The Organization and Management Theory (OMT Division) prides itself on integrating depth of insight with breadth of theories, rigor with relevance, and scholarly ideas with community connections. This integration makes OMT THE PLACE TO BE. We invite you to join OMT this summer by submitting your symposium and papers AND by signing up to review.
(Should you submit to OMT? Check out the newly updated OMT Domain Statement, that highlights our inclusiveness and focus on theory – making this a great division for you to join!)
Organization and Management Theory is an inclusive community of scholars who draw on a rich intellectual heritage to build and test theory about organizations, their members, their management, organization-environment relations, organizing processes and broader markets and fields. We pursue theoretically significant and methodologically rigorous research across analytical levels and phenomena to generate impactful insights in management and organizing. We value work that advances theory and has practical implications on a broad range of organizational, managerial and societal issues.
More information about the division is available on the OMT website.
OMT welcomes submissions that highlight all kinds of organizational theory. As our domain statement above notes, OMT celebrates theoretical novelty, methodological pluralism, international research collaborations, and the use of theory to address organizational and societal challenges.
Submissions can (but don’t need to!) address the AOM Conference Theme - Innovating For The Future. To quote the AOM description, “Political unrest, economic volatility, inequality, rapid technological change, environmental erosion, health crises, and pronounced societal issues across the globe continue to challenge traditional approaches to governing the organization.” We need YOUR insights about how our theories can inform these challenges. Check out the conference website to get a better sense of how your papers and symposiums can address this theme.
As Jim March implored us in 1991, sustainable organizations need to exploit existing ideas AND explore new ones. We invite people who have submitted to OMT in the past to submit and help us sustain our robust community. We ALSO invite PhD student and faculty who have not previously submitted research to AOM or to OMT to help us expand and explore new ideas. If you have questions about the appropriateness of your submission for OMT, please feel free to contact Wendy Smith – OMT Program Chair.
Our division has a long tradition for providing constructive and developmental reviews of high quality. Please sign up to review.
Here’s the deal … We need almost 800 reviewers at OMT. To get the high-quality reviews that OMT is known for, we also need you to write reviews. We also welcome PhDs and junior scholars to review. Reviewing for AOM offers you a chance to continue to hone your craft in advance of seeking to do so for our journals. If we were to add a bit of guilt here …. OMT’s collegial norms suggest that if you submit a paper, a symposium or a PDW, then you also help to develop the program by reviewing for the division. We use the keywords you supply to make reviewer assignment. The sign-up system opens in early December - Sign up to review now before you forget.
Each year the OMT Division presents a number of awards at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: