The Organization Development and Change Division (ODC) invites your creative submissions for the scholarly program of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024) held in person 9-13 August 2024 in Chicago, IL, USA. We seek conceptual and empirical papers and symposia relevant to research and practice on organization development and change. We invite submissions from scholars and practitioners at all career stages and using multiple perspectives and methods.
We welcome submissions on any topic relevant to the ODC division’s focus on organizational change and changing. We particularly encourage submissions that align with the AOM 2024 theme: “Innovating for the Future”. This theme casts light on the future state of organizations. Given economic disruptions, social conflicts, and technological advancements, a new approach to organization, society, and change is needed. The 2024 theme encourages scholarly contributions that challenge the norm and explore new ways to create and distribute value among different stakeholders. The central question is: how can we unlock creative insights and evidence-based contributions for the betterment of workers, managers, organizations, and society?
ODC scholars, practitioners, educators, and students are well suited to this moment – as the ODC domain statement demonstrates. The connective tissue of our inquiry is that of change and changing. We explore the strategies, processes, and outcomes of change at individual, group, organization, community, and institutional levels. Our essential values as a division have always linked questions of change with better, healthier, and more equitable futures for individuals, organizations, and communities.
We invite you to consider questions such as the following, adapted and extended, from the call of Tammy Madsen, 2024 AOM Program Chair.
Several questions emerge:
Submissions to the ODC division may address these - or other topics not necessarily relating to the annual theme - at macro or micro levels of analysis.
Paper and symposium sessions will take place Sunday through Tuesday, 11-13 August during the AOM 2024.
To submit to the ODC Division, please review the submission guidelines and refer to the section on information for papers and symposia. The submission deadline is 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (UTC-5/GMT-5), but earlier submissions are strongly encouraged. Before writing your submission, we also encourage you to review the ODC Division domain and mission statements. Please contact the Program Chair, Michael Jarrett, with any questions about paper submissions and the Co-Chair, Jody Hoffer Gittell with any questions about symposium proposals.
u would like a paper to be considered for an award, please indicate it at the time of submission by making a note on the title as well as in the accompanying email to indicate the award for which you want the paper to be considered. Division Awards will be given for the best paper in the following categories:
Papers based on a dissertation must be written by students as first author. The Division’s best practical theory paper award goes to a paper presented at the Annual Meeting that demonstrates how theory informs practice and reflective practice enriches concepts and theories. The ODC Division also recognizes a Best Reviewer Award. All award winners will be celebrated at the ODC business meeting, which will be held during the 2024 meeting. Please refer to the ODC Division website for additional detail on all awards.
Finally, we encourage all those submitting to the scholarly program to sign up as reviewers for ODC! We warmly thank all those who contribute to our community and the quality and vibrancy of our program by acting as reviewers for the ODC Division.
Here’s to an exciting AOM 2024. See you in Chicago!