Call for Papers

Submission guidelines and the online submission will be available at http://ocs.espm.br . The Submission Online System was opened on October 8, 2018.

We invite you for seven types of submission to the 16th SGBED International Conference that can be done in English and Portuguese:

  1. Full Paper (Competitive Session)
  2. Research in Progress (Interactive Session)
  3. Extended Abstracts (Poster Session)
  4. Business Case (Business Case Session)
  5. Proposal for Panel Session
  6. Full Manuscript (PDW Session)
  7. Dissertation proposals for PhD students (Doctoral Consortium)

 

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Author Guidelines

MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION

We invite you for seven types of submission to the 16th SGBED International Conference that can be done in English and Portuguese:

  1. Full Paper (Competitive Session)
  2. Research in Progress (Interactive Session)
  3. Extended Abstracts (Poster Session)
  4. Business Case (Business Case Session)
  5. Proposal for Panel Session
  6. Full Manuscript (PDW Session)
  7. Dissertation proposals for PhD students (Doctoral Consortium)

 

1) FULL PAPER & RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

  • Full papers should be close to a publishable state to be presented at the Competitive Sessions.
  • Research in Progress may be papers in an earlier stage of development to be presented at the Interactive Sessions, which allow authors to discuss their ongoing research under the guidance of (other) scholars.
  • All papers should be submitted via the submission system to one (and only one) of the 18 conference tracks.
  • As part of the paper submission process, you will be expected to sign up to act as a reviewer.
  • Please make sure you remove all information from the paper which might reveal your identity.
  • All papers should be prepared in MS Word (.doc; .docx).
  • Based on the reviewers’ comments and evaluation, the track chair could suggest to preset the submitted manuscript (full papers/research in progress) in a poster session. In this case, only the abstract will be published at the conference proceedings.

Papers must conform to the style guidelines provided below.

1.1. Length

  • Full papers must not exceed 10,000 words, including tables and references, excluding appendix.
  • Research in Progress must not exceed 6,000 words, including tables and references, excluding appendix.
  • All papers should include an abstract of max. 300 words.

1.2. Style

General

  • Times New Roman 12-point, except for title on page 1
  • 1.5 line spacing
  • Margins: 25 mm on all sides
  • Tables, figures, appendices etc. should be placed at the end of the document, after the references. The font to be used in a table/figure is Times New Roman 10-point. Please include tables after the main body of your paper and indicate their position in the text.
  • Include page numbers centered at the bottom of each page
  • No footnotes permitted. Endnotes should be kept to a minimum, and placed before the references.
  • Please make sure you remove ALL information from the abstract which might reveal your identity.

First page

  • Title of the paper: centered in bold Times New Roman 14-point
  • Do NOT include the names of the authors
  • Abstract (max. 300 words)
  • Up to 6 keywords

Headings

  • Main headings: left justified, bold and capitalized, Times New Roman 14-point
  • Secondary headings: left justified, bold and italic, Times New Roman 12-point font, and only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized
  • Tertiary headings (should be avoided unless absolutely necessary): left justified, underlined and italic, Times New Roman 12-point font, and only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized

In-text citations

Citations in the text should be by the author’s last name and year of publication enclosed in parentheses: (Barney, 1991). If a particular page, section, or equation is cited, it should also be placed in the parentheses: (Barney, 1991, p.100) or (Barney, 1991, Figure 1). For multiple authors, use the full citation for up to two authors; for three or more, use the first author’s name followed by “et al.” (no italics): Hennart et al. (2015). A series of citations should be listed in date order and separated by semicolons: (Barney, 1991; Hennart, 2016).

References

References are to be listed alphabetically, family name first, followed by the publication date in parentheses. Use authors’ initials, not their given names. The reference list should be typed single-spaced. Limit the references to only those that have been cited in the body of the paper, including notes, tables, and figures. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their references. Please check them carefully.

For all other style-related requests please refer to the JIBS style guide.

 

2) EXTENDED ABSTRACT (Poster Sessions)

In addition to the traditional competitive and research in progress (interactive) papers, we welcome posters to any of the conference tracks to be presented in a poster session. The poster session at 2019 SGBED International Conference is designed to push early-stage work towards high-impact contributions.

The presenters will exhibit their poster in a hall where all conference participants will have the chance to walk by and engage in a fruitful conversation. Additionally, and to provide the best possible experience to poster presenters, we are going to invite a number of senior scholars to give feedback during the poster session. The abstracts of presented posters will be published in the conference proceedings.

General

Submissions of extended abstract must conform to the following guidelines:

  • Maximum 1,500 words (including references and other appendices). Submissions exceeding this threshold will be rejected without exception.
  • Please make sure the extended abstract outlines the following: purpose; relevance/contribution; originality/value; theoretical basis; (intended) design/methodology/approach; and (if existing) preliminary results and implications.
  • Additionally, in the submission system, you will be asked to summarize your poster in a short submission abstract (max 300 words). While this seems redundant, it is a prerequisite for the SGBED proceedings in which all poster abstracts will be published as well.
  • Please make sure you remove ALL information from the extended abstract which might reveal your identity.
  • All extended abstracts should be prepared in MS Word (.doc; .docx).
  • For the style, please follow the same guideline (1.2 Style) for the full paper and research in progress formats.

 

3) BUSINESS CASE

In this session, we invite market professionals to share their challenges and dilemmas in a business case format. The idea is to promote a creative dialogue between researchers and practitioners based on real experiences.

Content and Structure

Business Case studies are based on real people, companies, and events. Fictional cases will not be accepted. The cases that the SGBED accepts have these main characteristics:

  1. Practice-based: The cases must be based on the author’s own experience or based on interviews with professionals (practitioners) that work in organizations.
  2. Decision Point: The case introduction must clearly outline the decision that has to be made in relation to the case dilemma. This provides the reader with a concise understanding of the challenge that will be examined in the case. The introduction must also include the relevant date and location in which the case is set.
  3. Sources and consent: Appropriate and sufficient footnotes must be included (see citation guidelines here). It is not legal to attribute statements, actions, feelings, etc., to actual persons or organizations without their consent or a footnote containing the source..

Format

  • The total length, including exhibits and sources, must have between 4 and 8 pages.
  • The text should be in Times New Roman 12pt, 1.5 line spacing, Margins: 25 mm on all sides.
  • The case must be submitted as Word documents (.doc or .docx).
  • Photographs significantly increase the electronic file size; use them only where necessary.
  • The case Title should be eight words or less and includes the company name.
  • In the submission system, you will be asked to summarize your case in a short submission abstract (max 300 words), followed by three keywords in English and Portuguese.
  • The case could be submitted in English or Portuguese.

Evaluation

The cases will be evaluated in a double-blind review process, including a scholar/researcher and a market professional. The following criteria will be observed for evaluation:
  • The case presents clearly a business dilemma (problem and/or opportunity), detailing the situation, decisions/solutions, and results. (30%)
  • The case theme and decision point are related to event tracks and topics. (20%)
  • The case solutions are applicable to (or permit connections with) a broad range of situations and sectors. (30%)
  • The case text is clear and comprehensive and observes all format recommendations. (20%)

The reviewers will attribute scores from 1 to 5 points for each criterion. The case situation and/or solutions originality is a plus that will be observed by the reviewers

 

4) PROPOSAL FOR PANEL

Panel sessions serve as discussion forums for issues of contemporary interest to scholars. Panels are complete sessions organized as a single submission by the panel chair around a common theme. Panels may have a variety of formats. Examples include roundtables with no formal papers, keynote and discussion of a particular topic with senior scholar(s) or executives.

General

All panel proposals should be submitted via the submission system by opting for “panel proposal” after selecting the preferred conference track. We welcome panels in all topics related to the conference tracks. All proposals should be prepared in MS Word (.doc; .docx).

Proposals must conform to the guidelines provided below.

  • The proposed title of the Panel Session.
  • The proposed conference track to which the proposal fits.
  • The organizer(s), contact information and affiliations, short bio.
  • The relevance of the proposed Panel Session to the SGBED 2019 Conference, and the significance of the related contributions (max. 1,000 words).
  • The format of the panel and the roles of each participant.
  • All participants’ contact information, affiliations, short bios. This list should contain at least three people who are going to attend the conference.

Criteria

Panel sessions in which participants come from different universities and countries are encouraged. The acceptance of panels is subject to constraints in terms of the availability of rooms. The proposals will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers who will specifically take into consideration the following criteria:

  • Relevance: Is the topic of the proposed panel session related to the tracks and/or the main theme of the SGBED Conference?
  • Significance: Does the proposed panel offer value beyond the usual competitive or interactive paper sessions? Does it deal with issues that are interesting but underexplored? Does it propose something new in terms of conceptual or methodological approaches, or does it highlight an issue of considerable managerial or societal significance?
  • Coherence: Do the presentations for the proposed session address sufficiently related questions or issues, and do they contribute to a coherent panel?
  • Each panel lasts exactly 90 minutes.

 

5) PAPER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (PDW)

The purpose of the PDW is to provide scholars with developmental feedback on their current research projects that is in advance stage to be submitted to an academic journal. Papers submitted to the PDW must conform to the style guidelines provided as follows.

5.1. Length

  • Full papers must not exceed 10,000 words, including tables and references, excluding appendix.
  • All papers should include an abstract of max. 300 words.

5.2. Style

General

  • Times New Roman 12-point, except for title on page 1
  • 1.5 line spacing
  • All papers should be prepared in MS Word (.doc; .docx).
  • Margins: 25 mm on all sides
  • Tables, figures, appendices etc. should be placed at the end of the document, after the references. The font to be used in a table/figure is Times New Roman 10-point. Please include tables after the main body of your paper and indicate their position in the text.
  • Include page numbers centered at the bottom of each page
  • No footnotes permitted. Endnotes should be kept to a minimum, and placed before the references.
  • Please make sure you remove ALL information from the abstract which might reveal your identity.

First page

  • Title of the paper: centered in bold Times New Roman 14-point
  • Do NOT include the names of the authors
  • Abstract (max. 300 words)
  • Up to 6 keywords

Headings

  • Main headings: left justified, bold and capitalized, Times New Roman 14-point
  • Secondary headings: left justified, bold and italic, Times New Roman 12-point font, and only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized
  • Tertiary headings (should be avoided unless absolutely necessary): left justified, underlined and italic, Times New Roman 12-point font, and only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized

In-text citations

Citations in the text should be by the author’s last name and year of publication enclosed in parentheses: (Barney, 1991). If a particular page, section, or equation is cited, it should also be placed in the parentheses: (Barney, 1991, p.100) or (Barney, 1991, Figure 1). For multiple authors, use the full citation for up to two authors; for three or more, use the first author’s name followed by “et al.” (no italics): Hennart et al. (2015). A series of citations should be listed in date order and separated by semicolons: (Barney, 1991; Hennart, 2016).

References

References are to be listed alphabetically, family name first, followed by the publication date in parentheses. Use authors’ initials, not their given names. The reference list should be typed single-spaced. Limit the references to only those that have been cited in the body of the paper, including notes, tables, and figures. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their references. Please check them carefully.

For all other style-related requests please refer to the JIBS style guide.

 

6) DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

We call Ph.D. students to participate in the SGBED Doctoral Consortium to preset their dissertation proposal. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from doctoral students who, although not yet being close to having completed their dissertation, are already at an advanced stage and have developed a clear idea of the theories, methods, and data they will use (or are in the process of collecting) – and of their intended research design. It means that we welcome especially applications from doctoral candidates who are mid-way through their dissertation. There are two stages involved as follows:

First Stage: Submission (4 pages)

Applicants should divide their 4-pages abstract of the doctoral project into the following:

Page 1:

  • Title of the Doctoral Dissertation Proposal;
  • Abstract (Max. 300 words)
  • Up to 6 keywords
  • The number of months (years) you have been working on your doctoral dissertation
  • All proposal should be prepared in MS Word (.doc; .docx).

Pages 2-4

Format: Times Roman 12 font, single line spacing, 3-page limit including any figures or tables, excluding references.

Please use the following sections (in roughly the proportions shown below as a guideline):

  • The central research question addressed (to include a brief statement of the topic – the topic must clearly relate to international business – and of the issue or problem that motivates the research) [10%];
  • Theory and literature review [20%];
  • Research design, data, and methodology (to include hypotheses in the case of quantitative methods, and the methods of measurement and the generative questions that will guide grounded theory building in the case of those using qualitative methods) [30%];
  • Expected results and summary of the evidence of the study thus far (to include if applicable an outline of any preliminary findings) [20%];
  • Expected contribution and its significance to scholarship in the field [10%];
  • Conclusions, and any remaining concerns or problems to be overcome [10%].

NOTE: If your thesis is made up of several papers, it may make sense to introduce the theme and then to focus on one of the papers so that you can provide sufficient details.

Second Stage: Accepted proposal (max.10 pages)

If the doctoral dissertation proposal is accepted, all students are required to submit an updated version of their thesis proposal (max. 10 pages) by April 01, 2019 – according to the same guidelines listed in the first stage (Page 1 + Page 2-10).

Note that all accepted doctoral students participating in this event must also be fully registered for the 2019 SGBED conference (this is a mandatory requirement).

Submissions for this conference were closed on 2019-05-20.



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