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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 28 | Submission: 14738 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, MOC, GDO)
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 10 2018 8:00AM - 9:30AM at Marriott Chicago Downtown - Magnificent Mile in McHenry
Tackling the Challenges of Stigmatization Research: Addressing Our Theoretical and Empirical Issues
Challenges of Stigma Research

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Organizer: Karen Diane Walker Patterson, U. of New Mexico
Organizer: Evelyn Rita Micelotta, U. of New Mexico
Organizer: Christian E. Hampel, Imperial College Business School
Facilitator: Tina Dacin, Queen's U.
Facilitator: Cynthia E. Devers, Texas A&M U., College Station
Facilitator: Wesley Helms, Brock U.
Facilitator: Bryant A. Hudson, IÉSEG School of Management
Facilitator: Yuri Mishina, Imperial College London
Facilitator: Thomas J. Roulet, U. of Cambridge
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” and the PDW at the 2017 Academy of Management meeting titled “Research on Stigmatization Continued: Antecedents, Identities, Processes and Consequences” (AoM 2017 PDW #17045). The 2017 PDW was limited to forty registrants but had a significant waitlist. In addition to registered participants, more than twenty people showed up at the session to observe and learn from the discussion provided by our expert facilitators and participants. At the conclusion of the PDW and our OMT Drinks event last year, several participants asked the organizers for the opportunity to attend a similar PDW the following year. Therefore, we propose a new iteration on the topic of stigma for the 2018 Academy of Management Conference that extends the discussions we started over the last two years and draws on several theoretically and methodologically interesting discussion points gleaned from the previous sessions. Our PDW also connects with other events on the topic of stigma organized by our colleagues at the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference. Stigma has received increased attention in recent literature. Building on our previous PDWs, we aim to promote consistent research on stigma, both theoretically and methodologically, and identify research opportunities for future research. In particular, we hope to contribute to a better understanding of stigma’s role in influencing and even defining identities, organizations, professions and fields. The PDW consists of three components: (1) a brief introduction that defines the topic and provides an overview of recent work on it, (2) thematic round tables, each facilitated by two well-known scholars. The number of participants allocated to each round table will be reduced in comparison to the past two years as we have experienced significant time constraints. Additionally, the round tables will focus upon “challenges” that researchers are experiencing in positioning, conceptualizing, and publishing their work to focus the discussion. Participants will be asked to pre- register for the PDW. Pre-registered participants will submit a short (1-2 page) document with an abstract of a research project and a challenge statement that outlines which issue they would like to discuss in the round table session. Each round table will last 40 minutes and a maximum of 6 participants per table will be allowed. Finally, there will be (3) a panel where three prominent “experts” on the topic – Tina Dacin, Cindy Devers and Bryant Hudson –will focus on gaps, questions, and phenomena they view to be most in need of addressing. After sharing their high-level views, they will answer questions about these issues in a Q&A format.
Pre-registration is required for this session. To register online, please visit Please contact the workshop organizer to obtain the approval code. The deadline to register online is August 3, 2018.
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