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Management History (MH) Call for Submissions

 Call for Submissions 

Program Chair: Andrew Cardow, Massey University;

The Management History (MH) Division is a wide ranging network of scholars interested in the antecedents of modern business practice and thought.  We invite submissions of empirical and conceptual papers, as well as proposals for symposia (including panel discussions, debates, and roundtables), for consideration for inclusion in the division's scholarly program. We encourage submissions from all members of the academy interested in devoting or sharing their work in management history broadly defined.

As there is an element of history within every division in the Academy, the division is open to a variety of methodological approaches and themes ranging from historical events in management practice (empirical focus) to studies that engage with historiography, philosophies of history, and the history of ideas and management thought (theoretical orientation).  In this spirit, the MH Division welcomes scholarly contributions that generate meaningful and original contributions in history from across all AOM divisions' interest groups. In this vein submissions for sessions sponsored jointly with other Academy divisions are regarded as particularly attractive, and highly encouraged. The MH Division encourages submissions from doctoral students. Papers with a PhD student as the first or sole author should be clearly identified when submitted to allow identification of possible winners of the Best Graduate Student Paper.

The MH scholarly sessions in the 2019 Academy of Management conference will be held between the 11th and 13th August in Boston MA. In addition to submissions addressing the MH domain, we also encourage papers and symposia focused on the conference theme, "understanding the inclusive organisation."  

The division has a number of awards that submitters may be eligible; they are listed below.

Management History Division Awards

John F. Mee Award for Best Contribution to Management History

Journal of Management History Best International Paper Award

SAGE Publishers Award forBest MH Division Paper in Leadership

Ronald B. Shuman Award for Best Graduate Student Paper

MH Division Best Reviewer Awards

The MH Division also nominates a best paper on an international subject or theme for the Academy's Carolyn Dexter Award, and a best student paper for their William H. Newman Award; consistent with the criteria for those honours. Authors that believe their papers are eligible for any of these awards should self-nominate when submitting to ensure they are included in that selection process.

All divisional awards will be presented at the MH business meeting held during the annual conference (see the Online Program for its date, time, and location).

Call for Reviewers

Please sign up ( to review for us!  The success of the both the Scholarly paper and PDW programs depends upon your active involvement, especially your participation in the peer-review process. We deeply appreciate your willingness to volunteer and contribute to the Academy and Division by providing considered and timely reviews, and the guidance your reviews provide authors in improving their work.  Your reviewing contributions may be recognized through a Best Reviewer Award.

You may sign up starting in mid-October, please visit the AOM reviewer signup website. We will ask you to review three submissions between mid-January and mid-February. As far as possible, we'll assign papers in areas of your expertise as noted from the topic codes you've indicated.

Submission Process

The deadline for submission is January 15th, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). Detailed instructions for the online submission process will be available on the submission website when it opens on late November 2018. Note that the MH Division follows the general submission requirements ( of the Academy of Management. Symposium sessions can be either Panel Symposia or Presenter Symposia. Details of the requirements for each session type are outlined in the Conference Call for Submissions. Keep in mind that developing symposia (including panel discussions) with broad appeal to 3 divisions (and submitting to all 3) increases the chance of having your symposia accepted.

For any inquiries concerning your submission, please contact Andrew Cardow ( We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you in Boston next August!


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