2023 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Program ChairBeth Livingston, University of Iowa

The Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division (MOC) invites symposium and paper submissions for the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. The conference will be in-person in Boston, MA from August 4-8, 2022. Scholarly sessions will take place on Monday, 7 August 2023 and Tuesday, 8 August 2023.

The MOC division is devoted to understanding individual, relational, and collective cognition in organizational contexts. MOC is open to, and provides developmental support for, a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches to studying managerial and organizational cognition. 

Specific Domain

MOC encourages ideas at (and across) all levels of analysis that might speak to, but are not restricted to: social construction, culture and cognition, the nature and role of mental models and representations, judgment and decision making, attribution processes, individual differences, non-conscious forms of cognition (e.g., intuition), cognitive institutionalism, emotion, ideology, identity/identification, image, reputation, sensemaking/meaning making, symbols and artifacts, categorization, knowledge creation and management, individual learning, organizational learning and memory, and communities of practice.

Special Instructions

We are especially interested in encouraging innovative symposium submissions as they provide attendees the opportunity explore the connections between papers around a common theme, theory, issue, or question. The MOC division encourages submissions from scholars in all career phases, including doctoral students, and celebrates cross-level theorizing, methodological diversity, and linkages between theory and practice. We also encourage scholars to think about this year’s Academy theme, “ Putting the Worker Front and Center", when preparing their submissions. If you have questions about the appropriateness of your submission for MOC, please feel free to contact the Program Chair, Beth Livingston. The Submission Center opens on 6 December 2022. The Submission Center closes on  Tuesday, 10  January 2023 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5).

Reviewing for MOC

The MOC community consistently provides high quality, developmental feedback to submitters. In order to continue this, we need your support. Please sign up to review for the MOC division in early December 2022. Your reviewer assignment will be based on the keywords that you indicate to be your areas of expertise. We are grateful for your willingness to volunteer and contribute to the program in this important way. To help you, we will provide reviewers with helpful guidance to complete a review of a conference paper or symposium.

MOC Division Awards

The MOC Division honors the following: (a) Best Paper submitted to MOC, (b) Best MOC Student-Led Paper (the paper may be co-authored, but the student must be the first author), (c) Best MOC Symposium, (d) Best MOC Paper with Practical Implications, (e) Best MOC Reviewers, (f) Best MOC Paper on Diversity and Cognition, (g) Best Paper in Entrepreneurial Cognition (h) Best Student-Led Paper in Entrepreneurial Cognition (the paper may be co-authored, but the student must be the first author), and (i) Most Innovative papers of the year, which will be presented in our ‘Tuesday Coolness’ session, which assembles a group of especially innovative papers in one session. We are also introducing our new award, (j) the Denny Gioia Award for Best Qualitative Paper, which will be awarded to the best paper using qualitative methods. Best Paper and Symposium Awards, as well as Innovative Paper Awards presented at Tuesday Coolness, are selected by panels of MOC scholars. Additionally, best reviewers will be selected for recognition based on author feedback and reviews.


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