ACRA Conference 2016: New York
APRIL 13-16, 2016

Deadline for submissions extended to Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.
Please submit papers and extended abstracts to appropriate track chairs listed in the CFP.

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Call for Papers

We are delighted to invite you to the 2016 Annual Spring Conference of the American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA), to be held at the Embassy Suites, Secaucus, from Wednesday, April 13 through Saturday, April 16. Competitive sessions will consist of presentations of papers that have been accepted following a blind-review process. Workshop proposals are also blind reviewed. The deadline for paper and workshop submissions is October 31, 2015 and decisions will be provided by December 15, 2015.

ACRA Membership Renewal Notice

Dear ACRA member:
ACRA annual membership dues are due for 2015!

We will continue to keep ACRA’s dues at $75 for both domestic and international members. As part of this year’s benefits: (1) the ACRA archive will be made available online to all members through cloud technology; (2) we will continue to provide members with electronic access to The International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management and The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research; and (3) the ACRA membership directory will now include areas of research and teaching interest of all members. This will facilitate dialogue among our members.

NOTE: In order to access these journals and the cloud data base of the ACRA archives, in addition to the 2015 ACRA directory, we must receive your membership renewal as of January 1, 2015. After January 1st Dues are $100 for the year.

Mission Statement and Organizational Goals

The purpose of the American Collegiate Retailing Association  (ACRA)  is to foster quality retail education at four-year college and graduate schools. It has important commitments to teaching of retailing, retail research, and administration of academic retail programs.

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ACRA is a professional organization which is composed of membership from four-year institutions that have retail programs or retail courses. The membership is made up of faculty from these disciplines: business schools, liberal arts, economics, human ecology, textiles, design and apparel. Membership from diverse groups is encouraged.