Program Chair: Stephanie Eckerd, University of Tennessee, seckerd@utk.edu
2021 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Virtual Conference, 30 July – 3 August 2021

The OSCM division invites scholarly papers and symposia submissions addressing any aspect of operations and supply chain management. We welcome submissions that consider the management of processes that create and deliver products and services. Research may focus on profit or non-profit organizations. Conceptual, empirical, and methodological contributions are encouraged, as are cross-functional linkages and perspectives. 

The theme of the 2021 Academy of Management conference is Bringing the Manager Back in Management, and the OSCM division encourages papers and symposia focused on that theme. This is a fantastic opportunity for our division to showcase one of our key strengths – researching issues that are of practical importance to frontline, middle, or executive level managers. The 2021 theme is a call for research that can shape what managers do on a day-to-day basis. How can we help managers deal with the issues confronting them in the incredibly challenging period we are currently facing? How do we adapt processes to accommodate a virtual/hybrid workforce environment, and do skillsets need to change for managers to succeed in such an environment? How will firms’ competitive and comparative advantages, core competencies, and dynamic capabilities change? Where will new competitors come from and how will corporate strategies change in the future? We invite you to explore this theme further at https://aom.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-theme, and take advantage of exciting opportunities it presents for our division.

Symposia proposals are particularly encouraged as they provide conference attendees a coherent, focused session of either a series of authored papers explicitly linked to a common theme, or a group of panelists engaged in a formal interactive discussion around particular issues or questions. 
The OSCM division also encourages submissions from PhD students. Papers with a PhD student as the first or sole author should be clearly identified at the time of submission. We also encourage papers that are earlier in development that would benefit from collegial discussion and constructive feedback. 

Division Awards: 

Chan Hahn Best Paper Award: All accepted papers are automatically entered into the competition. The finalists are selected before the conference, and the award is announced at the conference. 

Best Student Paper Award: An accepted paper lead-authored by a doctoral student will be recognized with the Best Student Paper Award. To be considered, the paper must be identified as a “student authored” paper at the time of submission. 

Submission Process:

All submissions must be made through the AOM Submission Center system website. The submission system is targeted to open in early December, 2020. The submission deadline is Tuesday, 12 January 2021 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time) (but earlier submissions are encouraged).  Please carefully review the submission guidelines and formatting instructions before submitting. If any of the guidelines or formatting instructions are not met, the submission cannot be reviewed. Please note that there is limited space on the scholarly program; therefore, not all submissions will be accepted. All submissions will nevertheless make an important contribution to the OSCM division, as the number of submissions impacts future allocation of time on the program. If your paper is accepted, you are committing to attend the virtual scholarly program, held 30 July (Friday) through 3 August (Tuesday), 2021

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Annual Meeting
Key Dates

2021 Annual Meeting

  • Papers available for viewing: through 31 October 2021

  • Sessions available for viewing: through 31 December 2021

2022 Annual Meeting
5-9 August