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AOM Syposium - What to Do with Rejections?

  • 1.  AOM Syposium - What to Do with Rejections?

    Posted 11 days ago

    We would like to invite you to the AOM Symposium, "What to Do with Rejections?".


    Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM PDT on Monday, August 8th

    Format: Virtual only, https://2022.aom.org/meetings/virtual/etRXwXa2PCcoB7Cg5




    Gary Dushnitsky, London Business School (Co-Editor, SEJ; former AE, OrgSci)

    Melissa Graebner, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (Co-Editor, SEJ)

    Peter Klein, Baylor University (Co-Editor, SEJ)

    Yong Li, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (AE, SEJ)

    Hart Posen, University of Wisconsin Madison (AE, SMJ; former AE, MS)

    Laszlo Tihanyi, Rice University (Editor-in-Chief, AMJ)


    How do we as researchers and journal editors/reviewers handle rejections? This symposium brings together established scholars with extensive publication, review and editorial experiences in the fields of entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation, and management. We aim to discuss the following topics: (1) What are the common reasons for rejection? Which of these reasons are easier to address, and which ones harder to address?  (2) How do we handle rejections rationally and emotionally? (3) What can we do to turn a rejected paper into a better and even publishable paper? Share specific experience in handling a rejected paper as a journal editor and as a researcher.


    The structure of the symposium is as follows. Our panelists will each discuss the topic. This will be followed by Q&A and a discussion between the panelists.

    Yong Li
    Lee Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Research Director, Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation