AMR Idea Development Workshop, Singapore

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Registration is required for all participants. Registration deadline: 28 October 2022.


Hosted by Singapore Management University, Singapore

Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 10 am-5 pm
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University


Led by

Sherry Thatcher, the current Editor-in-Chief, and Ruth Aguilera, 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. AMR is 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 Southeast Asia. The hope is that this workshop will help participants develop 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.

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 40 participants.

Registration information

Registration is required for all participants and the deadline to register is 28 October 2022. To participate, please fill out the form and submit a two-page proposal of your theoretical or conceptual idea:

Pre-Workshop Activities

Prior to the workshop, participants will need to 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.
Accommodations and logistics

Attendance is free however places are limited. Coffee and pastries, lunch, and a post-workshop reception will be provided, in accordance with the university Covid-19 mitigation measures. You must, however, cover your own travel and accommodation costs.

Any questions about accommodations or logistics should be directed to Ilya Cuypers at

SMU is located centrally in Singapore and a variety of accommodations are available in the surrounding area. Below are a few hotels that are near to Singapore Management University:

Fairmont Singapore
RC Hotels (Pte) Ltd

2 Stamford Rd S178882
Singapore Bugis
122 Middle Road S188973
Grand Park, City Hall
10 Coleman St. S179809
Peninsula Excelsior Hotel
5 Coleman St. S179805   
30 Bencoolen Pte Ltd
30 Bencoolen St, S189621
Rendezvous Hotel Singapore
9 Bras Basah Road S189559
Carlton Hotel Singapore
 76 Bras Basah Road S189558
Summer View Hotel
Pte Ltd
173 Bencoolen St. S189642
Hotel Grand Pacific
101 Victoria St. S188018
Swissotel The Stamford
RC Hotels (Pte) Ltd
2 Stamford Rd S178882
Hotel Mi
V Hotel Mgmt Pte Ltd
41 Bencoolen St. S189623
The Legends Fort Canning Park
The Legends Fort Canning Pte Ltd
11 Canning Walk S178881
Hotel Royal @ Queens
No. 12 Queen St. S188553
V Hotel Bencoolen
V Hotel Mgmt Pte Ltd
48 Bencoolen St. S189627
Intercontinental Singapore
80 Middle Road S188966