ECRM Call for Papers

Academic Conference Call for Papers


  • Academic Papers
  • Case Studies
  • Work in-Progress Papers
  • Round Table Discussion Proposals
  • PhD Papers
  • Posters
  • Non- Academic or Practitioner Contributions

ECRM Call for Papers

The ECRM conference will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines and sectors to share expertise and novel approaches in business and management research methods. The focus of the conference this year is the research issues and advancements in the networked society with an overall theme of Reframing Research Methodology in the Networked World.

ECRM is interested in contributions on the subject of research methods used in business and management research. The main focus of the paper should be on the research method.

This includes papers :

  • that discuss and assess at least one of a whole range of potential quantitative and qualitative research methods – including (but not limited to) such methods as mixed methods, experimental design, critical theory, critical realism, grounded theory. Of particular interest are new methods for business research in the networked world, which may have a history in other disciplines but little application to business research questions.
  • on all aspects of the method including: managing the application, dealing with the problems and drawbacks of the method, enhancing existing application processes etc.
  • that report case studies, which focus on the issues raised concerning the research method used by the case application.  Note this means that we are expecting some conclusions about the research method used in the case.
  • on the teaching of research methods.
  • that address the opportunities and challenges of online data collection and analysis, from online surveys and web experiments to social data and opinion mining, social networks and other digital methods.

Papers that are straightforward pieces of research are not of interest UNLESS they spend a significant amount of space on the methods used and the important issues raised with respect to research methods.

All Papers accepted for ECRM after the double-blind peer review process will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment.  The Proceedings is a published book with an ISBN and ISSN.

See below for important dates.

Key Topics and Mini Tracks

Key Topics

  • Research using technology: Quantitative and Qualitative approaches
  • Mixed method research, particularly with an emphasis on the different ways in which researchers combine quantitative and qualitative methods in network projects
  • Teaching research methodology in business and management
  • Online research methods

For more information on Submission Topics or to Submit an Abstract, click here

Mini Tracks

  • Interventionist Research Methods
  • Focus groups - a flexible and adaptable research tool
  • Mixed Methods – A DIFFERENT APPROACH?
  • A Pragmatic Constructivist Approach to Analysing Business and Management

For more information on, or to submit to, a Mini Track, click here

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline02 January 2018STILL ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
Notification of abstract acceptance13 January 2018
Full paper due for review08 February 2018
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)19 April 2018
Earlybird registration closes03 May 2018
Final paper due (with any changes)17 May 2018
Final Author registration date07 June 2018
Excellence awards abstract submission23 January 2018
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance03 February 2018
Excellence awards full case history submission15 March 2018
Excellence awards finalists announced24 April 2018