International Media Management Academic Association's (IMMAA) Annual Conference


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Call for Papers
International Media Management Academic Association (IMMAA) 
Annual Conference
September 17-18, 2015
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism
Moscow, Russia
Conference website:

Dear colleagues,

IMMAA's has received quite many papers so far and has already started reviewing process. Authors, who submitted extended abstracts or poster sessions proposals will be notified about acceptance / rejection of their papers soon. However, due to technical problems with IMMAA's website during the last week that complicated the submission process, IMMAA's Board decided to extend the deadline for submitting abstracts till June 7th. Please be aware that this deadline will not be extended.

We encourage those of you who have not sent the papers yet, to do so, and we look forward to seeing many of you in Moscow soon!


IMMAA (International Media Management Academic Association) is the professional grouping of academics worldwide on the subject of media management. The link among them is the desire to develop research and teaching of media management for students, professionals, and researchers. IMMAA’s geographical focus is global rather than regional. It aims to include but go beyond the conference presentation of academic papers in order to create a worldwide community. Academics and leaders will discuss with each other the broader issues of change, disruption, strategy, management, audience understanding, quality content as well as teaching and research. Since its inception, IMMAA has three goals: i) to learn from the past, ii) to engage the future, iii) to benefit from multinational diversity. We also aim to have links of relevance and 2-way data flows with media professionals and policy makers from around the world.

Past conferences were held in Chicago, San Francisco, Saarbrücken, New York, Lisbon, and Pamplona.

Formal greeting of Professor Elena Vartanova, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University and IMMAAs 2015 Conference Co-chair. 

Topics to be discussed at the IMMAA-2015 conference:

1. Media business models
2. Media financing and investments;
3. Managing creative industries and media;
4. Media management research methodologies;
5. State subsidies for the media sector;
6. Policies for media innovation;
7. HR and organizational cultures;
8. Media content strategies;
9. Media entrepreneurship;
10. Trends in media consumers' behaviour;
11. Disruption, convergence and divergence in the media industries;
12. Development, creation and management of media products and services

Important dates

10 February 2015
Paper management system opens

7 June 2015
Deadline for submitting extended abstracts and proposals

12 July 2015
Notification of acceptance and opening of the conference registration

10 September 2015
Conference registration closes

17 September 2015
Start of the conference

Contact information:

For general IMMAA-related queries, including submissions and selection policy: Paulo Faustino, Porto University (Portugal); email:

For the queries regarding organization of the IMMAA-2015 conference in Moscow (venue, schedule, social activities, etc.): Elena Vartanova, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia); email:, tel. +7 (495) 629 74 35