ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (OB)

Program Chair: Elizabeth George, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Symposium Chair: Bradley Kirkman, North Carolina State University, USA

2022 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

We welcome submissions for inclusion in the Organizational Behavior (OB) Division's scholarly program at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM). Details about the mission and research domain of the OB Division can be found here.

2022 Program Development Team
Program Chair: Elizabeth George, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Symposium Chair: Bradley Kirkman, North Carolina State University, USA

Division Leadership
Division Chair: Ron Piccolo, University of Central Florida, USA
Past Division Chair: Daan van Knippenberg, Drexel University, USA
Division Chair-Elect: Rebecca Bennett, University of Central Florida, USA

Submission Timeline 
 
Early December 2021Submission Center open
11 January 2022Submission deadline (5:00 PM ET, NY Time)
Late February 2022PDW Acceptance notifications
Late March 2022Papers & Symposium Acceptance notifications
Late May 2022Online Program available
4-10 August 2022Virtual Meeting
5-9 August 202282nd Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, WA, USA

On-site, virtual and hybrid sessions

You can participate in this meeting on-site in Seattle, USA, or via three virtual formats. We anticipate that approximately 70% of all sessions will be on-site and in-person. Of these, roughly 30% will also be live-streamed on a virtual meeting platform. The remaining 30% of all sessions will be offered on the virtual meeting platform either as live virtual-only sessions or asynchronous (on-demand) sessions. Please note that both PDW and Scholarly sessions may be scheduled to take place any day during the Annual Meeting, Friday, 5 August – Tuesday, 9 August 2022.

Reviewing for OB

The OB community aims to provide high-quality, developmental feedback to submitters. To achieve this aim, however, we need your support. Please sign up to review for the OB 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.

Description of Paper and Symposia Submissions

The scholarly program at AOM's annual meeting consists primarily of two main types of sessions: paper sessions and symposia:

Paper sessions are composed of presentations of original and fully developed manuscripts. Author(s) submit a manuscript for consideration to be included in the annual meeting's scholarly program. If accepted, the manuscript is typically assigned by the Program Chair to a session that includes other papers on related topics.

Symposia can be submitted as either panel or presenter format:

  1. Panel Symposia: The purpose of a Panel Symposium is to engage a group of panelists in an interactive discussion. There are no titles associated with the panelists' presentations. Proposals for panel discussions should include clear descriptions of the topics to be discussed and the procedures that will be used to manage the discussion among panelists and the audience.

  1. Presenter Symposia: Presenter symposia involve a series of authored papers on a preset theme. In a Presenter Symposium, titles and authors/presenters are associated with each presentation. Presenter symposia can involve co-authored presentations. Co-authors will be listed in the printed program.

Additional details about the submission process can be found here.

Direct any questions about the submission process to the OB Division's Program Chair (Elizabeth George) or the OB Division's Symposium Chair (Bradley Kirkman).

Theme for AOM's 2021 Annual Meeting:  Creating A Better World Together

OB Division Spotlight: Social Class and its Implications for the Future of OB Research – 2022

The OB Division will continue the Spotlight, an initiative to focus attention on a pertinent issue that is relevant to organizational research and practice. For the 2022 meeting, our Spotlight is on Social class, and its implications for the future of OB research. The Spotlight will encompass scholarly research on the many ways in which social class impacts organizational behavior at the individual, group, and organizational level. All topics and methods related to social class are welcome as long as they fall within the research domain of organizational behavior. We invite submitters to propose sessions that are engaging, provocative, and meaningful.   Sessions can also be practically oriented. All sessions will go through the usual submission process and be classified afterwards into a “Spotlight Track.” If you have any questions, please contact the Past Organization Behavior Division Chair Daan van Knippenberg.

OB Division Awards

The Division celebrates many awards at the Annual Meeting. Among these are the following awards given for submissions to the conference.

  1. OB Division AOM Meeting 2022 Best Paper Award, recognizing the best overall paper (may be co-authored)

  1. OB Division AOM Meeting 2022 Best Dissertation-Based Paper Award,* given to the best paper based on a doctoral dissertation completed within the past three years (must be sole-authored; sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Journal of Organizational Behavior

  1. OB Division AOM Meeting 2022 Innovative Student Paper Award,* for the best paper in which a student was in the lead role (a student must be the sole or first-author; sponsored by Sage Publications)

  1. OB Division AOM Meeting 2022 Outstanding Practical Implications for Management Paper Award, for the paper with the most significant managerial implications (may be co-authored; sponsored by the Mercer Workforce Sciences Institute)

  1. OB Division AOM Meeting 2022 Best Paper with International Implications Award, recognizing the paper whose theme and content best reflects an awareness of business and management across national boundaries (may be co-authored)

  1. OB Division AOM Meeting 2022 Best Symposium Award, given to the symposium on the Academy program that best exemplifies interesting, important, and high-impact research 

  1. OB Division AOM Meeting 2022 Best Paper with Entrepreneurship Implications Award, given to the paper with the most significant implications for entrepreneurship scholarship (sponsored by the Kaufmann Foundation)

  1. OB Division  AOM Meeting 2022 Best Student Paper with Entrepreneurship Implications Award, given to  the paper in which a student was in the lead role (a student must be the first or sole author), and that has the most significant implications for entrepreneurship scholarship (sponsored by the Kaufmann Foundation)

Please note: To be considered for any of the following awards, you could select the appropriate orientation when you submit your paper in the online Submission Center, as follows:

  1. For the OB Division AOM Meeting 2022 Best Dissertation-Based Paper Award, select "Newman Award Nominee"

  1. For the OB Division AOM Meeting 2022 Most Innovative Student Paper Award, select "Student Paper"

  1. For the OB Division AOM Meeting 2022 Most Outstanding Practical Implications for Management Award, select "Practice"

  1. For the OB Division AOM Meeting 2022 Best Paper with International Implications Award, select "International"

  1. For the OB Division AOM Meeting 2022 Best Paper with Entrepreneurship Implications, select "Entrepreneurship"

  1. For the OB Division 2022 AOM Meeting Best Student Paper with Entrepreneurship Implications Award, select "Kauffman student paper"

Visit the OB Division website for additional information about the Division, criteria for these awards, or past winners.

Annual Meeting
Key Dates

2021 Annual Meeting

  • Sessions available for viewing through 31 December 2021

2022 Annual Meeting

  • Late November: Call for Submissions and Reviewers published
  • Early December: Submission Center and Reviewer Center open
  • 11 January: Submission Deadline
  • 20 January-17 February: Review Period
  • Early March: Registration opens
  • Late March: Paper and Symposium Decisions announced
  • Late May/Early June: Online Program opens
  • 5-9 August: Annual Meeting
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