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2017 RM Division Election Results

The results of the 2017 Research Methods Division elections are in. Members selected Zhen Zhang as Program Chair-elect and Stan Gully as Representative-at-Large.

We are saddened to note that Stan Gully recently passed away. His work on behalf of the research methods community, and to the Academy of Management as a whole, over the years has been extraordinary. Stan was a great influence on many scholars in the field in many ways, and his contributions will live on.

2017 Research Methods Division Award Nominations

The Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management is asking for nominations for three awards:

Distinguished Career Award (sponsored by Sage Publications)
Awarded to distinguished scholars who have made significanat contributions to the advancement of research methodology.

Early Career Award (sponsored by Sage Publications and CARMA)
Awarded to scholars who have made distinguished contributions to research methods, practice, and education during their early career stage. Candidates for the 2017 award must have received their PhD no earlier than 2010.

Robert McDonald Achievement of Organizational Research Methodology Award (Sage Publications)
Awarded to an organization-related article or book chapter that has made a significant contribution to research methodology.

For consideration, nominations must be received by March 15, 2017. Please consider nominating individuals in our field you believe should be recognized for their contributions.

Full information about how to nominate someone is available for download here. And, you can view prior award winners here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Awards Committee Chair, Andreas Schwab (

Invitation to Participate: 2015 RM Division Consortium

Research Methods Division 2015

Doctoral Student and Early Career Faculty Consortium

With support from Center for the Advancement of Research Methods & Analysis (CARMA)

Overview: The consortium is a virtual, real-time, and participative opportunity to interact with leading scholars and methodologists across three perspectives: macro-quantitative, micro-quantitative and qualitative. The timeline of the consortium is provided below.

May 27

Hints and Tips for Managing Large Research Projects / Dissertation

June 3

When and How to Learn New Methods

June 10

Hot Topics

Micro-quantitative topic: Meta-analysis

Qualitative topic: Video methods

Macro-quantitative topic: Endogeneity

June 17

How to Address Typical Methodological Reviewer Comments

June 24

Clearing the Publishing Hurdle: Ask the Editors

August 8

RMD social event for all participants and panelists

Panelists: James LeBreton, Brian Boyd, Hettie Richardson, Jeff Edwards, Lisa Schurer Lambert, Paul Spee, Herman Aguinis, Pamela Barr, and many more!

 Key Benefits: (1) Opportunity to learn from and interact with leading scholars and methodologists; (2) all sessions (except the social event) occur outside of the AOM conference time frame; (3) online participation; and (4) no rule limiting the number of participants per school for this consortium (e.g., we may accept multiple doctoral students and faculty members from the same program).

 Who Can Apply? (1) Individuals interested in deepening expertise in research methodology; (2) doctoral students who have successfully passed comprehensive exams; and (3) junior faculty seeking professional development. All participants will require a computer and a good internet connection.

 Do I Need to Be a Methods Researcher to Participate? No! The consortium is open to researchers of all areas who wish to strengthen and develop their methodological skills. If you are not currently a member of the RM Division, you can add an additional division membership on the Academy of Management website for only $11.

 How to ApplySubmit your CV, a short bio (less than one page) that includes any specific interests in research methods, and, for doctoral students, a letter of faculty support to Karen Jansen ( by April 17, 2015.

Consortium Coordinator and Qualitative Track Chair – Karen Jansen
Macro Track Chair – Todd Alessandri
Micro Track Chair – Kris Byron
CARMA – Larry Williams
Student Representations: Harry Joo, Jonathan Keeney, Yihao Liu  

Call for Nominations: RM Division Awards

The Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management is asking for nominations for three awards:

  • 2015 Sage Publications/RMD Distinguished Career Award
  • 2015 Sage Publications/RMD/CARMA Early Career Achievement Award
  • 2015 Sage Publications/Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award

For consideration, nominations must be received by March 18, 2015. Please consider nominating individuals in our field you believe should be recognized for their contributions. Full information about how to nominate someone is available for download here. And, you can view prior award winners here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Awards Committee Chair, Kris Byron (

Seeking Nominations for RM Division Leadership Roles

The Research Methods Division is looking for volunteers to serve in leadership roles for the division, and we need your help! This year, we are looking for (1) one person for the five-year leadership track, which begins as the Division Program Chair-Elect (also called the PDW Chair), (2) two people for the representative-at-large position (a three-year role), and (3) one person to serve as the division treasurer (also a three-year role). To nominate someone, please visit Self-nominations are encouraged.

Descriptions of the responsibilities for the positions are provided in detail on the nominations site. Serving on the Research Methods Executive Team is fun and rewarding. You get to work with a great group of people, serving the Academy’s BEST division. Nominate yourself! Nominate a colleague.  It is a great experience!

Nominate a student representative to the Research Methods Division

The Research Methods Division is soliciting nominations for two student representatives.

Student representatives are non-voting members of the Research Methods Division Executive Board. The intent of having student representatives is to gain assistance with managing RM Division matters, but also to expand the reach of the RM Division to help and represent the interests of student members.

Specifically, the formal responsibilities of student representatives are as follows:

  1. Assist the PDW Chairperson with support of the PDW program both before and at the annual Academy meeting.a. Promote the RM Division during the PDW program
  2. Assist with the RMD Doctoral consortium.
  3. Represent student interests to the Executive Committeea. Present the Student Representative report at the Executive Committee Meeting at the annual Academy meeting.
  4. Chair a committee of student RMD members.  The committee’s goal is to achieve increased awareness of and membership in the Division amongst student members of the Academy.a. Create and manage outreach efforts to student members of the Academy.

    b. Promote the RM Division to students.

  5. Other general board duties as needed.

The selection guidelines for student representatives are as follows:

  1. The individual must have completed a minimum of 1 year of doctoral studies.
  2. The individual must NOT be graduating in the following year.
  3. The person serves a minimum of 2 years, and a maximum of 3 years.
  4. The RM Division has the desire not to have more than one student from a single university, and also to represent the broad interests of the division.  We thus specifically seek students from a diversity of schools, from around the world, with qualitative and/or quantitative interests, and who study micro, meso, and/or macro topics.

The selection process is as follows:

  1. Nominations are welcome from any Research Methods Division member, including student members.
  2. Self-nominations are acceptable.
  3. Nominations should be accompanied by a vita and a one page letter from the student outlining qualifications for the position.
  4. Nomination should include or be accompanied by a recommendation from a faculty member describing the student’s qualification for the position.
  5. Student representatives will be selected by the voting members of the Research Methods Division executive committee.

Because the student representatives are expected to be available for the AOM conference, and particularly for the entire time of the PDW sessions, the position has a $650 stipend to assist with these expenses.

Please send nominations to me, at  Nominations and materials are due by September 26.

Thank you for your membership and support of the Research Methods Division.

Award Nominations: Deadline Extended

The deadline for award nominations has been extended to Friday, March 14th,  2014. Nominations are being sought for the following awards:

  • Distinguished Career Award
  • Early Career Award
  • Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award

Please consider nominating someone for these awards.

The RMD will present awards at our annual business meeting during the Academy of Management Conference in August. In the past, some of these awards have carried a small monetary “token of appreciation.” Thanks to a generous donation by Sage Publications, the amount of each award we give has increased substantially. So start thinking about your colleagues and associates who deserve some recognition for their hard work!

Send your nominations to:

Kevin D. Carlson
RMD Awards Committee Chairperson& Representative at Large
Department of Management, Virginia Tech
2007 Pamplin Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061