraged the applications of underrepresented groups.

This year, the TIM division received 25 submissions for the award and involved 20 scholars with wide-ranging research expertise, in a double-blind review process to select the Best Dissertation. The 20 reviewers evaluated the dissertations in two rounds. During the first round, each five-page dissertation abstract was sent to five different reviewers who then ranked them. Each reviewer ranked 6-7 dissertation abstracts. From this first round of evaluations, the top 5 eligible dissertations out of the initial submissions were selected as the finalists for the 2023 Best Dissertation Award.

Please join us in congratulating the five finalists (listed in alphabetical order of their last names):

  • Jung Kwon, Assistant Professor, The University of Denver (PhD from University of Texas – Dallas)
  • Ying Li, Assistant Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (PhD from University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign)
  • Manav Raj, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania (PhD from New York University)
  • Jungkyu Suh, Assistant Professor, New York University (PhD from Duke University)
  • Audra Wormald, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina (PhD from University of Maryland)

These five finalists then submitted a 30 page summary of their respective dissertations, which were then sent to the entire panel of 20 reviewers. The reviewers once again evaluated and ranked these dissertations. These final rankings were used to determine the winner of the 2023 TIM Best Dissertation Award. Please note that the winner will be announced during the AOM Annual Meeting. Additionally, the five finalists will present their work during a at the Academy. We look forward to seeing you all at AOM!

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