Call for Participants: AOM Symposium: Changing Landscapes: Gender Inequality and Remediation in Labor Markets and Organizations

Greetings! We invite you to attend our Academy of Management Symposium titled, “Changing Landscapes: Gender Inequality and Remediation in Labor Markets and Organizations.” The session is a live, synchronous, and virtual session taking place on July 31 2021 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EST (New York Time) (UTC-4). We are pleased that this symposium was a finalist for “Best Symposium” for the CAR Division for AOM.

Symposium Overview

Although there has been progress in understanding some aspects of gender inequality, the hiring process and its contributions to gender inequality in labor markets and organizations remains unclear, leaving knowledge of the potential solutions for gender inequality incomplete (Petersen and Saporta, 2004). This symposium brings together four papers that deepen our understanding of inequality by focusing on changes in labor markets and organizations. A paper by Burbano, Padilla, and Meier examines an important but overlooked job characteristic—gendered differences in preferences for meaning at work —that may in part explain occupational segregation by gender—and are more pronounced in national contexts with greater levels of education and economic development. In another paper, Sterling, Gilmartin, and Sheppard suggest that informing employer’s beliefs about men’s and women’s abilities—instead of improving women’s self-beliefs about abilities—could be the pathway by which the gender pay gap lessens. Wang examines how laws in the U.S. (i.e. salary history bans) that address a specific juncture in the wage-setting process—initial salary offers prior to the negotiation stage—can reduce historic inequalities by disrupting path dependencies in wages. And finally, a paper by Zhang investigates how technological change such as e-commerce adoption by retail companies, may improve racial and gender equality in hiring and promotions.

Symposium Presenters

Matthew Bidwell, University of Pennsylvania, Discussant 
Vanessa Burbano, Columbia University, Presenter
Adina Sterling, Stanford University, Presenter, Co-Organizer
Shiya Wang, Stanford University, Presenter, Co-Organizer
Letian Zhang, Harvard University, Presenter

Additional Paper Authors

Shannon Gilmartin, Stanford
Stephan Meier, Columbia University
Nicolas Padilla, London Business School
Sheri Sheppard, Stanford University

Call for Participants: AOM Professional Development Workshop Filling the Void: Researching Our Latinx Experience

Dear OOW friends,   

You are invited to participate in the AOM PDW Filling the Void: Researching Our Latinx Experience (session 1190). 

Managerial research that addresses the complex and contextual nature of the Latinx workforce in the USA is almost non-existent. Yet, Latinx-identified people compose the largest minority group in the USA. This PDW will engage Latinx and allies in conversation to voice our concerns, begin a discussion, and set in motion a research agenda that acknowledges and accurately depicts the Latinx experience within contemporary organizations.  

Tuesday August 3rd, 2021, 7:30 am – 9:00 pm (PDT)  

The PDW will be conducted as a live session. 

We look forward to seeing you on August 3rd

Carlos J. Alsua – University of Arizona 

Monica Gavino – San Jose State University  

Carlos Gonzalez – Cal Poly Pomona 

Patricia Martinez de Sanchez – Loyola Marymount University 

Desiree Pacheco – IESE Business School 

Florencio F. Portocarrero – University of California Irvine 

Call for Nominations: 2021 OMT Doctoral Student Consortium

2021 OMT Doctoral Student Consortium

Academy of Management Annual Meeting
August 4th, 2021

Organizers:

Santi Furnari, City University of London

Michel Anteby, Boston University

Call for Nominations

Nomination Deadline: (Revised) May 29th, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) division will once again hold a virtual Doctoral Student Consortium as part of the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. This year the consortium will be scheduled on a dedicated “consortium day” on Wednesday August 4th, 2021.

The goal of this consortium is to orient doctoral students who are broadly interested in organizations and management as they enter the final phase of their doctoral programs. It helps prepare them for the job market and plan future careers. We aim to help students make the most of their doctoral programs, advance and publish their research, find academic jobs, manage their early career and, perhaps most importantly, establish professional networks with colleagues who share their research interest.

The consortium will include a combination of the following (all on August 4th, 2021):

  1. Live panels/presentations (recorded for those who cannot attend live), followed by breakout room discussions;
  2. Live roundtable discussions around research and teaching via breakout rooms;
  3. Randomly assigned café or drink chat sessions.

Close to 30 faculty members have confirmed their participation in this event. Many have been editors for leading journals and won prestigious research and teaching awards. They represent a range of career levels and geographies and will provide diverse perspectives. The roster includes:

·       Christine Beckman, USC
·       Sekou Bermiss, UNC Chapel Hill
·       Emily Block, University of Alberta
·       Raina Brands, London Business School
·       Daisy Chung, City University of London
·       Charlotte Cloutier, HEC Montreal
·       Lisa Cohen, McGill University
·       Joep Cornelissen, RSM Erasmus University
·       Gregoire Croidieu, EMLyon
·       Rodolphe Durand, HEC Paris
·       Karen Golden-Biddle, Boston University
·       Patrick Haack, HEC Lausanne
·       Heather Haveman, UC Berkeley
·       Greta Hsu, UC Davis
·       Dennis Jancsary, WU Vienna
·       Heeyon Kim, Cornell University
·       Rajiv Kozhikode, Simon Fraser University
·       Mukta Kulkarni, IIM Bangalore
·       Ko Kuwabara, INSEAD Singapore
·       Massimo Maoret, IESE
·       Kamal Munir,  University of Cambridge
·       Andrew Nelson, University of Oregon
·       Amandine Ody-Brasier, Yale University
·       Andrea Prado, INCAE
·       Erica Salvaj, Universidad del Desarrollo
·       Adina Sterling, Stanford GSB
·       Danqing Wang, HKUST
·       Shipeng Yan, Hong Kong City University
·      Tammar Zilber, Hebrew University

The consortium is designed to allow for high levels of faculty-student interaction. In order to maintain a high faculty/student ratio, space for this consortium remains limited. Interested students must be nominated by their schools and must be OMT members (either already or by joining now).

Doctoral programs should limit their nominations to one applicant. Universities with multiple departments seeking to send students should coordinate their nominations. Preference will be given to those students who have progressed to the dissertation stage and are either on, or considering being on, the job market in the coming year.

Several waivers of the AOM conference’s registration fees and stipends are available to support students who are interested in applying but lack budget/resources from their schools or otherwise. The revised nomination deadline is May 22, 2021

Nomination Instructions

Nominations should be submitted by the department representative who nominates the student via this online form.

As specified in the online form, nominations should include basic information about the nominated student (name, e-mail address and university affiliation) and also: 1) a confirmation that the student is (or will become) a member of the OMT division; 2) a confirmation that the student will complete doctoral coursework and comprehensive exams (or equivalent) by August 1, 2021.

In addition, the following three supporting documents should be uploaded via the online form:

  1. A brief letter from a faculty member providing a general appraisal of the nominee, including an assessment of the nominee’s progress toward a dissertation defense, expected defense date, and subject of dissertation;
  2. The nominee’s CV (including contact information, research and teaching interests, publications, and/or working papers);
  3. A 3-5 page summary of a research project on which the nominee would like to receive feedback.

Additional information about the OMT Doctoral Consortium will be available on the AOM program website closer to the date of the event.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact the OMT Doctoral Consortium co-organizers:

Santi Furnari, City University of London

Michel Anteby, Boston University

We look forward to seeing you virtually at AOM!

Santi Furnari & Michel Anteby

Call for Unpublished or Recently Published Studies for Meta-analysis on Personality, Intelligence, Physical Size, and Social Status

Michael Grosz, Robbie van Aert, and Mitja Back are currently conducting a meta-analysis on correlations of personality traits, cognitive abilities, physical size (e.g., height) with social status (including social influence, attention, admiring respect, popularity, and leadership emergence).

They would be very grateful if you could e-mail unpublished or recently published studies and data to meta@uni-muenster.de. You can find further information and the inclusion criteria at https://osf.io/3r9h4/.

Call for Participants: International Labour Process Conference 2021: Security in Work? The workplace after COVID-19

Registration for the virtual ILPC 2021 is now open. The conference takes place on April 12-14, and the deadline for registration is April 7. You can access the registration page here https://tinyurl.com/4a449kl6 or on our website www.ilpc.org.uk. Registration is essential to be able to have access to the conference platform so please make sure you register as soon as possible. 

The theme of the conference will be Security in Work? The workplace after COVID-19

Recognising that the workplace will not be the same place after COVID-19, the Conference plenaries will focus upon the (re)organisation of work following the pandemic and the prospect of future waves. More information about the plenary speakers.

Conference Events

Doctoral Workshop: In the morning of the 12th of April, we will be organising a highly interactive workshop, which offers a space to enhance understanding about the scope and development of labour process research and to reflect on academic career goals. The workshop will include discussions and the programme will be announced soon. 

Book Launch: We are organising a session for the launch of ‘The Political Economy of the Work in the Global South’ with the editors Anita Hammer and Adam Fishwick. 
The direct link to ‘The Political Economy of Work in the Global South’ is here: https://tinyurl.com/h5t6srft a free sample chapter is available here: https://tinyurl.com/yxry2bxf

New Journal Launch: There will also be a journal launch introducing Work in the Global Economy with new Editors in Chief Prof. Sian Moore, University of Greenwich, UK and Prof. Kirsty Newsome, University of Sheffield, UK. More information about the journal is available here: https://tinyurl.com/rrasjxyd

Call for Participants: The Medici Summer School in Management Studies

The Medici Summer School in Management Studies
Bologna, June 14-June 18, 2021

We are pleased to announce the organization of the 13th edition of the Medici Summer School in Management Studies for doctoral students and young researchers which will be held in Bologna, June 14-June 18, 2021. The school is organized and sponsored by Bologna Business School (University of Bologna), HEC Paris (Society and Organizations Research Center and the HEC Foundation), and MIT Sloan School.

The Summer School is designed to promote doctoral education and research organization theory and related fields (economic sociology, management studies, strategy) and contribute to the development of enlightened practice in the management of business organizations. The Summer School is a unique educational program for qualified doctoral students interacting with thought leaders in the management field who will share their knowledge and wisdom on frontier research topics.

The title of the 2021 edition is:

Cooperation in organizing and innovating

The Summer School combines lectures and research seminars by international scholars with an active engagement of participant students. Confirmed faculty members:

  • Delia Baldassarri (NYU)
  • Emilio Castilla (MIT)
  • Gino Cattani (NYU)
  • Rodolphe Durand (HEC Paris)
  • Alessandro Lomi (University of Italian Switzerland in Lugano)
  • Simone Ferriani (University of Bologna & City, University of London)
  • Claudine Gartenberg (The Wharton School)
  • Ray Reagans (MIT Sloan)
  • Arnout van de Rijt (European University Institute)
  • Ezra Zuckerman (MIT)

The school will be convened online by Bologna Business School. However, if it looks possible to convene at least some portion of the faculty and students in person, a blended approach could be contemplated (any in-person component would be in Bologna).

Application procedure           

Applications are welcome from current Ph.D. students in Management, Strategy, Organization Theory, Economic Sociology, and related disciplines from universities worldwide. Students for the Summer School will be selected in accordance with the quality of their doctoral curricula, research interests, and application materials.  Applications from students who have completed at least two years of doctoral training will be considered, with preference given to those who have satisfied their course requirements and exams but have not yet embarked on their dissertation research.  Applications from post-docs will also be considered.
 
There is no application or participation fee.

The deadline for applications is March 30th, 2021. Admitted candidates will be notified by April 25. A waiting list of other candidates will be established.

Full program and application details can be found at:

https://www.bbs.unibo.eu/xiii-medici-summer-school/

or

https://www.hec.edu/en/news-room/13th-edition-medici-summer-school-cooperation-organizing-and-innovating

Call for Applications: The Warwick Summer School on Practice and Process Studies

2021 Warwick Summer School on Practice and Process Studies:
Pushing the Boundaries of Sociomateriality

Including Beginners’ Introduction to Practice and Process Theory

University of Warwick, 27th – 29th July 2021
Co-directors: Katharina Dittrich, Mira Slavova and Matt Hurst

The 9th Warwick Summer School aims to convene scholars interested in practice and process studies in an open and multi-disciplinary learning community characterized by dialogue, discussion, and joint exploration. The Summer School is designed for scholars with an advanced understanding of practice and process theories. The three days will consider the state-of-the-art of practice, process and routines studies (2 days) and how practice and process studies can push the boundaries of understandings of sociomateriality (1 day). The event will take place online. If government restrictions allow a one-day physical meeting may take place for local participants (To be confirmed by mid-April). ​

Beginners’ Introduction to Practice and Process Theory, Online (BST), 21st July 2021

A one-day introductory session is available to all scholars new to the field and interested in better understanding the potential of practice and process theory for their research. No prior experience is required. ​

State-of-the-art Understandings

During the first two days the program of the 2021 Warwick Summer School will cover the latest advancements in thinking about and the doing of practice and process studies. Attendees will have the opportunity to share manuscripts, research proposals, and progress reports during ‘research clinics’ and receive feedback on their work from seasoned faculty including:​

Davide Nicolini, Warwick Business School​
Katharina Dittrich, Warwick Business School​
Mira Slavova, Warwick Business School​
Jorgen Sandberg, University of Queensland & Warwick Business School​
Hari Tsoukas, University of Cyprus & Warwick Business School 

2021 Theme: Pushing the Boundaries of Sociomateriality

Each summer school we explore a field and where it could head in the future. This year our keynote speaker Wanda Orlikowski (MIT Sloan School of Management) will share her views on the current state of the field of sociomateriality and what new directions might be possible in future cutting-edge research. For example, we will reflect on how to move beyond notions of entanglement and imbrication and what emerging ideas will help to drive theorizing forward. François Cooren (Université de Montréal) will present a provocation to the field and examine how we can stop automatically associating matter to something that can be touched or seen, that is, something tangible or visible. He will present ideas on how a focus on processes of materialization can move beyond notions of entanglement and imbrication.

2021 Beginners Introduction to Practice and Process Theory, Online (BST), 21st July 2021

We’re pleased to offer a ‘beginners introduction’ for those new to practice and process studies. The interactive one-day program is designed for early-stage PhD students or early career scholars interested in adopting a practice, process or routines lens in their research. It will offer a foundational understanding of relevant theories and their applicability to empirical research. The faculty will include:​

Davide Nicolini, Warwick Business School​
Katharina Dittrich, Warwick Business School​
Jorgen Sandberg, University of Queensland & Warwick Business School 

Warwick Practice Fellowship: We offer a free place at the Summer School and Beginners’ Introduction for scholars who are affiliated with an institution outside of Europe, North America, Australasia or East Asia, or who are resident there. We are looking to support scholars who document practices in non-traditional settings.​

Applications: Please include in your application a personal statement about your research and the reasons for attending the summer school. Please indicate if you are planning on attending the ‘research clinics’ and/ or if you would like to be considered for the Warwick Practice Fellowship.​

Option 1: 2021 Beginners’ Introduction to Practice and Process Theory; 21st July 2021

Online participation in the one-day event – £29 fee

Option 2: 2021 Warwick Summer School; 27th– 29th July 2021

Online participation in the three-day event. Access to all sessions.​

For the optional physical gathering tbd – £89 fee

Option 3: 2021 Warwick Summer School & Beginners’ Introduction (Option available to advanced attendees only)​

Online participation in both the Summer School and the Beginners’ Introduction – £118 fee

Applications

2021 Beginners Introduction to Practice and Process Theory application

2021 Warwick Summer School; 27-29 July 2021 application*​​

* Link includes options to express interest in taking part in a local physical gathering, if possible, and to indicate interest in participating in the advanced Summer School and beginners’ day

Deadline, 15th March 2021

Call for Participants: AOM OMT Virtual Cafe: Sociology PhDs Navigating the Business School Job Market

OMT Virtual Cafe: Soc PhDs Navigating B-School Job Market

Date and time: August 14th 10AM ET

To receive the Zoom link, please fill out this form.

How can Sociology PhDs successfully navigate B-School job market?  Join this Virtual OMT Cafe to explore this question with a group of young scholars who have made the transition.

Confirmed participants: Pedro Aceves (PhD in Soc., Univ of Chicago), Tunde Cserpes (PhD in Soc., Univ of Illinois, Chicago), Daphne Demetry (PhD in Soc., Northwestern), Sharon Koppman (PhD in Soc., Univ of Arizona), Trevor Young-Hyman (PhD in Soc., Univ of Wisconsin-Madison), LT Zhang (PhD in Soc., Harvard). 

Organizer: Elena Obukhova (PhD in Soc., Univ of Chicago).

Funded Research Opportunity: The Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence Project

See below a message from OOW member Philip Cohen:

Here is a funded research opportunity for sociologists. I’m happy to discuss this with anyone who is interested in conducting replications. Or contact the organizers directly. – Philip Cohen, pnc@umd.edu

The Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence project (SCORE) is looking for researchers to help conduct secondary data replications of claims published in leading social-behavioral sciences journals between 2009-2018. There are two different ways to participate in this project:

· Identify and prepare datasets that provide independent evidence about a claim found in this spreadsheet. Researchers will receive $2,000 for each dataset they prepare. The claims that are not already highlighted should be prioritized. The first step is to complete a data proposal following this template, which should be submitted to Andrew or Anna at COS.

· Analyze a dataset provided to you. Researchers will receive $1,000 for each dataset they analyze. The list of studies available for analysis is here. Any project not highlighted is still available, and this list will be continually updated as more datasets become available. Researchers should contact Andrew or Anna at COS when they’ve identified a project they’d like to serve as a data analyst for.

Philip N. Cohen
Department of Sociology
2112 Art-Sociology Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
pnc@umd.edu
philipncohen.com
@familyunequal
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Call for Participants: Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop

Register now for the 19th semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations writing workshop. This summer’s workshop will be held virtually over Zoom on Friday, July 31st. To register for the workshop, email Sharla Alegria (sharla.alegria@utoronto.ca), Ethel Mickey (emickey@umass.edu) or Melissa Abad (mabad2@stanford.edu). 

The overall schedule for the day will be:

Session 1 : 10am – 1pm ET/7am-10am PT

Session 2: 1pm-4pm ET/10am-1pm PT

(Option to join one or both sessions!)

Break: 4pm-5pm ET/ 1-2pm PT

Feminist Salo(o)n: 5-6:30pm ET/2-3:30pm PT (Moderated Conversation on Feminist Futures in Gender, Professions, and Organizations will start at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT)

 Dear Colleagues and Friends,

 The 19th semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place virtually, using Zoom, from 10:00am (ET)/7am (PT) to 6:30pm (ET)/3:30pm (PT) on Friday, July 31, 2020. Originally a workgroup of sociologists doing research on gender and academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, and organizational transformations to promote gender equality, the workshop now includes scholars of gender, professions, and organizations. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about the range of work that attendees are doing, to connect with others over mutual research interests, and to write “on site” together.

For many of us who have been involved in the past, the writing workshop is a valuable space for networking, community building, and intellectual exchange around collaborative work–all of the things that are hardest to replicate in a virtual environment. We’ve worked to create a format for an online workshop that, we think, will allow us to continue the spirit of the writing workshop and foster community around sociological scholarship of gender, professions, and organizations (using digital tools). We encourage new and returning participants. If you’ve never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back! 

The day will be organized as two writing sessions: each independent session will include time to learn about each other and our work, and time for writing on your own. The workshop will conclude with a joint social event–it’s a sort of structured happy hour we’re calling a “Feminist Salo(o)n.” Because we are trying to accommodate participants in different time zones, all working from home with various other work and care commitments, we encourage participants to join for one or both writing sessions and to take breaks throughout the day as demands arise. The final part of the workshop brings us back together for the “Feminist Salo(o)n” for a brief discussion of the day and a moderated conversation with scholars we are excited to hear from about the current state and future of sociological research in the area of gender, professions, and organizations. We’ll keep the conversation active with multiple modes for inclusive participation and space for broader discussion. 

All interested sociological scholars working in the area of gender, professions, and organizations are welcome to join. Send an email to Sharla Alegria (sharla.alegria@utoronto.ca), Ethel Mickey (emickey@umass.edu), of Melissa Abad (mabad2@stanford.edu) by July 24th to register.   

Best,

Summer 2020 Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop Co-Organizers

Ethel Mickey (Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Massachusetts Amherst, ADVANCE)

Melissa Abad (Research Associate, Stanford University, VMWare Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab)

Elizabeta Shifrin (PhD Student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Sharla Alegria (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto) 

Rodica Lisnic (Lecturer, University of Arkansas)

Kathrin Zippel (Professor, Northeastern University)

Laura Kramer (Professor Emerita, Montclair State University)

Former organizers: Christina Falci, Laura Hirshfield, Julia McQuillan, and Enobong Hannah (Anna) Branch, Shauna Morimoto