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CAREERS (CAR)

2024 Careers Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Program Chair: Daniel Spurk, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland


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.

Mission Statement

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.

Careers Domain

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:

  • Individual career development, career management strategies, proactive behaviors, and career planning
  • All manner of objective and subjective career success outcomes from pay to satisfaction, performance to stress, and employability to career sustainability
  • Workforce diversity and inclusion as well as race, culture, and gender effects in and on careers
  • Organizational career management systems and approaches as well as the relationships between HR systems, talent management practices and careers
  • Developmental relationships and networks, as well as mentoring, coaching and counseling
  • Cross-cultural, international, and comparative careers as well as expatriate experiences
  • Effects of societal, national, industrial, organizational, occupational, technological and social context on careers
  • Career disruptions, shocks such as COVID-19 but others also, transitions and plateauing
  • Labor market structures, functions, and mobility
  • Careers of specific groups, such as top management teams, mothers, entrepreneurs, migrants, flex workers, gigsters, remotes, first responders, healthcare workers and beyond 

2024 Conference Theme

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.

Submission Guidelines

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.

Being a Reviewer for Our Division

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

Careers Division Awards

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.

Interested in discovering research questions tailored to each Division and Interest Group (DIG)?
Explore the Theme-related Research Questions offered by the Program Chairs and PDW Chairs of each DIG.



AOM 2024
Key Dates

  • Call for Submissions Available:
    Early November 2023
  • Submission Center Opens:
    Early December 2023
  • Reviewer Sign-up Opens:
    Early December 2023
  • Submission Deadline:
    9 January 2024
    (17:00 ET GMT-5/UTC-5)
  • Review Period:
    18 January-15 February 2024
  • Registration/Housing Open:
    Early March 2024
  • Decision Notifications:
    Late March 2024
  • Annual Meeting Program
    May 2024
  • 84th Annual Meeting:
    Held in person
    9-13 August 2024
    Chicago, IL, USA

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