ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (OCIS)
Specific topics of interest (OCIS division) include, but are not limited to: the double-edged role of technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic; technological advances and the gig economy; digital technologies and their impacts on participatory organizational processes and structures; intergroup dynamics in online contexts; how digital innovation contributes to inclusive business approaches; how sharing platforms contribute to access to information and resources; ethical and societal consequences of the design and deployment of automated systems (AI/ML, algorithms etc.). OCIS welcomes interdisciplinary research that focuses on the role of technologies for organizations networks and the broader society and supports a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, research methods, and data.
Division Awards: Division awards will be given for best program paper, best interactive paper, best student paper, best reviewer and best associate editor. The Gerardine DeSanctis Dissertation Award will also be presented at the 2019 meeting. The award, inaugurated by the OCIS division at the 2007 Annual Meeting, is open to solo-authored papers based on a dissertation completed within the past three years (see the OCIS Division website at https://ocis.aom.org/ for more details). The winner of the DeSanctis Award will be automatically nominated for the Academy-wide William H. Newman Award. The OCIS 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 for the best paper published by an OCIS member during 2019. Finally, the division may award one or more Lifetime Service awards.
The Academy of Management Conference will be held online, 30 July – 3 August 2021
for AOM 2021
12 January 2021
21 January - 1 March 2021
Submission Decisions Announced
29 July-4 August 2021