STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (STR)
Program Chair: Timothy B. Folta, University of Connecticut; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 https://aom.org/annualmeeting/theme/.
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
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
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 https://review.aom.org/.
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 https://aom.org/annualmeeting/review/.
With your help, I'm looking forward to a great STR program in 2019.
Hope to see you in Boston next August!