Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Important Dates – CFP flyer here

  • Submission Begin: August 1, 2024
    • Initial Submission (both abstract and full paper) Format Requirement – here
  • Submission Deadline: October 13, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: December 1, 2024
  • Camera-Ready Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 12, 2025
    • Final Submission (Camera Ready) Format Requirement – here

Submission and Review

  • Full papers are double-blind reviewed by referees and abstracts are reviewed by Track Chairs. Accepted papers and abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings at the option of the author(s). Copyright of the papers will stay with the author(s).
  • Paper submission acknowledges that the author will register for the conference and present, in person, the paper at the time specified in the conference program.
  • Panels, workshops, and tutorials on current topics of interest, and other special sessions are also planned. Please contact the Program Chair, if you are interested in any of these.
  • Papers are invited in, but not limited to, the topical areas listed.

Submission Style Guide

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Topical Areas and Tracks

  • Accounting

    Salem Boumediene, University of Illinois Springfield, sboum2@uis.edu

    Magdy Farag, California State Polytechnic, University, Pomona, mfarag@cpp.edu

    • This track welcomes research in all areas of accounting and taxation. Areas of research may include financial, managerial, audit, pensions, federal income tax, corporate taxation, state tax, teaching cases, and pedagogical papers.
  • Business Environment - Strategy, Policy, Law, Ethics

    HoWook Shin, California State University, Long Beach, howook.shin@csulb.edu

    • This track welcomes pretty much everything. Macro areas include strategy formulation, implementation, and dynamics. Policy, law, and ethics include interrelations between organizations and government institutions.
  • Finance and Investment

    Jennifer Miele and Vinh Huy Nguyen, California State University, Fresno, jmiele@csufresno.edu and vinhn@csufresno.edu

    • This track welcomes research in all areas of finance and investments. Topics may include but are not limited to: asset pricing and allocation; banking regulation and financial services; behavioral finance; corporate governance; entrepreneurial finance; finance and sustainability; financial engineering and derivatives; financial markets; cryptocurrencies and blockchain; financial modeling; investment funds; market behavior and efficiency; market microstructure; risk management; finance education; household finance.
  • Hospitality Management and Marketing

    Natasa Christodoulidou, California State University Dominguez Hills, nchristodoulidou@csudh.edu

    • This track welcomes research that includes major trends and developments as they apply to the hospitality industry in the following areas: marketing; forecasting; operations; management; finance; planning; design; information technology; e-commerce; training and development; travel and tourism.
  • Innovative Education

    Rita Kumar and Larisa Preiser-Houy, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, adkumar@cpp.edu and Ipreiser@cpp.edu

    • The Innovative Education track welcomes submissions related to innovation in curriculum and learning environments, including hybrid, in-person, and online modalities. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to): descriptions of classroom innovations; tools and techniques for engaged learning; collaborative and experiential learning examples; examples of game-based learning; case studies incorporated in teaching materials; contemporary issues relevant to educational effectiveness; pedagogical strategies; program and course development; assessment; projects/assignments related to societal impacts; micro credentials; and opportunities and challenges for the post-pandemic environment.
  • Internet and e-Business

    Albert Huang, University of the Pacific, ahuang@pacific.edu 

    • This track welcome all topics related Internet and e-business theories, applications, assessments, opinions, and other relevant and trend-leading topics.
  • Management Science and Quantitative Methods

    Adam Reiman, Air Force Institute of Technology, reiman.adam@gmail.com

    • This track welcomes research focused on data management, data analysis and the mathematical modeling of managing organizations and their operations.
  • Management, Entrepreneurship, and Organization

    Cindy Sutton and Debora Gilliard, Metropolitan State University of Denver, suttoncy@msudenver.edu and gilliard@msudenver.edu

    • Theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical abstracts and manuscripts examining any aspect of managing organizations are appropriate. Examples of relevant topics include (but not limited to):
      • organization development and managing change.
      • organizational behavior and leadership (e.g., motivation, communication, conflict management, decision making).
      • human resource management (e.g., work-life balance, recruiting, selection, training, performance appraisal, discipline, compensation, unions).
      • entrepreneurship and small business (e.g., start-ups, family businesses, managing a small business, angel funding, competing in dynamic environments).
      • organizational theory (e.g., organizational structure, resource dependency theory).
      • pedagogical ideas, cases, and teaching activities for management courses.
      • improving/changing business practices.
  • Marketing

    Sally Baalbaki-Yassine, Metropolitan State University of Denver, baalbaki@msudenver.edu

    • The marketing track welcomes research that includes major trends and developments in any area of marketing. The unique challenges of the last two years have caused a dramatic change in consumer behavior, firm strategies, as well as the marketing landscape. Research may emphasize the importance of how marketing drives positive change and builds a sustainable future.
  • Military Applications

    Jeff Weir, Air Force Institute of Technology, jeff.weir.1@gmail.com and Paul Hartman, RGBSI Aerospace & Defense, paul.hartman@rgbsiaero.com

  • MIS and Business Analytics

    Alireza Yazdani, Cal Poly Pomona, ayazdani@cpp.edu and Hossein Rikhtehgar Berenji, Pacific University, hossein@pacificu.edu

    • The MIS & Business Analytics Track welcomes all topics related to the digital transformation of the business world. Topics may include, but not limited to, theories and practices of technology management, management information systems, informatics and data analytics, as well as share insights and applications in various fields such as healthcare, robotics and AI, data ethics, social media, decision and policy making, and business operations.
  • Modeling and Simulation

    Khosrow Moshirvaziri, California State University Long Beach, Khosrow.Moshirvaziri@csulb.edu and Tom Lang, Logistics Management Institute, tlang2@gmail.com

    • The Modeling and Simulation track invites original research and enhancement or extension to published contributions in the development of models in Business disciplines, Economics, Engineering Technology, Social Sciences and Systems Engineering. In parallel, the track considers research in the development of computational methods and simulation technology (including self-developed codes, commercial simulation packages, or spreadsheets) to allow practitioners to make intelligent predictions of the behavior of those models. Therefore, a typical submission may focus on either one or both of these options. Furthermore, the track welcomes submissions that use simulation methodology in such fields as medicine, education, and behavioral sciences
  • Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    John Bell, University of Tennessee, bell@utk.edu and Stanley Griffis, Michigan State University, griffis1@msu.edu 

    • This track welcome research related to Operations, Logistics, Purchasing/Procurement, and broader Supply Chain Management issues. Presenters can expect a constructive and welcoming session, with numerous leading scholars in attendance. Emphasis areas in 2023 include Post-Covid Supply Chain realities, Maritime Logistics and its role in Global Supply Chain Operations.
  • Public Policy and Public Administration

    Rui Sun and Theodore Byrne, California State University Dominguez Hills, rsun@csudh.edu and tbyrne@csudh.edu

    • The Public Policy and Administration track focuses on developing research in the areas of leadership, ethics, public policy, and decision-making processes within the context of federal, state, and local governments as well as nonprofit organizations. International perspectives are also welcome.
  • Sustainability Issues in Decision Making

    Shuo Zeng, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, shuozeng@cpp.edu and Caterina (Xiaotong) Liu, CSU Monterey Bay, xiaoliu@csumb.edu

    • The Sustainability Issues in Decision Making track of the WDSI focuses on developing understand of the impacts of the COVID pandemic and other world-wide events on our view of environmental, economical, and societal sustainability. We invite both theoretical and empirical research that tackle new sustainability issues emerged in all related disciplines. Specifically, research on global supply chain issues is welcomed.
  • Special Session

    Seong-Jong Joo, Air Force Institute of Technology, sludoc95@gmail.com

  • Regional Contacts

    Taiwan: Shin Yuan Hung, National Chung Cheng University, syhung@mis.ccu.edu.tw

    China: Jeff Zhang, CSU Northridge, jeff.zhang@csun.edu

    South Korea: Joonwhan In, Chung-Aug University, joonhwan@cau.ac.kr

Call for Papers Information

Submission Deadline: October 13, 2023
Notification of Acceptance: December 1, 2023
Camera-Ready Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 12, 2024