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Announcement: 2021 AOM PDW on "Publishing Multimodal Research / Publishing Research Multimodally"

  • 1.  Announcement: 2021 AOM PDW on "Publishing Multimodal Research / Publishing Research Multimodally"

    Posted 7 days ago
    Edited by Dennis Jancsary 7 days ago

    Dear colleagues,

    We invite you to participate in our


    2021 AOM PDW on
    "Publishing Multimodal Research / Publishing Research Multimodally" (#11314)
    Sponsors: OMT, CMS, RM, SAP
    Organizers: Dennis Jancsary, WU Vienna, Austria, Miikka J. Lehtonen, Rikkyo University, Japan, Maria Laura Toraldo, University of Milan, Italy


    When: July 31st, 2021, 8:00 – 10:00am (UTC-4) (5:00 – 7:00am San Francisco, 2:00 – 4:00pm Paris, 8:00 – 10:00pm Singapore)

    Format: Synchronous Live Open (no recordings, session includes live presentations from the panelists as well as interactive discussions at virtual roundtables)


    Organization and management scholarship is increasingly considering the importance of intricate orchestrations of verbal, visual, and other semiotic resources in the construction, maintenance, and change of organizational realities (e.g., Bell, Warren, & Schroeder, 2014; Boxenbaum, Jones, Meyer, & Svejenova, 2018; Höllerer et al., 2019; Toraldo, Islam, & Mangia, 2016). However, genuinely multimodal research is impeded by the limitations of our predominantly verbal publication formats. Cultural, technical, and/or legal restrictions prompt researchers to "translate" multimodal insights into linear written text, which requires substantial skill and may counteract the contributions of a multimodal perspective. Successfully publishing genuinely multimodal organization research (e.g., Lefsrud, Graves, & Phillips, 2018; Zilber, 2018) without losing valuable contributions in translation requires novel strategies for fitting multimodal insights into existing publication formats and/or the creation of publication formats that are more conducive to multimodal forms of knowledge dissemination.


    In this PDW, scholars in organization and management theory who have successfully published multimodal research will discuss their experiences and practices-in-use with participants.



    Markus A. Höllerer

    UNSW Sydney, Australia & WU Vienna, Austria

    Gazi Islam

    Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

    Lianne Lefsrud

    University of Alberta, Canada

    Silviya Svejenova

    Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

    Tammar B. Zilber

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

    Mike Zundel

    University of Liverpool Management School, UK


    The workshop is organized in four parts:

    • The organizers will kick off the PDW with a short outline of the relevance of the theme, introduce the panelists, and provide an overview of the workshop format.
    • The panelists will each share a brief vantage point on strategies, practices, and challenges during different stages of preparing and publishing multimodal research.
    • During the main part of the PDW, participants will self-assign to virtual roundtables led by the panelists and organizers to discuss the various aspects of the topic.
    • Finally, the organizers will moderate a concluding discussion and bring together insights from the different virtual roundtables.


    Requirements: While no pre-registration for this PDW is required, we would ask you to share experiences with ongoing research projects, introduce emerging research ideas, or prepare pressing questions as a basis for in-depth discussions at different roundtables.


    The PDW will be designed as a highly interactive workshop that provides all participants with concrete takeaways.


    For more information regarding the PDW, please contact Dennis Jancsary (, Miikka J. Lehtonen ( or Maria Laura Toraldo (


    Best regards,

    Dennis Jancsary, Miikka J. Lehtonen, and Maria Laura Toraldo

    PDW Organizers

    Dennis Jancsary
    WU Vienna, Austria