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OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (OCSM)

2024 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Program Chair: Anand Nair, Northeastern University

The OSCM Division invites scholarly papers and symposia submissions addressing any aspect of operations and supply chain management. We welcome submissions that consider the management of processes that create and deliver products and services. Research may focus on profit or non-profit organizations. Conceptual, empirical, and methodological contributions are encouraged, as are cross-functional linkages and perspectives.

The theme of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management is "Innovating for the Future," and the OSCM Division encourages papers and symposia focused on that theme. Research and teaching endeavors in operations and supply chain management have long considered various innovation related issues ranging from process innovation, product innovation, and supply chain innovation. The thematic concordance provides an excellent opportunity to showcase associated scholarly work and teaching initiatives. Emerging technologies are transforming business models, and it can be argued that innovation in operations and supply chain management is at the forefront of this transformation. The increasingly widespread availability and use of these technologies call attention to innovating our teaching practices for the future. We invite you to explore this theme further, and take advantage of exciting opportunities it present for our division.

Symposia proposals are particularly encouraged as they provide conference attendees a coherent, focused session of either a series of authored papers explicitly linked to a common theme, or a group of panelists engaged in a formal interactive discussion around particular issues or questions.

The OSCM Division also encourages submissions from PhD students. Papers with a PhD student as the first or sole author should be clearly identified at the time of submission.

Division Awards

  • Chan Hahn Best Paper Award: All accepted papers are automatically entered into the competition. The finalists are selected before the conference, and the award is announced at the conference.
  • Best Student Paper Award: An accepted paper lead-authored by a doctoral student will be recognized. To be considered, the paper must be identified as a “student authored” paper at the time of submission.
  • Best Supply Chain Paper Award: This award is sponsored by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
  • Best Reviewer Award: Excellent reviewers who help in ensuring that we deliver a high-quality program are honored with this award.
  • OSCM Distinguished Scholar Award: Each a leading global scholar in our community is bestowed with this award. 

Submission Process

All submissions must be made through the AOM Submission Center. The submission center is targeted to open early December 2023. The submission deadline is Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5)

All submissions make an important contribution to the OSCM division, as the number of submissions impacts future allocation of time on the program. Please carefully review the submission guidelines and formatting instructions before submitting. If any of the guidelines or formatting instructions are not met, the submission cannot be reviewed. The scholarly submissions go through a highly competitive review process. If your paper is accepted, you are committing to attend the scholarly program, held Sunday, 11 August through Tuesday, 13 August 2024.

Call for Reviewers

The OSCM Division relies on the work of volunteers. Please consider signing up to serve as a OSCM Division Reviewer for the conference. The review period will commence from mid-January through mid-February 2024. Doctoral students are encouraged to serve.

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.



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:
    Held in person
    9-13 August 2024
    Chicago, IL, USA
  • TLC@AOM
    Held in person during AOM2024
    11 August 2024

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