GENDER AND DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS (GDO)
Program Chair: Eden King, Rice University; firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division
(GDO) I extend a warm invitation to submit paper and symposia
submissions for the 2019 Academy of Management meeting in Boston,
August 9-13, 2019. For specific information about this year's
theme, visit the AOM Annual Meeting
GDO Mission: To generate and disseminate knowledge
about gender and diversity within and outside of organizations, to
embrace diverse perspectives in organizational research and
education, and to support social justice through the inclusion of
marginalized voices in members' research and practice.
Our 2019 theme "Understanding the
Inclusive Organizations" urges that "Now, more than ever, we
need scholars and practitioners who can navigate and make sense of
[current] tensions by thinking in broad and integrative ways." I am
confident that GDO scholars are eager to do just that. Indeed, our
work in GDO is uniquely relevant to exploring these issues. As
teachers/scholars/practitioners in the wide-ranging field of GDO,
this theme provides us with the opportunity to showcase our
expertise and expand our impact.
As articulated in our domain statement, areas of interest may
include, but certainly are not limited to: The impact of group
diversity on well-being and effectiveness at individual, group, and
organizational levels of analysis; the impact of occupational and
organizational structures on marginalized and dominant groups;
experiences of members of different social groups, including (but
not limited to) groups differentiated by gender, race, ethnicity,
class, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
nationality, religion, culture, (dis)ability, and age; the impact
of organizational policies, practices, and discourses on dominant
and marginalized groups, including critical examination of
seemingly neutral assumptions underlying such policies, practices,
and discourses, and their differential impact on these groups; the
intersection of work, family, and community in relation to one's
social position and well-being; institutional and structural
barriers to equality and equity across social groups; processes of
change that create and foster inclusion, whether from external
interventions or from individuals within groups or organizations;
the impact of cultural, societal, and national diversity on workers
and the workplace.
I encourage you to highlight the most exciting new ideas and
innovations that your work has produced. We have a unique
opportunity to showcase the ways that our scholarship directly
informs the theme Understanding the
Inclusive Organizationand thus the science of management.
The GDO Division celebrates the high quality of our conference
papers through the annual Division awards of: Dorothy Harlow
Best Paper Award; Best Paper based on a Dissertation Award; Best
Student Paper Award and a Transnational Research Best Paper
Please feel free to reach out to me to discuss an idea for a
symposium or a paper. Given time constraints, it would be
best to so before December 20, 2018.
The submission system opens in late November
2018 and the
submission deadline is Tuesday,
January 15, 2019 at 5pm ET (New York
Time). Earlier submissions are encouraged.
Note that there is limited space on the scholarly program;
consequently, not all submissions will be accepted.
Please also take a moment NOW to show your
support for the GDO division by agreeing to review conference
submissions at: https://review.aom.org/.
Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to
seeing you in Boston next year!
Program Chair, Gender & Diversity in Organizations (GDO)