AOM 2017: Call for submission to MH division

Participate in the 
77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
August 4-8, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Call for submissions

The Call for Submissions is now available! Please review the divisions’ and interest groups’ Calls for Submissions and the 2017 Annual Meeting Theme, “At the Interface,” prior to the opening of the submission system in mid-November.

Please note a few important dates:
Call for Submissions: Available NOW
Submission Opening: Mid-November
Submission Deadline: January 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET (New York time)

Submitters are advised to carefully review the submission guidelines and processes on the Submission Information website prior to submitting. Submissions that do not follow the guidelines or are incomplete will not be reviewed. If you have any questions about the submission guidelines and process, please contact the Program Staff at


Program Chair: Dr. James M. Wilson, University of Glasgow;

 2017 Management History Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

The Management History (MH) Division invites you to submit empirical and conceptual papers, as well as proposals for symposia (including panel discussions, debates, and roundtables), for consideration for inclusion in the division’s scholarly program. We encourage submissions from practitioners and academic members who would like to take advantage of this opportunity to develop their work, sharing their latest research; as well as submissions of more fully developed original articles.

The MH Division is open to a variety of methodological approaches and focusses on themes ranging from historical events in management practice (empirical focus) to studies that engage with historiography, philosophies of history, and the history of ideas and management thought (theoretical orientation).  In this spirit, the MH Division welcomes scholarly contributions that generate meaningful and original contributions to research, teaching, and higher learning in management.

Since Management History examines the rich and interesting histories of leadership, entrepreneurship, organizations, and social issues in management -historical antecedents of all of the other divisions – submissions for sessions sponsored jointly with other Academy of Management divisions are regarded as particularly attractive, and highly encouraged.

The MH scholarly sessions in the 2017 Academy of Management conference will be held on August 7th and 8th in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to submissions addressing the MH domain, the MH Division we also encourage papers and symposia focused on the conference theme, “At the Interface”. This theme “is an invitation to reflect on the many ways that interfaces separate and connect people and organizations – and to consider the consequences of those separations and interconnections. Some questions to explore:  What kinds of dynamics (linear, fluctuating, punctuated equilibrium) characterize the development of new interfaces and the transformation of existing ones?  What institutions affect the emergence, location, and maintenance of interfaces within and across organizational systems?” and what is the role of historical accounts of the past in making sense of/creating interfaces (e.g., lending a sense of boundaries to an organization over time). Indeed, Management History often considers a variety of micro- and macro-level issues that reflect the interactions and interfaces within and between organizations; along with broader political, economic, social, cultural, environmental, and institutional interfaces, boundaries and interactions. These issues are particularly interesting to those conducting management research from a historical perspective.

As noted, the MH Division encourages submissions from doctoral students. Papers with a PhD student as the first or sole author should be clearly identified when submitted to allow identification of possible winners of the Best Graduate Student Paper (see below).

Management History Division Awards

The MH Division annually bestows multiple awards for excellence:

John F. Mee Award for Best Contribution to Management History

Journal of Management History Best International Paper Award

SAGE Publishers Award for Best MH Division Paper in Leadership

Ronald B. Shuman Award for Best Graduate Student Paper

MH Division Best Reviewer Awards

The MH Division also nominates a best paper on an international subject or theme for the Academy’s Carolyn Dexter Award, and a best student paper for their William H. Newman Award; consistent with the criteria for those honors. Authors that believe their papers are eligible for any of these awards should self-nominate when submitting to ensure they are included in that selection process.

All divisional awards will be presented at the MH business meeting held during the annual conference (see the Online Program for its date, time, and location).