OCIS – Call for Reviewers for 2009 Annual Meeting

The Organizational Communication and Information Systems

(OCIS) Division needs your help to build another outstanding program of scholarly activities for the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Chicago.  The OCIS Division typically attracts 200+ submissions (and this year we expect more), and reviewers play a critical role in transforming these submissions into the high quality program that OCIS offers. 

We need reviewers across a wide range of topics and methods related to communications, management, and information technology.  We need you.


As a reviewer you will be asked to review up to three submissions by February 13, 2009 (Review Deadline).

Papers will be distributed as they arrive and all paper assignments will be made by January 23, 2009.


* If you have already signed up to review for the 2009 meeting, THANK YOU!.

* If you have reviewed in the past, you will need to re-sign up to be able to review for the 2009 Annual Meeting.

* If you can help out in 2009, please signup to review for OCIS at the Academy of Management Reviewing System (it’s easy and won’t take more than 5 minutes).

1. Go to http://review.aomonline.org/;

2. Click the ‘Sign Up Now’ button;

3. Create a short profile indicating your areas of expertise and your willingness to review for OCIS


Please pass this message on to colleagues and/or PhD students who you think would be interested in and willing to review for OCIS. 

(Being an OCIS reviewer is a great opportunity to learn about the work that is submitted to and presented at OCIS and the Academy of Management meeting.)


Thank you for your willingness to help,


Brian Butler

OCIS 2009 Program Chair

Katz Graduate School of Business

University of Pittsburgh

E-mail: ocis2009@katz.pitt.edu



OCIS Call for Papers for AOM 2009 Annual Meeting




Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS)


2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting
August 7-11, 2009 – Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A 




Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2009 at 5:00 PM EST

Review Deadline: February 13, 2009

Status Notification: April 10, 2009


Program Chair:

Brian Butler, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh



Submission Website: http://submissions.aomonline.org/2009/


Information about the New Meeting Design: http://meeting.aomonline.org/2009/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32:newschedule&catid=13:submission


What to Submit:

OCIS invites the submission of innovative empirical or conceptual papers and symposia on all themes of interest to the Academy that touch on organizational communications and/or information systems.  Topics that are specifically oriented to the 2009 all-Academy theme of “Green Management Matters” are especially encouraged.  This year’s theme encourages reflection on the role that communication and information technology plays in shaping the way individuals, organizations, and society interact with the environment. 


OCIS focuses on the study of behavioral, economic, and social aspects of communication and information systems within and among organizations or institutions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


·         Interpersonal communication;

·         Verbal, nonverbal, and electronic communication;

·         Vertical, horizontal and diagonal communication;

·         Inter-group and intra-group communication;

·         Communication networks;

·         Applications of information technology in business and society;

·         Organizational adoption of communication and information technology;

·         Communication and information strategy and policy;

·         Communication and organizational culture;

·         Communication and information research methodology;

·         Managing information technology services;

·         Virtual teams, virtual work, and virtual organizations;

·         The management of information systems professionals;

·         E-communications; information systems development;

·         Managing IT-related organizational change;

·         E-business, e-commerce, and e-markets;

·         Electronic value systems, value chains, and value webs;

·         Privacy and ethics;

·         Knowledge work, knowledge workers, and knowledge networks;

·         IT infrastructure; governance of IT services;

·         Organizational networks.


Submission Guidelines:

The entire paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document using one of the following formats: Portable Document Format (.PDF), Microsoft Word 2003 or later (.DOC) , and Rich Text Format (.RTF) and should not exceed 40 pages. The format for tables and figures, references, and appendices should follow the Academy of Management Journal’s Style Guide.  Additional information is available at the meeting website, http://meeting.aomonline.org/2009/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=91&Itemid=86 .


For more information, please contact:

Brian Butler

OCIS Program Chair

Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

University of Pittsburgh





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