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December 2013 Academy of Management News Volume 44, Issue 4
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2014 Annual Conference

Calls for Votes, Submissions, and Nominations

Member Updates

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An Important Message from the Program Chair

The end of another calendar year is fast-approaching; how is this possible? On behalf of the Academy’s leadership team, I wish all of you the start of an extra special new year that includes, at least once, the thrill of discovering that your words (as scholars, teachers, trainers, managers, organizations, governments) matter—The Power of Words!

Speaking of the new year provides an opportunity to review with you the activities that are being planned as part of the 2014 Annual Meeting, August 1-5, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Theme: The Power of Words 

The Power of Words: Big Data Speaks in

The Academy’s 2014 theme, ‘The Power of Words’ is particularly important to the Health Care Management Division (HCMD).  As with many of the smaller divisions, we often struggle to get the word out on the many research domains our members excel in studying.  The health care field was a leader in evidenced-based management (Rousseau, 2006).  In a similar fashion, health services researchers are at the forefront of the ‘Big Data’ movement (Conn, 2013; Mervis, 2012).


TLC@AOM Update adn Invitation

TLC@AOM Update and Invitation

Here is news you do not want to miss about the Academy’s Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC@AOM) on Sunday August 3, 2014 in Philadelphia.


TLC @AOM 2014 is a GO!  


An All-Academy “conference within a conference,” TLC emphasizes engagement, interaction, and sharing to improve teaching and learning in our business and management classes. The TLC program is designed to support all who care about our craft and who are committed to continuous learning and development no matter their experience, subjects, students, schools, or delivery mode.

Call for Submissions - AMD

AOM Discoveries is open for submissions.

The newest AOM journal, Academy of Management Discoveries (AMD), is now accepting manuscript submissions for review. Authors please upload your manuscript to

AMD's mission is to publish empirical papers that help us to understand interesting and important phenomena in the field of management and organizations that cannot be completely accounted for using existing theories or frameworks.  

MSR Interest Group - Call for Submissions

The MSR Interest Group wants to continue its excellent programme in 2014, and we welcome your submissions to both our PDW and scholarly programmes.  We congratulate our 2013 Showcase PDW, ‘Creating conscious pathways for evolving enterprises and communities’ (facilitated by Bronwyn Rees) for their thought-provoking and disciplinary contributions. We were also delighted with the talks and discussions from our first ever MSR Plenary Session “Transformational Leadership and Social Issues” with leading panelists Otto Sharmer (MIT Sloan), Ian Mitroff (UC Berkley) and Michael Miller (The Acton Institute).   Finally, we want to acknowledge our Best Dissertation Award winners.  The first     place award was to Brad Fulton (Duke University, Durham, NC); second was Ashwini Gangadharan (University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX), and third place was to Raymond Chiu (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. 

IMD - Call for Submissions

Call for Symposia, Papers and Awards
International Management Division, Academy of Management

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Program Chair

As Program Chair of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management, I invite you to submit your best symposia and papers to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management that will be held in Philadelphia, PA, on August 1-5, 2014. I am looking forward to receiving innovative and provocative submissions that will enhance our community’s understanding of business, management, research, and teaching in international contexts.    


Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship - Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations
Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research
Nomination Deadline: January 21, 2014

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is pleased to announce that the nomination period is now open for the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF). The Kauffman Foundation will award up to seven Junior Faculty Fellowship grants to junior faculty members in the United States whose research has the potential to make significant contributions to the body of literature in entrepreneurship. Each Fellow's university will receive a grant of $35,000 over two years to support the research activities of the Fellow. 

Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee - Call for





Chair: Eddy Ng, Dalhousie U

PDW Chair: Christina Stamper, Western Michigan U

PNP Call for Sumbissions and Awards

The Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting Theme “The Power of Words” can be uniquely tied to the areas of interest of the Public and Nonprofit Division.  We welcome papers on this topic using a multi-sector lens.  Please see details of our call for submissions below.


IM Division Call for PDW Proposals

IM Division Professional Development Workshops: Call for Proposals

The International Management Division (IMD) invites submissions for Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Special consideration will be given to PDW proposals that integrate the theme of this year's meeting-"The Power of Words", a theme which has a special significance for the IM division.  PDW sessions will be held between 8:00am Friday, August 1st and 8:00pm, Saturday, August 2nd. Additional information on the conference appears at


One Division Encourages Innovative Proposals

The Organization and Natural Environment Division (ONE) is encouraging creative and innovative proposals for both the PDW and scholarly 2014 AOM program.

MED 2014 Annula Conference Call for Papers

Management Education and Development 2014 AOM Conference Call for Papers.

Please consider submitting your papers on management education and development to our division for the 2014 conference and volunteering as a reviewer.

Submission Instructions: Please follow the AOM 2014 general submission guidelines at  All submissions are due on January 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 


Just off the Press

Tanya Bondarouk (University of Twente, The Netherlands) and Miguel R. Olivas-Luján (Clarion U. of Pennsylvania, USA) have co-edited two volumes for the Advanced Series in Management (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., Bingley, UK) on Social Media in Management.

Social Media in Strategic Management (ISBN: 978-1781908983) is the series' eleventh volume, edited by Olivas-Luján and Bondarouk.  Social media are changing the way businesses interact in technology-mediated ways with most of their stakeholders. Strategically-minded managers, researchers and students cannot afford to ignore the new ways in which interactions with customers, employees, shareholders, and many other important constituents are taking place as a result of the widespread availability and creative use of these new technologies. Conventional wisdom is being challenged and virtual workspaces that had never been conceptualized are opening at blistering speed.

Behavioral Science & Policy Association

Launch of BSPA Includes Debut of New Journal for Policy Makers


(Durham, NC)   Co-Founders Craig R. Fox and Sim B. Sitkin announce the launch of Behavioral Science & Policy Association (BSPA), a  501c-3 membership organization devoted to bringing rigorous behavioral science into policy and practice.  The Association includes an Editorial Board of more than 90 world-class behavioral scientists and policy analysts who will work together to promote, evaluate, and disseminate innovative policy solutions that are derived from the study of individual, group, and organizational behavior.  This research will be promoted in collaboration with the Brookings Institution.

CMS Newsletter December 2013
Message From the EditorGabie Durepos, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada  
Welcome to the December Issue of the CMS Quarterly Newsletter.  This issue features all types of Division related news. We begin with an article by Gavin Jack and Jan Schapper (CMS Division Co-Chairs) dedicated to where CMS members publish their work. Following this, we invite you to join us in considering the 2014 Academy of Management conference theme: The Power of Words. To access the CMS Division Call for Papers, click here: To access the Call for Professional Development Workshops, please follow this link:  The 2014 Annual AoM Meeting will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from August 1st-5th, 2014. Submissions are due on Tuesday January 14th 2014, 5PM US EST through the AoM submission website.
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