CARMA@SMA Symposium

"Come Early. Stay Late. Build Your Methods Toolkit."

SMA has strengthened its partnership with CARMA and will offer an Inaugural Symposium at this year’s annual meeting. Unregistered participants are welcome to attend, but we ask participants to complete the registration at the bottom of this page by October 4 so we can plan space and food properly. Please note that you must be registered for the conference to attend a CARMA@SMA Symposium event. If you have not registered for the conference, please follow these instructions and then revisit this page to register for CARMA@SMA. Click here to register for a CARMA@SMA Symposium session.

Contact Lindsey Greco ( with questions.

CARMA@SMA Symposium - Wednesday Sessions (1:30 - 4:30 PM)

Session #1 Title: Endogeneity and the Methodology-Practice Divide 

Presenters: Aaron Hill (University of Florida); Lindsey Greco (Oklahoma State University)

Abstract: An expanding number of resources and reviews highlight endogeneity as a threat to causal claims in management research. Many of these resources also note that the practices used to address endogeneity in empirical work frequently diverge from the recommendations presented in methodological works. This session addresses this methodology-practice divide by helping both micro and macro researchers understand fundamental endogeneity concepts including: (1) defining a typology of four distinct causes of endogeneity, (2) matching the various methods to address endogeneity to the appropriate methodological resources, and (3) providing advice about how to identify, discuss, and report evidence related to endogeneity.

Session #2 Title: Open Science Principles and Practices: A Session for Building Skills and Community

Presenters: Andreas Schwab (Iowa State University); Chris Castille (Nicholls State University)

Description: This 3-hour workshop will introduce you to the history, principles, and practices of open science. We will clarify how open science improves each key stage of the research workflow, such as (i) planning a study, (ii) executing a study (iii) analyzing data and interpreting results, and (iv) reporting and disseminating insights. Key topics include:

  • Identifying journals that are receptive to open science practices.
  • Pre-registering theory-derived hypotheses.
  • A tutorial on a priori and post-hoc power analysis in R.
  • Research and data reporting best practices.

As for building community, we will end our session with an open discussion aimed at fostering big team science in management. Big team science is a large-scale collaboration involving relatively large numbers of researchers pooling their resources to pursue a common goal. They provide an excellent context for scholars to learn more about and practice open science.

CARMA@SMA Symposium - Saturday Sessions (9:00 - 11:45 AM)

Session #1 Title: Designing and Publishing Replication Studies

Presenters: Maria Kraimer (Rutgers University ; Organizer); William (Billy) Obenauer (The University of Maine); Bill Schulze (University of Utah); Andreas Schwab (Iowa State University); Scott Seibert (Rutgers University)


The purpose of this workshop is to develop researchers’ interest and skills to design and publish high quality replication studies consistent with the mission of SMA’s newest journal, JOMSR. We will first provide an overview of the different types of replication and reproducibility studies and why these studies are important for advancing science. We will then discuss the challenges of designing and publishing such studies and the emerging best practices for making a valuable contribution through replication work. There will be time for audience Q&A throughout the first half (approximately 75 minutes). After a short break, in the second half of the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in one of two roundtable discussions for about one hour. The two roundtable topics are:

  1. Strategies for designing a constructive replication study, using a specific article as an example (participants will be asked to read a micro or macro article ahead of time).
  2. Feedback to authors on their own replication study proposal (authors will need to submit a 5-page proposal to Maria Kraimer by October 15 @ The feedback will be from at least one panelist as well as other authors participating in this table session (separate tables for micro and macro topics).

Pre-registration will be required to attend the second half of the workshop (roundtable discussions) so that participants can either be provided with the article for roundtable #1 or submit their own proposal for feedback (roundtable #2). Interested participants are asked to pre-register by October 15 at the following Qualtrics link (it takes to 2-minutes to pre-register):

Session #2 Title: Ethnographic Methods for Management Research

Presenters: Michael Lerman (Iowa State University); Melissa Cardon (University of Tennessee)

Abstract: This workshop will discuss challenges, opportunities, and best practices for conducting ethnographic methods utilizing an example of an ethnographic study of a new venture team. We will discuss the theoretical motivations for using ethnography, gaining access, helpful tools, managing relationships, time commitments, data collection, building trust with participants, data analysis, writing the paper, among other topics. The goal of the workshop will be to help attendees have a starting point for thinking about if ethnography is right for them, where to get started, and a reasonable expectation of the sacrifices and challenges involved.

CARMA@SMA Symposium Registration Form