The Research Methods (RM) Division invites submissions for the scholarly program at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Scholarly sessions (paper sessions and symposia) will take place Sunday, 11 August through Tuesday, 13 August 2024.
The Research Methods Division is committed to advancing and disseminating techniques for the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of information pertinent to management scholarship. The RM Division emphasizes the identification, systematic development, and application of appropriate qualitative and quantitative research methods within the management field. The RM Division also encourages discussions and debates on topics such as measurement, analytic approaches, and philosophy of science. Major topics covered include, but are not limited to, qualitative methods (discourse analysis, ethnography, evaluative research, grounded theory approach, historical analysis, textual analysis), quantitative methods (cross-cultural and comparative methods, experimental and nonexperimental research design, survey research), statistical/analytical methods (causal mapping, construct validation, measurement development and evaluation, statistical modeling techniques), and other related issues (action research, epistemology, scholarly writing and publication, theory development).
The Research Methods Division encourages original submissions of empirical or conceptual papers and panel or presenter symposia that inform management researchers about methodological issues. We welcome submissions that address qualitative and quantitative methodological topics focused on designing, conducting, analyzing, and interpreting micro, macro, or multilevel research. These topics may range from addressing epistemological and research-design issues to the discussion of specific methodological techniques and their specific applications. We also encourage submissions of jointly sponsored symposia that provide solutions to substantive research problems. While submissions do not need to be theme-related, submitters are encouraged to consider the 2024 conference theme: "Innovating for the Future".
The scholarly program at AOM's annual meeting consists of two types of sessions, paper sessions and symposia:
Paper sessions are composed of presentations of original and fully developed manuscripts on a scholarly topic. A paper can only be submitted to one division or interest group. If accepted, the paper is typically assigned by the Program Chair to a session that includes other papers on related topics.
Symposia can be submitted as either panel or presenter format:
Panel Symposia: The purpose of a Panel Symposium is to engage a group of panelists in an interactive discussion. There are no titles associated with the panelists' presentations. Proposals for panel discussions should include clear descriptions of the topics to be discussed and the procedures that will be used to manage the discussion among panelists and the audience.
Presenter Symposia: Presenter Symposia involve a series of authored papers on a preset theme. In a Presenter Symposium, titles and authors/presenters are associated with each presentation. Presenter symposia can involve co-authored presentations. Co-authors will be listed in the printed program.
In response to the popularity of our professional development workshops (PDWs), the RM Division wants to infuse more interactive aspects into the scholarly program as Instructional Symposia. These Instructional Symposia can have a panel or presenter format and involve multiple contributors to teach attendees how to apply particular research methods techniques or how to address specific methodological issues. If you wish to submit an Instructional Symposium, make sure that the title of your symposium begins with the words, “How to…”. For example, the symposium could be titled “How to Conduct Multilevel Confirmatory Factor Analysis”, “How to Publish Mixed-Methods Research”, or “How to Identify Publication Bias via Meta-Analysis”. These developmental “How to” symposia have objectives similar to PDWs. We encourage such Instructional Symposia submissions to the scholarly program.
If you submit a paper or symposium, it is expected that you reciprocate by volunteering to review for the RM Division! Please note that you must renew your reviewer registration every year. Reviewer sign up opens in early December 2023.
Submissions should be made through the AOM Submission Center, which opens in early December 2023. The submission deadline is Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5).
Additional details about the submission process can be found here.
Direct any questions about the submission process to the RM Division’s Program Chair, Jason Huang.