Greetings from the Midwest Academy of Management!
We would like to cordially invite you to submit your current and in progress work and to join us at our annual meeting this fall in Chicago, Illinois. Voted the "Best Big City in the US" six years in a row, there are a lot of reasons to #choosechicago ! Will you join us?
The deadline for submissions is – JULY 3rd!
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 66th
MIDWEST ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
Hosted by University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)
October 12-14, 2023
https://www.mwaom.org/Conference Theme:Reimagining the Academy: Creating and shaping innovation in dynamic environments
As members of the Academy, we are experiencing seismic transformation in all aspects of our
professional work. As researchers live in a data abundance era. Sophisticated data analytics
methodologies and large datasets about a wide range of research areas are easily accessible to all. With
renewed capabilities to reveal new insights with big data, machine learning, and non‐parametric analysis
there is a growing potential to challenge the boundaries of extant theories. In addition to contributing
new knowledge in our field we are responsible to be vigilant and more transparent than ever about how
we use data. Tackling this new environment will require innovative approaches to test the relevance and
endurance of past empirical studies.
The teaching/pedagogies/curricular fronts are also experiencing critical shifts. We have emerged anew
from the pandemic, having adapted to novel pedagogical approaches. At the same time, the number of
graduates from universities is not adequate to meet the growing demand for a workforce, especially in
the professional and technology‐adjacent disciplines. However, this gap is being filled by many
education and training providers. We are therefore competing against disrupters who are challenging
the relevance of college education. To cope with this environment, we have no choice but to reimagine
pathways to student success in the workplace. This work involves reimagining what, who, and how we
create and shape our educational offerings to meet the needs of today's learners including collaborative
approaches with industry partners.
The third pillar of the Academy – service/engagement is also experiencing new demands. We are being
asked to continue re‐examining how our work impacts the business world and society in general.
Engagement in society to address challenges of emerging threats is now perhaps a significant
responsibility of the academy. We are responsible to contribute in an honest, ethical, and non‐partisan
manner to the grave issues facing the society. In an environment flooded with narratives posing as the
truth, we are at the forefront of shaping the narratives and inspiring the younger generations to become
We are inviting all members of the academy – researchers, educators, students, and practitioners to
present their work that inspires us to reimagine our role, creates new opportunities to explore and
shapes our worldview.
In addition to the thematic papers, we invite you to submit to the traditional academic disciplinary
tracks as well as the recently introduced Business Practitioner track. The business practitioner track
specifically invites practicing business professionals to engage in advancing thought leadership through
their submission of short reflective and insightful essays (5‐12 pg.) that address the conference theme,
from their practice perspective. We also invite submissions to a poster presentation track to highlight
faculty‐mentored undergraduate research projects.
We welcome collaborative paper sessions, professional development workshops, symposiums, and
other sessions related to the theme. Submit your research papers, symposia proposals, professional
development workshop proposals, short papers, and other creative works.
Deadline for submissions – July 3, 2023
Acceptance decisions will be made by early August 2023.
Director of Academic Affairs
Discovery Partners Institute
Professor Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship
University of Illinois Springfield
Thursday - Oct 12:
The Midwest Doctoral Consortium will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023. If you are a currently
enrolled doctoral student in business or a related area and are interested in attending, please send an
email to the Coordinators – Dr. Bart Sharp (email@example.com), with the following information:
Name, University, Program description (DBA, Ph.D., etc.), Program area (i.e., OD, OB, HR,
Strategy, etc.), and Program Status or expected completion date (e.g., May 2023) In addition, you
should indicate what your specific interest would be from the doctoral consortium. The coordinator
will respond to you with additional information. Doctoral students will have to become members of
Midwest Academy of Management. They will be eligible for the best papers submitted to the
Academic conferences depend on their reviewers. All reviewers will be acknowledged in the
conference program book for their contribution. Those who provide substantive comments will be
considered for Outstanding Reviewer recognition.
To sign up as a Reviewer, go to https://www.openconf.org/mwaom2023/openconf.php: Go down
to Review and Program Committees, find Sign Up, type in the word reviewer2023 for the Keycode,
click Enter. You can sign up to review up to four tracks. Fill in your information and select the
appropriate track(s) you would like to review for and submit the form. (Please signup to review
proposals in your discipline as well as for the Toward Impactful Research/Short Papers Track). Any
additional questions regarding being a reviewer can be sent to Carla Flores (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Submission Deadline: Monday, July 3, 2023, 11:59 pm EST
In addition to the traditional academic disciplinary tracks, again this year, we are hosting a track for professionals in Business Practice the Business Practice track for practicing professionals. This track specifically invites practicing business professionals to engage in advancing thought leadership through their submission of short reflective and insightful essays (max 12 pages) that address the conference theme, from their practice perspective. These short essays could then turn into white papers, blog posts, LinkedIn articles, keynote speeches, podcast content, or practice-based scholarly publications. Practicing professionals in this track benefit from the dialog and feedback from reviewers and conference attendees, and the partnering opportunities to collaborate with academic scholars on future research or scholarly practice publications.
We welcome collaborative paper sessions, professional development workshops, symposiums, and other sessions related to the theme. Submit your research papers, symposia proposals, professional development workshop proposals, short papers, and other creative works. Acceptance decisions will be made by early August 2023.
For formatting and submission guidelines, go to https://www.mwaom.org/conferences/guidelines-for-all-submissions/
To submit a proposal, go to:
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