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SIM Research Development Workshop at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, August 10, 2019
Do you have a draft paper in the broad Social Issues in Management (SIM) field that would benefit from an in-depth developmental review by leading scholars in the subject?
Do you have a great research idea but want feedback on how best to refine it into an impactful project?
The SIM Research Development Workshop brings together SIM researchers to:
(1) Improve manuscripts prior to their submission to high-quality management journals; and
(2) Provide an opportunity to meet, discuss and get expert feedback on early ideas for research projects in the SIM field.
The purpose of both sessions is to exchange ideas, get feedback, and identify possible collaboration projects with others.
This year we are also fortunate to have a brilliant pool of mentors to achieve these goals: Kathy Rehbein, Andrew Crane, Jill Brown, Colin Higgins, Vanessa Hill, Katherina Pattit, Mike Barnett, Nikolay Dentchev, Rich Wokutch, Robert Phillips, Virginia Gerde, Mike Russo, Mike Brown, Steve Brammer, Daniel Arenas and Julia Roloff.
Please note: We will do our best to find you the best match but we cannot guarantee you will all be assigned to the mentors you want.
(1) Manuscript Development
The Manuscript Development session brings together SIM researchers to improve manuscripts prior to their submission to high-quality management journals. Our mentoring team includes top scholars with successful track records in publishing ethics, corporate responsibility, stakeholder and related work in leading management and ethics journals. They are all current and former editors, associate editors, editorial advisory board members, and experienced reviewers for top journals.
We will pair you with these experienced scholars to explore how your manuscript-in-progress might be refined to achieve publication in your target journal(s). The best part is that you get to discuss your work with them face-to-face, with time to explain and clarify different points before you commit to the rigors of a blind review.
Acceptance to the Manuscript Development session is competitive. Applicants should submit their papers to the organizers by June 6, 2019. We will then select the best submissions and notify those accepted by July 8, 2019. Once a paper is accepted, we will assign it to one or two mentors who will have comments ready for feedback and discussion during this session.
We are looking for works-in-progress. Applicants' submissions should range from 20 to 40 pages in length, including references, tables, figures, and so forth. Pre-registration is required for this session, and we will send an approval code upon manuscript acceptance. You may send a paper that is being presented at the AOM or another conference but not a manuscript that is currently under review for a journal. Manuscripts should be submitted as Word documents (not PDF files), and should NOT be anonymous.
Please send your manuscript by June 6, 2019, to email@example.com, indicating "For the Manuscript Development session" in the subject line.
(2) Early Research Ideas
The Early Research Ideas session is dedicated to key and up-and-coming areas of research in the SIM field, assigning a senior scholar to serve as topic leader for each area. Applicants will have the opportunity to submit their ideas for new research projects and/or papers in each area prior to the conference. We will select high-potential ideas to be included in the session. During the latter, the topic leaders will present their ideas regarding interesting new research topics in the specific areas and, together with the rest of the participants, provide feedback on the ideas submitted beforehand.
Our mentoring team includes top scholars who have successfully published work in the ethics, corporate responsibility, stakeholder, and related topics in high-quality management and ethics journals. They are all current and former editors, associate editors, editorial advisory board members, and experienced reviewers for top journals.
Acceptance to the Early Research Ideas session is competitive. Applicants should submit an abstract (no more than 1-2 pages) to the organizers by June 6, 2019. We will select the best submissions and send acceptance notifications by July 8, 2019. After accepting a research idea (abstract), we will assign it to a mentor who will have comments ready for feedback and discussion during the session. Abstracts are expected to contain ideas for new research and papers which have not been presented previously at the AOM or any other conference and are not currently under review for a journal. Abstracts should NOT be anonymous.
Please send your abstract by June 6, 2019, as a Word document (not PDF file) to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating 'For the Early Research Ideas" session in the subject line.
Both the Manuscript Development and Early Research Ideas sessions are part of the same workshop, scheduled for Saturday, August 10th, 2019, from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Grand Ballroom Salon ABC.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laura Albareda (LUT School of Business and Management, Finland) at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your manuscripts and seeing you in Boston!
Laura Albareda, Chair, SIM Research Committee
Jim Weber, Vice-Chair, SIM Research Committee
School of Business and Management
LUT – Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology
LUT webpage: https://research.lut.fi/converis/portal/Person/9585024?auxfun=&lang=en_GB