The Strategy (STR) division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada invites you to submit a paper, extended abstract, case, symposium or workshop proposal for the 47th annual ASAC conference. The conference will be held May 24 – 27, 2019 at Goodman School of Business-Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario.

The conference welcomes submissions on the theme “Harvest”, or any relevant topic –

The conference theme, “Harvest,” comes from our understanding of the vital role agribusiness plays in contributing to local prosperity and global demand. It is also derived from our own execution and dissemination of research, which helps grow knowledge towards improving business practices and quality of life. Across Canada, millions of individuals engage in producing, packaging, selling, and improving agricultural products. In parallel, all across Canada business scholars engage in producing, explaining, publishing and improving our research, with the purpose of addressing the needs of society.

The deadline for all submissions to the 2019 ASAC conference is Monday, February 11th, at 12 noon, Eastern Standard Time. There will be no extensions.

All submissions should be submitted on the ASAC 2019 EasyChair submission site (, which is also accessible from the ASAC website (

Original Papers
ASAC invites original research submissions, in English or French and not previously published or presented elsewhere. All contributions will be peer reviewed for potential presentation, proceedings publication and best paper awards.

New this year – Work-in-Progress/Extended Abstract
ASAC invites you to submit your work-in-progress and receive support from your colleagues in developing your paper. Work-in-progress submissions, written in English or French, should be 1,200 – 1,500 words (excluding references) and should otherwise follow the formatting of a paper submission. The abstracts of work-in-progress submissions will be included in the conference proceedings, but these submissions are not eligible for full publication in the proceedings or for best paper awards.

Case Division
The ASAC Case division invites both English and French submissions, in the following streams:

Regular stream: empirical cases (i.e., non-fictional cases with a clear decision focus) with an accompanying teaching note which are relevant for undergraduate or graduate programs should be submitted according to the Case Style Guide (including a case release form) found on the ASAC website and the ASAC 2019 EasyChair submission site. Field cases, based on primary research (e.g. interviews) must include a case release form. All contributions will be peer reviewed, with awards recognizing the best case(s) submitted.

Cases in development stream: Cases where the work has begun (e.g. interviews conducted) but guidance is sought for structure, style, focus, or other elements of case writing. To submit your work to this stream, complete and submit the proposal form found on the ASAC website which includes a synopsis of the case you are developing and the areas in which you are seeking guidance.

Symposia and Workshops
Members interested in organizing a symposium or workshop, in English or French, should submit a proposal according to the Symposium and Workshop submission instructions available on the EasyChair submission site or ASAC website, and be submitted to the appropriate division through the EasyChair submission site. Proposals can be submitted to one division only.

Submission and Acceptance Criteria:

  1. Submissions should not have been previously presented or published in a different venue.
  2. To submit, you will need an EasyChair account.
  3. Individuals can be associated with a maximum of three submissions in total (including papers, case studies, symposium proposals, extended abstracts and/or workshop proposals).
  4. Late submissions and submissions made directly to divisional executive members will not be considered.
  5. Proceedings: Titles and abstracts of all papers accepted for the conference will be included in the conference Proceedings; this is not a published document and will be available to only the ASAC membership post-conference. The division will give one Best Paper award and may also give a secondary award (Honorable Mention or Best Student award), as decided by the division. The authors of award-winning papers may choose to not have the full text of their papers appear in the Proceedings. However, award-winning papers will be recognized as such in the Proceedings regardless of whether the full text of the paper is included.
  6. By making a submission to the conference, author(s) agree that at least one person of each accepted submission will attend the conference and present the paper. Submissions without at least one author registered by the deadline will be removed from the program and proceedings.
  7. Any authors/ presenters/ speakers (including symposium and workshop panelists) attending the conference must register, without exception.
  8. ASAC retains the right to review and reject papers suspected to contain plagiarized material.

Niagara Region
Brock University and the Goodman School of Business are located in St. Catharines in Ontario’s beautiful Niagara Region, one of Canada’s most unique regions. This diverse collection of communities, bordered by two Great Lakes, contains wineries, craft breweries, arts, music, sports, hiking, biking, and award-winning culinary destinations. Niagara is only a 1-hour drive from Toronto. Well-known attractions in the area include Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Ontario’s wine country. Visitors to ASAC 2019 will not want for things to do.

Newly-completed renovations at the Goodman School of Business will provide a cutting-edge, world-class venue for the 2019 ASAC conference. The campus is easily accessible by car and hotels are within walking distance, in addition to on-campus housing available to conference attendees.

Take advantage of Brock and Goodman hosting ASAC in 2019 to visit the Niagara region and experience all it has to offer!

open.php?u=30922793&id=64d6a4326e5249aa851cd117caae621bRaymond Paquin
ASAC 2019 Strategy Division Chair

JY Tang
ASAC 2019 Strategy Divisional Editor