AMS/ACRA: Retailing 2006

Retailing 2006: Strategic Challenges in the New Millennium
The Eighth Triennial AMS/ACRA Retailing Conference

November 1-4, 2006
Embassy Suites International Drive/Jamaican Court Hotel
Orlando, Florida
Sponsored by the Academy of Marketing Science and the American
Collegiate Retailing Association

Conference Announcement
The conference will be held November 1-4, 2006, at the Embassy Suites
International Drive/Jamaican Court Hotel, Orlando, Florida, 32819.
Competitive sessions will consist of presentations of papers that have
been accepted following a blind-review process. The deadline for paper
submissions is June 1, 2006. A number of special sessions will also be

Conference Co-Chairpersons
Barry Berman, Marketing & Intl. Business, Hofstra University, Hempstead,
NY 11549, (516) 463-5711,
Charles McMellon, Marketing & Intl. Business, Hofstra University,
Hempstead, NY 11549, (516) 463-6450,
AMS Liaison: Lou Pelton, University of North Texas
ACRA Liaison: Ann E. Fairhurst, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Accommodations and Conference Fee
Arrangements have been made with the Embassy Suites Hotel in Orlando,
Florida ( for a special rate of $125 per
night, including breakfast and a cocktail reception each day. The
conference fee of $250 will include ALL sessions, Proceedings, lunches &
dinners, and a special event.

Best Paper Award
The Track Chairs will recommend their best papers to a panel consisting
of Dhruv Grewal, Joel R. Evans, Michael Levy, and Barton A. Weitz. They
will select the Best Paper and two Honorable Mention papers. The best
paper will be subsequently published in the Journal of Retailing after
the paper has gone through the review process and the author(s) have
fully met the criteria of the Journal of Retailing editorial board.

There will be other awards presented for outstanding scholarship. The
Chairperson of the Awards Committee is A. Coskun Samli.

Special Sessions
Proposals for special sessions must include a rationale, an outline of
the issues to be discussed, and names and relevant qualifications of the
proposed session participants. Typically a minimum of two double-spaced
typed pages will be needed to provide the necessary information. Three
(3) copies of each proposal should be sent to either Barry Berman or
Charles McMellon. For material from a special session to be considered
for publication in the Proceedings, it must be submitted for competitive
blind review.

General Rules for Competitive Papers: The specifics of competitive paper
submissions are in the full Call for Papers.  Email Chuck McMellon for
full Call for Papers:

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