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ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

July 20, 2017

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MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

This sampling is emblematic of research to be presented at the annual meeting of the world’s largest organization devoted to management research. Twenty-five years ago the meeting consisted of 450 sessions; this year, it will offer 2,160 sessions, including hundreds of symposia like these, in which management thinkers, many world-renowned, present new findings and debate their significance.



MONDAY AUGUST 7



Session 838
Symposium POLITICAL IDEOLOGY AND ORGANIZATIONS
Monday, Aug. 7, 8:00-9:30 am, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Piedmont Room
This symposium grows out of an increasing interest among management scholars in how a variety of organizational outcomes can be traced back to the political ideologies of leaders – for example, how the conservative or liberal leanings of bosses can affect the promotion of women. Scholars from U. of Cambridge, Pennsylvania State, U. of California Santa Barbara, U of Georgia, U. of Texas at Austin, Indiana U., U. of Washington Seattle, and U. of Notre Dame will participate.


Session 1010
Symposium SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON INEQUITY
Monday, Aug. 7, 9:45-11:15 am, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Imperial Ballroom, Salon B
At a time of renewed national concern with issues of economic inequality, this symposium brings together leading scholars in organizational behavior to consider inequity in many forms. Questions on the agenda include how to rebuild worker bargaining power so as close the productivity-pay gap and what role new and emerging ventures can play in addressing pay inequity Participants will include professors from MIT, U. of California Davis, North Carolina State U., Pennsylvania State U., and U. of North Carolina Charlotte.


Session 1061
Symposium THE EFFECT OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY ON EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
Monday, Aug. 7, 11:30-1:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta, Galleria 1
How has the Trump presidency affected progress in equality, diversity, and inclusion, and what opportunities has it opened for common ground between progressives and conservatives? Participating will be professors from Dalhousie U., Alliant International U., Rice U., Western U., Rochester Institute of Technology, California State Polytechnic U. Pomona, and California State U. Sacramento.


Session 1107
Symposium WHO’S IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT? WORKER PERSPECTIVES ON ALTERNATIVE WORK ARRANGEMENTS IN THE GIG ECONOMY
Monday, Aug. 7, 11:30 am-1 pm, Hilton Atlanta, Grand Ballroom C
Alternative work arrangements such as independent contracting and temporary work are rising, now engaging over 15% of the U.S. workforce. This symposium explores how individuals navigate in this gig economy – how they secure gigs, move between gigs, and craft gigs – and how this new world of work poses exciting but also troubling questions for organizations and workers. Research will be presented from the U. of Minnesota, U. of California Irvine, U. of Michigan, and Loyola U. Chicago


Session 1124
Symposium INDIVIDUAL ECONOMICS MEETS ORGANIZATIONAL TERRAIN
Monday, Aug. 7, 11:30 am-1 pm, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Marquis M104
This symposium brings together four field-based investigations – 1) how different forms of financial aid affect student outcomes in college; 2) the very different experiences of work reported by employees from working-class backgrounds as compared to their middle-class counterparts; 3) the effect of upwardly mobile change on people's beliefs about the self; and 4) how individuals who act out of financial necessity respond differently from others to performance feedback. Participants will include scholars from the Northwestern, NYU, Yale, U. of Utah, U. of Pennsylvania, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and U of Southern California.


Session 1196
Symposium MONITORING AND MOTIVATION IN THE MODERN WORKPLACE
Monday, Aug. 7, 1:15-2:45 pm, Hilton Atlanta, Room 205
Researchers from Harvard, U. of Pennsylvania, Columbia U., Stanford, U. of Minnesota, UCLA, and U. of Southern California explore how management practices affect the way workers interpret their relationship with their employers, and thereby impact firm and work performance. Presentations include “Paying for Skill Building Instead of Job Performance,” “Corporate Purpose and Financial Performance,” and “Seeing Where You Stand: From Performance Feedback to Performance Transparency.”


Session 1293
Symposium PROMOTING COOPERATION IN COMPETITIVE NEGOTIATIONS: HOW DIFFERENT COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES HELP AND HURT
Monday, Aug.7, 3:00-4:30 pm, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover Hall G
Enlisting participants from U. of Pennsylvania, MIT, U. of California Berkeley, American U., Vanderbilt, U. of New Hampshire, Washington U. of St. Louis, U. of LaVerne, McNeese State U., Melbourne Business School, and Shanghai Tech, this symposium examines how different communications affect negotiation conflict, outcomes, and post-agreement interactions. Novel research reports assess such strategies as silence, deception, and apologies.


Session 1354
Symposium NAVIGATING CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS AT WORK: CHALLENGES OF CONNECTING IN A BOUNDARYLESS WORLD
Monday, Aug. 7, 3:00-4:30 pm, Hilton Atlanta, Galleria 1
Technological changes and trends toward flatter organizations and informality are changing the way employees form and maintain connections, raising new questions and challenges. Research reports examine virtual friendships, supervisor-subordinate relationships, the virtues of negative feedback, and the dark sides of workplace friendships. Participants include scholars from U. of Pennsylvania, Boston College, Rutgers U., Georgia State U., Lehigh U., and U. of North Carolina Chapel Hill.



Session 1429
Symposium YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH IT BUT CAN I? MINORITY SELF-PRESENTATION STRATEGIES
Monday, Aug. 7, 4:45-6:15, Hilton Atlanta, Room 206
Research examines the impact of race, status and leadership position on the perception of acceptable behavior and inclusive behavior. Papers include “Should Black Women Get Angry?” “Race-Based Impression-Management Strategies,” and “Inclusive Leader Behaviors: What are They and What Do They Do?” Participating are scholars from U. of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Rutgers U., Simon Fraser U., U. of Colorado, U. of New Mexico, Florida State U., and Washington U. in St. Louis.



TUESDAY, AUGUST 8


Session 1601
Symposium DIVERSITY PROS, CONS, AND COMPLEXITIES
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 8:00-9:30 am, Hilton Atlanta, Room 206
Research presented at this symposium questions several previously untested assumptions about diversity in organizations. For example, one paper shows that there are times when overlooking rather than emphasizing group differences proves adaptive. Another reports that, while multiculturalism improves outcomes for ethnic minorities, those of women are best improved by a gender-blind ideology. A third warns against the tendency to consider men and women as monolithic groups. Participants include scholars from London Business School, MIT, Harvard, Columbia U., and Pennsylvania State U.


Session 1761
Symposium POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 9:45-11:15 am, Hilton Atlanta, Room 301
The symposium offers new perspectives on work-life research, including how policies on cell phone use at work can enhance individual and organizational well-being, how individuals can manage work-family images to their advantage, and how claiming time for oneself can foster well-being. Participants include scholars from Purdue U., National U. of Singapore, U. of Cincinnati, U. of Connecticut, Northeastern U., Technische U. of Darmstadt, National U. of Singapore, Shenzhen U., and U. of Georgia.


Session 1783
Symposium THE DIGITAL FRONTIER: HOW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES RECONFIGURE PRODUCTS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND FIELDS
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 9:45-11:15 am, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atrium A704
Research reports from MIT, Harvard, Case Western Reserve U., and City U. of New York focus on how advances in digital technologies are reconfiguring processes at the product, organization, and field level. Presentations include “Digital Disruption in the Advertising Industry,” “From Buyers to Users: Digital Transformation of Home Shopping Network,” “Clock Fights: The Digital Transformation of a Broadcast Institution,” and “The Reference Wars: Encyclopedia Britannica’s Decline and Encarta’s Emergence.”


Session 1840
Symposium OLD MEETS NEW: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN TRADITONAL AND MODERN PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta, Room 308
Researchers report on the pluses and minuses of social sexual behavior, broadly defined as any behavior that has a sexual connotation and is neither demeaning or harassing but rather consensual. Presentations include “The Ugly Side of Being Pretty for Women”; “Perceived Manipulative Intent Explains Backlash against Women Who Flirt at Work”; and “Effects of Founder’s Workplace Romance on Recruits’ Intentions to Join a Business Venture.” Academic affiliations of participants include Oklahoma State U., U. of Colorado Boulder, Western New England U., Northeastern U., Ball State U., Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, U. of Memphis, U. of Mississippi, U. of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and U. of Arkansas.


Session 1884
Symposium WHEN AFFECT COLLIDES: HOW EMOTIONAL CONTAGION AFFECTS INTERPERSONAL AND GROUP OUTCOMES
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta, Room 223
Researchers report on the complex effects of emotional contagion in two-person and group-level settings in the domains of sports, team meetings, negotiations, and open-plan offices. Presentations include “Emotional Eavesdropping: The Effects of Emotional Contagion in Open Plan Offices”; How Sports Coaches' Emotional Expressions Shape Team Dynamics”; and “Peer Affective Influence and Creative Problem Solving in Teams.” Participating are scholars from U. of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Washington U. in St. Louis, Lehigh U., VU Amsterdam, U. of Haifa, and Pepperdine U.


Session 1996
Symposium THE DARK SIDE OF ELECTONIC COMMUNICATIONS: EMPLOYEE AND RELATIONAL OUTCOMES
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1:15-2:45 pm, Hilton Atlanta, Room 217
That dark side is explored in such presentations as “When Supervisors Are Abusive in E-mail: Effects on Employee Perceptions”; “E-mail Incivility, End-of-Day Rumination, and Anxiety”; ’”Employee Performance Implications of Electronic Interruptions at Work”; and “Should I ‘Friend’ My Coworker? The Effect of Social Media Posts on Workplace Relationships.” Participating are researchers from Oklahoma State U., Southern Methodist U., Baylor U., U. of Texas at Arlington, Drexel U., Utah State U., Suffolk U., Georgia State U., Furst Person, U. of Iowa, DePaul U., Rider U., and University of Pretoria.


Session 2052
Symposium FROM GOVERNANCE OF INNOVATIONS TO INNOVATIONS IN GOVERNANCE
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 3:00-4:30 pm, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover Hall E
In an ever-more-rapidly changing world, innovation and governance have become ever-more-critical strategic priorities. Research presentations examine their relationship in corporate boardrooms, social enterprises, entrepreneurial firms, and emerging markets, and explores the impact of new organizational forms and legal innovations in governance. Participants include professors from Northeastern U., City U. London, Arizona State U.,
Audencia Business School, KU Leuven, Hong Kong U. of Science and Technology, London School of Economics, UTA/LSE, U. of Minnesota, Seoul National U., Peking U., and Ohio State U.

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