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Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Management

  • 1.  Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Management

    Posted 07-28-2020 13:12

    Call for Papers – Special Issue of Journal of Management 

    Invisible Inequalities:
    Exploring Hidden Differences Among Individuals in the Workplace

    Evidence suggests that, despite declining rates of poverty, socioeconomic inequalities are rising. In recent years, organizational scholarship on social inequality has grown considerably. Scholars working in this field have developed important insights that are focused largely on "visible inequalities," meaning inequalities driven by apparent and noticeable attributes of individuals and groups. Much scholarship and practice has focused on understanding these inequalities (and alleviating them through diversity and inclusion interventions and practices.

    Further inequalities can also arise from invisible attributes. Some suggest that "invisible inequalities" are driven by "a system that maintains advantage and disadvantage based on social group memberships." Examples include caste, class, culture, geographic origin, economic status, religion, sexual preference or orientation, neurological conditions, or other attributes that could affect social group memberships.

    Examining invisible inequalities is important because their functioning in organizations can be difficult to discern and address. This special issue seeks to engage with scholars across a range of communities with a shared interest in advancing organizational research on inequality, including human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational theory, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, strategic management, business ethics, operations and supply chain management, and international business.

    We encourage submission of insightful and novel conceptual and empirical work (using a variety of methods – qualitative, quantitative, or mixed) that can help shape the way we understand invisible inequalities in organizations. Submissions should make a significant contribution to advancing scholarly understanding about invisible inequalities in organizations.

    Special Issue Editors
    Hari Bapuji, University of Melbourne
    Gokhan Ertug, Singapore Management University*
    Jason D. Shaw, Nanyang Technological University
    Vivek Soundararajan, University of Bath

    *Corresponding Editor

    Timeline
    August 1, 2020: Call for Papers Announced
    August 1, 2021: Deadline for submission of papers
    December 1, 2021: First round of editorial decisions (with reviews)
    April 1, 2022: Resubmission deadline
    July 1, 2022: Second round of editorial decisions
    October 1, 2022: Final resubmission
    December 31, 2022: Final decision

    Papers should be submitted to the Journal of Management online 
     (please be sure to select "Special Issue" as the submission type)
    All papers must be received by midnight EST on
    August 1, 2021. 



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    Stephany Below
    Southern Management Association
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