AMLE Paper Development Workshop, Australia

St. Lucia , Australia

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Free registration. Submission of an extended abstract and commitment to attend is required for all participants. Submission and registration deadline: 23 October 2023


In-person workshop hosted by University of Queensland, Australia
Sponsored by the University of Queensland Faculty of Business Economics and Law

University of Queensland
St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia
Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14), room number 217
Monday, 27 November 2023
9:00-16:30 (UTC/GMT+10) AEST

Led by
  • Todd Bridgman: Incoming Associate Editor, Academy of Management Learning & Education
  • Bill Harley: Incoming Associate Editor, Academy of Management Learning & Education
  • Stuart Middleton: Incoming Associate Editor, Academy of Management Learning & Education

About AMLE

AMLE is rated as 4* in the UK CABS list and A* in the Australian Business Deans’ Council list of journals. The journal’s main emphasis is on theoretical debates about management learning and education in all types of settings—schools and universities as well as businesses and public and nonprofit organizations. Additionally, AMLE publishes work that addresses critical theoretical debates about “the business of business schools,” including the careers of management educators.

Workshop Overview

This workshop has two main parts. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Part 1 (preparation required): comprises a general introduction to AMLE, touching on its overlaps with other key journals in the field. The session is also focused on supporting and advising researchers, with current work-in-progress, how to develop and refine their papers with submission to AMLE in mind. Those wishing to participate in Part 1 should note the requirements listed below.

Part 2 (no preparation required): The main focus is on writing manuscripts that advance our theoretical understanding about AMLE phenomena for the research article and essay sections of the journal. The second part of the workshop is open to all interested participants.

Part 1 Workshop Schedule (preparation required)

9:00-9:30         Arrival and coffee
9:30-10:30      AMLE overview and Q&A
10:30-10:45    Coffee
10:45-12:30    Small group discussion of submissions, with individual advice from the facilitators
12:30-13:30    Lunch

Part 2 Workshop Schedule (no preparation required)

13:30-14:30    Writing Essays for AMLE (Bill)
14:30-15:30    Making a Theoretical Contribution (Todd and Stuart)
15:30-15:45    Coffee
15:45-16:30    Follow up on meetings with any workshop participants who have remained and would like further advice

Part 1 Requirements

Participants in Part 1 must:

  • Have either an extended abstract (5 pages) or a full paper that you would like to develop through constructive critique and that fits with AMLE’s focus and content areas. Previous FTEs can serve as guideposts to clarify AMLE’s focus and content areas (Foster, 2018; Hibbert et al., 2021; Lindebaum, 2023; Hibbert, in Rockmann et al., 2021).
  • Send the submission in Word or PDF format, no later than 23 October 2023, to Stuart Middleton c/o AMLE at Your submission must have a cover page that includes: the author name(s) and affiliation(s); three-four keywords; and an email address for the lead author. An abstract of up to 200 words should be provided on the first page of the paper. If you are sending an extended abstract, include a very brief plan for developing the full paper at the end of your text.
  • Agree to your paper being discussed in a small group with other participants, as arranged by the workshop facilitators, and be willing and able to provide a short (5-minute maximum) overview of your paper to others in the discussion group.
  • Commit to attending the whole workshop if your submission is accepted.

You can still attend and participate if you do not have work to discuss in Part 1. Note, however, that preference will be given to authors that submit papers. Email Stuart Middleton c/o AMLE at to confirm. As with paper submissions, please let us know by 23 October 2023, if you wish to register without submitting work for Part 1.


There is no registration fee, but participants are responsible to arrange their own travel and accommodation. Registration, submission of an extended abstract, and commitment to attend is required for all participants wishing to attend both parts of the PDW.
Submission deadline: 23 October 2023

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