Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (UTC-5/GMT-5)
Management Consulting Division (MC) is a division of the Academy of Management. The membership of MC comprises scholar-practitioners in public and private sectors, including higher educational institutions spread around the world. The mission of MC is to bridge the gap between theory and practice in all areas of management through a pluralistic approach to understanding and applying management knowledge. The purpose of the MC is to advance the knowledge and understanding of management consulting through teaching, research and publication, and active consulting practices. The division recognizes the vast disciplinary fields related to consulting, including human resources management and management of human potential, organization behavior, change management, leadership, supply chain management, health care management, digital transformation, financial management, project management, risk management, entrepreneurship, education, public policy development and governance, strategy, philanthropy, globalization, and a host of other fields. The division promotes scholar-practitioners (the consultants, the discipline of consulting, and the consulting industry with the underlying goal of elevating the intersection of scholarship and practice. The division also encourages the adoption of interdisciplinary and integrative approaches to consulting for maximum benefits to consumers of consulting services and products.
Overall, the MC brings experienced and emerging management consultants together as scholar-practitioners to co-create, co-learn, and co-transfer knowledge, with appropriate tools, techniques, technologies, frameworks, and methodologies to prepare our society for current and future challenges and opportunities.
The priority of MC in 2024 aligns with the AOM’s 2024 theme, “Innovating for the Future - Policy, Purpose, and Organizations,” which provides the opportunity to explore all the innovation aspect. This year is the perfect occasion to present your works, papers, PDWs and symposium as you are inside moving organizations. MC division fosters symbiotic partnerships between scholars, consultants, industry experts, and executives in the management consulting field. These partnerships empower members with resources for knowledge generation, practical application, and problem resolutions.
This call is open to all researcher-practitioners worldwide, including MC members, members of other AOM divisions and members of the wider management consulting community.
Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) are a unique opportunity to create scientific knowledge through guided interactions between participants and experienced presenters around Academy of Management themes.
In line with this orientation, the Management Consulting Division's PDWs are a space for dialogue and cross-fertilization between academics and practitioners, as well as with other divisions, whose collaborations enable our members to enrich exploitable knowledge in the fields of transformative intervention dynamics, research methods, strategic management, organizational change, social responsibility...
Submitters may consider various submissions that address issues in all facets of the discipline of management consulting and issues connected with the Annual Meeting theme.
This year, the theme gives us the opportunity to explore the interplay of innovation, policy, and purpose as a lens for rethinking conventional ways of leading, managing, and organizing.
This year, we invite you to propose Professional Development Workshops around the following themes, that will help you to shape your propositions (they are common both for scholarly and professional development workshops submissions):
Thus, the Management Consulting Division invites you to reflect on these questions:
The evaluation process is designed to be the most inclusive and comprehensive possible: the main criteria will be the quality of interaction and knowledge co-creation generated by the workshop.
Please follow the official AOM Submission Guidelines for PDWs https://aom.org/events/annual-meeting/submitting/submission-guidelines#pdw-submission-guidelines and be compliant to the formal rules for the submission:
“A PDW submission must include the following and be organized in the following order. PDW proposals must be a minimum of four-pages
Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5cm) margin all around, and 8.5"x11" page setting. References may be single-spaced. The entire submission must be in one document created in one of the following compatible formats:
Be sure to number all of the pages of the submission.
Management Consulting PDW Proposals must include:
Please note that a written commitment is required inside the proposal: “Each acceptation engages all participants listed to be present at the annual meeting.”
Each participant assures that he/she is not in violation of the rule of Three + Three while submitting the PDW.”