Program Chair:  Michael Barrett, University of Cambridge
2022 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Specific Domain: The Communication, Digital Technology, and Communication (CTO) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) promotes an interdisciplinary approach to further the understanding of the behavioral, social, and economic processes at the intersection of communication, technology, and organizing. CTO emphasizes communication topics that reflect changes in the contemporary nature of work enabled through the use of mainstream and emerging technologies and systems. It constitutes a vibrant, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating community, open to scholars from a wide range of disciplines, theoretical frameworks, and research methods, who are conducting novel and cutting-edge research based on rigorous and creative scholarship. Major topics of interest integrate some combination of communication, technology, and organizing and include: artificial intelligence; changing nature of work; computational and data science; knowledge work on digital platforms; digital transformation; distributed and virtual work; IT diffusion and infrastructure; new organizational forms such as global teams, online communities, and digital social networks; organizational change; organizational design and strategy; organizational innovation; platform governance; processes of digitalization; the quantified self; sharing economy; user-generated content and social media. CTO: Come for the research, stay for the network!

CTO invites the submission of innovative empirical and conceptual papers and symposia on all themes of interest to the Academy that touch on information systems and organizational communication. More generally, look for research that critically engages in important issues associated with the design, implementation and use of information technologies in organizations and networks, and their broad impact to society. Topics that are oriented to the 2022 All-Academy theme of “Creating a Better World Together” ( are especially encouraged.

Specific topics of interest (CTO division) include, but are not limited to: technological advances and the gig economy; digital technologies and their impacts on participatory organizational processes and structures; intergroup dynamics in online contexts; how digital innovation contributes to inclusive business approaches; how sharing platforms contribute to access to information and resources; ethical and societal consequences of the design and deployment of automated systems (AI/ML, algorithms etc.). CTO welcomes interdisciplinary research that focuses on the role of technologies for organizations networks and the broader society and supports a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, research methods, and data.

Division Awards: Division awards will be given for best program paper, best interactive paper, best student paper, best reviewers and best associate editors. The Gerardine DeSanctis Dissertation Award will also be presented. The award, inaugurated by the CTO division at the 2007 Annual Meeting, is open to solo-authored papers based on a dissertation completed within the past three years (see the CTO Division website for more details). The winner of the DeSanctis Award will be automatically nominated for the Academy-wide William H. Newman Award. The CTO Division will also nominate one paper for the Academy-wide Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award (see the Orientation and Awards section in the submission guidelines for more details). In addition to these program-related awards, an award will be given to the best paper published by a CTO member during 2021. Finally, the division will award one or more Lifetime Service awards.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 11 January 2022 at 17:00 (5 pm) ET (NY Time).

We accept submissions made only through the AOM Submission Center:  

The Academy of Management Conference will be held in Seattle, WA, in hybrid mode, August 5 – 9 2022.

Please send any inquiries to the Program Chair at the contacts below:

2022 CTO Program Chair