Dates for the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, IL, USA: 9-13 August 2024
The Human Resources Division is dedicated to understanding, identifying, and improving the effectiveness of HR practices to facilitate organizational competitiveness nationally or internationally, encourage individual growth and development, and enhance individual performance, work-related attitudes, and well-being. The Division emphasizes the study of human capital and HR management practices at the individual, group, organizational, societal, and cross-cultural levels of analysis and their impact on outcomes critical to the organization, its employees and their representatives, and all its stakeholders (whether future, present, or past). Major topics include a broad spectrum of issues pertaining to the recruitment, selection, allocation, development, utilization, evaluation, compensation, and retention of people as resources in work organizations and pertaining to the employment relationship.
The HR Division encourages both empirical and theoretical submissions. Furthermore, we encourage submissions that are consistent with the Division's on-going interest in research that bridges the science/practice gap and/or concerns the conference theme for 2024: "Innovating for the Future." The theme calls on us to examine the interplay of innovation, policy, and purpose as a lens for rethinking conventional ways of leading, managing, and organizing – specifically, responding to issues such as political unrest, economic volatility, inequality, rapid technological change, environmental erosion, health crises, and pronounced societal issues across the globe that challenge traditional approaches to governing the organization. From an HR standpoint, this theme pushes us to dig into questions around how HRM strategies and policies drive innovation and adaptation to the changing nature of work, the role of HRM in aligning the organizational mission with talent acquisition/retention, and how HRM can leverage technology to help employees and HR professionals alike acquire the necessary skills for the ongoing digital transformation—all the while sustaining diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces.
HR scholars should be well-positioned to examine these important issues and offer actionable insights for addressing many of these challenges. We encourage submitters of scholarly papers and symposia to consider, yet not be bound by, this year's conference theme. Please see more details about the AOM 2024 theme.
Both scholarly Papers and Symposium submissions will be considered for the scholarly program. Details of the requirements for each submission type are outlined in the Scholarly Submission Guidelines. It is anticipated that all sessions will be hosted in-person on-site in Chicago. All scholarly sessions will take place on Sunday, 11 August, Monday, 12 August and Tuesday, 13 August 2024. Keep in mind that developing symposia (including panel discussions) with broad appeal to 3 divisions increases the chance of having a symposium accepted. When submitting a paper, please also remember to sign up to review for the HR Division.
Submissions for the HR Division Scholarly Program for 2024 should be made through the AOM Submission Center (link below). The submission system opening announcement will take place in late November or early December. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5). Earlier submissions are encouraged. Note that there is limited space on the scholarly program; consequently, not all submissions will be accepted.
Awards include: Herbert Heneman Jr. Career Achievement Award, Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award, Early Career Achievement Award, Distinguished HR Executive Award, Dave Ulrich Impact Award, Scholarly Achievement Award, International HRM Scholarly Research Award, Employee Participation and Ownership Award, Best Convention Paper Award, Best Student Convention Paper Award, Best Dissertation Award, SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grants Award, and Innovative Teaching Award.
More details on award eligibility criteria and the nomination process can be found on the HR Division website.