Call for Scholarly Program Submissions: Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC)

Program Chair: Naomi B. RothmanLehigh University, College of

The Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division (MOC) Division invites symposium and paper submissions for the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia from 7-11 August 2020. The MOC division is devoted to understanding individual, relational, and collective cognition in organizational contexts. MOC is open to, and provides developmental support for, a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches to studying managerial and organizational cognition.

Specific Domain: MOC encourages ideas at (and across) all levels of analysis that might speak to, but are not restricted to: social construction, culture and cognition, the nature and role of mental models and representations, judgment and decision making, attribution processes, individual differences, non-conscious forms of cognition (e.g., intuition), cognitive institutionalism, emotion, ideology, identity / identification, image, reputation, sensemaking / meaning making, symbols and artifacts, categorization, knowledge creation and management, individual learning, organizational learning and memory, and communities of practice.

Special Instructions: We are especially interested in encouraging innovative symposium submissions as they provide attendees the opportunity explore the connections between papers around a common theme, particular issues, or questions. The MOC division encourages submissions from doctoral students, and celebrates cross-level theorizing, methodological diversity, and linkages between theory and practice. We also encourage scholars to think about this year’s Academy theme “20/20: Broadening Our Sight”, when preparing their submissions. If you have questions about the appropriateness of your submission for MOC, please feel free to contact the Program Chair. The Submission Center closes on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time).

Reviewing for MOC: The MOC community consistently provides high quality, developmental feedback to submitters. In order to continue this, we need your support. Please  sign up to review for the MOC division in early December 2019. Your reviewer assignment will be based on the keywords that you indicate are your areas of expertise. We are grateful for your willingness to volunteer and contribute to the program in this important way.

MOC Division Awards: The MOC Division honors the following: (a) Best Paper submitted to MOC, (b) Best Student-Led Paper (the paper may be co-authored, but the student must be the first author), (c) Best Symposium, (d) Best Submission with Practical Implications, (e) Best Reviewers, and (f) Most Innovative papers of the year are presented at Tuesday Coolness in “data blitzes”. Best Paper, Symposium Awards, and Innovative Papers presented at Tuesday Coolness are selected by panels of MOC scholars. Reviewer Awards are selected based on author feedback and reviews.