IACMR Research Seminar Series #44

TopicPublishing in Academy of Management Review: What Constitutes a Meaningful Conceptual Contribution 
Speaker: Kris Byron, Georgia State University
Time: 9:00-10:15 am, January 24, 2024 (Beijing Time, UTC+8) 
Language: English


As one of the top-ranked journals in management and business, more broadly, the Academy of Management Review (AMR) is the leading journal dedicated to publishing new theoretical insights that improve our understanding of management and organizations. AMR aims to publish papers that offer highly novel and significant theoretical contributions and that challenge conventional wisdom. But what does it mean to offer a novel and significant theoretical contribution? Kris Byron, the editor-in-chief of AMR, will clarify what constitutes a meaningful conceptual contribution at AMR. She will discuss the most common reasons papers are rejected at AMR and offer advice about how to avoid this fate. 

Speaker’s Bio:

Kris Byron, Meredith M. Leapley WomenLead professor at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, currently serves as the Editor of the Academy of Management Review. She previously served as Senior Editor of the Journal of Management, Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Review, and Chair of the Academy of Management’s Research Methods Division. Her research on social information processing, creativity & innovation, and workplace diversity has been published in leading management and psychology journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Psychological Bulletin, and Organization Science. Her research has been featured in Business Week, New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other newspapers and magazines in the United States and abroad. Kris earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Emory University and a master’s degree in non-profit management and Ph.D. in management from Georgia State University.