Careers Division Community Conference - Careers in Context:Theorizing in and about Turbulent Times

Starts:  Feb 14, 2020 8:00 AM (CET)
Ends:  Feb 15, 2020 5:00 PM (CET)
Associated with  Careers (CAR)
Scholarly interest in careers has been active since the rise of industrialization when, for the first time, social and occupational mobility became a central but problematic component of modern life. Organizational scholars working in the late 1970s produced seminal work on careers in organizations, which by the end of the 1980s had emerged as a multi-disciplinary field of study. However, at least since the early 1990s, scholars have recognized changes in the structure of organizational careers due to the emergence of new forms of work and organization. We are now well into what is often termed the fourth industrial revolution. Major events in the world economy, politics, and society provide new challenges, necessitating the development of new approaches to understanding careers at the nexus of individual, organizational, institutional, and national contexts.

The aim of this AOM Careers Division Community Conference is to present and develop high-quality research, foster extensive discussion, and bring multiple disciplinary perspectives together to focus on new and emerging issues, concepts, and theories in the area of careers studies, broadly conceived. We also seek to serve scholars dealing with career-related topics who find it difficult to attend the AOM annual meeting in August but who wish to present their research and connect with other members of the careers community. At the same time, scholars who normally attend the Annual AOM meetings are also very welcome to submit their research or workshop ideas and participate at the conference.

We are calling for proposals for presentations, symposia, and professional development workshops (PDW) at this AOM Careers Division Community Conference. We aim to attract topics across the whole field of careers research, and specifically with a focus on career topics related to turbulent times (e.g., economic crises, organizational re-structuring, immigration and refugee crises) and across diverse contexts (e.g., Western and Eastern contexts; early, middle and late careers; blue-, pink- and white-collar workers).

This is the first international conference sponsored by the Careers Division of AOM devoted exclusively to careers topics, broadly defined. We encourage you to submit your work and ideas, including extended abstracts (1,500 words - full paper not required), presenter symposia, and/or professional development workshops. 

For more information please check the call for submissions or visit the conference website carcon2020.


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