PDW Chair: Deborah Cai, Temple University, 
2021 Division PDW Program: Call for Submissions

The Conflict Management (CM) Division invites symposium and paper submissions for the 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. The Annual Meeting will be held virtually from 30 July to 3 August 2021. You may send us submissions though the AOM Submission Center until it closes on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time).

Our Domain: The CM division welcomes submissions on a wide variety of topics including team interactions, intercultural relations, organizational diversity, labor relations, workplace disputes, community conflict, and public policy development. We focus on the nature and management of conflicts at the individual, group, organizational, inter-organizational and societal level, including: power processes, influence, coalitions, coercion, deterrence, and persuasion; bargaining and negotiation, negotiator characteristics and behaviors; collaboration and competition; third party interventions (such as facilitation, arbitration, mediation); distributive and procedural justice and dispute resolution procedures. If this describes your research, we hope to get your paper!

The Conference Theme: This year’s conference theme is "Bringing the Manager Back in Management." We encourage you to make connections to the theme (if possible) when preparing your submission. This theme is perfect for those of us who study, teach, train, and write about conflict management. How is it that we manage conflicts? What can we help others manage them effectively? Note: if your submission does not directly address this, but you are interested in developing an exciting and thought provoking plenary session around the theme -- please contact the program chair ( with your ideas.

Reviewing for CM: Our division is not large, but we are a warm and inclusive group of people who work in and study the domain of conflict. We are good at developing great ideas! We will need your help as a reviewer to keep this tradition alive—and to help us identify our best submissions. Please sign up to review. Your reviewer assignment will be based on the keywords. We are grateful for your service to the division!

CM Division Awards: The CM Division will award: (a) Best Student Paper, (b) Best Paper: Conflict in Context, (c) Best New Directions Paper, (d) Best Empirical or Theoretical Paper.

We look forward to your contribution to our division! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Program Chair, Deborah Cai (


Annual Meeting
Key Dates

2021 Annual Meeting

  • Papers available for viewing: through 31 October 2021

  • Sessions available for viewing: through 31 December 2021

2022 Annual Meeting
5-9 August