Paper and Idea Development Workshop

The editors of the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) invite applications for a Paper and Idea Development Workshop to be held at the Toulouse Business School and co-sponsored by the Toulouse Business School and the Montpellier Business School. The workshop will be on 3-4 May 2018. The purpose of the workshop is to develop ideas and working manuscripts with the aim of later submission for review at AMJ. Consistent with the mission of AMJ, submissions on all management-relevant topics, at all levels of analysis, and using all empirical methods are invited for the workshop. Submissions approved for inclusion in the workshop will be those judged to make potentially significant and novel
theoretical and empirical contributions to the field.

About the Workshop
The workshop is a one-and-a-half day event and will include presentations by AMJ’s editorial team as well as presentations and roundtable discussions from participants. This event is hosted on the campus
of the Toulouse Business School in the heart of Toulouse, France and co-hosted and –sponsored by the
Montpellier Business School. A tentative agenda is given below.

Application Process
Participation in the workshop is by application only. In order to maximize the number of projects discussed at the event, only one author per project will be able to attend. Interested scholars should submit an extended abstract (between 5 and 10 pages of text) of their project proposal by March 1, 2018 to Jason Shaw ( ). The abstract should describe the project, the intended theoretical contribution, the research design, the empirical approach, and the status of the project idea to date.

Workshop Organizers
Toulouse Business School: Professor Samuel Fosso Wamba
Montpellier Business School: Professor Rameshwar Dubey
AMJ: Jason D. Shaw, Editor-in-Chief, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Please contact Jason D. Shaw ( ) with queries.

Toulouse Business School/Montpellier Business School Workshop Program

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

  • Participant arrival

Thursday, May 3, 2018

  • 8:30-9:00 Registration and meet-and-greet
  • 9:00-9:10 Welcome Message from Toulouse Business School and Montpellier Business School
  • 9:10-9:40 ‘Publishing in AMJ: New Ways of Seeing’ – Jason D. Shaw (Editor-in-Chief)
  • 9:40-10:10 ‘Publishing in AMJ: Exemplars and Ideas from Strategy and Organization Theory’ – Marc Gruber (Deputy Editor)
  • 10:10-10:30 Refreshment Break
  • 10:30-11:30 Research Snapshots – 5-minute presentations
  • 11:30-13:00 Paper Development Roundtables with assigned editors
  • 13:00-14:15 Lunch
  • 14:15-15:15 Research Snapshots – 5-minute presentations
  • 15:15-15:45 Refreshment Break
  • 15:45-17:30 Paper Development Roundtables with assigned editors
  • 18:00 onwards Dinner

Friday, May 4, 2018

  • 9:00-9:30 ‘Publishing in AMJ: Exemplars and Ideas from Qualitative Research’ – Wendy Smith (Associate Editor)
  • 9:30-10:30 Research Snapshots – 5-minute presentations
  • 10:30-11:00 Refreshment Break
  • 11:00-13:00 Paper Development Roundtables with assigned editors
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch

 Programme Schedule

 

Jason D. Shaw is Chair Professor of Management, Head of Department of Management and Marketing, and Director of the Centre for Leadership and Innovation at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He served as Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal from 2010 to 2013. He has served or is serving on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Psychology Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management Review, Human Resource Management Journal, and other outlets. He previously served in elected leadership positions on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management and the Board of Governors of the Southern Management Association. Prior to his appointment at PolyU, he was the Curtis L. Carlson Schoolwide Professor at the University of Minnesota, served on the faculties of the University of Kentucky and Drexel University, and worked as an analyst for the Boeing Company.

Brian L. Connelly is the McWane Professor at Auburn University's Harbert College of Business. He received his PhD in strategic management from Texas A&M University and also holds an MBA from Indiana University, an MSEE from Johns Hopkins University, and a BSEE from Rutgers University. His research interests include corporate ownership, governance, competitive dynamics, organizational misconduct, and the many applications of signaling theory. Brian's research has been published in leading scholarly journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Operations Management. He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies. Prior to being an academic, Brian studied, lived, and worked in Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States.

Marc Gruber is full professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he holds the Chair of Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization. He earned his PhD from the University of St. Gallen and received a venia legendi from the Munich School of Management, University of Munich, for his habilitation thesis. His research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation, and includes studies on opportunity identification, founder identity, venture capital decision making, knowledge recombination, resource configurations and the commercialization of technological innovations. He has published his research in the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal, among
others. His studies were recognized with several awards, include the "Thought Leader Award" of the Entrepreneurship Division at the Academy of Management in the years 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Sucheta Nadkarni is the Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School. Her research centers on the microfoundations of strategy with a specific focus on the strategic implications of CEO personality, TMT personality diversity, dynamics and gender issues in the boards. She has published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Applied Psychology. She was an associate editor of Journal of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Journal. She has worked on research projects and grants with such companies as Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, Newton Asset Management, BNY Mellon, and Barclays. Her research has been featured in various publications and global media outlets, including the New York Times, Reuters, Forbes, CNBC, Huffington Post, the Guardian, the Telegraph, Economic Times and the Times of India.

Zeki Simsek is a Professor of Management and Gressette Chair of Business Strategy and Planning at College of Business and Behavioral Science, Clemson University. Prior to this appointment he held the Eversource Scholar of Technological Entrepreneurship at the University of Connecticut. He received his PhD from the University of Connecticut. His research explores the nexus of strategic leadership, strategic leaders, and entrepreneurship. His papers have appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and others. In recognition of his contributions at the University of Connecticut, the Business School awarded him with the Research Excellence and Distinguished Service Awards. He has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of Management Studies, Organizational Research Methods, Strategic Organization, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Wendy Smith is Associate Professor of Management at the Alfred Lerner School of Business at the University of Delaware. She earned her PhD in Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School and is currently a Research Fellow with the Social Innovation Centre at the University of Cambridge and the Management Department at the University of Bath. Wendy is interested in understanding the factors that enable leaders and organizations to thrive in the long term. To address this issues, she studies the nature and responses to strategic paradoxes, such as exploring and exploiting, achieving social missions and financial profits, enabling global integration and local adaptation. Her research has been published in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Organization Science and Harvard Business Review.