2014 Conference on Commitment
November 14-16, 2014
Columbus, Ohio (USA)
About the Conference
Objectives | Location and Program Committee | Resulting Special Journal Issue
This conference brings together a community of scholars interested in the phenomenon of commitment to share and discuss ideas and findings relating to the conference theme of "Commitment in Organizational Contexts." The purpose of this conference is to advance the literature by promoting leading-edge thinking on all aspects and forms of commitment in organizational contexts regardless of bases, mindsets or targets (e.g., commitment to organizations - employing or other, people, teams, occupation, goals, change efforts, decisions, values, etc.)
The small size of the conference promotes opportunities for informal interaction and dialogue among attendees to facilitate networking, collaboration, the sharing of ideas, and in-depth discussions to explore issues of personal interest. Individuals from fields including organizational behavior, human resource management, industrial and organizational psychology, decision making, industrial relations, and related fields concerned with commitment are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!
The conference will begin Friday afternoon November 14, 2014 with networking opportunities. Conference sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, November 15th and end at noon on Sunday, November 16th. There will be a single track of presentations of a variety of lengths and formats. See the Conference Program for the complete schedule and the specific topics to be addressed. Registration is required to attend the conference events. See the page for details.
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The conference will be held at the Blackwell Inn and Conference Center in the Fisher College of Business complex at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Columbus is located centrally in the United States and has many entertainment opportunities including the arts, theater, sports, shopping, and dining in unique settings. See the page for details on lodging and transportation.
Howard J. Klein, The Ohio State University
With assistance from the program committee listed below, the Department of Management and Human Resources, and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
The program committee, consisting of the commitment scholars listed below, will select the invited presenters, review the competitive submissions, determine which conference contributors will be invited to submit manuscripts for the resulting special journal issue, and help review those submissions.
Julian Barling, Queens University
Thomas E. Becker, University of Delaware
James Bishop, New Mexico State University
Gary J. Blau, Temple University
Aaron Cohen, University of Haifa
Russell E. Johnson, Michigan State University
Howard J. Klein (Chair), The Ohio State University
John P. Meyer, University of Western Ontario
Paula C. Morrow, Iowa State University
Omar N. Solinger, VU University Amsterdam
Christian Vandenberghe, HEC Montréal
S. Arzu Wasti, Sabanci University
Inquires about the conference can be emailed to: email@example.com
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A special issue of Journal of Organizational Behavior will be developed from the best presentations and ideas from the conference. Appearing on the conference program does not ensure an authorship opportunity nor is it a prerequisite. Potential articles will be solicited by the program committee following the conference.
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