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Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Call for Submissions

 Call for Submissions 

Program Chair: Eden King, Rice University;

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 Website.

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 Award. 

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:

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to seeing you in Boston next year!

Eden King

Program Chair, Gender & Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division

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