Submission Information

Submissions have closed for the 2022 Conference

The conference will be a mix of invited (30%) and peer reviewed (70%) presentations. Individuals interested in participating on the conference program need to submit an abstract for consideration. Proposals may be for a single paper presentation but other formats (e.g., debates, panel discussions, round table discussions, symposia of related papers) are welcome and encouraged.

Submissions may address any aspect of commitment in organizational contexts, at any level of analysis, with a preference given to papers that (a) advance the commitment literature by providing new insights, perspectives, or methodologies and/or (b) address the conference theme – Cross-Level Influences and Effects (i.e., the influence of macro factors such as HR policies, organizational strategy, culture, politics, national culture, etc. on commitments and the effects of work commitments on macro outcomes such as team, organizational, societal outcomes). Other desired submissions include, but are not limited to, those that (a) examine the conflicts and interplay among commitments to multiple targets, (b) explore temporal issues in the development, maintenance, and loss of commitment, (c) help differentiate commitment from related psychological states and other types of workplace bonds, or (d) examine new or under-researched commitment targets.

Submissions must reflect original work that has not been previously presented or published or accepted for presentation or publication at the time of submission. The same paper should not be submitted to both the Conference on Commitment and the Academy of Management meetings. The submission of an abstract indicates agreement by all listed presenters to attend the conference should the submission be accepted.

Submissions will open on December 6, 2021 with a deadline for receipt of submissions of February 4, 2022. The program committee will evaluate the submitted abstracts on a competitive basis. Submitters will be notified of program decisions by the end of March, 2022.

Each submission should contain the following:

  • A cover page containing the names and contact information (including email) for all presenters, the format of the proposed presentation (paper, symposium, panel discussion, debate, etc.), and the requested amount of time for the presentation or session. If a student is the first or sole author of the paper, indicate this on the cover page to be considered for the best student paper award.
  • A three-page (maximum) description of the proposed presentation. Abstracts should be double-spaced with 1” margins and use 12 pt Times New Roman or similar size font. The cover page, references, and figures/tables do not count toward the 3 page limit.

Please submit proposals electronically to the conference organizer, Howard J. Klein, at by February 4, 2022. Contact Howard if you do not receive a receipt of submission confirmation email with in 3 days of sending your submission.

If you have any questions, please contact Howard at the above email address.