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AMD Paper Development Workshop

Peter Bamberger
Tel Aviv University


Marlys Christianson
University of Toronto

Paul Ingram
Columbia University

Jennifer S. Mueller
University of San Diego

Sandra Robinson
University of British Columbia

Junqi (Jason) Shi
Sun Yat-sen University

Christopher L. Tucci
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Gail Whiteman
Lancaster University


Susan Zaid
Academy of Management

Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY
November 18, 2017

Before you submit your extended abstract please make sure that your
extended abstract is appropriate for AMD by reading AMD’s
Information for Contributors guidelines and the FAQs.

The Editors of the Academy of Management Discoveries (AMD) – the journal for
empirical exploration in management and organizations
– invite submissions for
its first US-based regional paper development workshop. The purpose of this
workshop is to help authors develop their ideas for papers that may ultimately
be submitted for review in AMD.

About the Workshop
This half-day event will include presentations by AMD’s editorial team and AMD
authors as well as roundtable, hands-on paper development discussions.

Presentation Topics

  • Abductive reasoning, plausibility and the distinctive nature of AMD papers
  • Surfacing phenomenon: Phenomenology and scale development research in AMD
  • How to publish experimental research in AMD
  • Using big data and data exploration as a basis for theoretical insight
  • Is there a role for induction in AMD

Roundtable Paper Development Sessions

  • Up to 4 papers presented, discussed and developed at each table
  • Each table discussion led by a current or founding AMD Associate Editor
  • Tables open to both paper authors and non-author participants
  • Discussions will focus on framing, methodological rigor, empirical follow-up, interpretation, and specifying directions for down-the-road theorizing



8:45–9:45 AM

On the “Too Much Theory” Problem: Using Data to Surface Phenomenon, Generate Plausible Explanation, and Offer Insight into Anomalies


Reviewing Discoveries: How to Get Your Work Published in AMD


BREAK – Coffee/Tea/Soda/light snacks

10:45–1:00 PM

Break-out sessions for paper review and development
(one or two sequences depending on the number of papers received)   

  • Two sequences, each for 1 hour.  
  • In each sequence, each AE gives feedback on 3-4 papers. Authors give a 5 minute presentation to the group. 
  • This is followed by 10-15 minutes of AE feedback.

REGISTRATION and Application to the Workshops
Link to register and/or upload your extended abstract.

  • As space is limited, preference will be given first to those whose papers are being discussed in the roundtables. Additional spots will be allocated on the basis of first come, first served.
  • Those who wish to have their paper reviewed and discussed should submit an extended abstract (between 5 and 10 pages of text) of their papers or paper ideas by October 24 Abstracts will be accepted on a competitive basis.
  • The abstract should provide a synopsis of the research question, its relevance and significance, a statement relating to the limited ability of extant concepts and/or theory to provide a coherent response to that question, the empirical approach, and the implications of the findings for down-the-road theorizing.
  • Those who wish to participate in the workshop without submitting a paper for review and discussion need only register. (Select “No” on the form)

Please contact Peter Bamberger ( with questions and inquiries.

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AMD paper development workshops around the globe!

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