ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (OCIS)

Program Chair: Marco Marabelli, Bentley University, marco@bentley.edu
2021 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions


Specific Domain: The Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) promotes an interdisciplinary approach to further the understanding of the behavioral, social, and economic processes at the intersection of communication, technology, and organizing. OCIS emphasizes communication topics that reflect changes in the contemporary nature of work enabled through the use of mainstream and emerging technologies and systems. It constitutes a vibrant, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating community, open to scholars from a wide range of disciplines, theoretical frameworks, and research methods, who are conducting novel and cutting-edge research based on rigorous and creative scholarship. Major topics of interest integrate some combination of communication, technology, and organizing and include: artificial intelligence; changing nature of work; computational and data science; knowledge work on digital platforms; digital transformation; distributed and virtual work; IT diffusion and infrastructure; new organizational forms such as global teams, online communities, and digital social networks; organizational change; organizational design and strategy; organizational innovation; platform governance; processes of digitalization; the quantified self; sharing economy; user-generated content and social media. OCIS: Come for the research, stay for the network!

OCIS invites the submission of innovative empirical or conceptual papers and symposia on all themes of interest to the Academy that touch on information systems and/or organizational communication. Topics that are oriented to the 2021 All-Academy theme of " Bringing the Manager Back in Management.” are especially encouraged (read the All-Academy call for papers here).

Specific topics of interest (OCIS division) include, but are not limited to: the double-edged role of technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic; technological advances and the gig economy; digital technologies and their impacts on participatory organizational processes and structures; intergroup dynamics in online contexts; how digital innovation contributes to inclusive business approaches; how sharing platforms contribute to access to information and resources; ethical and societal consequences of the design and deployment of automated systems (AI/ML, algorithms etc.). OCIS welcomes interdisciplinary research that focuses on the role of technologies for organizations networks and the broader society and supports a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, research methods, and data.

Division Awards:   Division awards will be given for best program paper, best interactive paper, best student paper, best reviewer and best associate editor. The Gerardine DeSanctis Dissertation Award will also be presented at the 2019 meeting. The award, inaugurated by the OCIS division at the 2007 Annual Meeting, is open to solo-authored papers based on a dissertation completed within the past three years (see the OCIS Division website at https://ocis.aom.org/ for more details). The winner of the DeSanctis Award will be automatically nominated for the Academy-wide William H. Newman Award. The OCIS Division will also nominate one paper for the Academy-wide Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award (see the Orientation and Awards section in the submission guidelines for more details). In addition to these program-related awards, an award will be given for the best paper published by an OCIS member during 2019. Finally, the division may award one or more Lifetime Service awards.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 12 January 2021 at 17:00 (5 pm) ET (NY Time)

The Academy of Management Conference will be held online, 30 July – 3 August 2021

Marco Marabelli
2021 OCIS Program Chair

 

Annual Meeting
Key Dates

2021 Annual Meeting

  • Papers available for viewing: through 31 October 2021

  • Sessions available for viewing: through 31 December 2021

2022 Annual Meeting
5-9 August

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