The Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE) invites original research paper submissions to be considered for presentation at the 2018 AEJMC conference in Washington, D.C. August 6-9, 2018. 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 are also welcome for submission.

Faculty, student, and industry practitioner papers compete on an equal footing. Researchers whose work specifically addresses the management of practitioners in media agencies can choose to submit their work to this year’s special topic call, and will compete on an equal footing with other special topic submissions. The division gives awards to recognize the top three submissions from faculty, and the top three submissions 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, and there are no division membership fees for graduate students.

Open Competition: As a division we are proud to encourage submissions from a diverse array of topics areas. Some examples of relevant topic areas include, but are not limited to: analysis of economic or managerial questions affecting media firms; media ownership; management and economic issues from the public-interest perspective (e.g., effects on reporting or content); historical discussions of relevant developments in the field; 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; media audience analyses; teaching media management and economics; and other related topics.

In 2014 the division changed its name to expand its focus on entrepreneurship. Accordingly, we also encourage and welcome submissions within the following topic areas: opportunities and challenges for media startups; intrapreneurship and innovation within legacy media companies; the role of higher education in the context of media entrepreneurship; and other media entrepreneurship related topics.

Special Topic Competition: For the first time, the division is hosting a second, concurrent paper call on a special topic: Agencies. For example, appropriate submissions might include scholarship on best practices for creatives at public relations or advertising agencies, applied analytics, message testing, successful campaign results, and other media agency related topics. Please clearly label Agency special call submissions as such in the document header.

Guidelines for all Submissions: Paper submissions should be a maximum of 25-pages, excluding references and tables. All papers must be submitted electronically at the AEJMC website, by accessing the All-Academic submission portal. A link to All-Academic is available via the AEJMC website. Papers must be uploaded to the All-Academic server no later than Friday, April 1, 2018, 11:59 P.M. (CDT). All submissions must follow the guidelines from the AEJMC 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 website.

For questions about submissions, contact MMEE Research Chairs, Ronen Shay or Kelly Kaufhold