AMD Oceania Workshop 2021

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This two-part workshop helps attendees learn about AMD and then to create a proposal for a project that follows the AMD mission and focus.

Academy of Management Discoveries (AMD)
Presentation and Proposal Workshop

May and July 2021
Dr. Kevin Rockmann, Editor-in-Chief
Hosted by Dr. Elizabeth George, University of Auckland

The purpose of this two-part workshop is to learn about AMD and then to create a proposal for a project that follows the AMD mission and focus, which will then be reviewed by the AMD editor and discussed. 

Part 1: 27 May, 9 a.m. (26 May, 5 p.m. U.S. ET)

On 27 May (26 May U.S.), Dr. Kevin Rockmann will host a 90-minute discussion about the AMD mission. Topics will include the unique features of the journal, innovations at the journal, and how best to craft an article for the journal. There will be plenty of time for questions from attendees. 

At the end of this session, Dr. Rockmann will issue an invitation to all attendees to submit a proposal for an AMD-inspired empirical exploration, which will be discussed during Part 2 on 23 July. While the proposals will not appear in the journal, the goal is to provide useful feedback so that proposals will lead to future AMD submissions and publications. Proposals will need to be submitted by 16 July to   

Part 2: 23 July, 9 a.m. (22 July, 5 p.m. U.S. ET)

For those interested in participating in Part 2, here are the guidelines for the proposal:

  • Proposals should be no longer than 6 double-spaced pages.
  • Proposals should have a title but no abstract.
  • Proposals should include a section on 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 proposed methodology
    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 contributions

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 as to how this research might open new research endeavors. 

At the session on July 23, those who have submitted proposals will be invited to a roundtable discussion, where participants will be able to briefly share their ideas, and Dr. Rockmann will provide feedback. Time for discussion and networking between participants will also be provided. 

Participants might find it useful to look at the following to get a better understanding of the various types of papers published in Academy of Management Discoveries:

  • Ameri, M., Rogers, S. E., Schur, L., & Kruse, D. (2020). No Room at the Inn? Disability Access in the New Sharing Economy. Academy of Management Discoveries, 6(2), 176-205.
  • Ertug, G., & Maoret, M. (2020). Do Coaches in the National Basketball Association Actually Display Racial Bias? A Replication and Extension. Academy of Management Discoveries, 6(2), 206-234.
  • Rockmann, K. W., & Pratt, M. G. (2015). Contagious Offsite Work and the Lonely Office: The Unintended Consequences of Distributed Work. Academy of Management Discoveries, 1(2): 150-164.
  • Whiteman, G., & Cooper, W. H. (2016). Decoupling Rape. Academy of Management Discoveries, 2(2): 115-154.
  • Kucukkeles, B., Ben-Menahem, S. M., & von Krogh, G. (2019). Small Numbers, Big Concerns: Practices and Organizational Arrangements in Rare Disease Drug Repurposing. Academy of Management Discoveries, 5(4), 415-437.
  • Belmi, P., & Pfeffer, J. (2015). How “Organization” Can Weaken the Norm of Reciprocity: The Effects of Attributions for Favors and a Calculative Mindset. Academy of Management Discoveries, 1(1): 36-57.
  • Salmon, E. D., Gelfand, M. J., Ting, H., Kraus, S., Gal, Y. A., & Fulmer, C. A. (2016). When Time Is Not Money: Why Americans May Lose Out at the Negotiation Table. Academy of Management Discoveries, 2(4): 349-367.
  • Bullough, A., & Renko, M. (2017). A Different Frame of Reference: Entrepreneurship and Gender Differences in the Perception of Danger. Academy of Management Discoveries, 3(1): 21-41.

This event is sponsored by the Future of Work and Organizations beacon at the University of Auckland

Future of Work and Organizations is one of three thematic beacons, a research initiative at the University of Auckland Business School. This session is part of a network and capacity building series in this beacon.

To register for Part 1 on 27 May, please click here: Registration Form.

To join the AMD Oceania Workshop on 27 May: Workshop Link.

Meeting ID: 992 8188 4089

Passcode: 145967

If you have any questions about the above, please contact: Professor Elizabeth George,