Conference on Commitment

The next Conference on Commitment is tentatively planned for July 2025, to be held in Europe just prior to the Academy of Management Meetings in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Stay tuned for details.


2022 Conference Award Winners

  • Best Presentation Award

Ana Carolina de Aguiar Rodrigues, Lucas dos Santos Costa, Yvonne G. T. van Rossenberg, Leon Hupkens, & David Cross – Symposium: Exploring Methodologies for Advancing Commitment Systems Theory

  • Best Student Paper Award

Melissa Treen, Juani Swart, Stefanie Gustafsson, & Farooq Mughal – Workplace commitment and knowledge sharing: A reflexive thematic analysis

  • Most Innovative Paper Award

Howard J. Klein, Heiko Breitsohl, Marina Schefer, Tammo Straatmann, & Karsten Mueller – Assessing workplace bonds beyond commitment: Development of target neutral scales for identification, instrumental and acquiescence bonds

Thank you to all who helped make the 2022 Conference on Commitment a successes!

  • 12 papers and 4 panel sessions on the program with authors representing 10 different countries (based on institutional affiliation).
  • Attendees representing 9 different countries.

2022 Conference on Commitment

August 1-3, 2022

Cross-Level Influences and Effects

The Conference on Commitment brings together a community of scholars interested in the phenomenon of commitment to share and discuss ideas and findings relating to the study of the full range of commitments in the workplace. The purpose of the conference is to advance the literature by promoting leading-edge thinking on all aspects and forms of commitment in organizational contexts regardless of level, bases, mindsets or targets (e.g., commitment to organizations – employing or other, people, teams, occupation, goals, change efforts, decisions, values, etc.).

The conference is a mix of invited (30%) and competitively reviewed (70%) presentations. 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 any field concerned with the study of commitment are welcome to attend.

Conference Organizer: Howard J. Klein, The Ohio State University

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The 2022 Conference on Commitment was made possible with the support of the following sponsors:

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