Western Academy of Management 2014 Conference

Western Academy of Management 2014 Conference

March 19-22, 2014 / Napa, California
Theme: In Vino, Veritas


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* Please Note: At this time the Silverado Resort is sold out on Friday, March 21st

WAM 2014 Program March 13

WAM 2014 Doctoral / Jr. Faculty Consortium

Call for Ascendant Scholar Nominations

Conference Theme: In Vino, Veritas

The phrase “In Vino, Veritas,” originally attributed to Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder, reflects the belief that people are more likely to tell the truth while drinking wine. As the theme for our 2014 conference, it encompasses a fundamental focus of academic work—truth—and the $7 billion wine industry of our conference location in the Napa Valley. As academics we strive to uncover truth in our research, and to share it with others. We invite everyone to gather at Napa’s Silverado Resort to continue our conversations about what we believe to be true.

In keeping with the theme, we encourage submissions that reflect on the concept of truth in our profession. For example, do we as management scholars uncover the truth in our work, or are we creators and purveyors of socially constructed truths? How do our research methods influence our decisions about truth? What role does the truth have in our teaching? When communicating to managers, how do we ensure that they listen to what we think is true?

We also encourage submissions from wine scholars. We will be spending time in a part of the world that is dominated by wine, and we welcome the company of experts who can teach us about topics such as the science of wine making, the marketing of wine, and the psychology of wine tasting.

Conference Location: The Silverado Resort, Napa , California

The Silverado Resort is a unique venue. The accommodations are privately owned cottage suites, each with their own separate entrance and balcony or patio. Conference sessions will take place in a refurbishedmanor house located on the championship golf course. Just across the street is the resort’s brand new spa, with an outdoor swimming pool and bocce courts. Napa is also home to some of the finest restaurants in North America: the nearby town of Yountville boasts six Michelin stars in six blocks, including the famous French Laundry. Our social program will involve visits to some of the hundreds of wineries within a short drive of the conference location.