The 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024) will be held in person 9-13 August 2024 in Chicago, IL, USA. AOM has announced that the conference will be entirely in-person, with PDWs (Professional Development workshops) held Friday-Sunday, 9-11 August and scholarly sessions Sunday-Tuesday, 11-13 August. In short, the conference program will largely return to the pre-pandemic format. The STR team is hard at work organizing the program in ways that we hope will benefit all our members and support the development of the field of Strategic Management.
The AOM aims to advance the teaching, learning, research, and practice of management. The AOM 2024 conference theme "Innovating for the Future." As stated by AOM Vice President and Program Chair Tammy Madsen in her introduction of the 2024 theme, "innovating for the future beckons scholars to broaden their thinking and creativity about what needs to change within organizations to address the persistent problems and opportunities of our time. The unparalleled level of complexity in today’s environment provides an opportunity for us, AOM’s ecosystem of scholars, educators and practitioners, to come together to make a compelling difference.”
The STR Division supports the AOM in advancing the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the field of strategic management. We invite members of the STR Division to submit paper and symposium proposals that contribute to the overall theme of this year's meeting. Paper and symposium proposals may also address fundamental issues of interest to the field of strategic management in topic areas such as behavioral strategy, strategic factor markets, corporate and international strategy, relational strategy, nonmarket strategy, strategic entrepreneurship, competitive strategy, knowledge, learning and innovation, strategic leadership, and corporate governance. For more information about the AOM theme please visit this page./p>
The scale of the STR Division allows us to combine sessions into coherent tracks, which helps to foster interaction among scholars working on similar strategic problems, engaging with particular theories, or leveraging related statistical methods. At the same time, we remain mindful of the need to help integrate research in our field and thereby bring scholars together across different focus areas. In addition, we hope to organize a number of symposia and selected paper sessions shared with other divisions to encourage work in emerging areas of strategic management research and to stimulate valuable conversations across disciplines and divisions. These plans will give our members valuable opportunities to learn about new developments in different research domains and to build new connections across research streams. I will be managing the process for the 2024 conference with the help of Executive Committee members Olga Hawn (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), Exequiel Hernandez (University of Pennsylvania), and David Tan (University of Washington Seattle).
I would like to thank our continuing members and scholars who have submitted their research to the STR Division in prior years. Your contributions enrich our community. Please continue submitting your best research papers and most creative symposia! We also encourage Ph.D. students or other scholars who have not yet submitted to the AOM or to the STR Division to do so. Symposia offer wonderful opportunities for us to foster research collaborations and meaningful scholarly dialogue. The most attractive symposia are those that address important problems within the strategic management field, combine different theoretical lenses or research methodologies to examine such problems, and therefore promise significant advances to our research and teaching.
The AOM 2024 submission deadline is Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (UTC-5/GMT-5). The AOM Submission Center will open in late November / early December 2023. The STR Division maintains the same submission requirements as the Academy of Management. Please consult the Academy of Management website for useful information and submission requirements – including details about the session formats for the conference – as we have no further information or control over the submission process. We look forward to seeing your submissions and creating an invigorating in-person program for the conference.
We strongly encourage all who are submitting to the STR Division to volunteer to review for the STR Division. Reviewing is a valuable service to your colleagues and the Academy, and also a way to learn about research and get socialized into the field. Please visit the reviewer sign-up system.