Dear Friends,Please do consider submitting your innovative proposals this year. Please see the call below... Call forCaucus ProposalsCaucus Proposals Submission InstructionsTheCaucus Committee invites proposals for caucus sessions to be held at the 2015Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Colombia,Canada. Caucuses encompass a widevariety of topics and we encourage proposals that feature nascent ideas orongoing themes that would be interesting to the AOM community. The number ofcaucus sessions in any given year varies. In 2010, there were 88; however, in other yearsspace constraints reduce the number of caucuses (i.e., 25 in 2013 and 30 in2014). Typically, Caucus sessions arescheduled during the scholarly program on Monday and Tuesday. What is a “caucus”?The premise of a caucus is primarilyto provide an opportunity for scholars to innovate, share and discuss emergentideas that are still in the incubatory stage. We encourage submission ofinnovative proposals that provide conference participants withopportunities to network, collaborate and develop new ideas that include, but arenot limited to, the conference theme, “Opening Governance”. Caucuses are designed to provide a convenient,informal way for AOM members with shared interests to find one another and todevelop a sense of community within the larger AOM structure as well as explorepotential collaborations in a forum open to all interested AOM members. How does a caucus differ from a Professional Development Workshop(PDW)?PDWs tend to offer structured learning experiencesled by experts in the topic being presented with intended takeaways for theparticipants. PDWs run from Friday to Sunday with a minimum of 2 hours inlength. Caucuses’ deliberations are moreof an informal exchange with facilitators rather than a designated presenter/s.Caucuses are usually scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays together with therefereed scholarly program. How does a caucus differ from a symposium?A caucus session differs from a symposium in a fewways. First, there is no requirement for authored papers for a caucus as istypically the case with a presenter symposium. The submissions for a caucusshould detail the ideas for discussion and the format planned by the organizersand is typically no more than two pages in length. Second, while a panel symposiumconsists of a group of panelists in a formal interactive discussion, a caucusis more informal where AOM members with shared interests can discuss commonissues and explore potential research collaborations. It is essentiallydesigned to provide conference participants with opportunities to network withcolleagues who share similar interests and develop new ideas, emerging topics,and expansion of the conference theme. The organizers typically serve asdiscussion leaders but do not make a formal presentation. Finally, a symposiumrequires sponsorship by the All-Academy Theme committee, a division, orinterest group. A caucus requires documented interest from 5 AOM members withaffiliations and contact information. Howshould the caucus proposal be structured?In order to be considered, caucus proposals mustinclude the following:• A Title• Abstract or short program description of 50 words• Name, email address, and phone number of up to TWOCaucus organizer(s)• Short description (up to 500 words) of the topicalcontent including two key words in bold• Names, affiliation and contact information of fiveAOM members, in addition to the organizer(s), who support the proposal **Note that these five names will NOT be listed inthe program and will NOT be counted in the Rule of Three + Three. We ask thatyou include them as a way to verify that the topic is one that is likely toappeal to several AOM members. IMPORTANT: Caucus proposals that do not follow theseguidelines may not be reviewed. Here are some questions to guide you as you prepare yourcaucus proposalDoes the proposal encouragedevelopment of new ideas or address emerging topics?Does the proposal appeal to multipleconstituents from the AOM community?Does the proposalencourage collaboration and the free exchange ofideas?Does the proposal address theconference theme?Does the proposal state desiredgoals and outcomes? Submissioninformation and deadlinesAll Caucus submissions must be made via the AOMsubmissions website. The site opens for submissions in early November and the deadline is January 13 at 5:00 PM ET(New York Time). If you have any questions, please contact the Caucus CommitteeChair, Eileen Kwesiga ([log in to unmask]). We look forward to receivinginteresting and innovative caucus proposals. ......whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely...meditate on these things ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.