Academy of Management Review Idea Development Workshop: 

Developing Theories Informed by Latin American and Caribbean Experiences 




This Idea Development Workshop (IDW) is designed for authors who study organizational phenomena informed by the experiences of the Latin America-Caribbean region and who seek to refine their scholarship for submission to the Academy of Management Review (AMR).  


The IDW is a forum for discussing how the distinct, rich lifeworld of Latin American and Caribbean people can inform our understanding of management and organization and enable us to generate new theories. This IDW is not a forum for discussing Latin America and the Caribbean as yet another context for testing and elaborating on the existing theories. 


Theories of management and organization indigenous to Latin America and the Caribbean can include several phenomena grounded in the distinct histories and heritage, political realities, socio-economic characteristics, and variety of religion, language, and music that exist across this vibrant, diverse region. This is a challenging endeavor as it requires knowledge of both established tools of theory development and a deep understanding of phenomena specific to the region.  


The goal of this IDW is to provide disciplined guidance and constructive feedback to researchers worldwide from seasoned scholars currently serving on the editorial team of AMR. Participation in the IDW does not guarantee acceptance of the paper in AMR or special preference in the review process. Furthermore, attendance in the IDW is not a prerequisite for submission to AMR or for publication. 


Important Dates 


Proposal due: October 29, 2021 

Proposal decision: November 2, 2021 

IDW Day 1: November 5, 2021  

IDW Day 2: November 15, 2021 


Proposal Overview 


Please prepare and submit a 2-page proposal outlining your core ideas and arguments (max 500 words excluding references) by October 29, 2021. The proposals should be submitted as WORD or PDF files at the following address ( Authors will be notified of whether their proposal is accepted for the IDW by November 2, 2021.  


In preparation for this proposal submission, please review the submission guidelines for submitting a manuscript to AMR. Please also read the following articles for some background on the region and theory development tools:  

Aguilera, R., Ciravegna, L., Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Gonzalez-Perez, M. A. 2017. Multilatinas and the internationalization of Latin American firms. Journal of World Business, 52 (4): 447-460. 

Aguinis, H., Villamor, I., Lazzarini, S. G., Vassolo, R. S., Amorós, J. E., & Allen, D. G. 2020. Conducting management research in Latin America: Why and what’s in it for you? Journal of Management. 

Barney, J. 2018. Editor’s comments: Positioning a theory paper for publication. Academy of Management Review, 43(3): 345-348. 

Lange, D., & Pfarrer, M. D. 2017. Editor’s comments: Sense and structure – the core building blocks of an AMR article. Academy of Management Review, 42(3): 407-416 


IDW Overview 


The IDW will take place over two days: November 5 and 15, 2021 via Zoom. On November 5, participants will receive important information about the nuts and bolts of publishing a conceptual paper. During this initial session, participants will also be provided with specific writing exercises designed to improve their submitted proposals.  


After completing these exercises and receiving initial feedback on their proposal, participants are given eight days to incorporate the materials from the November 5 session into a proposal. Revised proposals should be resubmitted to assigned roundtables by 2:00 pm EST on November 13 for discussion on Day 2 (November 15). Participants will be grouped into small roundtables. All participants are expected to have thoroughly read the revised proposals associated with their virtual roundtable and be ready to share feedback. 


On November 15, participants will receive feedback on their revised proposals in virtual roundtables. At least one Associate Editor or Editorial Review Board member will facilitate each roundtable. Facilitators will provide developmental feedback to the researcher before opening the discussion for other roundtable participants to share their suggestions for improvement.  


Please note: When deciding whether to apply to this IDW, please consider the time commitment required. Specifically, each invited participant is expected to commit to completing the assigned writing exercises and integrating feedback to revise their own work (Day 1), as well as to reading and preparing feedback for their fellow participants (Day 2). It is important that you are able to participate in each part of the IDW fully. 


General Schedule  


Day 1: November 5, 2021 (11:00 am - 1:00pm EST)  


Day 2: November 15, 2021 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST; OR 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)  




  Professor, International Business and Strategy, Northeastern University   

   Co-editor, Global Strategy Journal     


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   Multinationals misbehavior. JWB 

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   Innovating for the Middle of the Pyramid in Emerging Countries. Cambridge University Press  

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