The Institute of Behavioral and

Applied Management



A Virtual Conference


College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

July 30 to Aug 1, 2020

Submission Deadline:

May 15, 2019

Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management

Bridging scholarship, teaching and practice.

Conference Theme:   Resilience!

IBAM welcomes you!  Whether you are a veteran researcher, a management consultant practitioner, a student, or a new faculty member, there is a place for you in the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management. We encourage newcomers and those with experience alike to participate in informative, lively, and engaging sessions. IBAM offers a friendly, collegial atmosphere to present your research, get helpful feedback, and move your work toward publication. IBAM provides helpful reviews, career development workshops, and a respectful approach to academic rigor.

IBAM invites you to nurture your curiosity with us!

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Participate as a presenter, reviewer, session chair, discussant, volunteer, or division chair.  IBAM welcomes management educators, business practitioners, and students to share their ideas, research, and experiences in a friendly and supportive environment.   Session discussions are stimulating, informative, and broad-based. 

IBAM warmly welcomes you as an individual and a colleague. Executives, managers, professionals, and students are all members and active participants in IBAM’s annual conferences.

Review To become an IBAM reviewer, contact the program chair, Mary Pisnar (  IBAM seeks serious reviewers who will commit to providing a thorough review of academic and practitioner work within their fields.  We ask that you commit to review no more than three (3) submissions and that you commit to a 2-3 week turnaround of submission that you are assigned.  We value your expertise and time.

Submit your original paper, symposium, workshop, or idea incubator proposal for anonymous peer review in to our reviewing portal at Scholastica (follow the link). The IBAM conference is an excellent outlet for completed research, work-in-progress, and the sharing of experiences in a variety of management sub-fields through refereed paper sessions, symposia, workshops, and panel discussions.

Consider one of these categories of submission – one is sure to fit your research!

Full Paper

A completed paper that is being considered for publication.  It might be a work in progress, work for which you are still collecting developmental feedback.  It might also be a “bottom drawer” paper you are trying to revive.  All full papers will be automatically considered for best paper awards. 

Student Papers

A subcategory of “Full Papers” is a student paper. One author (ideally the first author) must be a student and must attend. Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral learners are welcome. “Best Student Paper” award(s) will be selected from this category. Sponsoring faculty members should encourage institutional or private support of students whose papers are accepted. Submissions should include a statement that the student will attend the conference.

Symposia or Workshop

Either panel or presenter format. Proposals that cross disciplines and include multiple institutions are highly encouraged.  A panel or workshop presentation is allotted extended time on the program, so the proposal should be well-detailed and show potential added value for conference attendees. Submissions should include a 3-5 page proposal and a statement that all contributors intend to register for and attend the conference.


Symposia and workshops are not double-blind reviewed, but are selected by the Program Chair for inclusion in the program. All authors involved in developing accepted symposia and workshops should plan to attend the conference as presenters.

Idea Incubator

A research idea that is still being “kicked around.”  At a minimum, idea incubators should have a literature review, hypotheses or research questions, and some idea of methodology.  Idea incubators will be placed into their own sessions to allow feedback from peers in a more informal setting.

Submission Guidelines

 1.           All submissions must be entirely original and may not be under concurrent consideration or accepted for presentation elsewhere. You may submit up to two papers and/or proposals in any or all of the divisions.  This includes papers and proposals that are co-authored.


 2.           All submissions should include three keywords and a 75-word abstract. Indicate the IBAM division to which you are making the submission. Submissions should be double-spaced with one-inch margins, typed in a 12-point font, and follow APA format. All submissions should reflect appropriate academic research form.


 3.           Guidelines by submission type:

  • Full Papers  should not exceed 30 pages (total – including references). 

  • Symposia & Workshop Proposals  should submit a three to five page proposal outlining details of the symposia or workshop presentation, along with a statement that all presenters intend to register for the conference.

  • Idea Incubator Session  should have a draft paper including literature review, hypotheses or research questions, and some discussion of methodology


 4.         Submission Deadline:  August 31, 2021. Submit your paper, proposal, or summary by uploading it into the IBAM Conference submissions page in Scholastica (follow the link) and following the instructions for submissions located at that site. Priority submission decisions will be made by October 1, 2018. 



 5.        Author Information:  Do not include author information.  Author information will be recorded on the submission page at the Scholastica site.  The uploaded document should be free of any identifying author indications and the document “Properties” data should be cleared as well. All submissions are double blind-reviewed.  Preparation of your title page should include:


  • The title of your submission

  • The submission type:  Full Paper, Symposia, Workshop, or Idea Incubator.  Student papers should also indicate “Student” on the title page.

  • The division to which you are submitting (Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or Special Topics).


 6.      Submission Process: Follow the link to the IBAM submission page at Scholastica (follow the link) 


 7.      Register: All accepted program participants must register and attend the conference.  Registration fees ($100.00) must be paid by October 1, 2021 and cannot be returned after this date for any reason.  Your conference registration fee covers annual IBAM membership, participant information, and proceedings.   Registration fees increase to $125.00 after October 1, 2021.


Best Papers are Eligible for JBAM Consideration and Journal Publication

The Best Papers in each Division are eligible for publication consideration in the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management (JBAM). The journal provides an international outlet for its contributors. To learn more about our journal, please visit

Student Scholarships Awarded    

In support of student scholars, IBAM may award a $250 best paper scholarship in its student classifications. In addition, a special student rate applies for conference registration. A student must declare (check box) student status at time of submission. Eligible papers may be co-authored with a faculty member, but the student must be first author, attend the conference and must present the paper. Faculty sponsors should inform students of conference costs and encourage institutional or personal support of attendance. Student scholarships will be presented with the award at the conference award luncheon.

The IBAM 28 Tentative Agenda

To be determined.

Dr. Mary Pisnar, IBAM President

Baldwin Wallace University

Meet  IBAM’s  Program Committee.  Contact them with questions specific to their divisions.

Vice President/Program Chair

Dr. Marcel C. Minutolo

Robert Morris University


Division I – Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Management

Dr. I-Shuo (Steven) Chen

Department of Business Administration

Wuhan University

Dr. Leslie DiManna

School of Business

American International College


Dr. Paul Jacques

180 School Street

Taunton, MA 02780-4955


Division III – Strategic Management

Dr. Jai Joon Lee

University of California Sacramento


Dr. Graeme Coetzer

College of Charleston

Program Chair-Elect

Jacqueline Csonka-Peeren

Waterloo University

Division II – International Management

Dr. Kimberly L. Foor

Department of Defense US Army


Division IV - Professional Development

Dr. Paul Jacques

Rhode Island College

Division V - Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability

Arthur Jue

LiveFreely, Inc.

Division VI - Teaching & Learning


IBAM’s Officers and Board of Governors

Dr. Mary Pisnar

IBAM President, (2021-2022)

Baldwin Wallace University

Dr. Marcel C. Minutolo

Vice President/Program Chair (2021-2022)

Robert Morris University


Dr. Jenny Murnane, IBAM Secretary (2021 – 2022)

Omaha, NE  68116


Dr. Marcel Minutolo, IBAM Treasurer (2018 – 2020)

Robert Morris University


Board of Governors


Dr. Graeme Coetzer, Academic/Practitioner (2021-2022)

College of Charleston

503 East Erie Avenue

Folly Beach, SC  29439


Dr. Emily Knowles, Academic (2021-2022)

Liberty University

1971 University Blvd.

Lynchburg, VA 24515


Dr. Kenneth Levitt, Academic (2021-2022)

Frostburg State University

1336 Kelly Road

Stroudsburg, PA  18360


Dr. Kelly Sylte, Practitioner (2021-2022)

541 155th Street

Amery, WI  54001

Past Presidents Council

Dr. Christy L. Hutchison, Past Presidents Council Chair

Peru State College

Peru, Nebraska


Dr. Scott Jeffrey, Immediate Past President

Monmouth University

Dr. Sara Kimmel

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi


Dr. Kenneth J. Levitt

Frostburg State University
Frostburg, Maryland


Dr. Howard Fero, Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, Connecticut


Dr. Rebecca Herman, Kaplan University



Dr. Ed Portugal, SUNY Potsdam

Potsdam, New York


Dr. Linda Thomas, Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska


Dr. Melody Wollan, Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois


JBAM Editors

Dr. Marcel Minutolo

Editor in Chief

Robert Morris University


Dr. Paul Jacques, Associate Editor

180 School Street

Taunton, MA 02780-4955