Paper Development Workshop
Academy of Management Conference

Friday, August 7th from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Vancouver Convention Center,  Room 206


Olga Bruyaka (West Virginia U.) and Dovev Lavie (Technion Israel Institute of Technology)


John E Prescott; U. of Pittsburgh;

Werner Helmut Hoffmann; WU Vienna;

Deborah Philippe; U. of Lausanne;

Xavier Castañer; U. of Lausanne;

Lorne N Switzer; Concordia U.;

Miguel Rivera-Santos; Babson College;

Sanjay Sharma; U. of Vermon


Session Description
This PDW will gather a distinguished panel of scholars including those who worked closely with Dr. Ulrich Wassmer, a scholar with passion for the study of alliances and alliance portfolios who has lost his battle against cancer in late 2014. The panelists will facilitate round table discussions with groups of scholars each focusing on one of the three topics that Ulrich felt passionate about: (a) the role of alliance portfolios in creating and appropriating value; (b) the co-evolution of alliance portfolios (alliance formations, adaptations and terminations); (c) cross-sector environmental and social collaborations. 

Pre-registration is required for this workshop.

In order to ensure a fruitful discussion we ask interested scholars to upload a 2-page summary of a research project that they would like to discuss in the PDW. These summaries will be later forwarded to the panelists who will be assigned to the round table of that participant. We also ask each registered participant to indicate 3 panelists who in his or her opinion can provide the most relevant feedback on the participant’s research based on shared research interests. An effort will be made to ensure that each participant will be assigned with at least one of the panelists that was indicated. Although submitting a summary of a research project is not a mandatory requirement, priority in assignment to groups will be given to participants who would like to discuss their papers.

The PDW participants will be also able to continue informal discussions in in a follow-up lunch at Showcase restaurant & bar:

Registration and Submission Instructions – Deadline August 1st

Please complete the form at

Once you complete this form and upload your research summary, the webpage will provide you with the approval code which you should then use for completing your registration on the AOM webpage

We look forward to seeing you at PDW on Alliance Portfolios – In Memory of Ulrich Wassmer.

For questions, contact the organizers: Dovev Lavie ( or Olga Bruyaka (