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2020 Biannual Psychological Contract Small Group Conference

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Crystal Lodge & Suites, Whistler Hotel

4154 Village Green

Whistler, BC V8E 1H1

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We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Bi-Annual Psychological Contract Small Group Conference, which will be held at the Crystal Lodge & Suites, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada on August 4th and 5th. The conference will hitch onto the annual Academy of Management conference Vancouver, British Columbia, scheduled on August 7th to 11th.

The conference will begin Tuesday morning, August 4th, and will end in the late afternoon on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020. Conference sessions are set to begin at 9:00AM, each day. There will be presentations of a variety of lengths and formats (See below). In addition, we are very pleased to announce that Dr. David C. Thomas will deliver a keynote address on Day 1 of the conference.

This year’s Small Group Conference will focus on “The Role of Culture, Diversity, and Diverse Work Arrangements in Psychological Contract Processes”. At the very core of psychological contract research lies the attempt to understand how individuals experience their employment and their employment relationship. However, in this age of an increasingly diverse and globalized workforce there is a need to consider cross-cultural and cross-national variation in the way employees (1) create, maintain, disrupt, and repair their psychological contract, (2) perceive breach and experience violation feelings, and (3) respond to perceptions of breach and overcome violation feelings. These cross-cultural and cross-national variations exist at numerous levels, ranging from the societal level (e.g., national culture, availability of skilled labor, laws and customs, gross domestic product, quality of the educational system) to the organizational level (e.g., company culture, recruitment and selection practice, training and development, firm specific technology and structure, socialization and onboarding practices) to the individual level (e.g., social cognition, cultural values, selective attention and encoding, storage, and retrieval biases), each with their own unique influence on how employees go through the different phases of their psychological contract (i.e., creation, maintenance, repair, and renegotiation), and develop attitudinal and behavioral reactions toward perceptions of breach and feelings of violation. Moreover, because the world of work is changing constantly, we need to better understand where, how, when, and why work is conducted. For example, by focusing on (1) more flexible work arrangements such as remote-, virtual- and tele-work, distributed or virtual teams, and the advent and use of off-site communal share- or co-work spaces, or (2) the rise of the shared economy and “gig” workers (e.g., Uber, Deliveroo, MTurk, etcetera), wherein individuals ‘contract out’ their knowledge and skills. We look forward to seeing how the psychological contract field tackles these novel research questions and its push to expand the field’s theoretical, empirical, and methodological developments.

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