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A partial list of Patent PDW Sessions at the Academy of Management Conferences

Quick links: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.


The 2008 AOM Patent PDW

The 2008 event was held at the Academy of Management Conference in Anaheim. It was co-chaired and organized by Riitta Katila and Kwanghui Lim.  The 2008 event was held on Saturday, Aug 9 2008 1:00PM – 3:30PM at Anaheim Convention Center in 212B (session 10277).

Riitta presented a brief introduction to patent-based research. The presentation slides, which were put together by Riitta in collaboration with Eric Giannella of Stanford, are available here.

Four papers were then presented by leading scholars:

Sharon Belenzon presented “Firm Size and Innovation: Evidence from European Panel Data” by Sharon Belenzon and Andrea Paatacconi [pdf]

Jeffrey Furman presented “Identifying the Impact of Institutions on the Generation and Diffusion of Knowledge: The Case of US Stem Cell Policy”, based on collaborative research with Fiona Murray (MIT) and Scott Stern (Northwestern and NBER) [pdf].

Ajay Agrawal presented “Big Cities, Big Ideas? Regional Agglomeration and High Impact Innovation”, a joint paper with Jasjit Singh [pdf].

Jasjit Singh presented “Lone Inventors as Sources of Breakthroughs: Myth or Reality?”, based on joint work with Lee Fleming of HBS [pdf]

Scott Stern

Scott Stern, the Discussant, then analyzed each paper in turn, highlighting the interesting contributions of each paper, while using them to illustrate fundamental empirical and methodological issues faced by researchers using patent data more broadly. His presentation slides are available here.

Kwanghui then conducted an open Q&A session with the audience, shared several concluding comments, and brought the session to a close.



The 2009 AOM Patent PDW

The 2009 event was held at the Academy of Management Conference in Chicago. It was organized by Jeff Furman.
Program Session #: 142 | Submission: 16459 | Sponsor(s): (BPS, TIM, OMT, IM, RM) 
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 8 2009 8:00AM – 11:00AM at Hyatt Regency Chicago in Columbus IJ

Chair: Jeff Furman; Boston U.; 
Presenter: Jeannette Colyvas; Northwestern U.; 
Presenter: Kwanghui Lim; U. of Melbourne; 
Presenter: Fiona Murray; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 
Presenter: Tim Simcoe; U. of Toronto; 
Presenter: Stefan Wagner; Ludwig-Maximilians U.; 
Discussant: Scott Stern; Northwestern U.; 

This PDW focuses on the use of patent data (and related measures of knowledge flows) for empirical management research. The primary goal of the PDW is to provide an introduction for researchers new to the area, balanced with a scholarly discussion of current critical issues in the patent area. This year, in addition to patent-based research, we PDW will also discuss how non-patent based methodologies can be combined with patent-based approaches for conducting research on knowledge flows. Several participants will discuss ways of combining patent with non-patent based approaches. The discussant will then comment on the presentations and share his views on the directions this field is progressing. The session then concludes with an open discussion (Q&A) with the audience.


The 2010 AOM Patent PDW

Program Session #: 283 | Submission: 16117 | Sponsor(s): (BPS, TIM, OMT, ENT, RM)
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 7 2010 12:30PM – 3:30PM at Le Palais Des Congres in 511F
Organizer: Jasjit Singh; INSEAD;
Organizer: Alexander Oettl; Georgia Institute of Technology;
Organizer: Jeff Furman; Boston U.;
Presenter: Alexander Oettl; Georgia Institute of Technology;
Presenter: Kenneth Huang; Singapore Management U.;
Presenter: Jasjit Singh; INSEAD;
Presenter: Rosemarie Ziedonis; U. of Oregon;
Presenter: Stefan Wagner; Ludwig Maximilians U.;
Presenter: Jeff Furman; Boston U.;
Presenter: Stuart Graham; US Patent & Trademark Office;
This PDW focuses on the use of patent data for empirical management research. The primary goal of the PDW is to provide an introduction for researchers new to the area, balanced with a scholarly discussion of current critical issues in the patent area. While we believe that the PDW has been successful in the past, we have also modified the program slightly in order to incorporate lessons learned over the past few years. Specifically, we have learned that the attendance group includes both novices who are new to research in these areas and experts who are seeking to understand issues at the cutting edge of research. As a consequence, we have asked participants to structure their presentations to address both groups. All talks will begin with a longer-than-typical overview of Big Picture issues before proceeding to discuss cutting-edge topics. Likewise, the Discussant has been asked to incorporate a longer-than-usual discussion of fundamental issues in their talks. We have asked our expert Discussant to synthesize the issues raised by prior presenters and to talk, in general, about the use of patent and non-patent data and the evolution of research on knowledge flows. We will also continue the recent trend in the PDW of addressing issues associated with both research involving patents and other measures of knowledge flows, such as academic papers. Both halves of the session will conclude with an open discussion (Q&A) with the audience.


The 2011 AOM Patent PDW

Program Session #: 279 | Submission: 13656 | Sponsor(s): (BPS, TIM, OMT, IM)
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 13 2011 12:30PM – 3:30PM at San Antonio Convention Center in Room 208

Organizer: Kenneth Huang; Singapore Management U.; 
Presenter: Kenneth Huang; Singapore Management U.; 

Organizer: Stefan Wagner; ESMT European School of Management and Technology; 
Presenter: Stefan Wagner; ESMT European School of Management and Technology; 

Presenter: Kwanghui Lim; U. of Melbourne; 

Presenter: Tim Simcoe; Boston U.; 

Discussant: Jeff Furman; Boston U.; 

Discussant: Rosemarie Ziedonis; U. of Oregon; 

This PDW focuses on the use of patent data for empirical management research. The primary goal of the PDW is to provide an introduction for researchers new to the area, balanced with a scholarly discussion of current critical issues in the patent area. While we believe that the PDW has been successful in the past, we have also modified the program slightly in order to incorporate lessons learned over the past few years. Specifically, we have learned that the attendance group includes both novices who are new to research in these areas and experts who are seeking to understand issues at the cutting edge of research. As a consequence, we have asked participants to structure their presentations to address both groups. All talks will begin with a longer-than-typical overview of Big Picture issues before proceeding to discuss cutting-edge topics. Likewise, the Discussant has been asked to incorporate a longer-than-usual discussion of fundamental issues in their talks. We have asked our expert Discussant to synthesize the issues raised by prior presenters and to talk, in general, about the use of patent and non-patent data and the evolution of research on knowledge flows. We will also continue the recent trend in the PDW of addressing issues associated with both research involving patents and other measures of knowledge flows, such as academic papers. Both halves of the session will conclude with an open discussion (Q&A) with the audience to facilitate participative learning.


The 2012 AOM Patent PDW

Program Session #: 181 | Submission: 12691 | Sponsor(s): (BPS, IM, ENT) 
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 3 2012 5:00PM – 7:30PM at Boston Hynes Convention Center in Room 301

Organizer: Kenneth G Huang; Singapore Management U.; 
Organizer: Stefan Wagner; ESMT European School of Management and Technology; 
Presenter: Michael Roach; Duke U.; 
Presenter: Jeff Furman; Boston U.; 
Presenter: Erica Renee Fuchs; Carnegie Mellon U.; 
Presenter: Samuel L Ventura; Carnegie Mellon U.; 
Presenter: Kenneth G Huang; Singapore Management U.; 
Presenter: Jasjit Singh; INSEAD; 
Presenter: Stefan Wagner; ESMT European School of Management and Technology; 
Discussant: Bronwyn Hall; U. of California, Berkeley; 

This PDW focuses on the empirical analysis of knowledge flows in the context of management research. The primary goal of the PDW is to provide an introduction for researchers new to the area, balanced with a scholarly discussion of current critical issues in the patent area which are often used for the analysis of knowledge flows. While we believe that the PDW has been successful in the past, we have also modified the program slightly in order to incorporate lessons learned over the past few years. Specifically, we have learned that the attendance group includes both novices who are new to research in these areas and experts who are seeking to understand issues at the cutting edge of research. As a consequence, all talks will begin with an overview of Big Picture issues before proceeding to discuss cutting-edge topics. Likewise, the expert Discussant we have invited has been asked to incorporate a longer-than-usual discussion of fundamental issues in the talk. Moreover, we have asked the Discussant to synthesize the issues raised by prior presenters and to talk, in general, about the use of patent and non-patent data and the evolution of research on knowledge flows. We will also continue the recent trend in the PDW of addressing issues associated with both research involving patents and other measures of knowledge flows, such as academic papers. We divided the PDW in two parts and each of it will conclude with an open discussion (Q&A) with the audience to facilitate participative learning.


The 2013 AOM Patent PDW

Program Session #: 338 | Submission: 11959 | Sponsor(s): (TIM, BPS, RM)
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 10 2013 2:30PM – 5:00PM at WDW Swan Resort in Mockingbird 1. Orlando, Florida
Organizer: Kwanghui Lim; U. of Melbourne;
Organizer: Michael Roach; Duke U.;
Presenter: Lee Fleming; U. of California, Berkeley;
Presenter: Stuart Graham; US Patent & Trademark Office;
Presenter: Kenneth G Huang; Singapore Management U.;
Presenter: Kwanghui Lim; U. of Melbourne;
Discussant: Rosemarie Ziedonis; U. of Oregon;
Advances in Patent Research: Data, Tools, and Policy
This professional development workshop (PDW) focuses on the empirical analysis of patent data, emphasizing both the use of patents as measures of knowledge, innovation, and firm performance, as well as firm patenting and intellectual property as areas of research in their own right. The primary goals of this PDW are twofold. First, it will provide an introduction of the fundamentals of empirical patent research for scholars new to the field, including a discussion of the critical issues, data sources, and methods for effectively analyzing patent data. Second, it will provide in-depth coverage of the latest developments in patent research, including newly available patent data and stat-of-the-art analytical tools, as well as the implications of recent patent policy reform in the U.S. and in China on patent-based research. In addition, a leading expert in patent research will discuss the current state of the field and future opportunities for advancing patent research. The PDW will then conclude with an open and interactive discussion between the presenters and the audience to facilitate participative learning.

Presentations slides are now online (pdf format):

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Rosemarie Ziedonis
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