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Call for submissions - Symposium on Women in the Gig Work Economy at AoM 2024

  • 1.  Call for submissions - Symposium on Women in the Gig Work Economy at AoM 2024

    Posted 10-23-2023 11:35

    Dear colleagues,

    Soljee Susie Lee and I are co-organizing a presenter symposium entitled « Women in the Gig Work Economy » (see abstract below) for the 84th annual meeting of the Academy of Management to be held in Chicago on 9-13 August 2024.

    We invite you to submit your short abstracts to cam.desjardins@outlook.fr by November 15th if you are interested in taking part in this symposium.

    Here-below are some deadlines to keep in mind:

    Short abstract submission deadline: November 15th

    Decision on short abstract submission: End of November

    Detailed abstract submission: December 10th

    Revised detailed abstract submission following reviewers' feedback: December 22nd

    Symposium submission to AoM: January 9th 

    Symposium abstract

    In the present symposium, we call for research on women's work and career experiences in the gig work economy. Over the years, we have witnessed a sharp rise in the number of gig workers around the world and this trend is set to continue. While much research on the topic has been conducted among men (e.g., in the ride-hailing and delivery industries), there is evidence that women are increasingly turning to this new form of work (MBO Partners, 2022). However, as of today little is known about women's experiences of gig work. In this symposium, we invite contributions that would help paint a fuller picture of the gig work economy by also including how female gig-workers journey through this type of careers. We are particularly interested in papers that address the motivation and decisions of female gig-workers. Sample topics might include exploring women's decision to enter the gig work economy, motivation to continue/quit this career, and perceptions and decisions shaping their careers. Other topics of research not mentioned in this abstract but that are related to women's work and career experiences in the gig work economy are also welcome. Both manuscripts making important empirical contributions to the field or conceptual papers that expand or challenge existing theories or develop new theories on the topic are encouraged to apply.


    We look forward to receiving your contributions to our symposium.

    All the best,

    Camille and Susie

    Camille Desjardins
    Renmin University of China
    Suzhou, Jiangsu, CHINA