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Call for Papers -EAWOP Small Group Meeting - Counterproductive Work Behavior

  • 1.  Call for Papers -EAWOP Small Group Meeting - Counterproductive Work Behavior

    Posted 06-21-2021 18:02
    Call for papers - EAWOP Small Group Meeting Proposal
    Why people engage in counterproductive work behaviour and what can prevent this? Understanding the underlying psychological and social processes
    21-23 March 2022, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands1
    Our preference is to hold the SGM as a face to face meeting. However, this would depend upon COVID related restrictions in place at that time. Please await further updates.
    Roberta Fida (University of East Anglia, UK, r.fida@uea.ac.uk),
    Rosalind Searle (University of Glasgow, UK, rosalind.searle@glasgow.ac.uk)
    Deanne den Hartog (University of Amsterdam, NL, d.n.denhartog@uva.nl)

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    Conference Scope
    The aim of this Small Group Meeting (SGM) is to: (i) advance empirical and conceptual understanding of important processes underling the enactment of CWB; and (ii) bring together researchers, practitioners and policymakers to inform and set new agendas towards better means to detect, prevent, and mitigate CWB, and ameliorate their consequences with the ultimate aim to support the development of more fulfilling and ethical societies.

    This SGM seeks to explore the processes leading to CWB at micro (e.g., anger, moral disengagement, moral licensing), meso (e.g., group loyalty, authentic and (un)ethical leadership), and macro (e.g., organisational culture, policy) levels to enhance the means of mitigating and preventing the enactment as well as routinisation of CWB. This SGM aims to develop novel conceptual, empirical and methodological advances in our understanding of these behaviours through (but not limited to) the following questions:

    • How can we detect events leading up to the enactment of CWB before they become more serious and costly?
    • What role do emotions play in the enactment, diffusion and prevention of CWB?
    • How do the leader's characteristics and activities contribute to the development or mitigation of CWB?
    • What are the micro processes of moral disengagement and licensing that contribute to or ameliorate the enactment of CWB? Which additional mechanisms may play a role?
    • What are the group factors and processes that contribute to or mitigate the enactment of CWB?
    • What role do Human Resource Management policies and practices and other contextual factors play in amplifying or reducing the enactment of CWB?
    • How does CWB become routinised in social and organisational contexts? What can be done to stop "the rot" from spreading?
    • How can we better reduce the enactment of CWB at micro, meso and or macro levels? Which policies and practices can help there and what are the factors that could stop the "slippery slope" phenomenon?

    Meeting format, location and date
    The SGM will take place over three days with sessions organised thematically. The program will include academic research talks as well as practitioners/policy makers talk and poster sessions. Ample time will be provided for discussions and networking. In particular, the extended discussions planned at the end of each session will participants the space to co-generate questions and to discuss the next steps to bridge the gap between research, organisational practice, and policy. There will also be keynote presentations: Prof Celia Moore (Imperial College London, UK), Dr. Karen Renaud (Strathclyde University, UK).

    The format of this SGM (25 -30 participants) is designed to foster extensive discussions, constructive feedback as well as research collaboration around counterproductive work behaviour. The presentations will be selected through a competitive process, in which submissions are pre-screened by the organizing committee and then sent out for double blind peer-review. We are also planning to give two awards: one to the best Policy/Practitioner-focused Paper and one to the best Early Career Paper.

    Date and place of meeting
    The SGM will be hosted at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 21-23 March 2022. Our preference is to hold the SGM as a face to face meeting. However, this would depend upon COVID related restrictions in place at that time.
    Conference fees
    The conference fee is 100 EUR for all participants (reduced student fees is 50 EUR). This registration fee includes two lunches, all coffee breaks, a welcome reception and a conference dinner.
    Submission of abstracts
    Participants are invited to submit paper extended abstracts (up to 2,000 words) by November 15th, 2021 by sending an email to r.fida@uea.ac.uk. Submissions should include two documents: (1) Title page including all the authors details, and (2) Anonymised extended abstract to be structured as follows: purpose/contribution, design/methodology, results, limitations, implications, and originality/value. In the abstract, authors should also indicate how their paper fits the scope of the SGM. Submitted abstracts will be pre-screened and selected by the organizing committee following a blind peer-review procedure. Participants will have the opportunity to submit their work either as an oral or poster presentation and will be notified about the acceptance of their paper by December 15th, 2021.
    Special issue
    We are planning to submit a selection of the accepted papers for potential publication in a special issue of an academic journal, potentially the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (EJWOP). This will be discussed in more detail at the SGM.

    Roberta Fida
    Associate Professor
    University of East Anglia, Norwich Business School