Program Chair: Leon C. Prieto, Clayton State University
2022 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

The Management History (MH) Division invites symposium and paper submissions for the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to be held in Seattle, Washington via a hybrid format from 5 August to 9 August 2022. You may send us your submissions through the AOM Submission Center until Tuesday, 11 January 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Submissions will open in early December.

Conference Theme: Creating a Better World Together. The Academy calls for us to reconsider the role of organizations, managers, stakeholders, and management educators as we are faced with unprecedented societal challenges and our role in helping to create a better world for ourselves and future generations. As we enter the next normal, this may take the form of greater collaboration and cooperation. The history of management can provide valuable insights into the future roles of managers and management scholars as we analyze examples from the past that may inform a better future.

Our Domain: The Management History (MH) Division is a wide-ranging network of scholars interested in the antecedents of modern business practice and thought. We invite submissions of empirical and conceptual papers, as well as proposals for symposia (including panel discussions, debates, and roundtables), for consideration for inclusion in the division's scholarly program. We encourage submissions from all members of the Academy interested in devoting or sharing their work in management history broadly defined.

As there is an element of history within every division in the Academy, the division is open to a variety of methodological approaches and themes ranging from historical events in management practice (empirical focus) to studies that engage with historiography, philosophies of history, and the history of ideas and management thought (theoretical orientation).  In this spirit, the MH Division welcomes scholarly contributions that generate meaningful and original contributions in history from across all AOM divisions and interest groups. Submissions for sessions sponsored jointly with other Academy divisions are regarded as particularly attractive, and highly encouraged. The MH Division encourages submissions from doctoral students. Papers with a PhD student as the first or sole author should be clearly identified when submitted to allow identification of possible winners of the Best Graduate Student Paper.

Details of the requirements for each session type are outlined on the submission website. Keep in mind that developing symposia (including panel discussions) with broad appeal to 3 divisions (and submitting to all 3) increases the chance of having your symposia accepted.

Call for Reviewers: Please sign up to review for us!  The success of both the Scholarly paper and PDW programs depends upon your active involvement, especially your participation in the peer-review process. We deeply appreciate your willingness to volunteer and contribute to the Academy and Division by providing considered and timely reviews, and the guidance your reviews provide authors in improving their work.  Your reviewing contributions may be recognized through a Best Reviewer Award.

You may sign up starting in early December 2021. We will ask you to review three submissions between mid-January and mid-February. We will strive to assign papers in areas of your expertise as noted from the keywords you have indicated.

Management History Division Awards

  • John F. Mee Award for Best Contribution to Management History
  • Journal of Management History  Best International Paper Award
  • SAGE Publishers Award for Best MH Division Paper in Leadership
  • Ronald B. Shuman Award for Best Graduate Student Paper
  • MH Division Best Reviewer Awards

The MH Division also nominates a best paper on an international subject or theme for the Academy's Carolyn Dexter Award, and a best student paper for their William H. Newman Award; consistent with the criteria for those honors. Authors that believe their papers are eligible for any of these awards should self-nominate when submitting to ensure they are included in that selection process.

All divisional awards will be presented at the MH business meeting held during the Annual Meeting.

For any inquiries concerning your submission, please contact Leon C. Prieto. We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you in Seattle, and/or virtually next August!