2023 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Program Chair: Nicholas Berente, University of Notre Dame

Specific Domain

The Communication, Digital Technology, and Organization (CTO) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) promotes an interdisciplinary approach to further the understanding of the behavioral, social, and economic processes at the intersection of communication, digital technology, and organizing. CTO emphasizes topics that reflect changes in organizing due digital technologies, data, and information and communication systems. It constitutes a vibrant, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating community, open to scholars from a wide range of disciplines, theoretical frameworks, and research methods, who are conducting novel and cutting-edge research based on rigorous and creative scholarship.  

Major topics of interest integrate digital phenomena and organizing. This involves some combination of technologies, communications, data science, computing, etc., in organizations and can include:  

  • Sociotechnical perspectives on work and organizational change, organizational forms, organizational design, strategy, and innovation. Digital transformation processes and outcomes. Information system implementation. 
  • Organizing and artificial intelligence and machine learning; autonomous technologies; human-machine augmentation; changing nature of work 
  • Knowledge work on digital platforms; digitally-enabled design and creativity; autonomous design & generative machine learning; digital innovation 
  • Distributed and virtual work; virtual worlds; virtual / augmented reality; and the Metaverse 
  • Organizational implications of data privacy, security, and bias; algorithmic explainability and interpretability; ethical implications of data, algorithms, and technologies 
  • Online communities; sharing economy; user-generated content and social media; digital social networks 
  • Technology diffusion and infrastructure; design and development; platform governance; processes of digitalization; Internet of Things; digital twins 
  • Organizing and computational social science; data science; network science; process science 

CTO: Come for the research, stay for the network!

CTO invites the submission of innovative empirical and conceptual papers and symposia on all themes of interest to the Academy that touch on digital technologies, data, communication, and organizing. More generally, look for research that critically engages in important issues associated with the design, implementation, and use of digital technologies in organizations and networks, and their broad impact to society. Topics that are oriented to the 2023 All-Academy theme of “Putting the Worker Front and Center”  are especially encouraged.

Division Awards

Division awards will be given for best program paper, best interactive paper, best student paper, best reviewers, and best associate editors. The Gerardine DeSanctis Dissertation Award will also be presented. The award, inaugurated by the CTO division at the 2007 Annual Meeting, is open to solo-authored papers based on a dissertation completed within the past three years (see the CTO Division website for more details). The winner of the DeSanctis Award will be automatically nominated for the Academy-wide William H. Newman Award. The CTO Division will also nominate one paper for the Academy-wide Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award (see the Orientation and Awards section in the submission guidelines for more details). In addition to these program-related awards, an award will be given to the best paper published by a CTO member during 2022. Finally, the division will award one or more Lifetime Service awards.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 10  January 2023 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5)

We accept submissions made only through the AOM Submission Center.

The Academy of Management Conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts from 4 August to 8 August 2023.   

Please send any inquiries to the 2023 CTO Program Chair, Nicholas Berente. 

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