AMR Idea Development Workshop, UK

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Deadline to register and submit one-page proposal is 18 April 2022.

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In-person workshop hosted by Durham University Business School and
the Centre for Innovation and Technology Management, Durham University

9 May 2022, 10:00-17:00 GMT UTC
Durham University Business School

Led by

Sherry Thatcher, the current Editor-in-Chief, and Shelley Brickson, Associate Editor, will lead this workshop. Other Associate Editors and Editorial Review Board members will join in facilitating the workshop.

Purpose and Agenda
This idea development workshop (IDW) is geared toward early career researchers (e.g., Assistant Professors and Postdoctoral fellows) and PhD students who are interested in publishing in AMR. Although this IDW is open to anyone, preference will be shown to individuals from institutions based in Northern Ireland and the Northeast of England. The hope is that this workshop will help participants develop well-crafted manuscripts suitable for submission to AMR. 

The workshop is open to participants outside Northern Ireland and the Northeast of England. Attendance is free however places are limited. Tea, coffee, lunch and dinner will be provided, in accordance with the university Covid-19 mitigation measures. You must, however, cover your own travel and accommodation costs. A preferential rate will be applied to the AMR IDW delegates in the three main hotels, these being the Marriott, Hotel Indigo and the Radisson Blu. 

To book your accommodation, please contact:

Hotel Indigo: Jessica Race, 
Marriott: Rutherford Emma,
Radisson Blu: Wendy Bryant,
There are a limited number of travel grants for self-funded doctoral students. Please indicate in your submission if you would like to be considered for one of these grants. If you have any question, please contact: Jacqueline You at

Workshop Format

The workshop will be divided into 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 briefly discuss a set of exercises that authors can complete to help clarify the theoretical contribution represented by their ideas; these exercises, and a description of their value, are available in the pre-workshop activities reading.
  • The second half of the workshop will entail roundtable discussions of theory ideas from the participants. We will match 4-5 participants with an Associate Editor or an Editorial Review Board member. These groups will discuss the participant ideas and provide the participant with insight into how to clarify the paper idea or move the idea forward. Participation in this part of the workshop is limited to 50 individuals.
Pre-workshop Preparation

Prior to the workshop, participants should read the following paper and prepare a 4-5 slide, 10-minute presentation of a conceptual idea to share at the roundtable.

  • 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.
Registration information

Registration is required for all participants and the deadline to register is 18 April 2022. To participate, please fill out this form and submit a one-page proposal of your idea.