Program Chair: William Newburry, Florida International University,
2021 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

The International Management (IM) Division invites submissions of papers and symposia for the scholarly program of the 2021 Academy of Management annual meeting which will be held virtually from 30 July to 3 August 2021. For the 2021 conference, please note that both PDW and Scholarly sessions will be intermingled and may take place any day during the Annual Meeting. The theme for the 2020 Academy of Management meeting is "Bringing the Manager Back in Management". This theme should be particularly salient to our division members given that managers are the key players in the international management function. 

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. We welcome paper and symposia submission related to any of the topics above, or any topic related to the domain of international management. To learn more about the IM Division, visit our website.

Paper Awards: The IM Division is proud of the outstanding work of our members, and along with our sponsors will present the eight following best paper awards at the 2021 conference. Note that at least one paper author must be an IM Division member to be eligible for these awards. Please submit your best work to the IM Division for award consideration.

  • IM Division CEIBS Best Paper Award
  • IM Division HKUST Best Paper in Global Strategy Award
  • IM Division Best Paper in OB / HRM / OT Award
  • IM Division GWU-CIBER Best Paper on Emerging Markets Award
  • IM Division Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management Best Paper in International Ethics, Social Responsibility, &/or Sustainability Award
  • IM Division CGIO Best Paper in International Corporate Governance Award
  • IM Division Georgetown Best Paper in International Business and Policy
  • Douglas Nigh Award (for interdisciplinary papers by junior scholars) Award
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 panelists 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, 12 January 2021, at 5:00 PM ET (NY time). The Submission Center is open from early December 2020 - 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 and select the IM Division and topic codes that reflect your areas of expertise! We will ask you to review about three submissions between mid-January and mid-February 2021, 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 virtually in summer 2021!

Annual Meeting
Key Dates

2021 Annual Meeting

  • Papers available for viewing: through 31 October 2021

  • Sessions available for viewing: through 31 December 2021

2022 Annual Meeting
5-9 August