2019 - Boston  AOM Annual Meetings August 9 - 13 :


MSR Pre-conference - MSR Research Consortium –

9:30am – 5pm - 

Cost: $25 includes a catered lunch. 
Register or simply reply to Dr. Debra Dean at

AOM Boston 2019 MSR Research Consortium Theme: 
Qualitative methodologies as inclusive approaches to develop high-quality Management, Spirituality and Religion research.

Thursday, August 8th, 9:30 to 5:00 (the day before the AOM)           Try to be there at 9:00am.  

  • Location: Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 Ph: 617.859.2219
  • Cost: $25 that includes catered lunch, tea and coffee. (Online payment form will be sent once it is ready)
  • How to Register: Submit your form here (the link: or simply reply to Dr. Debra Dean at


-Ian Mitroff, Crisis Management Expert, University of California Berkeley

-Joan Marques, Dean, Professor of Management, Woodbury University

-Robert Gephart, Professor, University of Alberta

-Liz Denton, Organizational Counseling Psychologist, Executive Coach, Speaker, Co-Author: "A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America"

-Julia Storberg-Walker,  Associate Professor, Executive Leadership Program, Department of Human and Organizational Learning, George Washington University

Plan for the Day

9:00, Venue available muffins and coffee

9:30-9:45, Welcome and introductions

9:45-11:00, Interpretive Sciences: Overview of Qualitative Methods Workshop,

Bob Gephart Jr., Professor at the University of Alberta, School of Business

11:00-11:15, Break

11:15-12:30, Phenomenology Workshop,

Joan Marques, Dean and Professor of Management, Woodbury University’s School of Business

12:30-1:15, Lunch

1:15-1:45, Fetzer Scholars Introduction

1:45-2:15, Dissertation award Presentations

2:15-3:30, Applied Social Philosophy: Dialectics & Debate on Selected Topics,

Ian Mitroff, Professor Emeritus, Annenberg School of Communication and Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Elizabeth Denton Ph. D., International Founder Affiliate, and former executive coach and strategic organizational consultant based in NYC, 

3:15-3:30, Break

3:30-4:45, Transformative Wholeness: Participative and Intuitive Research Workshop

Julia Storberg-Walker Associate Professor, Executive Leadership Program, Department of Human and Organizational Learning, George Washington University

4:45 to 5:15, Wrap up and next steps.

MSR Community & Focus

The AOM MSR interest group counts 617 active members across the world. As an emerging and growing field of research, our strategic directions for the coming five years are:
1) Developing quality of Research and Teaching;
2) Connection, Network, Community and Outreach; and
3) Develop MSR into an attractive, thriving DIG organization.

2018  Chicago AOM Annual Meetings

MSR Pre-Conference  -  MSR Research Consortium 
Aug. 9th  - All day.

Our MSR Research and Publishing Consortium  - August 9th  --- in Chicago in Loyola University Institute of Environmental Science at 6364 N Sheridan Rd -20 min drive or a 45 min. transit trip from the Hyatt Regency. 

This is a day before the official AOM program begins. 

This Consortium is Free and is a full day -   - for those who are now registering - starting on May 7th -there will be a $20.00 charge for lunch.
The theme of this year's symposium:
MSR Research Methods: How to explore the Heart and Soul of Business.
Our Morning Panel
  • Orneita Brown,  Associate Professor, Management Sciences, Abilene Christian University, Texas
  • Louis W. (Jody) Fry, Professor, Texas A&M University - Central Texas.

  • Joan Marques,  Dean, Professor of Management at Woodbury University's School of Business, Los Angeles.

  • Kent Miller Professor, Management, Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University.

  • Charlie Tachney, Associate Professor Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School.

Afternoon Speaker
  • Kathryn Pavlovich, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, Editor-in-chief, Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion
This full day event provides an intimate and collegial setting to participate in deep conversation and interaction in three ways.
  • Dialogue with a senior researcher panel discussing emerging spiritual and religion research methods;
  • Obtain advice and exchange information with invited publishers, and
  • Brainstorm and advance your emerging research projects in focus groups.

*** For those Consortium participants who would like advice on their research paper ***
MSR authors who work on research projects relevant to the theme and would like to get advice on their work are invited to submit their ideas by 30th June 2018.
For ideas/papers that are accepted, a letter of participation will be issued to that author.
For further information and for confirming you are planning to attend this MSR research consortium contact :   Debra Dean  at
We are looking forward to your submission!