4. Each submission will be evaluated on the importance and potential contribution of the sales topic, quality of conceptual development, sampling, methodology, and the managerial relevance of the results. Conceptual research papers, extended abstracts (~5 pages), and works-in-progress are highly welcome and encouraged.
Note: Submissions not accepted for the competitive paper session will be automatically considered for inclusion in the Research Roundtable, which is an interactive, small-group discussion designed to give authors suggestions and feedback about their early stage research. Authors should inform the session chair, Dr. Christine Lai-Bennejean, email@example.com, if they prefer that their submission be considered exclusively for the Research Roundtable session – otherwise, the submission will first be considered for a competitive paper session.
5. To be considered for presentation at the conference and publication in the Proceedings, a paper or a similar version of it must not: a) have been previously published, b) have been accepted for publication elsewhere, c) be under an advanced stage (second or higher round) of review publication elsewhere, or d) be submitted for review by another conference until such time as it is rejected from this conference.
6. At least one author of an accepted paper must: (a) appear at the conference to present the paper, (b) return a properly formatted version of the paper (formatting instructions will be provided to the authors of accepted papers from the Proceedings Editor) to the Proceedings editor for publication in the Proceedings in abstract or full paper version, and (c) pre-register for the Conference no later than when submitting the final draft of an accepted paper(s).