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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 295 | Submission: 17045 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, MOC, GDO)
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 5 2017 9:45AM - 11:15AM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Marquis M202
Research on Stigmatization Continued: Antecedents, Identities, Processes and Consequences
Research on Stigmatization

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Organizer: Karen Diane Walker Patterson, U. of New Mexico
Organizer: Evelyn Rita Micelotta, U. of New Mexico
Organizer: Wesley Helms, Brock U.
Facilitator: Tina Dacin, Queen's U.
Facilitator: Cynthia E. Devers, Texas A&M U., College Station
Speaker: Bryant A. Hudson, IÉSEG School of Management
Facilitator: Yuri Mishina, Imperial College London
Facilitator: Jo-Ellen Pozner, Santa Clara U.
Facilitator: Thomas J. Roulet, King's College London
Facilitator: Marvin Washington, U. of Alberta
This Professional Development Workshop (PDW) is aimed at continuing and extending the very successful PDW at the Academy of Management meeting in 2016, titled “Research on Stigmatization: Understanding Stigma across Audiences, Categories and Levels” (AoM 2016 PDW #14117). The previous PDW was limited to forty registrants but had an additional twelve people on the waitlist and another twenty-four people show up at the session to learn from the discussion provided by our expert facilitators and participants. At the conclusion of the PDW, we were asked by several participants to provide an additional PDW the following year. Therefore, we have attempted to provide a new iteration on the topic of stigma that extends the discussions we started last year and draws on some of the more theoretically and methodologically interesting discussion points gleaned from the previous session. The processes, categories, causes and consequences of stigma have received significant attention in recent literature and our previous PDW focused on four particular areas of stigma research: (1) Origins and audience assignments of stigma; (2) Stigma management: Ownership, contradiction, compromise, (3) Reconceptualizing outcomes: Labels, categories and discourse, (4) Capturing stigma and accessing stigmatized populations. As a continuation of our previous session, we would like to try and promote consistent research, both theoretically and methodologically, on stigma research while further exploring the role that stigma plays in influencing and even defining identities, organizations, professions and fields. We seek to explain how the existing research has informed our current understanding of stigma within the field of management and identify opportunities for future research. The PDW consists of three components: (1) a presentation of the literature that contributes to our understanding of current trends and contributions to stigma research across levels, including a keynote address by Bryant Hudson, (2) thematic round tables, each with at least one well-known scholar that will address broad issues presented in the abstracts submitting by pre-registered participants, where scholars will help to identify problems and potential contributions in the proposed research, and (3) a question and answer session focusing on the most prominent areas of research, both theoretically and methodologically, that emerge during the round table discussion, including where theories diverge, contradict, or provide the most promise for collaboration and future directions. Participants will be asked to pre-register for the PDW and will be asked to provide a short (1-2 page) abstract of a research project that they would like to discuss during the session. Each round table will last 60 minutes and a maximum of 10 participants per table will be allowed.
Pre-registration is required for this session. Please contact the workshop organizer at to obtain the approval code. To register online, please visit The deadline to register online is August 5, 2017.
Search Terms: stigma | organizational theory | identity
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