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Call for submissions for a presenter symposium on women's careers

  • 1.  Call for submissions for a presenter symposium on women's careers

    Posted 10-29-2020 03:44

    ***Apologies for any cross-posting***

    Dear Colleagues,

     On behalf of my colleagues Eleni Apospori (Greece), Bert Schreurs (Belgium), Julia Richardson (Australia), and myself (Fida Afiouni, Lebanon), I am emailing you today with regards to the 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to be held on 30 July-3 -August 2021.

    We are currently preparing a proposal for a Presenter Symposium entitled "Women's Careers in the 21st Century: New Perspectives and Insights" (refer to abstract below). With that in mind, we would like to invite you to submit a paper to this symposium. If you are interested in presenting a paper that fits within the symposium's theme, please let us know by sending an email to fa16@aub.edu.lb expressing your interest before November 20th, 2020 .

     Other deadlines to keep in mind:

    • November 13th: Initial short Abstract (250-300 words)
    • November 20th: Decision on short abstract submission
    • December 11th: Detailed Abstract submission (Two- to five-page synopsis of your paper as per AOM style)
    • December 23rd: Revised Detailed Abstract incorporating reviewer feedback
    • Symposium submission by organizers in line with AOM submission deadline
    • End of March: Notification of Acceptance of the Symposium by AOM
    • July 10th:  Paper to be emailed to fa16@aub.edu.lb to allow time for the Symposium Discussant to read before the conference.


    In this presenter symposium, we call for papers that cross disciplinary boundaries and that develop new perspectives and novel insights about women's careers in diverse organizational, professional, national or regional contexts. We are specifically interested in papers that draw on feminist and critical epistemologies and that go beyond the male/female binary to explore intersectionality based on race, class, sexual orientation, urban/rural residence, and other characteristics. We also welcome papers show casing women's career successes in different contexts and those  that reflect formal/informal career experiences, the future of work and technological advancements, as well as self-employment and entrepreneurship and whether those fields support or hinder women's career experiences and opportunities. We expect manuscripts to bring strong empirical contributions that develop and extend theory as well as more conceptual papers that integrate, critique, and expand existing theory, and/or that suggest social action and policy-making that contribute to enhancing women's career experiences and opportunities. We encourage the use of methods that are appropriate to both the research context and research questions and therefore welcome both qualitative and quantitative methods of investigation and analysis. We also welcome papers that combine different empirical methods and which explore organizational and macro levels of analysis and that compare and contrast the experiences of women and men in different career contexts. This call will be shortly followed by a call for submissions for a special issue of Career Development International on the same topic (impact factor 2.32).

    We look forward to your contribution to our symposium and potentially to our Special Issue


    Eleni, Bert, Julia, and Fida

    Fida Afiouni
    American University of Beirut
    Riad El Solh
    009611374374 x3725