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AOM PNP Division Call for Papers: Boston 2019

Program Chair: Amy E. SmithUniversity of Massachusetts Boston; AmyE.Smith@umb.edu

The Public and Nonprofit (PNP) Division of the Academy of Management brings together organizational scholars worldwide dedicated towards creating and disseminating knowledge about how to improve the effectiveness of government and nonprofit organizations. We pay special attention to how the distinctive qualities of the public and nonprofit sectors influence the behavior, management and organizational processes of government and nonprofit organizations.

The theme for the 2019 Conference is “Understanding the Inclusive Organization” and focuses on building our knowledge of the creation, operation, and consequences of inclusive organizations.  We encourage members to submit papers and proposals that addresses questions such as: What are the characteristics of inclusive organizations? What are the effects of inclusion on employee, organizational, or societal outcomes? How do institutional or societal contexts impact organizational inclusiveness? Do the meaning and import of inclusion differ across stakeholder groups? Papers that bridge the fields of public policy and public and nonprofit management and focus on the role of government and nonprofit organizations in building inclusiveness in organizations, communities, and society will be given priority.

All topics relevant to the PNP Division’s core mission are also welcome. Our members study a variety of important topics including, but not limited to, bureaucratic politics and decision making, cross-sector collaboration and networks, design and delivery of public services, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, government procurement, human capital management, innovation and organizational change, leadership, management of humanitarian and international organizations, motivation and performance of employees, strategic planning and management, social entrepreneurship, and transparency and accountability of public and nonprofit organizations.

The Division encourages and welcomes diverse research methods and approaches including the use of ethnographic studies, laboratory and field experiments, survey research, simulation and systems dynamics modeling, and textual/natural language processing.

Instructions for Submission.  Complete papers and proposals for panels and symposia must be submitted by 5pm (ET), Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Only electronic submissions through the AOM submission system will be accepted.  Submissions that do not follow the AOM guidelines will not be accepted. The submission will open late November at http://aom.org/annualmeeting/submission/.

PNP Division Awards.  Conference submissions are eligible for the following PNP Awards:

** Charles J. Levine Award for the Best Conference Paper

** Best Doctoral Student Conference Paper Award

** Carlo Masini Award for innovative scholarship in public and/or nonprofit management

The PNP Division is also home to the following awards which will be announced at the Academy of Management Meeting in Boston, MA at the PNP Business Meeting:

** Best Book Award, from published works of the last three years

** Best Article Award for publications in the previous calendar year

** Keith G. Provan Award for significant contributions to public management research

** Best Doctoral Dissertation Award

** Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory Top Reviewer Award

For more information on the awards and nomination processes please see the PNP Division’s website. Questions and comments should be addressed to the PNP Division’s 2019 Program Chair, Amy E. Smith, University of Massachusetts Boston, AmyE.Smith@umb.edu.

Welcome to Chicago!

Dear PNP Division Members,

Welcome to Chicago!

Below are some highlighted events from our PNP program over these next few days at the 2018 AOM meeting. Mark your calendars for these events and take a look in the online AoM program for the full set of PNP event listings at: https://my.aom.org/program2018/.

PNP Business Meeting
Sunday, Aug 12 2018 from 4:00PM – 5:30PM at the Marriott Chicago Downtown – Magnificent Mile in Belmont Avenue Ballroom. All Academy attendees are welcome to join us for our PNP Division awards and announcements.

PNP Social
Sunday, Aug 12 2018 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at Marriott Chicago Downtown – Magnificent Mile in Kane. Join us for collegiality, snacks and drinks.

PNP Plenary Session
#metoo: Organizational and Individual Responses in the Academy. Program Session: 1022 | Sponsor(s): (PNP). Monday, Aug 13 2018 9:45AM – 11:15AM at Marriott Chicago Downtown – Magnificent Mile in Chicago D
The Plenary will focus on the Me Too Movement and discuss organizational and individual responses to sexual harassment in the workplace. The speakers are Sandra Archibald (Dean, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington), Maria D’Agostino (Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice), Eden King (Associate Professor, Rice University), Brint Milward (Director, School of Government, University of Arizona), and Justin Tinkler (Associate Professor, University of Georgia).

Symposia
1)  Design-Based Research That Supports Innovation: Theoretical and Practical Considerations Program Session: 910 | Sponsor(s): (PNP, ODC) Monday, Aug 13 2018 from 8:00AM – 9:30AM at Marriott Chicago Downtown – Magnificent Mile in Armitage Avenue Ballroom

2) Enabling Volunteers and Stakeholders to Improve People’s Lives: What Can Organizations Do? Program Session: 1466 | Sponsor(s): (PNP, OB) Monday, Aug 13 2018 from 4:45PM – 6:15PM at Marriott Chicago Downtown – Magnificent Mile in Kansas City

3) Towards a Theory of Refugee Entrepreneurship Program Session: 1795 | Sponsor(s): (ENT, SIM, PNP) Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 from 11:30AM – 1:00PM at Hyatt Regency Chicago in Soldier Field

4) Unpacking the Relationship between Public Service Contracts and Provider Behavior Program Session: 1862 | Sponsor(s): (PNP) Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 from 11:30AM – 1:00PM at Marriott Chicago Downtown – Magnificent Mile in Chicago B

5) Change at the Micro, Meso, and Macro Levels: Connecting Across Research in US Public Education Program Session: 1959 | Sponsor(s): (ODC, PNP) Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 from 1:15PM – 2:45PM at Hyatt Regency Chicago in Acapulco

6) Employment Relations as Drivers of Social Mission Program Session: 2086 | Sponsor(s): (PNP) Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 from 3:00PM – 4:30PM at Marriott Chicago Downtown – Magnificent Mile in Chicago B

7) Understanding the Processes Elevating Psychological Well-Being of Employees in Organizations Program Session: 2087 | Sponsor(s): (PNP) Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 from 3:00PM – 4:30PM at Marriott Chicago Downtown – Magnificent Mile in Kansas City

We look forward to seeing everyone in Chicago!

Best wishes,

Your PNP Division Leadership

Congratulations to our newly elected Leadership Team!

DIVISION CHAIR
Deneen Hatmaker, University of Connecticut

DIVISION PROGRAM CHAIR
Amy E. Smith, UMass Boston

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBER
Chris Silvia, Brigham Young University

CHAIR, BEST ARTICLE AWARD COMMITTEE
Alicia Schatteman, Northern Illinois University

CHAIR, BEST BOOK AWARD COMMITTEE
Robert M. Yawson, Quinnipiac University

CHAIR, BEST DISSERTATION AWARD COMMITTEE
Justin Michael Stritch, Arizona State University

Please join me in thanking all of the people who volunteered to be on the ballot and also in congratulating the new officers.

Thank you,

Rob Christensen, Past-Chair PNP Division

Apply to the AOM 2018 SIM/ONE/PNP Junior Faculty Consortium!

The SIM-ONE-PNP Junior Faculty Consortium (JFC) is an annual event that provides an opportunity for early career faculty members and postdocs who are members of the Social Issues in Management (SIM), Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE), and/or the Public and Nonprofit (PNP) divisions to network with senior faculty members and develop their research ideas. This year, the JFC is scheduled for Saturday, August 11th from 8AM to 1PM (to be confirmed).

We have an outstanding group of senior faculty, now all we need is you! The event is over-subscribed each year. We encourage you to apply early. We also invite Deans, Department Chairs, and other senior or junior faculty to nominate their colleagues.

The senior faculty who will join us this year are:

Mario Aquino Alves
Mike Barnett
Deborah Blackman
Andy Crane
Tina Dacin
Scott Ensign
Dror Etzion
Jean-Pascal Gond
Anatoliy Gruzd
Tobias Hahn
Irene Henriques
Markus Höllerer
Dev Jennings
Clare Keliher
Adela McMurray
Jeremy Moon
Judy Muthuri
Guido Palazzo
Jonatan Pinkse
Kathleen Rehbein
Andreas Scherer
Sanjay Sharma
Laura Spence
André Spicer
Gail Whiteman

Application Process

  • You must be in the first five years of your employment as a faculty member or in a postdoctoral position
  • An application including a short CV and a long abstract of a working paper (not more than 5 pages) is required by April 30th. Please send your application to José Carlos Marques, jc.marques@telfer.uottawa.ca (CC: Nolywé Delannon, nolywe.delannon@fsa.ulaval.ca).

We expect about 30 participants. We will inform the applicants by June 30th.

The organizers for this year’s consortium are: José Carlos Marques and Nolywé Delannon (SIM); Garima Sharma (ONE); Deborah E. de Lange (PNP).

The lead sponsor is the SIM Division. Please email any questions/ comments to José Carlos Marques, jc.marques@telfer.uottawa.ca (CC: Nolywé Delannon, nolywe.delannon@fsa.ulaval.ca).

AOM PNP Division Call for Papers: Chicago 2018


The Public and Nonprofit (PNP) Division of the Academy of Management brings together organizational scholars worldwide dedicated creating and disseminating knowledge about how to improve the effectiveness of government and nonprofit organizations. We pay special attention to how the distinctive qualities of the public and nonprofit sectors influence the behavior, management and organizational processes of government and nonprofit organizations.

The theme for the 2018 Conference is “Improving Lives” and focuses on the question: How can organizations contribute to the betterment of society through elevating the health and well-being of those who live in it. We encourage members to submit papers and proposals that addresses this question. Papers that bridge the fields of public policy and public and nonprofit management and focus on the role of government and nonprofit organizations in improving the health and well-being of disadvantaged groups, communities, and regions will be given higher priority.

All topics relevant to the PNP Division’s core mission are also welcome. Our members study a variety of important topics including, but are not limited to, bureaucratic politics and decision making, cross-sector collaboration and networks, design and delivery of public services, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, government procurement, human capital management, innovation and organizational change, leadership, management of humanitarian and international organizations, motivation and performance of employees, strategic planning and management, social entrepreneurship, and transparency and accountability of public and nonprofit organizations.

The Division encourages and welcomes diverse research methods and approaches including the use of ethnographic studies, laboratory and field experiments, survey research, simulation and systems dynamics modeling, and textual/natural language processing.

Instructions for Submission
Complete papers and proposals for panels and symposia must be submitted by 5pm (ET), Monday, January 9, 2018. Only electronic submissions through the AOM submission system will be accepted.  Submissions that do not follow the AOM guidelines will not be accepted. The submission system opens on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

PNP Division Awards 
Conference submissions are eligible for the following PNP Awards:

  • Charles J. Levine Award for the Best Conference Paper
  • Best Doctoral Student Conference Paper Award
  • Carlo Masini Award for innovative scholarship in public and/or nonprofit management The PNP Division is also home to the following awards which will be announced at the Academy of Management Meeting in Chicago, IL at the PNP Business Meeting:
  • Best Book Award, from published works of the last three years
  • Best Article Award for publications in the previous calendar year
  • Keith G. Provan Award for significant contributions to public management research
  • Best Doctoral Dissertation Award
  • Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory Top Reviewer Award

For more information on the awards and nomination processes please see the Award’s section of the PNP Division’s website. Questions and comments should be addressed to the PNP Division’s 2018 Program Chair, Russell S. Hassan, The Ohio State University, hassan.125@osu.edu.