Call for Abstracts:
15th ANNUAL PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS CONFERENCE
October 14th and 15th, 2022
The Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2022
We are pleased to invite submissions for the 15th Annual People and Organizations Conference at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
We are currently planning to run the conference in person, at the Wharton School, with options to participate online for those who cannot travel to Philadelphia. That said, we have learned a lot over the last two years about the limitations in our ability to predict the future. Whatever format we end up in, we are excited to invite submissions to the conference.
The purpose of the "People and Organizations" Conference is to bring attention to macro-level research on topics associated with work and employment. We aim to support the community of scholars from organization theory, industrial relations, economics, political science, sociology and strategy who share common interests and need a forum for interdisciplinary exchange.
Representative papers from past years have included studies exploring the effects of workplace practices on organizational performance, the causes and consequences of worker mobility, the nature of inequality within workplaces, the impact of gender and race on employment outcomes and careers, and the role of social networks in shaping employment outcomes. Human and social capital issues related to business strategy and performance have also become a common theme. We have a special interest in studies that relate to new developments in issues around work and employment.
Among topics of recent interest have been:
– New developments in work and employment relationships
– The effects of organizational employment practices on firm performance and worker outcomes
– The structure and determinants of careers in and across modern workplaces
– New insights on inequality and diversity in the workplace
If you are interested in participating in the conference, please submit your abstract here:
Your abstract should summarize your theoretical or empirical argument, discuss how it relates to the relevant literature and/or an extant debate, spell out the quantitative or qualitative methodology, if your paper is empirical, and highlight your key findings and/or the implications of your work. For empirical papers, a brief overview of at least preliminary results will help our process.
Submissions from all fields and disciplines are welcome. We are particularly seeking studies that have not yet been published nor accepted for publication. We are less interested in studies that have no empirical results, however, unless they are explicitly theoretical.
If the volume of past submissions is any guide, we are unlikely to be able to have everyone who submits an abstract present a paper in the roundtable.
Thanks for your interest in the conference!
Feel free to contact any of the members of the organizing committee with questions.
CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Matthew Bidwell, The Wharton School (MBidwell@wharton.upenn.edu)
Diane Burton, Cornell University (Burton@cornell.edu)
Peter Cappelli, The Wharton School (Cappelli@wharton.upenn.edu)
JR Keller, Cornell University (email@example.com)
Peter Sherer, University of Calgary (PSherer@ucalgary.ca)