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2021 Conference on Commitment

  • 1.  2021 Conference on Commitment

    Posted 23 days ago

         I will be hosting the 5th Conference on Commitment in 18 months (July, 2021). Please keep this opportunity in mind as you plan out your research agenda and conference travels. The submission deadline is this time next year, giving you ample opportunity to prepare an abstract. Details about the conference can be found below and on the conference website (http://u.osu.edu/fishercomconf/). Please consider submitting your work and attending the 2021 Conference on Commitment.


    2021 Conference on Commitment
    Cross-Level Influences and Effects
    July 26-28, 2021     Columbus, OH, USA

    The Conference on Commitment brings together a community of scholars interested in the phenomenon of commitment to share and discuss ideas and findings relating to the study of workplace commitments and the conference theme. The purpose of this conference is to advance the literature by promoting leading-edge thinking on all aspects and forms of commitment in organizational contexts regardless of level, bases, mindsets or targets (e.g., commitment to organizations – employing or other, people, teams, occupation, career, goals, change efforts, decisions, values, etc.)

    5th Conference on Commitment will be held just prior to the 2021 Academy of Management Conference with the theme of "Cross-Level Influences and Effects" (i.e., the influence of macro factors such as HR policies, organizational strategy, culture, politics, national culture, etc. on commitments and the effects of work commitments on macro outcomes such as team, organizational, societal outcomes). The conference will be a mix of invited (30%) and peer reviewed (70%) presentations. There will be a single track of presentations of a variety of lengths and formats. The small size of the conference promotes opportunities for informal interaction and dialogue among attendees to facilitate networking, collaboration, the sharing of ideas, and in-depth discussions.

    Individuals interested in presenting at the conference need to submit an abstract for consideration. Submitted proposals may be for a single paper presentation but other formats (e.g., debates, panel discussions, round table discussions, symposia of related papers) are welcome and encouraged. Submissions may address any aspect of commitment in organizational contexts with a preference given to papers that (a) advance the commitment literature by providing new insights, perspectives, or methodologies and/or (b) address the conference theme – Cross-Level Influences and Effects.

    For more information and detailed submission instructions, visit the conference web site at: http://u.osu.edu/fishercomconf or contact the conference organizer, Howard J. Klein, at klein.12@osu.edu or 1.614.292.0719.

    Howard Klein
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus OH
    (614) 292-0719