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AMD Special Research Forum: A Whole Different Ball Game-Exploring the Modern Organizational Context Through the Lens of Sports

  • 1.  AMD Special Research Forum: A Whole Different Ball Game-Exploring the Modern Organizational Context Through the Lens of Sports

    Posted 11-16-2021 15:34
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    AMD Editor-in-Chief: Kevin W. Rockmann, George Mason University

    Guest Editors:

    Thomas P. Moliterno, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    Paolo Aversa, City, University of London

    Dmitry Sharapov, Imperial College London

    Matthew S. Bothner, ESMT Berlin

    Celia Moore, Imperial College London

    Rory Eckardt, Binghamton University

    Sports represent a microcosm of society that both embodies and reflects the broader societal context in which they operate. For example, the ubiquity of sports, sports figures, and the sports calendar have drawn attention to the #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements, employee COVID-19 vaccine mandates, and other social and political issues.

    This SRF aims to showcase outstanding empirical contributions that explore and illuminate recent and relevant modern organizational phenomena through the empirical examination of sports settings. For this SRF, we take a very broad definition of "sports settings" to include professional and amateur teams and leagues; leisure, fitness, and well-being activities, such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness; physical and virtual competitions (e.g., e-sports, online sports betting, sports entertainment); and settings combining multiple dimensions (e.g., online interaction during live sports events). We welcome qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method contributions, as well as contributions across individual, team, organizational, institutional, and societal levels of analysis. Researchers working in the full range of scholarly paradigms (i.e., economic, critical, and behavioural, etc.) are encouraged to submit their high-quality scholarship. 

    Initial Submission Window: 1 December 2022 to 1 January 2023

    Dedicated information sessions and workshops with the editorial team will be run at the 2022 AOM Conference and in other venues: attendance is recommended for anyone considering a submission to this AMD Special Forum. Dates, locations, and other related information will be announced in the coming months.

    For more information: https://aom.org/events/event-calendar/event-detail/2021/12/01/higher-logic-calendar/amd-special-research-forum-a-whole-different-ball-game-exploring-the-modern-organizational-content-through-the-lens-of-sports

    Kevin W. Rockmann, PhD
    Professor of Management and Dean's Scholar
    Editor-in-Chief, Academy of Management Discoveries
    PhD Program Director
    George Mason University
    School of Business
    Fairfax Square, Office 252
    9900 Main Street, MSN 1E6
    Fairfax, Virginia 22031