ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT THEORY (OMT)
Program Chair: Renate Meyer, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business; email@example.com
The 2019 Academy of Management meetings in Boston,
Massachusetts, USA will run from August 9th - August
13th, 2019. The OMT Executive Board thanks all of our
members who have submitted and volunteered in prior years to make
OMT the place to be! We are counting on you to continue submitting
your best research papers and most creative symposia. We especially
invite PhD students and faculty who have not yet submitted research
to the Academy or to the OMT Division before. The OMT Division
aspires to advance robust theoretical understanding of
organizations, organizing, and management and encompasses a diverse
range of theories, topics, and people. Our membership is eager to
engage with new ideas and to welcome new members.
Specific Domain: Organization and management
theory involves building and testing theory about organizations,
management, and organizing processes at multiple levels including
intra-organizational relations, organization-environment relations,
and the role of organizations in society. OMT scholarship
undergirds research and teaching across various domains such as
management, organizational behavior, strategy, entrepreneurship,
innovation, sustainability, and human resources. In addition,
popular theories and topics in recent years have included networks
and embeddedness; innovation and creativity; organizational design
and new organizational forms; decision making; inequality; economic
sociology; sensemaking, learning and routines; paradoxes; social
change; ethics and responsibility; culture; capabilities;
institutional theory and institutional logics; pluralism;
categories and categorization; corporate governance and top
management teams; power and dependence; work and occupations;
identity and identity work; social movements; alternatives to
capitalism; practice and process theories of organizing. More
information about the division can be found on the OMT website
Special Instructions: OMT encourages the submission of
symposia or papers that develop new theory or that apply our
existing theory base to emerging management domains. The division
celebrates theoretical novelty, methodological pluralism,
international research collaborations, and linkages between theory
and practice. Submissions focused on this year's Academy
theme - Understanding the
Inclusive Organization - are particularly encouraged. If
you have questions about the appropriateness of your submission for
OMT, please feel free to contact the Program Chair. The submission
system opens in late November 2018, and closes on Tuesday, January
9, 2019 at 5pm ET (NY Time).
Reviewing for OMT: The norm in the
collegial community of OMT is that if you submit a paper or
symposium that you also help to develop the program by signing up to
review. The sign-up system opens in late October 2018 - so sign
up soon before you forget! The success of the OMT program relies
upon your active participation in the review process. Your reviewer
assignment will be based on the keywords that you indicate are your
areas of expertise. Thank you for your willingness to volunteer and
contribute to the program in this important way by providing
thoughtful and timely reviews. If you have not yet had a chance to
review, 2019 is the year to start!
OMT Division Awards
Each year the OMT Division presents a number of awards at the
Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
Scholar Award recognizes scholars who have been
central to the intellectual development of the field of
organization and management theory.
Martin Trailblazer Award recognizes scholars who
have blazed trails and paved the way for new ideas during the
course of their careers (given every other year; to be given in
Educator Award recognizes scholars who have had a
significant impact through their teaching and interactions with
students (given every other year; to be given in 2019).
Published Paper Award recognizes a journal
article published in the previous year that advances our
theoretical understanding of organizations, organizing, and
The Best Paper
Award recognizes an empirical or conceptual paper
submitted to the annual meeting that offers significant
contributions to the field of organization and management
Louis Pondy Best Dissertation Paper
Award recognizes the best paper based on a
dissertation in the refereed scholarly program.
International Paper Award recognizes research
regarding themes and content of interest internationally.
The Best Paper on
Environmental and Social Practices recognizes
research that advances our understanding of environmental and
social dimensions of organizing.
The Best OMT
Entrepreneurship Paper recognizes a paper in the
scholarly program that advances understanding of entrepreneurship
drawing on organization and management theory.
The Best Student
Paper recognizes a paper authored solely by
students and included in the refereed program.
The Best Symposium
Award recognizes an event submitted to the annual
meeting that stimulates, integrates, or extends discussions about
organization and management theory.
Committee Award recognizes the valuable service
provided by the most dedicated members of the research
The Above and Beyond the Call
of Duty (ABCD) Award recognizes reviewers who
were deemed worthy of special acknowledgment for the helpfulness,
extensiveness and insight of their reviews.