Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS
62nd ANNUAL MOUNTAIN PLAINS BUSINESS CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 14-15, 2022
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY | KEARNEY, NE

Conference Theme: Resilience

The Mountain Plains Business Association (MPBA) holds an annual gathering of scholars and others interested in sharing research and discussing relevant and contemporary issues in all areas of business. The gathering is relaxed and informal, and presentations include everything from manuscripts ready for journal submission to discussion-oriented abstracts as well as workshops and panel discussions. The conference is hosted on a university campus by a different institution each year.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Your MPBC Co-chairs,

Susan Jensen
Conference Chair

Heather Meyer
Submissions Chair

Frank Tenkorang
MPBA Board President

DATES AND DEADLINES

Thursday, May 31st: Early submission deadline.
Friday, July 1st: Early notification of acceptance.
Sunday, July 31st: Final submission deadline.
Thursday, September 1st: Final notification of acceptance.
Thursday, September 15th: Deadline for submission of final revisions.
Friday, September 30th: Last day to register.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All submissions require the following information:

  • Contact information: Name, affiliation, phone number, and email address for all co-authors.
  • Presenter information: At least one co-author needs to be labeled as the intended presenter.
  • Submission type: Abstract, Paper, Case Study, Panel Proposal, or Workshop Proposal.
  • Track: Accounting and Finance, Agribusiness, Cyber Systems, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Family Business and Social Sciences, Global Issues, Healthcare, Industrial Technology, Interior and Product Design, Leadership and Management, Marketing, Pedagogy, Strategy, Supply Chain Management.

GUIDELINES TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

Abstract submissions provide the opportunity to present preliminary results and receive feedback and ideas from session attendees. Please prepare the submission using Microsoft Word, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font in APA style. They should be 100-words in length, with no tables, figures, or references. The first page should include the paper’s title, authors names, and intended track. The second page should include only the title and abstract.

GUIDELINES TO SUBMIT A COMPETITIVE PAPER

Papers representing completed research and dealing with a substantive, methodological, or theoretical issue are invited as Competitive Paper submissions. Please prepare the submission using Microsoft Word, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font in APA style. They should be 20-30 pages in length, which includes tables, figures, and references. The first page should include the paper’s title, authors names, and intended track. The second page should include only the title and up to 100-word abstract.

GUIDELINES TO SUBMIT A CASE STUDY

Papers with either a descriptive or decision-based case study are invited for Case Study submissions. These papers need to be based on real life scenarios, not hypothetical ones. However, data may come from primary and/or secondary information. Please prepare the submission using Microsoft Word, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font in APA style. They should be 20-30 pages in length, which includes tables, figures, and references. The first page should include the paper’s title, authors names, and intended track. The second page should include only the title and up to 100-word abstract.

GUIDELINES TO SUBMIT A PANEL PROPOSAL

Special sessions provide an opportunity to highlight important topics related to various business fields. Please prepare the proposal using Microsoft Word, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font in APA style. They should be 500-words in length, with no tables, figures, or references. The first page should include the session proposal title, session chair, and discussants, and intended track. The second page should include only the title and proposal.

GUIDELINES TO SUBMIT A WORKSHOP PROPOSAL

Workshops provide an opportunity to demonstrate new techniques in studying business-related topics. This can include software, methodology, and/or pedagogy. Please prepare the proposal using Microsoft Word, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font in APA style. They should be 500-words in length, with no tables, figures, or references. The first page should include the session proposal title, session chair, and discussants, and intended track. The second page should include only the title and proposal.

EVENTS AT A GLANCE (preliminary)

Thursday, October 13

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration in West Center lower-level lounge
  • 7:00 p.m. MPBC board meeting
Friday, October 14
  • 8:00 a.m. Breakfast in Ockinga
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Keynote speaker
  • 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Morning sessions I
  • 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:45 a.m. – noon Morning sessions II
  • Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch in West Center lower-level lounge
    MPBC members meeting
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Afternoon sessions I
  • 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon sessions II
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Local business tours
  • 7:00 p.m. Event at World Theater
Saturday, October 15
  • 8:00 a.m. Breakfast in West Center lower-level lounge
  • 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Morning sessions I
  • 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:45 a.m. – noon Morning sessions II
  • Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch in Discovery Hall
    Keynote speaker
    Best paper awards presented
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