13603672_10208556620584465_4530530040971990712_oThe Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE) invites original research paper submissions to be considered for presentation at the 2017 AEJMC conference in Chicago, IL August 9-12, 2017. Researchers interested in any aspect of media management, media economics or entrepreneurship are encouraged to submit papers. The division welcomes the use of diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to relevant topics. Papers presented at the Midwinter Conference and then revised also are welcome for submission.

Faculty and student papers compete on an equal footing. The division gives named awards to recognize the top three submissions from faculty, and the top three from graduate students (faculty members cannot be included on student competition papers). Top graduate papers also receive monetary awards to help offset the cost of attending the conference.

For the 2017 conference we particularly encourage submissions addressing strategic management aspects and necessary business model changes of media firms to deal with accelerating change, transformation and disruption driven by rapid technology developments. Topics include differences of ecosystems in the media industries compared to other industry sectors, business models for platform markets, success factors in multi-sided media markets. applications of ambidexterity, sharing, or crowdfunding in the media industries, strategic leadership challenges faced by media companies, or the strategic drivers of the large family firms in the media industries. Other examples of relevant topics in media management and economics are: media ownership, management and economic issues from the public-interest perspective (e.g., effects on reporting or content); policy issues from a legal, regulatory or economic perspective; technology and its effects on management or economics; political economy; international and cross-cultural studies; the sociology and culture of media organizations; teaching media management and economics; and other related topics.

In 2014 the division changed its name to expand its focus on entrepreneurship. We also encourage and welcome submissions within the following topics: opportunities and challenges for media startups; intrapreneurship and innovation within legacy media companies; role of higher education in the context of media entrepreneurship; and other media entrepreneurship related topics. Please note that advertising and/or public relations companies are not considered ‘media firms’ by MMEE Division; therefore, papers on the management of advertising agencies and/or public relations agencies should be submitted to the Advertising Division or Public Relations Division. Papers not appropriate for the MMEE Division will be disqualified before judging. Paper submissions should be a maximum of 25-pages, excluding references and tables. All papers must be submitted electronically at the AEJMC Web site to access the All-Academic Web site available via the AEJMC Web site link. Papers must be uploaded to the All-Academic Web server no later than Friday, April 1, 2017, 11:59 P.M. (CDT). All submissions must follow the guidelines for the uniform call for all paper competitions.

Please remove all potentially identifying author information from submissions. Failure to do so will automatically disqualify the paper from consideration. Examples of information to be removed include citations of the author’s previous work, individually or with co-authors; related reference list information; and file properties. Instructions for how to remove identifying information from files can be found on the AEJMC web site.

For questions about submissions, contact MMEE Research Chair Sabine Baumann, Jade University, sabine.baumann@jade-hs.de We hope that you will consider sharing this paper call with your colleagues in journalism, communication, and business schools. With this in mind we have prepared a welcome message with a link to this paper call that you can copy, paste, and forward as a quick and convenient way to spread the word. The welcome message can be accessed by clicking here.