Welcome to the homepage for the Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop, "Lean Startups and Innovation Strategy: Towards a New Paradigm?"

The abstract for the workshop is as follows:

Over the past ten years there has been a quiet revolution in how entrepreneurs think about business planning and innovation. The ‘Lean Startup’ process and the ‘Business Model Canvas’ have become widely used tools for entrepreneurs, and the principles they embody have guided many new venture launches and product innovations. Many established corporations have attempted to adopt or adapt these practices for their in-house innovation efforts, with varying levels of success. Academic work explicitly addressing the Lean Startup method is, however, scarce. Is this because the underlying principles of the Lean Startup method are already present in the academic literature, just under different labels? Or is there a research-reality gap? What new research questions does the Lean Startup movement open up? And are large companies wise to be trying this practice? This PDW will fuel a discussion of these issues. A panel of leading scholars will share their perspectives on interesting directions for future research. Following this, participants will have the chance to interact with the panelists and with each other in a roundtable discussion, exchanging ideas and getting feedback on the viability of possible research topics.

The workshop is scheduled for 2pm-4:30pm on Saturday 5th August, in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Regency Ballroom V, as part of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants will need to be registered for the AOM Annual Meeting here; and please pre-register on the PDW registration site