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Dear Eric,


What an exciting year for the Academy of Management!


Shaped by the ideas and enthusiasm brought forward by many of the Academy’s members and volunteer leaders, we are pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for the Academy of Management Specialized Conference on Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy, April 18-20, 2018 in Surrey (just south of London).


Big Data and digital technologies have impacted the modern workplace and stimulated the evolution of new forms of management. The digital phenomenon known as Big Data is multifaceted and changes the way organizations compete and innovate. It threatens long-lasting business models, and opens up new ways of creating and capturing value. As such, it is not only clearly relevant for management practitioners, but also centrally important for management scholars.


This groundbreaking three-day conference will include a mix of dynamic and collaborative sessions, with keynote speakers, symposia, paper sessions, interactive roundtable sessions, hands-on active learning workshops and more. Developed in collaboration with the BPS, HR, MC, OB, OCIS, OMT, ONE, SIM, and TIM Divisions, this exciting new conference is articulated around six track themes. Each theme and topic is meant to be of interest and relevance to more than one Division, in line with the cross-disciplinary ethos of the Conference.


Track 1: The Digital Organization and Digital Organizing

Track 2: Platforms, Ecosystems, Computational Social Science, and Big Data

Track 3: The Future of Managing People, Work, and Well-Being in the Digital Economy

Track 4: Data Governance & Data Markets

Track 5: Culture and Big Data in Digital Humanities

Track 6: Governing the Corporation in the Age of Big Data


Download the Call for Submissions and prepare to connect with scholars advancing this rapidly evolving field and jump-start your own exploration of how Big Data and digital technologies are changing how we work and the world we live in. The deadline for conference submissions is October 3, 2017.


Annabelle Gawer, Conference Co-Chair

Christopher L. Tucci, Conference Co-Chair


This Academy of Management Specialized Conference is hosted by the University of Surrey. To learn more about conference hosting and organizing opportunities, please review the Call for Specialized Conference Proposals.


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