Program Chair: Rebecca Kehoe, Cornell University
2022 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

Seattle, WA On-Site Meeting Dates: Friday, August 5th through Tuesday, August 9th 2022

Virtual Meeting Dates: Thursday, August 4th through Wednesday, August 10th 2022

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 ongoing interest in research that bridges the science/practice gap and/or concerns the conference theme for 2022: "Creating a Better World Together". The theme calls on us to develop insights into the new and evolving normal for business organizations – specifically addressing questions related to how business organizations will adapt – and how stakeholders’ expectations for these organizations will continue to evolve – in the face of increasing concerns about environmental degradation, inequality, and poverty – all as the world continues to find its way through a global pandemic.  This year’s theme pushes us to dig into questions related to the distinct skills and capabilities that will be required of organizations, managers, and employees as we navigate a new normal; the opportunities for business organizations to engage with various stakeholders to anticipate and respond to issues of global concern; and the implications of the global pandemic, social unrest, and broader devastation brought on over last two years for how we think about the future of work. In sum, this year’s theme asks us what, where, how, when, and why will business organizations, managers, and stakeholders seek to adapt to what exists or create a world in which we will all be better off together?

HR scholars should be well-positioned to examine these important issues and 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 at:

Paper and Symposia Submissions
Both scholarly Papers and Symposium submissions will be considered for the scholarly program, which may again be intermingled with the PDW program over the full span of the conference. Details of the requirements for each submission type are outlined in the  Scholarly Submission Guidelines. It is anticipated that roughly 70% of accepted submissions will have the opportunity to be delivered on-site in-person, with the other 30% of submissions delivered virtually on the conference platform. A portion of on-site in-person sessions will also be streamed on the conference platform. Submitters will be asked to indicate whether they plan to attend the Annual Meeting (i.e., in-person, virtually, or undecided) when they submit. Keep in mind that developing symposia (including panel discussions) with broad appeal to 3 divisions increases the chance of having a symposium accepted. When submitting a paper, please also remember to sign up to review for the HR Division.

Submission Process
Submissions for the HR Division Scholarly Program for 2022 should be made through the AOM Submission Center. The submission system will open early December 2021. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday,  January 11, 2022at 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, Dave Ulrich Impact Award, and Employee Participation and Ownership Award, plus awards for the Best Convention Paper and Best Student Convention Paper focused on research at the intersection of HR and Entrepreneurship.

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