Call for Scholarly Program Submissions: Human Resources Division

Program Chair: David G. Collings, Dublin City University,

Specific Domain

The Human Resources Division is dedicated to understanding, identifying, and improving the effectiveness of HR practices to facilitate organizational competitiveness nationally or internationally, encourage individual growth and development, and enhance individual performance, work-related attitudes, and well-being. The Division emphasizes the study of human capital and HR management practices at the individual, group, organizational, societal, and cross-cultural levels of analysis and their impact on outcomes critical to the organization, its employees and their representatives, and all its stakeholders (whether future, present, or past). Major topics include a broad spectrum of issues pertaining to the recruitment, selection, allocation, development, utilization, evaluation, compensation, and retention of people as resources in work organizations and pertaining to the employment relationship.

Special Instructions

The HR Division encourages both empirical and theoretical submissions. Furthermore, we encourage submissions that are consistent with the Division's on-going interest in research that bridges the science/practice gap, addresses any of the above HR related topics or international HR issues, and/or concerns the conference theme for 2020: "20/20: Broadening our Sight". As highlighted by the theme, the most pressing challenges in the 21st century are directly or indirectly related to management and organizations. These include, conflict, discrimination, corruption, wellbeing, economic opportunity and equality, and climate change. However, producing actionable knowledge to address these challenges is limited by dichotomies that stand in the way. Examples of these dichotomies include embracing micro or macro theories and research, using qualitative or quantitative methods, focusing on knowledge creation or knowledge dissemination, emphasizing research or teaching, highlighting rigor or relevance, and the like. The theme of the meeting recognizes that these barriers often prevent us from creating and sharing knowledge that would create value for individuals, organizations, society, and our own profession and challenge the Academy to explore these important questions.

HR scholars should be well-positioned to examine these important questions in ways which bridge these dichotomies and additionally offer actionable insights for addressing many of these challenges. We encourage submitters of scholarly papers and symposia to consider, yet not be bound by, this year's conference theme. Please see more details about the theme here.

In preparing their papers, we also encourage authors to consider including a few example discussion questions that could be asked of audience members, should the paper be accepted for presentation. This could appear in the Discussion section of the paper.

Paper and Symposia Submissions

Both Scholarly Papers and Symposium submissions will be considered for the Scholarly Program. Details of the requirements for each session type (paper versus symposium) are outlined in the Scholarly Submission Guidelines. Keep in mind that developing and submitting symposia (including panel discussions) with broad appeal to 3 divisions increases the chance of having your symposium accepted. When submitting your paper, please also remember to sign up to review for the HR Division.

Submission Process

Submissions for the HR Division Scholarly Program for 2020 should be through the AOM Submission Center. The Submission Center will open early December 2019. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). Earlier submissions are encouraged. Note that there is limited space on the scholarly program; consequently, not all submissions will be accepted.

Division Awards

Awards include: Scholarly Achievement Award, Innovative Teaching Award, Early Career Achievement Award, Best Dissertation Award, International HRM Scholarly Research Award, Best Convention Paper Award, Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award, Best Student Convention Paper Award, Herbert Heneman Jr. Career Achievement Award, SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grants Award, Distinguished HR Executive Award, and Employee Participation and Ownership Award. This year we launch two new awards for the best convention paper and best student convention paper focused on research at the intersection of HR and entrepreneurship.

More details on the eligibility criteria and the nomination process can be found on the HR Division website.