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A Conversation About Contribution
Speaker: Donald Bergh (Denver)

Time: Wednesday, 15th of February at 10am (EST) / 3pm (London) / 8.30pm (Delhi). Scheduled for 90 minutes.

One of the most important factors determining a paper’s fate in the review process and its post-publication impact is its unique contribution. This seminar will discuss common (mis)perceptions of contributions, review contribution types, explicate their origins, consider theoretical and methodological contributions, how contributions can evolve through the review process, and close with suggestions for how to best present contributions.

Recommended reading:
- Rynes, S. 2002. Some reflections on contribution. AMJ, 45: 311-313.
- Bergh, D.D. 2003. Thinking strategically about contribution. AMJ, 46: 135-136.
- Bergh, D.D. 2008. The developmental editor: Assessing and directing manuscript contribution. In Baruch, Y., Konrad, A., Aguinis, H., & Starbuck, W. (eds), Opening the Black Box of Editorship. Palgrave-MacMillan, pages 114-123.
- Corley, K. G., & Gioia, D. A. (2011). Building theory about theory building: what constitutes a theoretical contribution? Academy of Management Review, 36(1), 12-32.
- Makadok, R., Burton, R., & Barney, J. (2018). A practical guide for making theory contributions in strategic management. Strategic Management Journal, 39(6), 1530-1545.
- Bergh, D.D. 2020. It’s all about contribution: Using the discussion to define and develop your paper’s contributions. How to get published in the best management journals. In Clark, T., Wright, M., & Ketchen, D. (editors), 2nd edition, Edward Elgar.
- Bergh, D.D., Boyd, B.K., Byron, K., Gove, S., & Ketchen, D.K. Jr. 2022. What constitutes a methodological contribution? Journal of Management, 48: 1835-1848.

About the speaker:
Donald D. Bergh (PhD, University of Colorado Boulder) is the Louis D. Beaumont Chair of Business Administration and Professor of Management at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver.

Feb 15, 2023 03:00 PM in London

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