AMR Idea Development Workshop, London UK

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In-person workshop at the UCL School of Management in London, England. Registration and submission of a slide presentation is required for all participants. Registration deadline: 15 May


In-person workshop hosted by UCL School of Management

Canary Wharf
One Canada Square, London, UK, E14 5AA
Wednesday, 26 June 2024
10:00-18:00 (UTC+1/BST+1)

Purpose and Agenda

This idea development workshop (IDW) is primarily geared toward early career researchers (e.g., assistant professors and postdoctoral fellows) and PhD students who are interested in publishing in AMR – the highest-ranked journal publishing conceptual and theoretical manuscripts. Although this IDW is open to anyone, preference will be shown to individuals from institutions based in Western European countries. This workshop is designed to help participants develop great ideas that will be the foundation for well-crafted manuscripts suitable for submission to AMR.

The workshop will consist of two parts. We will first discuss general information about publishing in AMR, such as what makes a successful AMR paper, the main reasons that papers are rejected, and strategies for addressing the core challenges that editors and reviewers see in rejected papers.

The second half of the workshop will entail roundtable discussions of theory ideas from the participants (please come prepared to discuss your idea using the slide presentation detailed below). We will match 5 participants with an Associate Editor or experienced ERB member. These groups will discuss the participant ideas and provide the participant with insight into how to clarify the paper idea and move the idea forward.

Participation in the idea development workshop is not a prerequisite for submitting your paper to AMR and does not does affect the manuscript review process and outcome.

Registration Information

Registration is required for all participants and the deadline to register is 15 May. To participate, please register using the button below and submit an extended abstract of no more than 350 words of your theoretical or conceptual idea (see below):  

Participants will be notified of the proposal acceptance by 30 May 2024.

Pre-Workshop Activities

Please read these From the Editors’ essays prior to submitting your abstract.

  • Cornelissen, J. (2017). From the Editors: Developing propositions, a process model or a typology? Addressing the challenges of writing theory without a boilerplate. Academy of Management Review, 42(1), 1-9.
  • Campbell, J.T. & Aguilera, R.V. 2022. From the Editors: Why I rejected your paper: Common pitfalls in writing theory papers and how to avoid them. Academy of Management Review, 47(4).
  • Thatcher, S.M.B. & Fisher, G. 2022. From the Editor: The nuts and bolts of writing a theory paper: A practical guide to getting started. Academy of Management Review, 47(1): 1-8.

Accommodations and Logistics

Attendance is free; however, there is a limit of 40 participants. Depending on capacity constraints, it might be possible for participants to be accompanied by a co-author. Coffee, lunch, and a closing reception will be provided by the UCL School of Management. You must, however, cover your own travel and accommodation costs. UCL School of Management is located at One Canada Square, London, UK, E14 5AA. Getting there is easy access by public transport.

Register for the Workshop