IBAM 2013 Submissions Now Being Accepted

April 1, 2013 By Rebecca L. Herman, PhD

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 Join us in beautiful San Diego, CA for IBAM 21, where we will gather to discuss, debate, and present our ideas about the future of behavioral and applied management in America’s Finest City!  San Diego has much to offer including world famous attractions and 70 miles of beaches. For those looking to discover some of San Diego’s history, visit Old Town, Cabrillo National Monument, Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park or one of the region’s many missions. In San Diego, vacation means activities for every interest in your family. The kids will enjoy a roller coaster ride, numerous entertainment centers or a day at a water park. The adventurer in your life will love sky sailing or a bi-plane ride. For those with more refined tastes, discover lush botanical gardens and beautiful wineries.


So prepare for a meeting with gluttonous fun. Plan to come early or stay late so you can laugh your way through theme parks like SeaWorld, the world famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. Dance a path through our arts and culture scene, or take a swing at stress on one of over 90 golf courses. San Diego is perhaps the only place where entertainment can be found doing everything or nothing at all.


Stay at the incredible Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa located right on Mission Bay and just steps from the Mission Beach ocean front. Our selected hotel will awaken your senses; relax the body and sooth the soul. Explore hidden gardens of over 1,000 types of eclectic plants and flowers, exotic birds, 100 varieties of palm trees, and 30 types of hibiscus. Surround yourself with striking sunsets, the splendor of secluded sandy beaches, and the sights and sounds of nature all in one place.


The Catamaran’s rooms and suites are spacious and tastefully appointed with their own balcony or patio. Mission Bay, the world’s largest aquatic park, is at your doorstep and the enticing waves of the Pacific Ocean are just 100 yards away. Enjoy marvelous views of the California coastline or stunning city skyline from every part of this beach resort. In San Diego, activities and local attractions are never far away.


Participate as a presenter, reviewer, session chair, discussant, volunteer, or division chair.  IBAM welcomes management educators, business practitioners, and students to share their ideas, research, and experiences in a friendly and supportive environment.   Session discussions are lively, informative, stimulating, and broad-based.

We will welcome you warmly and value you as an individual and colleague, not a member of a cast of thousands. Executives, managers, professionals, and students are all members and active participants in IBAM’s annual conferences.



Embrace  this year’s theme. One of the earliest-known thinkers on change, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, is credited with saying, “There is nothing permanent except change.”  As professors, practitioners and students of behavioral and applied management, we know that change is not always a welcome guest, despite its persistence.  It is usually in these times of movement and discontinuity that significant change occurs. Current thought suggests that organizations that embrace change resist complacency and lead innovation.  What emerge are new theories, products, processes and practices. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on the topic Embracing Change in the contexts of industry, profession, education and community. Both quantitative and qualitative work from academics and practitioners is considered and may include research that is fully articulated as well as developmental papers.



Submit your original paper, symposium, workshop, or idea incubator proposal for anonymous peer review. The IBAM conference is an excellent outlet for completed research, work-in-progress, and the sharing of experiences in a variety of management sub-fields through refereed paper sessions, symposia, workshops, and panel discussions.

Please consider one of these six categories of submission – one is sure to fit your needs!

Traditional  Completed research paper; preparing to submit to a journal; review is held to highest level of rigor; “Best Paper” awards will be selected from this category. Pipeline  Research is completed and paper is in early stages; goal of future publication. Could be a paper previously not accepted for publication and desire to “revive” it through conference feedback.
Symposia or Workshop  Either panel or presenter format. Proposals that cross disciplines and include multiple institutions are highly encouraged.Sample ideas: Best Online Practices; Faculty Best Practices; Using Technology in Management Education; Preparing for the Doctoral Oral Defense; Conducting a Peer Review (Conference or Journal); Early/Mid Career Faculty Consortium; Mid/Senior Career Faculty Consortium.  Note: Not double-blind reviewed; selected by the Program Chair for inclusion in the program. 
Idea Incubator  Fresh research idea or research that is not yet completed; opportunity to present topic and receive feedback from peers in a more informal setting. Student  Lead author must be a student. We are seeking Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral learners. “Best Student Paper” award(s) will be selected from this category.


Meet our Program and Division Chairs and feel free to contact them if you have a question specific to their division.

VP/Program Chair

Ken Levitt  klevitt@po-box.esu.edu

Division I

Human Resources Management

Kathy Utecht kmutecht@shsu.edu

Alan Jackson ajackson@peru.edu 

Division II

Organizational Behavior

Tom Martin tmartin@unomaha.edu

Division III

Strategic & Global Management

Marcel Minutolo minutolo@rmu.edu

Sara Kimmel kimmel@mc.edu

Division IV

Management Education & Pedogogy

Lynn Kendrick lkendrick@stu.edu

Kyle Ryan kryan@peru.edu

Division V

Student Papers

Conna Condon conna.condon@waldenu.edu


Submission Guidelines 

  1. All submissions must be entirely original and may not be under concurrent consideration or accepted for presentation elsewhere. You may submit up to two papers and/or proposals in any or all of the divisions.  This includes papers and proposals that are co-authored.
  2. All submissions should include three keywords and a 75-word abstract. When selecting the Topic Area (s), please select at least one but no more than three. Papers, proposals, and summaries should be double-spaced with one-inch margins, typed in a 12-point font, and follow APA format.
  3. Guidelines by submission type:
    • Traditional, Pipeline, & Student Papers should not exceed 24 pages (total – including references).
    • Symposia & Workshop Proposals  should submit a three to five page proposal outline, along with a statement that all presenters intend to register for the conference.
    • Idea Incubator Session should submit a 250-500 word summary of the research idea/proposal.
  4. April 1 – May 31, submit your paper, proposal, or summary by uploading it into the IBAM Conference web-site: https://www.openconf.org/IBAM2013  and following the instructions for submissions located at that site.
  5. Please do not include a cover/title page with your paper.  Author information will be recorded on the submission page at the IBAM Conference site.  The uploaded document should be free of any identifying author indications and the document “Properties” data should be cleared as well. All submissions are double blind-reviewed.
  6. All accepted program participants must register and attend the conference.  Fees must be paid by August 1, 2013, and cannot be returned after this date for any reason.


Best Papers are Eligible for Journal Publication

The Best Papers in each Division are eligible for publication consideration in the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management (JBAM). The journal provides an international outlet for its contributors. To learn more about our journal, please visit http://ibam.com/jbam.html

Student Scholarships Available

IBAM desires to support student scholars and may award a $250 scholarship in each of its student classifications: bachelors, masters and doctoral. The scholarship is granted to the student submitting the best paper in each classification. A student must declare (check box) that it is a student paper at time of submission. Eligible papers may NOT be co-authored with a faculty member or practitioner but may be co-authored with other students (the scholarship is shared in this case). Student scholarships will be presented with the award at the conference award luncheon.


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We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

Rebecca Herman, IBAM President



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