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2016 Research Methods Doctoral Student and Early Career Faculty Consortium

Invitation to Participate

Research Methods Division 2016 Doctoral Student and Early Career Faculty Consortium

With support from Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and 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.


June 1 (3:30-4:30 PM EST) Orientation
June 8 (3:30-5:00 PM EST) Getting access to data-innovative ideas about how to get data
June 15 (3:30-5:00 PM EST) Hints and tips for managing large research projects/dissertation
June 22
(2:00-2:50 PM EST)
(3:00-3:50 PM EST)
(4:00-4:50 PM EST)
Hot Topics
Micro-quantitative topic: Best vs. Actual Practices
Qualitative topic: Qualitative comparative analysis
Macro-quantitative topic: Endogeneity
June 29 (3:30-5:00 PM EST) Responding to reviewers
August (Time TBD) Consortium reception at AOM

Panelists:  Larry Williams, Jeff Edwards, James LeBreton, Hettie Richardson, Kris Byron, Mike Mannor, Talya Bauer, Tim Quigley, Ernest O’Boyle, Aaron Hill, Michael Withers, and many more!

Key Benefits: (1) Opportunity to learn from and interact with leading scholars and methodologists; (2) all sessions (except the consortium reception) 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? Anyone interested in research methodology can apply, especially (1) doctoral students seeking deepening expertise in research methodology; and (2) 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.

Do I Need to Be a Member of the Research Methods Division to Participate? Yes. If you are not currently a member of the RM Division, you can pledge to join the RM Division when you next renew your Academy of Management Membership. You can either change your two divisions to include RMD or you can add an additional division membership for only $11. Information on adding a division can be found at this link.

How to Apply? Use the following link to complete the application process by April 17, 2016:

Link to Application System

During the application process, you will be asked to upload your CV and a short bio (less than one page) that includes any specific interests in research methods. If the above link does not work for you, you can email your application materials to Kris Byron ( by April 17, 2016.

Consortium Coordinator – Kris Byron
Macro Track Chair – Craig Crossland
Micro Track Chair – Jose Cortina
Qualitative Track Chair – Karen Jansen
CARMA – Larry Williams
Student Representatives: Kyle Bradley, Jonathan Keeney, Yihao Liu

2016 Research Methods Division Awards

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

  • 2016 Sage Publications/RMD Distinguished Career Award
  • 2016 Sage Publications/RMD/CARMA Early Career Achievement Award
  • 2016 Sage Publications/Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award.

For consideration, nominations must be received by March 16, 2016. 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 (

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 (

International Conference and Doctoral Seminar on Research Methods

This 4th AOM- RMD conference is a follow-up to the 2004 Lyon conference chaired by Herman Aguinis focused on “Crossing Frontiers in Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods” , the 2007 conference chaired by Mark Gavin on “Innovative Research Methods to Create Valid and Operational Knowledge”, as well as the 2011 conference chaired by Stephanie Castro and Lisa Schurer Lambert on “Performance metrics of the impact of management research”.

Those conferences were very successful, with an average of 125 papers accepted in each conference. Organizing these conferences in Europe in several languages (English, Spanish and French) with simultaneous translations made it possible for researchers unfamiliar with the Research Methods Division of the AOM to join the AOM community of researchers and bring new insights and perspectives on research methods, often contributing stimulating debates from an epistemological point of view.

Many participants of the 2004, 2007 and 2011 conferences are willing to renew the Lyon conference in a friendly setting, as a supplement to the AOM conference, in order to debate interactively on difficult methodological issues which are multidimensional and give food for thought to both academics and scholar-practitioners. In particular, this new conference would be an opportunity to exchange on the wide array of methods currently resorted to in different countries. It will enable cross- fertilization in the field of management research methods as implemented in various cultural settings.

The location of the conference is Lyon, a major European city on the United Nations World Heritage list, and an academic powerhouse with its numerous higher education institutions. This conference is offered through a partnership of several international universities. The conference host is ISEOR (Socio-Economic Institute of Firms and Organizations) at the University of Lyon in France. ISEOR is a leading research center in Europe with over 125 faculty and doctoral students coming from countries around the globe. ISEOR has already organized several international conferences in partnership with the Academy of Management: 2001 (Management Consulting Division), 2004, 2007 and 2011 (Research Methods Division), 2005 (Social Issues in Management Division), 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 (Organization development and Change Division) and 2009 (cross divisional conference co- sponsored by RMD, ODC, ONE, RM, SIM, PTC and MC) ; 2014 (Organization Development and Change, and Management Consulting Division).

ISEOR Research Center, Magellan, IAE Lyon, University of Jean Moulin Lyon 3, is the pilot research center of the doctoral program in Socio-Economic Approach to the management of change and to organization development. Lyon, France is ideally located at the heart of Europe and is an academic powerhouse in the field of management. (see:

This conference and doctoral consortium raises two kinds of submissions:
-Communications, conferences and testimonies proposed by academics.
-Master and doctoral students submissions presenting their work in progress.

It must be mentioned that best scholar papers in each of the three languages, as well as doctoral students best papers will receive either the best academic paper award or the best doctoral student paper award.

Deadlines for submission:
Doctoral students and academics have to send an abstract (4,500 characters maximum) by December 20th, 2014. Full papers (15 pages or 35,000 characters maximum including spaces) in English, Spanish or French are expected no later than January 31st, 2015.

MS word, Times New Roman 10 point font, single spaced. Margins: 0.90″ left, 1.73″ right, 0.98″ top and 1.18″ bottom. Indent 1st line of each paragraph. Orientation of sheets: portrait and pages facing one another for all the document. Paper format: B5: 7.16″ breadth x10.12″height. Headline 0″ and bottom 0.79″ Sub-headings should be bold, on a separate line, left-justified, and all caps. Title page for all submissions should appear as follows: on a separate page from the body of the paper: TITLE of paper, TYPE: Doctoral student, Executive doctoral student, academic, CONTACT PERSON: Choose 1 person to be the contact person, LIST of authors’ names, in desired sequence. CONTACT INFORMATION for each author, including the following: Name, Organization or University affiliation, Address, Phone, Fax, email.

Participation fees:
-Students and doctoral students: € 115, including registration and CD-ROM proceedings
-Academics and practitioners: € 350, including registration, CD-ROM proceedings, lunches and gala dinner.

Contacts and submissions:
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Call for Abstracts: Alternative Research Methods, POS Research Conference

One of the topic tracks for the 7th Biennial POS Research Conference (June 23-June 24, 2015) will focus on Alternative Research Methods and may be of interest to RM Division members. The full Call for Abstracts, including submission instructions, is pasted below. Questions specifically about the Alternative Research Methods track can be directed to Andrew Knight (

We invite you to submit an abstract for the 2015 Positive Organizational Scholarship Research Conference presented by the Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations. The event will be held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from June 23 at 4 PM – after dinner the evening of June 24.

The POS research conference is a biennnial event that features top scholars in the field of POS sharing and advancing qualitative and quantitative research. This year’s sessions will be geared toward building the next generation of POS research, following our theme: Illuminating Research for a Positive Future. Also new this year, the conference will be immediately preceding the IPPA Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology from June 25-28, which includes a fairly new Work and Organizations division (for more information on IPPA, see

Opens: September 1, 2014
Closes: December 1, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: December 22, 2014

We invite you to submit a 1-page, single-space abstract for potential presentation. We ask that you classify your abstract in one of the 12 tracks below, to be curated by top scholars:

  • Alternative Research Methods with Andrew Knight
  • Energy & Thriving with Christine Porath
  • Individual and Collective Strengths with Lea Waters
  • Learning, Growth, and Resilience with Sally Maitlis
  • Mindfulness & Attention with Erik Dane
  • Positive Emotions with Barbara Fredrickson and Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk
  • Positive Change with Scott Sonenshein
  • Positive Meaning & Identity with Laura Morgan Roberts
  • Positive Relationships and Reciprocity with Emily Heaphy
  • Proactivity with Sharon Parker
  • Virtues, Ethics, & Prosocial Behavior with David Mayer
  • Wildcard session with a curator to be announced

Please submit abstracts to, including the names of all authors, by December 1.

For more information, visit or email the organizers at

We look forward to engaging presentations and discussions about POS-related research. Feel free to forward this message or the attached announcement to researchers (faculty, Ph.D students and postdocs ) who might be interested.

Conference Organizers: Sue Ashford (, Jane Dutton (, Ashley Hardin (, and Lyndon Garrett (

Call for Papers: Methods Issues in Governance Research

Brian Boyd is guest editing a special issue focused on methods issues for Corporate Governance: An International Review. A summary from the full Call for Papers is pasted below. You can access further information about this special issue on the CGIR website.

Research Methodology in Governance Studies: Challenges and Opportunities

Guest Editors: Brian Boyd, Renée Adams, and Steve Gove

Research methodology is important for any academic topic, but arguably even more so for corporate governance. Most constructs in governance research are unobservable, raising questions regarding the suitability of proxy indicators. Additionally, the pattern of relationships among variables is often complex, requiring sophisticated designs ranging from mediation to multiplex networks, among others. Thus, it is not surprising that it is often difficult to identify causal effects in corporate governance research.

The goal of this special issue is to advance knowledge regarding the design and implementation of the methodological component of governance research.

Call for Papers: Mixed Methods

Organizational scholars have relied on a variety of methodological approaches to address research questions, including quantitative and qualitative methods. Along with using quantitative methods in some studies and qualitative methods in other works, researchers can also use mixed methods designs combining quantitative and qualitative methods in the same study. The central premise of relying on mixed methods is that the use of quantitative and qualitative approaches in combination may provide a better understanding of phenomena and relationships than either approach alone.
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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Video Methods

Some of you might use video as a source of data in your research. We invite you to submit papers for a Special Issue of Organizational Research Methods on Video-Based Research Methods. Some further information is included below or click this link for the Call for Papers ( Click on the “Call for Papers” button).

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