Academy of Management Conference 2005

Professional Development Workshop On
Methodologies For Research On Knowledge Flows
Using Patent and NonPatent Data


This PDW brings together scholars pushing the frontiers of empirical research on knowledge flows, within and across organizations. Knowledge is an intangible resource that differs significantly from other business resources. This makes it a challenge to develop adequate measures and methodologies for analyzing knowledge flows, testing hypotheses about knowledge, and generating new theories. Participants will present their work with a focus on novel methodological strategies, highlighting the advantages and potential pitfalls of their approach.

This PDW continues from earlier workshops organized by Rosemarie Ziedonis and Atul Nerkar (2003) and Michelle Gittelman and Juan Alcacer (2004). This year, we are expanding the scope of the PDW to include non-patent based methodologies for conducting research on knowledge flows. As well, several of the participants will discuss ways of combining patent with non-patent based approaches.

Our 3-hour session will include six presentations followed by comments from two discussants (Michelle Gittelman and Juan Alcacer) and an open, audience-driven discussion. The session will conclude with a networking session for participants to further discuss research ideas

300-305pm: Opening remarks
305-400pm: Three presentations
400-410pm: Short break
410-510pm: Three presentations
510-540pm: Discussants' comments.
540-600pm: Audience-driven Q&A, Discussion and networking session.

Presenters and Discussants

We regret that Andrew Hargadon will not be able to join us due to a scheduling conflict.

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