IBAM 25 – 2018 – Monmouth University

Make plans to attend IBAM 25, set for August 2-4, 2018, at Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ.  The Call for Papers will be issued October 1, 2017, with papers accepted during January 2018.  IBAM seeks both academic and applied scholarship in Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, International Management, and Pedagogy.  Faculty, practitioner, and student papers are encouraged. Cross-disciplinary work is also encouraged.

The Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM) is both scholarly and developmental, so consider submitting your work in whatever stage of development it is.

  • Ideas and poster sessions:  if you have an idea that needs input or co-researchers submit it to IBAM.
  • Workshops:  if you have a classroom or consulting practice that introduces new methods or edifies existing practice, submit it to IBAM.
  • Panels: if you know a group of subject matter experts in practice or academe, and would lead discussion on a management topic, submit it to IBAM.
  • Scholarly papers in development:  if you have developed your hypotheses,  completed your written literature review and begun your data collection, submit it to IBAM.
  • Scholarly papers complete:  if your paper is ready for publication, but not yet accepted and could benefit from suggestions from other academics and practitioners, submit it to IBAM.

IBAM’s value:

Practitioners working in the field as consultants can benefit from (1) partnering with academics for the latest theories to apply in the workplace, and (2) developing a network of potential opportunities for consulting work.

Academics teaching at accredited universities can benefit from (1) presenting research, (2) networking with other university faculty,  (3) developing research toward publication, (4) expanding your cadre of like-disciplined researchers, and (5) gaining new knowledge in technology.

Professors and instructors at online universities can benefit from (1) paper and workshop presentation, (2) learning through workshops in academic skills your terminal degree or certification may not have covered, (3) developing research toward publication, and (4) expanding your network of academic and practitioner colleagues.

Students can benefit from (1) paper presentation and poster sessions, (2) direct involvement with an active national conference, (3) expertise from academics and practitioners in the field of management, and (4) opportunities to serve the academic community.

The Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management (JBAM) is published three times each year.  Best papers from IBAM are automatically considered for publication.  A special edition of JBAM, featuring best work from IBAM 25, is scheduled.

Look for the newly designed IBAM website and the Call for Papers on October 1, 2017, and plan to join your friends at IBAM 25, August 2-4, at Monmouth University, Monmouth, New Jersey.

Crafting a Great Submission for IBAM 22

from IBAMer Frank Jeffries

Want to write a great manuscript for IBAM? Showing excitement for your subject is a great place to start. This is an opportunity to share your great idea with people who can help you move it forward so it is ok to be excited. If you believe in your new idea your enthusiasm will help others get excited about it too. Therefore, the start of a great submission is your attitude about what you are about to share.

Tell an interesting story and it will get read. Here are some questions to ask when developing an idea. Is what you discovered really new? Is what you discovered really important? Is what you discovered really useful? And finally, you need to be able to answer the question, So What? If all the answers to these questions are solid you probably have something worth writing about. Let’s take them on one at a time.

Is what you have discovered really new? A thorough literature review is invaluable to establish whether your idea is new. The literature review is also where all the raw material for theoretical development comes from. Many authors shortcut this stage and it is a really bad idea. Conduct a thorough search on key terms in the literature relevant to the area of research being developed. Then, read the literature so you understand not only the results but also the supporting literature and context of the research you are citing. Next put your ideas on paper in a rough draft form and run it by your colleagues to see what they think. Many times they are familiar with relevant literature that did not occur to you. If the idea makes it past these tests it is likely that it is truly a new concept.

Is what you discovered really important? The answer here needs to be absolutely yes. If you are not convinced that the research you are reporting, or the theory you are developing, is going to have an impact there is no way it will be interesting or fun to write about. The writing will lack enthusiasm and the result will be a boring manuscript.

Is what you discovered really useful? When writing for IBAM in particular it is important to think about what the research can be used for in terms of practical application. Theory is great, but the focus of the conference is joining academics with practitioners to transfer useful knowledge that can yield results in application. If there is a good chance that application of your research can yield positive results when applied to a business situation you are on to something useful.

So what, why should anyone read this paper? This is the question that you need to answer in the abstract and introduction of your paper. By addressing the other questions above you will have developed the material used to answer this question. What you have to say is new, it is important because it will have impact on the management literature, and it will be useful in achievement of positive business outcomes. If you cannot confidently make these assertions there is more work to do.

If you have gotten to this point you should be excited about your discovery and eager to share it. Write with that feeling and drive. Use an active voice and be convincing. Start by crafting an introduction that makes a compelling case for reading the rest of the manuscript. Identify the gap in the literature, state what your contribution is going to be, why it is important, and identify the implications for business. Finish the introduction with a road map of how the rest of the paper is laid out so that you prime the reader for what follows.

As you craft the paper, it is important to pay attention to the details. Include the right sections in the right order (the previous blog with Tom Martin addressed this). Be sure to include transitions at the end of one section that lead to the next. It will make the paper flow and it will be much easier to read. Tell a convincing story. Make sure that as you make your case for your new idea that you build on appropriate theory and research in a logical and consistent manner. Have others proof your draft to make sure that you are not making ‘leaps of faith’ that are not logical conclusions/extensions of established research. There are times that a line of research is so new that it is largely exploratory – in this situation it is doubly important to build a logical believable case.

Finally, follow the appropriate style manual –  in this case APA. The reviewers expect the paper to follow a particular format and, if it does, it helps make their job easier. Do your very best work and have others proof it for style, punctuation, spelling, grammar, logic, and flow. Error free work allows the reader to focus on the message and is the mark of a professional.

Writing can be a lot of fun if you are really excited about what you are developing as a stream of research. Pick an area that is really interesting and engaging for you and enjoy the process of developing and sharing new ideas.

Frank Jeffries is Professor in the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage .

See the IBAM22 Call for Papers at this site and submit your paper at http://www.openconf.org/IBAM2014/openconf.php

IBAM 2013 Regular Submissions Deadline Approaching

May 24, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

change-management1

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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.

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Pressed for time? Although the deadline is approaching, there is still time! It greatly helps our planning to understand they type of submission you are working on for our conference. There are a couple of options if your paper is not quite ready. First, if it is in “pretty good” shape but you want to work on it more – perhaps you might consider submitting it as a Pipeline paper? Still in the formative stage? Then an Idea Incubator is likely for you. Perhaps you’ve just wrapped up the school year and truly just need a couple extra weeks to get your Traditional paper finalized? Contact our VP/Program Chair and request a two-week extension … he will work with you on an individual basis.

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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 Click here to learn more

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  Click here to learn more

Conna Condon conna.condon@waldenu.edu

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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.

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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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Registration Preview

Click here

Service Opportunities

Click here

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We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

Rebecca Herman, IBAM President

rebecca.herman.ibam@gmail.com

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.

SDCollage

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.

goldline

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.

CatamaranCollage

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.

goldline

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.

PresentationCollage

goldline

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.

change-management1

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Registration Preview

https://ibamconference.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/ibam-2013-registration-preview/

Service Opportunities

https://ibamconference.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/service-the-heart-of-volunteer-organizations/

 

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We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

Rebecca Herman, IBAM President

rebecca.herman.ibam@gmail.com

IBAM 2013 Call for Papers

March 17, 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.

SDCollage

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.

goldline

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.

CatamaranCollage

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.

goldline

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.

PresentationCollage

goldline

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.

change-management1

goldline

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.

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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

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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.

goldline

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

rebecca.herman.ibam@gmail.com