UPDATE (27/3/20): Because of the current concerns around COVID-19 in Australia, the AMJ Paper and Idea Development Workshop is being postponed to later this year. Thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to seeing you when we confirm a rescheduled date.

The editorial team of the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) invites applications for a Paper and Idea Development Workshop to be hosted by The University of Queensland Business School in Brisbane on Thursday 2 April 2020. The goals of the workshop are to provide information about the AMJ review process and develop ideas and working manuscripts with the aim of later submission for review at AMJ. Consistent with the mission of AMJ, submissions on all management-relevant topics are invited for the workshop, with a particular focus on qualitative methods at any level of analysis, and quantitative research on micro topics.

About the workshop

The one-day workshop will include presentations by members of AMJ’s editorial team, Deputy Editor Jennifer Howard-Grenville, and Associate Editors Andrew Nelson and Ivona Hedig. It will also feature a discussion between an editor and author of a recently-accepted AMJ article, as well as roundtable discussions with participants. There is no fee for attending the workshop. A tentative agenda is below.

Tentative program

Thursday 2 April 2020

8.30–9am Registration and opening remarks
9–9.30am Overview of AMJ – Jennifer Howard-Grenville (Deputy Editor)
9.30–10.30am  Getting through the review process. The editor and the author’s perspectives
10.30–11am Refreshment break
11am–12.30pm  Paper development roundtables with assigned editors & current & former editorial board members*
12.30–2pm  Lunch
2–3pm Paper development roundtables with assigned editors & current & former editorial board members
3–3.30pm  Refreshment break
3.30–5pm  Presentations and Q&A by AMJ editors on theoretical contribution, empirical considerations, and publishing qualitative work in the journal
5–6.30pm  Reception for participants

* Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Andrew Nelson, Ivona Hideg, Paula Jarzabkowski, Neal Ashkanasy, and others to be confirmed

Application process and deadline

Participation is by application only. Interested scholars should register and submit an extended abstract (between 5 and 10 pages of text) of their project proposal by 6 February 2020. Submissions from both faculty and doctoral students are welcome. Your submitted abstract should describe the project, the intended theoretical contribution, the research design, the empirical approach, and the status of the project idea to date.

It is possible to attend the workshop without submitting an extended abstract. In this instance, please submit your CV by the submission deadline. Please note that registrations with extended abstract submissions will take priority over those without abstract submissions. All participants will be informed of acceptance by 10 February 2020.

If you have any questions and inquiries, please contact Hannah Webb.

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