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Health Care Management (HCM) Call for Submissions

 Call for Submissions 

Program Chair: Sara Singer, Stanford University;

Specific domain: The HCM division invites symposium and paper submissions addressing any aspect of the healthcare industry. Topics include management of health care providers and organizations, related firms such as pharmaceutical firms, medical device suppliers, and community service providers; role of non-health related firms on health; public policy issues, such as access to care; competition, cost control, quality, and safety of care, and their implications for managers; health care finance, insurance design, incentives, and marketing; comparisons of health care across countries; empirical or conceptual applications of theory in health care organizations; and development of organizational theory from studies conducted in health care settings.

Special Instructions: In addition to submissions addressing the HCM domain, the HCM division also encourages papers and symposia focused on the 2019 conference theme, Understanding the Inclusive Organization. Inclusive organizations are open systems of opportunity in which all stakeholders have access to information, resources, and the capacity to fully contribute to their functioning. The 2019 theme invites members to understand the inclusive organization by answering such questions as: What is inclusive practice? What are the effects of inclusion on employee, organizational, or societal outcomes? How can we create more inclusive environments? Submissions addressing the theme in these or other ways related to health care management are welcome.

Symposia proposals are particularly encouraged, as they provide conference attendees a coherent, focused session of either a series of authored papers explicitly linked to a common theme, or a group of panelists engaged in a formal interactive discussion around particular issues or questions.

The HCM division also encourages submissions from PhD students. Papers with a PhD student as the first or sole author should be clearly identified at the time of submission. We also encourage papers that are earlier in development that would benefit from collegial discussion.

Division Awards

The HCM division honors the following papers:

Best Health Care Management Paper, sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Outstanding Paper Based on a Dissertation To be considered for this award a paper must be sole-authored and identified at the time of submission as eligible for the Newman Award.

Best Health Care Management Theory-to-Practice Paper, sponsored by Health Care Management Review.  This award encourages papers relevant to the practicing health care manager.  To be considered for this award a paper must be designated as "Practice" oriented at the time of submission.

Best Global Health Care Management Paper, sponsored by the Emerald Publishing Group  and the Journal of Health Organization and Management. To be considered for this award a paper must be global and identified at the time of submission as eligible for the Dexter Award.

Submission Process: All submissions must be made through the AOM submission system website. The submission system will open in late November 2018. The submission deadline is January 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time) (but earlier submissions are encouraged).

Please carefully review all the submission guidelines and formatting instructions  before submitting. If any of the guidelines or formatting instructions are not met, the submission cannot be reviewed. Please, note that there is limited space on the scholarly program; therefore, not all submissions will be accepted. All submissions will nevertheless make an important contribution to the HCM division, as the number of submissions impacts future allocation of time on the program. If your paper is accepted, you are committing to attend the scholarly program in Boston, Sunday August 11 through Tuesday August 13, 2019.

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