EMMA Doctoral Summer School 2018

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Where: Bournemouth University, Faculty of Media & Communications, UK.

When: 4th-6th July, 2018 (Start: Wednesday 4th July 9am – End: Friday 6th July 5pm).

For whom: Doctoral students at all stages of their research and early-stage post-docs.

Held by: The Advances in Media Management (AiMM) research team lead by Dr John Oliver, in collaboration with academic colleagues from media management and leading UK media industry professionals.

For more info, see: EMMA_Summerschool 2018_Delegate Information

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New Opportunities for Media Industry Research @ AEJMC 2018

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As our division prepares to receive your submissions for the 2018 AEJMC conference in Washington D.C. August 6-9, 2018, we would like to make you aware of some new opportunities for research with professional implications.

AEJMC Research Prize for Professional Relevance

The 2016-18 AEJMC Presidential Task Force on Bridges to the Professions has established the AEJMC Research Prize for Professional Relevance to foster stronger ties between media professionals and educators. This award will recognize top AEJMC conference papers that bring newfound clarity and insight to emerging media industry practices, cultures and business imperatives. A committee of judges will select winning papers and invite winners to present their papers at the 2018 AEJMC conference in Washington, D.C. First prize will be awarded $1,000 and a certificate, while second and third prizes will be awarded certificates. If the winning paper has multiple authors, the prize will be distributed equally among co-authors.

The award will be administered via the normal AEJMC paper submission process. Divisions, commissions and interest groups will complete their own review process as usual and then forward their most promising accepted papers pertaining to professional relevance to the award committee, which will conduct a separate review process for the prize. All entries will be blind judged. Judges will not have access to any identifying information about authors. The judges reserve the right not to award prizes. Competition results will be announced by June 30, 2018. 

For more information on the AEJMC Research Prize for Professional Relevance and its eligibility criteria please visit: http://www.aejmc.org/home/2018/01/prize-for-professional-relevance/

MMEE Special Topic Competition

In the spirit of supporting the AEJMC Research Prize for Professional Relevance and its wider goal of fostering stronger ties between media practitioners and academics, we at MMEE are proud to announce our first special topics competition. This year when you log into AEJMC All-Academic, researchers submitting to MMEE will be able to choose between our traditional “open competition” and our new “special topic competition”. This year’s special topic competition will be dedicated to media industry research that addresses the topic of: 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. While all papers submitted to both the “open competition” and “special topic competition” are automatically eligible for the AEJMC Research Prize for Professional Relevance, authors who would like their submissions forwarded to the award committee are encouraged to include the keywords “professional relevance” when submitting papers to the conference.

For more information on both competitions please see the 2018 MMEE Call for Papers located at:
https://mmedivision.wordpress.com/2018/01/26/mmee-2018-call-for-papers/

It is our hope that these new initiatives will offer you more choice while simultaneously shining a light on the strong media industry research being conducted by our membership. For questions about submissions, contact MMEE Research Co-Chairs Ronen Shay, rshay@sjfc.edu, or Kelly Kaufhold, kellykaufhold@txstate.edu

MMEE 2018 Call for Papers

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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 rshay@sjfc.edu or Kelly Kaufhold kellykaufhold@txstate.edu

Call for participants: the Annual Conference of the European Media Management Association (June 14-15, 2018) and “Creative Cultures for Media Progression: An Unconference” (June 13, 2018)

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The Call for Papers and Posters for the European Media Management Association, emma, 2018 Annual Conference, June 14-15 in Warsaw, is open until January 15, 2018. Prior to the emma 2018 Annual Conference (June 13, 2018), there will be a new type of pre-conference called “Creative Cultures for Media Progression: An Unconference” exploring innovative cultures, values and practices of progressive media firms as well as new ways of organizing information-sharing between participants. The emma Conference details are available on the emma website: https://www.media-management.eu/ and on the emma Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/european.media.management.association/. Information about “Creative Cultures for Media Progression: An Unconference” will be regularly updated on www.creativemediaclusters.com/unconference.

Friendly reminder: Abstracts for the 2017 AEJMC Midwinter Conference are due this Friday (Dec. 22)

10@OU AEJMC Midwinter reminder – abstracts due online Dec. 22

The MMEE Division invites student and faculty submissions to a special edition of the AEJMC Midwinter Conference: This will be the 10th anniversary of Midwinter to be hosted by the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma 10@OU!

This year’s conference will be Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Submit abstracts online at http://bit.do/MIDWINTER18 (REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, even if you’ve registered with Midwinter before).

Authors should upload abstracts of 600 to 800 words (excluding author information and references) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 22. These should be substantial abstracts of at least 600 words with details on literature, theory, methods, results and discussion.

Authors will be notified of their submission’s status by mid-January. Authors of accepted abstracts must submit complete papers (not exceeding 30 pages) to the discussant of their conference session at least two weeks before the Midwinter conference and papers cannot be under review at other outlets (e.g., ICA). You may, though, resubmit accepted Midwinter papers to the national conference paper call April 1. Panel proposals are also welcome.

We are also in need of volunteers for three tasks:

  1. To review abstract submissions online in December and January;
  2. To serve as moderators on-site at OU for the conference in March, and;
  3. To serve as discussants (NOT on-site), reviewing the final papers and offering feedback to the authors and moderator. Ph.D. students who are ABD/post-exams are encouraged to serve as reviewers, which is a nice service opportunity for your C.V. If you can help review abstracts, please sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/kqjnSUb2YiE7r49o2.

If you can help as a moderator (at the conference) or a discussant (online), or if you have questions, please contact MMEE Research Co-Chairs Ronen Shay, rshay@sjfc.edu, or Kelly Kaufhold, kellykaufhold@txstate.edu. Hope to see you there!

10@OU AEJMC Midwinter reminder – abstracts due online Dec. 22

imagesThe MMEE Division invites student and faculty submissions to a special edition of the AEJMC Midwinter Conference: This will be the 10th anniversary of Midwinter to be hosted by the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma 10@OU!

This year’s conference will be Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Submit abstracts online at http://bit.do/MIDWINTER18 (REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, even if you’ve registered with Midwinter before).

Authors should upload abstracts of 600 to 800 words (excluding author information and references) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 22. Authors will be notified of their submission’s status by mid-January. Authors of accepted abstracts must submit complete papers (not exceeding 30 pages) to the discussant of their conference session at least two weeks before the Midwinter conference and papers cannot be under review at other outlets (e.g., ICA). You may, though, resubmit accepted Midwinter papers to the national conference paper call April 1. Panel proposals are also welcome.

We are also in need of volunteers for three tasks:

  1. To review abstract submissions online in December and January;
  2. To serve as moderators on-site at OU for the conference in March, and;
  3. To serve as discussants (NOT on-site), reviewing the final papers and offering feedback to the authors and moderator. Ph.D. students who are ABD/post-exams are encouraged to serve as reviewers, which is a nice service opportunity for your C.V. If you can help review abstracts, please sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/kqjnSUb2YiE7r49o2.

If you can help as a moderator (at the conference) or a discussant (online), or if you have questions, please contact MMEE Research Co-Chairs Ronen Shay, rshay@sjfc.edu, or Kelly Kaufhold, kellykaufhold@txstate.edu. Hope to see you there!

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of the Journal of Media Business Studies on “Strategic Management in the Media Industries” (Deadline: April 15, 2018)

Special Issues Editor:
Sabine Baumann – Jade University, Germany

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: April 15, 2018

The media industries are going through a period of accelerating change, transformation and disruption driven by rapid technology developments. Obviously, these developments have profound effects on management strategies and industry development. Articles from media management and media economics scholars have studied the phenomenon mostly from empirical angles, while general and strategic management scholars have used media abundantly as a field of investigation for theory-building, but not for advancing insights about the functioning of the industries per se. What seems to be missing is a stronger scholarly exchange in order to tap into the mutual synergies by introducing advanced theories of strategic management to studies of media sectors.

The aim of this special issue on Strategic Management in the Media Industries is (1) to advance our understanding of the media industry by examining specificities of strategic management and strategy work in the media context, and (2) to shed light on the strategic approaches of media firms to manage the challenges and threats of a high-velocity business environment, in order to (3) advance strategic media management theory.

Specific topics of relevance to this special issue and upon which submissions are invited include, but are not limited to:
• How do ecosystems in the media industries differ from other industry sectors in terms of their strategic management?
• How does research on the specificities of the media industries challenge or expand theories in strategic management?
• How can media firms build and maintain competitive advantage in a changing world characterized by increasing uncertainty, complexity and competition?
• How can strategic management research in the areas of platform markets, networks, multi-sided markets, ambidexterity, sharing, and crowdfunding be applied to the media industries?
• How can theories from strategic management explain particular strategic leadership challenges faced by media companies?
• How can the strategic drivers of family firms and other ownership forms in the media industries be explained?
• What can other technology-driven industries affected by vertical unbundling and industry convergence learn from strategic management of media organizations?

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2018. Please mark your submission as special issue submission. Questions regarding the special issue can be directed to the guest editor sabine.baumann@jade-hs.de.

Full details about the journal and the prescribed format for manuscript submissions can be found at: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/romb.

Message from MMEE Research Chairs

We hope the fall semester is treating you well! The Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE) invites abstract submissions to be considered for presentation at the 2018 AEJMC Midwinter Conference. We are also starting to recruit reviewers for both midwinter and the national convention. Finally, we’re proud to announce the introduction of a new award to our division, the top reviewer award.

MMEE @ Midwinter

The University of Oklahoma will again host the 2018 AEJMC Midwinter Conference in the beautiful Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2018. Look for something special this year – it will the 10th consecutive year for the Gaylord College at OU to host Midwinter!

This conference is a great opportunity for students and faculty to get initial feedback on their studies before the submission deadline for the national conference, and to get to present their research in an intimate, welcoming environment.

The deadline to submit to Midwinter is noon, Friday, December 1. Submit your abstracts of 600 to 800 words, excluding author information and references, to the AEJMC Midwinter conference via the new content management system. You’ll have to click the Sign Up Here link first, then select MMEE as your division when you submit. If you have any questions, please email MMEE Research Chairs, Ronen Shay rshay@sjfc.edu or Kelly Kaufhold kellykaufhold@txstate.edu

Abstracts should give a clear sense of relevant literature, research objectives, methods employed, the stage of the research project and initial or expected findings and conclusions. Papers cannot be under review at other outlets (e.g., ICA). However, Midwinter submissions, even accepted papers, are eligible to be resubmitted to the national AEJMC conference April 1. The division will also honor the top paper at Midwinter.

Panel proposals are also welcome and we always need division members willing to serve as reviewers in December, and discussants and moderators in March. Please contact MMEE Research Chairs, Ronen Shay rshay@sjfc.edu or Kelly Kaufhold kellykaufhold@txstate.edu if you’ll be available and are willing to help – thanks!

Review for MMEE!

We are on the lookout for reviewers for both midwinter and our national convention. If you are interested please fill out the form located at: https://goo.gl/forms/kqjnSUb2YiE7r49o2

We would also appreciate if you considered sharing this form with colleagues who you feel can judge papers on media management, economics, or entrepreneurship. They do not need to be a member of the division to review. Please note that individuals who submit papers to the division will not be eligible to review.

If you are not sure whether you will be submitting a paper this year, please consider volunteering anyway, as we can always remove your name later. As always, being a reviewer for MMEE does not prevent you from submitting or reviewing for other divisions.

Time for a new plaque…

We understand that completing a good review takes time, effort, and dedication. As a division, we are proud of the detailed feedback our submissions receive each and every year and want to encourage that level of quality on every review. It is with this in mind that we are happy to announce that we will be acknowledging the hard work of our dedicated reviewers by presenting a top reviewer award.

If you have any questions about midwinter, the new award, or volunteering to review, please reach out via email, or any of the official MMEE social media platforms using the hashtag #AskAboutMMEE

We love questions!

Ronen Shay & Kelly Kaufhold

MMEE Research Chairs

rshay@sjfc.edu or kellykaufhold@txstate.edu