2017 Midwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Thursday through Saturday, October 19-21, 2017
Meeting Location:  Roosevelt University (downtown), 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
FIRM Deadline for all submissions:  Thursday, June 22, 2017 (and yes, we mean it!)

Our goal is to create opportunities for involvement in this year’s 2017 Midwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting. It will be our 60th annual meeting, and we encourage lots of involvement from the Midwest and beyond. The doctoral consortium will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  Paper sessions, symposia, panels, and professional development workshops will be held on Friday and Saturday with receptions on Thursday and Friday.

2017 Conference Theme

“A New World of Opportunities for Meaningful Research and Learning – Building Theory and Contributing to Practice” The 2017 MAM conference theme is inspired by the global nature of our industries, communications, management practices, work, and living today. Informal discussions with academics and business and civic leaders, and reviews of scholarship and practice confirm this. This new world of opportunities is invigorated by advances in technology as well.

Knowing this, the 2017 conference is designed to provide current and future business scholars and practitioners with new opportunities to develop professionally, advance scholarly, and engage with the business community. In doing so, we can shape our work to more meaningfully build theory and enhance management practices at global, national, regional, and local levels.

To submit papers, symposia, panels and PDWs proposals, please go to: (

Competitive Full Papers (Tracks) Track Chairs
Case Writing (CW-Track1) C. Justice Tillman, City University of New York – Baruch College
Organizational Behavior (OB-Track2) Smriti Anand, Illinois Institute of Technology
Human Resource Management (HRM-Track3) Anjali Chaudhry, Dominican University, Brennan School of Business
Leadership & Ethics (LE-Track4) Millicent Nelson, Middle Tennessee State University
Management Education & Development (MED-Track5) Vance Lewis, University of Central Arkansas
Strategy & Organizational Theory (SOT-Track6) Dinesh Iyer, Rutgers University
Policy Issues in Hospitality/Real Estate/Health Care Management (PI-Track7) Richard Tarpey, Middle Tennessee State University
Carol Brown, Roosevelt University
Entrepreneurship/Social Entrepreneurship/Innovation/ Small Business (ESEISB-Track8) Shontarius D. Aikens, Concordia College
Sajna Ibrahim, University of Illinois (Chicago)
Supply Chain/Interorganizational Relations (SCIR-Track9) Young Ro, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Organizational Development (OD-Track10) Peter Sorensen and Therese Yaeger, Benedictine University
Executive Series/Management Consulting (ESMC-Track11) Tracy H. Porter, Cleveland State University
Short Papers Track Track Chair
Toward Impactful Research – Short Papers ≤15 pages (SP-Track13) Dave O’Connell, St. Ambrose University
PDW Track Track Chair
Professional Development Workshops (PDW-Track13) Tim Peterson, North Dakota State University

**Reviewers Needed
: Let us know of your interested in supporting the conference by serving as a reviewer. Please go to Go down to “Review and Program Committees”, find “Sign Up — Keycode:”, type in the word “review” in the “Keycode” space, click “Enter”, fill in your information to set up your reviewer account, and follow all the prompts.

**Hotels: We will be within walking distance of a number of hotels and great attractions, so we encourage you to book early at a nearby hotel and to invite your families to come along with you.

You also may to become a member of MAM if you’re not already. Membership is $50.  And, please register for the conference at


Carolyn Wiley, 2017 Midwest Academy of Management Program Chair

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