2015 Most Influential Article Award

Congratulations to Lei Lai (center) and co-authors Hannah Riley Bowles & Linda Babcock! Also pictured are presenters Tom Tripp (left) & Keith Murnighan (right).

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2015 Best Theoretical or Empirical Paper Award

Congratulations to Lisa Kwan (right)! Also pictured is Matt Cronin (left), presenter & 2015 CM division program chair.

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2015 Best Paper: Conflict in Context Award

Congratulations to Francois Grima (shown here) and co-author Lionel Prud’homme!

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2015 Best Paper: New Directions Award

Congratulations to Jeff Loewenstein (left) & Hyeran Choi (right)! Also pictured is Matt Cronin (center), presenter & 2015 CM division program chair.

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2015 Best Student Paper Award

Congratulations to Michael Schaerer (right)! Also pictured is Matt Cronin (left), presenter & 2015 CM division program chair.

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Why Join CM?

Read testimonials from current CM members on why YOU should join the CM division!

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DRRC Research Residency Program

Opportunities for establishing new collaborations as a research resident or a research host are available via a new Research Residency program funded by the Dispute Resolution Research Center at Northwestern University.

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Call for Papers: Journal of Trust Research

The Journal of Trust Research has announced a Call for Papers for a special issue on Trust in Negotiations and Repeated Bargaining.

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Mara Olekalns 2016 Conflict Management Division Chair, Melbourne Business School

Mara Olekalns
2016 Conflict Management Division Chair
Melbourne Business School

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Conflict Management Division! CMD is dedicated to understanding how better to resolve conflicts of interest between individuals, groups, and broader communities. Our research is unified by the recognition that reconciling different and conflicting interests is an everyday event, and that the ability to do so constructively influences the quality of our interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Our mission to better understand conflict management has a far reach. We draw on topics as diverse as team and group dynamics, power and influence, communication, trust, emotions, justice and fairness, culture, and individual characteristics. Click here to see our domain statement.

Do we sound like your kind of people? Click here to join CMD!

What’s happening in 2016?

This year it’s our turn to undertake a 5-year review. The review gives you an opportunity to tell us about the strengths of the Division, and where we could improve our service to CMD members. Please take the time to respond to the survey when you receive it in October 2015. It is your opportunity to shape the Division’s activities for the next 5 years. Expect to hear the outcomes and our plan for the next 5 years at the 2016 CM Business Meeting.

Recap of 2015.

Mara Olekalns and Michael Gross

2015 CMD Chair Michael Gross (right) passing the gavel to 2016 CMD Chair Mara Olekalns

The presidential gavel passed from Michael Gross to me. Thank you Michael for your dedicated service to the Division!

We also thank Nate Pettit and Lisa Leslie for enthusiastically serving a 2-year term as Representatives-at-Large, and welcome Ann-Sophie De Pauw and Stephen Garcia as newly elected Representatives-at-Large. Click here to learn more about the CMD leadership team.

We recognized the most influential paper published for 2007-2010. Click here for more details.

We also recognized outstanding submissions to this year’s AOM Meeting in Vancouver. Click here for a list of Award recipients.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who reviewed for the Division. We appreciate your support, and your willingness to commit your time to helping us develop the best possible program for CMD members. Thank you!

I look forward to seeing you at our 2016 meeting in Anaheim!

Mara Olekalns
Conflict Management Division Chair

Recently Published Papers



  • Coming soon: information and photos from CM Division events at the 2015 AOM Annual Meeting in Vancouver!
  • About the Annual Meeting August 7th – 11th Vancouver, BC

Journal of Trust Research

The Journal of Trust Research has announced a Call for Papers for a special issue on trust in negotiations and repeated bargaining. (Deadline: February 15, 2016)

Dispute Resolution Research Center (DRRC)
The Dispute Resolution Research Center (DRRC) has announced a new Research Residency Program to help scholars who study conflict, negotiation, or dispute resolution start new collaborations. Participants can apply as a research resident or a research host.

2015 CM Division Award Winning Papers

Five outstanding papers were honored by the Conflict Management Division at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Vancouver. Most Influential Article Award (for article published between 2007-2010) The 2015 winners are Hannah Riley Bowles (Harvard), Linda... read more