Dates:October 4-5, 2024
Location:Beacom School of Business
Cost: $200.00 (valid through Jul 15)

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Conference Theme: Effectiveness

Date: October 4-5, 2024
Location: University of South Dakota, Beacom School of Business, Vermillion, SD

Description: 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 business areas. The gathering is relaxed and informal, and presentations include everything from manuscripts ready for journal submission to discussion-oriented abstracts, along with workshops and panel discussions. The conference is hosted on a university campus by a different institution each year. We look forward to your participation!

Dates and Deadlines
Student Registration fee: $100 - Students will receive a coupon upon checkout
Monday, July 15th - Early registration deadline: $200 Registration fee
Friday, August 16th - Early notification of acceptance
Monday, August 19th - Summer submission deadline: $275 Registration Fee
Tuesday, September 3rd - FINAL submission deadline
Friday, September 13th - Last day to register: $325 Registration Fee

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, doublespaced, 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 an abstract no longer than 100 words.

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 or secondary information. Please prepare the submission using Microsoft Word, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font in APA style. Submissions should be 20-30 pages in length, including 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 an abstract no longer than 100 words.

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. The proposal should be no longer than 500 words, with no tables, figures, or references. The first page should include the session proposal title, session chair, 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. The proposal can include software, methodology, or pedagogy. Please prepare the proposal using Microsoft Word, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font in APA style. The proposal should be no longer than 500 words, with no tables, figures, or references. The first page should include the session proposal title, session chair, discussants, and intended track. The second page should include only the title and proposal.

For any questions, send your email to Chet Barney, Chet.Barney@usd.edu, or Thomas Tiahrt, Thomas.Tiahrt@usd.edu.
Fee: $200.00

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee$ 200.00
Optional FeeStudent Coupon$ -100.00

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