Organization and Management Theory OMT

AMR IDW at ESADE (Barcelona) on Feb 25, 2022 -- in person

  • 1.  AMR IDW at ESADE (Barcelona) on Feb 25, 2022 -- in person

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    Academy of Management Review (AMR) Idea Development Workshop

    Hosted by ESADE Business School, Barcelona

    Where and When

    Friday, February 25, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at ESADE

    Led by

    Sherry Thatcher, the current Editor-in-Chief, and Ruth Aguilera, Associate Editor, will lead this workshop. Other Associate Editors and Editorial Review Board members will also join.

    Purpose and Agenda

    This idea development workshop (IDW) is geared toward PhD students, junior scholars, and senior scholars who are interested in publishing in AMR. The hope is that this workshop will help participants develop well-crafted manuscripts suitable for submission to AMR.


    The workshop will be divided into two parts. We will first discuss general information about publishing in AMR, such as what makes a successful AMR paper, the main reasons that papers are rejected, and strategies for addressing the core challenges that Editors and reviewers see in rejected papers. We will also briefly discuss a set of exercises that authors can complete to help clarify theoretical contribution around their ideas; these exercises, and a description of their value, are available in the pre-workshop activities reading.

    The second half of the workshop will entail roundtable discussions of participant's theory ideas. We will match 4-5 participants with an Associate Editor or an Editorial Review Board member. These groups will then discuss the participant ideas and provide the participant with insight about how to clarify the paper idea or move the idea forward, with approximately 30 minutes for each idea.

    The workshop is open to participants outside ESADE and Barcelona; if you need suggestions regarding hotel accommodations, please contact: Josep Alias at

    Registration information:

    Registration is required for all participants and the deadline to register is February 4, 2022. To participate, please fill out the following JotForm and submit a two-page proposal of your idea:

    Pre-workshop activities

    Prior to the workshop, participants should read the following paper and prepare a 4-5 slide, 10-minute presentation of a conceptual idea to share at the roundtable.

    • Thatcher, S.M.B. & Fisher, G. Forthcoming in the January 2022 issue. From the Editor: The nuts and bolts of writing a theory paper: A practical guide to getting started

    Ruth Aguilera
    Distinguished Professor
    Northeastern University
    Boston MA