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Aug 2-4


IBAM 25 Conference

San Jose State University

Heart of Silicon Valley

June 15


Paper Acceptance Decisions

Paper submissions accepted thru June 15

June 30


Early Registration Deadline

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Monmouth University

Long Branch, NJ



25th Anniversary 


"Crafting the Future"




and Practice

Aug 2-4, 2019

Monmouth University

Monmouth, New Jersey

Priority Submission:

January 1, 2018 – February 15, 2018

Regular Submission:

February 16, 2018 – April 30, 2018

Call for Papers

IBAM welcomes you! Whether you are a veteran researcher, management consultant practitioner, student, or 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, receive helpful feedback, and move your work toward publication. IBAM provides helpful reviews, career development workshops, and a respectful approach to academic rigor.

Join us on the campus of Monmouth University in New Jersey for our 25th IBAM conference. Housing will be available in two of the Monmouth University Residence Halls. The rooms have a long twin bed, and the layout is two rooms that share a bathroom in the middle.

Download an MU residence hall floorplan here:


There is an option to register with or without lodging. The lodging expense in residence halls is $210.00 per participant, and assumes a 3-night stay (Wednesday, August 1 – Friday, August 3). Register for the conference and secure campus housing here.

Should you wish to "hotel it" instead, there are a number of local options. Note that hotels along the Jersey Shore in August are priced at a premium. Ocean Place Resort offers a Monmouth University rate of $299.00 per night. Be sure to ask for the Monmouth University rate. Less pricey local hotels which may have an MU rate include:


These hotels have been contacted to keep a lookout for IBAMers.

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. IBM conferences have something for everyone!

Review To become an IBAM reviewer, contact the program chair, Scott Jeffrey (  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 into 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. 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 and include three keywords, as well as a 75-word abstract. Indicate the IBAM division to which you are making the submission. IBAM divisions are as follows:

    • Division 1:  Human Resource Management

    • Division 2:  Organizational Behavior

    • Division 3:  Strategic and Global Management

    • Division 4:  Management Education and Pedagogy

    • Division 5:  Student Papers

  3. Guidelines by submission type:

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

    2. 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.

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

  4. Paper Submission Deadline:  May 30, 2018. Regular submission decisions will be made by June 30, 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:

    1. The title of your submission

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

    3. 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).  Note that there is a $20.00 fee per submission. At the beginning of your abstract, you should note the type of submission (paper, symposia, or incubator). If we do not see that designation, we will assume it is a full paper and referee it accordingly.

  7. Cost of the Conference: IBAM has made a commitment to keeping the cost of our academic conference affordable for all. You may choose to go off-site for your lodging and transportation to and from the conference site. It is our hope that you will enjoy the collegiality of on campus housing at reduced fees. Detailed invoices for your university records showing the cost of registration and housing will be provided upon request.

    • Early Bird Practitioner or Faculty      Registration $340 + Housing $210 = $550.00

    • Early Bird Student                               Registration $265 + Housing $210 = $475.00

    • Regular Practitioner or Faculty      Registration $390 + Housing $210 = $600.00

    • Regular Student                               Registration $315 + Housing $210 = $525.00

  8. Register: All accepted program participants must register and attend the conference.  Early registration fees ($340.00 or $265.00) must be paid by June 30, 2018, and cannot be returned after this date for any reason.  Your conference registration fee covers annual IBAM membership, all meals (except Friday night), snacks and gratuities. Your registration fee does not cover the cost of lodging (residential housing or hotel) or transportation to and from the conference.  Register early as fees increase to $390.00 for practitioners and faculty ($315 for students) after June 30, 2018.

  9. Transportation and Getting To the Conference: If you are coming by airplane, you should fly into Liberty Airport in Newark (EWR). It is the closest airport to the venue. Most airlines fly into it, and it is a United Hub, but you can also fly Southwest. If you are close enough to drive, these directions will help you:

    1. From the Garden State Parkway: Take Exit 105. The Parkway off-ramp leads directly onto Route 36 East. Continue on Route 36 East approximately three miles to Route 71 South. Go approximately one mile and Route 71 will fork left and become Cedar Avenue. Follow Route 71/Cedar Avenue for approximately one half mile. Continue on 71 South past the traffic light for Larchwood Avenue. Proceed past the first entrance to the University, which is on your right. About 200 feet past the first entrance, turn right at the wrought iron gates and go up the main driveway. Visitor parking (Lot 11) is on the left, slightly past Wilson Hall.

    2. From the NJ Turnpike: From the South, take Turnpike North to Exit 7A. After the toll plaza, take I-195 East to Shore Points. Approaching Belmar, I-195 becomes NJ Route 138. After crossing the Garden State Parkway, exit right to NJ Route 18 North, marked Eatontown. Take the Deal Road exit and drive east to the intersection at Monmouth Road. Turn left and proceed to the third traffic light, which is Cedar Avenue. Turn right onto Cedar (also labeled NJ Route 71 South). Follow Route 71/Cedar Avenue for approximately one half mile. Continue on 71 South past the traffic light for Larchwood Avenue. Proceed past the first entrance to the University, which is on your right. About 200 feet past the first entrance, turn right at the wrought iron gates and go up the main driveway. Visitor parking (Lot 11) is on the left, slightly past Wilson Hall.

    3. From the NJ Turnpike from NYC: From the North, take Turnpike South to Exit 11 (Garden State Parkway South). Take Exit 105 as outlined in #1 above.

    4. From Trenton and Points West: Take I-195 East, and follow directions outlined in #2 above.

    5. From the Freehold Area: Take US Route 9 South to I-195 East. Follow directions outlined in #2 above.

    6. From Coastal New England and Boston: Take I-195 South to I-287 West to the Tappan Zee Bridge. Follow I-287 to the Garden State Parkway South. Follow directions outlined in #1 above.

Transportation Options from EWR:

  1. Train: NJ Transit runs between the Newark Liberty airport and the Long Branch station. The Train leaves right from the airport and goes to the Long Branch station. It takes about 75 minutes to get to Long Branch. The campus is 2 miles away and about a 7 minute Cab/Uber. Cab or Uber would run about $10.00. NJ Transit Information can be found at One-way fare is currently$17.50.

  2. Rental-Car: A car rental from Enterprise will run you about $80-$100 a day. This may be a good option if you can share the ride. This is particularly true if you want to take advantage of the beach by coming early or staying late.

  3. Livery: The University uses Sperling Car Service. One way would be $129 for a Sedan (1-3 passengers). Make sure you ask for the Monmouth Rate.

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 and is published three times per year. To learn more about our journal, click here.

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.

IBAM 25 Program

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Thursday, August 2, 2018


8:00am – 9:00am     Leadership Breakfast

9:00am – 11:15am   Leadership Meeting

11:30am – 1:00pm   Welcome Luncheon

1:30pm – 2:30pm     A1: The Politics of Campus Speech and Academic Freedom

                                 A2: Meet the Editors of JBAM

2:30pm – 2:45pm     Break

2:45pm – 3:45pm     B1: Accreditation Q&A

                                 B2: Best Practices for Statistical Analysis

3:45pm – 4:00pm     Break

4:00pm – 5:00pm     C1: Service Learning

                                 C2: Digital Strategies for the Growth of IBAM

6:00pm – 8:00pm     Presidential Reception

Friday, August 3, 2018

7:00am – 8:15am      Breakfast

8:30am – 10:00am    D1: Workshop: The care and feeding of an adjunct

                                  D2: Workshop on Female Affinity Groups

10:00am – 11:30am  E1: Workshop: Leadership Behaviors: To Stay or Leave

                                  E2: Entrepreneurship

                                  E3: Behavior in Organizations

11:45am – 1:15pm    Awards Lunch and Keynote Address

1:30pm – 3:00pm      F1: Thinking and Deciding

                                   F2: Workshop: MBA Study Abroad

                                  F3: Psychology and Leadership

3:15pm – 4:30pm      Campus Tour

4:30pm – 6:00pm      G1: Human Resource Considerations

                                  G2: Pedagogy: A look into the minds of students

6:00 and beyond       Explore the Shore


  • Friday Awards Luncheon and Keynote Speaker, John K. Lloyd, FACHE, Co-CEO of Hackensack-Meridian Health

John K. Lloyd is the co-CEO of Hackensack-Meridian Heath headquartered in Edison, New Jersey.  Prior to the merger of Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health, John K. Lloyd, served as president and chief executive officer of Meridian Health, a $1.8 billion, New Jersey-based, not-for-profit integrated health system. Under John’s leadership, Meridian Health grew and evolved into a nationally-recognized health care leader, with a special focus on clinical quality, nursing excellence, and innovative technology applications.

John has served as chairman of NJ Hospital Association and has held local, state and national board positions at organizations such as the NJ Council of Teaching Hospitals, American Hospital Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, Georgian Court University, QualCare, Commerce Bank and Lifetime Fitness. John is a past recipient of the Medical Executive Award from the Academy of Medicine of NJ and the Distinguished Business Leader Award from Monmouth University. In 2009, John was recognized by the NJHA as its Healthcare Professional of the Year. He is currently ranked among the most powerful healthcare leaders by NJBIZ. John was listed as one of the 2015 “130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know.”

Saturday, August 4

7:00am – 8:00am     Breakfast

8:00am – 9:30am     H1: Helping Students THINK

                                 H2: Culture and Creativity

9:30am – 11:00am   J1: Incubator Ideas

                                 J2: Leadership

11:15am – 2:00pm  Closing Leadership Meeting


* Registration and all meals (except Friday evening dinner) are included in your conference registration.


We look forward to seeing you at the Jersey Shore for IBAM 25!

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