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Midwest Academy of Management - Call for Papers - Due July 3

  • 1.  Midwest Academy of Management - Call for Papers - Due July 3

    Posted 05-26-2023 20:10

    Greetings from the Midwest Academy of Management!<o:p></o:p>

    We would like to cordially invite you to submit your current and in progress work and to join us at our annual meeting this fall in Chicago, Illinois.  Voted the "Best Big City in the US" six years in a row, there are a lot of reasons to #choosechicago ! 
    Will you join us?<o:p></o:p>

    The deadline for submissions is – JULY 3rd!<o:p></o:p>

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    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 66th<o:p></o:p>


    Hosted by University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)<o:p></o:p>

    October 12-14, 2023<o:p></o:p>



    Conference Theme:
    Reimagining the Academy: Creating and shaping innovation in dynamic environments<o:p></o:p>

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    As members of the Academy, we are experiencing seismic transformation in all aspects of our<o:p></o:p>

    professional work. As researchers live in a data abundance era. Sophisticated data analytics<o:p></o:p>

    methodologies and large datasets about a wide range of research areas are easily accessible to all. With<o:p></o:p>

    renewed capabilities to reveal new insights with big data, machine learning, and non‐parametric analysis<o:p></o:p>

    there is a growing potential to challenge the boundaries of extant theories. In addition to contributing<o:p></o:p>

    new knowledge in our field we are responsible to be vigilant and more transparent than ever about how<o:p></o:p>

    we use data. Tackling this new environment will require innovative approaches to test the relevance and<o:p></o:p>

    endurance of past empirical studies.<o:p></o:p>

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    The teaching/pedagogies/curricular fronts are also experiencing critical shifts. We have emerged anew<o:p></o:p>

    from the pandemic, having adapted to novel pedagogical approaches. At the same time, the number of<o:p></o:p>

    graduates from universities is not adequate to meet the growing demand for a workforce, especially in<o:p></o:p>

    the professional and technology‐adjacent disciplines. However, this gap is being filled by many<o:p></o:p>

    education and training providers. We are therefore competing against disrupters who are challenging<o:p></o:p>

    the relevance of college education. To cope with this environment, we have no choice but to reimagine<o:p></o:p>

    pathways to student success in the workplace. This work involves reimagining what, who, and how we<o:p></o:p>

    create and shape our educational offerings to meet the needs of today's learners including collaborative<o:p></o:p>

    approaches with industry partners.<o:p></o:p>

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    The third pillar of the Academy – service/engagement is also experiencing new demands. We are being<o:p></o:p>

    asked to continue re‐examining how our work impacts the business world and society in general.<o:p></o:p>

    Engagement in society to address challenges of emerging threats is now perhaps a significant<o:p></o:p>

    responsibility of the academy. We are responsible to contribute in an honest, ethical, and non‐partisan<o:p></o:p>

    manner to the grave issues facing the society. In an environment flooded with narratives posing as the<o:p></o:p>

    truth, we are at the forefront of shaping the narratives and inspiring the younger generations to become<o:p></o:p>

    engaged citizens.<o:p></o:p>

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    We are inviting all members of the academy – researchers, educators, students, and practitioners to<o:p></o:p>

    present their work that inspires us to reimagine our role, creates new opportunities to explore and<o:p></o:p>

    shapes our worldview.<o:p></o:p>

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    In addition to the thematic papers, we invite you to submit to the traditional academic disciplinary<o:p></o:p>

    tracks as well as the recently introduced Business Practitioner track. The business practitioner track<o:p></o:p>

    specifically invites practicing business professionals to engage in advancing thought leadership through<o:p></o:p>

    their submission of short reflective and insightful essays (5‐12 pg.) that address the conference theme,<o:p></o:p>

    from their practice perspective. We also invite submissions to a poster presentation track to highlight<o:p></o:p>

    faculty‐mentored undergraduate research projects.<o:p></o:p>

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    We welcome collaborative paper sessions, professional development workshops, symposiums, and<o:p></o:p>

    other sessions related to the theme. Submit your research papers, symposia proposals, professional<o:p></o:p>

    development workshop proposals, short papers, and other creative works.<o:p></o:p>

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    Deadline for submissions – July 3, 2023<o:p></o:p>

    Acceptance decisions will be made by early August 2023.<o:p></o:p>

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    Program Chair:<o:p></o:p>

    Ranjan Karri<o:p></o:p>

    Director of Academic Affairs<o:p></o:p>

    Discovery Partners Institute<o:p></o:p>

    Professor Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship<o:p></o:p>

    University of Illinois Springfield<o:p></o:p>

    Email: karri.ranjan@uis.edu<o:p></o:p>

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    Thursday - Oct 12:<o:p></o:p>

    Doctoral Consortium<o:p></o:p>

    Doctoral Consortium<o:p></o:p>

    The Midwest Doctoral Consortium will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023. If you are a currently<o:p></o:p>

    enrolled doctoral student in business or a related area and are interested in attending, please send an<o:p></o:p>

    email to the Coordinators – Dr. Bart Sharp (bsharp1@niu.edu), with the following information:<o:p></o:p>

    Name, University, Program description (DBA, Ph.D., etc.), Program area (i.e., OD, OB, HR,<o:p></o:p>

    Strategy, etc.), and Program Status or expected completion date (e.g., May 2023) In addition, you<o:p></o:p>

    should indicate what your specific interest would be from the doctoral consortium. The coordinator<o:p></o:p>

    will respond to you with additional information. Doctoral students will have to become members of<o:p></o:p>

    Midwest Academy of Management. They will be eligible for the best papers submitted to the<o:p></o:p>


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    Academic conferences depend on their reviewers. All reviewers will be acknowledged in the<o:p></o:p>

    conference program book for their contribution. Those who provide substantive comments will be<o:p></o:p>

    considered for Outstanding Reviewer recognition.<o:p></o:p>

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    To sign up as a Reviewer, go to https://www.openconf.org/mwaom2023/openconf.php: Go down<o:p></o:p>

    to Review and Program Committees, find Sign Up, type in the word reviewer2023 for the Keycode,<o:p></o:p>

    click Enter. You can sign up to review up to four tracks. Fill in your information and select the<o:p></o:p>

    appropriate track(s) you would like to review for and submit the form. (Please signup to review<o:p></o:p>

    proposals in your discipline as well as for the Toward Impactful Research/Short Papers Track).
    Any <o:p></o:p>
    additional questions regarding being a reviewer can be sent to Carla Flores (ccflores@bsu.edu).<o:p></o:p>

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    Submission Deadline: Monday, July 3, 2023, 11:59 pm EST<o:p></o:p>


    In addition to the traditional academic disciplinary tracks, again this year, we are hosting a track for professionals in Business Practice the Business Practice track for practicing professionals. This track specifically invites practicing business professionals to engage in advancing thought leadership through their submission of short reflective and insightful essays (max 12 pages) that address the conference theme, from their practice perspective.  These short essays could then turn into white papers, blog posts, LinkedIn articles, keynote speeches, podcast content, or practice-based scholarly publications. Practicing professionals in this track benefit from the dialog and feedback from reviewers and conference attendees, and the partnering opportunities to collaborate with academic scholars on future research or scholarly practice publications.<o:p></o:p>

    We welcome collaborative paper sessions, professional development workshops, symposiums, and other sessions related to the theme. Submit your research papers, symposia proposals, professional development workshop proposals, short papers, and other creative works.  Acceptance decisions will be made by early August 2023.  <o:p></o:p>

    For formatting and submission guidelines, go to https://www.mwaom.org/conferences/guidelines-for-all-submissions/<o:p></o:p>

    To submit a proposal, go to:  <o:p></o:p>


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    Ronda Smith
    Assistant Professor of Management
    Florida Institute of Technology

    Midwest Academy of Management - CARMA Affiliate Liaison, 2021 - 2022
    Membership Chair, 2018 - 2021