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