AMR Idea Development Workshop, Colombia

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In-person workshop at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia. Registration and submission is required for all participants. Registration deadline: 3 October2024

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In-person workshop hosted by Universidad EAFIT

Cra 49 No 7, Sur-50
Medellin, Colombia
Tuesday, 3 December 2024
8:00-18:00 (UTC-5/COT)


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 Academy of Management Review (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 Latin America and the Caribbean. 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. We will also discuss the specific challenges faced by scholars in emerging markets and opportunities to develop novel theories capitalizing on local contexts and problems.

The second half of the workshop will entail roundtable discussions of theory ideas from the participants. We will match 4-6 participants with an Associate Editor or Editorial Review Board member. These groups will discuss the participants’ ideas and provide the participant with insight into how to clarify the paper idea and move the idea forward. Participation in this part of the workshop is limited to 55 participants. We will also implement a pilot program in which the more promising ideas will receive continuous developmental support and feedback after the workshop. Also, we will have a field visit to discuss how to theorize based on a local and unique context.

Although preference will be given to participants attending the IDW in person, we will also welcome participants who, for various reasons, might be constrained to travel and would like to participate remotely

Registration Information

Registration is required for all participants and the deadline to register is 3 October 2024. To participate, please register below and submit an extended abstract of no more than 350 words of your theoretical or conceptual idea (see below): 

Pre-Workshop Activities

Please read these From the Editors’ essays prior to submitting your extended 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.
  • Morris, S., Aguilera, R. V., Fisher, Greg, & Thatcher, Sherry M. B. Theorizing from emerging markets: challenges, opportunities, and publishing advice. Academy of Management Review, 48(1), 1-10.
  • Aguinis, H., Villamor, I., Lazzarini, S.G., Vassolo, R.S., Amorós, J.E. & Allen, D.G., 2020. Conducting management research in Latin America:  Why and what’s in it for you? Journal of Management, 46(5), 615-636.

Accommodations and Logistics

Attendance is free; however, there is a limit of 85 participants for the plenary and 55 participants for the roundtable discussions. Coffee, lunch, transportation to the field visit, and a closing reception will be provided by EAFIT. You must cover your own travel to Colombia and accommodation costs. Hotel suggestions and further details will be provided to those you register. Any questions about accommodations or logistics should be directed to Laura Perez/ or Laura Alzate/

Register for the workshop