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Strategic Management (STR) Call for Submissions

 Call for Submissions 

Program Chair: Timothy B. Folta, University of Connecticut;

I hope you are already thinking ahead and looking forward to the 2019 Academy of Management annual meeting to be held in Boston from August 9 to 13. The overall AOM conference theme is Understanding the Inclusive Organization. As Strategic Management scholars, our research and teaching highlight that inclusive business approaches are fundamental to sustainable economic growth. Accordingly, we look forward to receiving submissions addressing this broad theme, including issues related to how organizational structures, cultures, and/or identities contribute to organizational inclusiveness; how inclusiveness affects firm outcomes; and whether the meaning or import of inclusion differs across stakeholder groups. Consider how topics such as corporate strategy and governance; international and emerging-market strategy; alliances, networks, acquisitions and other inter- or intra-organizational relationships; business models; competitive and cooperative interactions; open and collaborative innovation; resource and capability procurement and deployment; non-market strategy and sustainability; competitive and industry dynamics; and various other strategy issues play a role in elevating inclusion in firms or in society. For more information about the AOM theme and the conference in general, please visit

Given the size and diversity of STR membership, related sessions are combined into tracks. This structure helps to foster interaction among scholars working within particular research domains. It also helps to make a large conference feel a bit smaller, and reduces time conflicts and distance travelled among sessions on related research topics. I will be continuing in this tradition, with the help of volunteers who will be serving as STR Track Chairs for the 2019 conference. In addition, we will organize a large number of symposium and selected shared paper sessions to encourage work in emerging areas of research and to stimulate valuable conversations across disciplines and divisions. This will give our members great opportunities to learn about new developments in different research domains and to build new connections across research streams.

Submissions: I would like to thank our continuing members and scholars who have submitted in prior years to STR. Your contributions enrich our community. Please continue submitting your best research papers and most creative symposia! We also encourage Ph.D. students or other scholars who have not yet submitted research to the Academy or to the Division to do so. Please also consider organizing a symposium, which provide a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with others, engage in meaningful scholarly dialogue, and highlight important topics. The most attractive symposia are those that are novel, combine different theoretical lenses or research methodologies, rigorously examine new phenomena from different angles, or throw a new light on old phenomena. Note that the scholarly program runs from August 11-13, so please plan accordingly.

Submission Deadline: The submission deadline for next year's conference is Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5pm EST (New York time). The submission system opens in late November , 2018. Please consult the Academy of Management website for useful submission information, and note that the STR Division maintains the same submission requirements as the Academy of Management.


Call for Reviewers

Every year, the success of the STR program at the Academy of Management meeting depends on the papers and symposia that you, members or prospective members of the division, contribute. But that is not all! The success also depends critically on your active involvement as reviewers for the scholarly program.

Please, please, please sign up to review for STR! The program would be impossible to assemble without the essential input of hundreds of reviewers, and reviewing offers members the opportunity to contribute and develop as reviewers. I count on, and thank you in advance, for your willingness to volunteer and contribute to the program by providing thoughtful and timely reviews. You will be able to sign up as a reviewer via Please reserve STR in your schedule already as a division for which you will serve as reviewer, and sign up now (you will be able to sign up to review for no more than two divisions). The STR Division will ask you to review at most two to three submissions between January 15 and February 13, 2019. Your reviewer assignment will be based on the topic codes that you indicate to represent your areas of expertise. This ensures an efficient and productive experience when reviewing for STR! More resources for reviewers are available at With your help, I'm looking forward to a great STR program in 2019. Hope to see you in Boston next August!


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