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Announcing WAM 2023: 
Reno, Nevada

WAM 2023 Conference Theme:
Persistence: A Road to Success

Submission deadline: October 31, 2022, 11pm PST
Program Chair: Lori Peterson, University of Tulsa
(Contact her via email)

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2022 WAM Conference Tracks

The Professorship

  • Being a professor (e.g., health, stress, personal improvement)

  • The profession (e.g., future directions, university governance)

  • Teaching/pedagogy/learning
     

Leaders

  • Attributes (e.g., ethical/moral, honest, humble)

  • Power (e.g., decision making, discrimination)

  • Self-reflection

  • Conduct (e.g., leadership style, behavior, narcissism)
     

The Workplace

  • Processes (e.g., recruitment, appraisals, selection)

  • Forms (e.g., free-lance, job-crafting)

  • Space (e.g., physical, virtual)

  • Routines

  • Culture

  • Mission, values
     

The Firm

  • Success/failure

  • Change

  • Entrance/exit

  • Governance

  • Reputation/status

  • Strategy

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Environment/context

  • Interface between organization and society (e.g., CSR, social entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability)

  • Competition

  • Institutions

  • Communities (e.g., underserved, demographics)

  • Industry context (e.g., cleantech, health care)

  • Uncertainty/ambiguity
     

​Communication

  • Narratives/storytelling

  • Sensegiving/sensemaking

  • Critical thinking

  • Conflict/conflict management
     

People

  • Worldview (e.g., beliefs, identity, diversity, deviance, moral disengagement)

  • Capabilities (e.g., kindness, proactivity, political skill, stigma)

  • Behaviors (e.g., helping, OCB)

  • Spirit (e.g., meaning, calling, humor, grief)

  • Cognition

  • Emotions/emotional intelligence

  • Decision making
     

Relationships/connections

  • Networks

  • Teamwork

  • Cooperation

  • Mentoring
     

Innovation & technology – conference theme

  • Crisis-inspired innovation

  • Technology obsession (e.g., AI, robotization)

  • Shocking/uncertain (e.g., emergencies, disasters, crises, high-reliability)

  • Pedagogical innovations/use of technology in the classroom