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Presentation and Paper Workshop PDW on Organization of Science

  • 1.  Presentation and Paper Workshop PDW on Organization of Science

    Posted 19 days ago

    Dear Colleagues,


    Do you have research interests in the Organization of Science, broadly defined? Whether you have some data in search of a research question, a paper in need of fine-tuning, or just an inclination to learn more about this burgeoning field of research, we invite you to join us at the following PDW for this upcoming AoM in Seattle.



    We will begin with a (a) series of presentations by eminent scholars, followed by (b) interactive roundtables where individuals receive feedback on their ideas or working papers from organizers and presenters. To facilitate the roundtables, please email an extended abstract (i.e., 2-3 pages) to Chris Liu ( by August 1. Roundtable spots are limited but we will try to fit in as many as we can.


    The Organization of Science: A Paper Development Workshop


    This session is IN PERSON only.

    Saturday, August 6, 2:00-4:30pm; Sheraton Grand Seattle in Willow B

    Sponsors: TIM, OMT, BPS



    Christopher Liu, Lundquist/University of Oregon


    Additional Presenters:

    Ryan Coles, UConn

    Waverly Ding, UMaryland

    Lee Fleming, UCBerkeley

    Riitta Katila, Stanford University

    Matt Marx, Cornell

    Wes Sine Cornell University

    John Walsh, GeorgiaTech

    What are the costs and benefits of pursuing research projects on the organization of science? A focus on science and the production of knowledge has spurred the development of managerial and innovation topics ranging from status differentials to regional spillovers to the core capabilities of firms in the knowledge economy. And yet, in an age when Science is increasingly important, it is our belief that a significant amount of research on the Organization of Science, the examination of science as conducted by individuals embedded in organizations, has fallen dormant. Why is this so? And what can be done about it? In this Professional Development Workshop (PDW), we take a fresh look at a long-standing topic from a developmental perspective. This proposed PDW unfolds in two acts. In a first segment, we present short presentations by top management scholars that focus on an array of topics including a) gender status, and organizational age in Science, b) atypical organizational forms, and c) science spillovers and general purpose technologies. Second, and more importantly, we provide an interactive venue for audience participants to receive direct feedback on their working papers and projects. The goal of this PDW is to promote a better understanding of the of the rewards and pitfalls of research in the Organization of Science, as well as to foster a burgeoning community on this important topic.

    Note: Pre-registration is not required. However, if you would like a paper discussed in the roundtable, please send an extended abstract (i.e., 2-3 pages) to to Chris Liu ( by August 1.


    If you have any questions, please contact Chris Liu (

    Christopher Liu
    University of Oregon
    Toronto ON
    (416) 978-5268