2024 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Program Chair: Christine Rivers, University of Surrey

Please join your fellow management educators and researchers, at all stages of their careers, in submitting empirical and conceptual papers, provocative scholarly essays, and symposia for the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024), which will be held in person 9-13 August 2024 in Chicago, IL, USA.

MED is the education theory, practice, and policy research division of the Academy. We welcome research insights that address challenges and opportunities that educators, leaders, students, and administrators face, including: education and learning research on practices that drive learning and student engagement; technology supported learning challenges and opportunities; business school governance and accreditation; leadership development; pedagogic theory development; course and program curricula and pedagogy; assessment design; innovative technological solutions; effective teaching or learning tools; case studies and experiential learning exercises; and scholarly writing relevant to undergraduate, graduate, executive, and non-credit management education programs.

AOM 2024 Conference Theme: "Innovating for the Future - Policy, Purpose and Organizations"

Innovating for the future beckons scholars to broaden their thinking and creativity about what needs to change within organizations and management education to address the persistent problems and opportunities of our time. We are interested in examining the interplay of innovation, policy, and purpose as a lens for rethinking conventional ways of leading, managing, and educating. The unparalleled level of complexity in today’s environment provides an opportunity for AOM’s ecosystem of scholars, educators, and practitioners to make a compelling difference.

MED invites papers that are centered around the conference theme and explore the following:

  • The relationship between policy, purpose and innovation in management education
  • Requirements for driving policy change that is purpose driven and rooted in innovative practices
  • Technological needs in the context of policy, purpose and innovation
  • Frameworks and concept development required to innovate for the future
  • The role of management education and the “Who” in innovating for the future

MED Division members are well-positioned to contribute to the scholarly study of these themes. As the AOM division focused explicitly on the education and development of workers and managers, we are uniquely placed to explore, develop, and evaluate policies, processes and practices to innovate for the future in the classroom and outside. The conference theme emphasizes the importance of management educators and researchers in shaping policy, purpose and organizations in the future. It asks us to play an active role in transforming policies and practices with the purpose of driving innovation for the future.

MED invites you to explore questions such as:

  • What is the relationship between policy, purpose, and innovation in management education?
  • How can we navigate tensions between these three elements as management educators?
  • How can we innovate educational policies to embrace technological advances in the future?
  • What policy changes are required in Management Education to enable innovation in learning and teaching?
  • How can we innovate management education to serve organisations purposefully in the future?
  • How can we support policy development that ensures innovation in management education remains purposeful and future oriented?
  • What theories are needed to drive policy development and innovation in management education and learning that aids organisations and future leaders?
  • What innovative practices are needed to ensure management education remains purposeful?

We invite you to submit your work to the MED Division to be considered for inclusion in the 2024 conference program. Submissions may have theoretical, pedagogical, or practical aims, but must be grounded in scholarship appropriate to the field. Our program will emerge from what we, the MED community of researchers, educators and scholarly practitioners, find most meaningful through the peer-review process.

Submissions open in  early December. The AOM 2024 submission deadline is Tuesday, 9 January 2024, 17:00 ET (UTC-5/GMT-5). No late submissions will be accepted. Please note: Scholarly sessions (paper sessions and symposia) will take place Sunday, 11 August through Tuesday, 13 August 2024.

Call for Reviewers

Because the MED community is strongly committed to a quality program, it is our policy that when you submit a paper you also sign up as a reviewer. In addition, we especially appreciate our distinguished and generous colleagues who sign up to review even when they are not submitting. We are fortunate and grateful that so many of you are gracious enough to provide our community of management education scholars’ developmental support in their publication journey.

Please watch for the reviewer volunteer sign up call. You may be asked to review up to two papers from our division based on the match between the reviewer keywords you provide, and the ones used by submitting authors. We thank you for your generosity in providing your time, and your commitment to the principles of collegiality and community. MED Outstanding Reviewer Awards will be given to those reviewers who provide the highest-quality (most extensive and constructive) reviews of competitive paper and symposium submissions for the division's program as part of the Annual Meeting.

MED Writers' Workshop PDW

A central aspect of the MED program is to provide feedback to help you on your publication journey. A select number of papers that are not accepted for the program will be invited to the "Writers' Workshop PDW" where journal editors, reviewers and other experienced authors will provide feedback to help authors advance their papers towards publication. The papers selected must show high promise of being developed into published articles, and their authors must commit to commenting on others' papers in the most constructive and collegial spirit.

MED Division Awards

Awards will be given to submissions that are selected from papers and symposia submitted to for the AOM 2024 program. You can self-nominate for many awards. To self-nominate, ensure the submission cover page and first paragraph of your submission clarifies your eligibility for the award by stating: (a) the award(s) for which the submission is to be considered, and (b) how the authors and content meet the criteria for the award.

This year's MED Awards (subject to sponsor confirmation) for which you can self-nominate are:

  • Best Paper in Management Education and Development Award sponsored by MOBTS and the Journal of Management Education for the paper that offers the most significant contribution to management education.
  • Best Paper in Graduate Management Education and Development Award sponsored by the Clarion University of Pennsylvania Online MBA for the most significant contribution to graduate management education.
  • Junior Faculty Best Paper Award sponsored by SAGE/Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies for the most significant contribution to management education and development in a paper authored by junior faculty members. (NOTE: The lead author must have a faculty appointment, the lead author must have less than seven years of faculty experience, and no more than one co-author may have more than seven years of faculty experience).
  • Best Symposium in Management Education and Development Award sponsored by McGraw Hill/Irwin for the symposium that offers the most significant contribution to advance management education and development.
  • Barry Armandi Award for Best Student Paper in Management Education and Development for a student-authored paper that offers the most significant contribution to advance management education and development. (NOTE: Lead author must be a registered doctoral or postgraduate research student at the time of submission and no more than one non-student may be an author).
  • Global Forum Best Paper Award for the paper that best creates the opportunity to address a global or international issue of significance to management education and development.
  • Global Forum Best Symposium Award for the symposium submission that best creates the opportunity to address a global or international issue of significance to management education and development.

Submission Instructions

Follow the AOM 2024 general submission guidelines.

The Management Education and Development Division looks forward to your submissions and to designing and developing an excellent program to display the best research and practice in this domain.

Interested in discovering research questions tailored to each Division and Interest Group (DIG)?
Explore the Theme-related Research Questions offered by the Program Chairs and PDW Chairs of each DIG.

84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024)

9-13 August 2024
Chicago, IL, USA

AOM 2024 Key Dates

  • Registration/Housing Open:
    5 March 2024
  • Decision Notifications:
    Late March 2024
  • Annual Meeting Program
    May 2024
  • Early Registration Rate Deadline:
    7 May 2024
  • Regular Registration Rate Deadline:
    16 July 2024
  • Late Registration Rates
    17 July-13 August 2024
  • Hotel Reservations Deadline:
    17 July 2024
  • 84th Annual Meeting:
    9-13 August 2024
    Chicago, IL, USA
    In-person @AOM 2024
    11 August 2024

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