Call for Scholarly Program Submissions: Management History Division

Program Chair: Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria & University of Liverpool;

The Management History (MH) Division invites symposium and paper submissions for the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 7 – 11 August 2020. You may send us your submissions through the AOM Submission Center until it closes on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). The Submission Center opens in early December 2019.

Conference Theme: This year’s conference theme is “20/20: Broadening our Sight” and encourages us to widen our view when examining our domain, practice and organizational phenomena. We encourage you to make connections to the theme wherever possible in preparing your submission.

Our Domain: The Management History (MH) Division is a wide-ranging network of scholars interested in the antecedents of modern business practice and thought. We invite submissions of 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 all members of the academy interested in devoting or sharing their work in management history broadly defined.

As there is an element of history within every division in the Academy, the division is open to a variety of methodological approaches and 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 in history from across all AOM divisions' interest groups. Submissions for sessions sponsored jointly with other Academy divisions are regarded as particularly attractive, and highly encouraged. 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.

The division has a number of awards that submitters may be eligible; they are listed below.

Management History Division Awards

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 honours. 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).

Call for Reviewers: Please sign up ( to review for us! The success of the both the Scholarly paper and PDW programs depends upon your active involvement, especially your participation in the peer-review process. We deeply appreciate your willingness to volunteer and contribute to the Academy and Division by providing considered and timely reviews, and the guidance your reviews provide authors in improving their work. Your reviewing contributions may be recognized through a Best Reviewer Award.

You may sign up starting in early December, please visit the AOM reviewer signup website. We will ask you to review three submissions between mid-January and mid-February. As far as possible, we'll assign papers in areas of your expertise as noted from the topic codes you've indicated.

The deadline for submission is 14 January 2020 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). Detailed instructions for the online submission process will be available in the Submission Submission Center when it opens in early December 2019. Note that the MH Division follows the general submission requirements of the Academy of Management. Symposium sessions can be either Panel Symposia or Presenter Symposia. Details of the requirements for each session type are outlined in the Conference Call for Submissions. Keep in mind that developing symposia (including panel discussions) with broad appeal to 3 divisions (and submitting to all 3) increases the chance of having your symposia accepted.

For any inquiries concerning your submission, please contact Roy Suddaby ( We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you in Vancouver next August!