Please do consider submitting your innovative proposals this year. Please see the call below...
Caucus Proposals Submission Instructions
Caucus Committee invites proposals for caucus sessions to be held at the 2015
Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Colombia,
Canada. Caucuses encompass a wide
variety of topics and we encourage proposals that feature nascent ideas or
ongoing themes that would be interesting to the AOM community. The number of
caucus sessions in any given year varies. In 2010, there were 88; however, in other years
space constraints reduce the number of caucuses (i.e., 25 in 2013 and 30 in
2014). Typically, Caucus sessions are
scheduled during the scholarly program on Monday and Tuesday.
What is a “caucus”?
The premise of a caucus is primarily
to provide an opportunity for scholars to innovate, share and discuss emergent
ideas that are still in the incubatory stage. We encourage submission of
innovative proposals that provide conference participants with
opportunities to network, collaborate and develop new ideas that include, but are
not 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 to
develop a sense of community within the larger AOM structure as well as explore
potential collaborations in a forum open to all interested AOM members.
How does a caucus differ from a Professional Development Workshop
PDWs tend to offer structured learning experiences
led by experts in the topic being presented with intended takeaways for the
participants. PDWs run from Friday to Sunday with a minimum of 2 hours in
length. Caucuses’ deliberations are more
of an informal exchange with facilitators rather than a designated presenter/s.
Caucuses are usually scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays together with the
refereed scholarly program.
How does a caucus differ from a symposium?
A caucus session differs from a symposium in a few
ways. First, there is no requirement for authored papers for a caucus as is
typically the case with a presenter symposium. The submissions for a caucus
should detail the ideas for discussion and the format planned by the organizers
and is typically no more than two pages in length. Second, while a panel symposium
consists of a group of panelists in a formal interactive discussion, a caucus
is more informal where AOM members with shared interests can discuss common
issues and explore potential research collaborations. It is essentially
designed to provide conference participants with opportunities to network with
colleagues who share similar interests and develop new ideas, emerging topics,
and expansion of the conference theme. The organizers typically serve as
discussion leaders but do not make a formal presentation. Finally, a symposium
requires sponsorship by the All-Academy Theme committee, a division, or
interest group. A caucus requires documented interest from 5 AOM members with
affiliations and contact information.
should the caucus proposal be structured?
In order to be considered, caucus proposals must
include the following:
• A Title
• Abstract or short program description of 50 words
• Name, email address, and phone number of up to TWO
• Short description (up to 500 words) of the topical
content including two key words in bold
• Names, affiliation and contact information of five
AOM members, in addition to the organizer(s), who support the proposal
**Note that these five names will NOT be listed in
the program and will NOT be counted in the Rule of Three + Three. We ask that
you include them as a way to verify that the topic is one that is likely to
appeal to several AOM members.
IMPORTANT: Caucus proposals that do not follow these
guidelines may not be reviewed.
Here are some questions to guide you as you prepare your
Does the proposal encourage
development of new ideas or address emerging topics?
Does the proposal appeal to multiple
constituents from the AOM community?
Does the proposal
encourage collaboration and the free exchange of
Does the proposal address the
Does the proposal state desired
goals and outcomes?
information and deadlines
All Caucus submissions must be made via the AOM
submissions 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 Committee
Chair, Eileen Kwesiga ([log in to unmask]). We look forward to receiving
interesting and innovative caucus proposals.
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