2023 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Division Chair: Audrey Korsgaard, University of South Carolina

The Conflict Management (CM) Division invites symposium and paper submissions for the 83st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. The Annual Meeting will be held face to face August 4-8, 2023 in Boston, MA. You may send us submissions though the AOM Submission Center. Submissions open 6 December 2022 and close on Tuesday, 10 January 2023 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5).

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, institutional, interorganizational and societal level; power processes including influence, coalitions, coercion, deterrence, and persuasion; bargaining and negotiation, negotiator characteristics and behaviors; collaboration and competition; third party interventions (such as facilitation, arbitration, mediation); trust, trust violations, and trust repair; workplace mistreatment, distributive and procedural justice, restorative justice, and dispute resolution procedures. Major topics include application of the above conceptual foci to a wide variety of contexts including interpersonal conflict, team interactions, intercultural relations, organizational diversity, labor relations, workplace disputes, community conflict, and public policy development. If this describes your research, we hope to get your paper!

The Conference Theme

This year’s conference theme is "Putting the Worker Front and Center."  We encourage you to make connections to the theme (if possible) when preparing your submission. This theme is ideal for those of us who study, teach, train, and write about conflict that incorporates the perspective of the employee. 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. Note that authors can nominate their own papers. For student papers, only those that are exclusively student authored will be considered for the award.

We look forward to your contribution to our division in Boston! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Program Chair, Audrey Korsgaard.

AOM 2023 Key Dates

  • Submission Center Opening:
    December 2022
  • Submission Deadline:
    10 January 2023
    (17:00 ET UTC-5/GMT-5)
  • Review Period:
    19 January-23 February
  • Registration/Housing Open:
    Early March 2023
  • Decision Notifications:
    Late March 2023
  • 83rd Annual Meeting:
    4-8 August 2023