Long Branch, NJ
January 1, 2018 – February 15, 2018
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:
Holiday Inn Express ($150-$200)
Sheraton Eatontown ($175-$225)
La Quinta ($150-$200)
Homewood Suites by Hilton ($179-$199) Use special booking code IBA for lowest price - King bed and pull out sleeper sofa
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 (email@example.com). 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Paper Submission Deadline: May 30, 2018. Regular submission decisions will be made by June 30, 2018
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)
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
From Trenton and Points West: Take I-195 East, and follow directions outlined in #2 above.
From the Freehold Area: Take US Route 9 South to I-195 East. Follow directions outlined in #2 above.
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:
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 www.njtransit.com. One-way fare is currently$17.50.
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.
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
Download the full conference program here:
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
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
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!