AMD's mission is distinct from but complementary to the missions of other Academy of Management publications. AMD focuses on reporting novel findings or unusual empirical patterns in their particular indigenous contexts that are either not adequately explained by current theory or that may play a critical role in the development or testing of new theory. AMD welcomes papers that highlight emergent phenomena or shed new light on phenomena of current interest. AMD seeks discoveries that may subsequently influence the generation, application and testing of theory appearing in other AOM journals.
Papers describing empirical research intended to test an existing theory and/or develop new theories should be submitted to the Academy of Management Journal or Academy of Management Review. Papers focusing on management learning or management education should be sent to Academy of Management Learning and Education. Papers written for non-specialist academic readers or existing and future thought leaders should be sent to Academy of Management Perspectives. Papers that critically review longstanding streams of research should be sent to Academy of Management Annals.