#AOM2015 #GovSocial Social Media PDW accepted

The Academy of Management (AOM) will host a Professional Development Workshop (PDW) on “Opening Governance” in Academia through Social Media for Research, Teaching, and Outreach. It will take place on Sunday, August 9 during the 2015 Academy of Management Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

More details can be found in the short information below or in the complete proposal.

This interactive PDW presents an overview of the ways in which social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google Hangouts LinkedIn, and more) can be used to open governance, and advance research, teaching and engagement across all the management disciplines, including academics, students, practitioners, and policy makers. The workshop includes discussions on innovative uses of social media, as well as activities designed to provide new players and old hands with tips and tricks that broaden their platform and increase their influence. There will be a focus on the practical tools and considerations for using social media, including a critical reflection on the limits of social media, thereby enabling management scholars to open governance of some parts of the Academy by using social media. The formal presentations will be delivered in Pecha Kucha format to ensure that the presentations are suitably brief, extemporaneous, fun, and facilitative of conversations in the breakout table discussions. Finally, the workshop itself will be tweeted “live” (at #AOM2015 #GovSocial) and geographically dispersed colleagues will be encouraged to engage with those present via social media.

Additional Information
This is the second edition of this PDW, after the first one was held at the 2014 Academy of Management Meeting, with a focus on the Power of Words (Twitter: #PoW2014 at #AOM2014). While some of the basic information will be repeated, most elements of the PDW have been revised and many new elements and facilitators are added to focus on the opening governance theme.

Organizer and Contact Person
Marcel Bogers
University of Southern Denmark
Twitter: @bogers

Marcel Bogers (University of Southern Denmark, @bogers)
Terri Griffith (Santa Clara University, @terrigriffith)
Gerald Kane (Boston College, @profkane)
Tim Kastelle (University of Queensland, @timkastelle)
Franz T. Lohrke (Samford University, @ftlohrke)
Patrick J. Murphy (DePaul University, @profpjm)