Micro Meets Macro Conference

The annual Micro Meets Macro conference is a forum for the lively exchange of ideas among a community of leading micro and macro scholars on major topics in management. The conference aims to spur excellence in research both within and across scholarly domains by bringing together management scholars who research a major topic from diverse perspectives, including but not limited to interdisciplinary perspectives. To help stimulate conversations and interactions, the conference is structured around a set of formal exchanges of ideas (e.g., consortium, keynote addresses, presentations, panel and small group discussions) plus ample opportunities for informal exchanges while enjoying the benefits of winter in Arizona.

Conference Focus: Innovation and Creativity

The 2017 gathering will focus broadly on the research areas of innovation and creativity in organizations. We look forward to discussions with leading management scholars who examine topics related to innovation and/or creativity from all perspectives. Research questions include but are not limited to: What organizational and individual factors influence innovation and creativity? How do innovation and creativity impact outcomes at the levels of individual, group, and organization? How have major theories in economics, sociology, strategic management, international business, psychology, organization behavior, human resources, etc. contributed to research on innovation and creativity? What are the most recent theoretical advancements in this area? What are the cutting-edge measurement and methodological issues in research on innovation and creativity? How does recent research in this area inform individual practices and organizational decisions?

By bringing together a collection of scholars who approach innovation and creativity topics from diverse perspectives, our goal is not only to facilitate lively exchange of ideas about frontier research on innovation and creativity, but also to identify and develop opportunities for future research. Thus, our conference will be structured around opportunities to hear directly from leading scholars with time to engage in formal and informal group discussions to dig deeper into their offered insights and think about how ideas exchanged offer new avenues for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

2017 Conference Accommodations

Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center
Conference hotel
60 E. 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-894-1400

AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown
100 E. Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-642-6140

Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University (across the street from Tempe Mission Palms)
*Currently full but subject to cancellations
0.2 miles (three minute walk) from conference hotel
510 S. Forest Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-967-2300

Courtyard Tempe Downtown
0.3 miles (six minute walk) from conference hotel
601 S. Ash Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-966-2800

Graduate Tempe
*Please use this Micro Meets Macro registration link in order to receive above rate
1.0 mile (five minute drive) from conference hotel
225 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-967-9431