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AMD’s Newest Feature

AMD’s newest feature, Discoveries-in-Brief are manuscripts which expose a stylized fact or surprising empirical relation not clearly or easily predictable on the basis of extant theory or a-priori theorizing, but which offer little or no insight into the mechanisms underlying such relationships.  Hambrick, in his seminal AMJ paper (2007), gives the surprising finding of an empirical link between smoking and cancer as an example of such a relationship.

While Discoveries-in-Brief may be based on any empirically-grounded methodology, authors of such papers should make sure that their manuscript:

  1. offers scientifically rigorous evidence of the relationship’s consistent (e.g., evidence of the robustness of the relationships across methods and/or samples) and non-spurious nature (e.g., reasonable assessments of robustness and sensitivity),
  2. provides preliminary evidence about or at least speculate on the mechanisms underlying the relationship,
  3. explains the significance of these findings to management and organizational research, and
  4. lays out a strategy for further exploration and/or downstream theorizing

 

ALL IN FEWER THAN 20 PAGES OF STANDARD TEXT*
* not including references and tables/figures, title page, abstract.
To submit a manuscript: first make sure you have a Word file from which the title page and

all author-identifying references have been removed then go to Manuscript Central and follow the directions.

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