Welcome to
Southern Management Association (SMA)-CARMA
Affiliate Program

About CARMA Affiliate Programs

CARMA Affiliate Programs are a set of free programs offered in partnership with professional associations and groups from fields of management. Their focus is educating faculty and graduate students on discipline appropriate research methods. These programs allow access to resources already developed by CARMA, as well as new events developed for and in partnership with CARMA Affiliates. Our affiliate programs last from the date of purchase until August 31st, 2023.

About Southern Management Association

The Southern Management Association (SMA) is a domestic affiliate of the Academy of Management. Its primary mission is to advance the research, teaching, learning, and practice of management. SMA membership consists of over 1,000 management professors, doctoral students, and professionals representing more than 200 colleges, universities, and business firms in 43 states and several foreign countries.

Short Courses Registration Instructions:

  • Login as a CARMA Website User. (If you are not a Website User, please sign-up as a Website User.)
  • Once you login, in the User Area, you will see a tab “Register/Purchase” tab.
  • On the Short Courses Registration page, select the appropriate Short Course Program and the course(s) that you want to participate in.
  • Type the discount code below.
    • Faculty: SMASCF23
    • Student: SMASCS23
  • Then, checkout.


Advanced Registration Faculty $425
10/07/2022 – 12/01/2022
Advanced Registration Student $325
10/07/2021 – 12/01/2022
Normal Registration Faculty $475
12/02/2022 – 12/16/2022
Normal Registration Student $375
12/02/2022 – 12/16/2022
Late Registration Faculty $525
12/17/2022 – 12/31/2022
Late Registration Student $425
12/17/2022 – 12/31/2022

SMA-CARMA Affiliate Program Benefits

  • CARMA Live Online Short Courses (SMA members receive 50% discount)

Each CARMA short course is typically 20 hours long based on a research method or data analysis topic. CARMA Short Courses place an emphasis on hands-on experience and on the application of the methodology aimed at skills development through equal amount of lecture and lab-time. Instructors are leading methodological scholars recognized within the organizational studies and management areas as experts on their topics. Several are current or past editors of leading organizational journals. A list of CARMA Short Courses includes introductory and advanced training on quantitative and qualitative topics, including content that might not be readily available at your institution. In addition, our short courses provide students and faculty with the opportunity to network with leading scholars and other students/faculty in their areas of interest. For a schedule of upcoming Live Online Short Courses, please click the “Upcoming Short Courses” link below.

  • CARMA Video Library Access – Available only until August 31st, 2023

Archived versions of all Live Webcast Lectures and other key events since 2004 are available within the CARMA Video Library. The Video Library currently contains over 200 recorded lectures from internationally recognized scholars on a variety of research methods (including qualitative and quantitative). We have improved the access and search process for the recordings and our Video Library which will result in a better viewing experience. All faculty and students from member universities will have on-demand individual access to all of these recorded lectures at any time from any location. These lectures and related materials can serve as a resource for authors, reviewers, and editors seeking guidance on basic and advanced research methods design and analysis questions. They also can be used as a teaching resource, adding variety to the in-class experience with group viewing and/or as assigned for individual access outside of class, thus enriching the learning experience. Instructors find our videos valuable as they provide insight into current issues in research methods and give students an opportunity to hear from experts in the field of research methods. The recordings enhance knowledge and application of research methods and by providing a basis of discussion and debate. For more information, click here.

  • CARMA Live Events Access (Webcast Lectures, PhD Prep Groups, Topic Interest Groups) – Available only until August 31st, 2023

Webcast Lecture Series

The CARMA Webcast Lecture Series was established in 2004 to provide university faculty, graduate students, and other researchers with advanced training in research methods and data analysis. This annual series consists of ten live webcast lectures presented by nationally recognized methodologists. These lectures are developed at an introductory and advanced doctoral student level and will typically include an introduction to the topic as well as a consideration of current technical issues. Emphasis is placed on the application of the research method technique. Also, Zoom Webinar platform allows individual live viewing for SMA Members (all faculty and students).  Prior to each lecture, background readings, references, and PowerPoint slides will be available on the CARMA website.  For bio, abstract, and slides click the date of each lecture.


      1. Aug.26, 2022 – Dr. Fred Oswald – Multiple Linear Regression: Strengthening Conceptual Knowledge and Practical Skills
      2. Sep. 16, 2022 – Dr. Tine Koehler – Qualitative Data Analysis Beyond Templates – How to make your Analytic Approaches Adaptable and Relevant
      3. Oct. 7, 2022, Dr. John Mathieu – Mixing and Matching Methods for Purpose
      4. Oct. 28, 2022, Dr. Jason Huang – Insufficient Effort Responding: Impact in Survey Data and Approaches for Detection
      5. Nov. 18, 2022, Dr. Aaron Hill – Multiverse Analysis
      6. Jan. 20, 2023, Dr. Brent Goldfarb – Epistemology, Abduction, Inference to the Best Explanation, Frequentist and Bayesian Methods
      7. Feb. 10, 2023, Dr. Dina Krasikova – Interpreting Results with Practical Significance in Mind: An Overview of the Common Language Effect Size Indices
      8. Mar.3, 2023, Methods for Collecting and Analyzing Data from Zoom Meetings, Dr. Andrew Knight
      9. Mar. 24, 2023, Tools for Qualitative Analysis, Dr. Jane Le
      10. Apr. 14, 2023, Special Event

PhD Prep Groups

The PhD Prep Series consists of live online events that focus on developing research methods knowledge and skills needed for success as a doctoral student and faculty member. Different sessions will focus on topics related to the specific needs of early, middle, and late-stage doctoral students. Examples may include learning the basics of different research methods and data analysis techniques, preparing for comprehensive exams, and developing the research methods section of a dissertation proposal. Others may relate to submitting conference papers and articles to academic journals, editorial review of articles, and job search and career management. For more information click the date of each event.


      • Oct. 6, 2022
        • Topic: Conducting Impactful Literature Reviews: Getting a Head Start on your Research and Dissertation
        • Host: Dr. Trevor Yu
        • Panelists: Dr. Zeki Simsek, Dr. In-Sue Oh, and Dr. Piers Steel
      • Nov. 18, 2022
        • Topic: Transforming Me-Search Into Research: Designing, Communicating, and Avoiding Pitfalls of Research Inspired by Personal Experiences
        • Host: Dr. Melanie Prengler
        • Panelists: Dr. Oscar Holmes IV, Dr. Lindsey Cameron, and Dr. Katina Sawyer
      • Feb. 10, 2023-TBA
      • Mar. 24, 2023-TBA

Topic Interest Groups

Topic Interest Groups (TIG) are established to meet student and faculty researchers’ needs not currently met by CARMA’s Webcast Lecture Series, CARMA Global Scholar Series and CARMA Live Online Short Courses. CARMA TIG events will be hosted using the Zoom Meeting platform, with individual live access provided.

CARMA TIGs supplement other CARMA programs by providing:

1) instruction on specialized research methods topics via Tutorials,
2) access to guidance from noted methodologists through Ask the Experts Panels,
3) discussion of current research methods articles via ORM (Organizational Research Methods) Review sessions,
4) discussion of CARMA Video Library recordings with Webcast Reviews, and
5) opportunity to meet and interact with others sharing similar interests with our CARMA Networking Sessions.

For more information click the date of each event.


      • Oct. 28, 2022
        • Session I – 3:00-4:00 pm ET 
          • Topic: Novel Approaches to Addressing Bias from Endogeneity
          • Session Chair: Dr. John Busenbark – University of Notre Dame
          • Panelists: Dr. Mike Withers – Texas A&M University, Dr. Evan Starr – University of Maryland, Dr. Lindsey Greco – Oklahoma State University, Dr. Arthurs Kalnins – The University of Iowa
        • Session II – 3:00-4:00 pm ET 
          • Topic: Moderation and Mediation Analysis
          • Session Chair: Dr. Jeremy Dawson – Sheffield University
          • Panelists: Dr. Jeff Edwards – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Amanda Kay Montoya – UCLA, Dr. Kris Preacher – Vanderbilt University
      • Jan. 20, 2023
        • Session I – 9:00 – 10:00 am ET 
          • Topic: How to Publish Research More Transparently: Registered Reports, Pre-Registration & Open Science?
          • Session Chair: Dr. John Antonakis – University of Lausanne
          • Panelists: Dr. George Banks – UNCC, Dr. Fabiola Gerpott – Otta Beisheim School of Management
        • Session II – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET 
          • Topic: Process Research
          • Session Chair: Dr. Anne Langley – HEC Montreal
          • Panelists: Dr. Jane Howard-Kendal, Dr. Davide Revasi – UCL School of Management
        • Session III – 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
          • Topic: Scale Development and Validation
          • Session Chair: Dr. Stefanie Castro – Florida Atlantic University
          • Panelists: Dr. Claudia Cogliser – Texas Tech University, Dr. Lisa Lambert – Oklahoma State University
      • Mar. 3, 2023 (Tentative)
        • Session I – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
          • Topic: How to Write your Qualitative Research for Publication in Top Journals?
          • Session Chair: Dr. Jennifer Howard-Grenville – University of Cambridge
          • Panelists: Dr. Heather Vough – George Mason University, Dr. John Amis – University of Edinburgh
        • Session II – 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
          • Topic: Network Analysis/Dynamic Networks
          • Session Chair: Dr. David Krackhardt – Carnegie Mellon University
          • Panelists: Dr. Mike Howard – Texas A&M University, Dr. Ralph Heidl – University of Oregon
        • Session III – 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
          • Topic: Big Data
          • Session Chair: Dr. Fred Oswald – Rice University
          • Panelists: Dr. Scott Tonidandel – UNCC, Dr. Mike Pfarrer – University of Georgia
      • Apr. 14, 2023 (Tentative)
        • Session I – 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
          • Topic: Qualitative/Comparative Case Study Designs
          • Session Chair: Dr. Melissa Graebner – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
          • Panelists: TBA
        • Session II – 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
          • Topic: Bayesian Statistics
          • Session Chair: Dr. Andreas Schwab – Iowa State University
          • Panelists: Dr. Anup Nandialath – University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Dr. Jeff Dotson – Brigham Young University, Dr. Fred Oswald – Rice University
        • Session III – 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
          • Topic: SEM/Multilevel
          • Session Chair: Dr. Mikko Ronkko – University of Jyvaskyla
          • Panelists: TBA

SMA-CARMA Affiliate Program Live Events

In addition to the existing program benefits described above, CARMA will collaborate with SMA to deliver recordings and live events to CARMA-SMA Affiliate Program Members of special importance to SMA members. Types of events will include workshop lectures, panel sessions, and half-day workshops. Presenters will include members of the SMA community as well as existing CARMA contributors.

To Join the CARMA-SMA Affiliate Program and Access Content 

  • Login as a CARMA Website User. (If you are not a Website User, please sign-up as a Website User.)
  • Once you login, in the middle of the User Area, you will see an option to “Register for Special Collections”.
  • Select the collection “SMA-CARMA DSF Program”.
  • Enter the discount code “SMAAFF2223” and then Checkout
  • CARMA recordings can be accessed through the Affiliate Program link under “Special Collections” section.
  • CARMA live events can be accessed through the Zoom link in “Active Meetings” title under “CARMA Live Events Information” section.

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