Program Chair: Mairead Brady, Trinity School of Business, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
2022 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Please join your fellow management educators and researchers, at all stages of their careers, in submitting empirical and conceptual papers, challenging scholarly and provocative essays, and symposia for the 82nd Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting, which will be held in hybrid form between Friday, 5 August and Tuesday, 9 August, 2022.

MED is the education theory, practice and policy research division of AOM. We welcome research insights that address challenges and opportunities that educators, leaders, students and administrators face: education research and learning research into practices and policies that drive learning and student engagement, technology supported learning challenges and opportunities, business school governance and accreditation, leadership development, pedagogic theory development (e.g. design-based research), course/program curriculum, and pedagogy; assessment designs, innovative technological solutions, effective teaching tools, learning tools, case studies, and experiential learning exercises, and scholarly writing and publication processes relevant to undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, executive and non-credit bearing educational programs.

This year's conference theme is: "Creating A Better World Together "

This year's conference highlights a central theme that is near and dear to the heart of the MED Division—the instructors, teachers and educators role in addressing society’s most pressing problems including the economic, health and societal challenges of sustainability in the midst of a global pandemic, disruptive pivots to remote work environments and business models, and virtual/online pedagogy and learning; inequity, discrimination and cultural conflicts; all against the backdrop of the broad implications of climate change. MED Division members are eager to help create a better world by working with students and colleagues and by focusing our effort and attention on the positive impact that management educators and researchers, can have on these intractable global challenges. As the Academy of Management division focused explicitly on the education and development of managers, we are in a unique position to explore, develop and test innovative models and solutions in the classroom to tackle these problems and ensure that our students and our research helps to create a better world.

Creating A Better World Togetherbrings into greater focus the responsibilities that management educators and researchers have to enable transformative and sustainable education and educational practices which promote sustainable and equitable economic growth; focuses on developing students who desire to contribute to a better world and who use teaching practices which encourages this, who research and validate inventive pedagogical models that leverage technology and remote learning while embracing the critical need for interpersonal engagement, who have the planet and the ecological challenges to the forefront of their practices, teaching and research.

We invite you to explore questions such as:

  • How can management education research amplify its positive impact on societal challenges and showcase and support innovative and exemplary teaching and learning practices?
  • What role do management educators and researchers play in closing the research-practice gap and focusing on sustainability and doing good in the world?
  • How can research into teaching and learning, and the teaching and learning of research, equip managers to be agents of positive change in a turbulent future?
  • How does our global pivot to remote learning and education inform a forward-looking use of technology and how do we educate current and future managers in a sustainable way?
  • Are there innovative technologies which can enhance student learning and academic teaching to develop the best of managers in the future and which supports exemplary teaching, assessment and learning practices.
  • How do we develop integrative solutions across domains to tackle broad-based theoretical and practical problems both in the wider educational arena and in the classroom?
  • How can management education and development be best managed across the diverse interest of its global membership and the variegated roles that management education plays across numerous domains.
  • How can management educators be best supported as the boundaries between the physical and the digital merge?
  • How can we as educators ensure that students learn, and that their learning, assessments, and engagement all combine to ensure that we have business education that is focused on doing good in society always cognizant of the implications for the planet?

We invite you to submit your work to the MED Division to be considered for inclusion in the 2022 conference program! Your submissions may have theoretical, pedagogical, or practical aims, but should be grounded in scholarship appropriate to the field. Our program will emerge from what we, the MED community of researchers, educators and scholarly practitioners, find most meaningful in the peer-review process. For a link to more information on this year's conference theme, please visit:

Submissions open: 2 December 2021

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 11 January 2022 at 17:00 (5pm) ET (NY Time). No late entries are accepted.

Call for Reviewers:We are delighted that the MED community is strongly committed to a quality program, and it is the policy and practice that when you submit a paper you also sign up as a reviewer. In addition, we especially appreciate our distinguished and generous colleagues who sign up to review even when they are not submitting! We are fortunate and grateful that so many of you are gracious enough to provide our community of management education scholars’ developmental support in their publication journey.

Please watch for the reviewer volunteer sign up call and use the AOM  reviewer signup, available online. You may be asked to review up to two papers from our division based on reviewer keywords you provide that match with those provided by paper authors. We thank you for your generosity in providing your time, and your commitment to the principles of collegiality and community. MED Outstanding Reviewer Awards will be given to those reviewers who provide the highest-quality (most extensive and constructive) reviews of competitive paper and symposium submissions for the division's program as part of the Academy of Management's Annual Meeting.

MED Writers' Workshop PDW: A central aspect of the MED program is to provide feedback to help you on your publication journey. A select number of papers that are not accepted for the program will be invited to the "Writers' Workshop PDW" where journal editors, reviewers and other experienced authors will provide feedback in order to help authors advance their papers towards a publishable version. These papers must show high promise, that they may be developed into published articles; authors commit to comment on others' papers in the most constructive and collegial spirit.

MED Division Awards: Recognition awards will be given to submissions that are selected from papers and symposia proposals submitted to the MED Division for the 2022 AOM program. You can self-nominate for awards. To self-nominate, ensure the submission cover page and first paragraph of the paper includes: a) the award(s) for which the submission is to be considered and b) a statement that all authors meet the criteria for the award, where applicable which signals your fit with the award.

This year's MED Awards (subject to sponsor confirmation) are:

  • Best Paper in Management Education sponsored by MOBTS and the Journal of Management Education for the paper that offers the most significant contribution to management education.

  • Best Paper in Graduate Management Education sponsored by the Clarion University of Pennsylvania Online MBA for the most significant contribution to graduate management education.

  • Global Forum Best Paper for the paper that most effectively addresses a global issue of significance to management education and development.

  • SAGE/Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies Junior Faculty Best Paper Award for the most significant contribution that advances leadership and organizational studies in a paper authored by junior faculty members who earned their PhD within the past eight years, that is, have graduated in 2014 or later (doctoral students may be co-authors).

  • Barry Armandi Awardfor Best Student Paper in Management Education Research for a student(s) authored paper that offers the most significant contribution to advance management education and development. (NOTE: Lead author must be a registered doctoral or postgraduate research student at the time of submission and no more than one non-student may be an author).

  • McGraw Hill Best Symposium in Management Education and Development Award for the symposium that offers the most significant contribution to advance management education and development.

  • J.B. (Ben) Arbaugh Outstanding Contribution Award presented to the MED member who best exemplifies a career of dedication and service to the division (NOTE: This is independent of the scholarly program).

Submission Instructions: Follow the AOM 2022 general submission guidelines.

The Management Education and Development Division looks forward to your submissions and to designing and developing a great program which showcases the best of research and practice in this domain.