From a Work(er) Point of View: Reinvigorating Management Research Through the Study of Work

  • Monteiro, P. (Panel member)
  • Greetje Frankje Corporaal (Panel member)
  • Beth Bechky (Panel member)
  • Davide Nicolini (Panel member)
  • Jennifer Rhymer (Panel member)
  • Anastasia Sergeeva (Panel member)

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


This symposium contributes to AOM’s goal of “putting the worker front and center” by explicitly adopting a work lens to advance our knowledge of contemporary issues in management scholarship. The world of work is rapidly changing in this post-pandemic phase. This includes the growing popularity of remote work and calls for more openness and transparency. Getting work done also increasingly involves digital technologies and interactions with specialists from multiple domains. Such trends pose unique challenges—including the reconfiguration of what it means to be a manager or employee. Thus, we need research that re-grounds our understanding of how work is accomplished amidst these changes in traditional and new settings. To that end, the papers in this symposium, based on in-depth fieldwork, examine how work is done in light of changing conditions in a variety of empirical contexts. For workers, the symposium provides much-needed insight into how individuals develop connections and a sense of belonging and work collaboratively in (inter-)organizational settings increasingly digitally mediated. For managers, it showcases a range of meaningful responses to contemporary workplace challenges via structural, cultural, and technological tools. Finally, the symposium offers suggestions for advancing management research by foregrounding how the study of work raises new questions on power dynamics, social ties, expert-client relations, and organizational forms.
Period8 Aug 2023
Event titleThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2023: Putting the Worker Front and Center
Event typeConference
Conference number83
OrganiserAcademy of Management
LocationBoston, United States, MassachusettsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational