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Organizing the PDW program this year at OMT was not easy, because we received an unprecedented number of high quality submissions (which is good!) while facing new restrictions in our allocation of time to events (which is… less good). Trimming here and there, though, we managed to accept almost all submissions, reaffirming our will to make OMT “the place to be” for a broad and diverse range of scholarly communities.
Our offering combines long-standing, popular workshops discussing latest developments in established conversations in the OMT community…
… with new and stimulating forums to discuss emerging research areas and start new conversations:
Some exciting workshops will directly address the main conference theme…
… while others will reflect on the actors, structures, and interactions that shape our economic systems:
And do not forget our usual range of insightful and instructive methodological workshops (many of which, courtesy of other divisions; thank you, guys!), discussing opportunities and problems with both novel and established research tools and methods:
To serve our members at various career stages and in various professional paths, we have also strengthened our offerings of workshops and consortia to support students and early-career scholars…
… and reflect on our pedagogical skills:
Last year, we created a host of new events to allow OMTers to interact outside the traditional settings offered by the conference. These events will return, as part of the PDW program or our new off-program series, OMT Events (check them out on this blog!).
The inaugural OMT New and Returning Member Networking and Research Forum (Friday 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm) will continue to help all members feel “at home” in the OMT division. This forum will offer them the opportunity to meet leading scholars in the OMT division, meet other new members of the division, and discuss research with other scholars who share similar interests.
The OMT Cafés, our popular, topically themed discussion in local cafés, where folks can come together to meet others with similar interests in a casual self-hosted cafe setting, will return as an off-program series of events. We have now 14 provisional topics, ranging from “Institutional Logics and Meaning Making” to “Crowds, Time and Entrepreneurship”. Stay tuned with this blog with more information about who, what, when, and where. And if you are interested in hosting an OMT Café, drop me a line at
Finally, some major OMT events to put on your conference calendar:
Come join us at one or all, even if you are not yet a member of OMT - all are welcome (especially to the receptions)!
We look forward to welcoming you to OMT, the place to be, in Anaheim!
Davide Ravasi PDW Chair
P.S. Really hope recycling chunks of last year’s blog does not count as plagiarism…
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