Monday, October 19

11:00 - 12:30  h
Workshop Session
Session Leader
Tine Köhler University of Melbourne
Jane Lê WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Lisa Schurer Lambert Oklahoma State University

All Sessions in Track W

Tuesday: 12:00 - 14:00 h   |   Session 1867
Field Experiments in Strategy: Challenges and Promises

Tuesday: 13:00 - 16:00 h   |   Session 1868
Global Strategy Paper Development Workshop

Thursday: 13:00 - 15:00 h   |   Session 1869
Publishing Strategy Process and Practice Research

Friday: 15:00 - 17:00 h   |   Session 1871
Research Methods Paper Development Workshop

Saturday: 14:00 - 17:00 h   |   Session 1872
Your Tenure Package: How Do Letter Writers Read and Evaluate It?

Saturday: 14:00 - 17:00 h   |   Session 1873
Quality in Qualitative Research

Saturday: 14:00 - 17:00 h   |   Session 1874
Researching, Developing, and Teaching with Experiential Cases on Emerging Technologies

Saturday: 14:30 - 17:30 h   |   Session 1875
Early Career Development Workshop

Saturday: 16:00 - 18:00 h   |   Session 1877
Stakeholder Strategy Paper Development Workshop

Tracks W
Session 1866 -
Writing the Rules of the Game: How to Conceptualize and Publish Research Methods Scholarship in Strategic Management

Monday, October 19, 2020 Time 11:00 - 12:30 UTC Sponsored by: Research Methods Community To attend this workshop, please join on the conference platform on Monday, October 19 at 11:00 UTC This workshop is for people who are interested in writing about research methods but do not know where to start. Each year, several conferences hold “how to write for…” workshops devoted to helping writers craft theory and empirical research papers. However, guidance for writing research methods-oriented manuscripts is often overlooked. Arguably, many methodologists have learned their craft by working with senior methodologists who have helped them gain the explicit and tacit knowledge necessary to create methods contributions. Residing in a geographical region dense with methodologists (e.g., North America) and possessing prior training (e.g., strong mathematical or reflexive skills) often facilitates this process. Further, the methods literature tends to be more micro- than macro-oriented, more receptive to quantitative than qualitative methods (depending on geographical region), and male-dominated (Aguinis, Ramani, & Villamor, 2018). Yet many academics may have the potential to contribute to the methods literature whose prior training in methods is limited and who may not have ready and sustained access to experienced mentorship. Attracting such scholarship may enhance scientific progress in strategy and management. The purpose of this workshop is to help neophytes to methods research get started on writing methods papers and is open to all SMS attendees, to all types of research methods (i.e., quantitative and qualitative), and to all levels of analysis (i.e., micro, meso, and macro research). This workshop consists of a panel discussion by experienced methodologists. The panelists (Tine Köhler, Lisa Schurer Lambert, Jane K. Lê, Donald Bergh, Rhonda Reger, and Tomi Laamanen) have been selected for their deep knowledge of, and publishing in, research methods and represent a broad spectrum of perspectives, experiences, background, and focus. The panelists include current and former editors and associate editors of Organizational Research Methods and those with deep experience in teaching methods (e.g. through courses, conference workshops, and CARMA workshops). Several panelists have benefitted from mentorship themselves and are currently mentoring others. Collectively, the panelists possess a wide range of methodological expertise but can also speak to different ways of contributing to methods with a focus on strategic management research. As part of the registration process, participants will be asked to provide a brief reflection on what kind of support they believe they need to write methods papers and perhaps become methodologists. These responses will be used to identify common issues and concerns that will be addressed by panelists. Possible topics may include active problem solving to address difficulties that arise in writing, but may also cover advice for publishing, career planning, and teaching methods. This workshop is endorsed by Organizational Research Methods, the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA), and Sage Publications.

Donald Bergh
University of Denver

Tomi Laamanen
University of St. Gallen

Rhonda Reger
University of North Texas