Program Chair: Teresa Cardador, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Labor and Employment Relations
2022 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

The Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division (MOC) invites symposium and paper submissions for the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. The conference will be a hybrid format with a virtual meeting from August 4-10, 2022, and an in-person meeting in Seattle, WA from August 5-9, 2022. MOC is aiming to have most of the papers and symposia (about 70%) presented at the in-person meeting.

The MOC division is devoted to understanding individual, relational, and collective cognition in organizational contexts. MOC is open to, and provides developmental support for, a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches to studying managerial and organizational cognition.

Specific Domain: MOC encourages ideas at (and across) all levels of analysis that might speak to, but are not restricted to: social construction, culture and cognition, the nature and role of mental models and representations, judgment and decision making, attribution processes, individual differences, non-conscious forms of cognition (e.g., intuition), cognitive institutionalism, emotion, ideology, identity/identification, image, reputation, sensemaking/meaning making, symbols and artifacts, categorization, knowledge creation and management, individual learning, organizational learning and memory, and communities of practice.

Special Instructions: We are especially interested in encouraging innovative symposium submissions as they provide attendees the opportunity explore the connections between papers around a common theme, theory, issue, or question. The MOC division encourages submissions from scholars in all career phases, including doctoral students, and celebrates cross-level theorizing, methodological diversity, and linkages between theory and practice. We also encourage scholars to think about this year’s Academy theme, “Creating a Better World Together", when preparing their submissions. If you have questions about the appropriateness of your submission for MOC, please feel free to contact the Program Chair, Teresa Cardador. Submission Center opens on December 2, 2021. The Submission Center closes on January 11, 2022 at 17:00 (5 pm) ET (NY Time).

Reviewing for MOC: The MOC community consistently provides high quality, developmental feedback to submitters. In order to continue this, we need your support. Please sign up to review for the MOC division in early December 2021. Your reviewer assignment will be based on the keywords that you indicate to be your areas of expertise. We are grateful for your willingness to volunteer and contribute to the program in this important way. To help you, we will provide reviewers with helpful guidance to complete a review of a conference paper, symposium, or PDW.

MOC Division Awards: The MOC Division honors the following: (a) Best Paper submitted to MOC, (b) Best MOC Student-Led Paper (the paper may be co-authored, but the student must be the first author), (c) Best MOC Symposium, (d) Best MOC Submission with Practical Implications, (e) Best MOC Reviewers, (f) Best MOC Paper on Diversity and Cognition, (g) Best Paper in Entrepreneurial Cognition (h) Best Student-Led Paper in Entrepreneurial Cognition (the paper may be co-authored, but the student must be the first author), and (i) Most Innovative papers of the year, which will be presented in our ‘Tuesday Coolness’ session, which assembles a group of especially innovative papers in one session. Best Paper and Symposium Awards, as well as Innovative Paper Awards presented at Tuesday Coolness, are selected by panels of MOC scholars. Additionally, best reviewers will be selected for recognition based on author feedback and reviews.