As the world of business struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic, business and management theories and practices are being reimagined and reconfigured to address the new world of work. Management theory and practice will evolve to advocate innovation, efficiency and performance as drivers of success in all forms and sizes of organizations, in all sectors, and in all countries. As organizations try to adapt and respond to technological, demographic, and market transformations, managers, employees and stakeholders increasingly are called upon to demonstrate the agility, imagination, ambidexterity, inclusivity, and sustainability that finds opportunity in ever-faster paced and ever-larger disruptions. Business as usual will be forever changed. As Covid-19 has completely reshaped the idea of the workplace, and many businesses shift permanently to remote or hybrid environments, business models will adapt to emerging needs of the marketplace. The post-pandemic future of work is uncertain and disruptive, as the creation, operation, and consequence of new management thinking remain territory both scholars and practitioners are just beginning to navigate and chart. SAM’s 76th Anniversary Conference – Advancing Management: The Post-Pandemic Future of Work – is dedicated to exploring and contributing findings and recommendations to this central and contemporary aspect of management practice and education. Academic, practitioner, and student researchers are invited to present business insights at this 2021 Conference.
Presentations in this submission type will focus on one of the following three areas of scholarship:
Basic or discovery scholarship that generates and communicates new knowledge and understanding and/or development of new methods. Intellectual contributions in this category are normally intended to impact the theory, knowledge, and/or practice of business.
Applied or integration/application scholarship that synthesizes new understandings or interpretations of knowledge or technology; develops new technologies, processes, tools, or uses; and/or refines, develops, or advances new methods based on existing knowledge. Intellectual contributions in this category are normally intended to impact the practice of business.
Teaching and learning scholarship that develops and advances new understandings, insights, and teaching content and methods that impact learning behavior. Intellectual contributions in this category are normally intended to impact the teaching of business (adopted from the AACSB 2013 Accreditation Standards).
This submission type is for research presentations of student work both graduate and undergraduate that focus on the same scholarship areas as in the Scholarly Research track.
This submission type is for presentations that are the joint product of Faculty and Student research. The majority or all of the presentation will be done by the student. Research in this track will focus on the same scholarship areas as in the Scholarly Research track.
Two options are available for practitioners. The first option in this submission type is for presentations that provide a real-world perspective on management issues within organizations; these presentations seek to provide members of SAM a view of these management issues from the practitioner perspective. The second option in this submission type is for the presentation of original case studies that focus on contemporary, real-world management issues and provide recommendations for management practice and/or education.
This submission type is for those who would like to present a workshop in either panel or presentation format. These sessions will relate to the Conference theme, and enhance positive Conference impact and meaningful take-aways for Conference attendees. When possible, workshops and panels are provided exclusive programming time separate from other presentations and are encouraged to envision participation from various disciplines and organizations.
Competitive full papers should be typed, double-spaced, and not more than 20 typewritten pages, not including references and tables. Do not include the author’s names on the title page, as posters will be double-blind reviewed.
Extended Abstracts should be typed, double-spaced, and about 1-2 pages in length.
Papers must be submitted using APA Style.
For papers with multiple authors, at least one author for each accepted paper will be expected to register and personally appear to present the research.
The 2020 Conference Proceedings will adhere to an abridged summary for those papers selected for inclusion. Authors selected will be advised of the necessary length and details.
A poster presentation submission should have a title page with an abstract of no more than 200 words. Do not include the author’s names on the title page, as posters will be double-blind reviewed.
Submission of the actual poster is not required during the selection process.
A poster presentation should be unique and not a presentation or summary of a published work.
For posters with multiple authors, at least one author for each accepted poster will be expected to register and personally appear to present the research.
If accepted, posters are permitted up to 50 inches in width and 50 inches in length
The submission must include an abstract that includes the target audience, proposed format (symposium, workshop, or panel), required technology, a statement of value added, and description of the expertise of the presenter (and guests).
The proposal should broadly describe the basic components of the session, as well as a general outline of the content for each component.
For proposals with multiple authors and or presenters, at least one author for each accepted session will be expected to register and personally appear to facilitate.
Submissions are limited to a maximum of three per individual author/presenter. At least one of the authors/presenters in a jointly-authored submission must attend and present at the Conference the work submitted. Only full papers submitted by February 19, 2021, will be published in the Conference Proceedings.