Submission Types


The Academy of Management invites brief proposals for possible inclusion on the AOM Specialized Conference on Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy program. In line with the developmental ethos of this innovative and interactive conference, brief proposals (rather than fully developed manuscripts) are invited for consideration.


Three types of submissions will be accepted for this conference: Paper Proposals, Panel Symposium Proposals, and Active Learning Workshop Proposals. A maximum of THREE proposals can be submitted as author, co-authors, workshop presenters or panelists. The deadline to submit all proposals is 3 October 2017.

 

Paper proposals are abbreviated, developmental, or unfinished work prepared in a concise way to encourage discussion and participation. A paper proposal must fit within the context of the conference theme and be aligned with one of the conference tracks. Submitted papers must NOT have been previously presented, scheduled for presentation, published, or accepted for publication by the AOM or any other publisher or organization. If a paper is under review, it must NOT appear in print before the AOM Specialized Conference on Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy (18-20 April 2018).


Paper Proposal Format

Paper proposals must follow these guidelines to ensure work is reviewed.

·         A paper proposal submission in its entirety must not exceed 8 pages (6 pages for the body, which can include chart, graphs, diagrams, etc. and up to 2 pages of references and/or the proposal abstract).

·         Proposals must be accompanied by an up to 125 word abstract for inclusion in the conference program. The title and abstract is included in the maximum page limit.

·         Figures, graphs, tables, appendices, and references should follow the Academy of Management Journal’s Style Guide.

 

NOTE: Three to four paper proposals will be grouped together by the Track Chair to fit in a 90-minute paper session.

 

All paper proposals will be double-blind reviewed by at least two (2) reviewers. The double-blind review process exists to help protect the integrity of the submission and review process. Paper proposals are evaluated on clarity, analysis, methodological rigor, overall quality, and relevance to the track theme. Double-blind review means that author information and reviewer information are NOT known to each other. Reviewers will be invited to supply review comments to authors; there is no guarantee, however, that they will do so in every case. Therefore, it is critical that all author identifying information and attribution should be removed from the paper proposal document that is uploaded to the submission system.

 

Accepted papers will be presented on Thursday 19 April and Friday 20 April 2018.

 

 

A panel symposium proposal will suggest a carefully organized session that brings together a group of panelists who share divergent views on a topic related to the conference theme in a manner that brings new insights to the subject. A symposium proposal must fit within the context of the conference theme and be aligned with one of the conference tracks. The session format should engage the panelists and audience in formal interactive discussion. These proposals will be assessed in a single-blind review process.

 

Panel Symposium Proposal Format:

Symposium proposals must follow these guidelines to ensure work is reviewed.

·         A symposium proposal submission in its entirety must not exceed 8 pages  

o   Title Page inclusive of proposal title, up to 125 word abstract, and complete formal names and affiliations of all participants

o   Overview of the symposium including an explanation of why the symposium should be of interest to the track theme, the proposed format of the symposium, and a summary of the panelists’ discussion.

 

NOTE: There may be no formal paper presentations within a panel symposium. Symposium proposals should be designed to fit in a 90-minute session.

 

Panel Symposium Review Process

Symposium proposals will be single-blind reviewed. Single-blind reviews means that the reviewers see the names of the presenters, participants, and organizers. Proposals for symposia are judged based on overall quality, relevance to the track theme, innovation, and contribution.

Symposia will take place on Thursday 19 April and Friday 20 April 2018.

 

 

Active learning workshop proposals describe interactive tutorials and professional development workshops meant to engage attendees in an exciting hands-on learning experience, delivering training on specific methods, pedagogy, tools, or software related to the conference theme. Active learning workshop proposals do not need to be aligned with a specific conference track, but should support the overall conference theme.Possible workshop topics are provided below, however other creative or unique topics are welcomed as well.


            • Data Visualization (Tableau)
            • Data Scraping
            • Basics of Big Data
            • Data Science
            • Machine Learning
            • Data Analytics
            • Neural Networks/Deep Learning
            • Making Your Own MOOC


Active Learning Workshops Proposal Format:

Active learning workshop proposals must follow these guidelines to ensure work is reviewed.


  • Title Page inclusive of proposal title, up to 125 word abstract, and complete formal names and affiliations of all participants;
  • An up to 3 page overview of the workshop which includes an explanation of why the workshop should be of interest to the conference attendees.

 

NOTE: Active Learning Workshop proposals should be designed to fit in a 90-minute session.

 

Active Learning Workshops Review Process:

Active learning workshop proposals will be reviewed and assessed by the Active Learning Workshop Committee. Proposals for workshops are judged based on overall quality, relevance to the conference theme, innovation, and contribution.

 

Active Learning Workshops will take place on Wednesday 18 April afternoon.

Submission Guidelines

• The uploaded file must be in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) format.
• Make sure that the file is virus free prior to uploading.
• Number all of the pages of the uploaded document.
• The uploaded document must follow the following formatting guidelines:
• A4 page size: 21.0 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
OR
  US letter page size: 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
• 2.5 cm = 1 inch margin all around
• Times New Roman 12-point font
• Double spaced (references may be single-spaced)
• Tables and figures must be clear, legible, and no smaller than 10-point font

For PAPER proposals, to facilitate the double-blind review process, remove ALL author-identifying information, including acknowledgments, from the uploaded document.
Note that ALL authors associated with your paper are included on the submission form, but NOT in the uploaded document.

If any of the guidelines and formatting instructions are not met, the submission will NOT be reviewed.