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The mission of AMD is to publish phenomenon-driven empirical research that theories of management and organizations neither adequately predict nor explain. Data on these poorly-understood phenomena can come from any source, including ethnographic observations, lab and field experiments, field surveys, meta-analyses, construct validation research, and replication studies. AMD welcomes exploratory research at the pre-theory stage of knowledge development, where it is premature to specify hypotheses, and which generates surprising findings likely to stimulate and guide further exploration and analysis. This research must be grounded in rigorous state-of-the-art methods, present strong and persuasive evidence, and offer interesting and important implications for management theory and practice.
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As the mission statement indicates, studies appropriate for publication in AMD use data to isolate and provide insight into and plausible explanations for anomalies, phenomena and/or relationships having robust implications for management and organizations. Accordingly, it is within AMD’s mandate to publish papers which offer:
Evidence regarding new constructs and measures
- Plausible insights into, and explanations of poorly understood or emergent phenomena, processes, and relations that inform theory development.
- Evidence that informs major scholarly debates in the field of management and organizations
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- Important and interesting replications/extensions of prior findings that significantly change our understanding of an issue or its boundary conditions
- New evidence-based assessments of managerial and organizational interventions
- Evidence regarding new constructs and measures
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