Call for Scholarly Program Submissions: International Management Division

Program Chair: Katherine Xin, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS),

The International Management (IM) Division invites submissions of papers and symposia for the scholarly program of the 2020 Academy of Management annual meeting which will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada from 9–11 August 2020. The theme for the 2020 Academy of Management meeting is "20/20: Broadening our Sight." This theme is particularly salient for the IM Division, given that members of IM division are from diverse backgrounds and working in organizations in different cultural, economic, and political contexts - and these differences form the core of what we study.

The International Management (IM) Division focuses on the development of theory, research and the practice of management with a cross border or cross cultural dimension. Major topics include, but are not limited to: the cross-border management of operations, including multi-country, multi-unit, strategy formulation and implementation; evolving forms and management practices in cross-border business; the cross-border differential impact of cultural, social, economic, technological, political, and other institutional forces on strategies, organizational forms, and management practices; the international competitiveness of firms, industries, and nations; and comparative management studies involving two or more countries. To learn more about the IM Division, visit our website.

Submissions: We welcome paper and symposia submission related to these topics. Top submissions are nominated for the many IM Division paper awards, which recognize work on emerging markets, ethics/ social responsibility/ sustainability, global strategy, interdisciplinary work by young scholars, international corporate governance, and topics in OB / HRM / OT. In addition to papers, please consider submitting symposium proposals that explore interesting topics using innovative perspectives and a variety of theoretical lenses. Symposia offer the opportunity to examine interfaces by engaging in meaningful and highly-interactive dialogue among the panelists and with the audience, in clear contrast to the more unidirectional nature of paper presentations.

Submission deadline: All paper and symposium submissions must be completed by Tuesday, 14 January 2020, at 5:00 PM ET (NY time). The Submission Center is open from early December 2019 - so there is plenty of time to avoid the last-minute rush! Submission guidelines are available on the AOM website.

Reviewing: If you submit a paper, we also expect you to sign up to review. Thank you in advance. Please sign up and select the IM Division and topic codes that reflect your areas of expertise! I will ask you to review about three submissions between 22 January and 20 February 2020, and to provide the authors with thoughtful and constructive comments that are developmental in nature.

With your excellent paper and symposium submissions - and your invaluable assistance with the reviewing process - we will have yet another interesting and thought-provoking IM program. See you in Vancouver!