CALL FOR PAPERS: 7th International Workshop on Insights in Organizational Justice and Behavioural Ethics
The Russian Doll of Micro and Macro Justice: Interconnected Justice Dynamics in Societies, Organizations and Teams.
Karen A. Hegtvedt and David A. Jones Toulouse School of Management, University of Toulouse 1, France
May 12-13, 2022
Marion Fortin and Caroline Manville, TSM-Research, University of Toulouse 1, France; &
Chris Bell, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
Marjo-Riitta Diehl, Aalto University School of Business, Finland
Charmi Patel, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
We invite researchers focusing on social and organizational justice to participate in the 7th International Workshop on Insights in Organizational Justice and Behavioural Ethics to be held on May 12 & 13, 2022. The site of the conference is the University of Toulouse 1, located in the heart of Toulouse, France.
The specific theme of the 7th workshop is inspired by societal level social justice developments in recent years and their implications for organizational justice. As we have witnessed societal movements such as Black Lives Matter, #metoo, and Fridays For Future, organizations, managers and employees — as well as organizational justice researchers — have also come to reconsider what is fairness and justice. These movements and the responses to them have galvanized people and societies around the world, highlighting a need to review and reflect on justice at all levels of the organization, and also upon the broader social role and responsibilities of organizations and their members as societal and global stakeholders. It is widely acknowledged now that a purely managerialist approach to organizational justice that considers fairness as another tool for profit maximisation is not sufficient, nor is the position that organizations are neutral social entities. People’s views of (and reactions to) organizational justice have changed and are still changing: justice management at any level will need to balance and integrate evolving expectations for equality, needs of different stakeholders, and equity. Furthermore, the recent pandemic has brought to the surface and exacerbated many extant inequalities in societies and workplaces, highlighting the inextricable intertwinement of social justice issues at different levels: in teams, in organizations, inside nations, and even across nations.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together a small and select group of researchers interested in the study of justice dynamics that involve both micro-level phenomena (e.g., individual and team experiences and practices) as well as macro-level features (e.g., societal or organizational norms, cultural and economic contexts etc). The workshop will emphasize high- impact scholarly inquiry into the different possible linkages between these spheres. We invite contributions with different empirical approaches (qualitative, quantitative, experimental). Theoretical papers are also welcome if they make a novel contribution that helps develop the micro-macro justice research agenda.
Possible research topics include:
- How do (changing) societal conceptions of what is fair or not shapeindividual justice decisions and reactions in the workplace (for example, how evolving legislation on public health, diversity, gender equality, protection of individual rights etc. may affect micro justice dynamics)?
- What are the organizational and managerial responsibilities and activities that can respond to societal and even global concerns over equity, status, and inclusion (for instance financial and health care inclusion associated with socio-economic class and demographic groups)?
- How do global organizations and supply chains influence and takeresponsibility for justice phenomenon? (For instance, retailers who source from suppliers and manufacturers who violate health and safety standards, or organizations whose employees in one nation receive disproportionate benefits and wages for similar work, or are disproportionately able to participate in organization decision making processes)
- What are the mechanisms that bridge micro level justice perceptions and team justice climates in organizations, with macro justice dynamics at the organizational level?
- How do macro level shocks (pandemic, economic crisis, etc.) affect organizational policies and reactions to the same? How do individual experiences of such shocks shape collective justice standards?
- How is individual justice sense making (as an observer, an actor or a recipient) influenced by social media and justice framing in official communication?
- How do digital work arrangements affect justice reasoning and justice dynamics between colleagues, employees and organizations?
Submissions and Key Dates
· 18th March 2022: Notification of acceptance/rejection of abstracts
·15th February 2022: Submission of paper title and abstract of around 500 words.
· 29th April 2022: Submission of final papers – full papers (15-20 pages) are invited, although given the nature and aims of the workshop, more developmental papers (8-10 pages) are also welcomed.
All submissions, and any other enquiries, should be done electronically and directed to Marion Fortin and Caroline Manville at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
(No!) Registration Fees
There is no fee for attending and presenting at the workshop. However, we ask all who have a paper accepted, and who intend to be present at the workshop, to formally register.