Academy of Management Learning and Education
We develop a conceptual framework and provide empirical evidence that helps to explain why management scholars submit the same paper to more than one scholarly conference, a practice referred to as "double dipping." Drawing from general strain theory,we find that certain features of the social and national institutional context in which these scholars are embedded provides motivation for and facilitates rationalization of engagement in the double-dipping practice. Specifically, our results show that the incidence of conference paper double dipping is greater for junior scholars and for those currently affiliated with research-intensive universities. We also find that authors who received their highest educational degree in countries with higher levels of corruption are more likely to engage in double dipping. The study provides a better theoretical understanding of contextual factors that may lead individuals to engage in questionable academic practices.We hope our findings will raise this issue to fuller scrutiny within the Academy, and motivate some potential remedies to reduce the frequency of this questionable behavior. © Academy of Management Learning & Education,2017.
Original Publication Citation
Lewellyn, K. B., Judge, W. Q., & Smith, A. (2017). Exploring the questionable academic practice of conference paper double dipping. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 16(2), 217-236. doi:10.5465/amle.2015.0033
Lewellyn, Krista B.; Judge, William Q.; and Smith, Adam, "Exploring the Questionable Academic Practice of Conference Paper Double Dipping" (2017). Management Faculty Publications. 17.