Dear Colleagues,

I'd like to share with you the following PDW on methods involving text
analytics applied to management research at AOM:

*Leveraging Text Data to Answer Old and New Questions in Innovation

Saturday July 31st

2PM-4pm EDT


Natalie Carlson, University of Pennsylvania

Jorge Guzman, Columbia University

Tim Hannigan, University of Alberta

Jeff Kuhn, University of North Carolina

Arianna Marchetti, London Business School

Astrid Marinoni, Georgia Institute of Technology


Andrea Contigiani, Ohio State University

Do Yoon Kim, Boston College

Mike Teodorescu, Boston College

The literature in management and other social sciences has increasingly
been leveraging* text analysis *techniques to revisit old research
questions and explore novel ones. The emergence of these techniques has
allowed researchers to exploit a variety of new vast data sources, such as
firms' filings, product descriptions, customer reviews, news, patent text,
social media, and more. This paradigm change may be particularly impactful
in the context of research in *innovation*, where data availability is
traditionally scarce.

The purpose of this PDW is to discuss the main text analysis techniques and
illustrate some of their most promising applications in the context of
innovation research. We are joined by a group of scholars who are
pioneering these techniques to explore the various facets of this emerging
class of methodologies in the context of innovation research.

This interactive PDW includes four parts: 1) a list of short presentations
by the speakers, 2) a Q&A session moderated by the organizers, 3) a series
of breakout-room conversations where each speaker discusses their core
technique and explores potential applications with interested participants,
and 4) a wrap-up discussion where groups share the main insights from their
conversations and collectively brainstorm future research directions.

Please register via the AOM registration site if you're interested in the

With my very best,

Mike (co-organizer)

Dr. Mike Teodorescu
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Carroll School of Management at Boston College
Office: Fulton Hall 410B, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467,
Phone: +1-617-552-3064; E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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