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International Management (IM) Call for Submissions

 Call for Submissions 

Program Chair: Jaeyong Song, Seoul National University;

The International Management (IM) Division invites submissions of papers and symposia for the scholarly program of the 2019 Academy of Management annual meeting which will be held in Boston, MA from August 11 to 13.  The theme for the 2019 Academy of Management meeting is "Understanding the Inclusive Organization." This theme is particularly salient for the IM Division, given that members of IM division are from diverse backgrounds and working in organizations in different cultural, economic, and political contexts - and these differences form the core of what we study.

The International Management (IM) Division focuses on the development of theory, research and the practice of management with a cross border or cross cultural dimension. Major topics include, but are not limited to: the cross-border management of operations, including multi-country, multi-unit, strategy formulation and implementation; evolving forms and management practices in cross-border business; the cross-border differential impact of cultural, social, economic, technological, political, and other institutional forces on strategies, organizational forms, and management practices; the international competitiveness of firms, industries, and nations; and comparative management studies involving two or more countries. To learn more about the IM Division, visit our website at

Submissions: We welcome paper and symposia submission related to these topics.  Top submissions are nominated for the many IM Division paper awards, which recognize work on emerging markets, ethics/ social responsibility/ sustainability, global strategy, interdisciplinary work by young scholars, international corporate governance, and OB/ HRM/ OT; see  for details. In addition to papers, please consider submitting symposium proposals that explore interesting topics using innovative perspectives and a variety of theoretical lenses. Symposia offer the opportunity to examine interfaces by engaging in meaningful and highly-interactive dialogue among the panellists and with the audience, in clear contrast to the more unidirectional nature of paper presentations.

Submission deadline: All paper and symposium submissions must be completed by Tuesday, 15th January 2019, at 5pm New York time. The submission system is open from late November 2018 - so there is plenty of time to avoid the last-minute rush! Submission guidelines are available on the AOM website (

Reviewing: If you submit a paper, we also expect you to sign up to review. Thank you in advance. Please sign up at and select the IM Division and topic codes that reflect your areas of expertise! I will ask you to review about three submissions between 21st January and 15th February 2019, and to provide the authors with thoughtful and constructive comments that are developmental in nature.

With your excellent paper and symposium submissions - and your invaluable assistance with the reviewing process - we will have yet another interesting and thought-provoking IM program. See you in Boston!

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