Program Co-Chairs: Caroline Clark, Open University / Richard Longman (UWE Bristol)
2022 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

In 2022, the Academy of Management will assemble to discuss Creating a Better World Together. After our experiences of the past eighteen months, and as we engage critically with the theme of the Annual Meeting, it seems timely that we also think carefully about what ‘together’ might mean. With the opportunity to participate in-person on-site in Seattle as well as virtually, we are alert to the inclusivity of our format. There is work to be done in ensuring predictably elite geographies, institutions, and their scholars are not further privileged in our design of sessions.

Calls for the submission of papers and symposia would usually be long and often heavily referenced, inviting submissions that address a particular issue under the guise of ‘making a difference’ to complex societal challenges. We depart from this convention and simply invite the submission of papers and symposia that relate, conceptually, to the distractions, divisions, disconnectionsdetachments, and deceptions that surround us as we discuss what ‘creating a better world together’ might mean. In addition to common attentional foci of the Division, and mindful of our experiences of the past eighteen months that have further exacerbated differences and marginalised diasporas, we would particularly welcome contributions that acknowledge the growing threat of omnicide.

In addition to relating your submission to one (or more) of these broad concepts, we invite you to respect the following criteria:

  1. Submissions (theoretical, empirical, and methodological) should be theoretically informed by a critical tradition which challenges mainstream assumptions about the world and all who/that live/s in it.

  2. Submissions (papers and symposia) should clearly relate to a contemporary challenge that has deleterious effects, at planetary, global, societal, or individual level.

  1. Submissions should include suggestions as to what CMS scholars have to offer, particularly in the realm of praxis, inside and outside of our academic communities.

Please email us if you would like to discuss a potential submission or to find out more about any aspect of the Annual Meeting. We will be glad to hear from you. So, too, if you would like to contribute to ongoing conversations about what ‘together’ might mean for your participation.

In conjunction with select critical journals, we offer awards to recognise the contributions made to the scholarly program by our members. Details are available at the CMS website. There is a dedicated award for the Best Developmental Reviewer and we encourage members to sign up to be a reviewer. This year, and in conjunction with CMS InTouch, we will support reviewers by hosting a workshop on Reviewing Critical Work. Please look out for announcements and contact us if you would like to be involved.

The submission deadline is Tuesday, 11 January 2022, at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). Please note that both PDW and Scholarly Program sessions may take place any day during the Annual Meeting, Friday, 05 August 2022 – Tuesday, 09 August 2022.