On behalf of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) division, formerly Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO), I encourage you to submit your paper and symposia proposals for consideration for the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Friday, 9 August through Tuesday, 13 August 2024.
The theme for 2024 Academy of Management meeting is “Innovating for the Future,” a highly relevant topic to tackle the Future of Work (FoW) challenges. In an environment of ever increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA), organizations are expected to prioritize meaningful innovations to promote sustained long-term growth outcomes. Such approaches will foster organizational empowerment to effectively mitigate struggles related to social justice, workplace diversity and societal inequalities amongst others.
We DEI scholars are well positioned to provide evidence-based purposeful solutions in order to address the unprecedented challenges faced by the organizations in today’s multimedia enhanced technology enabled digital environment. Examples include a deeper investigation of the interplay of macro, meso and micro perspectives; an exploration of multiple stakeholder networks; a critical evaluation of organizational resistance to innovations; and a thorough examination of structural inequalities leading to differential impact on social groups. Please read our DEI Division Domain Statement for enhanced understanding of the Division’s research areas.
In line with this year's theme, we encourage scholarly work that addresses manifestation of stereotypes, inequities and discrimination as experienced by managers and employees. Further, active experimentation and thought-provoking submissions that question the long-internalised practices and policies and those that reimagine the value of co-creation, collaboration and cooperation amongst multiple stakeholders in order to foster immediate actionable futuristic innovations for the benefit of all are strongly encouraged. I hope our division can lead the way in this regard, and I look forward to seeing how our submissions address this important theme and promote theoretical, methodological, practical, policy and societal implications.
The DEI Division recognizes the high quality of our conference papers through the annual awards. DEI Division Program Awards include the Faculty Transnational Research paper Award, the Dorothy Harlow/McGraw Hill Best (Conference) Paper Award, the Best Student Paper Award, and the Best Paper Based on a Dissertation Award. More information on our awards can be accessed DEI Division Program Awards.
Submissions to DEI Division must be progressed through the Academy of Management’s electronic Submission Center. The Submission Center will open early December 2023, and the deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5). Early submissions are strongly encouraged. Scholarly sessions will take place on Sunday 11 August, Monday 12 August and Tuesday 13 August 2024. If you have questions please contact the DEI Division’s Program Chair, Professor Sujana Adapa.
Please consider offering your exceptional scholarly services for the Division as a DEI Reviewer. Irrespective of the stage at which you are in your career, AOM provides excellent support for reviewers and we welcome your involvement whether you are a new or long-standing AOM Annual Meeting attendee. As you understand, we cannot create a great program every year, without the generous contributions of our reviewers. We simply need your help with the reviewing of the scholarly papers submitted to DEI Division and therefore, encourage you to sign up as a DEI Division Reviewer. You can sign up and access AOM Reviewer Guidelines for any additional information. The actual review period is 18 January-15 February 2024.