The Careers Division (CAR) seeks scholarly submissions of papers and symposia for AOM 2024, the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, to be held 9-13 August 2024, with scholarly sessions taking place on Sunday, 11 August through Tuesday, 13 August. The Meeting will be held in-person in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Careers Division fosters the general advancement of research, learning, teaching, and practice in the field of careers, while encouraging the extension and unification of knowledge pertaining to careers, and thereby enhancing the practice of management.
Research in the field of careers addresses people's lifelong succession of work experiences, the structure of opportunity to work, and the relationship between careers and other aspects of life. Submissions for the conference may reflect any topic that fits within the careers domain and extends our understanding of careers. The Careers Division is open to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method approaches as well as conceptual and theoretical submissions. Topics include, but are not limited to:
We encourage contributions that relate to the theme for the meeting "Innovating for the Future". Innovating for the Future invites members to examine the interplay of innovation, policy, and purpose as a lens for rethinking conventional ways of leading, managing, and organizing. The careers division encourages to submit papers and symposia that investigate innovative and creative ways of thinking about careers and career management (e.g., new models of career development, how to deal with upcoming types of work, or innovative ways of dealing with digitization in career management).
We encourage submitters of scholarly papers and symposia to consider, yet certainly not be bound by, this year’s conference theme. As “Innovating for the Future” is certainly highly relevant to careers, we hope to see many thematic submissions. However, we very much welcome new original research in any aspect or area of careers studies.
The CAR scholarly program will include both papers and symposia. Details of the requirements for each session type (paper versus symposium) are outlined on the Submission Process page. Please also keep in mind that symposia (including panel discussions) have a higher chance of acceptance when they indicate potential co-sponsorship by other relevant divisions.
Please note that all papers should be submitted using the AOM Submission Center. The Submission Center opens early December 2023 and closes on Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5). Earlier submissions are encouraged and any submissions after the deadline will not be processed, so please ensure a timely submission. Also, note that there is limited space on the scholarly program and, consequently, not all submissions can be accepted.
Please consider reviewing for CAR and win a best reviewer award. Regardless of your career phase, AOM provides excellent support for reviewing and we welcome your involvement whether you are a new or long-standing Annual Meeting attendee. Without our reviewers, we cannot create a great program. In other words: We need your help because to have enough reviews, we need many helpful reviewers! You can get reviewing guidelines to help you along the way.
So, please sign up NOW to review for the Careers Division. The actual review period is from mid-January until mid-February 2024
The Careers Division offers several awards for the Annual Meeting, including the Best Overall Paper Award, the Michael Driver Best Symposium Award ,and the Arnon Reichers Best Student Paper Award. The award winners will be determined by committees of around 3-5 scholars, and the winners will be announced during the AOM 2024 conference.