Professor Chris Scholz

We deeply regret the great loss caused by the death of one of our founders, Professor Chris Scholz. We will miss him, not only our organization but also the entire international media management community. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will always remember him as a great scientist and a good friend. Both, his significant and shaping influence on the development of our IMMAA organization and his contribution to research are a legacy for the scientific community in the field of media management.
Chris, Thank you for everything you gave us.

O board da IMMAA lamenta a perda irreparável de um dos seus fundadores: o professor Chris Scholz. O falecimento de um dos nossos fundadores constitui uma grande perda para a nossa associação, mas também para a comunidade académica internacional. Desejamos à família e amigos próximos as nossas condolências e coragem para enfrentar esta partida prematura. Ficará sempre registado na memória da IMMAA como uma pessoa de grande carácter pessoal, humanista e de rigor científico. A qualidade do seu legado na nossa associação e nas obras publicadas merece um olhar atento sobre o contributo que deixou para toda a comunidade científica da área da gestão e economiaccomo também nos outras áreas das ciências sociais. Chris, OBRIGADO POR TUDO O QUE NOS DESTE.


IMMAA 2019 Call for Papers

IMMAA (International Media Management Academic Association) is a global association of academics researching critical issues of media management with the goal of improving practice and understanding of media markets and institutions for the ultimate benefit of media managers and the students who will be the media managers of the future. Its diverse international membership fosters and promotes an appreciation for the differences among countries and cultures that contribute to characteristics that differentiate national media markets and shape relationships among them. Past conferences were held in Chicago, San Francisco, Saarbrücken, New York, Lisbon, Pamplona, Moscow, Seoul, Sao Paulo and Stuttgart.

In 2019, IMMAA Conference will be hosted by Northwestern University in Qatar, between the 4th and the 6th of October. 

The IMMAA 2019 Conference welcomes contributions from diverse perspectives. Papers are encouraged to examine practical examples in case study approaches and all qualitative and quantitative approaches to research. Prioritization will be given to papers related to three key dimensions:

1- Conceptual investigations that deconstruct the concept of ‘innovation’. What is innovation at a time when new has become the norm? How has research about media innovation and its management evolved over time? To what extent is media innovation dependent on technology, and what matters beyond technology? How can policy support media innovation? What do the global North-South dichotomy and its narratives tell us about media management and innovation?
2- Empirical explorations that open discussion about the results of experimentation and investigations pertaining to creative media outputs, creative media models, creative processes and procedures in media organizations- and how to manage all of this effectively. How are media institutions prepare and cope with an evolving media environment with changing patterns of consumption?
3- Academic queries pertaining to the education of media management in ways that are innovative in pedagogy and curricular design. How is the media management curriculum evolving to embrace today’s dynamic industry environment? How do media schools and programs prepare students to work as competent managers in a dynamic environment that is increasingly global and cross-cultural?
Papers that address more general issues related to the below themes are also welcome.
• Value Creation and Business Models
• Disruption and Innovation in Media Markets
• Impact of latest Trends and Technologies
• Emerging Media Markets
• Media Entrepreneurship and Small Companies
• Venture Capital, Crowdfunding and Media Financing
• Cooperation and Competition in Media Markets
• Media Audience and Research Metrics
• Media Business Research Methods
• Innovation in Teaching Approaches and Formats
1st Call – Special Reduced Fee
Deadline for submitting abstracts and panel proposals: until July 1st
Notification of abstract or panel proposal acceptance: until July 10th
Registration: 150€ until July 25th*
2nd Call 
Deadline for submitting abstracts and panel proposals: until August 15th
Notification of abstract or panel proposal acceptance: until August 25th
Registration: 200€ until August 31st*
3rd Call 
Deadline for submitting abstracts and panel proposals: until September 5th
Notification of abstract or panel proposal acceptance: until September 20th
Registration: 250€ until September 30th*

*A reduced registration fee (150€) is available for all that submit the papers until the 15th of July. Students and junior academic researchers, which don’t have a scholarship or a salary, also may have an additional discount: 30% – 1st call; 25% – 2nd call; 20% – 3rd call.

Paper submissions and panel proposals will be judged on the basis of extended abstracts that should be between 5 and 7 pages long (1,500 to 2,500 words) and send to:

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