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Identifying, Accessing, and Utilizing Unconventional Sources of Archival Data to Conduct Management Research

  • 1.  Identifying, Accessing, and Utilizing Unconventional Sources of Archival Data to Conduct Management Research

    Posted 08-01-2022 21:38

    Are you intrigued by scholars who conduct and publish research with novel, unconventional, unique archival data? Do you ever wonder how scholars identify, access, and analyze untraditional archival data for management research? Do you have any interest in moving beyond obvious, conventional data sources to develop and test management theories?

    If any of these questions pique your interest, then this PDW may be for you.

    Come join us at AOM this year for a PDW on "Identifying, Accessing, and Utilizing Unconventional Sources of Archival Data" (Session 176) - see description and link below to the AOM session.

    The session can be found at this LINK HERE

    The session will begin with a lineup of scholars from micro and macro perspectives sharing their experiences identifying, accessing, and utilizing unconventional archival data in their own research:

    • Andrew Carton, University of Pennsylvania (see Carton, 2018, on putting a man on the moon)
    • Christi Lockwood, University of Virginia (see Lockwood, Glynn, & Giorgi, 2021 on the luxury hotel industry)
    • Andrew Nelson, University of Oregon (see Anthony, Nelson, & Tripsas, 2016 on the synthesizer industry)
    • Greg Fisher, Indiana University (see Fisher, Stevenson, Neubert, Burnell & Kuratko, 2020 on entrepreneurial hustle)
    • Alex Murray, University of Oregon (see Murray & Fisher, 2022 on failed crowd-funded ventures)    

    After the panelists and organizers present their perspectives, PDW participants will then get together with a group of scholars from within their discipline (OB folks with OB folks, ENT folks with ENT folks, etc.) to consider possibilities for identifying, accessing, and utilizing unconventional archival data sources within their respective domains. We will then switch it up and have participants get together with scholars from different divisions (STR folks with OB folks and ENT folks) to reap the creative benefits of diversity. 

    Come join us for this fun and interdisciplinary PDW packed with lessons on how to leverage unconventional sources of data that already exists out in the world waiting to be analyzed. You won't want to miss out! 

    Please feel free to forward this to those who might be interested. 

    Warm regards,


    Devin Burnell, Indiana University

    Alex Murray, University of Oregon

    Greg Fisher, Indiana University