Revisit: PDMA Research Forum 2009


Product Development and Management Association 2009 Annual Research Forum, 31 Oct - 1 Nov 2009, Chaired by Gerard J. Tellis and Nukhet Harmancioglu; Deadline now 10 Apr

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Research Forum Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 31-November 1, 2009
Research Forum Venue: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California

Deadline Postponed: April 10th 2009

The PDMA Research Forum is a significant part of the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) International Conference and seeks to become the home for discourse on innovation research. It is an important forum for intellectual exchange and state-of-the-art research on all aspects of innovation. For researchers, it is a stimulating international milieu for developing research partnerships and interacting with other academics or practitioners.

The Research Forum will be held Saturday, October 31st through the afternoon of Sunday November 1st 2009, at the exciting Disneyland Hotel, in Anaheim California. A reception is planned for the evening of Saturday, October 31st. An informal get together for dinner will be held on the Friday evening, October 30.

The Research Forum’s co-chairs are Professors Gerard J. Tellis of USC Marshall School of Business and Nukhet Harmancioglu of Koc University. The co-chairs invite manuscripts, poster papers, and special session proposals that explore new theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, or strategies for success in innovation management. The co-chairs welcome papers on all subjects of innovation, including the development of new products, organizing for innovation, market entry strategies, diffusion of innovations, network effects, and rewards to innovation. Further, the co-chairs encourage studies using new innovative and cross-disciplinary methods besides the traditional methods of survey, experiments, and historical data.

The co-chairs are especially interested in papers from related disciplines of management, engineering, design, finance, information systems, and marketing. Submissions from all corners of the globe are welcome.

Best Paper Award

An award for Best Paper, as determined by reviewers and the research forum committee, will be given. The outstanding paper award includes a monetary award and a complimentary registration to the 2009 PDMA International Conference.

Best Student Paper Award

Doctoral students are particularly encouraged to submit papers for this conference. An outstanding Student Best Paper award will be given.

Best Reviewer Award

An outstanding reviewer award based on the timeliness and quality of reviews will be given.



Notification of acceptance will be made on or before May 15, 2009.

Final copies of all accepted papers must be received by Monday, August 31, 2009.

Submission Guidelines for Manuscripts

  1. Submit a file containing your manuscript in Word format through email to 2009 PDMA Research Forum at
  2. Please add in the subject field of your message “2009 PDMA Research Forum Submission.”
  3. Manuscripts must follow the style guidelines of the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM). These guidelines are available at
  4. Manuscripts must not exceed twenty (20) double-spaced pages total, including tables, figures, and references.
  5. The manuscript should contain the following information on the cover page: the title of the manuscript; the name(s) and affiliations of the author(s); address, telephone number, and e-mail address for the primary contact person. AND names, affiliations and email addresses of 3 people qualified to review the manuscript.
  6. Do not identify yourself on any page of the manuscript other than the title page; make sure that the summary information contained in the file does not contain any references to you (or your co-authors).
  7. Submission of a manuscript indicates that it or a similar version has not been previously published or is simultaneously under review elsewhere. Proceedings of the 2009 PDMA Research Forum will be prepared and made available at the conference on CD-ROM or flash drive. Abstracts for all accepted manuscripts will be available online via hyperlinks in the conference schedule prior to the conference. As research conference papers typically are shorter than full-length journal submissions, accepted papers will be eligible for subsequent journal publication. At least one author of an accepted paper must actually register for the Research Forum.

Submission Guidelines for Poster Sessions

Papers focusing on substantive, theoretical, or methodological topics in innovation research are sought for the poster paper sessions. In particular, papers reporting the results of research in its early stages are appropriate. Poster paper submissions must include the following:

  1. Submit a file containing your poster session paper in Word format through email to 2009 PDMA Research Forum at
  2. Please add in the subject field of your message “2009 PDMA Research Forum Submission.”
  3. The submission should contain the following information on the cover page: The title of the paper, contact information of all authors (including name, affiliation, email address and phone number), and an introductory abstract (not longer than 100 words).
  4. Next page should contain a single-spaced, extended abstract with a selected references section (not to exceed 1000 words). The long abstract should provide a summary of the paper, including conceptualization, method, and major findings.
  5. Do not identify yourself on any page of the manuscript other than the title page; make sure that the summary information contained in the file does not contain any references to you (or your co-authors).
  6. Please do not submit a completed paper in this category.
  7. More than one poster abstract may be submitted from an author/group of authors.
  8. Submission deadline for poster session papers is April 10, 2009. Authors of accepted papers will be notified on or before May 15, 2009 and will be requested to revise their abstracts based on reviewer comments.
  9. For papers accepted for the poster paper sessions, an author is expected to:
    • Register for the Research Forum.
    • Prepare a poster for display during the assigned poster paper session (detailed guidelines will be included in the acceptance notification);
    • Bring several copies of the poster paper to give to interested PDMA participants; and,
    • Be available to discuss their work with attendees of the session.

PDMA was established in 1976 by and for people with a professional interest in product innovation. The association comprises over 3,500 members from industry, academia, and consulting organizations from over 30 countries. More information about PDMA can be found at

For all questions about these submission guidelines and the 2008 Research Forum, please contact the Research Forum Co-Chairs:

Gerard J. Tellis
Professor Marketing, Neely Chair in American Enterprise
Director of Center for Global Innovation
The University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, California, 90089-1421

Nukhet Harmancioglu
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Koc University, College of Administrative Sciences and Economics
Sariyer, Istanbul, TURKEY 34450
(90) 212 338 1751