Publishing in AMD: A Workshop, Netherlands

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Submission Deadline: 29 April 2022


In-person Paper Development Workshop
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thursday, 12 May 2022, 8:30-15:30

The workshop will take place on the VU Amsterdam campus. Located in Amsterdam Zuid, the campus is a short 40-minute tram ride from the Amsterdam city center, and Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport is less than 10 minutes away by train. Amsterdam Zuid is the home to the Netherlands headquarters of many international organizations, as well as Amsterdam’s famous Museumplein. 

AMD and VU Amsterdam are offering a unique opportunity for management scholars to develop their work for possible publication in AMD. The workshop will be led by AMD Editor Kevin Rockmann, who will be joined by several members of the AMD editorial team. 

Preference for discussions will be given to submitted abstracts. In line with the mission of AMD, all submissions should be framed around empirical exploration. We strongly suggest reading the following papers prior to submitting your abstract:
  • Rockmann, K.W., Bunderson, J.S., Leana, C.R., Hibbert, P., Tihyani, L., Phan, P.H., & Thatcher, S.M.B. (2021). Publishing in the Academy of Management Journals. Academy of Management Discoveries, 7(1): 1-9.
  • Bamberger, P. A. (2018). AMD—Clarifying What We Are About and Where We Are Going. Academy of Management Discoveries, 4(1), 1-10.

Application Process:

The AMD editorial team will choose the abstracts that will be invited for discussion during the breakout sessions. Papers that are already under review at AMD (or elsewhere) cannot be submitted to this workshop.

  • Those who wish to have their paper reviewed and discussed should submit an extended abstract (approximately 5 pages of text) by 29 April 2022. Extended abstracts should be double spaced, excluding tables, figures, and references. 
  • Abstracts will be accepted on a competitive basis. 
  • The abstract should briefly address each of the following:
    • The compelling phenomenon of interest 
      In this section, the proposal should clearly outline the phenomenon the researcher is interested in exploring. Exemplar quotes/examples/experiences can and should be used to enhance this description. The goal is to clearly situate the reader in the context where the phenomenon is present. The proposal should demonstrate why this particular phenomenon is compelling for a management audience.
    •  How existing theory fails to explain the phenomenon
      In this section, the proposal should include prior research related to the phenomenon of interest. The goal here is to demonstrate why existing theory is absent, misguided, contradictory, or otherwise insufficient to explain the occurrence of the phenomenon. This section should end or otherwise contain one or more research questions.
    • The methodology findings (if available)
      AMD is a journal for empirical exploration. This section of the proposal should explain the proposed explorations and nature of the proposed data (if not already in hand). This may include, but is not limited to, the context, the participants, the datasets, and the variables. This section should also include a proposed analytical strategy. 
    • The potential theoretical contribution
      AMD is interested in papers that open new lines of inquiry. That is, an interesting or unexpected finding is not enough; the findings should have the ability to inform the phenomenon in such a way that other researchers want to go and study it. This section of the proposal should include a discussion about how this research might open up new research endeavors.
  • Abstracts that are accepted to the workshop for discussion are not guaranteed acceptance and publication in AMD. All manuscripts submitted to AMD are double-blind peer reviewed. However, it is our hope that the workshop experience provides attendees with substantive feedback to improve their work.

The workshop will take this format:

  • 8:30–9:30 Registration and Networking | 9:30–11:30 Plenary and Journal Q&A | 11:30–13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00–15:00 Abstract Feedback Breakouts | 15:00–15:30 Closing Session
While we encourage everyone to submit an abstract, you do not need to submit an abstract to attend the workshop. This workshop is free of charge.