Crafting papers for publication



Despite the conventions about what constitutes a strong/original theoretical contribution, publishing academic research inevitably takes the shape of a craft that authors frequently (and quite often painfully) learn by doing. In this workshop, we will look at some techniques that authors can use for developing effective arguments, leveraging academic conventions in a constructive fashion, and communicating clear contributions to their audiences (editors, reviewers, and academic readers).

Bio: Gerardo Patriotta is a Professor of Organisation Studies at the Warwick Business School. His work has combined sociological and organisational theory to understand the work practices and behaviours of, amongst others, shopfloor operators, courtrooms judges, business consultants, global bank managers, air force pilots, e-markets sellers, and news workers. He is a senior associate editor at the Journal of Management Studies and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review and Organization Studies.

Lunch will be provided following the workshop. If you would like to attend this session, please RVSP with Mirko Benischke (

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies and ERIM.