Program Chair: Peter G. Klein, Baylor University; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Entrepreneurship Division invites paper and symposium
proposals for the 2019 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in
Boston, 9-13 August 2019. Proposals should fit the domain of the
Entrepreneurship Division which includes not only the phenomena of
self-employment, new-venture formation, small-business management,
innovation, and firm growth but also more general ideas about the
recognition, analysis, and exploitation of perceived
entrepreneurial opportunities; the nature of novelty, creativity,
and innovativeness among individuals and organizations; and how
people and groups exercise judgment under uncertainty.
This year's conference theme is "Understanding the
Inclusive Organization." Inclusion refers here to
organizations, markets, and systems that encourage participation
from a broad and diverse set of people and communities.
Entrepreneurship and innovation are critical for understanding the
emergence of new organizational forms such as platforms and
ecosystems, worker empowerment and flatter managerial hierarchies,
decentralized and open innovation systems, and similar arrangements
that foster inclusion, decentralization, and participation.
Platform companies like Uber and Airbnb rely on self-employed
entrepreneurs and property owners to provide labor; social media
firms distribute user-generated, rather than firm-generated,
content; and large retailers such as Alibaba and eBay create large
communities among independent buyers, sellers, and service
providers. Communities, industries, and entire economies are
increasingly reliant on a diverse set of entrepreneurs and
entrepreneurial ventures to foster growth and development. As such,
entrepreneurship is at the forefront off today's most important
social and economic issues.
Submission guidelines and instructions are here.
While we are particularly interested in submissions that relate to
the conference theme, papers and symposia on any aspect of
entrepreneurship are welcome.
Paper and symposium proposals are due Tuesday, January
15, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). The submission
system will open in late November 2018.
Reviewers needed: We encourage submitters
to volunteer to review for the Entrepreneurship division. The Division needs at least 1,500
reviewers and your help is appreciated! The reviewer sign-up system
opens in late October 2018.
Division Awards: The Entrepreneurship Division
recognizes several best paper awards: best conceptual paper, best
empirical paper, best family business paper, and best social
entrepreneurship paper, as well as two best dissertation
Submission Process: All submissions must be made
through the AOM submission website found at https://aom.org/annualmeeting/submission/.
The submission system opens in late November 2018. Please review
all submission guidelines and formatting instructions carefully
before submitting. If any guidelines or formatting instructions are
not met, the submission cannot be reviewed. Please direct any
questions to email@example.com.