2023 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Program Chair: Florence Villesèche, Copenhagen Business School

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 Academy of Management meeting in Boston, MA, USA, 4-8 August. 

The conference theme is “Putting the Worker Front and Center,” which is extremely relevant to today’s struggles for workplace and societal justice and equality based on racioethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, colonialism, religion, and ability. This is a crucial topic to pursue, not least in the post-pandemic world and in relation to growing socio-economic inequalities that disproportionally affect migrant workers, workers in precarious employment, and living in unstable and precarious institutional contexts. 

We DEI scholars are well-suited to focusing on workers in organizations as we focus on documenting inequalities and providing evidence-based solutions to combating injustice and discrimination at all levels and in all kinds of occupations across the world. Examples include surfacing the impact of organizational policies, practices, and discourses on marginalized groups, including critical examinations of the seemingly neutral assumptions underlying them and their differential impact on social groups. Please see our division’s domain statement. In line with this year's theme, we encourage work that addresses inequality and discrimination as experienced by workers but also prescribes a better way forward for organizations to center the interests of workers at different hierarchical levels and in different locations, such as subsidiaries of multinational firms or the supply chain. I hope our division can lead the way in this regard, and I look forward to seeing how our submissions address this important theme. 

The DEI Division recognizes the high quality of our conference papers through the annual awards of the Dorothy Harlow Best Paper Award, the Best Paper Based on a Dissertation Award, the Best Student Paper Award, and the Best Transnational Research Paper Award. We also have two award opportunities focused on the intersection of entrepreneurship, diversity, equity and inclusion, sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation. More information on our awards is available here

The Submission Center opens 6 December 2022, and the Submission Deadline is Tuesday, 10 January 2023 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5). Scholarly sessions will take place on Monday, 7 August 2023 and Tuesday, 8 August 2023. 
Being a Reviewer for Our Division: Please consider reviewing for DEI. Regardless of your career phase, AOM provides excellent support for reviewing and we welcome your involvement whether you are a new or long-standing Annual Meeting attendee. Without our reviewers, we cannot create a great program. In other words: We need your help because to have helpful reviews, we need many helpful reviewers! You can get reviewing guidelines to help you along the way.
So, please sign up NOW to review for the Careers Division. The actual review period is from 19 January until 16 February 2023. 

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