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CAR: Division Plenary: The Future of Work and Careers (Session 1374)
In this plenary, we will have an interactive discussion with world-renowned panelists, who are all experts in different areas of work and careers. During this session, panelists will answer questions and discuss topics and trends that are affecting work and careers, including new modes of work, difficulties organizations have in attracting and retaining talent, how to deal and plan for AI-induced workplace changes, lack of workplace engagement, migrant work, and work-home (and gender-related issues) interface. Please join us to listen to these outstanding panelists and participate in such a timely and critical discussion in the world of work and careers.
CM: Division Reception – offsite at the Harvard Club of Boston (Session 732)
Now is an exciting time to be part of the CM Division! We are a welcoming, inclusive, approachable, and community-oriented group of people who share interests in conflict-related topics broadly defined, and would really like to have you as part of our community. We also like to get to know our members. We’d love to see you at our CM Division Social at AOM!
CTO: Plenary Session (Session 1521)
This year we have the honor and privilege to host an outstanding keynote speaker, Paul Leonardi, the Duca Family Professor of Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara. Among the countless contributions to our community, Paul served as the CTO (then OCIS) division chair in 2016.
DEI: 50th Anniversary Plenary - Past, Present and Future of DEI Research (Session 660)
This anniversary plenary will take the form of an inter-generational panel with interactive bits, to take stock of the divisions trajectory since the founding of the Women in Management Interest Group and the Minorities Interest Group, and prepare our future together.
ENT: Plenary—Balancing Rigor and Relevance: Bridging Academia and Practice in Entrepreneurship Research (Session 1055)
This session features speakers David Deeds, University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business; Pablo Muñoz, Durham University Business School; and Vishal Gupta, University of Alabama.
HCM: Chief Diversity Officers in Health Care Organizations: Advancing Workforce Diversity and Improving Health Equity (Session 949)
The purpose of this symposium is to discuss the emergence of DEI leadership in healthcare organizations, most notably the proliferation of the Chief Diversity Officer position. The panel, which includes both DEI academicians and practitioners, will discuss how the role of health system CDOs is best understood via relevant theoretical frameworks, key performance outcomes, and strategic decision-making in healthcare organizations.
HR: Division Plenary (Session 910)
This dynamic plenary session brings together the esteemed recipients of the Dave Ulrich Impact Award and the Distinguished Human Resource Executive Award, who will delve into their expertise and experiences to reveal valuable insights on cultivating a thriving organizational culture.
IM Division Thought Leadership Café (Session 807)
This session features Ivo Zander, Anders Wall Professor of Entrepreneurship at Uppsala University, Rebecca Reuber, Professor of Strategic Management at University of Toronto, and Elizabeth Rose, Research Chair Professor in Business Policy and Strategy at Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur. Professors Zander, Reuber and Rose will lead an informal conversation about the evolution of the IM/IB field and the challenges and opportunities going forward.
MC: Empowering the Worker in Law Enforcement: Efforts in Leadership and Change Consulting (Session 973)
Policing in the USA is currently at a crossroads and facing intense community and political pressure to reform. This symposium will present on one such police department undergoing leadership and cultural changes.
MED: Learning from the Best. Finalists for the MED Leadership Development Award (Session 1515)
The MED division is proud to announce a new annual award that will be given to the school or program that best employs evidence-based practices in leadership development. Please join us to learn about the finalists and see the inaugural award given to the programs helping to promote leadership development.
MH: A Potent New Vein of Research: the History of Entrepreneurship (Session 606)
The recent assembly and analysis of artifacts concerning the emergence and evolution of entrepreneurial impact on society has led to the publication of conclusions that challenge core tenants of management history. These challenges include ‘where’, ‘when’, and ‘how’ entrepreneurship emerged as a distinct behavior, distinctions between entrepreneurial and managerial motivations and actions, critical differences between the innovation generated under entrepreneurial leadership and that caused under professional management, crucial differences between the frequency and magnitude of unintended consequences developed by entrepreneurial leaders and professionally managed organizations, among others. The panel will discuss and debate the relevance of these challenges and suggest fertile avenues for future research.
MSR: Plenary: "Tiptoeing on Hot Coals: Startling Sacred Sins" (Session 327)
A thought-provoking and appealing session to unite all MSR members and friends in a mindful, touching, and constructive way.
MOC: Plenary and Awards Ceremony (Session 1120)
Join us for our annual review of the division and presentation of division awards. We will celebrate our 2023 MOC Distinguished Scholar Award Winner, Sally Maitlis, who will give a brief plenary speech.
OB: Division Spotlight: The Integration of Organizational Behavior & Artificial Intelligence (AI) (Session 908)
Expert panelists will present examples of how AI has influenced research designs, access to and analysis of data, and fundamental research questions in the OB domain. The session will also include small group discussions of how AI will affect scholarly research, journal publications, pedagogy, student assignments, teaching, and consulting. The session will conclude with a description of opportunities and risks associated with the integration of OB and AI.
ODC Plenary and Distinguished Scholar - Jean Bartunek (Session 1507)
Jean Bartunek of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College is the ODC Division Distinguished Scholar. Jean’s scholarship on organizational change, the interface between academics and practitioners, and impactful research is critical to our field, bringing rigor and relevance in abundance.
OMT Distinguished Scholar Address and Breakfast (Session 852)
Since 1980, the Organization and Management Theory Division has been presenting the Distinguished Scholar Award to scholars whose contributions have been central to the intellectual development of the field of organization studies. As individuals, each recipient embodies a career of scholarly Achievement and has had a significant impact on OMT scholarship. Open to all OMT members and prospective members. This year, our 2023 Distinguished Scholar is William Ocasio of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
ONE Plenary: The Biophysical Turn in our Research: Opportunities and Challenges (Session 1160)
Complex interrelationships between social, economic and biophysical systems cause ecological challenges like climate change and biodiversity loss. Management research tends to focus on social, economic and financial data and pay less attention to biophysical data. Come to this year’s plenary to learn how we can advance the use of biophysical data in management research.
OSCM: Division Plenary Speaker and Social (Session 467)
Join us for a vibrant discussion with the leaders of our three prominent supply chain organizations: ISM, CSCMP and ASCM. In line with the AOM conference’s theme: “Putting the Worker Front and Center,” our discussion will center on the themes of labor shortage, worker engagement, sustainability and alike. Don’t miss it!
PNP: Plenary—Navigating Censorship: Workers At The Front Line (Session 1016)
A group of academic researchers and practitioners working in the field will explore how censorship and restrictions on intellectual freedom manifest in organizations and what this means for public and nonprofit workers. Questions and audience discussion to follow. This session is open to all AOM conference attendees.
RM: Division Business Meeting (Session 1481)
In our business meeting, we will announce this year’s winners of RM division awards. The winner of the Sage Publications/RMD Distinguished Career Award will give a speech.
SAP: Materializations in Practice: Studying Work in the Digital Era (Session 1330)
A highlight of this year’s program will be the SAP Keynote, delivered by Professor Wanda Orlikowski from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
SIM: Research Development Workshop (Session 303)
This workshop brings together researchers to aid colleagues in their efforts to publish Social Issues in Management (SIM) topics in high- quality management journals
STR: Plenary: The Distinctive Contributions of Strategic Management Research (Session 1037)
While the strategic management field has enjoyed tremendous growth and significant refinement in our questions, theories, and methods of theory testing over time, increasing specialization in our problem-solving approaches has raised some concerns about the commensurability of our theories and the unique contributions of our studies as compared to research in other fields. This panel will discuss the unique contributions of the strategic management field and whether a revised list of fundamental questions may help us best advance the field today and in the future.
TIM: Plenary: The end of Innovation? (Session 1499)
Innovation within specific fields seems to be in decline, with a lower number of high-impact discoveries being generated over time. What are the reasons behind this pattern? The TIM Plenary will discuss these important questions for the AOM community with a panel of experts.