Call for Proposals

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

      Submit your proposal for the 2018 IABS Conference

Deadline Extended:  Thursday, December 21, 2017

Acceptance of Proposals:  Tuesday, January 30, 2018

This year’s conference theme is Making the Invisible Visible in Business & Society Research

One of the most dynamic cities in the world, Hong Kong is a study in contrasts. A rich city, it also has a substantial population of workers from other countries who do the jobs that are largely hidden from public view: childcare, manufacturing, and domestic service to name but three. It is a city of finance and a city of massive income inequality, a city of highly paid workers and of people who are trafficked for their labor.

Making the Invisible Visible

The conference theme is an invitation to reflect on our own thinking regarding the relationship between business and society by considering what we may not be seeing in our research and teaching. Making the invisible visible can include:

  • considering stakeholders that heretofore have not been taken into account in our field’s theoretical and empirical work,

  • questioning why some B&S topics are more visible than others,

  • embracing creative approaches to business & society research—perhaps from core disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, political science, history, and literature—that we have not used, and

  • pondering our own research, and the implicit ideologies and points of view that function as frames that we largely are unaware of and that in turn affect what and how we engage in research.

Proposals are invited for the following session types:
  • considering stakeholders that heretofore have not been taken into account in our field’s theoretical and empirical work,

  • questioning why some B&S topics are more visible than others,

  • embracing creative approaches to business & society research—perhaps from core disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, political science, history, and literature—that we have not used, and

  • pondering our own research, and the implicit ideologies and points of view that function as frames that we largely are unaware of and that in turn affect what and how we engage in research.

The conference can’t happen without all of you! Please consider attending (of course!), submitting proposals, and signing up to review. The YMCA Salisbury, a four-star hotel in the vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) section of Kowloon Island, is the site for IABS 2018. TST is centrally located, close to Victoria Harbor and the world-famous Star Ferry that will bring you to Hong Kong Island in just a few minutes.  
 
Please contact the conference chair, Harry Van Buren (University of New Mexico) at hjvb3@unm.edu with any questions.

Submission guidelines

Our conference provides a forum for scholarly work in various stages of development. It also contributes to establishing an innovative learning community. We invite you to submit the following proposal types:

Discussions

Discussion session proposals allow you to get feedback, share an idea that is in the early to middle stages of development but is not yet paper-ready.

Submission Requirements

500 words (not inclusive of references and supporting materials) that include the following information.

  • A one sentence description of the research question
  • Brief answers to the following questions:
  • Why is this research question interesting?
  • Why hasn’t this research been done before in the way that you want to do it?
  • (If an empirical study) Where might your data come from?
  • How would you define “success” if you pursue this line of research?
  • Who would benefit from your research?

These will be peer and blind reviewed. No A/V will be available (which of course means no PowerPoint!); rather, you’ll bring copies of your proposal and/or whatever you’d like comments on from session attendees.

Papers

Paper session proposals are for the research that is close to journal submission (or that realistically will be before the conference), but you’d like to get feedback on beforehand.

 

Submission Requirements

No more than five single-spaced pages (not inclusive of references and supporting materials). These will be peer and blind reviewed. A/V will be available, and the traditional presentation paradigm will apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium

Symposia proposals focus on a particular area of business and society research or on a specific teaching-related topic.

 

Submission Requirements

No more than five single-spaced pages (not inclusive of references and supporting materials), that includes a discussion of the topic and audience, format of the symposium, and listing of symposium presenters. These will be peer (but not blind) reviewed. Please also indicate whether you will need A/V for the symposium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop

Workshop proposals are appropriate for working meetings that focus on a specific research or teaching challenge. These will be peer (but not blind) reviewed. Please also indicate whether you will need A/V for the workshop.

Submission Requirements

No more than two single-spaced pages that outlines the goals of the workshop, plan for recruiting participants, and time needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Innovative Session

Innovative session proposals are for activities/experiential exercises that facilitate reflection on the conference theme or on business & society research and teaching generally. 

 

Submission Requirements

No more than two single-spaced pages that outlines the goals of the workshop, plan for recruiting participants, and time needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submit Your Proposal

Abstracts should be submitted electronically here.