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Community Experiences in Organizations: Call for Abstracts

  • 1.  Community Experiences in Organizations: Call for Abstracts

    Posted 09-19-2019 08:25

    Good Morning Everyone,

    Please consider submitting an abstract to our panel at IRSPM in FINLAND!

    24th Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) taking place 22–24 April 2020 at the Tampere University (TAU), Tampere, Finland.

    Call for Abstracts for a Panel on:

    Community experiences in organizations

    Panel Chairs:
    Neil Boyd, Professor of Management, Bucknell University

    Branda Nowell, Professor of Public & International Affairs, North Carolina State University


    Corresponding Chair:
    Neil Boyd,

    This panel will explore the latest research on Community Experiences (sense of community-SOC; sense of community responsibility-SOCR) and related public management concepts. SOC & SOCR have respectively been shown to predict employee psychological well-being and behavioral action in a variety of organizations. In addition, SOCR recently entered the field of public management as a related, yet distinct, construct to a Public Service Motivation, and other "other-regarding" constructs like altruism, and prosocial motivation, as measures which attempt to predict psychological and behavioral outcomes of employees in organizations. This has led to conversations in public management around how to integrate these constructs across multiple academic disciplines.

    We invite abstracts of 500 words or less for papers that explore sense of community, sense of community responsibility, and other community constructs within organizational contexts. We expect to hold one session of 3-4 papers, but depending on the number of submissions, we may be able to add additional sessions.

    To submit an abstract please visit login and follow the instructions. Abstract submission is now open and the deadline is November 8, 2019. Authors will be notified of the outcome by December 6, 2019.


    Any queries about submissions should be directed to Neil Boyd at

    Neil Boyd
    Professor of Management
    Freeman College of Management
    Bucknell University
    Lewisburg PA 17837
    (717) 512-3870