Organization and Management Theory OMT



    Posted 28 days ago

    Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

    PDW time and location: Saturday, August 10 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Fairmont in State Room

    AOM members interested in network analysis have benefited from various PDWs that cater to their need to keep up to date with the methods and theories in this area, but there is only one forum for learning how to bring their research interests into the classroom: the Teaching Social Networks PDW. Now in its 12th year, this ongoing forum for AOM members interested in teaching social networks to different audiences offers an opportunity to share and learn practical insights on how to prepare and deliver impactful sessions or entire courses on the topic.

    In the first half of the PDW, leading scholars will give presentations describing how they have developed teaching materials to bring social network research into the classroom. In the second half of the PDW, participants will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters and the organizers in rotating roundtable discussions about how to translate social network research into effective educational experiences. The workshop will close with a plenary discussion sharing highlights from the roundtables exchanges.

    The 2024 edition of the PDW emphasizes how to leverage network concepts for professional development and career advancement. We are fortunate to count on the participation of the following scholars presenting their contributions:

    Anne ter Wal (Imperial College London): Teaching Networking Behavior

    Kristen Cullen-Lester (University of Mississippi): Incorporating Network Development into Management Education

    Stefano Tasselli (University of Exeter): Teaching Social Network Concepts for Self-Assessment and Career Advancement

    Abraham Oshotse (Emory University): Adapting Social Network Teaching for Technical and Non-Technical Audiences

    To ensure a high-quality experience and an atmosphere conducive to interaction and exchange of ideas, participation in the PDW will be limited to 50 individuals. Experience in teaching social networks is not required but will be considered when selecting applications.

    To apply, please click here (or go to before June 30, 2024 and provide the data required in the online survey. Admission decisions will be announced by email in early July. Please do not register for this PDW via the official AOM registration site, use the link above instead.

    For more information, please contact one of the PDW organizers directly:

    Blaine Landis, University College London (

    Demetrius Lewis, University of California, Riverside (

    Bill McEvily, University of Toronto (

    Bill McEvily
    University of Toronto
    Toronto ON