Department of Culture and Learning

Submissions of abstracts

Submissions of abstracts

We invite all interested scholars to submit paper abstracts dealing with The Dark Side of Organizational Socialization. We welcome conceptual as well as empirical work with the aim of exploring, analyzing, problematizing and critiquing perspectives such as, but not limited to:

Realizations & materializations:

How is organizational socialization constituted in, say,

  • discourses
  • communication
  • texts
  • interactions
  • practices and routines
  • structures
  • cultures and performances
  • Minds and mindsets
  • Material bodies, architectures, and objects
  • Space and time

Philosophical underpinnings:

How is organizational socialization justified as, say,

  • a function of corporate ideology, of business philosophy
  • aligned with the organization’s vision, mission and values
  • a natural outgrowth of managerialism
  • the means with which to ensure a dedicated workforce
  • the means with which to ensure a uniform organizational culture


How does organizational socialization potentially influence, say,

  • the individual organizational member’s identity formation and organizational identification
  • employee voice and participation
  • individuals’ attempts at individualization
  • newcomers’ strategies for establishing a presence in the organization
  • the relationship between co-workers
  • the work-life balance of organizational members
  • relations between organizations and their societies
  • mechanisms of unobtrusive control
  • dissensus, resistance, or micro-politics
  • competing identitities “within” the organization/ sub-cultures etc.

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should include title of paper, research topic, method, empirical data, theoretical approach, (expected) findings and references (max. 5 references).

Please ensure that your abstract is anonymized by removing all features from the text as well as from the document properties that may help identify you as the author of the text. For references to your own work in the reference list, please use ‘author’.

Presentations have a duration of 20 minutes + 10 min discussion. The conference language is English.

The conference language is English.

  • Abstract submission deadline: August 1st, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: September 1st, 2021
  • Conference fee due: October 1st, 2021

Please click on the Easy Chair Quick Guide below for instructions on submitting a panel proposal or a paper abstract.

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    Easychair quick guide

    1. Login to the conference submission page:
      a) Existing users of EasyChair may login to EasyChair using their existing “user name” and
          “password” (e.g., if you have previously submitted an abstract for another conference using
      b) New users must sign up for an EasyChair account on the EasyChair website. 
    2. When logged into EasyChair click on the ”New Submission” button in the top left corner.
    3. Please fill in the mandatory information under ”Authors” for all authors of the paper/panel (please have the following information ready before you start the submission: name, email address, institutional affiliation of all authors).
    4. Insert the title of your proposal.
    5. Special guidelines for thematic panel proposals and abstracts, respectively:

      • In the online submission form, please write the name, email address and affiliation of the person(s)
        who will chair the panel. Please make sure to tick the “corresponding author” box for at least one
      • Paste your proposal text into the online form (max. 600 words).

      • In the online submission form, please write the name, email address and affiliation of all authors.
        Please make sure to tick the “corresponding author” box for at least one author (only corresponding
        authors will receive notifications from the system). 
      • Please select the speaker. In case of more than one presenter, please write the additional name(s) in
        the “Comments” box. 
      • Paste your proposal text into the online form (max. 300 words including references). 
    6. Add ”Keywords” (minimum three keywords on separate lines). 
    7. Click on the ”Submit” button
      (you can revise the abstract and author information etc. until the submission deadline).

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