Writer’s Workshop for Early Career Researchers in Management with Professors Dirk Lindebaum, Deanna Geddes and Yiannis Gabriel

Date(s) - 22/03/2018 - 23/03/2018 All Day

The Midland Hotel

Doctoral Students, Early Career Researchers

In collaboration with the Society of the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) and NARTI, the retreat will consist of a two-day gathering for a small group of authors prepared with academic papers that are nearly ready for submission. The course is designed to allow authors to critically review their study, talk about what they have and have not done in writing their paper, and receive valuable peer advice to advice the paper’s publication. From the papers submitted, feedback will focus on:

  • clarity of argument and narrative power (irrespective of theoretical framework or methodology)
  • the sense of contribution and timeliness
  • further debate and potential controversy sparked by the study

In addition, part of the course will also cover the process of submission, allowing authors to discuss:

  • submitting a manuscript: keep the basics in mind
  • working with co-authors
  • working with reviews
  • writing response letters to reviewers and editors
  • dealing with disappointment of rejection and reframing a piece for new submission

By the end of the course, authors will be prepared to submit a final draft to the academic journal they envisage being most appropriate for their work. Throughout the retreat, the three editors will be on hand to work with authors, suggest techniques and tactics, uncover pitfalls and generally offer a supportive scholarly environment. Their role is not to assert but facilitate, based on their experience of handling many such papers through the often complex and occasionally ad hoc process of peer review. The course will demand active involvement from authors in one anothers’ work. All those attending will be expected to:

  • Have a full draft of a paper, empirical and/or theoretical ready to submit prior to the course taking place
  • Have read each author’s papers
  • Be prepared to comment and advise constructively on one anothers’ work

Editor profiles

Dirk Lindebaum has edited two special issues (in Human Relations and Journal of Business Ethics – the latter with Deanna Geddes &Yiannis Gabriel). He is one of the new Book Review Editors at Organization Studies, and serves on the editorial board of several major management journals. Read more about his work at: https://dirklindebaum.EU

Yiannis Gabriel has edited multiple special issues, and is currently Senior Editor at Organization Studies. He also serves on several editorial boards of management/organization studies journals.

Deanna Geddes is currently co-editing “Emotion in Management,” her 4th edition of “Power and Negotiation in Organizations,” and and serves on the Editorial Boards of Academy of Management Learning & Education, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, and the International Journal of Conflict Management.

Who should apply?

  • Early career academics looking to learn the craft of scholarly writing and peer review
  • Academics looking to get perspective on stubborn papers

Given the editors’ profile (please check their institutional websites for guidance), the following broader topics are suitable for submission to this event: HRM, OB, Leadership, and Organisation Studies. NOTE: In terms of methods, there is a slight leaning toward qualitative inquiries among the facilitators, though ‘standard’ quantitative studies will be considered too. We discourage, however, the submission of papers that use ‘advanced statistical methods’.